On our last Mission in Mexico trip in April 2011, the weekend topic was poverty and preventable diseases, we heard a lot of statistic on unclean drinking water and how it affects every aspect of persons life not having clean, safe drinking water, and how students in one African village gets two empty bottles at the end of each day from their teacher and they fill them with dirty water from wherever they find it and then the next morning the next morning they get two bottles of clean water in exchange the dirty water is made clean by pasteurization, all the while we Americans spend so much money every month to drink the newest and trendiest bottled water. Our weekend was spent doing small labor jobs at local churches such as hanging drywall in a very small Sunday school room, fixing plumbing and replacing a dry rotted floor in the bathroom, some of the groups even helped fix a roof that had blown off during a bad wind storm, but on Sunday morning my husband asked me "What have we really done for them, how have we really improved their lives?" so at closing worship he gave us all a challenge. Why don't we spend the time from now until we meet back again next April 2012 to raise the money it takes to build a well.
That is our goal to raise $4,500.00 by next April, wow that's a lot of money to raise in one year how will we ever do it? Well their was 30 of us there that weekend so we worked it out and it comes down to $15.00 per person per month that's not bad when you think of it that way, its giving up going to fast food once a month and all of us can do with less fast food but people CAN'T DO WITH OUT CLEAN WATER.
We would love to raise more money to help more people if you would like to join our team and help us meet or pass our goal we welcome you it's just as I said $15.00 per month or you could make a one time donation that would be great too.
iF YOU ARE PLANNING TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL BY MAKEING A DONATION PLEASE DO NOT DONATE ON LINE. SEND CHECKS TO THE CHURCH MARKED IN THE MEMO" WELL PROJECT".
Thank you for your time and your donation.
Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church
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.