What’s your morning ritual? Did you use the bathroom? If you did, I hope you flushed the toilet and washed your hands. What about a shower? Did you get that chance to relax under the warm water? That is one of my favorite times of the day. Did you brush your teeth? If you are like me, you have to wet your toothbrush. Sometimes, I’m even too distracted to turn the faucet off while I’m brushing.
Wow…. that’s a lot of water. And that’s just in the bathroom in the morning. What about the kitchen? What about the laundry room? Gardening? Etc.? At our house we use a LOT of water. And complain about water… the ever increasing bill, the temperature, and Heaven forbid we actually lose water for some reason (storm, leak, etc).
Why is it so easy to take water for granted? Because we have likely grown up having it; it is an amazing comfort that we think we desperately need. We do NEED water. We do NEED fresh water. We do NEED clean water. But what if we DIDN’T have it?
For many people in developing countries, water is simply not a comfort they possess. In fact, over 700 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s A LOT of people! Not having access to water obviously causes many problems; sickness, un-cleanliness, poor economy, etc.
I’ve teamed up with Samaritan’s Purse to help spread the word about World Water Day 2015. Starting today, March 16, a campaign will run that will inform others about the need for water throughout the world. It will run from March 16-22 and hopes to provide clean water stations for 5,000 families! During this campaign, I challenge you to consciously think about the luxury of water during your day. Think about what it is like for those 700 million people who don’t have it. Then, I encourage you to pray. Pray for those who don’t have water. Pray for those who are working hard to get access to clean water throughout the world. Pray for peace and understanding throughout the world. Then, if you can or wish, donate to the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse to help provide water for those in need. You can donate as much or as little as you’d like. Regardless of how this campaign impacts you, I hope you can at least appreciate what you have: especially those easy to take for granted items.
Please help spread the word by sharing this post with others! They are also having an Instagram Challenge to show support for this campaign. See the photo below for the daily challenges. Post your pics on Instagram using #worldwaterday and #samaritanspurse!
Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organization that has provided spiritual and physical aid to people throughout the world since 1970. In addition to providing water assistance, Samaritan’s Purse participates in Operation Christmas Child, US & International Disaster Relief, Operation Heal Our Patriots, World Medical Mission, construction projects, ministries, etc. For more information about Samaritan’s Purse, please click here.
*I am very passionate about the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse. I am a part of their blogger program but I do not receive any compensation of any kind.*