Recent News

Recent News

2014 Colorado Chapter Live Purse Auction

We will be having our annual Live Purse Auction where invited ladies bring a brand new purse to be auctioned off. It will be held at the Valley Country Club and a delicious lunch will be served. Our guest speak will be Janet Baker, Executive Director of Widow’s Mite Experience who will share all that WME is doing in the world. We will also share our wonderful experiences that the Colorado Board members experienced while in Guatemala; seeing first hand the impact that clean water has on the lives of so many. Come and enjoy this time with us.

 

2014 Spring Tea and Fashion Event Colorado Chapter

We are having a delectable tea and silent auction at the Valley Country Club on Saturday May 17th 1:30 to 4 pm. Our guest speaker, Beth Meadows of Orphan’s Promise, will be updating us on our involvement with Orphan’s Promise and their water needs. We will have a fun fashion show from Chico`s, featuring the latest style, complete with live models. This is a complementary event as all the tables have been underwritten by sponsors. Our goal is to impact orphans with their water related needs and provide life giving clean water along with the word of God. Feel free to wear a hat! It`s Springtime!

 

2014 Guatemala Mission Trip Colorado Chapter

The 5 Board members of the Colorado Chapter were privileged to be able to go to Guatemala with Orphan’s Promise staff from CBN. We were there one week in and around the town of Antiqua as well as Guatemala City. We saw the impact that our donations for clean drinking water has made in different villages that we visited. It was emotional and rewarding to know that one school now has water where none existed before; that they have flushing toilets where none existed before and now have sinks and faucets to wash their little hands and faces. Other water projects involved not only the life giving water but also sanitation and a better way of life. Christ got all the praise. We visited women’s prisons and saw how the women take care of their babies inside the prison. Thankfully, some of the woman have accepted Christ but we prayed for all of them. It was such a humbling experience. We thank God we had the opportunity to see first hand what WME is doing in the world.

WME-IN Chapter 2013 Annual Report

WIDOW’S MITE EXPERIENCE INDIANA CHAPTER It was a busy year for WME-IN Chapter! Widow’s Mite Experience-IN Chapter hosted their inaugural 5K run and walk for fresh water wells. Thanks to the hard work and efforts of the Beta Sorority in Linton, Indiana, the event was a tremendous success. We had over 100 registrations with enough funds to put toward two fresh water wells in 3rd world countries! Imagine the number of children who will be able to have clean drinking water because of these runners and walkers. The Lord provided a perfect fall day. Special thanks goes to the Family Life Center in Bloomfield, Indiana for supporting our effort. Due to the success of our event, we are already making plans for the 2014 run/walk! Mark your calendar for: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shakamak State Park in Jasonville, Indiana. WME-IN Chapter has shared the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ while digging wells….thanks to YOU! 2013 began with our 4th Annual Praise and Worship gathering which took place in Lebanon, Indiana. Our chapter has come to know the promise found in Matthew 6:33, that seeking and putting the Lord first before making any plans, will ensure His plan for our chapter. Nine water backpacks, three Jerrycans and fourteen fresh water wells later, certainly showed the Lord’s provision through donors such as YOU in 2013! In April, WME-IN sponsored a teaching from Darlene Browning, one of our members. It was an inspirational morning that touched the hearts of everyone who attended. May took some of us the the National WME Retreat held in North Carolina. It was here we learned the impact the overall organization is making throughout the world. Our most exciting accomplishment in 2013 was the realization of a vision the Lord gave to the Indiana Chapter in 2010….”Run the Distance”. Our chapter is in awe of what the Lord did through a very small group of women with very big hearts for people in need of the Gospel and fresh water. Due to the efforts of the launched program, WME-IN was able to sponsor two full wells! 2014 has begun and we are planning our 5th Annual Praise and Worship which will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana this year. We welcome anyone interested in joining our cause either through donation or through membership. WME-IN is literally changing the lives of the people we touch….at home and around the world. We pray for YOU and thank the Lord for YOU…truly a living example of His tangible love…giving hope and changing lives one drop of water at a time!

