Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
We never know when an earthquake will hit China, a cyclone devastate Myanmar or a tornado hit the United States. When disaster strikes, members of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance are often the first ‘on the ground’ to help. Through our giving to the denomination’s One Great Hour of Sharing offering and a line item in our annual budget, we support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance so that when emergencies arise our church can help dispatch the first Presbyterian responders.
Malawi Well Project
In 2009 after a member participated in a WorldHope Corps clean water project in Malawi, our church decided to sponsor a deep bore-hole well through voluntary gifts of loose change. In this manner we could supply a well in the next four years for our Malawian brothers and sisters. With God’s help our church was able to raise $10,000 in 23 months! In December 2012, more than 12,000 Malawians shouted and danced with joy and thanksgiving as clean safe water was drunk from their new deep bore-hole well! More recently, our congregation donated funds again to provide a generator for a well for another community!
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. Our congregation gave a gift of 13 farm animals to a village in 2016.
Water is precious, and so is human dignity. Your right to water needs defending. DIGDEEP’s logo is also a shield. Their access and education projects ensure that all people have the clean water they need to live free, meaningful lives. Human rights are collaborative; we can’t defend them on our own. The center represents the place where DIGDEEP’s volunteers, donors, partners and staff come together to change the way people think about water. In 2016, our church donated funds to outfit a new water truck and hire a driver for the Navajo Water Project.
Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough. And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow? That “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires their work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all. Each year, our Sunday School children raise funds to buy a cow for a village.