This month I have been a part of Blood : Water Mission‘s campaign to raise awareness to projects in Uganda. $1 provides clean water for 1 African for 1 Year. Drinking water (mostly) for 40 days didn’t feel like much of a sacrifice. The team at Blood : Water Mission are so wonderful. It truly didn’t feel like a sacrifice. I’m humbled to have been able to raise just a little bit of awareness. I’ve loved carrying my B:W Mission Kleen Kanteen sport bottle around for the last 40 days.. it’s been more convenient than not. That doesn’t feel like a sacrifice does it? On this Good Friday, when the sacrifice of Christ is the focal point of our faith.. nothing seems like a sacrifice. I’m humbled and grateful to be a part of His hands in Uganda and anywhere. I’d love it if you would hop over to Blood:Water Mission and make a contribution. It just takes one drop….
You know that it started months ago.. but God keeps nudging me. He keeps nudging me to get over myself. To break free of the American and Christian culture that drowns me of things that I think or have been led to believe that I must have. Not a need… just a selfish want. I saw it with my own eyes in Haiti. No clean running water at the orphanage. There’s a team of youth raising the money to build them a well. A team of youth.
So, when I heard about Blood:Water Mission and their Forty Days of Water Campaign, I jumped in immediately. Why? Cause I’ve seen it. With my own eyes. I’m giving up every beverage except for my cup of Java from my man in the morning. It’s one of the ways he loves me every day. I’m not taking that from him. BUT..the resources I would normally spend on beverages (which in the past is ALOT) will be journaled and then donated..not for me, for them. For His children that don’t have the freedom to choose their beverages. For my brothers and sisters in Uganda who, only because of geographic location of their birth, suffer because they don’t have clean water.
So.. it’s easy really, let’s get over ourselves for Forty Days … drink some refreshing and nourishing water and be part of what God’s doing in Uganda. It’s also Lent.