Lach is a homeschooled seven year old boy. Through the course of his studies this past year, he learned about the limited water supply in Uganda. It was explained to him that the water which is available contains garbage, carrion, and germs/bacteria. Sewage also drains into the water supply. Many children his age have to walk miles to get even this contaminated water.
When he heard about this situation, his compassionate heart was moved to do something. He asked his mother why he couldn’t help. Even after the difficulties of getting water into a third world country were explained to him, he was still determined to make a difference in the lives of those who are deprived of clean water.
Seeing her son’s concern and enthusiasm, Lach’s mother approached Wendy, a friend of the family and a Gospel for Asia Volunteer, about providing water through Jesus Wells. Wendy informed her about myGFA campaigns. (The mygfa campaign is a tool that individuals can use to raise funds for Gospel for Asia’s various ministries while at the same time bringing awareness to their friends. 100% of funds raised go directly to help the poor and equip missionaries in the most difficult to reach areas of South Asia—where millions have yet to experience His love.) They created a myGFA campaign for a Jesus Well entitled Lach’s well. To kick off their campaign, they along with their family and friends had a yard sale on May 30th. This sale was a total success. More than enough money was raised. In fact they received enough for more than two wells. He even has had a newspaper article about his first campaign.
This exceptional response has greatly encouraged Lach. He says, “I think we should make 1400 Wells, I think it might take until I’m 10”. Toward this end, he has started a campaign for a third well. A second Yard Sale will be held at the Community Christian Reformed Church at Dixon Corners on June 27th.