Thousands of Americans and others residing in Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas in the United States are gearing up to participate in the 3rd Annual Dallas Easter Run on March 26 with the proceeds going toward The Last Well to complete the construction of wells in Liberia.
Information reaching the Daily Observer indicates that residents will participate in a 4 Mile Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Family Run/Walk. There is also the Water Walk Challenge that participants can take before, during or after the race.
The Water Walk Challenge engages the participant to know what it feels like to carry water even a short distance just like children in Liberia do every day. “They can carry a jerry can of water for one block, a mile, or even the entire four mile route,” officials said.
“The Last Well’s mission is to provide access to clean water for the entire nation of Liberia, border to border, and offer the Gospel to every person we serve, by the end of 2020,” Founder and CEO Dr. Phillips said.
Dr. Phillips and the rest of the Last Well staff will be in the race! He told his staff, “We’ll all be left in his dust. So, show up and put him in his place!”
The Last Well, a Christian organization has completed over 1,500 clean water projects all across Liberia, including projects in Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, Nimba, Bomi, Lofa, Grand Kru, Grand Gedah and River Gee.
By the end of 2016, three counties will enjoy 100% access to clean water – Bong, Bomi, and Grand Kru, with the other 12 counties to be completed between January 2017 and December 2020, a release said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Phillips’ recently appointed Global Goodwill Ambassador, Liberia-born Doc Lawson, who played professional soccer in the United States, is expected to be in the country from March 16 to August 3 to review The Last Well’s clean water projects that have been completed since late 2008.
Ambassador Lawson is returning after 40 years in the United States.
As a former professional soccer player in the US, Doc also wants to bring sports ministry to the communities served with water and the Gospel through an ongoing partnership with the Liberia YMCA.