“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.”

- Revelation 22:17 


Our Purpose

To share the love of Jesus and advance God’s Kingdom by serving our neighbors with water and community development projects. 

Our Beginning

Beginning with family short-term mission trips in 1997, Todd and Ann Ziems discovered that they had a heart for sharing with and reaching out to those in physical and spiritual need. Two of the greatest things people need in developing countries, including Tanzania, are the love of Jesus Christ and clean drinking water... To learn more about the details of our ministry and our goals click the button below...



Bio-Sand Water Filters

What the filters accomplish

Made of locally available materials, simple to use and maintain, a proper working water filter will remove:
• nearly all turbidity

• 100% of parasites and worms

• 98.5% of bacteria
• 70-99% of viruses 

Learn more about the process by clicking below. 

Filter Workshops

Helping The Community

At Serving Our Neighbor, we are dedicated to serving our Tanzanian neighbors but we do that in many ways and places. Learn more below about the workshops in Morogoro, Dodoma and Bukoba.


Education and Training

Learning a healthier way to live

The saying goes "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."

We strive to not only give access to clean drinking water but also teach the importance of hygiene, water sanitation and in doing so share the wonderful gift of knowing the Living Water, Jesus Christ. Primary school students receive six lessons. Adult seminars include education in child and family health. 


Mkoko Village

Reaching out, making a difference

Take a closer look at the many ways SON is reaching out and working in this Village and the work we have done here.


Filter Locations

Filter Mapping and Testimonies

See where filters are installed in a Google Map and read the testimonies of how these filters are making a difference in the lives of the Tanzanians.



Photos and videos: Thanks to Allison Davis

                                                                                    Maggie Hargrave

                                                   Jeff Coobmes

                                           and other photographers



There are three ways that you may help us out financially:

1) Partnering with us on a Monthly or Quarterly basis to support our ministry expenses by sending a check made out to

Serving Our Neighbor International 

 4079 Cemetery Rd. Fowlerville, MI 48836. 

You can also have your bank automatically send out a check on a periodical basis.

2) Providing us with a SPECIAL Gift that will be used towards a specific ministry project or purpose that you can designate.


3) You can also donate right now online through our PayPal account. Please note that 2.2%, plus 30 cents per donation will go toward paypal for use of their services. 

If you donate please enjoy our personal thank you video below and know you are truly making a difference in the lives of our Tanzanian neighbors!  

Serving Our Neighbor - International

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