Advent: The Greater Gift

by: Meredith Maines
December 10, 2012

Our brother Tommy Head has saved a lot of lives among the Candoshi people in the Peruvian Amazon. But when people in Candoshi villages remember him, they don’t remember water wells. They remember the love Tommy had for them, and the Savior who inspired it.

For someone who needs safe drinking water a water well is an important gift. But it’s still just a thing—it’s the love and relationships that we offer that are remembered most fondly.

Tommy was taken away from us too soon, killed in an accident in Peru. But he lives on there because he gave himself away. We do too when we give ourselves away, even in little ways.

Maybe you’ll take a minute to remember Tommy, then think about the ways you can give yourself away.

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