Thursday, December 27, 2012

Water for Life

Did you know that over half the worlds population lacks clean drinking water?
Did you know that children walk miles each day just to access muddy, disease infested water, and then they drink it?
Did you know you can do something about it?

When we started this journey to our son, our eyes were opened wide to many different crisis all over the world.  The orphan crisis, the AIDS/HIV crisis, the water crisis, the list goes on and on.  Sometimes the reality of this world can seem overwhelming.  But we all can do something.

Do you have $79? Not $79 a month, just $79? Did you know that just $79 can provide a family with clean water...for life? That's literally less than our water bill.

"Every day over 4,000 children are dying of water-related diseases such as cholera and typhoid that are easily preventable. Many more are suffering sickness, diarrhea and acute stomach pains – illnesses that stop children going to school and growing up into healthy adults." source

Just $79 provides a filtration system for a family.  Not only are these families given water, but they are presented with the gospel thanks to Compassion International.  I would encourage you to check out their site, for $38 a month you can even sponsor a child, we love our Compassion sponsor child, I love seeing a letter in the mailbox from Compassion it brightens my day.

Giving the gift of water really can save a life, and it just $79...

1 comment:

Patrick and Sear said...

$79? What! That's nothing! Thanks for posting this.