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Nov
09

not a new problem or new idea

Nearly 90 percent of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. Every year, there are 4 billion cases of diarrhea as a direct result of drinking contaminated water; this results in more than 2.2 million deaths each year—the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing every day. The weakest members of communities are the most vulnerable; every day water-related diseases claim the lives of 5000 children under the age of five. That’s roughly one every 15 seconds.

This Christmas, I want to take his words more seriously — “I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” -Jesus

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1 Response to “not a new problem or new idea”


  1. November 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Ray,

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I enjoyed the read. You clearly are a man with many interests, great curiosity and passion. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and challenges.

    Smiles to you.

    Mike


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re: the random-ness

Husband. Father. Senior Pastor of Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Ok...so you've located the place where I put down my random thoughts. The key word here is random: music, sports, art, food, books, news, spiritual musings, weird stories, etc. I'm especially interested in how everyday experiences of life intersect with the ancient stories of Scripture. Thanks for reading.
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