In many rural areas throughout Burma, access to clean drinking water is a serious problem. Villagers typically only have the means to hastily dig open wells or walk to nearby rivers, both of which can be heavily polluted. ICC helped to dramatically improve the lives of hundreds of Burmese villagers by digging deep and permanent ground wells. The wells are built with the understanding that they will have a public dedication service, a service in which underground pastors are allowed to share scripture and pray with the villagers. After these wells have been constructed, the pastors report that attitudes in the community tend to shift from openly critical of Christianity towards acceptance.