WME-IN Chapter Inaugural “Run the Distance/Walk the Distance” Race

Widow’s Mite Experience-IN Chapter hosted their inaugural 5K run and walk for fresh water wells. Thanks to the hard work and efforts of the Beta Sorority in Linton, Indiana, the event was a tremendous success. We had over 100 registrations with enough funds to put toward two fresh water wells in 3rd world countries! Imagine the number of children who will be able to have clean drinking water because of these runners and walkers. The Lord provided a perfect fall day. Special thanks goes to the Family Life Center in Bloomfield, Indiana for supporting our effort. Due to the success of our event, we are already making plans for the 2014 run/walk! Mark your calendar for: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shakamak State Park in Jasonville, Indiana.

WME-IN Chapter April Breakfast Seminar-“Running the Race of Life”

In April, WME-IN sponsored a teaching from Darlene Browning, one of our members. The morning included a breakfast, lecture, breakout discussion groups, and a presentation from President Diane Cooley featuring the mission of WME-IN. It was an inspirational morning that touched the hearts of everyone who attended.

WME-IN Presentation to Fourth Graders

For the past three years, the teachers from St. Paul’s Catholic School in Valparaiso, Indiana have invited Indiana Chapter President Diane Cooley to speak to their students about the mission of WME. Each year the children are read the Elsie Story along with the Biblical history of the widow in the temple. The children have opportunity to carry the Jerrycan and wear the backpack to know first hand what a child their age would have to experience when transporting water to their home. The children have been touched greatly by WME as they have been instrumental in funding four wells, Jerrycan’s and water backpacks. WME-IN thanks the Lord for these children and their teachers. They literally are the Hands and Feet of Jesus. “And a little child shall lead them.” Isa 11:6

5k Run/Walk The Distance

Come and join us in our annual 5k Run/Walk the Distance to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013. This is a great time to not only get some exercise but to imapct the world by providing clean drinking water and The Word to the nations. Proceeds from this event also benefit local communities by helping to provide water to food banks, the homeless, and with aid to disadvantaged women to pay for water and sewer bills. Register early to take advantage of discounted fees and to secure your spot as registgration is limited.

Atlanta Purse Auction – Atlanta Country Club

The fabulous Atlanta Country Club was the venue for another highly successful Widow’s Mite Experience Purse Auction. The tables were creatively decorated by our wonderful table hostesses and the lovely ladies who attended enjoyed the scrumptious food, exciting auction and an opportunity to meet three talented local book authors for a book signing. We can’t begin to thank everyone enough for making this event a huge success. Because of the generosity of so many, women and their children around the world are receiving the blessing of clean, fresh drinking water and the Word.

Christmas Tea – Sea Trail Resort & Conference Center – Sunset Beach, NC

The sights and sounds of Christmas were everywhere! Women were treated to entertainment of a local bell choir, songs sung by local artists, got to know the ladies of Widow’s Mite Experience by watching a newly created and highly entertaining video, and, of course, enjoyed the wonderful food. The venue was decorated with beautiful themed Christmas trees which were delivered that day to the lucky winning bidder. Additionally, the ladies had an opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping from displays of Radko ornaments, handmade cheese balls, Mary Kay, purses and fabulous jewelry. A wonderful time was had by all and it was a great way to begin this joyous Christmas season!

WME-IN Chapter 2012 Annual Report

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and reflect on the past, then express one’s heart to another. We, the Indiana Chapter of Widow’s Mite Experience, offer you a review of accomplishments. Please realize that by the Grace of God, none of this would have happened had it not been for you. 35 FRESH WATER WELLS…Since our inception in the fall of 2009, WME-IN has set yearly goals. Due to your generosity, each year’s goal has been met. For 2012, we have reached a total of 21 of our 20 well goal! LOCATIONS…The wells you have sponsored have reached villages in Thoguta, India; Sitha, Mayanmar (Burma); Haiti; Lutuni, Kenya; Hyderabad, India; Cambodia, China, Guatemala, Thailand and Peru. LIVES AFFECTED…On average, one well services a minimum of 300 people. With 35 wells resulting from your gifts, more than 10, 500 people have fresh drinking water. MOST IMPORTANTLY…WME has shared the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ while digging these water wells. We pray for you and thank the Lord for YOU…an example of His tangible love. You have given hope and have changed lives.

