Wells for 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

Revelation 7:17

“…He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes”