Water for Sandbranch, Texas

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photography from the Dallas Observer and D Magazine. 

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live with no running water?  Unfortunately, an inhabited place in our surrounding area exists!  About 150 descendants of ex-slaves live in Sandbranch, Texas, an unincorporated community with no running water located 20 miles southeast of downtown Dallas. Residents used wells, but in the 1980s that water got contaminated.  All of its residents — around 150 people — live below the federal poverty line. 

In Hebrews 6:10 God reminds us that “He is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

 

Continually serving others is a form of expressing our faith in and to God. When we start to grow weary in our serving, we can be reenergized in our commitment by knowing that he sees us and will not forget.

Ascension will collect bottled water for Sandbranch to be delivered in late September. Drop off date is by Sunday, September 11th.  Can you help by donating a case or two of water?  Please drop off at the church office. 

Interested in learning more?  Read about this amazing community and its myriad issues HERE.