Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to Save a Life - Give Up a Cup of Coffee - and Donate Water

Give Up Something + Donate Water = Save Lives
I was surprised to hear my pastor on Sunday preach on the same topic that I blogged about last week Tuesday, the same topic that has been on my heart. (You can listen to the sermon here - February 19th) God definitely knows how to make a point!

In case you missed it, last week I blogged about helping the poor. I challenged myself to buy something to donate to the food pantry each time I went shopping - I remembered one time this week and I will continue that challenge for myself!
This week I'm taking the challenge I received at church and passing it on to you as well! Sacrifice something this week that you usually get for yourself (ex. a movie ticket, Starbucks, ect.) and put that money to help provide clean water for those who need it. Do you know that every day, around 5,000 people—most of them children—die from dirty water? How sad is that! You can help by donating to Turn on the Tap (by Samaritan's Purse) to help give water...and life to someone who needs it!

Here's some encouragement for helping the poor: Proverbs 28:27 says that "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing."

Also, last week I talked about how it can be overwhelming, thinking of all those in need and it can be discouraging that we can only do so much. Well, here's another interested point: When Jesus was on earth, he could have decided to heal everyone in the world, but he didn't.

Jesus healed people ONE at a time. If Jesus started with helping one individual at a time, so can we!


  1. Well said! I think Samaritan's Purse is a very good organization..... Love Dad

  2. This is a great post!! Thanks for sharing it! We're all so busy with life that it's good to read something to make us think about others. Thanks for visiting my blog!!@ I'm a new follower of yours now:)


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