Transformational Giving: 2021 Year End Giving
In the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges this year, you have helped to keep Maranatha’s mission moving forward through your prayers and donations.
This year, your gifts have been transformational.
As a non-profit organization, Maranatha relies on your generosity to fulfill our mission to build churches, schools, and water wells around the world. And this year you’ve helped to drill 500 water wells in Kenya, Zambia, India, Côte d’Ivoire, and Brazil; build 255 One-Day Churches and full churches; work on 9 campuses to provide housing, classrooms, and more in Kenya, Zambia, and India; provide more than 1,200 volunteer opportunities to five countries around the world.
Thank you! Now help us to finish the year strong by supporting projects that are still in need of funding and giving to the mission overall.
There is still more work to be done and we need your help. Please make a gift to help the mission finish strong in 2020! Make a tax-deductible donation today!
A Life Transformed by You
How can your gift change a life? Read about Nakuleye, a young woman whose life has been transformed through the generosity of people like you.
Nakuleya lives in Kenya in a village called Elbogosh. She is part of the Daasanach people, an isolated tribe living in northern Kenya, southern Ethiopia, and South Sudan.
Nakuleya is married. She’s been married for a few years, and one of her primary duties as a woman and wife is to get water. The problem is there is little water. It’s been about ten years since it rained consistently in the region. So Nakuleya has to go to a river to go sand scooping, which is where you scrape and dig deep into the river bed until cups of water seeps up.
Every day, Nakuleya makes her way to this dry river bed, walking a little over half a mile. She takes this route five times a day to dig, wait, and scoop water. Every day, Nakuleya walks a total of six and a half miles for water.
The water she collects is barely enough to provide for all of the family’s needs. Worse, the water she collects is usually contaminated and can make people sick.
It’s a hard life, but it’s the only way to survive. Nakuleya’s home is in such a far off, desolate area, few organizations are willing or able to take the time and money to help the Daasanach.
But thanks to the donations and prayers of people like you, in November 2021, Maranatha was able to take a well drilling crew to Nakuleya’s village. And by the grace of God, the crew found water!
Now, Elbogosh has a water well that pumps clean, refreshing water for Nakuleya and her community. And there’s no doubt that once people from other villages hear about this resource, they’ll flock to this well–bringing health and security to hundreds of people!
What’s more, this well is right next to the One-Day Church that Maranatha built for the Elbogosh Seventh-day Adventist congregation. Now, each time people come to the well, the church will be a symbol of how God is welcoming, caring, and changing our lives!
Your giving is transformational! Thank you for helping to build spiritual, emotional, and physical strength for people like Nakuleya!
Now, will you give again because we need you to help more forgotten communities like the Daasanach because the work isn’t done! We continue to receive requests for assistance for classrooms, church buildings, water wells. As we wrap up our projects for this year, we are also planning for next year and need your continued support.
As we come to the end of 2021, please remember Maranatha in your year-end giving once more. You can make a one-time gift of any size by using the response device enclosed, giving online, or calling our office at (916) 774-7700. You can also make your gift recurrent each month and provide generous, sustainable support for the mission.