On October 27 I took a step of faith and strapped a Jerrycan on my back, like girls in Kenya and throughout Africa have to do everyday to fetch water for their families. This kicked off a 15 City journey across the U.S. starting in New York which will end in Los Angeles on December 31 to help raise funds for water projects in Kenya.
It hasn't been easy but it has been an incredible journey. I have met so many wonderful people I will never forget. They have let me stay in their home, lent me their car to go to events, organized fundraisers, helped me network, offered much needed encouragement, and made generous donations. I am deeply indebted to each them.
The most amazing development of "Walk + Water" is something I never could have imagined in my wildest dreams. A group of extraordinary Kenyans who found out what I was doing have just launched "United for Kenya." United for Kenya will mobilize the hundreds of thousands of Kenyans living in the U.S. to raise funds for sustainable water projects there. It will be a division and ministry of Houses with Hope. The endeavor will also enlist some of the over 40 million people who live in Kenya to get involved.
There are only 15 days left in the "Walk + Water" campaign, and I humbly ask that each of you reading this post take a moment to give the gift of water this Christmas to children and families in Kenya who are dying of thirst or water-related illnesses.
There are 3 ways you can help:
1. Give online at www.houseswithhope.org 2. Text to Give: KENYAWATER to 44-321 3. Mail your donation to:
Houses with Hope, PO Box 47, Farmington NM 87499
I hope to see many of you in Albuquerque, Farmington, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles the next few weeks during the closing days of "Walk,+ Water." If you or people you know could help please let me know. I would deeply appreciate your prayers and support...and maybe a cup of hot chocolate along the way.