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Project Disaster: Will you Survive?

Introducing a free, new program for youth focused on the global water crisis.

Imagine your youth group has been hit by a natural disaster and you’re now living in a danger zone – surrounded by wreckage, dealing with possible injuries, lacking access to basic necessities like food or water. How will you survive? This is the setting for an exciting new program for youth — Project Disaster. Your students become refugees for the day and compete in fun, challenging activities to see who has what it takes to survive.

We all want our youth to see the bigger picture — to think outside of themselves and care about others — but as a youth leader, it can be hard to make that connection. Social justice issues often feel intangible and unrelatable to students. Plus, when you introduce a complicated issue, there are many difficult questions… How should Christians live and love in light of everything that’s happening in the world? How can we put ourselves in the shoes of others? What can we do to help?

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has provided more than 3.1 million people in 52 countries access to safe water. Water Mission believes safe water is the basis for physical life, and the work they do is motivated by faith in Jesus Christ, the Living Water.

Project Disaster is a program developed by Water Mission to spread awareness of the global water crisis and enable youth to make a tangible impact on lives around the world. Through pre-event fundraising, youth help provide safe and Living Water to people in need. Project Disaster could be the perfect event for your fall or spring schedule! Your youth will:

  • Learn about the global water crisis and disaster response efforts
  • Gain spiritual insight into God’s view standing up against injustice
  • Impact lives around the world by helping provide safe and Living Water

By utilizing the completely free resources — including a step-by-step planning kit, challenging videos, exciting survival activities, and a 5-day follow up devotional — you can craft a custom experience that your youth will not forget. The program is designed to be flexible and scalable, so whether you have a large or small group, several hours or an overnight lock-in, Project Disaster is an excellent experience to help students gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties faced by people in the wake of a disaster.

Sign up today for this eye-opening experience! Register to access your FREE planning kit at projectdisaster.org

P.S. One lucky youth leader who registers their group for Project Disaster will win a FREE TRIP to visit a Water Mission’s country program and experience the gift of safe water firsthand.* Register today!

*Register at projectdisaster.org and be entered to win a trip to one of Water Mission’s nine country programs: Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania, or Uganda. The 5-day trip will be led by a Water Mission host, will include other special guests, and will occur on a date set by Water Mission. No purchase necessary. Youth ministers and leaders in the U.S. that sign up for Project Disaster between 08/01/16 and 04/30/17 are eligible to participate. Contest sponsored by Water Missions International, PO Box 71489, N Charleston, SC 29415. Retail value dependent upon destination. One winner will be drawn at random on 05/01/17. The winner will be notified via phone and email. The winner will be announced via social media and posted on projectdisaster.org.
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