The Gathering has a strong partnership with the people of Mozambique. Since 2009, we have helped build more than 100 safe water wells throughout the country. Today, we continue to seek ways to walk alongside one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
A single offering was taken during Christmas Eve in 2009 which raised $15,000 for one well that provided clean water for one community. Since then, over $1.3 million has been given to build dozens of wells across the country. We are now annually digging close to 30 wells that bring safe water to more than 100,000 people every year!
A well is a life-changing source for women and children who often walk several hours to collect water for the day. It not only reduces the possibility of water-borne illness, but also frees up time for children to go to school and women to take on jobs that support their families. Safe water impacts these communities physically, educationally, emotionally and economically. In short, a well gives new life.
It is through the generosity of congregants at The Gathering that all this is possible. Our hope is that one day, we will have dug enough wells so that safe water is available to every community in Mozambique.