The “Water” Ministry

Do we really understand and comprehend what “the ministry” is all about?  Do we really understand what “the ministry” looks like?  Do we each daily seek to be involved in “the ministry?”

“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. ”  Matthew 10:42

Just this morning we received an email update from one of our newest missionaries to get to the field.  Mshama, Martha & Esther Kinyonga have just arrived in Tanzania, Africa to begin their ministry.

Attached to their email was the following picture:

The Tanzanian "Water" Ministry

Their email read, “Ladies come from all over to catch the rain from our roof. We were going
to get gutters but we said let’s be a blessing.

I’m sure that none of us, especially here in the United States, would have ever thought that “the ministry” would or could involve allowing others to put buckets around our home so that they could catch rain water!

However, as I read their message and looked at the picture, I was encouraged as well as challenged.  What are people “catching” from us?

“As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.”  Proverbs 25:25

I have recently been challenging our church family to pass out Gospel tracts.  By passing out a Gospel tract we are doing, spiritually, what the Kinyonga’s in this picture were doing, physically.

Let me challenge each of you to “Give out the good news to someone today!”

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