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Keep it Clean (Part two: It could.)












4000 children die every day from a lack of clean water. Every day. I think it’s time to change that, don’t you?

Whether you agree with me or not, clean water is a human right. Those of us inclined to believe that it isn’t might be those among us that have never worried about having clean water flow through their taps into their homes. But my question to you is, how human do you have to be to get that right? How human do the 4000 children who die every day have to be to get that right?

And here’s one further question for us to consider this Lenten season:

Following Jesus: What difference does it make if it makes no difference for the least of these?

It should make a difference. The body of Christ should be helping bring clean water to the world, that the world may experience Living Water. I know this might be a stretch for some people, but how do you believe the man that sits down at the well and tells you that he is the living water when you’ve never sat down at a well with clean, pure, life-giving water? If water has killed your village’s children, if it has killed your livestock and thus livelihood, if it has made you sick time and again, then how? How do you understand that there is a water more pure, more clean, more life-giving than anything you have ever experienced?

As a body, we can do something. We can bring clean water to the world. You see, it’s not actually that difficult. 10 billion dollars is all it takes to bring clean water to the world. That’s too much of course, for you and I. But, maybe we spend $100 less this Lent because we aren’t drinking daily coffees. Maybe we saved $20 on chocolate. Or maybe we have a habit of buying bottled water, and instead, we’ll commit to carrying a reusable bottle with us to help save some of the 4000 children.

If you’re looking for a place to give, please follow the link below. The Adventure Project is helping restore wells in India, where 1/3 of all the wells built in the last 20 years are broken, and incapable of providing clean water. Just think, if 100 people gave just $20, that’s $2000! And if you involved your fellow bloggers, well, we’ll be closer than ever to bringing clean water to the world.

There is no life without water. -Albert Szent Gyorgyi

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/22/2011 7:32 am

    Ryan~ I love your post. Thank you for joining the collective and being a part of our giant vision of typeTAP!

    It’s going to be a great day.


  2. 03/26/2011 12:06 pm

    Loved this. Thanks Ry.

  3. Ryan permalink*
    03/27/2011 10:52 pm

    Thanks Philipe! Hope you keep stopping by.

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