WASH for Lent is offering weekly reflections surrounding the global water and sanitation crisis for congregations to contemplate during Lent. Churches are called to prayer, study, and action surrounding WAter, Sanitation, and Hygiene.
According to UNICEF and the WHO, almost 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. Diseases from unsafe water and inadequate sanitation account for 80% of sickness in developing countries.
Learn about how the International Health and Development Office of PC(USA) is involved in projects surrounding issues of water, sanitation, and hygiene at their website.
If your church is interested in being involved in direct mission work to provide safe water, visit the Living Waters for the World website. Living Waters for the World is a program of the Synod of Living Waters that trains church groups in how to install clean water systems for communities in need.