For Lent our family and Church Fam are doing significant sacrifice with Life Water International. Qoute from the about us part of their site”Lifewater International is a Christian not-for-profit development organization that believes all people should have safe water for life. With a focus on sustainability, Lifewater helps communities gain safe water, adequate sanitation, effective hygiene, and the skills they need to pass on these resources to future generations. Lifewater has the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities, and is certified by the ECFA.” I love this ministry and what they do! For More on Sigificant Sacrifice..go here http://www.lifewater.org/significantsacrifice heres a brief explanation about what we are doing…the kids think the paper chain is really cool.
DON’T HAVE 40 DAYS? THIS ACTIVITY MAY BE DONE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME.
Prepare for Easter in a way that enriches you spiritually and helps
those who need safe water.
- Give up an item or activity for the forty days before Easter.
- Keep track of the money you save by refraining from that activity.
- Go through Lifewater’s weekly devotional guide with your family, small group, or church.
Learn from the reflections, readings, questions, songs, and activities.
- After Easter, celebrate with a party and a gathering of gifts (what you saved
over the past forty days) to give safe water to those who thirst.
Here is the link for the Family activities: http://www.lifewater.org/sig-sac-families Even though we are 4 days already in to lent, you cans till do this with your Family if you want! Its a great tool and is an awesome ministry to support!