Clean water for God's thirsty children
To Care For Others,
We Begin By
Caring for One Another
From their first moments of training, through their years of service to their own and 3 other families, Water Women are at the heart of their communities.
A Community for Mission:
Supporting One Another While Providing Clean Water

Once she completes her training, each one of our Water Women becomes the catalyst of a small community: four families drinking clean water.

But those new, small communities wouldn’t exist without another community. All of you – our supporters, donors, advocates, and country teams – are the Water With Blessings Community for Mission.

The secret behind helping others in a way that is truly Gospel-based, is to build community first. And community requires communication. That is one reason we try to stay in touch with you each week. We want all of our community to feel loved and encouraged.

Distancing these days is often more than a mere six feet. Many people are feeling isolated, even depressed. With that in mind we have a couple of questions for you:

How are you doing?

And what are you doing to maintain a sense of community and connection?

We have created a form so you can get in touch with us, to let us know what’s going on and what we can do for you.

It also has an area where you can let us know if you have any prayer intentions. As you know, each morning we pray for one another and for our Water Women (who are also praying for us).

So please click below and let us know how you’re doing. We’re not just in this together. We are a community.
Autumn Festival Tea Party

Let’s face it, for the most part, this year has been a bummer. But the silver lining is the deepening sense of support and community we have created.

Join us for a special seasonal Tea Party on October 30 at noon. We won’t be dumping tea into the harbor – this will be much more peaceful. This will replace our weekly Coffee Chat (although if you still prefer coffee, we won’t mind).

We have a special Tea Party Package for you. We’ll send to your ‘snail-mailbox’ a special tea and a seasonal party decoration to display during the Chat. Also, we ask you to ‘Halloween’ decorate a facemask to wear.

So click on the link below to join us for some virtual festivity. Then on October 30, set up your cup of tea, have your décor nearby, and flaunt your Halloween facemask. We’ll also have door prizes. Let’s brighten up the end of a crazy year!
Your Gifts Build Community Around the World.

Please consider asking your friends to join you.

One way to help is to forward this email to a few of your friends. You never know -- perhaps they would want to join you in providing
clean water to God's thirsty children.

And you can make a long-term impact by clicking the link below to become a sustaining donor to Water With Blessings. By giving $12.50 each month, you can sponsor two new Water Women each year.

We'll be sure to send you information on seeing where your Water Women live and the impact your gift is making.
Another Chance To Grab
A Great Meal For A Great Cause

Next Sunday, October 25, Water With Blessings will be the Celebrity Host at Le Moo during the dinner shift (5-9pm). Up to 10% of the night's total revenue will be donated to us.

Le Moo (2300 Lexington Road) boasts the most eclectic steak menu in Louisville, (a cut for every palate) and offers a variety of non-beef selections, including lamb, chicken, seafood and pasta. Bourbon infused sides, Gluten-Free options, Kid's Menu, and much more.

Once again, we will be there to greet our friends and meet new ones while we hand out our world-famous, always-in-demand WWB swag bags.

So make your reservations now, and help us continue providing clean water to God's thirsty children.
Why I Support
Water With Blessings
Gerry Hope
WWB Advocate

Two encounters brought Gerry Hope to the door of Water With Blessings.

At church one week about five years ago, he saw someone with a bucket giving a presentation to a group and asked what it was all about. The lady explained about Water With Blessings, and he was interested right away.

“I never had a chance to do a lot of volunteering when I was working,” said Gerry, who had served as a pharmacist at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital for 37 years. “I had become involved with Hosparus, and around the same time, one of the guys I was
sitting with had a daughter who mentioned Water With Blessings and said I should look at it as another volunteer opportunity. I called Sr. Larraine Lauter and talked with her, then asked if I could come to an advocacy training. I wanted to learn more about it.”

Gerry began visiting schools, explaining how the organization worked to give Water Women the
training and equipment to provide clean water in their communities. He would ask the students to take the idea home to their parents – how they could help children all over the world. He also met with different civic groups to ask for their help.

“But the best advocacy is one-on-one, telling people this is something they should be involved with,” he said. “I invite them to tell their families that they don’t want anything for their birthdays or Christmas. Instead, to make a donation to Water With Blessings.

“It’s just mind-boggling how it works. On a recent Coffee Chat there was a lady in Honduras who had been using a water filter for 10 years. 10 years. Other, more complicated systems can break down and there’s no way to fix them. With this filter, if you keep it back-washed, cleaned out, you can keep on providing clean water. And they don’t just get the filter and bucket – they receive the training and support to go with it.”
Gerry likes the community aspect of Water With Blessings.

“It’s something that transcends politics,” he said. “It proves the point that we have more in common than we have differences. We are all out to help each other, make the world a
better place. We want to do something with our lives that makes a difference, especially in a life-sustaining way.

“Today everybody seems at each other’s throats. But I think everyone comes together when we see a need
we can do something about. The Water With Blessings idea is great: it empowers people. It empowers the Water Women to provide the water for their community. It empowers the donors to make a difference.

“It’s almost trite to say that I get back more than I give; but that’s what this does for me. When I get home, I feel like I’ve done something good.”
Coffee Chat:
Making the Best of
Wearing Facemasks
There’s no way around it: facemasks are going to be part of our lives for a while. Whether you want to complain or have a light-hearted way of looking at the world, we will be talking masks and how to make the best of them. We’ll also talk about our upcoming contest – Creative Mask On. The idea is to sew or buy a mask, and then decorate it. We’ll judge the winners at our Autumn Festival/Halloween party on the October 30 Coffee Chat.

Remember, we have moved the time permanently to a noon chat every Friday. Water With Blessings has friends and supporters all over the country, this gives more people a chance to join us.

So if our old time was too early for you, please consider clicking below to be a part of the conversation. Then grab a mid-day beverage and fire up the connection. Once you join us, we think you will want to make it a habit.
Cradles of Christ 2020
Save The Date! DONATE!

The Water With Blessings 3rd Annual Cradles of Christ Nativity Display is December 12 & 13.

Remember: Our Silent Night Auction will be online this year. It begins Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
And we need your help.

We are looking for restaurant gift cards, sports event tickets, vacation stays, nativity sets, gift baskets, jewelry, Christmas items, and services like classes, massages, car detailing, hair care and anything else! Can you donate or get the businesses you frequent to donate gift cards, items and services?

Donated items (or a photo and description of the item) should be sent by October 31 so we can post the items online.

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and we can’t do it without you. Thanks in advance for all you do to provide clean water to those most in need.

If you can help us, please contact our office or send an email to: debbie@waterwithblessings.org
Other News and Upcoming Events

This Saturday: Grab a Delicious Doughnut – And Tie-Dye a T-shirt

The Hi-Five Doughnuts food truck will join us in Middletown this coming Saturday morning, October 24, from 9-11am. We’ll be in the parking lot at 103 North Madison Avenue in Middletown, near the Water With Blessings office.

We’ll be tie-dying t-shirts too. If you donated during Give For Good Louisville, we’ll give you one for free. (For everyone else, a donation is requested.)

Please share your story with others

As you have been reading, people are telling others why they support Water With Blessings. If you would like to tell your story, please let us know. Send an email to debbie@waterwithblessings.org and we will get in touch with you. Thank you for helping Water With Blessings.
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