At Warmth in Winter this year we learned about the global water crisis and an organization based in South Carolina that is making a global impact called Water Mission. We watched a video where a 13-year-old, Scotty Parker shared his inspiring story about raising funds for Water Mission by riding his bike across the whole country!
On Saturday, October 20th, Next Gen Disciples is encouraging youth groups to host a Walk for Water in their own communities across Tennessee to raise money and awareness to solve the global water crisis. Inspired by the burden that millions of women and children bear every day walking an average of 3.5 miles to collect water that’s not safe, we walk for water to raise awareness of the global water crisis and funds that save lives. There are easy-to-use resources that guide you through each step – from creating a leadership team, setting a walk date and route, to promotional tools. (see attached example poster) Water Mission has even set it up so that your youth group can create your own online fundraising page and cheer one another on. If there are multiple churches in your area, considering combining your efforts. If your youth group would rather put on a different type of fundraising event – go for it – on October 20th, we want to see how many lives Next Gen Disciples can reach with safe and Living water!