September is almost up, and that means our campaign to provide water to African communities is almost over.
Although we didn’t make $30 grand, I’m still very proud of the work we’ve done. Twenty-nine other bloggers have promoted this campaign, sold and auctioned off valuable items and just generally put their hearts into this. There are hundreds of human beings who will have clean water to drink because of us, and I think that’s worth celebrating. I always hope that this blog is worth something. I know it’s worth something to me, and I’m encouraged all the time by people who write in and comment. But water for people who need it is a very tangible result of our small corner of blog community.
If you haven’t checked out our campaign, please do so today and help us provide water to as many people as possible before time runs out.
Just so you know, I’m really pumped about what’s going down over the next month here on the blog. I’ll be interviewing at least one author, hopefully two, and yes free stuff is in the cards for you, the readers. One of them I can’t even believe agreed to an interview with little old me. This one’s way out of my league. I’m also reaching my two year anniversary as a blogger, and I’m going to be spending a few posts talking about this hobby that so many of us enjoy.
I am increasingly inspired lately when people tell me what they are passionate about. For the last month, my focus has been water. A few months ago, my focus was getting my Dad to Sudan. But the people in my church live all over my city, and they all have their little passions, their neighborhoods, the ministries they are doing outside of church. From renovating apartments for low income people, to organizing food drives, to giving showers to homeless people, to even raising the kids, everyone’s got something they love.
And we do so many of these things knowing that we are the ones who care the most about it. Whenever my youth group would have a car wash fundraiser, we had a giant sign by the road, which I would jump out from behind and flail my arms in the air as a group of cars was passing. It was my way of getting attention without wearing a two piece swimsuit. The sign said, “Car Wash. Honk if you care.” We got a lot of honks, but not a lot of cars to wash. People didn’t care that much.
But today, I want to care about what you care about. I want to hear from you today. What is your passion? What is the totally awesome person, ministry, or community that is driving you today?