Woman at the Well 2014

Goal: Raise $14000 for Jesus Wells in Asia

Woman at the Well 2014

Goal: Raise $14000 for Jesus Wells in Asia

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Message from Stacy

My goal is to raise enough money for 10 Jesus wells. Jesus wells provide water in places were water is scarce, and it's a great way for Gospel for Asia to show the love of Christ for all. There are many stories of people coming to Christ as a result of Jesus wells being installed.

Here's a quote from an article on GFA's website, the link is shown below:
"Countless villages still draw water from stagnant ponds, polluted streams and distant wells. You can help save these people from disease and death and show them Jesus’ love."

http://www.gfa.org/news/articles/the-man-who-didnt-want-a-jesus-well/

Also, as part of the fundraising if anyone is dressing up in costumes, wouldn't it be a great idea to dress up as the woman at the well? You could have traditional attire, carry a pitcher and have a well either in the trunk of your car or in a large bucket. She was a Samarian woman and here is her story in the Gospel of John 4:5-29 NLT

Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Jacob's well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.
Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Please give me a drink."
He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.
The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, "You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?"
Jesus replied, "If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water."
"But sir, you don't have a rope or a bucket," she said, "and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water?
And besides, do you think you're greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?"
Jesus replied, "Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.
But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life."
"Please, sir," the woman said, "give me this water! Then I'll never be thirsty again, and I won't have to come here to get water."
"Go and get your husband," Jesus told her.
"I don't have a husband," the woman replied. Jesus said, "You're right! You don't have a husband--
for you have had five husbands, and you aren't even married to the man you're living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!"
"Sir," the woman said, "you must be a prophet.
So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?"
Jesus replied, "Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.
You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews.
But the time is coming--indeed it's here now--when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.
For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."
The woman said, "I know the Messiah is coming--the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
Then Jesus told her, "I AM the Messiah!"
Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, "What do you want with her?" or "Why are you talking to her?"
The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone,
"Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?"

http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=4&t=NLT

Thank you for your donations! And thank you for reading this!

About Jesus Wells

Read below to learn about where donations go.

Jesus Wells increase the health standards of a village, allowing for children to be nourished and animals to be watered. The wells you provide are located in the village or community, so women and children no longer have to walk hours to find water.

With one well you can save an entire village from waterborne illnesses.

Unlike the dirty water from stagnant ponds, streams or old shallow wells, this water is clean and creates an awareness of good hygiene, leading to fewer medical problems and healthier people.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

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