We have a special program . . . and everyone is invited to join us (not just the PALS group that typically meets on the third Sunday of the month).
Marion Medical Mission (MMM) Development Director Kimberly Richey will join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Gathering Space to talk about MMM’s well program that provides a sustainable source of safe drinking water for African people in Northern and Central Malawi and Southern and Eastern Tanzania.
According to estimates, over 14 million people in the rural areas of Malawia, Tanzania and Zambia do not have access to safe drinking water and 4,000 children worldwide die each day because of unsafe drinking water.
MMM is an ecumenical, hands-on volunteer non-profit organization headquartered in Marion, Illinois that establishes partnerships with Africans at the grassroots level. People in the villages dig the wells, make the bricks to line it and bring sand and stone needed for construction. MMM supplies what the villages cannot – cement, pipe, skilled African labor and training. Each well costs $400 and is easy to maintain and repair.
Plan to join us at 9:30 a.m., May 5 in the Gathering Space for this interesting program. Kimberly will also be available after worship to answer questions.