2013 Harvest 5K Run

9AM, September 28, 2013 - Stanwood, WA

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Updates on Ukundu Town Well

December 5th, 2013

Hi everyone,

I just got another update on the well from Dean Chollar.

"We have another delay in starting the well.  We are scheduled now for January. Christmas holidays and maintenance of equipment caused this delay. I will be going to Kenya on January 4th. I'll keep you posted and send pics when we can."

Please keep Ukundu Town and Dean in your prayers!

-Jess Grant

Race Director - 2013 Harvest 5K

November 1st, 2013

Well, as most of you know by now, the 2013 Harvest 5K was a huge success! We surpassed our goal and raised over $10,000! We also had 13 businesses and churches sponsor the event and had over 300 people register to run or walk the 5K. Thanks for everyone's support!

Here is an update on the well from Dean Chollar, director of CrossWay International:

"In communicating with the leaders of Ukundu, they don’t want to start the drilling until the end of November or first of December as they also have a school on their property. They have  a lot of small kids and they are concerned for their safety when we bring in the rig and large compressor to drill, etc. Their school gets out in late November/early December." (The drilling was originally planned to begin a month earlier than that.)

"I (Dean) feel strongly that Jess needs to make a visit (to the village) sometime this summer. Please pray that God will provide the needed funds for such a mission trip and visit (approx. $3,500) For plane tickets, lodging, food, etc."

Thanks again, everyone!

-Jess Grant
Race Director - 2013 Harvest 5K

Water for Kenya

Today, more than 780 million people worldwide face a water crisis - dirty water, disease-ridden water, or worse, no water at all. More than 5,000 children under the age of 5 die every day (that’s over 1,800,000 a year) of diarrhea-related complications due to infectious diseases from unsafe water supplies. (World Health Organization)

Many women and girls in Africa spend a quarter of their time walking an average of over 5 kilometers to get clean water. They then must carry this water back to their homes, risking chronic health problems, injury, and assault.

The health and social benefits of a clean water source can transform a community.  A water well provides not only clean water but hope for a better tomorrow.

The Harvest 5K is a benefit run to raise money to drill a water well for the poorest of the poor in East Africa. 

Ukundu Town, Kenya is about 60 miles from Mombasa Town, in the coastal region of Kenya. There are 200 orphans in 8 orphanages in the area. The community numbers about 2,000 people. This well will benefit the orphanages, the community, and the livestock which supports them.

The cost of this well will be around $10,000. It will be at a depth of around 240 feet, and will also include a pump and elevated tank.

100% of sponsor fees and runner registration fees will go directly to CrossWay International, a non-profit ministry who will be drilling the water well in Ukundu Town, Kenya.

CrossWay International is accredited by the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) and over 78 cents of every dollar donated go directly to programs to help the people of Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Nicaragua.

Let's join together to reach the goal of raising $10,000 and give the people of Kenya a new water well!

Learn more about CrossWay's water well ministry here.