How often have you walked barefooted with a 40 pound bucket of water for hours just to have something to drink? How many times have you taken a sip of water and wondered if it would infest your body with roundworms, whipworms, or any number of other parasites and diseases? If you’re like me, only when I’ve traveled to a third world country or went camping for an extended time.
Like most Americans, I tend to take clean water for granted. And why wouldn’t I? Since the day of my birth, I’ve had access to water that’s free of filth and disease. And it’s always flowed in abundance. By merely turning a knob, water flows through a faucet into my kitchen, my bathroom, the washroom, and even outside. The grass in my yard gets cleaner water than over a billion people in this world.
Living Water International is one of many organizations who has set out to change communities around the globe, one drop of water at a time. Since 1990, their goal has been “to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.”
They’ve witnessed whole communities change through meeting this basic need. The overall well-being of a village shifts upward, offering better nutrition and hygiene, which leads to improved health, a greater capacity to learn, leading to the advancement and sustainability of an entire village.
To find out more and learn how you can make a difference in lives around the globe, go to Living Water International
Header Photo Courtesy of Living Water International