FBC Alexander City GAs help national WMUís Pure Water, Pure Love ministry through donationcomment (0)
July 24, 2014
Members of Girls in Action (GA) at First Baptist Church, Alexander City, visited national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) in Birmingham on July 11 to present a check for Pure Water, Pure Love (PWPL).
During the course of four years the girls surpassed their goal of raising $2,000 for this ministry after learning about it through articles in GA World magazine.
Stephanie Forbus and Makenzie Davis, two GA members now going into sixth grade, helped spearhead the effort in a number of creative ways, such as decorating and placing water jugs around the church as collection points for church members to give.
Kristy Carr, who heads the Pure Water, Pure Love ministry, expressed gratitude and shared stories with the girls and their leaders of the ways this ministry is changing lives.
“You are a part of something very big,” Carr said. “Because of your efforts, missionaries will continue to have clean water. Also as people around the world have access to clean water, and they hear that Christians helped them to get this water, they will have opportunities to hear about Jesus. Thank you so much for what you are doing.”
While at WMU the girls had their annual recognition service and received new badges on their vests and sashes, including the PWPL badge.
“Some of the girls waited four years to get their Pure Water, Pure Love badge, so we were excited we could recognize them as part of our visit to national WMU,” explained Wendy Holder, GA leader.
PWPL is a ministry of WMU that provides water filters for missionaries. In 2005 the ministry expanded to also grant dollars for well projects around the world. Since that time more than $553,000 has been granted for well and water projects and providing assistance with disaster relief. For more information, visit www.wmu.com/pwpl. (WMU)