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Meet Megan

Hello, friends! My name is Megan Koontz, and I am a small-town girl born and raised in the hipster hub of Rogers, Arkansas. I am one of four kids, sandwiched in the middle of an older sister, a younger brother, and a younger sister. In December, I gained an older brother when my sister married…

Beauty From Ashes

The season of Easter is upon us and with that I’m reminded of God’s promise of Jesus in Isaiah 61:1-3 …that He will come to “proclaim good news to the poor,” to “release from darkness the prisoners” and to “bestow on them a crown of beauty for ashes.” Jesus did this and continues to do this. The…

A Natural State

What does it mean to “treat” water? On the surface it seems simple: “Treated water” is that which has been made safe to drink through some form of processing. This is presumably desirable for human health and global development. Taking a closer look however, the term is quite ambiguous: Does treating water imply putting something into it,…

One Man, 50 Marathons, 50 Weeks, 50 Water Projects!

I’ve heard of people running a marathon to raise money for a great cause they believe in – but never heard of one person running 50 marathons in 50 weeks! Until now. Oh and did I mention in 50 different states? When Bryce told me about his vision for the Run5050 Campaign to raise $750,000 to help solve the global water crisis, I thought he…

The More the Merrier

The large banner hanging over the street was a familiar: “Merry Christmas.” But I was surprised, because I was in a small town in the Dominican Republic – in October! I saw a similar banner a couple weeks later in early November in Nairobi, Kenya. “Merry Christmas” is a greeting and a sentiment being shared…

Life Change in Lubin

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Haiti with a group from 1040.com (If you haven’t checked them out, you should. They’re an excellent example of how a business can contribute to ending the Global Water Crisis.) We were able to visit water projects in the densely populated neighborhoods of Port-Au-Prince as well as…

What We’re Thankful For

“On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the opportunity that God has given me to serve Him through Healing Waters for the past 10 years. I feel blessed and thankful to be a part of a group of committed women and men that strive to bring the gift of safe water to hundreds of communities, families,…

The Easiest Part of Your Christmas Season

In Laguna del Cofre, Chiapas, Mexico, the children who attend the local school enjoy a luxury that is quite uncommon in the region—a “flush” toilet. These children would fill up a bucket with dirty water, dump the bucket in the toilet, and flush it. The problem was that they were also drinking the water directly from…

Water Usage

According to the EPA, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home, with roughly 70 percent of this use occurring indoors. Most of the usage happens during activities that we’ve grown accustomed to in the United States like showering twice a day, making coffee, and watering our plants.…