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Here’s What Happens When Water Is Scarce

Everywhere we go in Zambia, we gather quite a crowd.  The kids follow us and, sometimes, are chased by us. I am guilty of that one. As we walk along the dirt paths in their village, we often stop to talk to the families about their different situations and more specifically about their water needs, since that is what Blood Water does best. Most will say, “we need safe water so our kids will not… … Continue reading

Find Out What a Beautiful Day Looks Like

We have a sign in our house that says, “Today is a Beautiful Day.” It’s simple, but it’s a good reminder for the days I stress about the things that don’t matter. Today is a gift from God. Today is a beautiful day. For one village in Zambia, today truly is a beautiful day. They just received a brand new well that will provide clean water for years to come, and we had the honor… … Continue reading

Why MC Hammer Taught Wally How to Pray Better

As I travel around Zambia with Blood Water meeting these amazing families, I am struck by how much better my prayer life is. I find myself almost in a constant state of prayer. I pray about big things, little things, and things I would not think to pray about back in the U.S. So, I wondered why this is? Why do I pray more and why do I pray differently in Zambia. Then it hit… … Continue reading

You Decide Who’s the Best Dancer: Wally or This Awesome Kid?

On the past several trips to Africa with Blood Water we have noticed people, especially the kids, love to see what they look like on our cameras or phones after we take their picture. This year we thought it would be cool to be able to leave them with a little family photo. The dance, thanks to OutKast and the Polaroid picture song, was an exhausting bonus. Don’t forget to vote on who dances better!… … Continue reading

Drill it and Fill it: Zambia Day 1

Bekah, my wife Mardi, and I are going to be tag teaming this blog. Since I have been here before I guess I will go first. I was here in Zambia two years ago with Blood Water, and it was great to see some old friends today.  That is the thing about Africa, you never meet a stranger. The people are so kind and filled with joy amidst some really tough circumstances.  My Zambian friend,… … Continue reading

Photo Op: April 21, 2015

Photo Op is where Wally confiscates all of our phones and we’re held accountable for the last photo we took. Which photo do you like the best? Top left: Usually Siri gets pretty close with Bekah’s reminders, but she has no idea what this first one is supposed to be. Top right: Wally took this picture of the audio board in our studio. It appears as if the Finger Nail bandit has left his, or her, calling card again. Gross.… … Continue reading

Bart from MercyMe gives the story behind their new “Flawless” music video

MercyMe has a really cool new music video for “Flawless” that you can see here. In the video, Bart admits that he’s sometimes haunted by his past. He shares  with us the past “flaws” he’s had to learn how to handle. We also talk about what it’s like to have paint thrown in your eye and to be completely smothered by paint.   [wdca_ad ] Make sure you catch the Behind The Scenes video too.   … Continue reading

Hawk Nelson gets icing all over the place

Hawk Nelson’s from Canada…Canada loves hockey…hockey outlaws icing…icing someone’s face is funny.   [wdca_ad ]   Check out Hawk’s great live performance of “Drops in the Ocean”:   Here’s the full extended interview with Hawk Nelson: 0:20: Changes to the band 5:45: Game: Only In America 12:00: About “Drops In The Ocean” 15:00: “Drops In The Ocean” live 19:00: Hockey Nelson game   … Continue reading

Pinterest Party: The vase with the most pins, wins

Help us decide who’s most crafty. Whomever’s vase gets the most pins, wins. [wdca_ad ] Clockwise from the top left: Betty’s Vase: The purr-fect vase for keeping her cats from eating her flowers. Zach’s Vase: Called The Face Vase™, this design is inspired by the classic optical illusion that asks if you see a vase or two faces. The shape of the vase was created by tracing Zach and his wife Sarah’s profiles. Wally’s Vase: It’s a… … Continue reading