Until Ian got sick, we were “blissfully unaware” of the suffering that much of the world lives with on a daily basis. We understand all too well that some things cannot be changed; they must somehow be accepted. But we have hope and feel drawn to enter into the circumstances that can be changed. One of the things we’ve felt our hearts drawn to is children who die of preventable causes – like hunger and lack of clean water.
To mark what would have been Ian’s 8th birthday on July 19th, 46 of us went to Feed My Starving Children and packaged 14,400 meals in two hours. That was enough to save the lives of 38 children for one year! We were delighted that the parents of these 38 children wouldn’t have to walk in our footsteps – at least not this year.
We have long supported World Vision and when we received their Christmas Gift Catalog this year our hearts were drawn toward the idea of supplying Clean Water. Lack of clean water and proper sanitation kills 3,975 children every day – that too is something that can be changed.
Before the year anniversary of Ian’s homegoing, on February 19th we hope to raise enough money to provide a Traditional Well for a community. It would allow 150 people to have safe water everyday for years and could cut that communities child death rate in half.
We can’t do this alone…so we’re humbling asking for your help. If you would like to help, here are some ways:
- Make a tax-deductible donation using your debit/credit card, by going to our FirstGiving page. Or if using a check, download a brochure with the mailing address and necessary information.
- Download a brochure, print a few copies out, and share them with people you think would be interested in helping. Note - it is a double –sided brochure.
- Most importantly: Pray that God would use this opportunity to show an entire community in a very real and practical way that Jesus loves them.
Thanks for considering joining us in this life-giving effort! Have a Wonderful Christmas!
Tom & Deb Henderson