Water from the Mexican Embassy

There is a Catholic priest that is from Argentina that lives here in Cazale.  He has lived in the  Cazale area for several years.  He works with the Catholic church in Cazale and several other Catholic churches in surrounding villages.  On Thursday morning he came down to see us.  He said there was a group from the Mexican Embassy coming to Cazale with 4 tons of water.  They wanted a place to be able to distribute it and to talk with some of the people about the important of clean drinking water.  He thought of us an asked if we would be willing to recieve the group and give the water out.

Here is one of the four UN trucks that delivered the water.

Mexican relief workers unloading the water

These are UN soldiers that came as well.  They were all from South American.

This is the group doing some education with the patients waiting to be seen at the clinic.  The man in the blue shirt was a doctor and the only one that spoke English. They had one interpreter and everyone else spoke Spanish. 

Four tons it a lot of water!  It all came in these nice 1 gallon bottles that have a handle on the top.

We are planning to hand the water out during clinic this week.

1 Corinthians 12:14-26 (The Message)

 14-18I want you to think about how all this makes you more significant, not less. A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different-but-similar parts arranged and functioning together. If Foot said, “I’m not elegant like Hand, embellished with rings; I guess I don’t belong to this body,” would that make it so? If Ear said, “I’m not beautiful like Eye, limpid and expressive; I don’t deserve a place on the head,” would you want to remove it from the body? If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it.

 19-24But I also want you to think about how this keeps your significance from getting blown up into self-importance. For no matter how significant you are, it is only because of what you are a part of. An enormous eye or a gigantic hand wouldn’t be a body, but a monster. What we have is one body with many parts, each its proper size and in its proper place. No part is important on its own. Can you imagine Eye telling Hand, “Get lost; I don’t need you”? Or, Head telling Foot, “You’re fired; your job has been phased out”? As a matter of fact, in practice it works the other way—the “lower” the part, the more basic, and therefore necessary. You can live without an eye, for instance, but not without a stomach. When it’s a part of your own body you are concerned with, it makes no difference whether the part is visible or clothed, higher or lower. You give it dignity and honor just as it is, without comparisons. If anything, you have more concern for the lower parts than the higher. If you had to choose, wouldn’t you prefer good digestion to full-bodied hair?

 25-26The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.

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3 Responses to Water from the Mexican Embassy

  1. sharla.marler says:

    I love to see this. The fresh water for you and the people around you. It makes me smile so big! OUr pastor spoke of this very thing today. We are far away, yet are learning about what it means to serve you a world away. Praying for a continued supply and healing for those sweet babies suffering. What a blessing you are!

  2. Tamara Cosby says:

    A friend of mine had an idea and I wanted to get your permission before I do it…100 % of the profit (minus actual shirt cost and material cost) will go to RHFH…how do you feel about my making t-shirts that LITERALLY say: RHFH in really cool fonts and that way people can ask us what it means? I don’t have a good enough sewing machine to put the words underneath but I thought the RHFH would be really cool? I thought it was a great idea from Jennifer…let me know what you think and I will get started on some.

  3. Lena says:

    hi

    thank you for all the work you are doing there!

    I’m a waiting mom to 2 boys in Haiti. you can read more about it on my blog if you are interested.

    Just wanted to say thanks and send some prayers your way.

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