Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fireworks for Fresh Water

Late last year, our church did a full study around the book "The Hole in the Gospel." The study also tied in with our small group and for several weeks our eyes were opened to the hardships around the world and how truly blessed we are to live in such a prosperous nation. Some of the hardest statistics to stomach were those involving something that we all take so for granted...clean water. The majority of childhood deaths in third world countries come from dysentery, which is fully caused by unclean & unsafe drinking water.
It was around that time that our small group decided we wanted to do something to help. As a group, and not just a few dollars...but possibly something much bigger. We brainstormed and discussed some options and we came up with running a fireworks stand with almost 100% of the proceeds going to fresh water projects through WorldVision.
One of the members of our group has several years of experience with running a fireworks tent and so the idea was set into motion. For 10 days, someone manned the tent every hour of the day hoping that by selling some crazy amounts of fireworks that we might be able to provide clean drinking water to just a few people around the world.

At this point I'm not sure if our final goal was actually reached, but I have faith that God will use our time & efforts to raise some funds to be just a small part in the solution to this horrible, but definitely fixable, problem. Even if we don't have the funds for a full well, it will be our hope to donate all the proceeds to fresh water programs at WorldVision...because every little bit helps.

*all photos from WorldVision


Amanda said...

that is such a neat idea!!!!! whatever you made will be a huge help! i wish i would have known...i would have bought ours at your tent.

Megan said...

This is so amazing!! I'm sure that ANY little bit will help!!