Wednesday, August 24, 2011

{we Encourage}

This face is the face of encouragement.  
If she isn't familiar to you, her name is Rachel and she lives in Heaven.
This sweet girl gave her 9th birthday to Charity Water in the hopes to raise $300 for clean drinking water.  Shortly after her birthday and just shy of her goal she died in a car accident. News of her death and her special birthday wish propelled others to see the faith this sweet girl had to help others.  Her account surpassed any fundraiser Charity Water has had to date.  Tonight it is climbing steadily to over 1.2 Million Dollars. Her original goal to reach 15 people or 3 families with her $300 goal is now set to serve over 60,000 people. 

This precious girl who so briefly graced this Earth has the potential to reach more people in nine years than all the people I know combined. My husband made the comment that it is sad that it took her death to bring people together for others.  While I agree, I think the unique thing about Rachel is that she is the example of what God meant:

"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
1 Corinthians 13:11

More than water, let Rachel's legacy spur you on to listen to that still small voice and follow your child like dreams. What a world we could live in if we were all a little more like Rachel.



Jami said...

wow, very moving story. What a precious little girl. amazing to see what God is doing through her life. Thanks for linking up!