Posts Tagged ‘water’

The 4 Things I Will Not Miss About Africa

I am always sad when I get ready to leave Africa. The people and experiences here are amazing, but there are 4 things I will not miss: 1. The urge to do dumb things There are so many opportunities to feel like a kid and do things that are not smart, like balancing on a small log over a contaminated water source, but I can’t help myself. Full disclosure, I did ask someone to hold… … Continue reading

Wally Drinks the Nastiest Water We Could Find…to Make a Point!

Your WAY-FM has teamed up with Compassion International during Fall Pledge Drive to supply safe drinking water to families in poverty around the world! With your dollar-a-day investment in WAY-FM, Compassion will distribute a “Water of Life” filtration system to a family, providing them with clean water for a lifetime. Watch Wally try one of these filters for himself on the nastiest water we could find!   Why is this filtration system so important? 800… … Continue reading

You will love his response to an answered prayer

We had the privilege of calling Sam in Zambia to tell him the good news that the money to buy a new water drilling rig had been raised. His response is amazing. Today we’re working with Blood:Water to build 1,000 biosand filters that will give a family clean water for life. Will you help?   [wdca_ad ] … Continue reading

What Makes You Most Happy? Clean Water or Your iPhone?

Today was such a cool day and yet so frustrating to me. We went out to a drill rig to see a new well being dug. (My honey even got to help!) The really neat part is that, not only will a community get to use this, but it’s been placed right next to a school that was built in 2001. The frustrating thing is that just 200 feet from the school, you can see… … Continue reading

The Most Surprising Game of “Would You Rather” We’ve Ever Played

I’ve always hated the “Would you Rather” game. Usually both choices you’re given are less than desirable, and you’re stuck trying to weigh your hypothetical options. Would you rather: have purple skin or green hair? Would you rather: have a loud neighbor or a rude coworker? Would you rather: drink contaminated water or pool water? I wish that last one were hypothetical, but it’s the daily choice for the people of Numappolo. Fewer than 1%… … Continue reading

Here’s What Happens When Water Is Scarce

Everywhere we go in Zambia, we gather quite a crowd.  The kids follow us and, sometimes, are chased by us. I am guilty of that one. As we walk along the dirt paths in their village, we often stop to talk to the families about their different situations and more specifically about their water needs, since that is what Blood Water does best. Most will say, “we need safe water so our kids will not… … Continue reading

Find Out What a Beautiful Day Looks Like

We have a sign in our house that says, “Today is a Beautiful Day.” It’s simple, but it’s a good reminder for the days I stress about the things that don’t matter. Today is a gift from God. Today is a beautiful day. For one village in Zambia, today truly is a beautiful day. They just received a brand new well that will provide clean water for years to come, and we had the honor… … Continue reading