Widow’s Mite Experience Purse Auction, Lakeland, Florida

A lovely purse auction was held at the fabulous Lakeland Yacht Club in Lakeland, Florda. Over 40 women were introduced to the ministry of Widow’s Mite Experienc and they were excited to bid on the exquisite purses available to them. Once again, women and their children around the world will benefit from this event through the flowing of clean water.

Lucite boxes for World Changers

We used Lucite boxes with a lock to place in certain businesses that would encourage customers to put their spare change into the box when they checked out with their purchases. Our believe is that any spare change can eventually add up to have enough money to drill a well. One company we want to recognize is Mercer Place in Denver Colorado. Lana Mercer is the own of Mercer Place, a resale boutique. She believes in our cause and did indeed encourage customers to not just put spare change in, but dollar bills into the box. Within a few months, there was over a $100 in the box. Lana also had one rack with clothing with a sign selling each item of clothing for $1.00. Every dollar then went to World Changers to drill water wells. We really appreciate Lana’s efforts to help us. She said she will continue her support throughout the year. God Bless Lana.

The Little White House – Shallotte, NC

We are thrilled to announce that there is a Widow’s Mite Experience room full of wonderful treasurers at The White House on Main Street, Shallotte, NC. By the way, we still welcome your item donations. Please call to set up an appointement to gratefully receive your treasurers.

Old Bridge Society Purse Auction – Sunset Beach, NC

A beautiful purse auction was held by the Old Bridge Society of Sunset Beach, NC to benefit Widow’s Mite Experience. This lovely event was fabulous and once again women proved that purses can turn into wells! Sufficient funds were raised to drill two wells! Thank you so much for everyone who worked so hard to make this event successful and change the world!

Widow’s Mite Experience Purse Auction & Coffee – Sea Trail Resort & Conference Center

Here’s some new math.. Women + Purses = WELLS!!! Our event on May 5 at the Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Shallotte, NC was a fantastic success. Approximately 100 lovely women attended our purse auction and were treated to not only scrumptious food but had a blast bidding on many fabulous purses. Each woman brought a purse to be auctioned off and they truly surpassed our expectations. In addition to raising funds to drill wells internationally, a portion of the monies raised were donated to help local families in Brunswick County, NC who needed assistance with paying water bills. We are so grateful to everyone who participated in making our event so successful. Blessings to all!

Widow’s Mite Experience Auction and Coffee, Shallotte, NC

Here’s some new math.. Women + Purses = WELLS!!! Our event on May 5 at the Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Shallotte, NC was a fantastic success. Approximately 100 lovely women attended our purse auction and were treated to not only scrumptious food but had a blast bidding on many fabulous purses. Each woman brought a purse to be auctioned off and they truly surpassed our expectations. In addition to raising funds to dig wells internationally, a portion of the monies raised were donated to help local families in Brunswick County, NC who needed assistance with paying water bills. We are so grateful to everyone who participated in making our event so successful. Blessings to all!

Widow’s Mite Purse Auction & Coffee, Raleigh, NC

Nothing can be finer than to be in Carolina for an exciting purse auction! The setting for our event was the beautiful Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. One could feel the excitement building as each woman arrived with a purse in hand to be given for auction. They were as excited as we were! After a light brunch, the bidding began and we were blown away by the enthusiasm and generosity of everyone in attendance. This event was focused on raising funds to provide clean drinking water in the nation of Haiti. And, in addition, we were privileged to have donated a portion of the proceeds to The Bucket List Dream Foundation whose desire is to bless those diagnosed with terminally ill cancer the means to fulfill a final wish. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and made a huge impact on the world around us.

Widow’s Mite Experience Purse Auction & Coffee – Raleigh, NC

Nothing can be finer than to be in Carolina for an exciting purse auction! The setting for our event was the beautiful Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. One could feel the excitement building as each woman arrived with a purse in hand to be given for auction. They were as excited as we were! After a light brunch, the bidding began and we were blown away by the enthusiasm and generosity of everyone in attendance. This event was focused on raising funds to provide clean drinking water in the nation of Haiti. And, in addition, we were privileged to have donated a portion of the proceeds to The Bucket List Dream Foundation whose desire is to bless those diagnosed with terminally ill cancer the means to fulfill a final wish. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and made a huge impact on the world around us.

