Clean water for God's thirsty children
Anne C. Deaven, in a recent photograph and while serving at a surgical unit in Vietnam
The Gift of a Lifetime

Anne Deaven was a hero.

She served for more than 20 years as a nurse in the US Army. Anne would never say why, but she was decorated with the Bronze Star for heroism while serving as an active duty surgical nurse during the War in Vietnam. In the second picture, you can see her at that time.

Anne was part of that great generation who survived the Depression and World War II. As such, she was careful with money, not spending on frivolous things, and never buying more than she needed.

But also like those of her generation, she was incredibly generous with those in need. Perhaps because of her experience overseas, she had a soft spot for missionary activity.

A few years ago, a friend introduced Anne to Water With Blessings . She became a regular donor, but nothing prepared us for what we learned last week.

Anne made a bequest to Water With Blessings , leaving a significant portion of her estate to provide clean water to God's thirsty children. With this gift, we will be able to equip and train many more Water Women, each of whom will provide clean water to their own and 3 other families.

We have lost a few of our closest friends, volunteers, and donors over the past few months of pandemic. Anne is just the most recent.

But now Water With Blessings has a true hero in Heaven. May she, and all our deceased Water With Blessings family, rest in peace
There are many ways to help provide Water With Blessings
If you are interested in learning more about making a bequest or other planned gift to Water With Blessings , please contact Rebecca Stutsman at

Also, if you do your grocery shopping at Kroger, we have great news. We are officially part of the Kroger Community Rewards program. You can now link your Kroger Plus account to the Community Rewards program. A percentage from each purchase will go towards a quarterly donation made to Water With Blessings

How does it work?

- If you don’t have an account, grab your Kroger Plus card (you’ll need the barcode to register your Digital Kroger account), click “Create an Account;” 

- If you have an Digital Kroger account, click “Sign in;” click “Community Rewards” option under My Account; then click on “Enroll Now” under the Kroger Community Rewards Page

- Search for Water With Blessings either by name or PT288, and click “Enroll”

- Once setup is complete, you’ll see Water With Blessings on your account summary page beneath “Community Rewards”

Thank you for your support!

The Navajo Nation Project Continues
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.

There is a long way to go, but we have made a great start. We thank all who have contributed so far, and look forward to keeping you informed of our progress.

If you want to be a part of this important initiative, you may click on the link below.

May God bless you for
your generosity!
The Coffee Chat: A Chance for Us to
Keep in Touch
Even as we emerge from the shutdown, many people are still unable to resume their lives. Some are in that vulnerable group that must continue to be careful. We are here to provide a source of mutual support.

This week, we have a very special guest: Navajo singer/songwriter Radmilla Cody will be joining us from New Mexico -- if her 2-year-old allows her, that is.

In addition, we'll introduce a new easy craft that people can make that will enhance the Navajo project. Watch for the pattern next week.

Please join us this Friday at 9am. You'll be glad you did.
The Power of One

Of course, the easiest way to help provide clean water for God's thirsty children is to become a monthly sustainer.

Remember that one  donor  can provide the funding for one  Water Woman  to receive training, one  Sawyer PointONE  filter and one five-gallon  bucket . That results in  4 families  drinking and cooking with clean water, living free of the fear of water-borne disease, which can create vulnerability to other disease such as COVID-19.

With our  Sustaining Donors  program, $12.50 per month doubles that  Power , underwriting the training and equipment for  2 Water Women . Please consider becoming a Sustainer right now.
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