Smithfield Church Raises Funds To Dig 7 Wells In 7 Countries

The Light of Christ International Outreach Center has partnered with Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN) to dig water wells in nations where there is no access to clean drinking water.

(Left to right) Light of Christ Pastor Gene Bruton, Brad Goodale, CBN Director of Church Partnerships, and Sheila Bruton.

According to CBN, “The lack of safe, clean drinking water causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world – affecting more people than famine, AIDS, and war combined.”

The Light of Christ, located on Buffalo Road in Smithfield, had originally planned a 3 month campaign to raise enough money to dig three wells at $1800 each.

However, after only six weeks, and with the help of a “matching challenge,” $4800 had been raised.  With 6 weeks remaining in the campaign, the goal was raised to seven wells.

On July 23rd, Brad Goodale, Director of Church Partnerships for CBN, came to Smithfield to collect a check for $12,600.

Pastor Gene Bruton has requested that CBN dig seven wells in seven different countries.  “Our desire is to provide natural living water to these villages and then to follow up with the spiritual Living Water.”



  1. Good job Light of Christ Church!!!! I am glad for your interest in countries overseas. Not many churches today want to get involve with serving the churches or countries in regions of Africa or Asia. Our ministries here at Light of Life Ministries has started a new arm of our ministries reaching into Africa and Asia with an Intercessory Prayer Group designed to reaching ABBA
    FATHER’S Shepherds with trained Intercessors holding up through Prayer and Intercession under a covering of confidentiality so that Pastors can share their hearts with our trained Intercessors. Right now we have reached over 65 Pastors in Africa and Asia and we have access of 90,200 Trained Intercessors World Wide. ABBA FATHER has designed this Group, I just follow HIS lead.
    Pastor Gene Bruton, 7 wells will help, but I pray that you will double or triple the amount for the cause is extremely great in Africa and Asia. Also with all the persecutions going on in North Africa and Southern, Central Asia is severe. Continue to pray for all believers in these countries
    as we pray for more wells. Be blessed richly!!!!

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