The Water Walk in Clovis was an amazing, astounding, unbelievable success! Here's a story that the Clovis News Journal ran about us: h2o article.
The day of the walk dawned bright and beautiful! After months of worrying about wind, rain, or snow --- we could not have asked for more perfect weather. We had almost 100 people show up for the event. My original goal was 40, but Justin said all along that he believed it would be closer to 100. So glad I was wrong! Participants ranged in age from little babies to mature people in their 80's.
I was glad to hear many people talking about how impacted they were by the experience. For us here in America, clean water is something so easy to take for granted. I hope that everyone will remember the walk, the brown water, the sore muscles, and the people across the world who face that reality every.single.day. Here's what my friend Gwyn had to say about the experience:
We raised $3000 at the walk. I'm super excited to announce that generous donations came from other places, as well, and the well is now fully funded! We never imagined that this journey would be so quick! We were hoping to have the money by next summer. We never dreamed it would be raised in 2 1/2 months! THANK YOU to everyone who supported us with prayers and monetary gifts!
Our friend and partner in Kenya, Tom Abungu, just told the people of the village in Kenya about our project. He told me:
We have decided to keep this ball rolling! We are now working on well#2. Stay tuned for details! Below is a video of some of the fun at the water walk.