More water wells for India
In January, Omega's Executive Administrator, Tina, was able to travel to India to check on our children's home there, and also on our mission projects. Dr. Bose, who is in charge of our water project in India, was able to arrange the drilling of water wells and their dedication in the villages of Vinukonda and Muduthumla to coincide with Tina’s visit
There was great excitement among the villagers as they gathered around the new pumps offering prayers and words of gratitude. Some of the women even started singing and dancing. It means so much to them to have clean and safe drinking water right in their own village, because some of them had to walk for long distances to get water and carry it back in large pots on their heads or shoulders.
Drilling water wells and installing hand pumps in India is one of Omega’s ongoing projects, and you can join us by providing the funds for reaching the next village with safe drinking water and prevent unnecessary water-related illnesses and death.
From Jay. . .
Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it seemed like your whole world was shattered?
Maybe a loved one passed away, a spouse left home, or you or someone close to you was diagnosed with a serious illness. No one – not even committed Christians are exempt from these dark times of life.
Recently, within a short time span, I lost my sister and a close friend. This experience left a deep void in my life, and it was difficult to come to grips with the new reality.
It has been said that the greatest growth in the Christian’s spiritual life occurs during periods of darkness. How can this be, and how can any good come out of something hurtful? The truth is that hard times prevent us from thinking of ourselves as invulnerable. A hard fact of life is that we cannot do everything by ourselves; in fact, according to Scripture, we can do nothing apart from Christ. (John 15:5)
We need to remember that God is not impressed with how much we can handle ‘on our own,’ but rather that He desires us to come to Him utterly broken, realizing that He alone can restore our lives. May He give us a clearer understanding of the hardships in our life, so that we can be prepared to accept the grace that only God can give.