World Water Day | March 22

One of my pet peeves is when I see someone (cue a certain member of may family who will remain nameless) leave the water running for no apparent reason. I get it, we take fresh, clean water for granted. With a quick turn of a handle, it’s right there.

We don’t think much about wasting water, because we have never had to think about not having it.

In an age where clean water is so easily accessible for us, there are still millions who can only get water from a filthy pond. And, walk several miles per day to collect that water.

Today is World Water Day. Millions in Asia are without clean water.

  • 3.4 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
    That’s almost the entire city of Los Angeles, CA.
  • Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths a year, nearly one in five, are caused by diarrhea, which kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
  • Globally, women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water. This is equivalent to building 28 Empire State Buildings each day.

THIRSTY FOR CHANGE? | Read how you can help provide clean water to villages in Asia and share Christ with them through Gospel for Asia. Be a part of bringing clean water to villagers in Asia by donating to the Jesus Well Project, or purchasing BioSand Filters that provide 98% clean, filtered water today.

 

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  1. Sometimes you have to point things like that out to them more than once. Till it finally sticks to them. Just like correcting their grammer. Some call it social learning. Kids call it nagging. But it’s a dirty job, and someone has to do it.

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    1. I repeat it all.the.time. But one day they will move out and have roommates and their roomies will leave the water running….then they will be the ones who will be driven crazy because they will remember! LOL Someday…

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  2. Thank you for this gentle reminder. In this wasteful culture, we need to be awakened, once again, of the simplest of blessings that we enjoy … and the need to share with others.

    A very good way to wrap us this weekend …

    Blessings!

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