A documentary by Ridge Point High School students Kaitlin Catuiza, Kathleen Cruz, and Sneha Joseph earned the People’s Choice Award and also tied for First Place Documentary at the third annual Fort Bend ISD Film Festival. “World Changers: The Alyssa Ferguson Story” focuses on the legacy that freshman Ferguson left behind after losing her battle to cancer last year. The documentary also won first prize in its category. The Fergusons were deeply touched by the film and grateful to these students for telling Alyssa’s story in such a powerful way. Congratulations, girls!
The newest water well is now complete! This well was funded in partnership with the Alyssa Ferguson World Changers Fund (www.alyssasfund.com) and the Vacation Bible School children from the Fergusons’ church at First Colony and Living Water International. The well is in a small village in India. While they sometimes had government water, it often ran dry, leaving the middle school with no water for months for cleaning, cooking, or toileting (they would just go outside to use the restroom on the school grounds since no water). They now have running water, and each home that uses the water is paying a small fee each month to build up a reserve so they can maintain the well and own it as a community, thus ensuring it’s longevity. We are excited about the completion of this well, and for furthering Alyssa’s legacy and dream.
Three years ago, Alyssa received the first ever humanitarian award at her school — Baines Middle School. Last night at the middle school awards ceremony, it was announced that they have now renamed the award to be officially called the Alyssa Ferguson Humanitarian Award. We are so proud of Alyssa for receiving the very first award. And we are so grateful to Baines for renaming the award in her memory. Congratulations to last night’s award winner! We look forward to hearing how future award winners are being World Changers and making an impact.
The Alyssa Ferguson World Changers Fund is excited to announce that three water wells will be established in villages in Myanmar in honor of Alyssa’s legacy. These wells have generously been provided by a private donor. This donor is one whom Alyssa and the Ferguson family met during treatment at MD Anderson. This kind donor and Alyssa became very close and had a special bond. They would see each other frequently as the donor was often at the hospital being a caretaker for their own ill family member.
Myanmar is formerly known as Burma. The construction of each of the three wells is being coordinated by a missionary and each well will be located near a church.
Because of their generosity, water will flow for three more villages in Myanmar and Alyssa’s legacy and dream is that much furthered. Most of all, God is honored.
Several of Alyssa’s friends have designed a t-shirt to raise funds for Alyssa’s Fund and help her legacy of building water wells around the world. The Fergusons are grateful to her sweet friends for this wonderful effort!
After Alyssa’s passing, FOX26 News beautifully told Alyssa’s story of faith and service.
Watch the story below.
Or read the story and see photos on the Fox26 website.
Douglas Calvin with Time Excellence Ignited featured Alyssa and her inspiring story in his video and podcast shortly after her passing.
You can watch the episode here:
and read more on the Time Excellence Ignited website here.