Help. These people need help. But what can we do? How can we help, you ask?
From Thanksgiving until Christmas, I will be offering mini sessions for families for a free will donation. 50% of that donation will go toward Living Water International (water.cc) either to dig a well or to fund sending me on a mission trip in 2017. Help Kate and me help others….let’s be His hands and feet.
“In 2014 on a trip to El Salvador with Living Water International, I witnessed the sober reality of those deeply affected by the global water crisis. I observed five school-aged girls walking to collect water for their classmates – only they didn’t collect the water from a faucet, or even a well – but a cistern (an underground, man-made hole used for collecting river and rain water).
I watched on as one of the girls opened the metal lid while two of them removed their socks and shoes before lowing themselves into waist deep, murky water. Their friends lowered buckets to them to fill with water – which was soon followed by shrieks and giggling.
If the brown water with floating debris wasn’t bad enough, one proceeded to scoop up a dead lizard with a piece of cardboard and flung it from the hole. Brown, debris and dead animal filled water. Working as a team, they lifted the 20 pound buckets, assisted their friends as they climbed out of the hole, and helped them put their school uniforms back on – and off they went.
The reality is, 663 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Something that we use in extreme excess and without second thought, numerous times a day. Lack of this most basic needs kills more people each year than all forms of violence, even war.
Knowledge is power, but it also brings us to a crossroad. What will we do with this knowledge? Move on with our lives disregarding the information at hand, convincing ourselves we aren’t capable of making a difference – or will we choose to do something about it?” – Kate Daniels ; Short-Term Trip Coordinator, Guatemala; LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL
I’m choosing to do something about it because every child – every person – deserves to have access to clean water every single day of their lives – something we can easily take for granted.
We must not take these things for granted. Water is the source of life for our bodies, who am I to ignore the issue, to not help others in their need. I hope that if the tables were turned, if I were in that place, someone would love and help me – someone would want this for my children.
Isaiah 44:3 – For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Please e-mail me to book your session. Let’s help.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends. We are blessed with much to be thankful for.