Do You Take Water for Granted?
By Terrace Crawford, November 15, 2017
I take water for granted.
I'm probably the world's worst about leaving the water faucet running too long, using too much when showering, and shoot, I get my car washed a couple of times weekly.
I'm honestly kind of ashamed of this, especially when there is a Global Water Crisis. Yes, a crisis.
Did you know that 842,000+ people die annually around the globe because of inadequate drinking water? That is more than 2,300 daily.
Back in 1998, my friend George Greene and a few engineers took a trip to Honduras to survey the destruction of Hurricane Mitch. When they arrived they weren't prepared for the devastation they saw. Trees were down, homes in every village were battered or destroyed, and the river, which is one of their primary water resources was named the "River of Death," because it was chocolate brown and filled with deadly toxins which caused diseases.
Greene, an engineer, decided to do something about it and Water Mission was soon formed. George and his team of engineer friends built fully operational water systems that would purify the village's drinking water and help save lives!
Today, Water Mission based out of Charleston SC, exists to make a huge dent in the Global Water Crisis. had a chance to tour their facility last year and was amazed at what they do. Now, in addition to making these life-saving systems for communities around the globe, they help bring awareness to this great need.
Seeing what George and the wonderful folks at Water Mission do to help our planet made me want to jump in and offer help. You may want to do the same.
Here are 4 Ways You Can Help:
One really cool way to contribute, as a resident of South Carolina, is through Operation Round-Up, which is basically a convenient way to give financially each time you pay your monthly water bill. If you would like to learn more about giving through your utility company you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bio on Terrace Crawford
Terrace Crawford is an entrepreneur, youth worker at large, and founder of MinistryDownloads.com. He is also an author, sought-after-speaker, and is the founder and host of This Week in Youth Ministry Podcast, gathering thousands of youth workers weekly, available on iTunes. Crawford is among the Top 100 Christian Leaders to Follow on Twitter and was named One to Watch\Young Influencer of Month by Thom Rainer, President of LifeWay, in July 2017. You can find him at terracecrawford.com/blog or on social media @terracecrawford.
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