You’ve probably noticed a thirst in people around you. You’ve seen it in their eyes. Canadians are hurting and lonely. They’re tired of searching, tired of feeling so unsatisfied with life.
But they don’t know where to turn or how to solve the problem. They can’t figure out how to stop the pain, so why not end the pain once and for all? The statistics around suicide are heartbreaking:
- More than 5,800 Canadian children and youth have died by suicide during the past 13 years across Canada. (Toronto Star, September 14, 2018)
- In 2015, suicide claimed the lives of 3,269 Canadian men and 1,136 women. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for men aged 15 to 44 years. (Statistics Canada)
- A recent study by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics found that the rate of women who die by suicide increased by 50% between 2000 and 2016 (21% increase for men).
In the midst of all those statistics are real people who are thirsty for hope—and the good news is that you can offer those people what they’re looking for!
You can offer people the living water today. Every $50 gift means at least ten people will be given an opportunity to discover the hope Jesus offers in the pages of God’s Word. Those ten people will impact the lives around them, causing ripples of change for generations.