year ago around this time, we ran out of water – so we thought. We had been having well problems for some time. We could not run two things at one time in the house. There was no way the dishwasher and washing machine could be running at the same time. The water pressure would run out and suddenly there’d be no water. My husband worked on it so often to get it going, but it got to a point he could not prime the pump, and we were not getting any water. Our neighbors were very kind, and let us run a hose from their house to ours. We bought lots of bottled water. And we called the “well man” at our church to see what could be done. We were repeatedly told, with how old our well is, no questions asked, we’d need a new well. It was overwhelming to think of. We had just married one daughter off and the next one was getting married 5 months later. Long story short, our “well man” went above and beyond, and was able to get our well working again, without pushing us to have a new one installed. He saved us thousands of dollars and lots of stress.
Overall, this was easy when I think of other countries where one having their own well even close by is quite a luxury. This thought has gripped the heart of my dear friend, Melissa. She provided a well for us in another way – helping quench our thirst to begin a new normal – as her and her husband remodeled our bedroom just months before our youngest was born, with an extreme bedroom makeover, after the death of our son.
TODAY is Melissa’s birthday and she is asking for gifts – gifts of money not for her – but used to build clean water projects in developing countries. charity: water funds their operating costs separately through a group of private donors, so 100% of all public donations will go directly to people in need. And 100% of it goes completely to this.
Melissa wrote how [e]very day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. Such short lives. And knowing Melissa’s heart towards young people, she wants these young ones to come to know Jesus – to meet Him and love Him. Giving them water will help expand their lives, to give greater time to meet their Savior. ANY amount can be given . . . and I was thinking if even half my readers gave just one dollar, we’d more than double her goal! Would you consider?
Please prayerfully consider this. Read about Melissa’s selfless birthday goal – and how and where you can donate.