The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Monday, November 24, 2008


It seemed fitting to share about the organization, Charity:Water, as our church recently completed a 10-week series known as H2O:A Journey Of Faith.

Water, the drink of champions (as my Dad used to say) truly is our source of life.

Charity:Water's mission is simple:

Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet more than 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have clean water.
It’s hard to imagine what a billion people looks like really, but one in six might be easier. One in six people in our world don’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can’t imagine going 12 hours without.

A one time gift of only $20 can allow a person living in Africa clean water for 20 years. And, if 4,500 children are dying each and every day because they lack clean water, change is imperative.

And yet, we go out and frivolously spend $15 on Christmas gift wrap, another $15 on Christmas cards, and the list continues. Then we buy the gifts (the needed, the wanted, and the completely unnecessary).


It's no wonder we're in an economical crisis situation right now. I wish the insatiable need to spend would be put to better use...such as making a simple, inexpensive, yet life-changing difference to someone less materialistically fortunate.

Our planet is 70% water.97.5% of that is saltwater.
This means only 2.5% is available for the 6 billion people on the planet today.

This is a really simple obvious charity to support. At least, this is what it's donors are claiming. They are making it possible for every penny - 100% - donated to Charity:Water to be put towards water projects. These concerned individuals and companies are covering overhead and other administration fees.

Charity: Water. Give to others, what we take for granted every single day.

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