This week, we want to share something special that Maranatha is participating in called #GivingTuesday. Each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people give to a cause that is close to their heart. This year in 2021, #GivingTuesday is on November 30, and Maranatha is working to raise $210,000 for 21 water wells—we’re calling it “21 in ’21”.
For many people around the world, the search for water is a tiring, long journey that is physically taxing. Each day, they have no choice but to go to great lengths to secure water. Each day, the unknowns of where, how, and how much, can eat away at their well-being.
Maranatha is working to change this reality, and we’re asking you to get involved during our 2021 #GivingTuesday campaign. $210,000 is the largest campaign goal we have ever set for #GivingTuesday, but we’re stepping out in faith, just as people around the globe must do each day to find water.
Watch this week’s video with your kids to see how many people around the world get their water. Then, discuss how your family can take action to help.
In today’s video, see how many people around the world get their water and how you can help on #GivingTuesday.
- To use the #GivingTuesday donations people send to bring clean water to many communities around the world.
- For Maranatha to hit water where we drill in as many places as possible.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
Unfortunately, for some people around the globe, collecting water is a hard thing. Here are a few of the ways people might get their water:
- Sand scooping: Women walk to a dry riverbed and dig deep into the sand, sometimes 20 feet down, and scrape away sand and mud to reveal dirty water seeping up from the earth. It is a time-consuming, laborious process that can ultimately lead to sickness.
Stagnant ponds: When it rains, water may collect in small ponds where it can be easily scooped up. But it’s visibly dirty, and could cause a number of health problems.
- Purchasing water: In some areas, trucks drive through a neighborhood with water for purchase. But this service is not only inconsistent, it’s also very expensive. Sometimes families must choose whether to buy food and deal with thirst, or go hungry, but have clean water to drink.-