Tuktuana Director Roxanne Robbins watches as a hand pump is installed at a drill site in Busiu, Uganda. 

Tuktuana Director Roxanne Robbins watches as a hand pump is installed at a drill site in Busiu, Uganda. 

Dave Branon, of Our Daily Bread, tells hos Tukutana Director Roxanne Robbins is helping to bring clean water to villages in eastern Uganda. 

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Live in Love

OUR DAILY BREAD

By Dave Branon | AUGUST 22, 2014

In the African country where my friend Roxanne lives, water is a precious commodity. People often have to travel long distances to collect water from small, contaminated creeks—leading to sickness and death. It’s difficult for organizations like orphanages and churches to serve the people because of a lack of water. But that’s beginning to change.

Through Roxanne’s leadership and the unselfish gifts of some loving people in established churches, clean water wells are being dug. At least six new wells are now operational, allowing churches to be centers of hope and encouragement. A health center and a home for 700 orphans will also be able to be opened because of access to water.

That’s the kind of love that can flow from believers in Christ when we have experienced the love and generosity of God. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13 that if we don’t have love, our voices clang on people’s ears and our faith means nothing. And the apostle John says that if we have material possessions and see others in need and take action, that’s evidence that God’s love is abiding in us (1 John 3:16).

God desires that we deal “graciously” (Ps. 112:5) with those in need, for His heart is gracious toward us. --by Dave Branon

Be not weary in your serving;
Do your best for those in need;
Kindnesses will be rewarded
By the Lord who prompts the deed. —Anon.