Giving Water

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Hey guys, as you know we're coming up on 7 years of PrayFit Ministries. Seven years! Some of you have been around for every one of them. We've been through a lot together, amen? So many devotions and discussions; topics and themes; laughter and tears. There have been some high times!

Like, you remember the first book, then the Tonight Show mention, HBO Pay-Per-View Boxing, and eventually the DVDs and the Simon & Schuster cookbook! God allowed us to be featured and discussed on Daystar, The Talk, CNN's Pierce Morgan and so many more. Wow, right? And there have been some tough times too. You were around for the time I got sick (two spines and a colon) and when I permanently lost my ability to train. And you were here when I lost my Preacher.

So much to look back on, (and I can't promise we won't be having a review of the things as we draw nearer to the birthday), but I wanted to fill you in on how we're going to celebrate; by giving.

We're partnering with our friends and charity:water to help people have access to clean water. Guys, I can't express to you how much I love this charity. They're incredible. And they do a cool thing with birthdays (ahem! - hint, hint.)

But seriously, many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean! But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

So to celebrate our birthday, what I'd like us to do is to build a PrayFit WELL! And we can do it too guys! If even a fraction of the 11,000 people reading this devotion gave just $7 to charity:water as a birthday present to PrayFit, we'd build a well. Which means we could give 300 people clean water for the rest of their lives if everyone gave just $7. 

And the best part is, 100% of the donations will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.  And everything you give is tax deductible.

I'm including a Birthday Video below so you can see them in action, and you can click this link to give to PrayFit's birthday campaign. I really, really want to do this with you friends. I need your help. Will you join me? 

-Jimmy Peña