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Well Project Update

We are half-way through our 90 day campaign to raise $5000 to provide clean drinking water for a village somewhere in the world. At this point over $2,800 has been given to our well project. $230 has been given to the mycharitywater.org/lcrmarion website which includes money raised through the vending machine in the YAC. Over $2,500 has been raised through donations, a Lenten supper, Sunday School offerings and a special gift from the High School Youth Group.

Funds turned in to the church are eligible for a special matching-funds grant from Thrivent Financial. For every $3 we raise by the end of May, Thrivent will donate $1 to the project up to $1,600.

You Can Help!
In addition to making a donation (use the special Second Quarter Mission Envelope or simply put your donation in an envelope and write charity: water on the front) we invite you to participate in some of the fund-raising activities that groups and individuals are sponsoring this month.

Quilts for auction can be viewed near the Welcome Center

Comforting Hands Quilt Auction
Several beautiful quilts and wall hangings are on display in the Gathering Space near the Welcome Center. You can place a silent bid on any of the items on display. Bidding ends May 23, and winners will be notified by phone.

Colin Loynachan in concert 7:30 May 14th

Celebration Iowa Concert
Colin Loynachan, a high school student who plays drums and bass in the With Faith praise band at the Hope4All and New Song Worship services, has been selected to play in the Celebration Iowa Jazz Band that will be on tour this summer. To raise money for this tour Colin will be performing a special concert on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 in the church parking lot. The High School Youth Group will be selling concessions (drinks and snacks) at the concert. A free-will offering will be taken to support Colin and all proceeds from concession sales will go to the charity:water well project.

High School Youth are collecting cans for charity: water

Iowa Drink Can Refunds
Donate your empty soft-drink cans to the cause. You can bring empty cans and leave them in the Youth Activity Center (YAC). Or contact Carter Moore and he will arrange for someone in the youth group to stop and pick them up if you absolutely can’t get them to the church.

Tell Us Your Story
What have you been doing to change your habits or to raise awareness of this issue? Several members of the congregation are sharing their stories of how they have gotten involved with this project. If you are interested in sharing your story contact Pastor Kevin or Carter Moore.

Water Project

On Sunday, March 21, 2010 Resurrection began a campaign to raise awareness around the issue of clean, safe drinking water. Less than 1% of the water in the world is available, fresh water. There are over 1 billion people in the world who don’t have access to safe drinking water. Many of those people spend a significant portion of their daily lives gathering water from sources that are dirty and filled with parasites and germs that cause illness.

As part of this 90-day project we have set a goal of raising $5000 to provide a well for a village somewhere in the world. Such a well will provide clean, safe drinking water for up to 400 people for 20 years. To do this we are working through an organization called charity: water that is set up in such a way that 100% of your donation goes directly to providing clean water. You can follow our progress at a special website we have set up through mycharitywater.org

Watch a video to see how this got started at Resurrection

Inspired

How Can You Help?
The easy way is to simply make a donation. You can give a tax-deductible donation online by clicking on the “Donate to My Campaign” button on the mycharitywater page.

If you are a member of Resurrection you can donate using the special quarterly mission envelopes for the second quarter. This gift will be reflected on your giving statement from the church.

If you are ready for something that will take more time and effort, perhaps you could share your time, energy, passions and abilities to raise money for the well. Get pledges for each mile you walk or run this spring so that someone else doesn’t have to walk miles to get water. Reduce the water you use in your house and give the savings to our well project. Ask people to donate to the project in your honor instead of giving birthday or graduation gifts.

Or you can go still further and learn about this issue by visiting the displays that will be in the Gathering Space at Resurrection. If you can’t make it to the church be sure to visit the charity: water website for information on the work they are doing. National Geographic has also released some online videos in conjunction with their special issue on water in our world. You can see those videos by clicking the links below.

National Geographic Video “Our Thirsty World”

National Geographic Video “The Burden of Thirst”

Want to do still more? You can share our project by posting links and articles on your Face Book, Twitter and other social media sites. Let your friends know how we are making the world better by providing clean safe water for people.