When I was about 10, a slew of us would gather at a swimming hole called Pattie’s Pond. The pond had a very high embankment of about two stories high; me, being one of the braver, decided to dive in one day instead of jumping. Little did I know there was a waterlogged tree on the bottom. When I dove in, I slammed the top of my head on the tree. I was underwater, unconscious.
After I regained consciousness, I realized I had no movement in my arms or legs. I remember thinking, “If I can just float to the top of the water, I’ll be okay.” At that moment, I literally began to float to the top of the water, as if something or someone was lifting me up. To this day, I know I was supernaturally spared from death. I started gasping for air and breath returned back into my lungs. Then suddenly, movement returned to my arms so I began to paddle back to the bank. I didn’t dare go back into the water, nor did I tell anyone about what happened.
The same feeling of helplessness parallels widowhood and the orphaned; I know what that’s like, too. When my son was 6 months old he lost his daddy to an accident and has no recollection of ever knowing him. That kind of trauma can be paralyzing. It’s in these moments of loss that one needs to find hope and help — which is the mandate of The Lydia Project, helping restore The Living Water to hurting lives.
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of “living” water springing up into everlasting life.” -John 4:14
Through your love and support through A Rood Awakening! International, The Lydia Project brings sustenance, hope, and help to hurting people in The Land of Israel… the widow, orphan, and victims of terror. You restore breath and life to these beloved and thereby fulfill the weightier matters of Torah.
May YHVH bring a harvest into your life because of the seed you have sown.
Angie Clark Coordinator
The Lydia Project