MATTHEW 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
We have decided this Easter season to do a family challenge. What a wonderful way to make Jesus’ sacrifice for us real to the children. Our goal is to raise Spirit filled Servants of Jesus with hearts to serve others as He did. I encourage you to join our family in this challenge.
The Blood:Water Mission has issued a challenge:
We challenge you to make Water your ONLY beverage for 40 DAYS starting MARCH 1 and ending APRIL 9 in conjunction with the Lenten Season and World Water Day (Mar. 22). Gather your friends and join in solidarity with our African brothers and sisters in an effort to provide clean water for communities in need. As you do so, we ask that you keep track of what money you would have typically spent on other drinks throughout the day and save that money. At the end of 40 days donate what you saved to Blood:Water. Imagine, if you saved $5 a day just by cutting out a visit to your local bar or barista, then you’d save $200 in 40 days. That’s enough to provide clean water for 200 people for an entire year!
This will be a difficult challenge for us. We love our Coke, sweet tea, and Kool aid. It will definitely be a sacrifice for us to give it up. That’s the beauty of the challenge. It has to be an actual sacrifice of something that you love for the lesson to stick. We will draw closer to God by helping the least of His people.
1 JOHN 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.