It all started when .... When I was approached at Church because I had expressed an interest in doing a mission trip. I enjoyed getting to know .... The in-country team were amazing, we shared our belief in GOD, food, hard work and lots of laughter. The people in the community were awesome as well, very welcoming and accommodating. Lastly, the team of volunteers, I think we will forever be connected because of this experience.
I enjoyed getting to know.... The community members and the new incountry staff. Things that challenged and changed me.... The community and the joy they have. The example they set with there community and family. I will never forget... The kids and and having a great time drilling with the men of the community.
It all started when..... A friend from church shared her experience with Living Water. I was really touched by her testimony and it began to really weigh on my heart. After a lot of prayer, God was directing me and my husband to join them on this trip. I had no idea that this trip would be as life changing as it was.
Things that challenged and changed me ... As a busy pastor, drilling a well has been a great escape for me. No calls. No meetings. Not having to make decisions. Just sweating it out, getting dirty, with a purpose. This time was to be no different.
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40 NIV In this Lenten time of introspection, I am reminded of these words from Jesus in Matthew’s gospel. But if you are like me, I tend to put myself in the shoes of the ones who DO for the least of these brothers. I seldom put myself in the role of the LEAST of these. Let me explain…