...great things He has done! When this challenge began, we weren't certain exactly what organization we would partner with to build Monte's well. Heavens, this mama certainly didn't think we would actually have enough (an estimated $2,600) for a well. I was the one encouraging him toward a manageable goal...how about $50 for water purification tablets in the World Vision catalog? "No, Mom," Monte insisted, "We need something that lasts!" And water lasts, doesn't it? The Living Water is the only thing that lasts. And so, he dreamed, and I challenged you, and you dreamed too.
And then, it seemed like maybe, just maybe, we might have enough for something...and we started researching ministries that would build in Jesus' name and for His glory and make it last. When we decided to work with World Vision, the one disappointment was that although they had several water projects in Africa, they did not have any in the works in Ethiopia. Had we made the right choice? And then, the phone rang within days of our contact with World Vision, and, yes, they did have a water project in Tongo, Ethiopia that still needed funds to be completed. Would we be interested in partnering with them? Boreholes had been drilled, latrines had been built, water technicians trained, pipeline laid, waterborne disease-education provided...but they still needed money for wells.
Why am I still suprised when God reaches into my living room with a love note?
And so, tomorrow's mail will hold a carefully penciled letter from my son to Mr. Stearns of World Vision.
And, friends, because of your love notes, that envelope will include $3,653.99.