"And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward." Matthew 10:42
I am heading out to take the children to their Tae Kwon Do Lessons and I tell them to get their water bottles. As they scramble to get their shoes, socks, water I check my e-mail and see this e-mail from Merrily Ripley of AAI...
"I am feeling sad but thankful. Today we got the following message from our
coordinator in Ghana regarding an orphanage that has sent us some children
THE CONDITION AT KASOA IS PATHETIC , THEY DON'T HAVE FOOD THERE AND THEY ARE
FORCED TO PREPARED BANKU AND THEY STARTED RUNNING TILL TODAY. ["running"
is diarrhea, banku is a corn porridge mixed with cassava, is very cheap but
has almost no nutritional value)
The children that this orphanage has sent to us have had terrible parasites
due to the contaminated water supply. I told Anita to send our staff
grocery shopping for fruit, eggs, and chicken and to buy drinkable water for
them. Fortunately we had an extra $500 on hand there so there will be no
delay. It is so hard to think of kids suffering because there is not good
food or water available. We had plans to raise money so a borehole for
water could be drilled for them. It looks like this project moves into the
urgent category. I am thankful we have folks who care.
I can't imagine not have clean drinkable water for my children. We don't even think about it. We use it freely and without thought.
These poor children at Kasoa not only don't have families, they don't even have clean water or food. AAI is raising money to build a borehole well which will give these children water which can replenish their bodies and not sicken them. If you feel led to give to this project contact AAI HERE and mark it for the Kasoa Project.