“Nacimiento del Agua” means source of the water. And in San Antonio, Guatemala yesterday, a few members of our group made the trip down the mountain to see exactly where the water comes from. Along the path we came across a young woman walking from her house up to the school area carrying water. Whether she was going to deliver this to another. Wash clothes. Or even Wash this jar out to bring back the purified water that is at the school this is a daily task for the citizens of San Antonio.
There is a correlation between this daily routine and our daily routine as Christians. Before clean water was available in San Antonio, one would have to make a trip all the way down the mountain, which was the destination of our journey yesterday. And even though the journey down is hard, and trecherous, is was necessary yet it still yielded water full of bacteria and parasites.
Our life on this earth is hard and often trecherous with regard to the struggles and temptations we go through, but this is the life we have. We don’t have a choice but to live it. Furthermore even if we do live a hard life and a long life does not mean we have won, or that we are going to heaven. Good intentions are great, however without the “purified” water, we will most certainly live a life full of sin. The living water that Jesus Christ has afforded us is the key to this life, just as the purified water that the people of San Antonio have been afforded is their key to circumventing illness and infection.
Our first day in San Antonio was great. We handed out around 150 meals and made snow with the children out of shaving cream and cornstarch. Most importantly, Pastor Jorge Jr. Taught the kids about the importance of the word of God and why we can trust in it whole heartedly. This is a key to reaching these children and ultimately their families. Please pray for the people of San Antonio. Pray that the Adults will be receptive to help and friendship, as well as to the Gospel. Pray that as we continue to serve these people that God would lead us and use us as he pleases. Lastly, remember this. The only difference between you and I, and the impoverished people of San Antonio is that we were born in the US, and they were born here. We are all Gods children.
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”