Bethany Campaign for Water to Thrive: Blessed to Give Blessings
Clean water is a life-sustaining resource that we have had all of our lives. If we were in Ethiopia however, chances are we would still be waiting for that blessing. We would watch our young girls, when they are old enough to manage the weight of the containers, walking 4-6 hours a day, forfeiting education, to bring home contaminated water. The water isn’t boiled for lack of firewood. We would witness many of our small children die needlessly from dehydration or diarrhea because of the foul water.
You can donate online by clicking the "Donate Online" button and then place the amount under the Water To Thrive section. If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Childers.
Thankfully, there is a solution and we at Bethany are helping. Working in partnership with Water to Thrive, we can give a clean, sustainable water source to those in need with 100% of funds directed to the well project. A well that will last 20 years can be built for just $5,000, an average of $10.00 per person.
The water wells are located in the Bele Gesgar district of Ethiopia's Oromia region. In this district only about 20% of the people have access to clean, safe water. The rest are forced to gather water from rivers, ponds, and unprotected springs - all of which are open to contaminants and contain many types of bacteria and disease.
Currently, Bethany has funded enough money for two wells with only $1800 left to go. Thank you for your support! We are hopeful that these wells will be complete before the rainy season begins in June.
By giving up few cups of coffee, you could make clean water available to someone in need for a generation. Together we can build wells and change lives.
Thank you Lord, for you have blessed us to give blessings.
“A fountain will flow out of the Lord's house and will water the valley of acacias.” Joel 3:18b