In arid Durame, Ethiopia, organizations had drilled six times for clean water, without success. When World Vision arrived to attempt, the people might have said not to bother, since everyone else had failed. Instead they said, “We must pray and fast, and the Lord will bring us water.” Prayer made all the difference.
In Malawi, drillers persist in their efforts to help a little girl and her village get access to clean water, which they’ve never had before.
Each year, World Vision hosts the Global 6K for Water to raise awareness and money for the global water crisis. Here are 13 ways you and your family can prepare your bodies, minds, and hearts for the virtual Global 6K for Water event on May 22, 2021.
785 million people around the world don’t have access to basic drinking water; that’s one in 10 people around the world. Join us in prayer for children and families who are thirsty and lack this most basic necessity.
Most people will walk the 6K, some will run, some will push strollers, and a few athletes will do the 6K while carrying a heavy jerrycan full of water! Whatever you choose, training can be a great family fitness activity.
While progress on ending global poverty and boosting development has slowed or stalled because of the pandemic, we still have many reasons to be hopeful. As we see progress in clean water, mother and child health, advocacy work, and more, we can trust that our sovereign God hasn’t stopped working. Read evidences of God’s mercy to His people with these 11 reasons to have hope in 2021.
How are you coping during this pandemic? We asked this question to NFL player Kelvin Beachum Jr. while he was getting treatment in between practices and games. Check out his helpful tips for you and your family, a way you can support other Americans, and his amazing proud-daddy moment.