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News

VBS Children Raise More than $15,000 for Safe Water

“Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
—Proverbs 22:6 

Many children are hopeful and confident they can change the world. This inspirational spirit was demonstrated this summer by kids in Vacation Bible Schools across the country who raised funds for Water Mission’s safe water initiatives. 

As children learned about the global water crisis and the serious effect it has on kids like them, they were inspired to help.  

Nearly 650 children from multiple states across the US raised more than $15,000 for Water Mission this summer during their Vacation Bible Schools!  

Children were inspired to help others their own age who lack access to safe water.

“We love that our kids are able to make an impact with the gospel and with safe water around the world,” said Pastor Chad from Living Hope Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina. “This is a great way to be able to serve and share the love of God. Water Mission is a blessing to work alongside to make an impact.”  

In addition to blessing people around the world, the motivation and generosity seen in these children has also been a blessing to the adults around them. 

Water Mission Engineer Micah Pitner of Valley Baptist Church in Oswego, Illinois, shared in this blessing as she presented about safe water solutions to the children at her church.  

Micah Pitner shares how Water Mission designs a unique safe water project for each community we serve.

She said, “My church was instrumental in praying for me as I made the decision to join the Water Mission team last year. Seeing the children so eager to learn about the global water crisis and so generous to help end it was a boost in my own resolve to continue in this effort.” 

Children’s Director Michell Witman from Riverbluff Church in N. Charleston, South Carolina, was also inspired by the joyful confidence of the kids in attendance.  

She shared, “The children were excited that they could personally help people around the world with the basic need for water and the eternal need for Jesus. Even though they are 7 years old, bringing a bag of pennies and emptying their piggy banks, they see that their contribution matters. They are never too small or too young to be used by God and to be a part of His work!” 

There are many ways for people of all ages to get involved with Water Mission and begin to help those in need.

Because of funds raised through VBS this summer, more than 300 people will have the opportunity to experience safe water and the Living Water message of Jesus Christ. 

If you would like to learn more about how you can include Water Mission in your Vacation Bible School in the coming year, please fill out this form to connect with our Engagement team. 

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