Thursday, June 26, 2008

We can do it!

photo from SMN

Pastor Ivanildo shared some stories during VBS about children who are taking the offering very seriously. After viewing the ICDI video, one girl went home, put up a lemonade stand, gathered the money, and brought in $30.

photo from jimwhimpey
Another boy went home and dumped his piggy bank onto his bed. His mother walked in and asked with a quizzical look, "What are you doing, son?" He looked up with determination and said, "Did you see the water those children have to drink? No one should drink yucky water like that." He wanted to give his money so that other children could drink cool water.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $4,000 for the children's offering. At first the thought was the donor was merely going to double the offering, but in actuality the donor wants to triple the offering. So, the church could be funding a new water well in the Central African Republic. Wow!

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