Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jesus Wells


Treasures in the Rain

Speaking about water, have you ever thought about what it would be like to not have fresh water at a turn of the wrist? I realize that even in the USA some people live with less than desirable water, there are villages in Alaska that the water is not good for consumption, but most of us have good drinking water.

Once Doug and I returned home late at night after being in Anchorage during a winter chinook. (This happened while we still lived in Wasilla.) The ice and snow had been melting and running all day over the frozen ground, down the hill, and finally into our ground well!

Once we got inside the house without slipping on the wet ice everywhere, I turned on the tap water to clean the children so they were ready for bed. The water was brown! I was horrified as I watched it run down the drain! Doug figured out the trouble almost immediately and had the well area cleaned up, the dirty melted water diverted away from our well by chopping a quick channel with a pick. He added Clorox to the well and we waited for the water to run clean again.

It is not good to be without clean water!

I remembered that time while I learned about Gospel for Asia's ministry of Jesus Wells, or putting in wells for towns and peoples that do not have the 'small-when-you-have-it and large-when-you-don't' luxury of fresh water. Some people are refused water because of their position in life, or because they are Christian's - refused from drawing fresh water at the existing water sites in their towns. Donations can be made at the above site if you would like to help get more wells put into those areas.

I am thankful for fresh, clean water, aren't you?

4 comments:

Constance said...

One of our members is a Missionary in India. He works with Sower of Seeds to dig wells and provide fresh water for these folks. It's amazing how we can talk til we're blue in the face about how much God loves someone but until we show them that truth by serving them, it doesn't register! Our Pastor goes to Mumbai every February and it has changed him forever! As a result, it has also changed our church. Water is something we definitely take for granted! Hope you're having a delightful Spring!!
Hugs,
Connie

mrsjojo said...

Adorable photo. We are so blessed to live in a country where it is normal to get good water. Thanks for sharing a place to be able to help get good water to the people in need of it.

Jettie said...

Amen to that!!!!!!! I need water!! At times when the pipes have frozen it seems like an eternity!! And always when I had clothes to wash or dishes to do!!!!!!!!!
I love your cute little profile picture!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Good post, thank you. I would hate the thought of not having fresh water. When we first moved to Freeport, we had to put our water in the refrigerator to make it very cold to get rid of the smell enough so we could drink it but today the water is just fine. We do take so many things in life for granted.

I am so thankful that I took of the "Living Water" that Christ gave to me and now I will never thirst again in that way. Glad you are home. I loved the photo. connie from Texas