The True Living Water
God is our true Living Water. Without water, life would not exist
Just few words to ponder in the coming days as you enjoy the summer activities in the water. For what I am sharing with you is not to make you feel sad or to cause guilt, I am simply raising awareness to water, the need for it and the use of it. So I challage you to say a prayer each time to go to the faucet for clean fresh water, each time to open your bottled water for a refreshing drink, or when you are enjoying the beach, a pool or the lake. Lift up these people groups especially the children. I guess some things are not fully understood until we see them first hand. My family and I have been in Moldova for nearly six months now and yes things are different but no matter where you serve you still serve the same God. Please read over the facts and statistics below and pray each time you use clean fresh water. Also I have included a link to a video to see the need first hand in Uganda the daily issues faced by the people. God is good, all the time God is good!
Facts\Statistics about WATER from around the globe
- 750 million people – about 1 in 9 – lack access to safe water
- 2.5 billion people – about 1 in 3 – don’t have access to improved sanitation
- Every minute a child dies from a water-related disease
- An estimated 622,000 children under the age of five die each year from diarrheal diseases globally.
- More than twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.
- More than 840,000 people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes, more than the population of San Francisco
- Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every ten hours
- It is estimated that women and children spend 140 million hours each day collecting water
- Only 64% of the World’s population has access to improved sanitation defined as a sanitation facility that ensures hygienic separation of human excreta from human contact.
- Three things most of the world cannot do, take a hot shower, get clean water from the tap, flush way yesterday’s dinner.
- In the world today more people have a mobile phone than a toilet
As I said above sometimes we do not understand the need until we see it first hand. Here is Moldova the statistic is 1 in 3 people have no access to clean drink water. Please do not be sadden or feel guilt about these facts, pray about them and the people each time you use the tap for we serve a God of the true living water and only He can change these problems.
Holding to the Faith,