What you do with the gifts God gives you shows others, who are watching, the value of the gifts you have been given.
Today, my church participated in the World Vision Waterwalk for 2021. Our goal was $1500.00 and we met our goal. Knowing what some people in some countries have to go through just to get clean water is scary for those of us who just turn on a tap and there you go. May we never take it for granted as one day it may all may be compromised.
Enclosed are some of the photos I took of our church using our gifts to try to put a drop in the bucket of much needed water across this globe. If this stirs you heart, it is never to late to give.
Have a blessed day and remember that any gift of kindness brings joy to the giver and the receiver.
There are so many wonderful challenges that people post to get your creative juices flowing. Living by the Mississippi River, you get to see its moods and details of this river as it goes through the seasons. Terri has created this great challenge that I just had to play in.
The calm beauty of the Mississippi…
Those who really run the park….
And there is always something magically peaceful about water droplets on flowers and plants.
As you enjoy the beauty of water as it dances on flowers or shoots out of fountains, remember the beauty of kindness. Kindness has a beauty that also needs to be shared.
World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It focuses on an observance of the Eucharist – the sharing of the bread and wine as taught by Jesus, that we also call communion.
It was started in the 30’s by a Presbyterian minister and within 10 years was spread to many other Christian denominations and now is across the world giving us the opportunity to pray for all of our Christian brother and sisters across the world.
Our church chose 6 random countries from the list of International Missions and prayed for those countries and some of their Global Servants who work in those countries with love, education, rebuilding, medical needs or anything else that may be needed. We will be praying for them for the month of October with an emphasis on Water as many countries do not have clean or sufficient water supplies but to also pray that the Living Water be spread through out the world. Below are the 6 countries we are focusing on as we pray also for Living Water to flood the earth. But remember this is only 6 out the 195 countries in the world today. Even in our own countries, prayer is needed to spread the Living Waters of Christ.
I have a challenge for anyone who would like to jump in. I have about 300 people who read my blog. If each person would take one country of your choice, even it’s your own, and say a quick prayer for that country, then throughout the month think of other countries and say a quick prayer. They will not know you are praying for them but I promise those prayer will not be wasted. No prayer is ever wasted.
Another thing that is never wasted….kindness. Share kindness where ever you go and watch the ripple effect of it spread out from you.