Every October in Wisconsin, something AMAZING happens. The humid, thick air of summer shifts to a crisp, cool, northern breeze. Trees exchange their green leaves for more seasonally-appropriate yellows, oranges, and reds. Everywhere you look, a pumpkin-flavored coffee drink is available for a limited time only.
But halfway around the world, it’s a different story.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something to help others.
As a kid, I dreamed of working in a hospital. I wanted to be able to help people, especially my friends and family. But I doubted myself and worried I wouldn’t be able to heal complicated conditions or diseases.
Afterall, everyone knew me as the pastor’s son, not an aspiring doctor.
Thankfully, the events of my life led me to a place where I am not only serving people’s physical needs but their spiritual needs as well.
How much water do you use in one day?
Think about it for a minute.
On average in the United States, one person uses upwards of 80 gallons of water per day.* Water that can be accessed simply by walking to the sink. For most of us, we don't have to worry about gathering, collecting, or storing the water we need for each day of the year.
But for Reza and his family, water had to be collected by carrying as many plastic jugs as they could carry down a hill to the river, fill them, and make the trek back up the hill.
Rose wanted to do something about the health crisis in Nigeria. But she didn’t have the proper medical training or the ability to go back to school. She didn't know how she could make a difference,
But God had placed a desire in Rose’s heart to be bold.
When Rose looked around her she saw people suffering from malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia. In Nigeria preventable diseases and illnesses are the leading causes of death—average life expectancy is just 50 years old. A lack of available medical care and prevention contribute to this...
Every morning Mari would wake up long before the sun rose so she could collect water for her family. Her bare feet quickly became damp with the morning dew as she made her way along the well-worn path to the spring. The empty water jugs bounced against Mari’s back as she took a deep breath of the fresh jungle air that smelled of fire smoke and cinnamon...