Humanitarian Aid Needs

What you are looking at, is a picture one of our ministers took while he visited various villages in West Bengal in Feb 2011. In this village of over 2,000 people, there is no clean drinking water well. Pictured here is a filthy green lagoon where a woman is washing her families clothes. In the background to the left, there is a large hog wallering in the water and mud. Just seconds before the picture was taken, there was a small child dipping water out with containers for drinking and cooking.

The most obvious need is also the easiest need to meet and that is clean drinking water.

This area of India is a rural area with villages of between 5,000-10,000 people scattered throughout. These people are among the poorest people in the world. We are currently working with over 91 pastors in this area from as many villages.

Aside from the knowledge of Jesus Christ, one of the greatest needs in these villages is the very basic need for clean drinking water. Many of these villages do not have wells. In the villages that do have wells, many of them were dug incorrectly and are tainted with water that causes the people to be constantly sick. In the villages that do not have wells, the people are literally drinking water from streams and lagoons that are infested with disease. They get water from wherever they can get it, but many times this is water that is also shared with animals, sanitation runoff, and such.
We hope to be able to contract the drilling and placement of 20 wells this year. These cost about 1,000.00 per well to have installed. They are dug 350 Ft deep to give the people clean drinkable water.

Is there any way possible that you could partner with us in this humanitarian effort to provide clean drinking water for our Christian brothers and sisters in India. We cannot tell you how important this need is. Imagine these sweet people having to walk for miles every day to get water that is only going to make their families sick.

If you can only give only 1 dollar towards this, it would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts and will help immensely. However, if it is possible for you to give a gift of $25, $50, $100 or even more, please give it as unto the Lord. A collective offering from your church would be an amazing blessing if that is possible.

Another need that is very basic yet easy to give are small livestock. Some of these Christian families have no possible means of income. If given a goat, they are able to sell the milk and cheese to their neighbors. One goat can provide substance for a family of 4 people. These goats cost $100 per. We would like to be able to purchase at least 10 goats while we are there and distribute them to the poorest families.

If you would like to sponsor the purchase of a goat or even partner with someone else to do this, please do what you can.

There is a link below that you can follow to make a contribution to this online. Any gift you give is tax deductable and you will receive a contribution receipt that you can use as a deduction on your taxes. Your gift will go through Second Chance ministries in order to facilitate that tax deduction.

Again, any gift at all would go extremely far to help these sweet men, women and children, who are not able to help themselves. 100% of your gift will go directly to meet this tremendous need.

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