Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Crisis...

Approximately 70 percent of the earth's surface is covered with it.

Up to two-thirds of your body is made up of it.

And yet the lack of it is the largest crisis facing our planet today.


Up to a billion people on our planet today do not have access to adequate clean water. That means one in every six people alive do not have the most basic need of life. That is mind-boggling. Especially when we turn our faucet on without a second thought that anything other than clean, cool water will come out.

As followers of Christ, this problem should concern us.

Jesus said that the second greatest thing God asks us to do is love our neighbor as ourselves. He also makes it quite clear that our neighbor is anyone that we discover has a need for which we have a solution.

So let's start obeying Christ and being part of the solution!

This year our youth ministry has committed to raising enough funds for a well in another community. We will be partnering with Living Water International to accomplish this task.

For the next month we are making a renewed effort to raise funds and awareness for this project. We are challenging all of our youth to come up with individual creative ways to raise money and get people involved.

Asking each of your friends for a $1.

Giving up soda, movies, shopping, whatever; and then giving the money you save.

Drinking only water for the month and spreading the word.

The possibilities are endless.

We will then have a special offering on Wednesday, November 9th.

In addition to these efforts, some of our members have also organized a benefit concert in November at the Lemondrop in Springfield, MO. All proceeds will go towards this project.

So I pray that you will get involved and be the neighbor God commands us to be. God bless.

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