Our team has joined Team World Vision to help provide clean water to communities in Africa. You can get involved by joining the team or donating to a runner to help us reach our goal.
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Renaissance Church has decided to give away a portion of what’s been given to our general fund in order to serve our community, our nation and the world. We already have ongoing efforts in our local community throughout our various RenCares ministries, but we are now excited to announce our first international partnership with World Vision to help bring clean water to communities in Africa.
Last year alone, World Vision provided clean water to over 4 and a half million people, but there’s still so much work to be done. Over 600 million people still don’t have access to this basic necessity. The number one cause of death in Africa is from water-borne illness, with 50% of children dying before they even reach the age of 5. On average, these children have to walk 6 miles a day to get water – water that isn’t even clean. Not only does this take them out of school; it takes them to the #1 source of human trafficking in the world. We can help save and transform the lives of so many children and their families by raising the funds needed to build wells that will keep them safely near the home, while providing a water source that is safe to drink.
As the church, we are called to spread the message of hope in Jesus to the ends of the earth while serving and helping those who are in need.
That’s why RenCares has joined with Team World Vision to help bring clean water to a group of 400 people. As Team Captain, I’m organizing a team to run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, October 14th, and we’ve set an overall goal of $20,000. Every person that decides to run will expand our fundraising reach, allowing even more people to be included in our mission. If you join our team, you can determine your own fundraising goals that you’ll accomplish in the weeks leading up to the race. Together, we can reach this goal, but here’s the best part... Once we reach our goal of $20,000, RenCares has decided to match that amount, giving us a total of $40,000 that will help provide safe and long-term drinking water for 800 people. This is going to be an incredible time as we push ourselves in the weeks ahead, and God will use this opportunity for us to grow as a church.
I hope you’ll join with our team that’ll run in October. If you can’t be there, consider donating directly to our team. Just $50 will bring water to someone for the rest of their life. Just click on the Team Roster and donate directly to any team member. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
Together, we can change a village – maybe even a nation, but today, YOU can change one life forever.
World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world. They work with communities around the world to help solve the puzzle of poverty -- providing things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development.