Monday, March 29, 2021

One Great Hour of Sharing, Lenten Water Challenge


During Lent and especially on Easter, we have the opportunity to participate in the One Great Hour of Sharing, which responds directly to the Isaiah 58 needs God has called us to fulfill. This is one of the Special Offerings during the year, and it provides funding for the • Presbyterian Hunger Program, • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance • Self Development of People. Total national OGHS funds raised for 2020 were $3,188,365. Every donation counts! You can use the special yellow envelope that was in your packet for February, or you can write a check to St. Mark and indicate OGHS (One Great Hour of Sharing). Click here for more.

Please participate along with your Lenten Water Challenge donation that benefits Marian Medical Mission, providing clean water wells to communities in Africa.


Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kills more people annually than all forms of violence, including war. In the world, 663 million people do not have access to clean water. About half of the world’s population who lack clean water live in Africa. 

Marion Medical Mission has played an active role in the fight against dirty water. Since 1990, they have built over 31,000 wells in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia providing over four million people with a sustainable source of safe drinking water. Without Christ, that would not have been possible! With Him, all is possible. And by His power, we believe that countless millions of others will receive life-giving water. 

For the past 19 years, St. Mark has supported Marion Medical Mission through our Christmas Alternatives Gift Fair. During the past three years, St. Mark member donations have funded the construction of 30 wells. 

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