I talk a great deal to my students about how they are called to change the world, but I don’t really give them a whole lot of opportunities to do that very often. So I have been looking for some tangible ways that we can be a part of getting involved in the problems of our world.
I think it is sort of crazy how rarely social justice issues are talked about in Christian circles. I mean, if we are truly the body of Christ then shouldn’t we be doing more to help the poor, (but that is a tangent for a different post).
The H2O project is a simple way to raise money to give to groups who build wells for villages that don’t have clean water. It works like this. You give up every beverage but water for 2 weeks and then you add up all of the money you would have spent on beverages and give that to help build wells. It is a cool way to sacrifice and be involved.
Today was my first all water day, and each time I wanted to drink something else I had this thought, "If Nathan lived in certain parts of Africa he would be 350 times more likely to die of diarrhea. Do the parents of those children love their child any less than I love him? Should they have to suffer just because they don’t have clean water and I want a soda with my food?"
I hope my students are getting as much out of this fast as I am, and I pray that we can be a part of saving a life and making a difference in the world.