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“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.”
- Revelation 22:17 

Make an impact by setting up a monthly donation to bring clean water and hygiene education to our Tanzanian neighbors. Keep up to date with SON activities in Tanzania by signing up to recieve our Newsletter and joining us in prayer. 



Our Purpose

To share the love of Jesus and advance God’s Kingdom by serving our neighbors with water and community development projects. 

Our Beginning

Beginning with family short-term mission trips in 1997, Todd and Ann Ziems discovered that they had a heart for sharing with and reaching out to those in physical and spiritual need. Two of the greatest things people need in developing countries, including Tanzania, are the love of Jesus Christ and clean drinking water... To learn more about the details of our ministry and our goals click the button below...

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Bio-Sand Water Filters

What the filters accomplish

Made of locally available materials, simple to use and maintain, a proper working water filter will remove:
• nearly all turbidity

• 100% of parasites and worms

• 98.5% of bacteria
• 70-99% of viruses 

Learn more about the process by clicking below. 

Education and Training

Learning a healthier way to live

The saying goes "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."

We strive to not only give access to clean drinking water but also teach the importance of hygiene, water sanitation and in doing so share the wonderful gift of knowing the Living Water, Jesus Christ. Primary school students receive six lessons. Adult seminars include education in child and family health. 



Filter Workshops

Helping The Community

At Serving Our Neighbor, we are dedicated to serving our Tanzanian neighbors but we do that in many ways and places. Learn more below about the workshops in Morogoro and Bukoba.



Mkoko Village

Reaching out, making a difference

Take a closer look at the many ways SON is reaching out and working in this Village and the work we have done here.


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Filter Locations

Filter Mapping and Testimonies

See where filters are installed in a Google Map and read the testimonies of how these filters are making a difference in the lives of the Tanzanians.


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Photos and videos: Thanks to Allison Davis

                                                                                    Maggie Hargrave

                                                   Jeff Coobmes

                                           and other photographers


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Serving Our Neighbor International 

 P.O. Box 6178 Plymouth MI, 48170 

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There are three ways that you can donate or

 help us out financially:

1) Partnering with us on a Monthly or Quarterly basis to support our ministry expenses by sending a check made out to

Serving Our Neighbor International 

 P.O. Box 6178 Plymouth MI, 48170 

You can also have your bank automatically send out a check on a periodic basis.

2) Direct deposit from your bank or credit union to the

SON International account. Contact us via email or call

906-235-3565 for the specific details. 


3) You can also donate right now online through our PayPal account. Please note that 1.99%, plus 49 cents per donation will go toward paypal for use of their services. 

SON Intl will make every effort to honor the designation of the donor. However, all gifts become the property of SON Intl, which has the discretion to determine how best to use any gifts to carry out our mission. Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

If you donate please enjoy our personal thank you video below and know you are truly making a difference in the lives of our Tanzanian neighbors!  

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