24 Days .. still no water

“Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31:9 NKJV

It has been now 24 days ago that we had water (since Monday April 22). It rained here a few days so we had water for a few days but there is nothing in the tap again. It is a little like this picture here .. time of joy and than .. oh noooo … the good thing is we are arriving at the end of dry season here in the Philippines (May). As June is arriving we are entering into rainy season (June – November).

God has been very good .. we found a place about 30-40 minutes drive from where we live where we can get water .. after we pick up water it is time to use our muscles.. I live on the 2nd floor, so we have to carry up the water in buckets … Good for the leg muscles .. and helps me to stay fit.

If you have problems with your weight maybe consider coming to the Philippines. I have some great ways to get you in shape .. hahaha …

To my faithful supporters have a favor to ask you .. do you have any suggestions how to spread Support A Child program? At the moment I have a list with 100 kids waiting for support. TTN eventually wants to support 1,000 kids through SUPPORT A CHILD and make a difference. Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas how I can inform and spread SUPPORT A CHILD ministry?

Until next time. Thanks for being part of this ministry.
God bless,
Arthur Peter

4 Days without water



As I am sitting here at my desk and pondering what to write I am reminded of the following passage.

“Yes speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31:9 (NLT)

It has been now 4 days ago that we had water (since Monday April 22). The water district says they are out of water and not sure when they will have water again. Not sure if you ever experienced being out of water for 4 days, but I can tell you it is not pleasant.

Although there has not been a day in my life I regret being a missionary in the Philippines. I sometimes get frustrated with the lack of interest to help.

You see I don’t care about the lack of water here. It is worth it. Being able to help people and change a life. Biggest passion and desire I have is to help 1000 kids with their education. For only $12.50 / month we can help a child and give them a future.

Although I moved here about 15 years ago there is not much I can do if people are not willing to give money. That is why today I am pleading the cause of the poor. For only $25 per month you can help 2 kids and give them a future.

If you are honest .. what is $25 per month? Reach out and touch somebodies life. For more info go to
www.touchingthenations.com

Let us make a difference and appreciate your help.
Lots of love,
            Arthur Peter

 

17 Days … still no water



“Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”   
                        
Proverbs 31:9 NKJV

It has been now 17 days ago that we had water (since Monday April 22). The water district says they have a shortage of water right now. Do you know what the funny thing is … the water district is my neighbor. Literary my neighbor. Their office and water tank is next door. So I can see everything outside of my window what they are doing. The truth is they closed the connections of all in this area and connected a new water pipe that is pumping all the water to a big business just around the corner. Most likely the company paid a bribe to the one in charge. That is the way things go here. Sad but true …

Hope you never have to experience being out of water that long, but not having water for so long helps you to start seeing things in perspective. What is really important? What is life really about? What are you doing with your life? Is what you are doing counting for eternity? Is it contributing?

I hear so many people complaining about things that are not important. Instead we have so many things to be thankful for. If you have enough money to pay your bills, you are better off than 95% people in the world. You have food on the table. You are luckier than 90% of the people in the world.

I see so many people being distracted in life and so busy with things that are not important. Jesus said He is the living water .. without water we will die. Be sure to not waste a minute of your life .. life is too short to miss a minute being off focus. Live a life focused on fulfilling your goals in life. Fulfilling the dream God has given you. Fulfilling the purpose why God created you.

For me that is supporting 1,000 kids with their studies so they have a future and don’t have to dig in the garbage bins to make a living. To make this possible I am looking for 500 supporters who can give $25 p/m and help these kids to finish their studies. Reach out and touch somebodies life and make a difference. For more info visit
www.touchingthenations.com or email me at info@ttnministry.com

Let us make a difference and spend our money on that what is important.
Really appreciate your help.
Lots of love,
            Arthur Peter