I stumbled upon a blog yesterday. You know how that goes? You’re reading one of your regulars and she links to someone who had a post that linked to someone else….and suddenly I’m transported to Uganda where a simple girl from Alabama, who obeyed God’s call on her life, is ministering to the people in the village of Bombo.
I must have sat at the computer for over an hour while dinner was in the oven. I wept, I laughed, and I rejoiced as I read her story and all of the amazing things God is doing through her in Africa. Christie lives on $3/day. Her faith can move mountains and her heart beats with the Father’s heart. She sleeps on three inches of foam and sometimes goes more than a month without a real shower. Her toilet is a hole in the ground with tin walls on three sides. One of the things that impacted me the most is how efficient the people are in her village. If offered a new, shiny soccer ball, the children will politely refuse because their muddy, scuffed up soccer ball still works just fine and they want to “use it up” before accepting a new one. God has already spoken to one family’s heart here in the states and they gave a whopping $7500 (their entire savings) to dig a borehole in Bombo so the village can have an endless supply of fresh, clean water. What a gift! However, their faith list still contains quite a few needs that have yet to be met. If 1500 people donate just $36, they can purchase and complete EVERY.SINGLE.ITEM on their list.
I haven’t been able to get Christie out of my mind since stumbling upon her blog. We may not all be called to sell everything we have and move to Africa, but we are all called to take the gospel to the ends of the Earth and make disciples of all nations. Will you let God take your $36 to Africa to forever change a little village called Bombo? I can testify to Luke 6:38:
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
I know how many people read my blog every day/week/month. Will you post this story or link back to this post? Will you let God take your $36 to Africa? Will you help me spread the word? How amazing will it be for Christie to testify to the faith and generosity of God’s people here in her home country? We can do this!
I’m donating my $36 dollars right now. Lord, multiply my donation by 1500! Bless your people as they give to further your kingdom!