Watch a video about the project
Winter 2016 Update
"All who thirst, come to the water! Come all who are weary; Come all who yearn for forgiveness. Drink deeply of the living waters."
Congratulations to all of Heritage Church who "Hit the Road" in January and February of this year to share one of our mission areas, the Ribe Water Project in Kenya.
It was a delight to visit three different congregations and share our congregation's gifts of music, dama and beauty. We were blessed to have experienced the joy and meaningfulness of the Montreat services in North Carolina and each of the churches that we visited really appreciated all the meaning, drama, music and most importantly the mission of this service.
The $1552 we raised will be matched by Carroll University to provide $3104 for the Ribe Water Project. The water tanks needed range in price from $250 - $350 each. Our gift will mean 6-10 new water tanks for a small village in Kenya. As we learned in our service, that is life-changing for the people of Ribe. Something we take for granted will now be available without walking for hours. And it will be clean and safe.
Thanks to all who participated! Thanks to Carrol University for matching our donations. Thanks to Heritage for supporting this dream! Thanks to the churches who invited us into their homes. And thanks to God for giving us this purpose and mission at Heritage.
Fall 2015 Update
A letter was received from David Block summarizing the activities in Ribe, Kenya:
Greetings to all at Heritage Presbyterian Church:
Thanks to your compassion and generosity, a new water tank has been installed in the impoverished village of Ribe, Kenya, as part of an ambitious water distribution project initiated by Carroll University and local Presbyterian churches four years ago.
Carroll University Waukesha (Retired)
Highview Evangelical Presbyterian Church Dousman (Elder)
Ribe Update 11-30-14
We are delighted to share the news that Heritage has collected $704.00 for the Ribe, Kenya Water Project. The offerings were gathered from the two special water services that our youth facilitated at Heritage and at Forest Park Presbyterian. Dr. David Block will be finding a donor who will match the total amount. This gift is enough to purchase two water storage tanks. Plans are to deliver the donation to the village by Christmas Eve. Thank you to the youth from both Heritage and Forest Park churches, youth music director Connie Fellows and all the others who worked hard to make this happen. Merry Christmas Ribe!
This fall at Heritage, we will focus on Jesus Christ as the living water for our bodies and souls. In conjunction with this, we are taking on the mission of helping the people of the world who need pure drinking water. We will also focus on the importance of conserving water in our world.
To help us reach out to others in the world, we invited David Block, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Geography at Carroll University in Waukesha and former member of Heritage, to join us in worship on September 7th. David spoke about our mission project, Water for Kenya and a special offering was collected to support this water project. Other opportunities to contribute will be offered throughout the year.