A Cup of Cold Water on World Water Day

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 by Dan Haseltine
By Dan Haseltine and Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D. I stopped to wipe the sweat from my eyes when I noticed the giggling. I’d been hunched over, deep in concentration, replacing bolts in a metal form that would soon be filled with concrete. I had chosen this “low-impact” job because I had nearly fainted while mixing […]

The H:20 Twenty-Day Water Challenge Begins Today!

Posted on Mar 02, 2017 by Audrey Milicevic
319 MILLION. That is the number of men, women, and children who do not have access to clean water in sub-Saharan Africa. Water, provided alongside sanitation and hygiene training, plays a significant role in building healthy communities, facilitating equality, and advancing the education of the next generation. 40 dollars. That represents the cost of clean […]

A Ripple in The Water

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 by Audrey Milicevic
After feeling called to generously give while listening to Jars of Clay speak about Blood:Water on the radio, Patty Consoli wanted to have something tangible to pass down to her family to represent her gift, and the beauty and hope in Africa. She received several photos of the impact the donation made in Zambia, and […]

Meet Our Newest Partner from Malawi!

Posted on Feb 07, 2017 by Erin Todd
We are so excited to announce that we have recently started working with a new core partner! We will be coming alongside Partners in Hope in their mission to provide a holistic approach to HIV/AIDS in the local Malawian context. Malawi is one of the countries that has been hit hardest by HIV/AIDS, with more […]

Join Our Super(Bowl)-Sized Water Challenge Next Month

Posted on Feb 02, 2017 by Erin Todd
20 days. Nothin’ but water. Can you do it? World Water Day is a day to celebrate water, but also to observe water-related issues around the globe. That’s a big day… an important day… one that we love to honor. So instead of just one day, we’re going to extend a 20-day challenge to YOU. […]

Play with a Purpose (with Us) This Sunday!

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 by Katy Maki
Blood:Water has partnered with the new sports app, FireFan, to help raise money and awareness in connection with the NFL Playoffs. You can help support Blood:Water by simply downloading the FREE FireFan app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store and joining our game: JOIN OUR GAME Just follow the link to sign up […]

A New and Improved Recurring Donor Experience

Posted on Jan 06, 2017 by Audrey Milicevic
It’s a new year, and Blood:Water has new, exciting changes coming in 2017! First up on our list is moving into a new donor processing system that will make our donor experience more user friendly. We listened to your suggestions in 2016, and because of our new system, monthly donors can now access their own […]

The Story We Remember: Last Day of Advent

Posted on Dec 24, 2016 by Erin Todd
Thank you for reading along with us this Advent season. We hope the readings in our Advent calendar and original recordings by Hollow // Hum have helped illuminate the richness of the season and ushered in moments of contemplation. On this final day of Advent, we invite you to read this reflection from Steve Garber: […]

Wonder: Advent Reflection

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 by Erin Todd
We are in the final week of Advent. We hope that as you making the final preparations for Christmas, you are continuing to prepare your heart to celebrate the coming of Christ. We invite you to reflect on the wonder that His coming brings with this poem from Brooke Waggoner: A tangling of trees. Moss […]

The Perpetual “Yes”: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 by Erin Todd
  On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we invite you to read this reflection from Mike Donehey: In the first chapter of Luke, an angel tells Mary she’s going to give birth to the Messiah, and though confused, distressed, and most likely bewildered, she wonders, “How can this be?” The angel answers her, “The Holy […]

Carry Each Other: Third Sunday of Advent

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 by Erin Todd
On this third Sunday of Advent, we invite you to read this reflection from Jeremy Cowart: Why do some people who experience success describe still feeling empty inside? Marcus Buckingham said, “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what […]

Friday Fundraiser Feature!

Posted on Dec 09, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
Happy Friday from Blood:Water! As we move into a new year, we want to highlight a few fundraisers who help fuel our mission to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises with their creativity and hard work. If you don’t know Sally Kuhn, you’re missing out! She’s traveled with us to Zambia and competes in triathlons […]

Source of Power: Second Sunday of Advent

Posted on Dec 04, 2016 by Erin Todd
On this second Sunday of Advent, we invite you to read this reflection from Ron Block:   I was writing on my laptop, noticed the power getting low, and thought, I’ll get the power cable after I finish this paragraph. I went for what seemed like two minutes, and the screen went black right in […]

Gifts: First Sunday of Advent

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 by Erin Todd
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. We invite you to share this season of hopeful anticipation with us as we prepare our hearts for Christ by downloading our Advent calendar and original Advent Ambient recordings by Hollow // Hum. Our hope is that this collection of images, stories, poetry, and music will illuminate the […]

Changed Forever, For the Better: Part II

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 by Erin Todd
In yesterday’s blog, Sarah Walker shared about her experience traveling to Zambia with our October Vision Trip. Today, she shares how her mindset about development changed during the trip. — So how do we alleviate poverty without being completely ineffective, or worse, actually hurting the poor with this “poverty industry” of misconceived foreign aid? Well, […]

Abundant Riches: Part I

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 by Erin Todd
Sarah Walker recently traveled with Blood:Water on a Vision Trip to see the work of one of our local partners firsthand. In today’s blog, she shares what she experienced when she arrived in Zambia. — Before I went, I thought Africa was poor, and that America had great wealth. And in some ways, that’s true. […]

What a Relief! World Toilet Day is Tomorrow!

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 by Audrey Milicevic
Often, because of the urgent need for clean water, the development of best practices in sanitation and hygiene are overlooked. That’s why we are grateful for Blood:Water supporters, such as Allison Boley, who shine a spotlight on the importance of developing proper sanitation and hygiene practices. For the past three years, Allison has hosted her […]

Responsible Love

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 by Aaron Sands
“The complexity of responsible love in the name of justice and mercy leaves us with no cheap answers to any of the important questions.” (Steve Garber, “Visions of Vocation”) I keep coming back to this sentence. If I’m lazy, I hit “complexity” and feel overwhelmed and tune out. If I move past complexity and think […]

A Resident Nerd’s Dream(force)

Posted on Nov 08, 2016 by Erin Todd
  Whenever someone new walks into our office here at Blood:Water–without fail–I am always identified as the “resident nerd.” Often this label is self-applied, and it is actually true. Spreadsheets, data, back-end coding… I can’t get enough. So when I was asked to go to San Francisco to attend Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce convention, I […]

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