Saturday, December 08, 2018
Lottie Moon Week of Prayer (12/2 - 12/9)
Day 7, Week of Prayer - Tanzania ~ Keeping the Well From Running Dry
At the end of a beaten-up road in Tanzania, a small hospital occasionally gets as full as it can get, and then runs on empty. In the past, it’s had moments where sick children slept two or three to a bed. It’s had moments where anesthetic drugs for C-sections and suture materials for surgery have run out.
But the situation has never stayed that way for long, reported Larry Pepper, an IMB doctor. Over and over, churches have stepped up to cover the hospital’s needs, all the way from wheelchairs to building a new pediatric wing.
“Churches of all sizes have helped,” Larry said. “And because they have, we have seen God work to spread the gospel in amazing ways.”
Over the past 22 years, churches have supported the Peppers’ work through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®, the funding source that keeps them on the field. They have provided equipment, and they have met the hospital’s daily needs.
“We’re just two people,” Larry said. “But we find that when other people get a passion to come alongside us, God uses it to further His kingdom.”