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Nacogdoches church bringing clean water to 100-thousand Africans

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches has an odd display at the church doors that's drawing attention to an international issue.

It's a drilling rig, capable of providing access to reliable, clean drinking water. That's something nearly one half of the world's population does not have.

Earlier this year the Archbishop of Tanzania visited Nacogdoches to share the need for more drilling rigs.

Shortly afterwards, Christ Church formed the Tanzania Water Project, a five-year project seeking to drill one well a month for five years. In that time, the church hopes to bring fresh water to 100 thousand people.

The rig is paid for, but money is needed for training and shipping. In September a person will train with a Nacogdoches drilling company.

Donations can be made at the church. You can learn more at Christ Church Nacogdoches website.

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