(A short break from the Kitty Channel)
I listen to the Rob Cast every week without fail and this past week gave me some way to pay back the deep joy I’ve gotten from his words.
In his podcasts, Rob speaks of how to move from a false shallow happy light, to a place of crushing darkness, and then back out the other side to a deep soul shining light.
He speaks of the spirit that is here all around us in magic and miracles in every precious moment.
He speaks Truth to me.
Recently, Rob interviewed Scott Harrison, the founder of Charity Water, an organization with a mission to get water to the people in the world who so desperately need it.
In the interview, Harrison spoke of women and girls who walked for miles to get the life giving liquid for their families. One girl committed suicide because she accidentally spilled her supply on the trip back after walking all day. The shame of facing her thirsty family without water was too much.
When the communities that Charity Water helps get a well, they flourish. Many of the problems with disease, lack of opportunity and employment dissolve. Women and girls in particular prosper when they can do more than trudge from their homes to a water source and back again all day every day.
In the end of the interview, Harrison describes a woman who feels beautiful for the first time because she has enough water to wash her face.
Here’s more on the Charity Water project if you like photos and audio by Rob to go with your stories.
One hundred percent of any money we give to Charity Water goes directly to digging a well because they have separate funding source for their overhead. (Rob Bell and his wife Kristin and several other well-known people give to keep the lights on. )
Plus, we get to see the well our money helps to dig with GPS. How cool is that?
Rob Bell has started a water campaign for his 45th birthday on August 23rd. The idea is to ask for donations instead of birthday gifts.
I gave money to dig a well for women who can’t turn on a faucet and are now carrying water on their heads. It’s the best way I know to pay Rob back for what he’s given me this year.
I considered starting my own campaign since I am so close in age to Rob and our birthdays are nearby. (This sometimes makes me feel inadequate. I mean, sheesh, look what he’s done with his one big life. I need to up my game here.)
But I think I’ll keep my numbers quieter in the Internet space and ask you to give to Rob’s campaign for my coming up birthday.
To give to Rob’s campaign please click here. If you have ever enjoyed what I’ve written, I’d love for you to give.
He’s asking for 45 dollars or whatever you can manage because he’ll be 45. I’ll soon be 44 so you save a dollar if you give my birthday number. (I couldn’t swing that much myself, so I understand if you need to give less).
Heck, you could even start your own water campaign for your birthday or some other holiday.
The people who desperately need water win and, I believe, so do we when we give.
I wish you the water that comes from wells and that other kind, too – the kind that quenches that thirst you have to love and be loved.
May you always have enough to drink-
P.S. Please tell me if you decide to give. It would mean much to me.