Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wonderful Word Wednesday- Water

“I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...” Matthew 25:35

How important is clean water to you? Stop and think for a minute about how often you use water throughout the day. Now imagine what your life would be like if you had no access to clean water. For 2.6 billion people in the developing world today, living without clean water is not something to be imagined, it is a stark reality. Everyday 4,500 children die from a lack of clean, safe, drinking water.

We have what it takes make a difference in their lives if we will only wake up to the reality of this need, stand up, and be counted among those who are willing to sacrifice our pleasures the so that their most basic needs can be met.

After seeing the needs of so many suffering, in 2009 God lit a flame in heart of 16 year old Lexi to step out of her comfort zone and change the world by meeting the practical needs of people in 3rd world countries. In obedience to God’s call, Lexi founded wake-up stand-up, and she set out to raise enough money for a well to be built that would provide an entire village in Africa with clean water for the next 20 years. Through her efforts, much prayer, and the generosity of others, Lexi met her financial goal last year.

Lexi
In January of this year, God saw the work that He began in Lexi’s heart to full fruition as her dream became reality, and a well was built for the people in the village of Muresuk in Sudan, Africa.  Overjoyed by the Lord’s provision, and the sheer satisfaction of changing lives, the flame in Lexi’s heart burned ever stronger, and she began to dream even bigger- embracing the truth that nothing is impossible with God!

Lexi has set a goal for 2010 to raise enough money by Christmas for 2 more wells to be built. So that 200-400 more people might have clean water for the next 20 years. As our thoughts turn toward the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, will you pause for a moment  and thank God for all that He has given you- that your most basic needs are met? Will you ask Him to show you how you can be a part of giving the gift of clean water to those who suffer needlessly without it today?

Living water changes lives for eternity! We have the opportunity to be a part of that though prayer, and by coming together donating  to make the dream of having clean water a reality for those in need.

"The Clean Water for Christmas Project" still needs your help!  There is still a ways to go to meet the goal. Every dollar you give will go towards building a well and giving the gift of clean water to those in need. To partner with Lexi and The Water Project go  HERE! Every $10.00 given will provide one person with clean water for 10 years.

“ His loving hands are wrapped around the world and He wants us to be His hands and feet and wrap our arms around the world. To love those who are hurting - to care for the sick - to embrace those who have nothing to give us in return when we reach out and help them. He wants us to lock arms - brothers and sisters and allow Him to do the impossible through us - together in love!”- Jill Samter


Sustained by His Grace,

Melissa

1 comment:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

You are such a blessing and a gift!

Yes, together in love with Him leading the way NOTHING is impossible!

Love you,
Jill

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