6K for Water: Electric energy in Detroit

Post Summary: 

Our Global 6K for Water in Detroit was filled with an electric energy. Why? Because 900 people came together with a passion for alleviating children’s suffering.

Experience the electric energy of this event with blogger Haley Bodine!

***

If I could summarize World Vision’s 2017 Detroit Global 6K for Water in one word, it would be “electric.” From the moment I stepped out of my car and started walking up to the welcome tent to the moment I went home, the event was charged with an incredible, electric energy.

Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

    “Wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

    Post Summary: 

    First and foremost, World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is about providing clean water to thousands of children.

    10-year-old Makaylah offers these words to people who are still undecided about participating: “If you were about to die or were getting sick because you didn’t have clean water, wouldn’t you want somebody to do this for you?”

    ***

    I love to walk, but not alone, so when I heard about World Vision’s Global 6K for Water, I wanted to participate, but I needed a partner. Who could I get to walk with me? Who would find bringing clean water to children and their families something really special?

    Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

      The desperation of dirty water

      Post Summary: 

      Have you ever been lost in the woods — literally or figuratively? Have you rationed your resources, preparing for the worst? Families who can’t access clean water feel this kind of desperation every day.

      Blogger Rachel Teodoro has met some of these families. Hear their story and a simple way that you can give them hope!

      ***

      It was a bright, sunny day about 10 years ago that I decided to take my three young kids on a bike ride on some trails near our home. They brought along their bikes, I brought along some snacks, and we headed off for what I thought was going to a be a quick trek to help burn off some energy.

      Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

        Running with passion. Running with my soul

        Post Summary: 

        God wants us to live lives of endurance, running after him—running with passion and purpose.

        See how walking or running our Global 6K for Water this spring is a great way to say yes to God’s call to run for him and “let justice roll on like a river!”

        ***

        I’ve enjoyed running for nearly 20 years. But it wasn’t until I started running with Team World Vision that I truly fell in love with running. Hitting the pavement now means more than running for the sake of running. It’s about running with passion. Running with purpose. Running toward something and for something. It’s about not just running with my body, but running with my soul.

        Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

          A Kenya childhood: Growing up without clean water

          Post Summary: 

          Growing up in rural Kenya, Sam Irungu knew the daily struggle of collecting dirty water from the early age of 5. Today, he works as a software engineer for World Vision!

          He attributes this change to God: an answer to his mother’s prayer to redeem the life of God’s children for a better tomorrow.

          Hear about his journey!

          ***

          When you see children healthy, love them, respect the greatness that lies within them, and wish them well. This is because you never know where they will land.

          This is a true testament of my life’s journey that leaves even me wondering how on earth this came to be. But I call to mind that God has a plan for me — a plan for a better tomorrow that my mother used to pray for.

          Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

            The power of saying “Yes”

            Post Summary: 

            While saying no can feel comfortable, the greatest version of ourselves, of who God made us to be, often lies just on the other side of “Yes.”

            What is it in your life that’s calling out for your yes today?

            ***

            In January of 2016, I set a goal to run a 10K later in the year. Up until that point, I had run casually for years, but never really wanted to push myself farther. I was comfortable, and I was okay with that. But I wanted to go just a little farther than I had before.

            It turns out that my 10K goal was just the beginning of an epic, life-changing year.

            Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

              Investing from the heart

              Post Summary: 

              Asking others to help you fundraise can feel awkward and scary. But it doesn’t have to. Maybe instead of asking for help from their wallet, you can invite them to invest their heart in a cause you believe in.

              Here are three ways to help you overcome your fear of fundraising!

              ***

              You hurt for the poorest children of the world. You want to do something. You give of your own financial resources, but there’s something inside that wants to do more. You want to rally the troops, start a movement, and do something BIG. But what?

              Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

                Three Kentucky Derbies for clean water

                Post Summary: 

                At the Kentucky Derby on May 6, 3-year-old thoroughbred horses will race for 10 furlongs. Also on May 6, people will come together worldwide to walk or run 30 furlongs—three Kentucky Derbies—for clean water.

                David Henriksen, CEO of iDisciple, grew up in Kentucky, but this year will be spending his first Saturday in May a little differently.

                Which race will you be part of on May 6?

                ***

                May 6 is the first Saturday in May. It is a huge day. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and those of us from the Bluegrass State know the first Saturday in May as “The Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports” or the “Run for the Roses.” The first Saturday in May is when the world’s best 3-year-old thoroughbred horses line up to run a mile and a quarter at the famous Kentucky Derby.

                Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

                  Seeing the real faces of the global water crisis

                  Post Summary: 

                  663 million people don't have clean water. It's a difficult number to imagine. But it's time to start putting real faces to this number.

                  Start with one. Because one more child with clean water brings 663 million down to 662,999,999. And one by one we can bring clean water to children across the globe.

                  See a great place to start!

                  ***

                  663 million people in the world lack access to clean water. That’s more than twice the population of the United States! More alarming is the fact that preventable disease caused by drinking contaminated water kills more people each year than war, HIV/AIDS, and traffic accidents combined.

                  Read more on the World Vision Blog about:

                    Nivesh begins to dream of water and beyond

                    Post Summary: 

                    Without clean water, you and your clothes stay dirty. Imagine being too ashamed to go to church. To school. Without hope or community around you.

                    Nivesh is a girl whose dreams were dying before they ever had a chance. See how the promise of clean water is giving new life to her dreams!

                    ***

                    I have never encountered so many people who were so ashamed to be dirty as I did on a recent trip to Zambia. Mother after mother told me how they wouldn’t go to church—how they were either busy fetching water and couldn’t go, or feeling so dirty that they didn’t want to mingle with other people.

                    When you are hopeless, you need community. A lack of water—and how dirty the water was when they finally found it and got it back home in a bucket—was denying these women community.

                    Read more on the World Vision Blog about: