For this month's CONNECTION:
When Pastor David built Divine Grace Church in the Muslim community of Bolima in Sierra Leone, he had no idea of the struggles that lay ahead of him. Instead of open doors, he was met with hardened hearts. Instead of his family thriving, he watched his own daughter suffer from cholera carried by the community’s unsafe water.
Learn more about Pastor David’s journey and how safe water helped form relationships with Christ that had been closed for generations. Watch his story now.
Read the scripture passage, pray for Pastor David and his community, and reflect on the story on your own or with a group.
Read: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20, NIV
Pray: We pray for church leaders around the world who are following Jesus’ commandment of making disciples and growing the Kingdom. We lift up the leaders who minister in volatile places and ask for continued faith, wisdom, and strength to carry on God’s work. Thank you for the lasting relationships that Living Water has with churches that have been rooted in safe water and the living water of Christ. Amen.
- Reflect on a time when God gave you strength and determination even when the situation seemed hopeless. How did he encourage you to keep going?
- Has there ever been a time when someone was opposed to your faith? How did you reflect God’s love for them – in action or in words? What was the outcome?
- For those impacted by the global water crisis, access to safe water allows for people to connect in new ways and for hearts to be opened when desperate needs are alleviated.
- Think of those individuals in your life who have not yet opened their hearts to Christ. What is a new way that you can connect with them to express God’s message?
Audio Story: The Gravity of Water
Creatively adapted from one of Living Water’s impact reports, experience the story of Pastor Kanish as he shares his story of how God unveiled his true purpose: to share clean water and the living water of Christ to the unreached.
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