Love || Renewal || Faith // Spring 2014 A sneak peek at some of the wonderful, encouraging stories we're sharing in our spring issue! We're excited to include stories from some special organizations too, such as Blood:Water Mission, Show Hope, and Scarlet Hope => They are doing amazing things to share God's hope and love! Subscribe at www.shatteredmagazine.net to get your own copy and read them all. #yourstoryHisglory *Awesome video created by Scott Wallace.+ More details
Our amazingly talented friend, Plumb, collaborated with us to create this video and show how it only takes one drop of your love to change the world. Give to our neighbors in Africa and share this video with others. You CAN make a difference...make that difference today and be sure to spread the word. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/communitybuilder/ Very special thanks to Plumb (http://www.plumbinfo.com) for contributing her music and talents to our cause. Her brand new album, NEED YOU NOW, will be released on February 26th, but ONE DROP is available now as a single on iTunes: http://bit.ly/PlumbOneDrop (ONE DROP counts towards iTunes's "complete-my-album" so you won't need to purchase it again later if you decide you want the whole album when it's released.)+ More details
This Christmas, help us "Deck the Stalls" to provide latrines for 2,600 people in Cyanika, Rwanda. Because everyone deserves a place to go. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/christmas/+ More details
This Christmas, help us "Deck the Stalls" to provide latrines for 2,600 people in northern Rwanda. Because everyone deserves a place to go. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/christmas/+ More details
Many rural African communities lack access to any kind of medical care. For years, Blood:Water Mission has worked to establish healthcare facilities where these rural communities exist, like the New Life Medical Center in Kitgum, Uganda. At this very moment, these facilities are providing a space for patients to be treated, doctors and staff to work, and medicine to be administered. Lives are being saved each and every day. But, there is a critical component not immediately apparent that facilities like the New Life Medical Center provides: education in health and sanitation. Within these centers, there are people called Community Health Promoters who are educated in health and sanitation. As representatives of their communities, Community Health Promoters travel sometimes great distances to Blood:Water Mission funded medical facilities to learn how to combat diseases in their homes using health and sanitation practices not usually taught where they live. The impact is enormous because many of the diseases rural communities face can be treated using simple health practices, like hand washing, which are techniques Community Health Promoters teach to their neighbors. Community Health Promoters also help reduce stigma in the regions by sharing the medical knowledge they learned at the treatment centers with their communities and neighboring communities. Through this knowledge, the causes of sickness become less of an unknown and, as a result, the fear many faced when they fell ill before is no longer feared again. Begun by Community Health Promoters, neighbors learn how they can help one another and no one is left to treat their illness alone. Equipped with disease fighting knowledge, they can now depend on each other to overcome sickness and prevent it from spreading in the future. Financial support provided to Blood:Water Mission ensures that the number of these amazing individuals will continue to grow and improve health in not only the specific areas the health facilities exist, but the regions as as whole. Give today and let us share the knowledge...together. Give. Share. Empower. http://www.bloodwatermission.com+ More details
Support Tim Noll and Caitlyn Pugliese in their bike journey across America for Blood:Water Mission. Benefit concert is this Friday, May 18th at Soul City Church. Listen to acoustic sets from talented artists, learn about the upcoming journey, and contribute to a serious crisis. Filmed and edited by: Tyler Fanning Brian Louie+ More details
Personal "Thank You" for your participation in the 40 Days of Water campaign from one of Blood:Water Mission's Ugandan partners, Divine Waters - Uganda. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/fortydays Water is only part of the story. Find out more at http://www.bloodwatermission.com+ More details
Leah smiles when she speaks of how she and her husband Moses met, and the loving father he was to their three children. After his sudden passing, Leah learned of his infection with HIV/AIDS and soon decided to get tested herself. Discovering that she was also positive, the workers at the Lwala Community Hospital helped her be open about her status and receive the care she needs. Leah has inspired others in her community in Lwala, Kenya to be tested and know their status so that they too can live healthy lives. Leah now participates in hygiene and sanitation training and recognizes the importance of clean water for those living with HIV. She also supports her family through making and selling soap. Her strong faith and supportive community help her through hard times and it is clear by her smile that hope prevails. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/i-know-leah.php+ More details
Peter Komira - Uganda Peter and his family live near the village of Kitgum, Uganda. He was just 7 years old when he was taken to a nearby hospital because he was experiencing headaches, stomach pains and had trouble eating. He tested positive for HIV and learned he had contracted the disease at birth. Because little was known about the transmission of HIV in their community, Peter didn't want to tell his friends for fear they would treat him differently. Through Blood:Water Mission's partnership in Kitgum, the community now has access to the New Life Medical Center where many receive the necessary medications and treatment to live healthy lives while further reducing stigma. Now 15 years old, Peter feels well, enjoys his studies and hopes for the day he can share his status openly. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/i-know-peter.php+ More details
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