Living water helps revitalize a government orphanage in Guatemala.

By September 30, 2005

Guatemala (MNN)–It’s the beginning of a new road for the boys living in the San Gabriel Boys Home in Guatemala.
WaY-fm, a sister ministry of Mission Network News, sent a mission team down this summer to help revitalize the government orphanage.

WaY-fm’s general manager Rich Anderson says the team wanted to get a well for the boys to improve their living conditions. “They got together, the 38 people, and wrote letters to all their friends and family, and there was a matching gift involved. Long story short, they raised 45-thousand dollars. The boys at San Gabriel should have a well by Christmas.”

Anderson says they’ll be sending the check within the next week. Living Water International will be drilling the well through the mountainside.

Buckner Orphan Care Vice President Mike Douris explains why a project like this opens doors for the hope of Christ. “Those children, basically, are the throwaways. The kids have been rejected, many times, by their parents, by really, society itself. Then, to have people come down there and show them that unique and special love, gives them hope that many of them have never had.”

The well means raising the standard…for cleanliness, for sanitation, for helping the community…and for the Gospel of peace and hope.

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