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We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. Thomas Fuller
Last October, I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Katutura Township, one of the the poorest communities in Namibia, located in the north-western part of Namibia’s capital Windhoek. While climbing Katutura’s…
Water is probably the most important thing in this life when it comes to sustenance. You can go for a while without food, but water is a definite necessity. In our wonderful country, we have access to clean water, bottled water, water fountains, indoor plumbing, and so much more. But we tend to take it all for granted. (via My Devotional Thoughts: Water Aid America: Safe Water For All)
Water was our best friend that summer – to drink, to pour over our heads, anything to quench our thirst and try to cool down. There were some newbies who didn’t yield to our warnings and skipped water breaks or chose to guzzle down energy drinks rather than water. Bad thinking. Dehydration is no fun and can be deadly. Thankfully, we had directors and advisers who knew the Texas sun was nothing to play with and kept a close eye on the students. (via Water: The Gift of Life | Divas With A Purpose)
Much of the world doesn’t share our fortune. Acording to UN statistics, more than one in six people worldwide , don’t have access to improved water sources. That means 1 in 6 people not only can’t drink the water without being sick, they may not even have access to water of any kind within miles of their house. Think about the amount of time you switch on a sink during the day. How about reach for a glass or bottle of water? How often? Now imagine not having that option, ever. (via H20 is Life | The Right Hand Mom)
Are you looking for a unique and meaningful gift for someone special? Have you checked out the SH2Op for Life at Wateraid America? You can give the gift of clean water and sanitation and transform a life in one of the world’s poorest countries. And, you can send a card to someone special letting them know about the gift you donated for them. (via Need a Unique and Meaningful Gift? | Mom on the Run x2)
Every year since I was young I have given up something or promised “to do” something for Lent. Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter (not including Sundays), and it starts with Ash Wednesday, which this year is today, February 13th. The purpose of giving something up is to be focused less on this world and to prepare our hearts to welcome the risen Christ. In previous years I have committed to daily Bible reading, given up swearing (not this year, sorry), and one year I even gave up sugar. (via WaterAid - I’m Drinking Water for Lent - Window on the WorldWindow on the World)
This Valentine’s Day millions of people will receive candy, flowers, balloons, jewelry and more. Many singles and couples will go out for a romantic dinner or catch a movie. As they primp and prepare for their dates they’ll shower, shave their legs (hopefully just the ladies), and brush their teeth using clean, safe water. Most of them, myself included, do these ordinary things daily without giving much thought to having clean water. (via A Valentine’s Day Gift From the Heart: Clean Water)
Every Monday I will introduce you to some great charities that you can get involved in. When I say get involved, I mean you can donate your money, time, and/or pray for these organizations who are doing amazing things to help people. Today I would like to introduce you to WaterAid (via Saved Sister: Missions Monday - WaterAid)