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Young people

August 27, 2006

Even though it was a summer filled with beach trips, swimming, and cold drinks on hot days, the children of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church remembered that clean water is a luxury not always available to families in other parts of the world.

In June, the church's Vacation Bible School raised more than $700 to support efforts by the Samaritan's Purse Organization to provide clean water to a Third World community. Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational Christian organization supporting the many needs of people in underdeveloped countries. The children voted that their pennies, nickels, and dimes should be used to provide a water filtering system through the Samaritan's Purse Clean Water program.

"In many parts of the Third World, rivers and lakes serve not only for drinking and washing, but also for dumping waste and watering livestock. That's downright dangerous," said Annette Sandell, director of Christian Education at St. Andrew. "With the generous giving of this year's Bible School, we were able to provide an entire community with fresh, clean water."

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Vacation Bible School students at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church raised more than $700 to support efforts to provide clean water to a Third World community.

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