Confirmation Class and Middle School Youth to Lead "The Water Project" as Spring Mission
Do you believe that everyone deserves something as simple and crucial for life as clean, safe water? Do you believe a child in Sierra Leone should spend her day in school instead of fetching dirty, diseased water from a pit? Do you believe you can make a difference? TUMC's confirmation and middle school youth group does!
Today, nearly 1 billion people don't have anything safe to drink. We serve a God who told us to help - in no uncertain terms. "Whoever gives a cup of cold water in my name..." (Matt 25:35)
Throughout March and April the middle school students will learn about the water shortage and clean water issues in Africa. During April they will lead a church and community-wide fundraiser to help build wells as their group mission project. The donations will provide the means to install a long-lasting solution.
In class and youth group the kids have learned that Jesus calls us to action. His teaching on helping the poor, loving our neighbor, and making disciples could not be more clear.
Providing water is one of the most basic responses we know of. Clean water unlocks potential. It let's people be who God made them to be.
Today, the Christian Church is relatively strong in places like Kenya and Uganda. Many congregations are full of life and faith in Christ. But their work and ministry is crippled by a lack of basic needs, the most important being clean water.
When a church community receives a well, children can be educated - taught to read the Word. Women can get back to more productive labor. Entire villages can begin to lift themselves from a cycle of poverty while spreading the Gospel to their own neighbors.
Water draws people. Remember, it was fresh water that drew the Samaritan woman to the well where she met Jesus. When we build wells at churches, the doors to that community of faith are opened wide.
Find out more by visiting www.thewaterproject.org
|04/23/13||Kelly And DeCelia||$10.00|
|04/18/13||Linda Branch||$10.00||Very worthy project.|
|04/15/13||Mark Lucas||$25.00||Great work being done by youth at the church I grew up in. Thank you to the adults who lead these young people.|
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.