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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Inspired by an Eight-Year-Old

I have never met Nathan but when his mom wrote a letter to our office accompanying several cheques from various members of their extended family, I was instantly filled with admiration for this eight-year-old young man.  After Nathan and his parents received the "Friday  Foto" email update from International Worker, Lisa Rohrick, and saw this picture of kids filling the family water jars...
...this B.C. family decided that they wanted to raise money to provide a well for a village in Niger.  Nathan chose to do a swim-a-thon as his contribution to the effort!

Nathan swam 2.4 km in one hour and raised over 1/2 of the $1,900 that they sent in!!

In his mother Cindy's words, "It seemed appropriate - one child swimming in clean water with a heart to provide clean water to those who do not have it!!"  She also expressed that it had been a joyful opportunity for their family to learn more of God's heart for the world.  
Nathan, you and your family have inspired me
and I know what you have done will motivate so many others to care
for those that are less fortunate!! 


  1. You remind me Nathan to have a clean heart that dwells in the word of God. I want to live a life clean as the waters.

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