One of the objectives of Living Water
Community is to be a missionary community. We have responded to God's
invitation to "launch out into the deep" and to allow the river of
living water to flow, for "...wherever the river goes it brings health,
and life teems wherever the river flows." (Ezekiel 47:10).
In 1988 the Bishop of the Netherlands
Antilles asked the Community to send a team to Saba, St Eustatius and St
Martin to teach the Catholic faith in the schools and to generally help
strengthen the Church. Since then, members of the 'household';
community have been located in Saba and the people have responded warmly to
them. They now have a committed and growing Covenanted Community.
From 1992-1994 missionary teams were also
sent to Russia where they set up soup kitchens, visited the sick, taught in
the schools and evangelized on the streets.
After Hurricane Ivan devastated Grenada,
we sent a missionary team to respond to the crisis, ministering to both the
physical needs and spiritual desperation of the people.
In 2003, the water continued to flow
through the Caribbean Sea to the island of Barbados. The Community has
begun a full-time mission there as well as a Covenant Community.
Through the donation of land from a generous benefactor, a pastoral centre
will soon be established.
Early in 2005, the waves of the Spirit
moved a gentle mission into Union Island in the Grenadines. Here,
there is a desperate need for catechists to facilitate instruction in the
faith. During Lent a 'Fire Rally' was held to light the hearts of the
In February 2009, Household members
Monique Rostant and Elizabeth King went to St Lucia on mission where they
minister to the poor and underprivileged in the Soufriere area. Later
in the year they were joined by Roger and Lisa Anton.