I’d like to ask you a couple of questions. Have you been
really thirsty in the last 24 hours? Did you have a hard time getting
something to drink? Did you wonder if what you drank to quench your
thirst was going to make you sick, or maybe even kill you? Probably
not. But there are places in this world where people no different
from you or me have to walk for miles just to bring home a bucket
of water so dirty that some of them will become sick or even die.This is not a little problem. Over one billion people lack access to clean water. Every 15 seconds a child
dies somewhere because he or she didn’t have enough
clean water. They die because they drink untreated water from
puddles, pits, and streams polluted by livestock and human
waste. This water is often filled with microbes that cause
acute diarrhea and other illnesses that lead to death. Now let me ask you another question: Have you ever actually saved
a life? Not many people have. But if you will join me in this adventure
of a little bit of self-sacrifice for just two weeks, you will be
able to literally rescue a child from death.Most of the time, clean water is available, but
it is not accessible. All that’s needed is
a well! Now you can help provide one by your participation
in The H2O Challenge. Here’s how:I want to challenge you to make water your only beverage
for 2 weeks. Just for 2 weeks! During that time, take the money you would have spent on
soda, juice, sports drinks, etc., and put it aside for these
needy people. If you are heading toward the soda machine,
head for the water fountain instead. If your family goes out
to dinner and you usually order iced tea, ask for water. It’s
free. For 2 weeks, simply remember to choose water.Collect your savings in a cup. Continue your sacrifice for 2 weeks.
You’ll be amazed at how the savings add up. Encourage
your whole family to participate.
“What I would say to you if we could have a conversation about
When you are through, calculate the amount of money saved
by your sacrifice. Make out a check for that amount, payable to one of the organizations on our How to Donate page. Send your donations straight to them.
May God bless your efforts. Thank you!
One more thing: If you have some friends or acquaintances
who you think might also participate in this project, please
challenge them to join in. The H2O Project provides materials
to make it easy to present this challenge to church, school,
and civic organizations. Just click on Project Resources !