Living Water Family Fellowship
"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Matthew 17:20


May 28, 2022

If you’re reading this message, that means you’re interested in seeing the work God is doing in the McKenzie Valley at Living Water Family Fellowship. Thank you! We’re glad you’re with us. 

To keep you updated on everything that’s going on, we’re creating newsletter-blogs like this one every month. Sign up for our monthly emails or check back here to hear the latest updates: 

  • Vision milestones
  • Planning progress
  • Breaking ground
  • Events and activities
  • And more

And boy, do we have some incredible updates coming your way! 


Recently, we changed the way we’re structuring the financial side of our new build. We’ll be creating a new nonprofit organization called the Living Water Foundation, which will be in charge of building usage and community coordination. 

The decision was made in part due to the fact that our construction project will now cost more than $7 million, as this restructuring will grant us access to more state and federal funding. 

However, it also created an opportunity for us to make LWFF a church with no bills. Instead, the Foundation will handle the construction, business, and maintenance of the building—and the church will have a permanent, rent-free residence there. Plus, with our emphasis on outreach, we’ll truly be able to live up to our vision of becoming a community hub that expresses God’s love to all.


We know that sounds extraordinarily ambitious for a small village church, but God is showing Himself faithful. Our new goal is to raise $1.5 million in private philanthropy by mid-May, and here’s why: 

  • We currently have $1 million in private philanthropic funds
  • If we raise another $1.5 million, either by direct donation or with written pledges, we will qualify for a higher tier of government funding. 
  • We recently applied for a $2.5 million request with this goal in mind. 
  • If awarded, this can be matched with a $2.5 million state request. 
  • With $2.5 million in philanthropy, $2.5 million in federal funding, and $2.5 million in state funding, we will surpass our $7 million goal! 

God is showing us how He can take our mustard seed of faith and turn it into a mighty tree of victory. So we are trusting Him with our $1 million and expecting to see Him return it to us sevenfold. That’s just the kind of God He is. 

It’s been a dramatic, exciting journey so far. We can’t wait to see where God will take this community—and we’ll be sure to share that news with you when it happens. 


At the time of posting, it’s already been almost two years since the Holiday Farm Fire—and although you can see new buildings being constructed along Highway 126, there’s still much to do. To get the latest updates delivered to your inbox once a month, sign up for our email newsletter! Use the link below or contact Pastor Doug Fairrington at if you have questions.

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