Monday, July 22, 2013

Water of Life - VBS Day 1

I just got back from the first night of VBS and here's what my presentation looked like....(not word for word, but you'll get the idea)

I love water! (drinking water from water bottle)

Did you know?
Water is the most common substance on earth?

We need water to live.
Plants need water to grow.

Where we live....
LOTS of water!
rain, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, ocean

We even have water in our homes - water for drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry and for flushing our toilets.

Some people, however, do not have water in their home. 
This is a home I visited in Peru. (Show Peru on globe). 


I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but this was actually a new home. There was only one room and four people live here. There is no running water and no electricity. Do you see the big yellow and orange tubs? That's where they kept their water.


The 13 year old girl who lived in this house would walk up the hill each day and get water. She would continue to do this until the water tubs were full. They used this water to drink, cook and bathe.


Now we are going to go to another country - we'll travel a bit farther around the globe to Rwanda, Africa. (show Rwanda on globe)

We are going to watch a video about a girl named Fiona, who lives in Rwanda, and we'll see how and where she gets her water.

video

This week we will be collecting money so we can purchase a Water of Life system for a family like Fiona's. It looks like this (shows demo kit) and later this week I'll give you a chance to give it a try.

Tonight I have a challenge for you: Go home and count all the faucets in your house - sinks, showers, tubs, and outdoors. Consider bringing a quarter for each faucet you count to donate tomorrow.

As a reminder, I have a bottle of water you can take home with you.

Remember....

VBS is awesome!

You are awesome!

Water is awesome!

Clean, safe drinking water is REALLY awesome!!

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