August is quickly approaching (can you believe it!) and then it’s back to school, or in my case, back to homeschooling. I plan on accomplishing many things in and outside of school. Things like college courses, photography, volunteering and fundraising. The point of me writing this post is to ask you to do something that can
change a thousand or maybe even a million lives in several countries.
The other day my mom and I were watching a christian television show called Life Today. They showed an African woman and her three children. They lived in Africa and she was so skinny and her kids were all bone. She was asking the show to help her and her community because they are all suffering and in need of clean water. She shared her life story and explained that three of her kids have died because of this problem. The water that they drink is basically mud…I couldn’t believe my eyes. All of these people were dying because of something so simple. I’m here in America complaining about it being hot outside. They’re in Africa praying for something more than a cool day. Watching this and comparing my life to it was heart breaking. I got teary eyed (and still am) because of it. So instead of just thinking about it, WE should all do something about it.
The show asked for a donation of $24 which will provide clean water for five people, $48 will provide water for ten, $96 will provide water for twenty, $144 will provide water for thirty, $1,200 can be combined with 3 other friends to help drill a complete new well, $2,400 can be combined with one other friend of LIFE to provide a complete new well, $4,800 will enable them to drill and install a complete new water well that will provide clean, disease-free water for many, many years to come.
When my Mom saw this she instantly came up with an idea. Why not organize a fundraiser and try to get the whole $4,800? So this is what we are going to do. We are going to organize a bake sale and try to get people all across Tennessee to do the same. They can set up at a store, organization, home, or anywhere else that will allow people to do this. But I thought that we should try aiming a little bit higher, because I would want people to aim higher for me, too, if I were going without water.
So, I thought that maybe you can copy and paste this post on your own site or blog, and also have a fundraiser of your own, in your state, country, city etc. so that we can all build more than just one well…we can build many! All they need is Water For Life! I know this is a long shot, but with God all things are possible Matthew (19:26). Please don’t hesitate to do this. The world needs your help.
Verses to remember
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.