The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped construct two wells in the Monsefú district of the province of Chiclayo, Peru, which will provide drinking water to rural communities.
The water wells each include a cabin, submersible pump, elevated tank and house connections. One was inaugurated on August 19 in the area of Villa Gonzales. The other was unveiled Aug. 20 in the Rama Guzmán area, according to the Church’s newsroom in Peru.
Previously, residents of each sector had to bring water to their homes for use. The collaboration between the Church and the authorities of Monsefú will provide clean water to families in their homes, eliminating the need to travel far or draw water from potentially dangerous sources.
During the meetings, the mayor of Monsefú, Manuel Pisfil, praised the work of the Church and expressed his gratitude for the project which will benefit the community. And Father Santiago Gonzales Gamonal, Catholic priest of the parish of Monsefú, read Matthew 22: 36-39 with the second great commandment: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”.
Jesús Llontop Reyes, representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told those present that it is a blessing to have the opportunity to help improve the quality of life in the community. He said, “When we serve others, we serve God,” paraphrasing Mosiah 2:17.
He also unveiled a commemorative plaque at the location of each well with the help of a villager.
The Municipality of Monsefú and the Church continue to coordinate other projects with the aim of providing water to areas of the district that need it most.