The last blog set the background for the water well in India dedicated to the McComb family. Their tragic drowning in too much water led to the gift of a well for an Indian village that didn’t have nearly enough water. The cost, $1,000, was donated through a good friend of the McCombs. His ministry and our ministries have partnered to make the well a reality. Pastor Moses chose the location and oversaw the work in India. Below is Pastor Moses’ report on the well.
“Hope you are well and your ministry. I was in Andhra Pradesh for drilling the water well in a Dalits village. It took two days. Finally the water well was finished on Thursday and Dedicated on Friday in a Dalit Christian Community village. There are 1000 house with population of 10,000, but Dalit community have 300 houses and having population of 2000 people. They do not have a single water well pump, it is the first time ever they have since 25 years. They used to wait 2 days, some time 3 days a week to get the water from the local government. They have been suffering for 25 years but no one has cared for them. Because of their prayers and God’s help they now are happy for the water well. They had great suffering in summer for water for children and animals . Now they will have plenty of water at any time they want. They were abused by other high cast people to get the water. So now they are happy to have water and drink sufficiently. Every body in the village were so happy to have the water well. Some body says ,it is a ATW ( Any Time Water) like a Bank ATM. Every one was happy ,and the Local Pastor was happy to have it so the people can come early to the worship service, so they have the water now ,they can use it without waiting for the public pumps. It was good that we could able to finish and help the Dalit Christian brothers and sisters in the village. Pastor Moses”
Providing clean water for needy people throughout the world is a great way to reach the people for Jesus. Like the Samaritan woman Jesus talked to in John 4, physical water is a great need for life. It is a picture of the even greater need all have for the spiritual water which only Jesus can provide. This well not only helps everyone in the village but opens the door for the Christians there to show the love of Jesus to others and is a very great means of evangelism. Pray God blesses the church there and uses the pastor to reach many for Him! (Jan 12, 2016 Doylestown, PA)
John 4: 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
You have plenty of clean water, the H2O kind, available and need not thirst for that. But do you thirst for something more in life? For meaning? Purpose? Significance? Unconditional love? Assurance of value and worth? Forgiveness of all guilt, sin and shame? Guarantee of eternal life in heaven with God? It’s all available from Jesus, the Water of Life. Ask Him to quench your spiritual thirst, whatever it is, and He will do so.
INDIA UPDATE: A second well has been donated and is in the process of being dug. Pastor Moses knows of a very needy community which has been praying for a water well for some time. What a special blessing to be part of God’s answer to prayer!
PRAY FOR this well and the people who will use it, that it will supply not just their physical needs but bring them closer to the only One who can provide for their spiritual needs as well.