Mark’s passion for water projects took root in the early 1980s, when he was provided the opportunity to build a sustainable water system in a remote Waorani village in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador.
Accompanying him on this trip were nine men from the non-denominational church that Mark was pastoring in San Antonio, Texas. Struck by the dramatic change that the project produced in the life of the village, and in the lives of the volunteers, Mark sought out other opportunities to serve. He would lead more than a dozen water projects in the years that followed, travelling as far as Africa, where he helped build a well for an orphanage. Burdened by the need for clean water in remote villages, and passionate to help men grow in their faith, Mark transitioned from his pastoral position and began leading water projects full-time in 2008. Since then, Mark has directed over 24 projects to needy villages