Friday, December 14, 2012

Running For Life....

.....running for water.....running for children.....running for moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas......

Remember the scenes I posted from the Ethiopian countryside?  Beautiful.  Captivating.  But water sources?  Scarce. 

I can't tell you how many people we saw washing clothes, bathing, and drinking muddy water.  Water that was filled with bacteria that would make them sick.  But they had no choice. 

A few times, however, we drove past a community well.  Oh, what a welcome sight!  Lined up by the well were little children, naked or wearing next to nothing.  Moms with babies tied to their backs.  Old, wrinkled women.  They all had whatever container they could find to fill with clean water at the well.  Those women and children would walk miles to come to the well. 

Isn't that like us?  We thirst for clean water.  I love the song, "Come to the Well", by Casting Crowns.  Google it.  It talks about Jesus being our "well". 

Today, however, I want to ask for your support as I run to raise money to build a well in Africa.  A literal clean water well.  A well that will change lives for hundreds of people. 

Won't you consider giving $5?  $20?  $50?  $100?  So someone else can have what you take for granted each and every hour of your life? 

We flush away what many would die for.  DO die for lack of. 

Sad, right?  But you can make a difference.

Here's the link to my World Vision page:
http://support.worldvision.org/site/TR/TeamWorldVision/TeamWorldVision?px=1275895&pg=personal&fr_id=1940