Pure Undefiled Religion is in part to look after orphans and widows. It is the primary focus of our efforts carried out in two divisions, PUR Service serves needs internationally while PUR Compassion serves needs domestically. We provide emotional, financial, and organizational support to orphans and widows and other unique situations where we feel called.
Pur Service is designed to reach people and communities outside our own. Our history in doing so began in Uganda, and continues to expand to Ukraine, Costa Rica, Haiti, and wherever else the Lord may lead. If this interests you, get involved by viewing our current campaigns.
Take a moment to google Haiti. Read the news headlines. EVERY ONE OF THEM. Haiti is currently listed as one of the most dangerous countries on Earth. Don't get me wrong, Haiti is amazing. Most Haitians are beautiful, amazing, loving people. The percentage that aren't, are crippling the country. We have a partner outside of Port-au-Prince that is providing incredible opportunities for Haitians. Farmer John's is a butcher shop & processing center that gives Haitians a place to sell their livestock, to buy inexpensive meat and provides necessary, clean meat to NGO's around the country. It's one of the only (IF NOT THE ONLY) sanitary butcher shop in Haiti. If you read the headlines, the volatility in Haiti has surpassed any level of sustainability. Fuel prices are unreachable. Roadblocks and violence make delivering meat borderline impossible. Access to supplies (especially fuel) is extremely limited. Farmer John's is saving lives. No question. In order to keep operating, we need to install a solar panel system to keep their coolers running and to limit fuel consumption so we can save the limited fuel reserves for emergencies (which seem to be weekly). Please partner with us to try to make a difference in the lives of these beautiful Haitians that seem to never catch a break. Life is a constant battle there and this is an opportunity to save lives, continue income sources for them and to help keep NGO's in operation in the country. We're personally involved at a big level and would love support from anyone that can! The whole project is around $300,000. An amazing family has already covered $200,000 of that. They understand the need! Please consider joining us in this fight! Ricky and Becca #Finnsarmy
The world lost an incredible young lady on June 5, 2022. Julie Ellen (Ellen) Jackson and her dad Brian were traveling home from a club volleyball tournament when they were in a horrible car accident and Ellen tragically passed away. Anyone who knew Ellen thought of her as a blessing. God's light shined through that beautiful girl. She made everyone’s day better and everyone’s life better. Ellen approached everything in life with a smile and a positive attitude. If she ever had a bad day, no one would ever know it. She found the good in everyone and every situation. She could light up a room with her infectious smile. She was a gift to all those around her. Ellen is a triplet, and her earthly absence will be missed tremendously by her loving family Brian, Kim, Lucy, and Aubrey. She will also be missed immensely by her club and high school volleyball teams, her band, school, and church family! Some words used to describe Ellen are: Christ-Like, Kind, Compassionate, Loving, Strong, Fearless, Positive, Encouraging, Uplifting, Happy, Hardworking, Never complained. Tenacious, Courageous, Smart, Driven, Determined, Supportive, Thorough (she never did anything halfway), Dedicated, Talented, Fierce, Generous, Uplifting, Energetic, Sweet, Confident, Resilient, Compassionate, Diligent, Considerate, Precious, Pure, Patient, Friendly, Loving, Selfless, Ambitious. Ellen was planning on attending college to study to be a pharmacist. She loved helping others. Please join us in raising money to offset the expenses of this tragic event for the Jackson Family. _______ 1 Peter 5: 8-9 “Remember that your family of believers all around the world are going through the same suffering as you are”. This reminder is as heartbreaking as it is comforting. It’s comforting because it reminds us that we aren’t alone in our suffering. It’s not an attack just on us. It’s heartbreaking because we know the road that the people “in the suffering” are walking down. We know the hurt. This campaign is for another volleyball family here in the Denver area. They’re going through what we started going through 6 months ago. It’s tough to describe the strength that comes from knowing that there is an army of people around you that care. Jehovah Nissi means, The Lord God is my Banner. It comes from the Old Testament. The Israelites were fighting the Amelekites. When Moses would lift his staff in the air, the Israelites would lead the battle. If he dropped his arms, they would start losing. Moses’s brother and a friend came to Moses’s side and helped hold his arms in the air. Keeping the staff up and allowing the Israelites to win the battle. Moses had an army to help him. Please come beside this family and help them win this battle. Thank you and we love you! Ricky #Finn’s Army PUR Compassion
We along with our partner groups are hoping for 100,000 filters for Ukraine. We need donations, but also connections. Billions have been given to “Ukrainian aid” and water is number one when it comes to survival. We need to find connections to tap into that aid to use it for good and where needed most. Every filter system is $65 and includes a three year filter, water bag, a bottle of prenatal vitamins/vitamins and a Ukrainian New Testament (if wanted). We know that the distress in Ukraine and surrounding areas continues and we as Pur International hope to enter it with hope. waterall.org has additional resources and descriptions of their vivoblu filters.
My heart is breaking all over again tonight. Grief and loss is so easily reignited. Last night, Rebecca and I sat down and watched Footloose. The movie starts off with a tragic car accident killing a group of high school kids on their way home from a dance. The movie is a true story from Elmore City, OK. The community was forever impacted. After losing Finn in an accident in November, even watching that scene made our stomachs turn. I just heard from my cousins in Tishomingo, OK… A mere 60 miles from where Footloose’s sad story was based on, a new, community changing, accident has happened. Six local high school girls, around 16 years old, were on their way home from lunch and ended up colliding with a semi. None of them survived. It’s an incredibly heartbreaking accident. These families need our help! This is an extremely fresh situation and lots of info hasn’t been released. Tishomingo is a small, rural Oklahoman town where everyone knows everyone and everyone cares about everyone. This is going to be hard. If you want additional info, just google Tishomingo. My uncle, Bobby Waitman, is the superintendent in Tish. For now, we’re trying to raise enough money to cover the funeral costs for all of the families involved. It’s a lofty goal but we have a few people/families that have committed to matching funds. Having gone through this so recently, I know how important it is to be able to focus on the grieving. If we can give some dollars to help these families get some space to grieve, it’s money well spent. Just that time is life changing. Please think about joining us. As usual, every dollar raised will be going directly to the families and split between them. This is just a start. Thank you for sacrificing to help others! “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I come to give life abundant!” #stopthethief #finnsarmy