WHAT IS YOUR FUTURE? PART II

WE GO ON MISSIONARY TRIPS TWICE A YEAR TO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES; MOSTLY TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

ON ONE OF THESE TRIPS WE BECAME BURDENED ABOUT AN ORPHANAGE IN SAN JUAN DELA MAGUANA. THERE WAS NO WATER THERE BUT A POLUTED RIVER A FEW MILES UP THE ROAD FROM THE ORPHANAGE. MOST OF THE TIME, THEY HAD TO CARRY CONTAINERS, ON THE BACK OF A SMALL TRUCK, TO THE TOWN OF SAN JUAN TO GET WATER. BY THE TIME THEY GOT BACK, MUCH OF THE WATER WAS SPILLED BECAUSE OF THE BUMPY ROADS AND HOLES IN THE ROAD.

WE BEGAN TO PRAY FOR GOOD WATER FOR THESE CHILDREN.

YOU SEE, THEY LIVE IN THE DESERT AREA.

ONE DAY AS I WAS PRAYING WITH A FRIEND AT MY HOME, GOD GAVE ME A VERSE OF SCRIPTURE. I CRIED AS I READ. I KNEW, THAT I KNEW IT WAS GOD SPEAKING TO ME.

ISAIAH 41:17,18 –  WHEN THE POOR AND NEEDY SEEK WATER, AND THERE IS NONE, AND THEIR TONGUE FAILETH FOR THIRST, I THE LORD WILL HEAR THEM, I THE GOD OF ISRAEL WILL NOT FORSAKE THEM.

      I WILL OPEN RIVERS IN HIGH PLACES, AND FOUNTAINS IN THE MIDST OF THE VALLEYS: I WILL MAKE THE WILDERNESS A POOL OF WATER, AND THE DRY LAND SPRINGS OF WATER.

I SHARED THIS WITH MY HUSBAND, AND HE AGREED, THIS WAS FROM GOD. WE KNEW WE HAD TO DRILL A WELL FOR THESE ORPHANS.

LATER, A COUPLE OF GODLY MEN WE KNEW WELL, SAID, “ROY, IT’S TIME WE RAISED MONEY FOR THAT WELL.”

WE, ALONG WITH MANY OF OUR FRIENDS, RAISED $10,000.00, AND SHORTLY AFTER, MADE OUR PLANE RESERVATIONS TO GO.

THERE WAS ONE AMERICAN DRILLER ON THE ISLAND WHO AGREED TO STOP WHAT HE WAS DOING IN THE CAPITOL AND GO TO SAN JUAN. GOD IS A GOD OF HUMOR, BECAUSE HE SENT WITH THE DRILLER A GEOLOGIST FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WHO WAS VISITING ON THE ISLAND.

BEFORE WE LEFT HOME, THE LORD SPOKE TO MY HUSBAND AND SAID, “DON’T SPEAK ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THAT WELL, SPEAK POSITIVE.”

MY HUSBAND EXPLAINED THIS TO THHE WHOLE GROUP GOING WITH US, AND ALL AGREED.

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE CHILDREN, WHEN THOSE BIG TRUCKS DROVE UP ON THE GROUNDS. THEY WERE SO EXCITED, WE HAD TO DRAW AN IMAGINARY LINE FOR THEM NOT TO CROSS FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY. 

THE GEOLOGIST TOLD MY HUSBAND, “YOU WON’T FIND ANY WATER HERE, THE SOIL IS NOT RIGHT.”

ROY TOLD THEM TO DRILL ANY WAY, WE’VE HEARD FROM GOD. YOU WILL FIND WATER.

WE HAD HIRED THREE MEN IN TOWN WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH PICKS IN THEIR HANDS. BELIEVE ME, I WAS SAVED AT AN EARLY AGE, AND I KNOW THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES IN THE LIVES OF A CHRISTIAN, ESPECIALLY THOSE ON A MISSION.

THE DIGGERS BEGAN TO DIG A LONG DITCH THAT WOULD LEAD FROM THE ORPHANAGE TO WHERE THEY WERE DRILLING.

THE WELL DRILLER TOLD MY HUSBAND, “YOU’LL HAVE A NICE DITCH, BUT YOU WON’T FIND ANY WATER.”

THEY DRILLED 277 FEET AND THE DRILLER TOLD OUR GROUP TO GIVE IT UP. IT WAS COSTING $25.00 A FOOT TO DRILL AND THEY HAD ALREADY GONE DOWN FARTHER THAN THEY SHOULD AND RAN OUT OF DRILL ROD.

MY HUSBAND KNEW WHAT GOD HAD SAID, SO HE ASK THE MAN IF HE HAD ANY MORE DRILL ROD ON THE ISLAND. HE SAID, “IN PUERTA PLATA.”

ROY SAID, “GO GET IT.”

WHEN THEY CAME BACK WITH THE ROD, OUR TRIP SCHEDULE WAS COMING CLOSE TO THE END, AND WE WERE ALL KEEPING OUR MOUTH’S SHUT TO KEEP FROM SAYING ANYTHING NEGATIVE.

MY STOMACH WAS HURTING AND I THINK MY HUSBAND WAS CLOSE TO GETTING SICK. YOU SEE, IF WE DIDN’T GET WATER, WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO GO HOME AND FACE THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED SO HARD TO RAISE THE MONEY, THOSE WHO GAVE, AND NOT TO MENTION THEM, OVER SIXTY LITTLE BOY ORPHANS.

BEFORE THEY BEGAN TO DRILL AGAIN, THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO CLEAN OUT THE HOLE.

I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DRILLING A WELL, SO IASKED THE DRILLER IF THE WATER WOULD SPEW-UO LIKE A FOUNTAIN, LIKE THOSE OIL WELLS IN THE MOVIES.

HE SAID, “NO. THAT’S ONLY IN THE MOVIES.” I GOT OUT OF THE WAY.

 MANY OF THE SURROUNDING VILLAGERS HEARD WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND YOU KNOW HOW NEWS TRAVELS, SO THEY WERE GATHERED AROUND TO WATCH.

WHEN THEY PUT THE THING IN WITH A LIGHT ON IT, THEY FOUND THE HOLE HAD CAVED IN. THEY WENT DOWN TO CLEAN IT OUT, AND AT ABOUT 37 FEET, THE WATER BEGAN TO SPEW OUT, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES!!

I WAS SO EXCITED!!

EVERYONE WAS CHEERING AND PRAISING GOD.

AND THE DRILLER AND THE GEOLOGIST, WHO WAS EXAMINING SOIL EVERY SO MANY FEET AND SHOWING US IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR WATER TO BE FOUND THERE, WERE SO AMAZED.

THE WORD GOT AROUND THE SAN JUAN AREA, THAT A GROUP OF EVANGELICALS HAD FOUND WATER IN THE DESERT.

BUT WE KNOW WHO HOLDS THE FUTURE, WE KNOW ONLY GOD KNOWS; AND HE PERFORMS MIRACLES.

THIS IS REAL.

EVERY OTHER POWER BUT GOD’S, IS FALSE, AND WILL LEAD YOU INTO A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO PEACE, AND NOTHING BUT BONDAGE , AND A FUTURE YOU WILL WISH YOU HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED.

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