Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Now for the rest of the story...

If you were able to make it to the end of my loud, bumpy, amateur video I'm sure you noticed what looked like Tom digging a grave!
After our church service in Morro Negro we were walking down a dirt road, lit only by the moon...which we decided was God's flashlight.  We heard some commotion at the side of the road and when we got to the edge of the road and looked down, we saw about 4 or 5 Peruvians attempting to get a VERY large cow out of a ditch.  The legs of the cow were buckled under her and she could not move.  Tom and Kurt got down in the ditch to help push, not a car, but a cow to a place of mobility.  It took at least 30 minutes of heavy pushing with a few other Peruvians stopping to help.  They dug and pushed this cow with much effort out of the mud and ditch.  A small side note that the pictures do not show, is that we think the cow was also least,  mucho gas.  As you could see in the previous video post, these cows are this community's livelihood and they were very grateful to finally have their cow unstuck.  While riding back to the main road on the back of a flat bed truck of total Peruvian strangers, and God's flashlight still shining, Tom thought of Matthew 12:11&12 "He said to them, if any of you has a sheep (or cow?) and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?  How much more valuable is a man than a sheep!  Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." 
Encouraging you to find 'your cow' that God places in front of you and "do good", this next Sabbath...and know that it can be smelly and messy at times!

The Watters

1 comment:

  1. That is so awesome! Love what you are doing, God bless you!