He had a dream. He wanted to dig wells in countries where people didn't have clean water to drink. She said that she would follow him and his dream. Now, they live in Africa nine months out of the year. They drill wells.
Their names are Gary and Elizabeth. They're the founders of By Provision. And we're partnering with them to fulfill our own well-drilling dream. We believe that our loving God led us to By Provision, and He has given us PEACE in making this decision.
Gary and Elizabeth can drill one well for $5,000. Thanks to the generosity of our Sunday School class, we're half way to funding our first well!
You can visit Gary and Elizabeth at http://www.byprovision.org/. They would love to have you stop by and get to know them.
Thank you for the LOVE and concern that you've shown toward Jody and Kim and their family. I appreciate all of the comments, E-mails, and prayers. You are the best! Jody and Kim are improving, and the girls are doing fine. Your compassion amazes me and humbles me.
And now for the 13.1! All of you runners out there know what 13.1 means. But just in case you don't know, I'll explain. A half-marathon is 13.1 miles.
And I ran my first half yesterday! No, it wasn't pretty at all. I struggled to run the last four miles. Had to run/walk. Actually, a lot of walking.
Really, really struggled.
But I made it.
It took two hours and forty-five minutes. After I finished, I felt nausated and weak.
But I got my tee shirt and my Vera Bradley tote bag. It's way cute.
I'm sore today.
But the sad thing is that I'm already thinking that I want to run another one.
Now, how crazy is that?
I run in the path of your commands, for You have set my heart free (Psalm 119:32).
May you sense His perfect PEACE and His amazing LOVE this week. And may you run/walk your 13.1 in obedience to His word.