Did you know that nearly 1 billion people in the world lack access to clean water? A simple thing that we take for granted every day can mean the difference between life and death. Unsafe drinking water causes over 2 million deaths every year, and most are children. Every day, nearly 4,500 children die from water-related illnesses such as diarrhea, malaria, typhoid, cholera, worms, and parasites. Clean water means generations of healthy children, families, and entire communities. It costs $15,000 to drill a deep bore well – and so we skated…
We were excited for the opportunity to help others in such a fun way! The boys both did extra chores to help earn money and Ryan went around the house collecting our spare change and found $25. My parents also made a donation (thank you Grammy and Pappy). I love how our church members have such a heart for missions and for those who are less fortunate than us. Brendan and Ryan skated for almost 4 hours and Ryan even won a door prize!
Brendan and I rode back to Skateland after dinner to cheer on those who were still skating and to see if we won any grand prizes. When we left, we were only $500 away from the $15,000 goal and…wait for it…Ryan won another door prize! He is soooo happy!!!