Monday, May 10, 2010

A Wellspring of Hope

Faith Alive receives a major portion of its funding from PEPFAR (the United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief). Right now FA is transitioning from one PEPFAR provider to another, and it’s easy to get discouraged while waiting for everything to be in place. The thousands of patients at FA really need those funds to start flowing again so that they’ll continue to receive FA’s high quality of care and lifesaving medications.

I think that’s why FA’s spiritual theme for May is from Genesis 26. It tells us that Isaac was flourishing in the land. However, people were jealous and filled Isaac’s wells with earth, so he had to dig again. His crops, and hence his health and livelihood, relied on available water. He was finally successful on his third dig, and named that well Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”

While we’re waiting for the wellspring of funds to flow again, we’re reminded of God’s faithfulness. May that bring hope and encouragement until the new provider is fully in place.

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