I hope for more than I can breath for them; I long for than can be spoken. If I could give everything in one quick motion to know that it would be better, could be better, I would. It would be the easiest sort of gift. (I wonder, sometimes, if this is a heart of grace or just a fierce sense of individuality; either way, I suppose, Holy Ghost works it for the best.) Do I speak of one particular ministry or one charity alone? No. For I look at each place that I could give to, each empty bowl I could fill, and I long to be that mercy and that grace. I wish I could do more than I could even begin to dream. And friends, I dream big.
So this past week, we have taken a step back as bloggers and have come together in a united voice to place before you, our wonderful readers, several different charities and relief organizations, each and every one worthy of your time and tithe, should you feel moved to give.
We make no play here as to which is best, advocate none above another. We simply present you with our individual passions, collected together, for you to share as you are moved.
My contribution to this series is quite a simple one. I am drawn to an odd need, perhaps a need too obvious to imagine to be serious: the need to be able to wash your hands.
It seems silly to think that soap could be such a vital need, but every day 1,000 children die in India alone from diarrhea; half of those deaths could have been prevented if there had been proper hand washing stations and the soap required to do so.
500 children. Every day.
500 children every day could live if they had soap.
You'd be surprised just how truly simple this can be for a community, which is where the beautiful people of Tippy Tap come in.
Tippy Tap makes the bold claim that this incredible hurt can indeed be overcome through a simple, easy method. Would you believe that you could help save the lives of 500 children with soap, matches, a candle, string, a water contained, tools to dig, gravel, two y-shaped sticks, and two short sticks?
Check out the video below:
For what we could easily pick up in a store where everything costs a $1, we could help save the lives of children who are dying needlessly for want of the most basic needs.
What can you do?
This is a simple way to give life and love, but it is also one of many ...
We are, simply, putting forward the causes dear to us and at the same time loving all the causes that could be a part of blessing this world for the sake of Christ. Join this journey? And, should you like to join us by writing a post of your own, please read Joy's first post and then have a go! Be sure, too, to add your post to the blog hop below and check out all the wonderful people who have written a post already!