ORPHAN NEWS: God’s Provision for WATER!!!
An Urgent Need for Water . . .
We are thrilled to share an exciting report of God’s provision!
Recently, Harvest Ministry had an urgent need for a large water tank at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center. The cost for this orphan need was nearly $3,000 (above and beyond Harvest Ministry’s monthly orphanage commitment). This was a heavy burden on our hearts and a matter for specific prayer.
When we were recently in Uganda, we (Jon & Ann) saw this need for water in person,
but the situation had become much more desperate . . .
There are 143 million orphans in the world today. Why should you CARE?
’cause it’s PURE!
We all know that it’s physically healthy to drink a lot of pure fresh water. Well, how much of God’s PURE and undefiled religion are we getting into our spiritual system on a regular basis?
The connection to the city water was too undependable and was often completely shut off. The workers were needing to haul plastic buckets (“jerry cans”) of water from a very dirty nearby stream that was covered with scum. It was horrible.
An urgent email just last week (on February 8th) highlighted this need once again. It was a real need . . . and very important. But beyond our capability.
And so WE PRAYED to our very REAL GOD!!!
Keep it Pure!
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this, to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” (James 5:12)
God’s Provision . . .
A few hours after receiving this email about the urgent need for water, Ann spoke at a local Christian school about world missions, orphans, and George Muller (a famous missionary from the 1800s who cared for thousands of orphans in Bristol, England). Together, the students and teachers agreed together in prayer for God to meet this need.
There was an excitement among the kids (and a faith in our hearts) that God would meet this need, just like He provided bread and milk for George Muller so long ago.
The very next day, we received a phone call from a lady who we had never met (she had read a mission article online and came to see Harvest Ministry’s website). On the phone, this woman shared how she and her husband felt in prayer that God was directing them to give a specific missions gift — of $6,000!!! — for Harvest Ministry’s urgent orphan needs!!!
WooHoo!!! The need was answered, with more than enough!
We were (and are) absolutely thrilled for this specific and abundant answer to prayer.
As with all designated missions donations (given directly to Harvest Ministry), 100% of this gift will be used overseas for the needs of these orphan children. For this need, $3,000 will be designated for the need for water for the orphans, and $3,000 to complete the construction of 10 greatly needed teacher’s rooms at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center.
To God be the GLORY!!!!
We’re so thankful for God’s provision and for the obedience and trust of this family (who we’ve never met). We’re so thankful for the hard work of all the teachers and leaders at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center. We’re so thankful for the prayers of the kids and teenagers at the Christian school . . . and for everyone who has been faithfully praying for Harvest Ministry’s orphan needs.
May God bless you all!!!
Let’s drink more.
Let’s keep it pure.