I am pleased to announce that the Session has approved a new mission project, under study for the past year, of helping to provide clean and safe water to the children and people of
We will be joining together with experts in the field, Marion Medical Mission (a Presbyterian related organization) who for thirty years has been building wells throughout
Marion Medical Mission uses a "partnership and local ownership" approach, building shallow, hand-dug wells because it creates ownership of the well. The villagers are responsible for digging the well and providing the materials they can, such as the brick, sand and stone. Marion Medical Mission then provides the cement, tools and skilled labor needed to complete the well. They put many hours of work into their well and are proud to call it their own.
Since the wells are built by the villagers with
The cost of each well is $400 and we have set an ambitious goal of building 10 wells! The Session has allocated from current mission funds for the first well and we invite you to prayerfully consider how you would like to help. Consider joining the Zambia Clean Water Mission Committee by contacting Kenny Chirambo, Dianne Banks, or Greg Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be preparing interpretative materials and planning events to raise funds.
We invite you to consider a gift today. Whether you can consider donating the funds for an entire well; (a one time $400 gift); or a gift of any size ($4, $40, $400) or any where in between will be greatly appreciate and you will be in essence providing "holy water". Water that will save a child's life in the name Christ. Thank you and God bless you and look for future announcements. Contact us with any questions and please - "Become Involved"!
God Bless you,
Rev. Bob Bell and the Session