Women’s Bible Study at Cherry Hills Community Church

The Colorado Chapter is so grateful to the Tuesday morning women’s bible study at Cherry Hills Community Church. After Dianne Newberry and Helen Schweiger gave a presentation to these ladies about the ministry of Widow’s Mite Experience, these women generously donated over $3000 to drill a well in Haiti. As a result of a big event held on New Year’s eve of this year, Widow’s Mite Experience nationally had money to purchase our own water well drilling truck located in Haiti. The first water well to be drilled in Haiti will be funded by this group of Tuesday morning bible study women. The plaque on the well will indicate their support and prayers for a country that is in desperate need of clean water and the living water of Jesus.

World Changer Water Bottles

Be A World Changer!!! In Colorado, the concept, of having a small shaped water bottle located in homes and schools, was started in 2010. The idea is that families and/or school children would collect their spare change and put it into the water bottles. With many people participating, spare change can quickly add up to fund the drilling of a water well. One water well usually costs $1800 to drill. In 2011, the World Changer water bottles were ready for distribution. Larger lucite boxes that could be locked, would be placed in certain businesses. As customers left these businesses, they could put their change or dollars into the lucite boxes. During the 2011 2nd annual purse auction, some of the ladies who attended took those water bottles home with them. In 2012, the water bottles are coming back to WME full of coins. The lucite boxes are placed in 8 businesses so far. At last check, these boxes were also collecting change and dollars.

2011 New Year’s Eve Event -Resolution Hope-Water for Haiti

What an exciting evening! We were blessed to have raised over $3000,000. With the net proceeds of this money, we bought a truck! It is a beautiful, well digging rig that is digging wells as we write. We also funded a well to serve over 7,000 people on the border of Kenya and Somalia. To God Be The Glory! By the way, Widow’s Mite Experience wishes you a very Happy New Year and thanks you for your support.

Richmond, Virginia, 2nd Annual Purse Auction

Auction Event – 2nd Annual Purse Auction September 18th , 2011 was a HUGE Success!

Second Annual 5k Run/Walk for Water

The Second Annual 5k Run/Walk for Water was held at Sea Trail Resorts and Conference Center in Sunset Beach, NC on Saturday, March 19. The weather cooperated and all the participants had a wonderful time getting some exercise, enjoying the sunshine and raising money for fresh water wells. The event was very successful touching the hearts of everyone. Monies were donated to fund two fresh water wells!! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to making our event successful.

Widow’s Mite Experience Conference and Retreat

SUCCESS, SUCCESS, SUCCESS!!! The first Widow’s Mite Experience Conference was attended by representatives of all the chapters and some very special guests as well. Terry Meeuwsen, Founder of Orphan’s Promise, was the guest speaker on Friday evening. She was so precious as she shared her heart for the plight of orphans around the world. The evening ended with ministry time and beautiful praise and worship led by the Vineyard Group. Saturday’s program was wonderful as each chapter presented a skit sharing some of their experiences and challenges. And were they ever creative! From cheerleading to line dancing to witty dialogue, each chapter was amazing. Saturday evening culminated with a silent and live auction and over $11,000 was raised for wells and to the glory of God. And as if that wasn’t enough, Dr. Pat Robertson led an inspired Sunday service and communion, which was the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend. We were all blessed by being with a group of dedicated women who share one common goal..to bring clean drinking water and the Living Water, the Word of God, to the nations. We can’t wait til next year…….

