Faith In Action - Global Missions
El Porvenir (Clean Water for Nicaragua)
In connection with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Flushing United Methodist Church has embraced the El Porvenir Project whose mission it is to help people step out of extreme poverty--one well and one latrine at at time.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Americas with 82 percent of the population living in poverty. Many have no clean drinking water. They must walk miles every day to get contaminated water from a stream. What we can scarcely imagine is daily life for more that one billion people globally. And, it's a harsh reality for children who die--one every 15 seconds--from waterborne diseases.
Diarrhea is the largest hurdle a small child in a developing country has to overcome. It's more prevalent than AIDS, tuberculous or malaria.
In 2012-13, FUMC raised $5,000 to build a well in a village in Nicaragua. The well has been built and is now in use providing clean drinking water.
For more information about FUMC's support of this mission, please contact the church office.
FUMC's Faith in Action Team provides financial support for missionaries in Africa. They are being supported from designated contributions and with loose change in the offering Sunday morning.
- Princess Ju Su is in Monrovia, Liberia. An instructor with the United Methodist Women's Training Center, Princess Ju Su teaches tailoring, tie dying, knitting, and home economics for women.