Being a missionary can mean learning many different things. One of the things we have learned is the importance of water. For the last 3 weeks, we have had water for maybe a total of 5 days. I think it's resolved, for now, but it really makes you think of the many places in the world that don't have the luxury of running water. I mean, yes, we had one faucet with water (although not drinkable) and were able to buy drinking water in town. We were able to dip water from the pool to flush the toilets and make do, but I wonder about the places that don't have that.
How many babies & children's deaths are related to contaminated drinking water? How many lives could be saved if there was only a clean, reliable water source available? It breaks my heart to think of being a mother & having to watch your child waste away from lack of water. How sad is that?
To us, it was just an inconvenience to go without water. To many, it's a matter of life or death.