As we look back on 2016, we would like to sincerely thank you for your contribution to our ongoing ministries. Your donations enhance our ability to effectively serve those who are in the most need. Your donations have provided Run4Water, its directors, and its volunteers the freedom and ability to serve God throughout the world during the 2016 year. In addition, your donation secured a bright future for Run4Water as it enters its eighth year of ministry! Again, we thank you for your donation, as we thank our Father for providing for us.
Our Appalachian ministry continues to grow with the addition of our June “Summer Fun Camp” for children; we served over 80 children in a county where 45% of the children are below the poverty line. The water needs of this area have always been our focus. This year we installed 6 water tank stations for homes lacking water. Your donation has helped hundreds of souls through multiple construction projects, our thanksgiving meal delivery, and our Christmas ministry.
The work in Nicaragua continues to grow. Through your generosity we were able to construct 6 wells in Ojoche with the addition of water pumps. We also continued the installation of the water system with ultimate plans to provide clean safe water to over 50 homes. Our biggest news of 2016 has been the construction of a pharmacy/clinic in the town of Ojoche. Our plans for 2017 include medical training and stocking the clinic/pharmacy with supplies and medicine. We also spent time surveying a poor community, San Antonio, for future ministry in 2017.
In October, 2016 we were blessed to begin a new Kenya/Uganda ministry. Our primary focus will be well repair and well borehole drilling. We will also provide hygiene products to teenage girls and young women. Our plans for 2017 will also include working with leper colonies throughout Uganda.
We are excited for the new possibilities to come in this new year. We are thank for our Father for providing and for your generous donations of time and money. Thank you for helping those who need clean, drinkable water.