Cary church adopts African community

Posted October 8, 2010 10:14 p.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2010 12:48 a.m. EDT

— A church in Cary has made a commitment to help the impoverished people of Bayaka in the Central African Republic.

The Hope Community Church musical director Karl Moraski said the church wanted to make a difference so they adopted Bayaka, where people live without safe, clean drinking water and are subjected to disease and famine.

Moraski said the group decided they help until there is water in every village and agri-forestry on the way.

“We’re almost there,” he said.

The church has been raising money and funneling it to the Bayakans through the international group, ICDI, which builds fresh water wells across the tiny African nation.

“We’re not just throwing money to make ourselves feel better. I’ve seen with my own eyes what it is doing and it’s amazing,” church member Rex Bost said.

On Oct. 17, Bost will reunite with his once-popular local band, Sidewinders, for a benefit concert, to send more money to Africa.

The concert, Changing Central Africa, will also feature Moraski and the Band of Brothers.