Well, Well, Well

A second (and third) water well has been drilled.  Pastor Moses made the arrangements for these in Mellamarru, a village we visit every year.  It is Moses’ home village, where his mother lived until her death 2 years ago and where I had the privilege of delivering the message at her funeral.  One hundred families 90 men, 96 women, 76 children) live there and they had no well.  The old one was polluted and covered in mud.  When they heard of the first water well that was dug they asked if they could have one in their village.  Since the cost was far less than was donated, a second smaller well was dug on the other side of the village.  These wells are provided by Mark Brister Ministries whom Pastor Moses and I met in Tulsa last September.  We have a wonderful working relationship with this fine man and ministry.

Before this well the women had to walk very far to get water and bring it home to use.  After long days in the field this was a great burden.  They were very happy, just overwhelmed to have a well provided.  The head of the village said he asked the government for a well 25 times and they always agreed but never did it.  When Pastor Moses offered and oversaw the digging of this well (wells) this man said that there is a God and that is Jesus Christ.  He said he wants to believe in Jesus as his Savior.  Many others see this as a blessing from God and are much more open to hear about Jesus and salvation.  Even the government is pleased and encourages us to dig more wells.

Pastor Moses said he has had requests from 20 other villages to also have wells.  This is a tremendous opening for pastors and Christians to speak out to the people about Jesus.  If Christians care about them enough to give them clean water when no one else does, then there must really be something special about Christians and the Christ they follow!  Physical water opens the way to share about the spiritual living water that brings eternal nourishment to our souls through Jesus.    (January 28, 2016  Hyderabad, India)

Revelation 6:16-17 ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst.  The sun will not beat down on them,’  nor any scorching heat.  17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;  ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’  ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

Revelation 22:16-17 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” 17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

Thank God for meeting your spiritual thirst and providing His living water in Jesus. Pray for those you know who need but don’t have this in their lives. 

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