Here some very heart wrenching statistics that might inspire us to spend a little less this season so that we may give a little more to those in need:
A child under 5 dies from water related illness every 90 seconds.
2000 children die each day from easily preventable causes (water, food, basic immunization)
Cost to bring clean water to everyone who needs it $10billion/year for 10 years
Americans will spend $465 billion on Christmas this year (and likely each year moving forward)
Cost to alleviate world poverty could be $58 billion (but this number varies widely)
Let us give out of grace and freedom in the name of Jesus!