I grew up in church. I do not remember ever hearing the Gospel. It was in college that I was asked what the Cross of Jesus meant to me. I did not know. I studied the Bible and realized He loved me and died for my sins. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour on September 21, 1974. I was baptized shortly after in the university swimming pool. I am now a member of and sent out of Marion Avenue Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Joseph Brown.
Farming was my god, but I followed Christ’s calling to enter public water treatment for three decades, starting in 1980 till 2010. He placed on my heart the need to invent and distribute a water-treatment system in 2004. I believe these Scriptures for my ministry: Matthew 25:35 and John 4. I serve Jesus in each thirsty person and witness to offer living water. I am in my second decade of this ministry. God has let me manufacture 5,000 systems and distribute them in 50 countries. In Sudan, Africa, for example, 1,200 villages were given both waters. More information and testimonies can be found at Hays Pure Water.
I began working in the ministry in 2005 and have seen many in 50 countries in 5,000 villages saved, grow in Christ, and become fruitful soul winners. My burden is to reach more around the world with both drinking and living water and to train them to become effective and fruitful soul winners. I have developed and manufacture a water machine that perfectly treats water for up to 5,000 people for several decades.
My desire is to work with the missionaries of Fundamental Baptist Missions International and assist them in planting churches. I want to see people saved and then train them to become soul winners. In addition, I have a strong burden to reach their entire village for Christ. This will be most effective through the water ministry-serving missionaries.
This will take much labor and sacrifice. I am ready to reach more of the world. I invite you to pray and consider partnering with me in this effort through your prayers and finances. Please contact me if you would allow me to share my burden and calling with you and your church.
If I can serve you in any way, please allow me to do so.
In 2006, after traveling around developing nations on missions trips, John Hays was burdened to create a low cost, portable solution for water purification. After reading the historical account of Elisha cleansing the water of Jericho in II Kings 2, John put his 30+ years of experience with municipal water works to use and developed the Khlor Gen system.
Through the years, the design and look has been changed and improved, but the mission has stayed the same. Provide people with clean water, reaching out to them through word and deed. Eight years and 4,000 units later, that mission continues full steam ahead.
I was thirsty. I read this today differently than yesterday. Today I see Jesus in a thirsty person—I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink. Yesterday I believed no one was thirsty because people were alive; today I see lost souls. Yesterday I saw physical people; today I see open doors. Yesterday I saw no ministry calling on my life; today I see urgency. Yesterday I lived for myself.
This translates to God’s work of urgency. The year 2020 saw 1,661 villages receive a chlorine system throughout 14 countries under the direction of national pastors. The Living Water was presented as well, and souls were saved. Some of the countries served were the Republic of the Congo, Nicaragua, Malawi, Kenya, Peru, Panama, Uganda, Nepal, Honduras, Burundi, Rwanda, Brazil, Mexico, and Ghana.
The following report came from Malawi:
Teams are so happy to receive the project and have committed to work so hard so as to rescue their land and heal their communities . . . The introduction of the chlorine project in this community is considered a great response as far as these communities are concerned. So there’s a great joy and happiness and great expectation of the wonderful healings and good healthy to the suffering people in the more communities of Malawi and Mozambique. More people are praying for you. Praise the Lord !!!!
This report came from the Republic of the Congo:
Praise the Lord, systems for pure water have been a great tool to bring souls to Christ for salvation. Some of these beautiful souls after meeting them on the streets when we were doing soul winning and evangelism, they accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. Today they showed their commitment to Christ and church services, we gave them chlorine systems for pure water, you can see the joy shining on their faces from the bottom of their hearts. THANK YOU BROTHER JOHN HAYS AND THE ENTIRE TEAM THAT WORKS TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS HAPPENED AND CHRIST’S KINGDOM BEING BUILT THROUGH THIS SPECIAL SERVICES/PURE WATER CHLORINE SYSTEMS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL RICHLY. We will update you on more soon. One again, God bless.