Quote of the week: "I was laying awake last night trying to think how I could possibly repay everyone for all that they have done for me. Then God told me that I don't need to worry about it. He will repay them all double." -A woman from our church who received a new water tank this past week
We have given away 20 water tanks in all. 20!! I don't think we even dared to hope for so many. We negotiated for a discount and were able to purchase each tank for under $250.
In some of these houses, there are more than 5 children under the age of 3. I couldn't imagine being without water with even one child that age. One of the moms tearfully hugged me and said it was going to help her baby to be healthier if she could bathe him regularly.
The water supply in these tanks will be shared with neighbors, grandchildren, and anyone who lives nearby.
In one house, there was a table filled with small bowls of water. The water comes on once a week and the family had filled every available receptacle to help them make it until the next week.
Another mom has been caring for a special needs child without water. This will ease her burden tremendously.
This is what the typical family uses to conserve drinking water for a week-an old rusty barrel with a makeshift top to keep some bugs out.
Four of the water tanks went to families in our San Antonio church. Water is even more scarce in this area and the families are so thankful for this blessing.
One of the biggest health issues in Nicaragua is kidney problems. No one drinks enough water to compete with the intense heat. There is often not any clean water available to drink. These water tanks will not only make life easier for so many, but they will also improve the health of everyone who receives one.
Here is a link if you would like to sponsor a water tank and bless a family.
And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.”
*written while jealously looking at the photos of snow everyone is still receiving back home and trying to remember what being cold feels like...