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Mark Hall of Casting Crowns Opens Up About His Fight With Cancer

We had a chance to sit down with Mark Hall of Casting Crowns and talk about what happens when life gets real. Here are some of the things he shared. Check out the video below for the full, uncut conversation. Being a youth pastor half my life, all my days are about making other people’s days better.  I’m going to get you through this, here’s a Scripture for it, I’m going to walk you through. And… … Continue reading

Look at What You’ve Done This Week

You changed the world this week. Through your generosity, now more than 20 schools in Africa (currently 27 and counting) will have water wells and new latrines. We talked with Blood:Water founder Dan Haseltine about what this means for these children.   Learn more about how you can help us build more wells at schools across Africa with Blood:Water! … Continue reading

See the Faces That Will Stay with Wally Forever

Before coming to Rwanda with Blood Water I was already worrying about what was I going to say to properly convey the need here. Words seem incredibly inadequate. That is why I am glad for pictures.  Yes, there is incredible hardship, that is why we are here. However, there is joy amongst the struggle and the story of that joy is told on the smiling faces of these amazing people. What is really interesting is… … Continue reading

Why is This Little Girl Laughing at Wally?

If Wally had to sum up his day in Africa using song titles, here’s what he would have to say! Walk Like a Rwandan That would definitely be the theme song for today as we got a little taste of what it is like to walk down the incredibly steep hills, that even mountain goats think people are crazy to use, to get water. Walking 2 hours for water is a way of life in… … Continue reading

An American guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of African Church

We got to go to a traditional church service in a small village here in Rwanda and I can tell you it is very different from our services in the states. To help you understand it better I created a list of do’s and don’ts for an African church service. Don’t bring a watch. No one else has one or cares about beating the crowd to Chili’s. So, settle in. You are going to be… … Continue reading