On Thursday, May 25 from 9am to 11am, Northern Michigan Christian School K – 12 students and school community members are preparing to lace up their shoes and put their spiritual theme for the year into action. The NMCS community has been focusing on Hebrews 12:1-3 throughout the 2016-17 school year. These verses speak about “running the race with perseverance” & the “great cloud of witnesses.” The NMCS students will be putting these biblical words to action as they participate in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water. Each student or community member who participates will provide clean water for one child in Africa, India, or Haiti for life!
“The Global 6k is a one-day, worldwide event uniting people for one amazing cause: clean water,” says Rusty Funk, World Vision’s Global 6k Race Director, “What could be better than walking together to help provide life-changing water for children in need? And every step we take together is one step they don’t have to.”
The distance is significant–6 kilometers. 6 kilometers (approximately 3.7 miles
or 15 laps around a track) is the average distance people (usually women and girls) in under-developed nations walk to get water for their families. Often, the walk is dangerous, children miss school, and the water is dirty.
Each student or NMCS community member who walks or runs across the finish line will help transform the lives of women and children like 5-year-old Cheru from Kenya by freeing them from a life spent walking for dirty water. Every $50 registration fee will provide life-changing clean water to one person. (Students 15 and under can sign up for just $25!)
There is good news about the global water crisis. In 1990, 76% of the world had access to improved drinking water. Today, that number is nearly 91% and growing. But sadly, nearly 1,000 children under age 5 still die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene.
Clean water frees children from deadly diseases, liberates women and children from a life spent gathering dirty water, and opens the door to education, a promising future, and a full life.
World Vision is the largest non-governmental (NGO) provider of clean water in the developing world, bringing a new person clean water every 10 seconds as part of our full solution to end poverty. In 2015, World Vision provided access to clean water to 2.3 million people.
Events are held all over the world, and NMCS students will be participating during the school day on May 25, 2017. The student body’s goal is to sponsor and provide clean water for 100 children!
Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or e-mail NMCS Development Director, Jenny Closson at 231-825-2492 or email@example.com