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Life water (again). . . July 31, 2008

Posted by Nate in Christianity, Church, Social Justice.

Why water?

It’s the most basic substance necessary to sustain life. And so many—1.1 billion, actually—are trying to survive without enough of it.

One out of every six.

The only water these people have access to is teeming with parasites and disease. Their water is lethal. They’re drinking it. And it’s killing them.

What can we do? There are a number of things. First, this Saturday, Liquid Church will be hosting a huge party on the Morristown Green (map here). Simply by showing up, you’re doing something. At the center of the party is a WaterWalk. For each person who walks, Liquid Church will donate $20 towards building wells in sub-Saharan Africa.

Second, you can partner with Liquid Church by using our secure donation site. Place the word “GLOCAL” in the comments section to ensure that your donation is going towards the water crisis relief effort.

This verse tells it all:

“This is a large work I’ve called you into, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. It’s best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice.”
~Matthew 10.42 (The Message)

I know our individual attempts are small. But each person can do so much more when working together with others who are looking for the same thing. Check out the First-Century Church.

Everyone around was in awe—all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met.
~Acts 2.43-45 (The Message)

They got together and decided to wipe out poverty. Why can’t we do the same thing?



1. Gemma - August 2, 2008

I just want to thank you for visiting my blog and making a comment.

Thank you also for the clarification of no connection with the U.S. version.

No offence was intended with my observation of the sign at Safety Beach. I was trying to offer a constructive addition to the sign that may clarify its intent!

2. Anna - August 5, 2008

So terribly, terribly true. I grew up isolated and have had to spend countless years trying to undo the damage by now creating relationships with others. Sadly, due to all the isolation I now find relationships scary and difficult and often traumatic, something that just makes me want to return to isolation. It takes a lot of holding myself in my own arms to get me back out on the battlefield each day. I wish to God I could go back, do my life over, and grow up with people.

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