Saturday, December 28, 2013

Latest News-Wells 4 & 5

Connection Ministries has received the money for water wells numbers 4 & 5!  The funds should be transferred by January 14, with the drilling scheduled to start on the 28 of February.  A protective wall will be built around each well, with a plaque also on each.

So far a total of five schools have been reached, but there are more asking for aid.  Each school has up to 300 children who need access to clean water.  This does not include the parents of the children, the workers at the school, and the general populace that also live nearby.  As many as 2000 people can use one well regularly.  The goal of ourselves and Pastor Tom Abungu is to place 10 more wells in the Siaya District before moving on to giving aid to the Maasai.

Pastor Tom Abungu thanks everyone for their support and he will try to attend the Water Walk this upcoming year.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Donations As Gifts

We are now announcing the ability to give donations as gifts! A donation to H2O makes a great gift for holidays, graduations, and birthdays. Through this program, the mere existence of a person will result in the lives of other people being improved. Follow the link in the navigation bar above (see the picture below), and you will find a form. Fill out the information marked by a red star, and a card will be sent to the person whom the gift is being given to. The card will explain who we are, how they have helped, and what you've done for them. All we ask is that the donation be a minimum of $15, the cost of a pair of shoes for a child in need.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

About Time For An Update

Well, sorry it's been so long since we've gotten anything up here; but we've been pretty busy as Angie's family has expanded again.  Cade and I are going to try to keep some updates going on the blog.

The big news is that wells #4 and #5 have been fully funded, due to the great efforts of many friends in the past several months.  These two wells will be drilled in the near future at primary schools in the Siaya District of Western Kenya.  And as soon as they're completed we will try to get some pictures posted.  After seeing the water situation in East Africa with many folks walking long distances to get water, which often is from a dirty surface water source, we have become committed to helping develop more sources of clean water.

We also have great news on the Shoe Ministry!  There is a school in the same district which has about one hundred kids who are all about to receive a pair of shoes.  This will be the first shoes ever for most of these children!  Tom Abungu and his team will travel to the site where they perform a footwashing ceremony and present the kids with their new shoes.  Shoes are not just a luxury over there, they are actually a means to provide better health for the children by preventing several maladies which the kids pick up walking barefooted.  These include: jiggers, tetanus, fungal infections, and a disease caused by parasites carried by snails (which then burrow into the kid's feet).  A big thanks to all the friends who have donated to help get this group of kids their shoes and we are looking forward to working on another batch in the near future.  Shoes for out in the country cost $15 a pair, while shoes for kids in the orphanage in Nairobi cost $10.  Any amount donated is welcome!  One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the shoes or the wells.

Donations can be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church at:
1320 West 21st Clovis, New Mexico 88101
Connection Miniestries P.O. Box 1973 Oregon City 97045

Please note on your check if your donation should go toward a water well or shoes.  Thank you!

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