Wells for Silas
Please help us give 3 villages in Kenya a well in memory of my precious grandson Silas…
In Loving Memory Of
Silas James Marum
About my precious grandson Silas:
Silas James Marum had the best laugh. He was silly and creative and was the quiet ringleader between him and his twin brother, Anders. He felt his emotions strongly and loved his family deeply. His two and a half years on Earth were a blessing to us and everyone around him. Silas had a gentle heart and a strong desire to be with those he loved. We miss him greatly every day and we know he would be honored that his life is still making an impact after his death.
Please Help Us
Message from Lynne
When my sweet two-and-a-half-year-old grandson Silas drowned in 2018, it changed my life forever. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past two years remembering Silas and asking God what I can do to honor his life. One afternoon, as I was watching a presentation on TV about the lack of safe drinking water in developing countries, I learned how unsafe wells are in most of the villages. Children can drown in the existing wells, that are called bore holes, because they are simply a hole in the ground. I was reminded of the sorrow of losing a child to drowning. My mind went back to the pristine pool that took Silas’ life and I knew that this was a nudge from God. I wondered what it would cost to build a well and I realized that with family and friends like you joining me, we could build several new, safe wells for villages in Kenya in Silas’ memory.
“It was so hard for all of us to say goodbye and we miss him every day. I contacted my good friend Donna, Silas’s other Grandma, and we started to look for people to drill safe and clean wells.We wanted to take our sorrow and the water that took his life and turn it into water that will save other people’s lives. I appreciate all your help.”
We miss him every day
Our Goal with your help:
Our goal is to raise at least $24K to build 3 wells in Silas’s name and purchase as many water filters as possible for families in Kenya. 100% of your donation will go to drill safe wells. Any additional funds you donate will provide families with water filters. Each village has at least 150 families with approximately 400 to 500 children. ( please see the video below from one of the villages)
Your donation will help save children’s lives.
“…He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes”
Please Note: We will share with you videos and photos on this web site telling the story of each well and the children and families you impact with your donation. We will be installing a plaque on each well with a the following message: