John 4:14 says, "But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Philippians 2:4 says, "Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Did you know that over 1 billion people do not have access to clean water? Did you know that over half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a waterborne disease? About 80% of diseases in developing countries are from unclean water and lack of sanitation. Worldwide, 1 out of 5 children under the age of five die from water related diseases. Children, especially, are at a higher risk of becoming ill due to the fact that their immune system is constantly being introduced to new bacteria and disease. When a student falls ill to a waterborne disease, they miss out on the opportunity to learn and the cycle of poverty continues. They cannot return to school and are in need for someone to take care of them. The caretaker (usually a parent or friend) has to stop working. Because of this, food and other things, like school supplies, have to be put on hold in order to purchase medicine.
Lately, I've been striving to get out of my comfort zone to bless other people. I don't want to be just another "Christian", but rather be a Follower of Christ. To me, those are two different things. Lots of "Christians" go to church, strive to be a good person, and try not to cuss. Being a Follower of Christ means being comfortable in uncomfortable situations because you know that God is still sitting on the throne. God is still in control. I cringe at the fact that Christians (myself included) take advantage of the highlighter. We highlight the things that make us feel good, yet we skip over the things that make us uncomfortable. Jesus calls us to bear each other's burdens and I believe He meant it. I encourage you to pray for this project and to donate your money to those who truly need it the most.
Matthew 10:42 says, "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
|12/25/15||Twyla Miranda||$136.00||Hi Landon, this is a great project! Merry Christmas! From Aunt Twyla, Cliff and Amanda|
|12/24/15||Tracy & Susan Thomas||$514.80||Merry Christmas, Landon! We are so proud of your loving, generous heart!|
|12/21/15||Laura Templeton||$41.46||Thanks for your servant heart, Landon|
|12/21/15||Layne Thomas||$34.00||Landon, great idea! Uncle Layne|
|12/12/15||Lynn Leaming||$140.25||So proud of you Landon for being selfless! May this gift bless those that need water and You!|
|12/01/15||Kim Anderson||$25.00||God bless your effort. What a great heart.|
|11/30/15||Patti Kendall||$26.03||Merry Christmas!|
|11/12/15||Anonymous||$70.28||Praying the Lord's blessings over this campaign and the hearts of those involved!|
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.