Lets say this in clear terms - your fundraising to help the LGWF provide wells in rural communities in Zambia will save lives and improve the lives of thousands of people.
Waterborne diseases are a leading cause of death in Zambia. One well will provide water for up to 2,000 people. Imagine, just one well can save the lives of countless children, who now drink dirty, bacteria and microscopic worm laden water. It's also a life-changing opportunity for fundraisers to take on this challenge!
The people of Yardley UMC in Yardley, PA have supported our work since 2002, when they first learned about the need for reliable sources of clean water in Zambia. Every year since, members have made individual donations supporting our work and the church has dedicated a portion of its mission budget to drilling wells to save lives.
Anderson Hills UMC in Cincinnati, OH has contributed funding for fifty-nine wells since 2008. They have used Advent Conspiracy's materials to challenge their members to forego at least one Christmas gift per person and instead donate the money saved to provide clean drinking water in Jesus' name. This past Christmas AHUMC was able to fund ten more wells in 2013.
The Sol Feinstein School in Bucks County, PA educated their students about what children their age, who live in Zambia, have to do every day to help their mothers get enough water for their family members' needs. They learned that if they lived in a rural area of Zambia, they would spend hours each day walking in excess of five miles, carrying up to five gallons of water. Each gallon of water weighs eight pounds! The children of Sol Feinstein, with help from their parents, donated enough to drill a well.
We are truly indebted to the many, many people who have contributed to support our efforts!
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