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Thank you Stockwell Place Elementary School for your gift of life-giving water to our friends in Namalinda Village.
Jackie Sewava of Unreached Africa had a most fruitful 5 weeks in the United States. Three weeks in San Antonio, one week in Downey, California, and two visits to Bossier City, Louisiana with stops in Willis, Lufkin and Huntsville, Texas were more than we could have hoped for or imagined.
Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and to all who gave donations for water filters. We salute Stockwell Place Elementary School in Bossier City for their passionate efforts in raising money for the two new water wells in Nakasongola! Dreams do come true, Olivia and Court! We also would like to thank Meadowview Elementary School of Bossier City for coming alongside to help in the efforts! Special thanks to Jenny and Denny Towns for all they did to make the walkathon a success and to sweet Jack for walking twelve miles with me! Thank you to each of you who loved Jackie with excellence during her visit.
“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you.” Psalm 37:4-5
Stockwe11’s We11: Fi11ed with Hope – 11 hours, 11,000 laps and $11,000 is a walk-a-thon from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a silent auction and art show from 4–7 p.m. on May 2.
Stockwell Elementary students are walking laps during their PE period and recess on this special day, and family, friends, and the community are invited to join in walking laps that afternoon and evening. All walkers are asked to get pledges, but anyone can walk to help reach the school’s 11,000 lap goal.
“We’re doing this project to get students to make a difference in the world. If they do their small part, we want them to know they can help change the world,” said fourth grade teacher Connie Miller.
The school has embraced working with African Hope Children’s Ministry in order to raise funds to bring clean water to a village in Uganda, Africa.
The project was started by the Towns family after they recently sponsored six high schools students in Uganda.
In a letter submitted to the Press-Tribune, the family outlines what moved them to start the project, saying, “My middle school Spanish teacher and lifelong mentor, Kelly Witteman,founder of African Hope Children’s Ministry, recommend I get the book, ‘Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together’ by Herb Shoveller. After reading the story to second grader Olivia and kindergartener Court, we decided as a family that we would like to raise enough funds to drill a deep water well in Uganda.”
The family approached Principal Rhonda Schnell and the school’s leadership team with their idea. They desired not only to raise money, but awareness about communities in other parts of the world while showing children they can make a difference.
“As a school and community we are committed to our children’s future and unlimited potential. This project is just one example of how we can encourage them to make a difference in this world and show them how a community in Bossier City can come together and do great things by bringing hope and opportunity to people thousands of miles away,” said the letter.
The money will help drill a deep water well in the Nakasongola District, which is one of the driest regions in Uganda.
In this region, children are required to walk five to 10 miles one way to retrieve water for their families. A village well not only provides clean water for an entire village, it provides hope to the community and allows the children to spend more time on their education.
“We believe as a community, together we will be able to reach our goal and provide hope to a village in Africa,” the letter said.
To donate or sponsor a student, contact Miller at 549-6922 or the school at 549-5820. Monetary donations can be made out to Stockwell Elementary School, Attention: Stockwe11’s We11