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Clean Drinking Water

Goal: Raise $500 for BioSand Water Filters in Asia

Clean Drinking Water

Goal: Raise $500 for BioSand Water Filters in Asia

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Message from Thelma

Hello,
I would like to say I have notice there are too many people in Asia that are without good clean healthy water. I found out most places don't have a good water system and that is a necessity for good health in the Asian community. A good water system will create healthy skin, teeth, internal organs, better focus in school just all over hydration for the body.
Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. (Are you having trouble reading this? Drink up!) Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration. Pretty scary statistic for a developed country where water is readily available through the tap or bottle water.

Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions that make up our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning.

Water serves as a lubricant in digestion and almost all other body processes. The water in our saliva helps facilitate chewing and swallowing, ensuring that food will slide easily down the esophagus. Water also lubricates our joints and cartilages and allows them to (pardon the pun) move more fluidly. When dehydrated, the body rations water away from the joints. Less lubrication equals greater friction and that can cause joint, knee and back pain potentially leading to injuries and arthritis. Even our eyeballs need plenty of lubrication to work well and remain healthy. Let's make sure everyone has good clean water especially the children. Thank You for caring and have a Blessed Day

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About BioSand
Water Filters

Disease-ridden water is a leading cause of sickness and death in Asia, especially among children. However, BioSand water filters can greatly address this problem.

  • BioSand Water filters are made from concrete and sand, meaning they're easy to construct.
  • They work on any kind of water—whether from wells, ponds, rivers or rain. This means families can use the closest water source and make it safe to drink.
  • BioSand Water filters are effective at removing dirt, worms, bacteria, and most viruses from water sources.

Your donation will support Gospel for Asia's BioSand Water filter distribution. For every $30 GFA can produce a single filter that will be given to a family in need. A single filter can often serve the needs of multiple families.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

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