I’ve waited a while to write this mainly because I don’t know how. The truth is you can’t really put something like this into words, so I’m not going to try to. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This video is worth at least a million.
It’s easy to feel like giving to a charity is impersonal. It feels like your money is just going to some far off country and may or may not impact someone’s life. I hope this blog shows you that this is very personal. Your dollars and ideas change lives.
Water brings life. If you want to be a part of bringing this joy to people around the world, join the movement.
We look around every day and see that most of the people around here have their physical needs met. There are exceptions, but most of us have food and clean water. And when we hear about people who don’t have those things, it doesn’t seem real to us. The 1.5 million people who die of water-related diseases every year can seem just like numbers if we don’t take the time to think about how each one of 1.5 million has a heart that beats just like ours.
Friends, we are incredibly blessed to live in this country and have our physical needs provided for. In response, How about we bless others by providing for the simple and essential needs for clean water. It is so easy to look at the numbers and say “what could I ever do?” but they aren’t statistics, they are people, and we are called to use the resources we have been given to help.
Don’t think that because you don’t have wads of cash at your disposal, you can’t help. The two dollar movement is being launched today. Two dollars a month for just one year provides clean water for a Bolivian or Ugandan for ten to fifteen years. We spend $2 all the time on a pop or a coffee. What if we spent it on changing lives instead?
If you’re like me and your heart hurts when you hear about the one-eighth of the world with no access to clean water, join the two dollar movement at www.cleanwatermovement.org/donate
This movement is about large amounts of people. Tell your friends.