Life To The Whole Person
Haiti, a country that has been the tragic front cover of news stories around the world is once again the center for tragedy. A cholera epidemic has ravished the country, killing thousands upon thousands. What is most upsetting about this tragedy is that the cholera outbreak has been traced back to the United Nations and troops they shipped into help from Nepal, which have been sighted as the cause for the contamination of the water with cholera. As a result of this, the people of the country have grown to mistrust “foreigners” seeking to give them help.
To hear the full details about Haiti watch the video above.
After watching this report two things came to my mind, Living Water International and Dr. Corsini’s lecture on helping the whole person (the material and immaterial). Dr. Corsini has encouraged us to not only look at the material needs of humans, such as the need for clean uncontaminated water in Haiti or relief from depression, but also at the immaterial needs, spiritual life to one’s soul. Living Water International is addressing both of these needs at once. As a non-profit Christian organization, Living Water has made it their mission to bring pure drinking water to places similar to Haiti and at the same time bring God’s word, truth, and love. Living Water International is an active example of what Dr. Corsini has been stressing in class, to bring total healing to a person. This requires both physical and spiritual resuscitation.
The cholera out break in Haiti is very tragic and distressing to me. Money had been provided for the clean up of water, but the actions were not taken to use this money properly. Further, what a difference could be made if Christians around the world joined the call of organizations like Living Water and provided immediate physical healing and relief along with spiritual healing. This is dear to my heart having had the privilege to work with Living Water International in Guatemala last year. I got to experience God meeting both the physical needs of a village there and, also, saw Him bring children and women to Him after the gospel was shared. The cholera outbreak in Haiti brought this truth to my mind, loving the whole person is loving and serving Christ. "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” Matthew 25: 34-36.
To learn more about Living Water International: http://www.water.cc/