Field Notes

Advent: The Greatest in the Kingdom

by: Meredith Maines
December 10, 2012


Kids can be the most vulnerable to the Christmas frenzy. They can be the first to scream for gifts, but they’re also the first to give it all up for Jesus.

When 8-year-old Caleb Renich heard about nearly 800 million people without safe drinking water he started filling backpacks with coins to help out. Year after year we hear stories of kids giving up their Christmas gifts and inspiring their families so other kids can have safe drinking water.

Kids are also the most vulnerable to waterborne disease. When 6th grader Shekah Kargbo saw children in his village dying of waterborne disease he partnered with Living Water to learn how he could save lives in Sierra Leone.

That’s how small the world is—Caleb collects some coins, we spend a little less, and Shekah saves lives. We pray we’ll all be a little more like Caleb this year, so others can be more like Shekah. Check out his work in this video.


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