Water for Life, Inc.

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Water for Life, Inc ("WFL") is a non-profit organization that ministers in the country of Haiti. The organization endeavors to demonstrate the love of God to the people of Haiti by drilling and maintaining water wells, by drilling and maintaining several irrigation wells, by supporting the Passe Bois D'Ormes School through our mobile medical clinics, and by carrying out other special projects.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Water for Life, Inc.
P. O. Box 456
Kalona, IA 52247-2247

Website: www.wflhaiti.com

Phone: (319) 656-5433

Email: wflhaiti@yahoo.com

Organization details

EIN: 421203881

CEO/President: Mr. Leon Miller


Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Willis Miller

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Vision: To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by loving, helping one another without discrimination and improving the quality of life through a democratic, honest and transparent governance.

Mission statement

Water For Life's mission is to provide clean drinking water, irrigation for farming opportunities, education and other means of assistance to the Haitian people in order to keep their bodies clean and free from diseases, raise healthy, happy children, and restore dignity and meaning to impoverished lives.

Statement of faith

Water For Life Statement of Faith

  1. The Word of God
    We believe that the Bible is the verbal, plenary word of God; fully inspired and without error, as to fact as well as purpose, in the original manuscripts, written under inspiration of the Holy Spirit; and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (II Tim 3:16) We believe that the Word of God has been preserved in its message, and that the translations we have today communicate the message God would have us receive and teach.

  2. Trinity
    We believe that there is one living and true God eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct, but harmonious, offices in the work of Creation, Providence and Redemption:

    1. God The Father
      We believe in God the Father-and infinite, personal spirit who is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that he concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that he hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and death all who come to him through Jesus Christ.

    2. Jesus Christ
      We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles and His teachings. We believe in His substitutionary, expiating death for the sins of all people; bodily resurrection for empowering of the new life of all who believe; ascension into Heaven; perpetual intercession for His people; and personal, visible return for His church. We believe that He was truly God and perfectly human.

    3. Holy Spirit
      We believe in the Holy Spirit who came from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, teach, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ. His fullness is known as we ask for the continual filling of the Spirit, walk in obedience to, and fellowship closely with the Father. We believe He is God.

  3. Regeneration
    We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice, and are therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that they become a new creation in Christ Jesus, but that the flesh is not eradicated.

  4. The Church
    We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church: a company of born-again believers in Jesus Christ; baptized on a credible profession of faith; and associated for worship, work, and fellowship.

    We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost world. We believe that God has commanded us to teach and disciple believers, and to gather them into local churches where they may be built up in the faith, and made effective for service.

  5. Satan
    We believe in the personality of Satan. We believe that Satan is a liar and a destroyer, directly opposed to the work of Jesus Christ. We believe we have power over Satan through prayer, by the word of our testimony, and by the blood of the Lamb. We believe the God, in His infinite power, can bind the adversary, enabling us to do the work we have been called to do.

  6. Christian Conduct
    We believe that a Christian should live to the glory of God and the well-being of his possessions; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; and that he should seek to realize, for himself and others, the full stature of maturity in Christ.

  7. The Last Things
    We believe in the visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ with the angels; the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

  8. Spiritual Gifts
    We believe that God has given spiritual gifts to all believers; and that the gifts of the Spirit are available and operable during the age of grace. We believe we are to use the gifts for the purpose of glorifying the Father, and for edifying and unifying the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating853 of 99966 of 82
Fund acquisition rating535 of 100146 of 82
Resource allocation rating656 of 100150 of 82
Asset utilization rating986 of 99980 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$297,127$253,346$469,464$578,014$412,815
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$454,111$1,182,318$1,261,890$1,440,234$1,310,500
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,681,022$2,745,125$2,304,007$2,278,311$2,455,807
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,681,022$2,745,125$2,304,007$2,278,311$2,455,807
Total assets$4,135,133$3,927,443$3,565,897$3,718,545$3,766,307
Payables and accrued expenses$73,371$19,869$10,109$11,357$14,377
Other current liabilities$26,718$45,714$43,290$113,905$149,436
Total current liabilities$100,089$65,583$53,399$125,262$163,813
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,520$1,819$0$1,297$1,130
Total long-term liabilities$1,520$1,819$0$1,297$1,130
Total liabilities$101,609$67,402$53,399$126,559$164,943
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,032,965$3,080,443$3,397,241$3,399,735$3,592,336
With donor restrictions$559$779,598$115,257$192,251$9,028
Net assets$4,033,524$3,860,041$3,512,498$3,591,986$3,601,364
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,262,561$1,697,876$1,087,435$1,375,103$1,119,740
Program service revenue$53,817$132,428$117,560$148,581$141,444
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($5,190)($16,134)$1,679$6,440($984)
Other revenue$58,701$128,862$357,878$278,639$483,123
Total other revenue$107,328$245,156$477,117$433,660$623,583
Total revenue$1,369,889$1,943,032$1,564,552$1,808,763$1,743,323
Program services$990,615$1,399,873$1,498,000$1,663,936$1,325,214
Management and general$117,772$126,315$79,329$100,737$74,049
Total expenses$1,196,406$1,595,489$1,644,040$1,818,141$1,462,264
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$173,483$347,543($79,488)($9,378)$281,059
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$173,483$347,543($79,488)($9,378)$281,059


LEON L MillerChief Executive Officer$72,976
Raphael Edy GehyAt large$58,735
Leonard HochstedlerCFO$25,400

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/11/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Water for Life was founded in 1983 by Willis Miller. Mr. Miller had been drilling wells in Haiti since 1972 when he first felt called to provide clean, safe water for the Haitian people. 1989, Water for Life began to fund and operate a small school that went through 6th grade. In 2013, WFL began to do mobile medical clinics, reaching out to rural communities where healthcare is absent or only very basic.

Program accomplishments

The Divine Help School has been operating since 1989. God has blessed us with a very nice facility for rural Haiti. For many years our school went through 6th grade only, but we have been adding a new grade from time to time for the past several years.

God has been blessing Water For Life's well drilling project over the years; we have drilled over 1,800 working wells, providing clean water to over 630,000 people and over 90,000 livestock.