Building a Community
We've been telling you about our exciting new initiative, helping bring clean water to God's thirsty children of the Navajo Nation in the southwestern United States.
Now we have some great news: the support team continues to grow stronger each week.
With the money we have raised so far, we are preparing to launch in partnership with Roger Willie, a Navajo who teaches on the reservation. Roger also had a supporting role in the movie about the US Marine
Navajo Code Talkers
we wrote about last week.
Adam Beach, another actor in the movie who is of Ojibwa heritage, is assisting with the fund raising. Gertrude Wilson, a wonderful liturgical artist, is illustrating the training materials designed specifically for use by the Navajo. And our friend Darrel Larson from Sawyer Products, source of the PointONE filters, is helping from the manufacturing side.
And we have a special helper, a 6-year-old girl named Lydia. For her birthday recently, she asked her parents if she could do something for children without clean water. Now they have joined the Water With Blessings team, and Lydia will be with us on this week's Coffee Chat, telling us how she learned about this important cause.