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Water Wells for Africa: An Interview with Kurt Dahlin

Vol. 105, Prg. 21–25
June 27–July 1, 2011


How can you teach your children to have a heart for others as part of homeschooling? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks to Kurt Dahlin about his organization Water Wells for Africa and how he used it as a teaching tool to get his homeschooled kids excited about and involved in missions.

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6/27  
Drinking It all In
6/28  
The Little Ones and the Least of These
6/29  
Giving What We Have
6/30  
Bringing Life, Finding Purpose
7/1  
Envisioning the Future

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Guests:

Kurt Dahlin
Kurt Dahlin grew up in sunny Venice, California, with five brothers and two sisters. Despite a religious upbringing, it wasn’t until the age of 22 that he stumbled into a church in Hawaii and accepted Jesus as his Savior. He soon married his high school sweetheart Irma, and they have been homeschooling their children since the early days.

While on a church mission trip to Malawi in 1994, Kurt saw that the people of the country were in desperate need of clean drinking water. In 1996, he led a team in installing a deepwater well, and since then has installed 100 wells through his project Water Wells for Africa. Through this organization, Kurt has been involved in providing both clean water and the Living Water of God’s Word to over 150,000 people in one of the world’s poorest countries.

In addition to his efforts with Water Wells for Africa, Kurt has also been a part of mission projects to 30 countries, including India, China, and Mexico. During all of this, Kurt has remained a faithful husband and loving father and has helped to homeschool their six children. Kurt is an avid fisherman, expert craftsman, and student of church history. During his “free time” in the summer he annually organizes a service project to clean up portions of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park.



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