You & I take if for granted everyday. You drink, bathe, cook & clean with it. You can’t imagine life without it…because you haven’t had to. It’s always been there. Without it you can’t live. Without it…there is no LIFE. Earth is the only planet in the known universe that has life and it’s because of it. This ‘it’…is water. Not just water…..but clean water. Fresh water.
Water is necessary. And there is an organization that is doing something about it. Greensville, South Carolina based Water Of Life has a mission to bring clean water to the 1.1 BILLION people around the world, who don’t have access to it.. Not only clean water…but also the Gospel of Jesus. Their mission statement is “Providing the water of life, both physically and spiritually, one village at a time. There’s life in the water”. It is a organization that gets me pumped. They get it. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus would be involved with this too; if He was walking the earth right now.
There is no doubt, that God’s heart is bent towards the poor & oppressed in scripture. Here are just a few verses.
“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11
” Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them. ” Psalm 12:5
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4
“I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” Psalm 140:12
“He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” Proverbs 28:27
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18
If God’s heart is bent towards the oppressed, poor, needy….shouldn’t our heart also be consumed with this effort?
I beg you to get involved. 1.1 billion people…think about it. Billion. 1/6 of the worlds population. That should not be so! There are several ways you can get involved.
1. Give to “Water of Life”. $10 a month helps bring clean water to an entire village! That’s right. Can you give up $10? Buy 2-3 less coffees a month. My giving up of 2-3 coffees a month can give an entire village water for a MONTH! Our family is going to start giving $10 a month. Will you join me? Click here for to donate.
2. Go on a trip to bring fresh/clean water to a village. Click here to learn more about trips.
3. Connect with Water of Life online & social networking.
a. Visit their website. www.givefreshwater.org
b. Connect on Facebook.
c. Follow then on Twitter.
4. Tell others about what they are doing….tell your church, pastor, friends, family. Spread the word about the 1.1 billion in the world who do not have access to clean water. That is not right!!!!!