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Change for a Change

Jennifer Wyffels a teacher of 12 years at Geneso High School, started teaching about the global water crisis four years ago in her Spanish 3 and 4 classes. Her goal was not only to teach a new language but through the readings of the assigned textbook she decided to make her students aware of the…

A Story of Hope and Impact

In a small, remote community in Guatemala, twelve-year-old Theresa lives among her relatives and neighbors in Barrio Nevago, an indigenous community. Barrio Nevago has historically had little interaction with the local church and an aversion to Christian beliefs. Instead of engaging with the church, the people here often practice rituals to the founder of their…

Is safe water a bigger global threat than climate change?

THIS JUST IN: CBS NEWS SAYS THAT UNSAFE DRINKING WATER POSES THE GREATEST AND MOST IMMEDIATE GLOBAL THREAT TO OUR ENVIRONMENT, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE.   Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that unsafe drinking water — not climate change — poses the greatest and most immediate global threat to the environment. In his first…

What We Can Learn from St. Patrick

I used to really, genuinely dislike St. Patrick’s Day. I didn’t get it. We all have to wear green or people will go around pinching us, I went to a St. Patrick’s Day party once and it was awful, and I just didn’t understand the appeal because it seemed like such a lame holiday to me.…

World Water Day

According to the United Nations, “No other single intervention is more likely to have a significant impact on global poverty than the provision of safe water.” By now, most of us are aware of the Global Water Crisis- a crisis that is affecting over 1.8 billion people in the world and causing a child to die…

How We Respond When Disaster Strikes

Healing Waters International was never designed to be a disaster relief organization. Rather, we focus on long-term, sustainable solutions that transform life on several levels for communities. One of our core values is that we strive to serve 1,000 people for 10 years instead of 10,000 people for one year then fail. We believe that…

Love and Lament: Happy Valentine’s Day from HWI

There are many definitions and renditions of love. Some would say it is an intense feeling of deep affection. One quote I found said, “love ISN’T when you hate saying goodbye. Love IS when you see “goodbye” as the possibility of saying “hello” all over again. Love DOESN’T cover their flaws, love DOES show their flaws for…

Making Their Names Great: Looking for the Helpers in 2019

One of my favorite quotes ever is by the ever-hopeful and inspiring Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The quote goes, “When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” When I think about this…

Giving the Gift that Lasts

You know, the day after Christmas is probably my least favorite day of the year. Especially as a kid, I really disliked it and dreaded it. The reason I disliked it so much was probably because all the joy, excitement, and expectation that filled the months preceding the holidays were gone. As a child, I vividly…