Abigail York, a college student pursuing a music career, didn't think she had anything to give the thirsty. But after a few months in Houston as part of a year-long mission program, she found a way to use her voice—and the talents of her housemates/band mates—to give clean water.
So you never thought glitter could have life-saving properties? Well, get to know the glimmering confetti in a whole new light. When our hygiene coordinators enter schools like this one in Guatemala, they use glitter to connote germs. Imagine a game of telephone, but instead of a message, what's spread is kids' association of their hands with the transfer of germs. Simple solutions can save lives like Milton's. Read more to hear his story.
Rob is doing the H2O Project—drinking nothing but water—for an entire year! He'll be sacrificing every beverage in 2013 (except tap water) and donating supporting pledges from friends and family to the thirsty. We're inspired by his fast, and caught up with him to see how it's going a few days into the new year.
Celebrate with us! Today we launched our first WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) Program in Haiti, and some of our stateside staff visited to experience it first-hand. We get giddy when we realize that these communities aren't JUST receving a cup of water in Jesus' name—with the right training, they'll keep enjoying clean water, for life! Read more to learn about WASH in action.
Living Water is 2013's first Sevenly campaign! We're so grateful for all who have been spreading the word about the cause of clean water this week. Here's a heartfelt thank you to everyone who posted a tweet for water access in India. Read more to see our twitter MVPs.