Campaign: 2019 Grand Rapids Marathon
Team: 2019 Daybreak - Grand Rapids

Amy Orr

Why am I training for a third half marathon? It isn’t because I love running. I still haven’t gotten to that point and probably never will. I do love the incredible group of people I get to train with every week, but there is much more to why I run.

Over 600 million people woke up today without basic access to safe water. Many or possibly even most of those people also have never heard about Jesus. Hope Water International is working to provide them with both. With every well drilled, they also start a church in that community.

Because of the funds raised over the last two years, 36 wells were drilled and over 44,000 people are now drinking clean water, living safer and healthier lives, raising stronger and healthier families, and hearing about Jesus, most for the first time, due to the HWI mission of providing more than just physical water, but also living water!

How can I not want to be a part of that?!

Being a part of the HWI team Connects me to an incredible Community and gives me purpose as together we work towards the Cause of bringing Clean water and Christ to the forgotten people of Africa. As I move into year three, I invite you to join me on this journey. I will keep Conditioning by training and logging the miles. Please join the team by donating and help us take another step closer to a world where everyone has access to clean water and knows Jesus.