I'm Turning 40 Today. Can You Help Me Build a Well?

Posted May 17, 2016 by Sean McDowell

Today is my 40th birthday and I want to do something a little different to mark my transition into "middle age." I have been inspired to give to people who are less fortunate than me. Sadly, millions of people have limited access to fresh water. As a result, there is widespread disease and even death in many developing countries. In Uganda alone, for instance, one in five children under the age of five dies as a result of diarrheal disease, which could be largely avoided with safe water.

Would you be willing to partner with me to build a well in Uganda? What could be better than helping some people get fresh water? Here's how you can help:

(1) PRAY: Please pray that God will help provide the funds.

(2) GIVE: Any gift helps and is deeply appreciated:

(3) SPREAD THE WORD: Can you let others know through social media?

(4) BUILD YOUR OWN WELL. My hope is that others will be inspired to try the same thing. Why not? Life is short, and believe it or not, you and I can actually make a difference in the lives of other people. What could possibly be more meaningful? If you want more information about Wells of Life, check out Thanks!

Here's the link, if you're interested in helping me build my 40th birthday well:


Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, a best-selling author of over 15 books, an internationally recognized speaker, and a part-time high school teacher. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: