Some Perspective for Father’s Day


June 7, 2012 by Jay Helms

As we recently celebrated Mother’s Day in our community, Dave Harding & 10 members of the Duke Football program were bringing life-giving water to mothers in Africa by digging two wells in the rural area surrounding Awassa, Ethiopia.


So we wanted to celebrate this Father’s Day in a way we would be proud of. We invited Dave to come share with us. So Dave Harding, a starting offensive lineman for the Duke football team, 
will join us to play football with our kids and share stories, pictures, and videos from his experience with Water is Life International in Ethiopia. We will meet together on June 17 at Morrisville Community Park, 3:00-5:00

Dave will share with us about the letters/pictures kids from our community sent with him for children in Ethiopia. There will be time for children to ask him questions about the trip. For those interested, we will make a collective financial contribution to Water is Life to be given towards the digging of a well (Total coast of one well = $5,000-8,000).

Muddy Water From the River

Refreshing Water from the New Well

For more information:
Orlando Sentinel – Dave’s Hometown Paper
Raleigh News & Observer
WRAL Sports – Raleigh
Water is Life – YouTube Page

2 thoughts on “Some Perspective for Father’s Day

  1. mom says:

    Hey, Jay! Ray Broadwell is going to try to come the 17th. Does he have access to this information? I don’t want to bother him unnecessarily during this busy time. We look forward to coming. How may we help?

  2. Jay Helms says:

    I sent him an email with some of this information. I also called him and left a message last week about it and the next mini-triathlon, so he’d know a little about what we’re up to, and so he could join us in praying. I’ll be in touch again early next week as well.

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