The theme of this event is "Get Dirty for Clean Water" because the proceeds of the Kalamazoo Mud Run will benefit communities in Africa by supporting efforts to drill new wells in partnership with The Bridge Church of Portage and Operation Starfish.
After putting in the first well and water distribution and storage system with Good News Ministries in Uganda, it has become obvious that the digging of wells in other villages will drastically increase goodness in a community.
Water-borne illnesses not only cause sickness and death, but also keep students from going to school. The Kalamazoo Mud Run will support the goal of Operation Starfish is to put in 50 new wells in 50 villages in the next 5 years.
"50 new wells in 50 villages in the next 5 years"
In 2013, we are adding a local mission to benefit Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.
A portion of the funds raised will be dedicated to feeding hungry people in Kalamazoo and engaging our community in the fight to end hunger.
"Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." (John 7:37-38)
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