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2019 In Review

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We've had a phenomenal year with record successes despite the many challenges that seem to be constantly on our path. In 2019 we did some 12 new well projects and 4 Rehab projects. Three of the deep wells had some issues that limit their water production.  There is an average of 5 pending projects every month waiting for funding to implement.

We also repaired some of our trucks and did major work on two rigs. Overall, we had some 425 professions of faith in Christ as we share clean water with the gospel. 

Below we summarize our wish lists for projects by costs.

OUR Christmas Wish List

Here are a few pending projects and budget goals you can help us accomplish before the year - 2019 comes to end. You can donate $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000 or more into each project or goal below.

By December 31 of 2019 we would like to complete or have funding for the following projects to kick off 2020:

  • 1 Deep wells in the South - IMO State $5500

  • 2 Shallow wells in Abia State $3500 each

  • 1 Semi-Deep well in YELWA, near JOS / NE Nigeria or close to the North Central

  • 2 Rehab Wells $1500

  • Our Workshop Concrete Flooring at Aba- $2500 

  • Our WASH Training - Hygiene Education to 10 schools at $100 each.

  • Our Church Mobilization Program and Community Engagement with Evangelism / Orality Training $150 per session 

  • Mini Vans or Bus to each of the 3 Indian Orphanages - each est. $5500-7500 (for 7-8 passengers): will help them earn self-supporting funds to care for the Orphanage kids and widows in their midst.

  • Feed two Orphan kids a month with $20.  

WELL REHABS:

In addition to the new well projects - we implemented:

  • 4 well Rehabs in the South & North WPA (Work Program Area)- some of which were dedicated in Memory of relatives of some of sponsors / board members, and in Honor of some partners who have distinguished themselves in International Missions.

  • All the Rehab wells were done for public schools. 

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OUR COLLABORATIVE WORK IN INDIA

In India, we've been doing collaborative work by helping provide finances and guidance to ensure food and supplies (like winter blankets, clothes) are provided to care and support the Orphans and Widows at these three locations over the past 2-3 years in India.

These partners and ministries are:

  1. PERAMPETA - led by Bro. John and Sis. CH Jayamma - they manage some 11 orphan kids, and 10 widows. The facility has a support Church in which their son - KUMAR and his wife, Harley serves, with some assistance from their daughter - PADMAJA THANDRA. They are located at: Jayamma Ministries, C/o Jayamma Chadalavada, PREAMPETA Village 534447, JANGAREDDIGUDEM, MANDALAM, West GODAVARI District, AP India. 

  2. CHEBROLE - led by John Babu - an Orphanage of some 17 kids and 7 widows, and a handicapped widower. His parents also run a Church at the location that houses the Orphans. They are located at: Christ Evangelical Ministries, House No. 5-133, CHEBROLE Post, UNGUTURU MANDAL, West GODAVARI, APS, INDIA.

  3. HYDERABAD - led by Rev. Moses Polyshetti - has about 20 Orphans (10 boys and 10 girls) and 100 widows under their care. He leads a small Baptist Church of under 200 members; with a Bible Training Institute, and ministers a lot to widows on a monthly basis and as needed with on-going grocery deliveries, job-skills training in their tailoring program for younger women, and the Computer skills training as funds become available. Two small Orphanage Homes exist presently to house these kids - one at the Church premises, and the other outside the Church location. 

OUR WORK IN NIGER REPUBLIC 

Our Work in Niger focused in the GALMI - South - Central part of Niger. While we provide some technical and limited financial assistance to the Vie Abondante team in the NIAMEY area - West Niger, this report does not cover or include their independent work. The work in Niger has been funded mainly by a Sunday School Class - The Lamplighters' Class of a Baptist Church in Marietta, GA; FaithCity Church, and The Giles Family Foundation. 

 

We completed the following new wells and rehabs:

  1. SABONGUIDA - We drilled 6 new Wells in the SABONGUIDA town after visiting with their leaders and signing an MOU agreement about how they'd manage the wells and care for them afterwards - 1 at a School, 1 at their Local Government HQ, 2 in a Mosque / Market Square; 1 in a Church compound, and 1 in a Village Community of the SABONGUIDA town. The populations served by these wells is about 18,000 persons - plus their animals. 

  2. EROUFA - We also rehabilitated 6 wells that were drilled the previous year but were badly damaged and some vandalized - these were all solar panel and pump systems installed in a very rural and backward thinking village. Prior to the rehabs - we had engagements with the village leaders that led to an MOU agreement for caring for their wells.

Reasons for Safe Water

Clean Water helps prevent water borne-diseases, such as Typhoid fever, diarrhea, dysentery, and other abdominal worms in children and the adverse impact on their growth and development. We walk so they don't have to fetch unsafe dirty river water anymore for domestic uses.

 

When we volunteer to Walk 4 Water and raise funds:

  • we walk to keep them healthy and alive - since many kids under 5 years would die prematurely if they keep drinking dirty water

  • we walk so that kids can go to school and learn;

  • we walk 1 day a year so that kids and moms can stop walking for days and hours fetching unsafe water.

  • We walk so they can grow some food and vegetables near home all year round and be able to water their gardens - that's food security, and poverty reduction.

Safe water is just the beginning!

Partner & Volunteer Recognition Awards 

The recognition and prestige of being a Relief Advocate - one that champions the cause, puts our volunteers in great lights in social and religious circles as genuine humanitarians and true philanthropists.

For partners and volunteers who make it to mission trip, or participate in lead role in local fundraising drives that generate over $5,000 in revenues and gifts, you become recognized at our next Annual Gala as a Relief Ambassador.

 

To Fundraise and achieve your Relief Ambassador recognition at the next November Gala share the "Donate" button link above and have your friends and family select or use the Special Projects menu option to make their donation. 

THE REWARDS

Be a Water Relief Ambassador or advocate.

RNM will occasionally award some special certificate or plaques of recognition for outstanding contributions from partners / volunteers, or give token gifts in appreciation of committed partner / volunteer support.

Above all, we believe the greatest reward can only be given by the Lord we serve or labor to honor. Heb.6:10; and that "...to whom much is given, much is also required" Luke 12:48