Sunday, March 16, 2008

WATER FOR ROCKHILL!!!!

Many of you remember my trip to RockHill. Those kids made such an impact on me. Realizing the hardship they face. . .their school situation, their lack of medical care and the fact that they have NO clean water nearly broke my heart. I just wept (trying not to let them see me) as they sang and played. In that day, as person after person told me that their biggest need was "clean water" I wanted SO badly to promise them. The words almost lept off my tongue, "yes, sweetie. . I see you, I see your pain, I love you and I will make sure that someone brings clean water here" but, I held myself back. Too often they have see these white people come through promising things in the emotion of the moment and never come back again. Did you feel it too? When you read that post, did you desperately want to provide that for these children?

Well, here is your chance!!!!! Praise God Almighty! Spirit Liberia is putting a well in RockHill. In fact, it's better than that. They are putting it on church property. You know what that means? Everyone who comes for water comes to the church. Also, they are going to be starting a school (you know I'll give you a chance to help with that later!) and every child can bring clean water home from school!!! Yes, the people of RockHill will soon be drinking clean water. Mama's can soon stop living in fear of "running stomach" for their babies. Children will LIVE!!! Oh, Jesus, our Living Water, thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your hands and feet in providing water to these precious souls!

RockHill is made up of Rock (duh!) which makes it a more expensive well than most at $4,500
We have ALREADY raised $3,000. We deliberately held back this last $1500, b/c I knew that YOU would want a chance to really get involved here! So, go ahead, click that DONATE NOW button and let's give these kids the clean water that we so freely enjoy!







Also, if you are a blogger: now's your chance to get involved and give YOUR readers a chance to serve the people of Liberia! Please leave a comment and let me know how much your goal is to raise on your site, I will email you the html code for the donate button and you can write up a feature challenging your readers to get involved. My prayer is that God will raise all of this money, THIS week so that Greg and Vanessa can announce to the congregation at RockHill what God is doing!

PS: You can read more about our whole well strategy in my sidebar, click on the link to "Well Project Summary" to learn more!!

10 comments:

steffany said...

Oh Brandi, this is so exciting. I just briefly skimmed your last few posts I can't wait to catch up. I'll read more tomorrow. I would love to add a button. Not sure about timing though. I leave in a few days to go to AFRICA!!!!!!!!! For two weeks.

Oh My gosh!!!!!!!!! Flipping out!!!!
But back to the wells- seriously you rock. God rocks! Go Rock Hill Wells!
I officially made a big dork out of myself- Sorry:)

loving my life said...

Hey Brandi,
I wanna help, how can I put up the button on my site?

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I tried to click on donate and it just took me to my paypal sign in page. I don't know how to transfer the money over. Any ideas?

Missy said...

Done!! Check it out. Thanks for the opportunity to partner with you.
Love you,
Missy

Anonymous said...

I am excited about this one Brandi! How cool would that be that they could announce it on Easter Sunday!! I'll be praying and watching the updates. I'm excited to be a part of what God is doing to bring clean water to those sweet people in Rock Hill!! Thanks for providing the opportunity! Love ya, Christie

amber said...

Awesome! God is so good. I will finish my post tonight... I'm so excited to watch the Lord bring in the rest of the money for this first well!

love ya,
Amber

annNEE said...

Thanks so much for tonight! What a revelation! I can't wait to get started!

Anonymous said...

Bran - this is beautiful! I love your passion, and your willingness to follows God lead and act! I can't wait to see where this goes...I now it will be HUGE! Love you - Renae

Missy said...

$215...woohoo

loving my life said...

O.k i need help posting this on my site, dont know what im doing at all!!! plus did you get a donation from Kevin Sallin yet cuz he should be doing it thru my blog but we couldnt figure it out... help!