The Board of World Mission’s Blessings Flow Project has provided clean water to over 400 families in the La Moskitia region of Honduras this year through the distribution of household water filters. Through a partnership with local leaders and an organization called One Atta Time, which provides five-gallon buckets, EPA-approved water filters, and assessments of health and water quality, we have blessed every family in the villages of Tumtum Tara and Warunta, with plans to serve three additional communities (Kuhrpa, Pakwi, and Río Plátano) in the first stage of the project.

This project has already touched the hearts of many North American Moravians, who have assembled water filters, contributed to joyful noise offerings, and welcomed BWM staff members into their congregations to share about the project. We are deeply grateful to all who have engaged with this effort through recent Moravian Day of Service activities and beyond. At the bottom of this page, you will find a daily Advent calendar that will help you learn more about the project and count your blessings in this Advent season.

As we approach the end of the year, now is the best time to let the Blessings Flow!

Our partners at One Atta Time are graciously extending the price of $50 per filter to our Moravian donors through the end of the year, despite having increased their general rate to $100 this summer (to match increases in the cost of the supplies, travel, water testing, and other services they provide). This means that by giving before December 31st, the impact of your donation will be doubled!


Your $50 donation covers the cost of purchasing the filter, shipping costs to get it in country, the purchase of the bucket, visits by BWM and One Atta Time staff to do health assessments, filter distribution, training on how to use and maintain the filter, and a follow-up visit to measure impact and ensure continued proper usage. That’s a lot of value to give EVERY family in these communities a decade or more of clean water to limit days of work and school lost to the effects of water-borne illnesses!

Even more important, this is a project carried out jointly by the leadership of the two Moravian Church bodies in Honduras. The church, which split more than 25 years ago, is finding ways to work together in mission that transcend their historical division. This display of unity is a tremendous witness to these communities. 

Those in the US can send checks to: Board of World Mission, 1021 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Please use the memo line to indicate that your gift is for “Blessings Flow.” Canadians can send checks to: Moravian Church in Canada, 600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0B8. Interac e-Transfer donations may be sent to [email protected]. In the comments section, please mark this donation as “Blessings Flow” and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt.

We have compiled some resources below (our annual Advent calendar, sermon starters, children’s activities, and more) to help you and your family or congregation learn more about the Blessings Flow project and enjoy a meaningful season of Advent.

 

 

 

 

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