A mission to provide education and clean water

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – A Winona born La Crosse resident is preparing to leave home for a five-week mission trip in Indonesia. It sounds like the adventure of a lifetime, but for Coral Cady, it is a regular occurrence. 

Since 2014, Cady makes the journey four times a year through the organization Kingdom Workers, a Christian based program through the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

They work with people in remote locations around the world who seek to make sustainable changes.

“Whatever we do we listen to the people with whom we are working,” Coral Cady, Southeast Asia Program Manager with Kingdom Workers explains.

“We don’t bring in solutions that we that we think are going to be a benefit necessarily. We listen to what their needs are, what their desires are, what their hopes are. Like I’ve said before, once people have water they can start dreaming about other things,” Cady elaborates.

They collaborate with people to find projects they need while teaching them how to build and operate it themselves.

“It has to be something that they’ll work on together with us because we will leave and they are there all the time. If they don’t understand the benefit of it, if they don’t see the value in it it’s not going to continue and it’s not going to be successful,” Cady adds. 

Cady leaves Tuesday, September 18, planning to return at end of October.

Throughout the journey, they will focus on providing clean water and education on a variety of concepts and areas.

Peter Lenz

Peter Lenz

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