Last week I was cruising through the news and came across an article about a few US televangelists and their corporate jets. I won’t say much about this other than their time will come. This though made me wonder about Christ’s response if he were walking this earth today? I don’t profess to know his thoughts however I can’t imagine he’d be smiling and toasting their behavior or decisions, probably more in line with when he cleared the temple of those who were buying and selling. Yet, Jesus isn’t here today, so we don’t have a physical person right before our eyes to look at and to follow his lead, but we do have common sense and quite a few chapters that provide some great insight into how we should live and places we should invest our money in.
In this same line of thought, the squandering of resources for unjust gain all in the name of God, I wish there was a way I could further support or call attention to those individuals and organizations who are doing things right, from pure motives, demonstrating stewardship of what has been gifted them, putting the needs of others before their own, in fact, they are living out the very commands of scripture which speak of love, justice, mercy, humility and service, all as a means of demonstrating that they are a light shining brightly on a dark hill, being change agents in an unjust world.
The organizations that we work with fall into the category of those who are about others instead of themselves, it’s why we partner with them in the first place. From time to time I’m asked how do I find my partners and my answer usually catches people by surprise because the answer is “I didn’t find them, God brought me to them or them to me.” This is the honest truth, I have never searched out partners, through circumstances or events, I’ve come alongside people and as I’ve surveyed the need, I’ve seen the people at work and heard the Spirit speak and say “go” and so, I’ve gone. Baby steps at first, to test the water per se, and with time projects happen, success is evident, and more work ensues. Having things happen this way brings a certain freedom and peace as I know that the foundation is strong because it was authored by God. Sure, we have our parts to play, we must be mindful of all that happens, but a certain level of peace and confidence permeates the partnership because we know it isn’t man made, it’s like faith, when you have it, all sorts of things can happen.
At the heart of Wells for Life is the underlying truth that we’re on this earth for a purpose, ours is to be obedient to a call; a call to provide clean, safe water to rural areas in need in order to make a difference that will last a lifetime. We carry this out through our indigenous partnerships who share our mindset and who were already at work doing what they were called to do before we showed up. Our resources just enhance their existing work, so in a sense you can say, we are strengthening their hands to do and be the change agents there were called to be. Happily, this is all done with an understanding towards the future, eternity in fact, knowing that an accounting will be given with all that has been entrusted, resultantly no corporate jets for us. However, a helicopter to take me to the really remote areas would be ideal so that I don’t have to get beat up by the roads and inadequate suspension on my aging spine. Now I’m beginning to sound like those televangelists. 😊
Bottom line, when you support Wells for Life you are providing a touch which constantly gives a return. Our prayer is that the well will never run dry; figuratively and literally. Your support keeps the water flowing and for that, I’m grateful but nothing compared with the gratitude felt by those in India who now have easy access to a clean water source.