As the pandemic took over the country and our lives, we were faced with the reality that many Walk4Water events would have to be cancelled or postponed. This may have challenged the work of providing clean water across the world, but it couldn't stop the faith of believers and their creativity.
In Peachtree City, Ga., the Church of Christ there refused to let their first ever Walk4Water be derailed. Instead of waiting until the fall to reschedule their walk, they found a way to host a virtual walk now. They challenged their members to walk anywhere at anytime over 10 days, and then document it with pictures and videos. They had 140 people participate and raised enough money to drill TWO wells!
Peachtree City’s coordinator, Jeff Richardson, said that participation may have actually increased for this first ever walk despite the quarantine.
“More people participated in this virtual W4W because they could walk when it was best on their schedule,” he said. “It also got more family members to participate. Where one or two from a family might have come to the Walk4Water event, the whole family walked for the virtual walk.”
The participants all did their part to create excitement and raise money by wearing their Walk4Water shirts and sharing on social media. This is just one example of how God’s people can come together to make the world a healthier and better place for everyone.
“We’re so thankful for Peachtree City’s heart for clean water,” said Gillian Kelley, Walk4Water Event Coordinator. “During a time when the world is so focused on other issues, it’s encouraging to see this church come together to serve people who they may never meet, but whose lives will be forever changed.”
To host a Walk4Water event with your church or organization (in person or virtual), email email@example.com or call Sean Judge at 615-832-2000 to learn more.