The Garrens and Their New Extended Family

The Garren Family

As parents of such a faithful and loving Christian daughter, Kit and Marilyn Garren don’t tell people their daughter died — they say Jessie “went home.” Everyone who had the privilege of knowing their beautiful daughter saw how the Lord used Jessie’s life, her testimony, and her overall story to lead to the Clean Water Project in the Dominican Republic.

The Garren’s ultimate passion and purpose was to fulfill their daughter’s desire to help children in the Dominican Republic. Eventually, they learned through a friend at church about Compassion International, a Christian child advocacy ministry. The partnering of Jessie’s Well and Compassion International was the answer the Garrens were praying for as both ministries have a heart to free children from hardship and share the light of Christ. “Jessie had the light of Christ in her,” Marilyn says, “and through Jessie’s Well we can continue to shine that light on others in need around the world.”

…but those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life. - John 4:14 -