How We Helped Change the World
It all started with a question:
If you had the opportunity to really change the world, and it was easy, would you do it?
Then we painted a picture...
Imagine a parent watching their sleeping child and knowing they may not live long because they don't have clean drinking water. Now imagine that same person's tears when they find out you will be giving them the clean water they never thought they would have.
Then we explained and asked...
You were born with a God-given desire to change the world…weren't you? This is exactly what we are going to do in a place you've probably never heard of - the Sahel region of West Africa. To get contaminated, diseased and dirt colored water in this place is painful and exhausting. To get them clean water is easy for most of us. Partnered with Charity Water, we will help bring clean water and a better future to 100,000 people in the Sahel Region of Africa. And the good news is that 100% of every dime will go to Clean Water. That's right, neither the Story church nor Charity Water will see one penny.
The mission of the Story church is to help people find their place in God's story. This is one way to do this and it this will actually help us grow into our place into God's story as well.
To watch the sermon where we talked about this INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY, click here: https://vimeo.com/108266003
We set a goal of $6000 and almost got it! Using some fun/creative ways and just plain old asking, we raised $5301 and 151 people will be getting clean drinking water. To see one example, of how we raised money, watch this 1-minute video then considering help us https://vimeo.com/110905926
Thank you to all who helped change the world.
"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” - Jesus Matthew 5:13-16