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How far would you go for water?
by Mark Martin
09/09/12
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How far would you go for water?
Standing on the edge of a concrete slab at a rest stop you look out into the distant hill country. You see a woman carrying a heavy load meandering her way down into the valley in which you stand. Thinking back to your homeland, you remember your recent home improvement project. Those shingles were heavy, but you definitely needed a new roof. Looking down the paths your eyes are drawn back to the woman who appears to be heading your way. The load she carries brings a distinct limp to her step. Life must be hard in this place. People have to work so hard to make a living. Thankfully for you this is just a voyage of personal interest. The woman is much closer now and you can see her face. She approaches your tour guide and motions for his attention. Their conversation begins customarily enough, but in their native tongue you cannot tell what she is saying. Your trusted tour guide reluctantly turns to you but before he can speak, you hear the sound of a child crying. Suddenly you realize that it was not a packet of sticks or a satchel of grain she was carrying so laboriously through the valley. It was an infant. Your guide begins to speak in a lowly tone as he unfolds this woman’s story to you. You feel a tingling come across your forehead as you had never encountered someone in such a situation. Her name is Deborah. She was forced to abandon her village because of a water shortage. For days she walked until this point. She gave the last of her food to her young child a day and a half ago. She is desperate for just one thing – clean water.
So, what would you do?
Would you run to the tour van, dig through your suitcase and pull out that water bottle you had been saving for the rest of the ride? Would you drive her to the next rest stop and buy her the biggest jug of water you could find? Fortunately, you will probably never run into this scenario, and thank heavens you don’t need to. The devoted members of the Water4 Foundation will take care of it for you. Water4 is venturing out and helping people in the midst of the current global water crisis. What for? The Bible teaches us that we “ought to support the weak” (Ac.20:35). Through a business based approach and hand drilling technology we are making a difference on almost every continent in the world! Logon to our website www.water4.com to find out how you can be a part of helping people like Deborah, her child, and many others just like them. With your support we can educate, equip, and help those in need of life giving water.


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