2013 in Quick Review

The books are closed on 2013 and it was a record year for us.

Water was brought to 68 new villages and communities in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Orissa.  Our total number of projects drilled since our inception now stands at 578, not to bad for someone who told God “You’ve got the wrong guy” when I heard Him say, “I want you to bring water to these people.”

Next month will be 13 years since I heard “the call” and I can honestly say its being quite the journey and it has been filled with highs and lows.  2 new charges for 2014 as mandated from on High; “Don’t compare yourself (Wells for Life) to any other organization,” and “I am your source.”

Hearing these words gives me the faith to continue to move forward and I firmly believe that God loves each and every person on this planet which is why He sent me to bring them water among other things.

For each of you who gave in 2013, thank you for responding to the leading or prompting to give and make a difference, your gift is doing just that.

Almost 2 months ago we rolled out a new video, if you haven’t seen it, follow this link, I think you’ll enjoy it and feel free to share it with your friends – http://vimeo.com/81236937

We also launched again our mobile giving site hoping to engage those that might hear about us via our Twitter or Facebook Fan Page or through some other form of media, you can visit that page if interested at http://raz.mobi/water

Finally, our logo has been filled up with the last names of all those who gave in 2013 and if the giver was a business then the full name of the business is listed. Unfortunately I can’t make the image larger so if you don’t see your name, trust me, it’s there!

In the theme of our video, many more villages are waiting, let’s make 2014 a year where we end their waiting!

Love here

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I realize its not even February but when I go to the grocery story they already have the chocolate out and the Valentines Day stuff on display so why not share some love?

Love is best when its shared, that’s its nature and I think the photograph in this post reveals love best.  Love to show up, to leave a comfortable No. Cal lifestyle and travel to the other side of the world so you can be part of something bigger than yourself.  Claire did just that; she showed up.

She demonstrated in each village she visited that she cared enough for them, complete strangers, to do something.  She helped me bring them clean water and she did it with others; she made a difference.

I would get in trouble if I didn’t mention Justin.  

Justin is a classmate of Claire and the two of them decided to make a difference in rural India and partner with Wells for Life so that clean water could become a reality in as many places as possible.  They did just that; worked and worked, asked for donations, tried a variety of different things so that water could become a reality in rural India.  Then they each brought one of their parents with them so that together they could see the impact and share the love.

Love showed up in South India each and every day we were there.

In 2013 we brought water to 68 new places and Claire and Justin were responsible for 3 of these.  As I reflect on last year’s accomplishment which was an all time high for us, and I look at what 2014 holds, I can’t help but wonder how many places we’ll be able to touch with clean water and with love.

If you want to make a difference and share the love and the dollars so that we can touch more lives then Click the GIVE button at the top of this page and as you give remember to smile because you’re changing lives!