Mission trip to Cambodia planned by Rimbey church

A small church in Rimbey with a big heart is reaching out to do its part to ensure families in other parts of the world have access

Pastor Reg Darnell from The New Life Fellowship Church in Rimbey and Shirley Hartman check out a wolf hide which will be one of the items to be sold at a silent auction to be held Nov. 30 at Rimbey Drop In Centre to help raise money for a mission trip to Cambodia. The fundraiser will include an evening of entertainment

A small church in Rimbey with a big heart is reaching out to do its part to ensure families in other parts of the world have access to safe, clean drinking water.

Members of the Rimbey New Life Fellowship will travel to Cambodia in February as part of a Samaritan’s Purse water project to install BioSand Water Filters in homes in that country. They will also help families understand the importance of using safe, clean water.

To help raise money for the mission trip, the church is holding a fundraiser at Rimbey Drop In Centre Nov. 30 featuring an evening of entertainment, a silent auction, and coffee and dessert.

Spokesperson Shirley Hartman said the fundraiser promises to be a great night featuring Gospel 792 singers from Crestomere, and cowboy poet Bryn Thiessen from Sundre.

“He is the real thing; a true, blue cowboy,” she said. “And the singers are becoming very well known.”

The silent auction items are many and varied, and Hartman is positive there will be something there for everyone.

Dennis Eisenbarth, a Red Deer College instructor who attends Rimbey New Life Fellowship, will travel to Cambodia with four other church members.

He is looking forward to the experience.

“I’m pretty excited,” he said. “We’re all Christians and we love other people and our goal is to help each other when we can.”

Eisenbarth and the other volunteers will attend a training session prior to travelling to Cambodia to learn about the culture and what to expect when they arrive.

The BioSand filter is an adaptation of slow-sand filtration that is designed for use by families at the household level. The award-winning water filtration technology was developed by Dr. David Manz, a former University of Calgary professor.

The filters are a proven, effective and inexpensive technology. From start to finish the filters can be constructed in roughly 10 days, at an average cost of $100, which covers the raw materials, construction, transportation, supervision, training for the family in the filter maintenance and personal hygiene, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

The filter removes organisms responsible for diseases spread by water, such as cholera, typhoid fever and amoebic dysentery. The filter also strains out particles causing cloudiness, and much of the organic matter responsible for taste, colour and odor.

Samaritan’s Purse Canada is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to people around the world since 1970.

Through Samaritan’s purse water project, lifesaving clean water and essential health and hygiene training is provided to hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world.

Samaritan’s Purse Canada works in about 45 countries around the world while Samaritan’s Purse International (including offices in the United States, England, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Australia) is working in more than 100 countries.

Just Posted

Boys and Girls Club looking for new home in Rimbey

The organization has lost their dedicated space at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre

Rimbey RCMP ask people to watch for ‘funny money’

RCMP says local businesses have received counterfeit currency in recent transactions

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stops in Red Deer on campaign trail

Notley promises hospital expansion, cath lab, pipelines and energy industry expansion

PHOTOS: Rimbey Library packed during petting zoo

Rimbey kids had a great time at the Zoo 2 U Petting Zoo

Rimbey Museum to display heritage quilts

The quilts were found recently at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Teen girl accused in plot to attack Kamloops school with weapons out on bail

Judge warned the girl she would be back in jail if she threatened to shoot anyone

Oil prices, Alberta election call cloud Stampede chuckwagon auction expectations

The top money bid last year came from Versatile Energy Services, Ltd.

Lacombe hosts 6th Invasive Species Council Conference at LMC

Council looks to protect native ecological environments in Alberta

Pot industry welcomes decreased edibles tax, but unhappy medical tax remains

Taxes can increase the cost of medical cannabis by as much as 25 per ceny

‘It has to send a message:’ Broncos families await sentencing for truck driver

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving and apologized in court

MPs continue voting marathon as Tories protest shutdown of Wilson-Raybould motion

Multiple MPs have resigned from Trudeau’s Liberal cabinet

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Most Read