THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT EVERY TIME THEY WANT A GLASS OF THIS...
...THEY HAVE TO TAKE ONE OF THESE TO THE NEAREST VILLAGE AND HAUL IT BACK
photo from Karen Wistrom's blog
Can you imagine the effort it takes each day just for the staff at Trees of Glory to cook a meal for the nearly 100 kids served there? Everyday, they must make the trek to obtain clean water necessary for cooking and drinking. This is no easy task in the very rural and hilly Ethiopian countryside. When we visited in February, clean water and a generator to pump it to the buildings were their number one requested needs. Think of what a difference that would make for them. The staff hopes to be able to serve 200-300 children at the site once they have a working well!
Alisa, a Hopechest sponsor, has created an opportunity for us to help provide the precious gift of clean water to the children at Trees of Glory while at the same time honoring our mothers this Mother's Day (May 8th). Click over to Alisa's blog to read details on how you can donate to this much needed project and receive a beautiful handcrafted card for your mother.
I love giving gifts that really matter and give back to others. How many more arm corsages or generic Mother's day cards does your mom really need anyway?? If you don't have a mom around to honor, you could always honor another mom-your sister, mother-in-law, friend or co-worker this Mother's Day or, just choose to donate to this great cause without receiving a card.
To read more about Trees of Glory and the clean water well project, check out Karen's post here.
She's also posted an update about Webit and the progress she's made (click here for an update on Webit).
In just over a week, more than $4000 was raised to help Webit receive the medical care she needed-isn't that amazing! When we all come together and give just a little, God uses that for BIG change.
Keep praying for her and her treatment and recovery and please feel free to pass on the Mother's Day fundraiser information. Together, we can help be the change for the Trees of Glory community!