Welcome to the first edition of our e-newsletter! We hope that you will take a moment and read about the exciting things happening with the Living Water Project. Our goal is to send this newsletter out quarterly as a way of better informing and connecting you to this ministry.
To date, Living Water has funded 43 clean water wells in 12 different countries, and more than half of these have been constructed in the past 18 months. We are excited about what lies ahead for 2012, and we invite you to join with us on this exciting journey.
Director of Operations
The Living Water Project
Give the Gift of Water,
Give the Gift of Life
This holiday season, Living Water is promoting our efforts to help the most vulnerable by highlighting the theme: Give the Gift of Water and You Give the Gift of Life.
For a donation to Living Water, you will receive a beautiful acknowledgement card, which includes a color photo of one of Living Water’s recent wells (like the one shown above) and a statement that a donation to Living Water has been made in honor of the recipient. The cost of printing the cards is minimal, and a minimum $5 donation is requested per card, but is not required.
In conjunction with Otter Creek Church of Christ’s ‘Presents with a Purpose’ shopping day in November, Living Water raised $1,030 in a single day from offering these cards, most of which was raised from first-time donors.
A Living Water donation card will make a perfect gift for the person on your list who "already has it all" or for a coworker or boss whom you may not know very well, and is perfect for mailing to friends and family who live out of town.
To make your donation and receive your gift acknowledgment card, please contact Stephanie Shackelford at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 19 (for Christmas delivery).
As we struggle in search of that perfect gift this holiday season, let us remember those who daily struggle to find the basic necessity of water.
Ken Switzer to Run 60 Miles for 60th Birthday
Ken Switzer, an elder at the Otter Creek Church of Christ, is training to run 60 miles in commemoration of his 60th birthday, to raise funds for The Living Water Project. That's right - he is running 60 miles in one day!
On December 23, Ken plans to start running at 4:00am from the entrance to Percy Warner Park. Ken has been training for the run for the past six months and expects to complete the 60 miles in twelve hours.
As part of the fundraiser and in place of birthday presents, Ken is asking 300 friends and any supporters of clean water missions to pledge $1 per mile completed, with the hopes of raising a minimum of $18,000. Friends, family, and other supporters are also invited to “sponsor a mile” by pairing up with Ken to run alongside him part of the way.
For more information on Ken's run, go to http://www.kenruns60.com.
To make a pledge of support, go to http://www.thelivingwaterproject.us/pledge/.
Clean Water for Don Bosco Seetex, Guatemala
The Living Water Project recently partnered with Lipscomb University Engineering Missions to construct a clean water system for the mountainous community of Don Bosco Seetex in the Ulpan Valley of Guatemala. The work is part of Project Ulpan – a long-term project spearheaded by Lipscomb University, Living Water, and CAFNIMA. Living Water board member Kevin Colvett and his family are spending a year in the Ulpan Valley overseeing numerous clean water projects, including the Don Bosco community water system. To read more about this project, go to: http://tinyurl.com/bpu2por.