Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I'm up at 3:30 and I'm thirsty...again.

This isn't some metaphor for life - I'm really just craving a drink. This isn't a cry for help...I just want some water.

For some reason I've been getting more and more thirsty lately. It gets really bad because I'll drink so much that I'll feel way too full...and then I'm thirsty and bloated. It's the worst of all worlds because it feels like I need to drink more, which makes me feel like I'm going to throw up...but I'm still thirsty.

I'm not having fun. I'm up at 3:30 trying to distract myself by writing this out...and it just isn't working.

I have some friends who flew out to Nigeria to help other people who are thirsty. If they get thirsty at 3:30 A.M., they walk in the dark a mile or so to a well and get a drink from a contaminated supply. They do that because by the middle of the night their bucket(s) of water are probably empty.

I walked downstairs and really debated for a couple of minutes if it was worth it or not.

They walk miles every day to carry a big bucket of water on their heads.

My friends who went to Nigeria dig out a well. They were a part of a larger group that just spent a half million dollars buying a rig that could drill wells. Now this little village in Nigeria can put together a team of workers who will go from one spot to another digging wells so that people can drink clean water...and maybe not have to walk so far...and maybe not get sick because the water is full of poisons.

Being thirsty maybe isn't the worst, but watching your baby get really really sick because he's been drinking water pulled out of a stream that animals are poisoning with their waste - that's got to be the worst.

It's good to have a few friends who want to change the world


  1. sean,
    unrelated to your post, your talk on sunday with joe was excellent. it was very well done, you communicated the idea of reaching out in such a passionate way. one of our campaigner girls was talking about it, and it really showed her how much God loves her and pursues her, and how she should pursue her friends. anyway, it was excellent, thanks man!

  2. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Get checked for diabetes.