Monday, November 11, 2013

Safe Drinking Water for Tanzania

It's been a while since we talked about Live 58 or their global impact tour.

It's been so long, in fact, that maybe we need a little refresher course. First....go read Isaiah 58.

No, really. Go get your Bible and read Isaiah 58. I'll do it with you.

Ok. Live 58 is a movement to end extreme poverty within our lifetime. It's people like you and me. It's ministries like Compassion and IJM (and 8 others). It's all of us joining together and fighting poverty. There is so much more to say about this initiative, but I'll let you check out the website for yourself.

In the meantime, I'd like to highlight the fact that Compassion is the featured ministry partner this month in the global impact tour. Here's all the info, taken from their website....



In its 14 years of working in Tanzania, Compassion International (CI) has managed to partner with 270 implementing church partners. There are three core programs implemented on which there are 270 CDSP centers, 30 CSP centers and 20 students in LDP.




Compassion Water of Life is based on the same technology developed for kidney dialysis. The system is proven and tested by doctors and the United Nations. A new system can be set up and ready to use in under 5-minutes.
Compassion Water of Life contains a bucket, hose, filter, connector and a syringe that’s used occasionally for rinsing the filter with clean water. Training on how to use Compassion Water of Life and hygiene education are provided with every system delivered, to ensure positive long-term results and improved health.
Each filter is made up of tiny micro tubes with pores hundreds of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. These pores remove deadly bacteria and allow only clean water to pass through for drinking. The filter effectively eliminates Cholera, Typhoid, E. Coli, Amoebic Dysentery, and many other bacterial contaminants.
After pouring dirty water into the bucket from sources such as lakes, rivers, ponds or puddles, the water flows through the filter and comes out completely safe to drink.
Compassion Water of Life is also very easy to maintain. When the flow-rate slows, the user simply disconnects the primary filter unit and rinses it with clear water. Unlike other filters, this makes the filter sustainable and never needing to be replaced.
Providing safe water is a critical part of Compassion’s holistic child development programs that begin with a pregnant mother and continue through childhood to young adulthood. This proven, one-on-one approach is releasing more than one million children from poverty in 26 developing countries today.



Fast all drinks except water for 7 days and donate that money to a project instead

Maybe, just maybe you could work this into your Christmas plans. Maybe you could purchase a water of life system for one of your family members. You can be creative with how you present it. Maybe you could give them a 12 pack of bottled water with a Water of Life logo taped to it.

I printed mine out from HERE. You could write a month on the back of each label and ask them to pray for the family that received the Water of Life filtration system. 

Personally, I'm going to do this with my will be a great lesson that will last an entire year. On the first day of each month, we'll get our bottle out and pray for the family in Tanzania that received our gift - a gift that will last them a lifetime and a gift that will hopefully make an impression on my own first-world kids. 

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