This weekend I heard of a remarkable story that I thought I would share with you. You may have seen this on the news already, but it’s still worth considering, and it quite inspiring.
There was a nine year old girl named Rachel who for her birthday this summer, decided to forgo presents to raise money for clean water projects in developing nations. She wanted to raise $300 and raised just a little over $200. That’s pretty cool!
But here is the rest of the story. A few weeks after her birthday, Rachel was traveling in her family vehicle on the interstate. Unfortunately, there was a fourteen car pileup that her family vehicle was caught up in and she was killed. That part really stinks.
Well, here is the real rest of the story. The word of this little girl’s birthday wish has traveled across the country and this weekend her birthday wish has raised over $1 Million dollars for water projects! That’s correct $1 Million!
I was watching the counter all weekend and have watched it increase $40K from Saturday morning to Monday. It’s quite an amazing outreach from people all over the country. It also teaches us that we don’t always understand the plans that are out there, nor what one little risky thing can do.
There are several lessons from this story I guess, I found this how situation inspiring and motivating on multiple fronts, I hope you do as well.
“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8 NIV
Oh and be thankful for that running water that you will use today!