WME-IN PENNIES FOR WATER–Woman donates water jug of money for wells

THE HERALD BULLETIN-Monday, November 15, 2010-ANDERSON–Fifteen years ago, Carretta “Corky” Corzine and her best friend began putting pennies into an old glass jug for water coolers. It was never decided what the pennies would go toward, that is, until a recent Bible study class. “Our teacher was saying that, even a penny or a nickel, you would be surprised how far this would go for digging a well,” 73-year old Corzine said. On Sunday, that jar of pennies became the symbol for the Indiana Chapter of Widow’s Mite Experience, a North Carolina based organization of women that raises money to build wells in third-world countries. “It’s penny by penny,” said Darlene Browning, a Franklin member of the Chapter. “We’re not asking for commitments; we’re not asking for pledges. We’re asking for people’s change.” Corzine’s penny-by-penny donation was presented Sunday at a Praise and Worship session at the Madison Park Church of God, which served as a sort of kick-off for the Chapter. Bob and Esther Crnkovich said they attended the hour long session because they’d wanted to praise, but were interested in learning more about the well program. “We just heard about the music,” Esther Crnkovich said. The two-foot glass jar was wheeled in the Madison Park Church of God on a stand made special for the presentation. “I would be very curious to know how much is in there,” Corzine said. “It’s just pennies, as far as I know.” Corzine said she was making the donation in the name of her best friend, Lynn Henthorn, who died in March at age 71. The two women had been best friends for 20 years, Corky said. They traveled the nation and world together. They lived together. And, somewhere along the way, they decided to start putting their pennies together. “Every couple nights, we would empty our billfolds and put the pennies in there,” she said. “We had no idea at the time what we would do with them.” Browning said her Chapter members, and maybe her grandchildren, will begin the task of rolling the pennies this week. “Since this is going to a nonprofit, I don’t want to lose whatever the percentage is that it would cost to have someone count them for us,” she said. The Indiana Chapter of Widow’s Mite began in October 2009 after a group of women attended a conference in North Carolina, Browning said. Browning said the Indiana Chapter is expecting to fund 20 well projects this year. It costs $1800 to drill a well, she said. A small silent auction on Friday raised enough for the first well, Browning said. “I hope people will feel inspiried to help in this well drilling because this is the only way for them to get fresh water,” Corzine said. According to the World Health Organization, the lack of safe drinking water is the cause of about 80 percent of sickness and disease globally. Corzine said she knows her best friend would approve of the donation. In fact, she’s already stood in their “hobby room”, where the jar has been for 15 years, and told Lynn all about it. “I said, ‘Lynn, I know you would approve of this,” Corzine said this week, “because you will be a part of that well’.” Contact Christina M. Wright, 640-4883, christina.wright@heraldbulletin.com

Widow’s Mite Experience and Rivers of the World auction was a success!

Widow’s Mite Experience and Rivers of the World teamed up to host a wonderful auction extravaganza! This event took place in Atlanta, Ga. and raised funds to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world thur fresh water wells and missions to areas that can only be reached by rivers. The auction was held at Atlanta Country Club on Sept. 25th and approximately 250 guest were treated to an action packed evening of entertainment by Beloved, southern delicacies, an amazing silent and live auction, fun and surprises. Funds raised at the event will benefit Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, a mission school in India, fresh water wells, micro industries, medical missions and best of all, these funds will take the Gospel and the name of Jesus to the nations. We deeply appreciate all who made this night a success through their donations and purchases. May God bless you all abundantly as His Word declares… He gives seed to the sower! Each of you have changed our world!

Widow’s Mite Experience: Where there’s a will, there’s a well.

FROM THE SOUTH BRUNSWICK MAGAZINE In February of 2004, a group of women from a Brunswick County church came together with a desire to do something bigger with their lives – to find their purpose, to give back to their community and to their God. With staggering facts regarding the devastating effects of unclean water in impoverished countries and knowledge of the dangerous extremes that women and children had to go to in order to get water for their families, the group was heartbroken. “Nothing is going to change until water changes,” stated one of the women. And with that, they quickly decided upon the cause that they were to serve: providing clean drinking water while also spreading the word of God to those who are physically and spiritually thirsty. They knew that they had the passion to positively impact the disturbing statistics. But how would they turn their passion into action? The women were faced with a great desire but needed to determine a strategy to make their dreams a reality. The first step was figuring out how to raise the funds necessary to dig wells and develop the ideal strategy to provide clean water to those in Third World countries. Read the entire article »