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It's that time of year again! For the second year in a row, I've had the privilege to record and produce a Christmas CD within WestGate's Worship Arts community. Some great friends and musicians lent a hand to help track this little EP. The CD proceeds are donated towards clean water.

Last year we happily ran out of CDs and raised enough money to repair 2 clean water wells in Western Kenya. These wells service 2 separate schools within 2 villages in Western Kenya. Our formal partnership is with Living Water. And our friend John Nadolski who works with Living Water shared the following comments from these two villages (which combined represent about 1,000 students impacted):

“The students got sick frequently due to sickness and diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera due to dirty water from the untreated river. The students also wasted a lot of time going to fetch water from the river, which is very far from the school. There was drop in performance in the school due to wastage of time and resources.” - Mr. Mesus, Head teacher at the Vohovole Primary School

“The old water source had little water that was very dirty and not treated as compared to the new water source! This source has enough water for us and is safe to use. Students wasted a lot of time fetching water from very far and were often sick because of the dirty water. We suffered much from dysentery, typhoid, cholera and runny stomach (commonly used term to describe diarrhea). Now we have clean, clear water. Thank you.” - Mr. Zebedee, Head teacher at the Kiragilu Primary School

This year's CD is available for donation at all WestGate services beginning this weekend.