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by Mildred Kinghorn/Faith Presbyterian Church
Faith Presbyterian Church recently sent nine members to Charleston to work as a mission team for Water Missions International.
The mission team members helped build 20 water-filtration systems for an emergency in Peru.
Team members were Indian Land residents Edye and David Bender, Sissy Kinghorn, Sue and Rick Lambert, Rodney Mandracchia, Jeannette Wilson and Diane and Colin Winchester.
The Amazon River recently flooded and left about 200,000 people displaced and homeless in Peru. These people are in urgent need of clean drinking water.
Each water-filtration system the Faith team built will provide clean drinking water for up to 10,000 people during this emergency.
As the emergency subsides, these same systems, with modifications, can be used for up to 25 years in the affected areas of Peru.
The systems were shipped to Peru last week.
Water Missions International is a nonprofit, Christian organization, which, with the help of volunteers, makes water-filtration systems for disaster areas and Third World communities around the world. It is based in Charleston.
Faith Presbyterian Church meets at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The church office is at 7520 Charlotte Highway.