Were you as moved by Elgin Community College instructor Joseph Onesimus' story as we were?
The Plato Center resident will travel to Kenya, where he was born, at the end of the month to complete his late father's vision: Bringing a clean water source to his village. Work on the water-supplying borehole started last spring with support from several Quad Cities churches and Onesimus' mother's mission organization, Child Arise Kenya. The completed project, called Living Waters Borehole, will bring clean water to 5,000 people.
Onesimus' story appeared in Sunday's Courier. You can read the full story here on our website: "One man's summer vacation of a lifetime."
Here's how you can help.
Donations can be sent to:
Child Arise Kenya Widows and Orphans Ministry
827 Fifth Avenue Drive W.
Andalusia, IL 61232
For more information about Child Arise Kenya or the Living Waters Borehole project, call 309-798-2596 or visit ChildAriseKenya.com.
-- Emily McFarlan, Staff Writer