|In the 1970's Sunny travelled to Wekin as a college student on a mission trip. That trip changed her life
forever. It was then she decided to one day return and make a difference. Leaving something so insignificant
as a pencil with a young man changed his life, and he remembered Sunny some 34 years later! The pencil
kept him in school so he could continue his education.
There were no wells and toilets in this city when our ministry began. Young children would carry 40 pound
jugs of water walking 30 minutes each way twice a day to get their families supply of water. There originally
were just six holes in the ground at the elementary school that served as toilet facilities with no doors for
privacy on them. Those were the only facilities for over 8,000 people.
Sunny returned to Wekin for the second time in 2008 with her daughter Alyssa, and again in 2011, 2012,
and 2014 with her husband Wyn and several different travel companions. This organization has grown out of
the needs seen and their compassion for the way the people of Wekin live and survive daily!
In 2015 Wekin Project joined New Covenant Foundation. Since then there has been a Medical Mission
serving over 2,000 people, and a partnership was established with University of Wisconsin Sports where 30
Ethiopian church planters and evangelists were trained in sports ministry outreach.
As you hear about the Horn of Africa in the news you can understand the serious trouble that lies ahead for
these people. Before Wekin Project came into this area, one out of two children died before the age of 5
from water born illnesses.
When this ministry began we wanted to return to Wekin, dig wells, build toilets, & bring in school supplies.
Through your help, "Wekin Project" now has built three latrines with 12 stools each, three wells with fresh
water, and some materials for the school have been donated to help teach the students.
Things are starting to change in Wekin, and plans for a library, medical clinic, and help for the deaf and blind
etc. are on the horizon. Hopefully within the next 10 to 15 years, the people of Wekin will be self sufficient
and able to sustain life on their own.
If you feel so inclined to donate to "Wekin Project" or purchase a set of gift cards, please see our donation
page for more information.
Wyn and Sunny Ray
|"And if anyone gives to one
of these little ones even a
cup of water to drink, truly
I say to you he shall not
lose his reward."
|View children getting
water back in 2012 below.
Wyn & Sunny's Nov. 2012
Ethopian trip on YOU
|Inspired Faith Film Festival 2016
award winning documentary!
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