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Going without & reaching out

Word of Peace Lutheran, Rogers, Minn., challenged its congregation to ditch coffee, soda and other beverages and drink only water for Lent. 

Word of Peace Lutheran,  Rogers, Minn., Members were asked to donate what they would have spent on beverages and also buy a water bottle (the church sold 419). They raised $8,949 for clean water — enough to build two wells for 800 people for 20 years.

The money was sent to Living Water International and ELCA World Hunger water projects.


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