FROM DONALD MILLER, AUTHOR OF "BLUE LIKE JAZZ" WEB SITE:
"I’m happy to be riding my bike across America to raise money for my good friends at Blood:Water Mission and also to raise awareness about the current water crisis in Africa. Your help, both in donations and in showing up for our community rides, goes a very long way in providing hope.
Here are three ways you can contribute:
Use the link HERE and donate to the ride. All of the money you give will go directly to Blood:Water Mission, as each member of the Ride:Well Team has paid for their trip in advance. If you donate on this site, you will also receive the first chapter of my new book “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.” You’ll be receiving this chapter more than a year before anybody else will be able to read it. One dollar provides clean water for one African for one year, so every small contribution helps.
Join us on one of our community rides! You can ride alongside me and the Ride:Well Team in Dallas, Nashville and Washington D.C. These are fairly short rides that nearly anybody can take part in. Consider getting a group of riders together and joining us. We will be hanging out all day, eating, riding and enjoying each others company. And you’ll be riding for a great cause. Click here to learn more about these community rides..
The most important thing you can do for us is to pray. I’m a firm believer that God listens to our prayers. The most significant contribution you can make to us is to pray for the needs of the people in Africa, but also pray for our safety as we cross the country. Do pray that we find favor with the people we interact with, and that hearts are open to hear about the cause we are riding for.
I do hope to see you out there on the road. If you search around the Ride:Well website, you will find a list of the cities we will be passing through. In many of these cities, we will be presenting at local churches and community groups. If you happen to see your city listed, come out and hear us. We’d love to meet you. Thanks so much for joining us, either physically or in spirit, as we ride across America"
"One dollar provides clean water for one African for one year..."
Wow. I am trying to wrap my mind around that. One dollar. ONE DOLLAR. 100 pennies. 10 dimes. 20 nickels. That is all that stands between clean water, the very thing needed to sustain life, and a beautiful African child of God. That's IT. ONE DOLLAR.
$1.00 = CLEAN water for one African for an entire year
That is an astonishing fact and it is messing with my head and heart. Even as tight as our finances are, how can we NOT spare (at least) ONE DOLLAR?????????
Thank you Carole for posting information like this.