Edalavalsa village is located in the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The residents in this village are primarily belongs to the Scheduled Cast. They are financially very poor and they live in a colony with poor sanitations. People here are very friendly and hard working. They walk almost 2 kilometers every day to get drinking water from a municipal water connection. It is common that water supply will be cut off for days at a time, but when the water comes, the entire village is running to stand in line to get a bucket of water. Sometimes, they stand hours in line to get a bucket of water. So these villagers were suffering a lot due the lack of clean drinking water and spent their precious time traveling, and or waiting in line for drinking water.
Our team also witnessed people cleaning their clothes in a near by open water channel that is contaminated by human and animal waste. They often take bathe in this water as well.
In 2013 September, Wisdom For Asia provided solution to this pressing need of this village with a Bore-well that is 130 Feet deep in the heart of their village. Now by walking a few steps from their home, they can get clean water. During the inauguration, over 200 villagers gathered and the village officials were so thankful for this special gift. They were near the well all night as the workers were finishing up the well. It was a celebration night indeed.
This water well serves over 1000 people in this village. Our special thanks to Kingdom Community International, Florida for making this possible.
There are days when even the best of the best can feel hopeless. Although we live in a nation that experiences prosperity, there are many who feel they are without hope. There are times when it feels like there is no where to go…no other options….but even in those deep, dark spaces in our life, we have to reach to the One that is the foundation of our hope – Jesus Christ. It is so amazing that there is no one on this earth who will continuously stay by your side as He does. There are so many times when you may feel like all is lost and that He does not see you or care, but He is really working all things for your good. He sometimes has to shake our nest, get us out of our comfort zone and push us into our next season. It is many times a painful experience, but if we remain steady, we will make it through.
I heard a line in a movie the other day that made me think. The character was stating how we sometimes in the moment, think that this is the worst situation possible, that it could not get any worse….but then the next week, or next month, it is much worse than that day! And when we reflect upon the previous day, we realize, that it really wasn’t that bad, and that today, now is much worse! Our pain is relative….it feeds on the present moment. Fear attempts to sabotage all sane thoughts and prevent us from taking a step forward. But as in any situation, to come out, you must take a step. Each step towards change will be rewarding and will in itself reveal its special purpose for your life. Today, do not let the enemy destroy all that you have worked for…..everything it took for you to reach this moment…..Trust in the Lord with All Thine Heart, and Lean not unto thine own Understanding. (Prov 3:5)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, Today I pray for my friend, who is hurting in a way that only you know and feel. I ask that you will reveal yourself to them and to make your unending love and mercy so evident, it will empower them to have confidence to take a step towards a new day. I thank you for your greatness and all that you do for us. Thou art a Mighty God! In Jesus name I pray…..Amen
Operation Empowerment from Wisdom For Asia on Vimeo.
In this video Abraham Thomas is introducing the Operation Empowerment – The Global Missions Outreach program of Wisdom For Asia.