Friday, August 26, 2011

Rio Rancho Parent's Night Out

If you're a parent living in Rio Rancho and devote all your time to your kids, drop them off at Celebration Baptist Church, 5620 Laredo Road NE, at six o'clock.  Pick them up at eight thirty, that's two and a half hours to yourself!  This only costs $10 each for the first two kids and then only $8 each additional kid!  This is for all kids ages three (potty trained) through eleven.  The dates are September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9.  We will feed them dinner, play a movie with a moral, and have lots of fun! Preregistration is required.   Call to register at 505-934-3689 or you can email  All proceeds go to the Kenya Well Fund. All workers are CPR and First Aid certified. 

- Cade

Clovis Water Walk 2011

We're really excited about this event.  It's going to be amazing and make an impact on those who participate!  

Experience what it's like for the people of Africa who haul water every day.  Click on the Water Walk Registration tab to register and make your donation.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The project kickoff announcement on the Robbs family blog:
Our sweet boy celebrates his fourth birthday today! Melkam Lidet, Eyob Masebo! We celebrated on Sunday with his closest friends.

Please keep reading to see how you can help us celebrate and honor him!

After visiting Ethiopia twice, we became passionate about helping provide clean water to people there. Everywhere you look, people are carrying or otherwise hauling large yellow jugs for clean water.

Here are some water facts:

  • 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.
  • 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
  • At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
For months, we've been trying to make arrangements to put a well in the community that Eyob is from. We've talked to many organizations and hit dead end after dead end. We had two requirements. #1 - the organization had to spread God's word to the community in the process of placing the well. #2 - it had to be close to a specific location. Unfortunately, no one that we could find is drilling wells in that area right now. We waited the whole summer for a site survey to come back from one organization and in the end, they could not accommodate our request. So we decided to just fundraise for an Ethiopian well in an unspecified location, but God had other plans.

We have a friend, Tom Abungu, who runs a school and orphanage in Kenya. He spent most of the summer staying with some of our good friends and was able to travel to the church I grew up in to give a presentation. During that service, he talked about another part of his ministry, which is helping to put wells into needy communities in Kenya. Tom gave examples of being able to spread The Gospel during past projects. *Ding* A light went on for Justin and myself! It resonated so deeply with us that we immediately knew this was where we should focus our energy.

Drum roll please.... I'm excited to announce that we are now working toward a goal of raising $10,000 for a well in an area of Kenya called Urimba, Siaya Village! People in this area have no close source for water and must walk two hours to obtain it. Tom says a well will bring great hope to this community.

We have several awesome fundraisers planned for this fall, so stay tuned for that. Right now, though, you can help us kick off our project by celebrating Eyob's fourth birthday. In honor of him, please consider making a donation to our well fund. Any amount will help $4, $40, $400 or whatever you feel led to give. You can click the donate button on the right side of this page to make a contribution through Paypal. If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation, please contact me directly and I will get the information to you.

Thank you for helping us to help others!

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. John 7:38

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