One Bucket — One Changed Life
In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS has erased decades of progress made in extending life expectancy. Average life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa is now 54.4 years and in some more heavily affected countries is below 49 years. Households are severely affected by: loss of income earners, necessity to provide home-based care for sick relatives, and orphans left behind who must be cared for by members of extended family or siblings as young as 8-years-old.
Baptist Global Response (BGR) has found that sharing a five-gallon ‘bucket of love’ may be the most effective way to open doors to share the love of Christ with these folks who are at death’s door. BGR has researched and worked with partner organizations to determine the best resources to include in the Hospice Kits. One kit costs around $85. A detailed shopping list is available and nothing more or less should be included for the sake of customs regulations and a need for uniformity. A step-by-step guide for assembling the Hospice Kit is also available so that all items will fit properly in the five-gallon bucket. You may also shop online for bulk items or an already packed bucket to be shipped to one of two storage facilities.
Items found in the bucket are helpful for the comfort of the patient as well as an aid to the caregiver(s).
Baptist Global Response has given Missouri Baptists the challenge of filling 5,000 buckets in 2015.
One bucket can make a difference – physically and spiritually. Will you be a part of making a difference?
- Shopping List (.pdf)
- How to Create A Bucket (.pdf)
- Instructional Video
- Missouri Collection Locations
Contact for More Information
For more information, contact Bill and Carol Bowers, Missouri Coordinators for The Bucket Project – email@example.com – 816-830-5367 or 816-809-2267.