Working to provide clean water to Guatemalan villagers

Logan Franks

Logan Franks in Guatemala

Logan Franks in Guatemala

As the culmination of a year-long fundraising effort spearheaded by Logan Franks of San Marco, water filters from Ecofiltro, a Guatemalan company, were given by Franks to every household in the village of Sepoc2 during a Southside United Methodist Church mission trip to Chisec, Guatemala, in July 2016.

A student at Stanton College Preparatory School, Franks found one of her most generous contributors to be the third grade at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, which voted to donate the funds they raised during their “lemonade war,” towards Frank’s water-filter project. Each year, HAE’s third grade participates in a friendly fundraising competition between classes after the students read the book, “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies.

“Logan stood surrounded by the entire village and boldly spoke of the Living Water that Jesus offers freely by His grace,” recalled Amy Franks, Logan’s mother. “Every family walked away with an education on clean water and beamed with excitement to be gifted such a lavish gift.”