In Bolivia, Bringing Clean Water and Building Community
Using clean water from Sawyer PointONE Filters, Water Women have teamed up to create and sell fresh bread in their community.
Baking Better Bread With Pure Water

About a year ago we reported on the great mission work being done in Bolivia by the Diocese of Joliet (Illinois). Around that time, the Diocese sent a shipping container with medical supplies – and 120 Sawyer PointONE Filters.

“It was slowed down by the pandemic and ended up getting there in February,” said our friend Mary Meyers, who is active in the mission effort. “But they have distributed all the filters now and there are 120 new Water Women providing clean water. And this is the first time the filters there have barcodes on them, so we are able to track them on the website.”

Also because of the pandemic, the last mission trip sponsored by the Diocese was in April 2019.

“At that time, during the follow up meetings, the Water Women told us how they were using the filters,” Mary said. “Then they requested help from the Diocese to start a bakery. They wanted to use clean water to make bread for the families. The proposal was approved in early 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic and the funding was sent. The bakery has been going for several months now.”

The bakery project, as well as the other mission activities, are coordinated with Pastoral Social Caritas (PASCAR), the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Sucre in Bolivia. Jhonny Montero, PASCAR’s Director, will be joining us on this week’s Coffee Chat to talk about this and other projects.
And Mary continues to spread the word on Water With Blessings.

“A week ago I made a presentation to our parish’s Council of Catholic Women,” she said. “I explained how other organizations may pass out filters, but those groups aren’t as efficient or sustainable because of the lack of community building.

“The bakery is a prime example of what I mean. The Water Women saw a need, put their heads together, and said we can do this. They took the next step together. I showed them the pictures of the women making and selling the bread.

“It shows what Water With Blessings does, over and above the others who just pass out filters – they build community.”
It’s always a good day to be generous, but once a year the whole country focuses on philanthropy. This year Giving Tuesday falls on November 30, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

This year, Water With Blessings will host a special Coffee Chat as part of our activities that day. We invite everyone to join us at Noon on the 30th. Sr. Larraine will share video, pictures, and stories from her recent trip to the Navajo Nation. Also, we are wrapping up the capital campaign for our new office/warehouse and will provide an update on that.

The chat also gives us a chance to thank you face-to-face (virtually, anyway) for your generous support throughout 2021. It’s been an extraordinary year for the Water With Blessings Community for Mission, one in which our disaster response has helped thousands of people drink clean water in the aftermath of catastrophic events.

And since it is Giving Tuesday, we will have some helpful tips on end-of-year giving and other ways to help provide clean water to God’s thirsty children.

We’re looking forward to 2022 and expanding our outreach to those in need. So please plan to join us. We can only do it with your help.
It's Getting To Be That Time Of Year:

Frosty 5K
Cradles of Christ
The Middletown Market Holiday Bazaar

All Coming Soon
It's Time Once Again for The Frosty 5K:
This Year on Sunday, December 5
We will be participating again this year in the Frosty 5K, hosted by Good Shepherd Catholic Church. We hope you and your family will join us either in Frankfort, Kentucky, or REMOTELY by signing up for the VIRTUAL Frosty 5k or Virtual Fred & Me 143Virtual out of state runners and walkers will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card or a Zoom Visit with Santa, and your race shirt will be mailed to you. You can sign up for the virtual or in-person 5k by clicking on the button below.

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You can pick them up every Friday morning at the Water With Blessings office (1902 Campus Place, Suite 11). A portion of the proceeds helps fund Water Women around the world.

Made with real butter, aged bourbon, delicious cinnamon (and a few secret ingredients), these rolls will become a favorite in your home or office.

Please make sure to place your order before noon on Thursday.

Click on the button nearby to take home your favorite flavor: original, pecan, or bacon.

A delicious, sweet way to support Water With Blessings!
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