Sunday Thoughts 21 February 2010

In church today we were discussing how blessed we are, how much we have and how we take so many things for granted.

We started to talk about what we could do as a family to help others and decided to start saving the money to pay for a well in a third world country.

As we were researching what organizations provide clean water to villages in the third world, we saw that World Vision are partnering with Proctor and Gamble to provide PUR water purification packets to people in Haiti.

Each PUR packet can clean bacteria, dirt and otherĀ pollutantsĀ out of ten liters of water (about 20 bottles) meaning each packet can clean enough water for a family for a whole day – and each packet costs just twenty cents so a $20 donation will give a family clean water for 100 days.

We wondered if we had enough change laying around the house to make a $20 donation so we went around searching through drawers, emptying out piggy banks and rifling through wallets and purses to see what we could come up with.

Between the five of us we found $28.59 – and are giving it all to World Vision.

After all, what use is there in having money lying around the house while people are suffering and even dying from not having something as basic as clean water?

We’re not stopping there though, we’re going to keep collecting money from wherever we can find it.

I’d like to challenge you today to join us in giving Change for Clean Water.

Everyone has money lying around doing nothing, maybe waiting for a ‘rainy day’. Well it’s a rainy day today for thousands of people and YOU can help them.

Would you join us by giving your spare change to help people in Haiti?

You can either donate the money directly to World Vision or send it to us through PayPal and we’ll add it to the rest of the money we collect and send it to World Vision all together.

If you want to send us money through paypal, just go to and click on the ‘Send Money’ link. Please send the money to

Any amount will do, whether it’s a dollar or a hundred thousand dollars. Let your spare change help World Vision save lives today.