Welcome to our fund raising page! We discuss time and time again about how blessed we are to have the simple pleasures of clean water, fresh food, decent clothing and a warm, dry place to sleep. Can you imagine not having clean water to bathe, brush your teeth, cook or drink? We often forget how truly blessed we are and take our blessing for granted. We have decided to share our blessings with those less fortunate. To that end, we have set a goal to raise enough money to help fund the building of a well. All of our donations will reflect our thankfulness and overwhelming gratefulness we have toward God for taking such wonderful care of us.
Everyday worldwide, 4,100 young children die from preventable water-related illnesses. That is one child every 15 seconds. Think about that: 2 to 3 children will die while you are reading this page!! World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization, works in nearly 100 countries to help children and families tackle the causes of poverty. With the partnership of people like you and us, they are making a real and lasting difference for millions of people, and that's why we wholeheartedly support their work. World Vision’s financial books are open to the public, and independent audits have shown that fully 86% of donations are used directly to provide the intended support.
A well just 60 feet deep can bring new health and life to a community of 150 people. The well your gift will provide will be capable of supplying more than 600 gallons of safe water a day for drinking, bathing, irrigating crops, and watering livestock. Such a well can be built for $3000.
Therefore, as we gather as a community of family and friends, we hope to make a difference in the poorest countries in the world. We ask humbly, yet boldly, that you would consider being part of something big, something as big as helping to wash away disease by giving children and families the life-saving gift of clean water. Please pray with us. Please act with us.
You can give on-line with a credit card. Feel free to list your name with your donation, or simply choose to have your name hidden. If you prefer to donate using a check, click on # 1 below and use the provided PDF form. Be sure to enter MJPetersonFamily for the Honoree/Event name on the form.
Thank you for sharing a small portion of your blessings in order to provide the gift of clean water to the less fortunate.
Mark & Johnell Peterson