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Water needed for a village

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:35 am

Help is needed in a small village of Ammasoman,Ghana, West Africa. The village needs a well that will provide clean water to its residents and eliminate the  two-mile walk that must be taken each time a family need to replenish its water supply.

The Rev. Dr. Ray McKenzie and Minister Annie Holland have traveled to Ghana and have witnessed first-hand the needs of the family of Iyan, Hailee and Raylene personally, as well as the entire village.

The two ministers are following The Macedonian Call, Acts 16:9-10, and are looking for others to help them. It will take $4,000 U.S. dollars to drill a 300-foot well to provide the essential clean drinking water needed for the village. Forty-nine percent of Ghana’s population lives in rural areas and only three percent of those rural areas have water connections compared to the 33 percent of those living in urban areas who have water connections. Eighty percent of diseases in Ghana are linked to unclean water.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact McKenzie at (804) 795-5406 or (804) 920-3761, or Holland at (540) 967-5956.