Dr. Paul Williams is an amazing, unusual medical doctor. He is like an emergency room doctor, only the world is his emergency room. He goes to where there is crisis and does what is needed to alleviate suffering. He represents the Jim Bakker Show and Morningside Church many, many times like in Haiti and in the Philippines. “I love having somebody out there I trust when we’re sending money or we’re sending food, or when we send water bottles for purification,” said Pastor Jim Bakker.
Dr. Williams was on the scene in the Philippines after the catastrophic typhoon Haiyan in November of 2013. He stated, “hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and 7,000 people died…” All of the electricity was down, and without electricity, nothing works including water pumps.
Dr. Williams turned to the Jim Bakker Show for help.
He needed pumps for water, but they couldn’t be electrical pumps. They had to be operable without electricity. So, the Jim Bakker Show and Morningside Church provided Dr. Williams with the non-electric Divvy unit, which provides about 2,500 gallons of fresh, safe water per day and works by manual pumping.
The Divvy water pump unit was provided to Dr. Williams from a portion of the funds supplied by the friends and partners of the Jim Bakker Show and Morningside Church when they ordered their own water purification products. “Some people don’t understand what happens when the wells go dry,” said Pastor Jim during a recent show taping with Dr. Williams.
“The eye of the storm actually went over this particular island, and so all their water sources were contaminated. They had to buy water and it was costing them several dollars per gallon. With this particular Divvy unit, the cost was down to about 2 cents per gallon for the people. So they were able to afford the water and have safe water to drink,” said Dr. Williams.
A message from a local missionary, Glenn Garrison, stated that hundreds of people daily are being serviced with this one pump.
Dr. Williams is out there in the crises representing the Lord Jesus, and he is also representing the Jim Bakker Show and Morningside Chruch and all of our partners and friends. He was on the scene down in Haiti with Seychelle water bottles sent to him from the Jim Bakker Show family.
During the show taping, Dr. Williams told of another situation in the Philippines where there is a dire need of a water pump. Little children are actually dipping water from a spring near a garbage dump to drink, which is their only water source. This horrendous situation actually caused Dr. Williams to physically break down crying.
Pastor Jim immediately answered the need and directed the ministry to release funds for another Divvy unit to be sent to this particular region. “Dr. Williams has been there, he is overseeing it, and he is working with missionaries,” Pastor Jim said.
Dr. Williams also noted that the Jim Bakker Show had answered the need for food supplies in these crisis situations as well. Over 40,000 servings of emergency food were sent to the Philippines during the typhoon. Frank Davis of Food for Health matched that amount and sent another 40,000 packets!
“I’m committed to what you do. When you see it, you’re our eyes out there,” Pastor Jim said to Dr. Williams.
“I felt like I was walking in the divine purposes of God,” said Dr. Williams about his trip to the Philippines.
The Jim Bakker Show and Morningside Church, along with our friends and partners, feel that way too.
Matthew 25:34,35,40 NIV
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
For every Extreme Sport Water Bottle ordered through the Jim Bakker Show, a portion goes to help Dr. Williams in his endeavors to help suffering people world-wide.