Ministry Highlight – charity: water

1.2 billion people in the world live in poverty.  That’s 1.2 billion with a capital “B” for billion.

1 out of 2 people in the world do not have access to running water.  That’s over 3 billion.  Billion with another capital “B”.  In case you didn’t catch it, this is a huge problem.

Enter Scott Harrison, formerly prince of the New York night scene.  Scott used to be a promoter for top night clubs and fashion shows.  He had it all except for living the life that Jesus called him to live.

Scott left the night life scene and signed on with Mercy Ships, a medical humanitarian effort that is changing the scene of relief and medical aid in third world nations.  Scott spent the next eight months as a photojournalist in Liberia, as he says, putting “the face to the world’s 1.2 billion living in poverty.”

He came face to face with the reality that most of the patients being treated by the Mercy Ships there in Liberia had contracted their conditions and diseases by the lack of clean drinking water.  Horrible diseases.  Literally flesh-eating diseases.  Tumors and cleft lips were common-place, most of which were caused by water-borne diseases.

Scott went back to New York where he had the revelation:  bringing clean drinking water to these areas of extreme poverty would transform the lives and futures of people trapped in these conditions.  Scott founded charity: water, a non-profit ministry created to bring safe, clean drinking water to the 1.2 billion who are in desperate need of it.

I can’t do charity: water nearly the proper amount of respect with a simple mention of them.  Check out their website, see what they’re about, and see what you can do to help them out.  Let reality sink in and get on board with what God’s doing through Scott Harrison and charity: water.

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