Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 476
Oregon, IL 61061
779.771.2088 (general inquires)
779.771.1896 (Transformational General Presbyter / Stated Clerk)



Living Waters Partnership

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Fox Valley Presbyterian and Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian are engaged in mission projects through Living Waters for the World, a global mission resource of the Synod of Living Waters (PCUSA). We invite interested individuals and mission teams to contact us for further information.

Contact:          Fred Filiaggi, Regional Coordinator

                        [email protected]

                        Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, Geneva

Living Waters for the World:

Over three million people die each year from water-related illnesses, most of them children. Living Waters for the World (LWW) allows us to become directly connected with people in need. Children are saved from certain illness and its complications due to contaminated water. We have the opportunity to share the water of life.

LWW serves communities that have only contaminated water available. A simple, clean water filtration system, easy to install and maintain, is used. LWW also teaches people to become trainers of good health practices, without which the clean water would not be effective. More than 780 clean-water systems have been installed in developing areas of the world. Over 85% of these installations continue to operate.

Blackhawk Presbytery Living Waters partnership:

The Living Waters Partnership provides support and encouragement for each other. Fox Valley Presbyterian has worked with LWW since 2007, completing over 11 projects in Guatemala. Ridgefield-Crystal Lake's first project, also in Guatemala, was complete in 2016.

Independently our teams participate in training at LWW’s Clean Water U. Back at home we plan for and train others to participate in the installation, education, and sustainability strands of the partnership. We carry out fundraising activities in our churches and communities. We emphasize the relationship-building that makes a strong partnership for our team here and with our partners in need of clean water.