Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This week's prayer focus here at Ten Thousand Homes was on water. Water? Yes, water. It is a precious commodity that we, in the West, often take for granted. Can you imagine living in a dry, hot community, waiting for the water truck to come every week to fill up the community watering hole? What if the truck is late? Or it doesn't come at all? How do you cook? Stay hydrated? Bathe?
Like I said, we take it for granted. We get so used to turning on the faucet and the water freely running. The thought of water not running through the faucet doesn't even cross our minds. In America, the average individual daily consumption of water is 159 gallons, while more than half the world's population lives on 25 gallons.
This is not intended to be some sort of guilt trip, but rather offering a different perspective. I challenge you this week, every time you turn on the faucet, take a shower, or wash your clothes, to use it as a reminder to pray for the kids of Africa. We work in the communities of Kabokweni, Mbonisweni, and Dwaleni. Let's pray these kids see a glimpse of their Father's heart for them and begin to walk in the hope and freedom that Jesus gives us.