Many of my Catholic friends have given something up for Lent as they do during the Lenten Season year after year. Being a former Catholic, the concept is not foreign to me; however, now being a Lutheran, my pastor takes a slightly different approach. You can still sacrifice desserts, candy, cake, cookies, cigarettes or alcohol; however, you can also do something for someone or a group that you may not usually do. So, I didn't give anything up this Lenten Season, but I have donated to Water Missions International. In this day and age, it is hard to imagine that over 800 million people throughout the world do not have clean safe drinking water. The number of children who die each day is staggering because of diseases associated with unsafe drinking water. So if you haven't given up anything for Lent and you would like to make a difference, do something nice for someone or some group. If you would like more information on Water Missions International go to www.watermissions.org.