World Water Day

22 03 2006

Today is World Water Day, which was created to raise awareness of the world water crisis . As residents of one of the many sub-Saharan countries which are feeling the brunt of this crisis, Tracey and I are aware of the great need for clean, potable, easily accessible water.

Right now, our region is in the middle of the annual 5-6 month dry season and is not uncommon to see ladies walking well over a kilometer to get water out of a stagnent, muddy water-hole or creek bed. (This water is then used for bathing, washing and even cooking!)

Tracey has been led begin researching how we might be able to bless the Kabiye people with clean water through the digging of wells. We are hoping and praying that we will find a suitable course of action soon. Giving water to a village would be a tremendous life-giving blessing and could open doors for people to hear about the One who gives spiritual thirst-quenching water.

Please join us in praying for direction in this area. Also, if you have any helpful suggestions or leads, feel free to share them. Follow the link provided above and get yourself involved in helping the 1.1 billion of people who don’t have access to safe drinking water.

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23 03 2006
regan

Just wanted you to know that I read this. Read it, loved it. I’m still talking to Paige about the water funding thing. This is funny because we’re in the same town. so, see you tomorrow. lata

27 03 2006
whoami123

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We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone’s goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
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Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I’m having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone’s opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
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to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic “identity politics,”
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison.”

2 04 2006
Sandi

Bryan, I don’t know if you guys are familiar with Manna International, but we have some good friends who were involved with their well-digging projects in both Ghana and Kenya. Let me know if you need more info.

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