Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reach Out

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10, NIV)

Each week, I plan to highlight an opportunity to reach out and serve our neighbors. Sometimes these opportunities will be local, here in the Bloomington community, sometimes, like this week, they will be global in nature. With the theme of water running through this Main Stream blog, I thought it would be appropriate to start with water as our first opportunity. In the United States of America, we take clean water for granted. Much of the world is not this fortunate. Our friends at Neverthirst share these statistics:

"Water- it covers 70% of the Earth's surface, yet less than 1% of the worlds water is drinkable. The result is that, in a world of over 6 billion people, almost 1 billion lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Even more tragically, this means that one child dies from contaminated water every 15 seconds - the time you have spent reading this paragraph."

If you are looking for a Christian-based group that sends 100% of donations on to help those in need, check out Neverthirst. They work with local churches to help provide access to clean water and access to the Living Water of Jesus and our Lord.


Feel free to leave a comment to discuss your thoughts about the opportunities offered through Neverthirst.

1 Spout:

After reading a book called Zealous Love I was amazed at the water statistics in that book also. The article in there refers to Blood Water Mission and their work building wells in Africa.

Is is just amazing to me how we can take this for granted when other people have to walk miles for water and then it is very rarely clean water.

I have recruited my 5 year old to help donate for clean water. We are working on raising money for clean drinking water.

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