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Biking for Others

Goal: Raise $3000 for BioSand Water Filters in Asia

Biking for Others

Goal: Raise $3000 for BioSand Water Filters in Asia

$3170

raised

$3000

goal

106%

Message

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:39-41

Imagine yourself working for hours in the beating hot sun without a breath of air to give any relief. Slowly straightening your sore back from hours of bending over your small crop, you walk over to the local pond a quarter of a mile away. You squat next to the small herd of water buffalo already drinking and wading in the water. You scoop up some water into your hands, the smell of the pungent brown stagnate water hits you as you bring it to your mouth but you are so used to it you don’t even realize it anymore. You are grateful to have any water at all to give to your wife and kids. One or more in your family is always suffering from a water borne illness but there is nothing you can do. You have no hope for a change, your gods aren’t listening, and so your only hope is to live to be able to bring in the crop and do it all over again.

This is a very depressing story but it is very true to countless numbers of people. The water they have is a blessing and a curse. It gives them life but also sickness and, especially to younger children, sometimes even death.

I, Cassie C., want to change this story. I want the story to continue by saying that this family now has a water filter, given to them by a local pastor in the area. Their family is now much healthier, but especially, they know that Gods love provided the clean and refreshing water and have now accepted Jesus into their hearts. Their gods didn’t do anything, no matter how much they sacrificed to the statues but they know Jesus cares because He heard their cries and did something about it.

That is why I have decided to bike for BioSand Water Filters. These filters really do make such a difference in people’s lives. The water that the people cook with, clean with, and drink usually will come from a pond that is full of everything you can imagine. Now, the water is 98 percent clean which is a world of a difference better than before.

My goal was for every mile I biked I hoped to get one water filter. I was able to bike 100 miles in two days from September 29 through September 30.

I hope you will prayerfully consider helping me in any way you can.
Thank you, Cassie C.

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$100.00USD David and Debi

1/06/14

$210.00USD Kris

12/28/12
How fun it is to be able to help you reach your goal of providing 100 bio-sand water filters to needy families in Asia! May each filter provided demonstrate the love of Jesus and draw people to Him. :)

$30.00USD Anonymous

12/26/12

$250.00USD Grandpa & Grandma Carnine

12/26/12

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About BioSand
Water Filters

Disease-ridden water is a leading cause of sickness and death in Asia, especially among children. However, BioSand water filters can greatly address this problem.

  • BioSand Water filters are made from concrete and sand, meaning they're easy to construct.
  • They work on any kind of water—whether from wells, ponds, rivers or rain. This means families can use the closest water source and make it safe to drink.
  • BioSand Water filters are effective at removing dirt, worms, bacteria, and most viruses from water sources.

Your donation will support Gospel for Asia's BioSand Water filter distribution. For every $30 GFA can produce a single filter that will be given to a family in need. A single filter can often serve the needs of multiple families.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

Learn more about GFA

100 percent of every donation on mygfa.org preferenced for the field is sent to the field for the administration of the preferenced campaign project. Each gift is subject to GFA’s Gift Acceptance Policy.

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Donations

Name
Amount
Date
Comment
David and Debi
$100.00 USD
01/06/14
Kris
$210.00 USD
12/28/12
How fun it is to be able to help you reach your goal of providing 100 bio-sand water filters to needy families in Asia! May each filter provided demonstrate the love of Jesus and draw people to Him. :)
"How fun it is to be able to help you reach your goal of providing 100 bio-sand water filters to needy families in Asia! May each filter provided demonstrate the love of Jesus and draw people to Him. :)"
Anonymous
$30.00 USD
12/26/12
Grandpa & Grandma Carnine
$250.00 USD
12/26/12
Elizabeth
$110.00 USD
12/06/12
Wow so close to the goal, I hope there will be others who will give in honor of someone for Christmas to make the people of India blessed with clean water. So very proud of what you did. Love from Elizabeth and the Oregon Lambert's Kurt, Jen, Jordan, Brianna and Zach
"Wow so close to the goal, I hope there will be others who will give in honor of someone for Christmas to make the people of India blessed with clean water. So very proud of what you did. Love from Elizabeth and the Oregon Lambert's Kurt, Jen, Jordan, Brianna and Zach"
Cris
$120.00 USD
12/04/12
These are for Christmas gifts for Mary Lee Metz, Jessica Fernandez, Traci and John Copas, and Cory and Stacy Corkum. God bless them.
"These are for Christmas gifts for Mary Lee Metz, Jessica Fernandez, Traci and John Copas, and Cory and Stacy Corkum. God bless them."
Karen
$25.00 USD
11/15/12
Anonymous
$50.00 USD
11/12/12
In honor of a special person's birthday. Happy Birthday! We love you.
"In honor of a special person's birthday. Happy Birthday! We love you."
Dan and Cris
$100.00 USD
11/09/12
This gift is in honor of Grandma's birthday, at her request. Happy Birthday!
"This gift is in honor of Grandma's birthday, at her request. Happy Birthday!"
Anonymous
$50.00 USD
10/31/12
Dear Cassie, this in memory of Don Haller, Mugs dear friend.......keep biking for water
"Dear Cassie, this in memory of Don Haller, Mugs dear friend.......keep biking for water"
Ruth
$30.00 USD
10/18/12
Water filters are one of my favorite things! May your campaign goal be reached. :)
"Water filters are one of my favorite things! May your campaign goal be reached. :)"
Steve and Spring
$50.00 USD
10/12/12
Elicia
$15.00 USD
10/04/12
Anonymous
$100.00 USD
10/04/12
Dear Cassie, you are doing good and we are proud of you. This is in memorial to our dear friend Jim Merrill. His wife Ada has been my friend since 1960
"Dear Cassie, you are doing good and we are proud of you. This is in memorial to our dear friend Jim Merrill. His wife Ada has been my friend since 1960 "
Duncan
$100.00 USD
10/03/12
Way to be creative. Great job, Cassie!! Sorry we're a little late.
"Way to be creative. Great job, Cassie!! Sorry we're a little late."
Anonymous
$60.00 USD
10/01/12
Anonymous
$1000.00 USD
10/01/12
Praying your hard work reaps a big harvest in Asia. God bless you!
"Praying your hard work reaps a big harvest in Asia. God bless you! "
Pauline
$30.00 USD
09/29/12
Go, Cassie!
"Go, Cassie!"
Marlies
$25.00 USD
09/28/12
What a wonderful idea! God bless you. Grandma Marlies
"What a wonderful idea! God bless you. Grandma Marlies "
Elizabeth
$50.00 USD
09/28/12
Way to go Cassie, I know you can do it as you are an incredible role model for your siblings and other teenagers. Have fun as I know you are doing this for the very best of reasons.
"Way to go Cassie, I know you can do it as you are an incredible role model for your siblings and other teenagers. Have fun as I know you are doing this for the very best of reasons."

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