I have never wanted to be a blogger until this morning (10/23). For some reason I awoke feeling the need to share this journey. My four year old daughter was killed in a tragic car accident on October 8th, 2010 when our car was struck by a teen on marijuana. This blog is a small window into the brokenness of my heart and perhaps... one day, the healing. Do not mistake this for theological discourse. Jesus, not our circumstances, equals perfect theology. Be warned, this is raw...
they surprise us all at once in a supernatural sort of way. Other times they start like a tiny drip,
drip, dripping until the bucket fills and overflows and a miracle is born. Makiah’s gift began with the clinking of
little pennies in her piggy bank. Then
with tiny footsteps as tiny fingers brought it to her preschool class offering
at church. A little heart had purposed
to give it all away… to send it to the boys and girls that had no clean water. That’s what she told her mama that day. A short two weeks before she was taken
away. Her last gift.
So tiny it would seem.
Those first few drops in the bucket.
But then other hearts began to shift and sway. Soon the dripping turns to flowing. Water flowing. Life flowing.
Pennies in the hand become water on the fingers and past the lips
of grateful ones. Two more wells are completed for the thirsty ones.
In Nsawan, Ghana
the village of 1,500 people depended on a nearby stream that was only
sufficient if it rained… until the bucket of
miracle drops overflowed into a well there. At the dedication ceremony, the gospel was
presented. The people were offered
living water that does not run dry. The
life that Jesus gives. Thirteen people
drank and gave their lives to Christ!
The best miracle of all!
open well and pond were the only sources of water for the 250 families. When the well was dedicated one of the
villagers said to a Living Water team member, “I am very happy to see that the well was drilled in my village, because
in my village we did not have clean water to use. Our people were struggling every day to fetch
water to suffice their family’s needs.
But now the Living Water project has brought us a pump well. We are so thankful because the water is clean
and safe to drink. This is such a
Makiah’s gift. Your
gift! What a difference all the little
drops have made! Every well charm
purchased and every donation made are gifts of life that matter greatly to the
people of Nsawan and Phnom. Maybe their
children will live longer because of you.
Only God knows the lives that have been saved and the hearts that have
been changed. And those that will be
impacted… the money for the 4th, 5th, and 6th
wells has already been given! A miracle.
A dear friend has made a generous offering for the miracle
bucket. She has published a book, “Sweet
Dreams Little One,” and decided that 100% of the profits from every online
sale between now (February 2012) and May 2012- Makiah’s birthday month- will go
to the Makiah Kaitlyn King Well Project.
The book is a precious bedtime story that teaches colors and encourages
little ones to have sweet dreams. If
there is a special little one in your life, you have the opportunity to give
them a gift and at the same time make my little girl’s real dream continue to
grow. A chance to pour into the next miracle
bucket… The books can be purchased at this link on Amazon: