I don’t think there is anything more essential to survival than water. And not just any ol’ water – clean water.
But there are places all over the world that still do not have access to clean water. It’s hard for me to actually comprehend that, even though I know it’s true. I have not yet had the opportunity to do any mission work and put myself in places where dirty water is their reality, but I am working towards that. It’s a sad truth that we have something that is so essential and just take it for granted because it’s been our normal for so long.
Well today is World Water Day. The purpose of this day is to bring attention to the importance of fresh water for everyone and advocating for resources to make it happen.
Right here in Charleston we have a company that has made it their focus to provide sustainable access to clean, safe water for people who otherwise would not have it. Water Missions actually builds water treatment systems and delivers them where they are needed most. Not only to remote countries and villages, but also to disaster-stricken areas all over the world.
These systems bring life to every area in which they are placed. The system needs no electricity, removes 99.9% of particles, can provide 10 gallons of safe water per minute and lasts up to 20 years. What a huge blessing these systems are to each and every community that receives one!
Water Missions has an annual fundraiser called the Walk for Water, which is being held on March 30th beginning at 9 am. The purpose of the Walk is not only to raise money to continue with their mission, but to also bring awareness about all those around the world who walk to collect water every single day and to walk in their honor.
So throughout your day today, every time you turn on the faucet to get a drink or wash your hands or utilize water in any way, think about those around the globe who are not as fortunate. Lift up a prayer for them to be able to gain access to safe water and look around your community to see if there is anything you can do to help.