To share the love of Jesus and advance God’s Kingdom by serving our neighbors with water and community development projects.
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...
WHAT WE DO
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.
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, Dodoma and Bukoba.
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.
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.
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.
Photos and videos: Thanks to Allison Davis
and other photographers
There are three ways that you may 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 2.2%, plus 30 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!