I'd like to share a dream with y'all. If you've been with me any length of time you know that several years ago I decided to ask for a yearly donation to help defray expenses here at All Things Southern. You may also know that I quickly decided this once-a-year drive should instead benefit others knowing that, in turn, the Lord would sustain our cyber community.
This year, in lieu of a donation to All Things Southern, I'd like to ask y'all to join forces with me to drill a well of life-giving water in cooperation with Life Today's Water for Life outreach program.
Our goal will be to raise $2400 in September '09 to give clean water to a community where children just like yours, grandchildren just like ours, drink contaminated water because it is all they have.
Please know this isn't a whim. It's a deep desire coming out of the latest bible study I'm writing on stewardship. I'm asking y'all, the ATS community, the folks who have become so dear to me, to share with me in the joy of supplying clean drinking water, and in doing so, to give life because it is in the power of our hands to do so. Ten dollars from two hundred and forty people. Can we do it? Why, not?
If you are enjoying the humor and inspiration of All Things Southern, please consider making your yearly donation for this good cause. You can use the paypal button at my website to donate, or you may send your donation to:
All Things Southern
Water from the Porch
610 Schneider Lane
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Please join me to share a drink of water in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
"For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name... I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward." Mark 9:41
More details at Life Today!
Update: One week into our goal and we've collected a little over $200 friends. We got a slow start last year, too, so never fear. I do need everyone who is considering contributing to go ahead and take a minute to follow through while it's on your mind. We've had contributions so far from Louisiana, Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Tennessee-- with Louisiana leading the tote board!
I'd like to ask those of you with facebook pages, twitter profiles, and or blogs to help spread the word by posting this blog or this link to your friends and family. Remember, we're not giving food that will feed a hungry belly just once-- we're drilling a well that will give life-giving water to many needy men, women, and children for years to come. Speaking of children, Rozel from Louisiana donated in honor of her grandchildren and challenged everyone else with grandchildren to give in their honor. I think that's a fine idea.
One more note: For whatever reason, the paypay button here on the blog keeps timing out, but the donate button on the left hand banner of the website works every time. :)
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