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May 20, 2009

Thirsty?

Filed under: Business as Mission,Prayer Requests,Water — admin @ 3:31 am

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“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42 (NIV)

Clean water is an all too precious commodity that is taken for granted here in the United States. Think about it…long showers, sprinkler systems, car washes, half full bottles of water sitting on our desks and in our cars. We really don’t value clean water…we just expect it to always be there when we want it.

But, it’s a different story in many of the destinations on that are part of the journey for Purposeful Africa. Less than half of all West African residents have access to clean water. This lack of clean, safe water in West Africa contributes to high infant mortality rates, low per capita income and other quality-of-life indicators, landing many countries in the region on lists of the worst places to live. Millions of West Africans are afflicted with water-related diseases, including guinea worm, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis — known as river blindness, and trachoma.

One facet of our journey to West Africa is to expose why it is so essential for people there to have access to clean water. Clean water affects every other aspect of ministry in this portion of the world. Please pray with us that Purposeful Africa, other ministries who are joining us on this journey, and people like you who will be going with us, will be open to providing the tools and finances needed to give people in West Africa access to clean water.

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