IUCC’s Mission and Service Ministry is partnering with the Global Ministries Committee of regional UCC and DOC churches to bring clean water to people in need.
The committee has sent work teams to Nicaragua over the last decade. They have worked on reforestation projects and rebuilt a water system that serves a village of 2,000 people. As much as these projects changed people’s lives, the need continues.
This year the committee is inviting congregations, groups and individuals to become personally involved by raising enough money to build 100 water filtering units for families in northern Nicaragua. The cost of each unit is $40.
The materials will all be purchased in Nicaragua and assembled by the recipients and participants of the 2020 mission trip. The units are made of serviceable parts available in Nicaragua so that participants can use the system for many years.
“We take water for granted. The world years for safe water,” said Mission and Service Ministries chair Sharon Lynn on Sunday. All donations go to the purchase of the materials.
Donations should be made out to First Christian Church Pomona with “water project” in the memo. They can be mailed to Michael Fronk, treasurer of GMC, First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona, CA 91768.
Contact Sharon Lynn on Sunday at IUCC for more information.