Molly Greene, Co-Founder of Water Mission, Dies in the Bahamas

It is with heavy hearts that we report the accidental drowning death of Molly Greene on July 17 in the Bahamas where she and her family were on vacation.
Molly Greene, co-founder of Water Mission

CHARLESTON, SC – It was only a short while ago that Beliefnet released an article entitled, 10 Faith-Based Nonprofits Fighting the World Water Crisis. Both Gospel for Asia and Water Mission were honored to be included in that list.

(Missions Box published a follow-up that focused on GFA’s tireless efforts to provide for the millions who have no access to clean water in South Asia.)

Molly Greene, co-founder of Water Mission

The Beliefnet article described Water Mission as a:

“Christian nonprofit Water Mission offers equipment, technologies, and consulting services to other organizations around the world. In 1998, Molly and George Green of Charleston, South Carolina visited Honduras to help repair the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch. As owners of an environmental engineering company, they realized they could have a powerful effect in other places too. The result was a ministry that’s reaching needy people in 55 countries with clean water.”

The Lord used the Honduras visit to open the Greene’s eyes to the worldwide water crisis. Uniquely equipped to provide multiple solutions in places where clean water was not available, the Greene’s established the faith-based Water Mission.

Now, it is with heavy hearts that we report the accidental drowning death of Molly Greene. The incident occurred on July 17 in the Bahamas where she and her family were on vacation. Initial reports indicate that Mrs. Greene became trapped in a riptide. Her family the staff at Water Mission, and the entire Christian community mourn her loss.

The Greene family has found itself in a particularly touching set of circumstances. George Greene shared that:

“Unfortunately, this is not the first time the Greene family has experienced a tragedy like this. While reliving this nightmare has been doubly heartbreaking, the Lord has been using our previous experience to help us walk through this dark night of the soul.”

That previous experience was the December 28, 1984, accidental drowning death of their 2-1/2-year-old son, John Christian. Following that tragedy, George observed that:

“When a tragedy like this happens, you have two choices. One is to become bitter and to look to ourselves. The other is to admit our helplessness and turn to God . . . We committed ourselves to stand firm and to grow in our faith, always claiming the truth of Romans 8:28, that all things work together for good for those who are in Christ.”

The world has lost a godly woman whom God had blessed with a unique set of engineering skills that enabled her and George Greene to design, build, and provide life-saving water hygiene solutions around the world. Behind remains an organization dedicated to honoring the Lord and transforming lives for all of eternity.

Molly Greene was 72 at the time of her death.

To read more news on the Water Mission on Missions Box, go here.

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