Over the Moon Grateful…

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

We are. Absolutely over the moon, top of the mountain, hit it out of the ballpark thankful for the amazing love that our sisters have shown since Sister Effect started just over two months ago.

We began our work by emphasizing the need for clean water in South Sudan. We’ll also be highlighting other efforts and partnerships that focus on care for orphans, female health and female economic opportunity in the weeks and months ahead. We’re so very excited about this.

But before we move forward, we wanted to celebrate our sisters and thank our God for where we’ve so recently been.

Because you cared and took action, Sister Effect raised funds enough to drill a well in South Sudan’s village of Warkar! We will be doing this through our partnership with Every Village who is as excited as we are that lives of women and girls will be drastically different in the next couple of months! Right now, the Warkar female population walks hours daily

to fetch water that comes from a contaminated source. A new village well will change this, and time formerly spent on water treks can be used to plant and irrigate local gardens, tend other family and community affairs and permit school-age girls to improve their education. Better health from access to potable water will also become a reality. Clean water really does change everything and our amazing sisters are part of this change …

Please know that this is an enormous accomplishment and it wouldn’t have been possible without you and your love for our beautiful South Sudanese sisters. Here are just some of the creative things that many of you here did to raise awareness and resources…*

  • Nine year old Jillian shared hand-written flyers to tell her friends about Sister Effect and the need in South Sudan
  • Mary I. harvested and replanted beautiful flowers from her garden and sold them as baskets
  • Staci R. put her love of shopping to work and sold specialty Christmas items at a ladies church boutique
  • Elementary and middle school sisters, Mary Catherine and Ellie baked treats, mixed up lemonade and enlisted friends to sell goodies – despite crazy-hot summer temps!
  • Mikaela M. decided to share a portion of proceeds from her incredible photography business to help bring clean water to South Sudan
  • Caroline C. and roommate Meredith shared funds from a wedding event catered by their business
  • Chelsea D. and her friends Ashley and Amy held a bake sale and sold tons of delicious, home-baked treats

And so, so many of you donated other funds to the work of Sister Effect and our Water Effect campaign.download movie Guardiansfree hosting no ads

So we wanted to take a moment and say just how deeply grateful we are for each of you. We wanted to tell you how much we’re loving the new community that God is building in and through our sisterhood. And we’re so incredibly excited about how He’ll take the love and momentum that’s building in this part of the world and use it to bring hope, transformation and partnership for and with our sisters in South Sudan.

Thank you, our wonderful sisters. With our whole hearts, we’re grateful for how you’re partnering in this work and we’re treasuring the chance to get to know you and think with you about ways that we can all ‘do our thing’ so that we build community while we come alongside our South Sudanese sisters.

Please let us hear from you. We cherish your thoughts, your ideas and suggestions. None of us has this all figured out but we’re trying hard to trust God, love each other and live out what it means to be ‘better together.’

Again, thank you for helping bring fresh water to a village in South Sudan (lots more pics and info coming). Even more, thank you for your amazing and beautiful spirits. We’re still pinching ourselves as we realize that we’re being allowed to do this work alongside of women and girls like you!

All of our love,

The Sister Effect Team

*Check out our community page for stories.

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