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World Water Day: Pure Water, Pure Love

How many times have you used water today? Did you stop and wonder if the water was clean? Most likely you use water more times in a day than you realize and you are blessed with not having to wonder whether the water you are drinking is safe and clean. However, this is not the case in many places around the world. Did you know that more than 663 million people lack access to clean water? The need for clean water access is great as the lack of clean water leads to numerous water-related diseases. Consider the following:

Why Is It Important?

Before I came to national WMU, I served as a pastor in Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia. The churches I served had varying levels of missions participation and missions education. At each church, I encouraged the missions organizations in their work and tried to assist them where I was most needed.

I will admit that, at times, it was difficult for me to know how best to support the work of WMU in the churches I served. You see, as most pastors will tell you, there are literally thousands of things that pull at you, day in and day out. It’s easy for a pastor to get distracted or simply misunderstand something that’s really important in his church’s WMU organization.

However, that all changed the day my WMU director presented me with my own copy of the WMU Year Book! My WMU director set up a meeting with me in my office. When she arrived, she presented me with the WMU Year Book. She told me what was found in the Year Book. We talked about things coming up in WMU, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, and countless other missional things I needed to know for the coming year.

Erica's Story

Erica's Story
by Kaylee Poston

Every morning at 3 a.m., Erica* begins her day. She wakes up and readies herself for the same full-time cashier job she has diligently held for 11 years. She awakens her two young sons once she is ready, drives them to her mother’s house, and reports to work by 4 a.m. After work, she picks up her sons and returns to her apartment to prepare for the same schedule the next day.

After 11 years and minimal pay raises, Erica knew something had to change. She wanted more for her children than the life she had now; she wanted to provide them with a home and a bright future. She began researching options to help prepare herself for the high school equivalency test. During that research, she stumbled upon something from her past.

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