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Blood:Water Mission and the Traveling Belt

This morning, I got up and showered. I made a pot of coffee, ate breakfast, brushed my teeth, and drank a large glass of water.

My morning probably began very much like yours did. Here in 21st century America we have these “normal” things that we just expect every day. We expect hot water to come from the tub faucet. We know that a pot of coffee it just one turn of the handle away. A glass of water will be clear and cool and instant. This isn’t the case for millions of Africans.

Almost two years ago, I answered a call to help bring awareness to the need for clean water in Africa from Amy at Permission to Peruse. My turn finally came when I received theĀ Blood:Water Mission Traveling Belt in the mail. I have had the opportunity to wear this lovely belt for a few days, and talk about what Blood:Water Mission does.

I have clean water when I need it. You do, too. I cannot even imagine being the mother who has to send her 5-year old child to walk a mile or more with an empty jug to go get water for cooking and drinking. I cannot fathom water-born parasites taking the lives of my babies or making my husband too sick to work.

Too many people in Africa live this reality. Too many of us live in blissful ignorance as it happens every day. But there is something that we can do! Did you know that $1 provides one African water for an entire year? $25 gives him water for life. $5 takes care of a family of 5 for a year, and $125 takes care of this same family for LIFE.

Life = Water.

They are tied together, especially in Africa. Without water there is no life.

Blood:Water Mission is on the front lines, bringing life to the people of Africa.

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7 Responses to Blood:Water Mission and the Traveling Belt

  1. Randy May 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I hope that more people will join the great cause. It is very important for us to help improve the lives of our impoverished brothers.

  2. Kela May 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Hey! I know this belt and the mission!! Amy goes to my church! She showed us a video several months ago describing how the belt became a traveling/missional belt. Such a beautiful story!
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    • Dawn May 17, 2012 at 4:18 am #

      Oh wow Kela, small world! :) I am sending it off to the next recipient this afternoon. :) I LOVE what this mission is doing!~

    • Amy May 18, 2012 at 12:39 am #

      Kela! What a small world!
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  3. Amy May 18, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Ah! I love it, Dawn! Thank you so much for being involved and sharing. I'll be posting this on the belt site shortly!
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  4. Mike Lenda May 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Thank you for sharing our story and the story of those we serve. We are amazed how people use their creativity to make a difference – this belt is one of our favorite stories, and we're thankful it is still 'traveling!'

    Mike Lenda

    US Programs Director

    Blood:Water Mission

    • Dawn May 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by Mike! I fully believe in what you are doing at Blood:Water Mission and would jump at the chance to go over there and see it first hand and physically help. What you're doing— THIS is what Jesus talked about when he spoke of love and ministry! God bless you and what you're doing there.

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