Friday, October 31, 2014

November 1, 2014

"And  if  anyone  gives  even  a  cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward." Matthew 10:42

This morning in an African village, a teen-aged young lady awakens with a sense of relief knowing she won't have to carry clay jars through the bush and make her way to the river in order to get water for her family. Instead, she can go to school on time and focus on her learning!

This morning in an African village, a mother looks forward to cooking breakfast for her family excited in the knowledge she only has to walk a few hundred feet to the village well for the water she will need for cooking! Once her family has finished their breakfast she will have the same short walk to collect more water for doing her dishes!

This morning in an African village, parents arise knowing their children will be much safer since they won't have to risk a trip through the bush getting to the river to bathe. And they take comfort knowing that their children will be able to drink water that is pure and uncontaminated! No longer do they need to fear contracting cholera from unsafe drinking water!

This morning in an African village, an entire tribe of people welcome the arrival of a new day with a carefree joy they never knew before the well was drilled in their village. It is a dream come true!

Life in an African village has significantly improved because a few people in a tiny church in small town Virginia made a few small financial sacrifices. 

It is hard to comprehend how much life has changed for an entire village because a few Wesleyans in Fredericksburg, VA decided they could do with a little less in order to give a little more! 

Tomorrow, these Wesleyans at FredWes will get to discover the name and location of this village where the well they sponsored was drilled! AND, they will also have the opportunity to make commitments to raise funds for another well in another remote African village to improve the quality of life for more families!

FredWes family, allow me to remind you that a cup of cold water provided for them pleases the heart of God!

FredWes family, let's keep living with a little less so we can keep giving a little more!

FredWes family, let's keep "loving people to LIFE!"