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Hope Water Project


Ultimately, clean water provides hope for a new future.

Water is our most basic and vital need in life. Without it, nothing can happen. Nothing can grow. But with it, everything changes. Clean water quenches thirst — but it also restores health. With access to clean water, life can be given back to a community. Water is life…and hundreds of millions of people around the world are suffering today because they do not have access to clean water. Hope Water Project is committed to providing clean water by partnering with communities and drilling deep water wells in some of the world’s neediest areas. Our current project is to provide 1,000 new water wells for the Pokot tribe in northwestern Kenya.


Western Kenya

We focus our efforts on a forgotten group of People: the Pokot. People whom we know and love. People we consider dear friends. They are also extremely impoverished, neglected, and marginalized; which is why we are committed to investing in their lives. Over the past thirteen years, we’ve entered into a partnership with the Pokot Outreach Ministry (POM) to provide HOPE –one clean water well at a time.


HWP Resource Packets

We have put together information for you that will help as you prepare for your event!

  • The team packet includes information about the Hope Water Project, our general team instructions, contacts and event information.


Setup Your Fundraising Page

Click here for instructions on how to setup and personalize your fundraising page!

Training Plans

  • The training plans are broken out by event type. Download the appropriate plan and start today!

5th Annual 5K - Troy (6/22/19)

Assenmacher Cycling Tour (8/18/19)

Sleeping Bear 5K (10/05/19) Traverse City

Detroit Free Press Marathon (10/20/19) Detroit




Why we do it

Hope Water Project exists to reveal Jesus through access to clean water. Clean water means saves time and restores health. The hours spent each day looking for water instead becomes time to work, care for children, or go to school.

How we do it

Hope Water Project works with trusted partners on the ground to drill wells. Through our partner organizations, we steward the appropriate amount of knowledge and resources that are sustained through a high degree of local project ownership. Our project crews navigate unimaginable terrain, drill wells and maintain equipment, and assist in building flourishing communities once clean water is flowing.

The results

Over the past thirteen years over 100 wells have been installed. With each one, villages have grown, lives have been saved, communities have been formed, and thousands of people have heard the Gospel for the first time. We have witnessed firsthand the amazing impact clean water can have.

Support a Pastor

​Having a source of water also gives Kensington an opportunity to financially support a pastor in each village — who will provide support for village pastors is energized through the Kensington Fund. Make a gift to support the pastors.


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Clean Water = Restored Health + Saved Time + Education

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Regarding COVID-19

As your church family, we are here for you every step of the way. We’ve worked with each of our ministry leaders and staff to put together resources, ways to connect, and answers to many of your questions including updates on midweek and weekend services, Move Out opportunities, kids, middle school & high school, groups, care, discipleship, and family.

Online services are held:

Sat. 5:30pm
Sun. 9am, 11am, & 12:30pm
Wed. 7pm

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