Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Water = Life

For us here in North America, clean water is a given. It's just there... flows freely from our taps. Did you know that this is not the case for millions and millions of people in the developing world...?

We saw this boy and his friend in the red shirt behind the bike {during our missions immersion trip to the Philippines this summer} scooping water from the curb to drink. So heart-breaking...

My kids had the opportunity to try {notice I said "try"?} pumping water from a manual water pump. For the most part, the water that comes out of this is drinkable... but not always. Besides, it is expensive to get one of these pumps installed. Often, a whole community share one pump... most communities don't have one.

Most people get their water from a creek, river or a spring... as seen in this video... and it is definitely not clean water!

Please pause the Playlist on the sidebar of this blog as you watch the video.

By the way, if you are a Compassion sponsor.... THANK YOU so much, for all you do!

Well, enter Compassion International's Water of Life System. Please watch this video... it is less than 5 minutes in length... I promise you that it is 5 minutes that you will not be wasting.

A $55 donation provides a child with safe water for life. For life. Did you read that correctly? Yes. For. Life!

Will you join in the movement to help save the life of a child who, without you, risks his/her health daily, just by drinking water?

To my Canadian blog readers, this donation is not tax-deductible in Canada yet. If you need a Canadian charitable tax receipt, here's an equally great Compassion water initiative you can donate towards... Kaitlyn's Legacy!

Kaitlyn's Legacy started with Kaitlyn's Wish. Although this young lady lost her battle with cancer at such a young age, her legacy of providing clean water for families in Uganda lives on!

Water = Life! 
Let's do our part.
Live simply, give generously.

One of my favourite quotes say, "Live simply, so that others may simply live." (This quote is attributed to Mother Teresa.) In this North American lifestyle, there is much we can do without... so that we can be in a better position to give generously. Our family is learning the lesson of simple living too... to act justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with God. Join us?

$55 = water for life! It is cliché... I agree... but $55 is like one meal out for an average North American family. Will you say "Yes!" to water for life today?

Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God!


  1. Hi, We got to visit our Compassion child in Bohol in 2007. My husband was able to help with MMP, Mission Ministries Philippines to put in a water filter system.. We also support 3 children, one in World Vision, Compassion and also New Day Creations. Thank you for your heart and may God bless you! Check out: as I have posted some photos of our missions and travels! God bless!

  2. Great photos! Thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by my blog!

  3. Thanks! Please spread the word.. I am trying to take photos "for free" for ones who want to donate to Compassion International and organizations like these.. Become a fan on facebook: Eden B Photography via Mini Trini Facebook. God bless!

  4. Love this post, AND I love all that Compassion is doing! Can't wait to someday go back to the PI and immerse ourselves!