It all started when…
In 2006 Pastor Larry Roth, our founder, was returning home from ministering at a leadership conference in Ethiopia. On the flight, God clearly told him to reach one million children in Sub-Saharan Africa with clean water and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through much prayer, and waiting on the Father’s leading, OneMillionChildren was launched.
Pastor Roth identified the need for OMC to focus on 2 areas; children’s physical needs and their spiritual needs. Through teaching the Word of God, many children are reaching their God-given potential.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 500 children die every day from diarrheal diseases. Most of these lives could be saved by providing clean drinking water. OMC’s team repairs wells in very remote areas, allowing thousands of children access to clean water and happy, healthy lives.
“When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I the Lord will answer them…everyone will see this miracle and understand that it is the Lord, the Holy one of Israel, who did it.” (Isaiah 41:17, 20)