Indianapolis Colts Player Serves the Lord in Africa Show Notes

Thursday, March 01, 2012 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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A local pro football player is serving the Lord in Africa, and his example can be an inspiration to your kids.

Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Seth Olsen recently returned from his first trip to Uganda, where he saw how God is using his people to provide physical and spiritual water to villagers.

According to Christian Post.com, Olsen just returned from a 10-day trip to the Alyet Village in northern Uganda. There he witnessed first-hand how his donation to Lifewater International is helping to prevent a wide range of problems, from diseases to kidnapping.

Lifewater is a non-profit Christian organization that helps improve water, sanitation and hygiene for people in some of the poorest regions in the world.

Before the well was dug in Alyet Village, villagers had to walk five kilometers to obtain drinking water, water often contaminated with diseases, including hepatitis.

Also, by having a closer water supply, women are at lesser risk of dangers such as assaults and kidnappings, and children can attend school on a regular basis because they don’t have to walk long distances to fetch water.

Olsen says "God is moving in this country," "It was so great to see the kids so happy with big smiles lighting up on their faces."

In a day when so many professional athletes are focused on themselves, it’s exciting to hear about believers like Seth who are making a difference for God’s kingdom. 

If you’d like to read the story of Seth’s trip to your kids, just go to ChristianPost.com and enter “Seth Olsen” in the search box. 

I’m Bill Maier for family-friendly, commercial free, WBCL.

 

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