Guatemala Mission Partnership Holds Virtual Fundraiser
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Guatemala Mission Partnership (GMP) held its first ever virtual fundraiser by creating a fundraising video that premiered on YouTube.
The fundraising team did a lot of advanced planning to make this happen: researching best practices, recording and editing the video, and updating their website and Facebook page. They spread the word several ways: an online event and email marketing campaign through their website, their new YouTube Channel, and their Facebook page.
Clean Water Sunday Toolkit
for use any Sunday
Living Waters for the World encourages churches to participate in an annual clean water awareness Sunday. Your observance may take place on any Sunday this year.
Clean Water Sunday is inspired by World Water Day, designated by the United Nations in an effort to increase awareness of the world's growing water crisis.
To assist congregations in lifting up the plight of those without access to clean water, Living Waters for the World has prepared a full set of worship resources (music, children's talks, offering materials) and educational materials that can be used or adapted to suit the needs of your group.
All are downloadable by clicking on the links below. Click here to request accompanying posters and offering materials.
We hope that you will join with hundreds of other congregations across the nations that will be offering liturgies, prayers, and engaging in dialog and study to further the vision of clean water for all God's children everywhere!
Thirst for Life
A new praise hymn, written for Living Waters for the World by Ken Barker and Sam Dial. Words and Music: Copyright Lifeway Songs & Living Waters for the World, 2014. Permission is given for free local use of this hymn to congregations that support Living Waters for the World.
Once a Woman Seeking Water
A hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, celebrating Living Waters for the World. Tune: The Sacred Harp, 1844. Harm. James H. Wood, 1958. Text: Copyright Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2012. Permission is given for free local use of this hymn to congregations that support Living Waters for the World.
(featuring McKenzie Garey, age 13, FPC, Nashville, TN)
Living Waters for the World Minute for Mission script
Living Waters for the World Children's Time script
Clean Water Sunday bulletin inserts, envelopes and posters are available at no charge from the LWW office. Please request materials by using this contact form and let us know your church name, address, and quantities needed.
NOTE: one 11 x 17 promotional poster is automatically included with each order of bulletin inserts/envelopes.
Clean Water Sunday poster
Living Waters for the World provides a variety of video clips for your use, including Light of the World, our new video celebrating "Matthew 25" relationships. Click on the video images to view. To download the video file, click on the Vimeo "V" in the thumbnail.
The Necklace Project
Groups that are looking for a way to have fun and support LWW from home are invited to join in The Necklace Project. Visit The Necklace Project website for a how-to video, written instructions and suggestions for receiving and sending donations for these hand-crocheted necklaces.
Wherever they are offered the necklaces are a hit! More than $59,500 has been raised for clean water through the Necklace Project. This accounts for 11,900 necklaces hand-made and distributed for a $5 donation per necklace by women's groups around the nation.
Invite your women's group to join The Necklace Project and help provide clean water for all God's children.