For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes. -- Matthew 25:35 (TLB)
HOPE worldwide Detroit chapter collected 3,424 bottles of water and 64 gallon jugs to help Flint residents with the water crisis. Due to high levels of lead, the water has been deemed unsuitable for drinking.
Pearl Smith, Chapter director, said:
“It was amazing to see the chapter volunteers pull together to help a community that is unknown to most of us. Initially, the plan was for few volunteers to transport the water in their personal cars to Flint. The water would be stored in their trunks. After much advice it was decided that we should rent a U-Haul truck, just as a precaution. We could not have anticipated how God was going to bless.
I am reminded of the story in which Elisha told a widow to go around and ask her neighbors for empty jars. She was to fill the jars with the oil. The widow continued to pour the oil into the jars until the last jar was full (2 Kings 4:2-6). This was how it was with the water drive. The water just kept on coming until there was barely any room in the U-Haul. Once again, God did immeasurably more than we could ask; he is true to his word.”