Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Whoever drinks this water.......

Whoever drinks of this water that I give shall never thirst, but the water I shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. The woman, said unto him. Sir give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty, or come all the way here to draw

John 4:14

Water remains so critical to Tanzanian families. Many village have no well or sources of clean potable water. A large percentage of the day is spent by women walking 3 to 5 miles to get water for family needs. Often this water is obtained from shallow wells which are easily contaminated. This leads to outbreaks of diarrhea, cholera and other diseases.
Mid-South District congregations partnering with Lutheran World Relief have been generous in raising money for wells for villages. The late Bishop Bomani shared a story that in one village a Muslim village leader attending the dedication of such a well was led to Christ because of the generosity from unknown Christians .