Helping multiple charities

Helping multiple charities

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church in Joplin raised thousands of dollars to support a charity close to home and one across the globe.

The church raised $40,000 on Christmas Eve, splitting the funds between Watered Gardens and Rainbow Network, a Christian ministry based out of Springfield, Missouri.

Saint Paul’s has been working with Rainbow Network since 2006, sending money and volunteers to improve lives in poor villages. These funds will go towards housing, education, health care, and economic development.

“Without people like Saint Paul’s, we wouldn’t be in Nicaragua. The people wouldn’t have the support that they have and there would be a lot of unanswered prayers,” said Megan Herrera, the Rainbow Network’s executive director.

Rainbow Network helps 166 villages throughout Nicaragua. Watered Gardens will use its funds for a family shelter project.