Buffalo fever has gotten to me. Maybe it's the Veggie Tales song "Everybody's got a water buffalo." Maybe it's our family's passion for the poor. Maybe it's because for years of giving presents to Jesus, the water buffalo has alluded my grasp.
Every year while serving on the mission field as a family (and continuing the tradition back in the US) we have chosen our King's gifts through Gospel for Asia. When we were given our family's first Christmas tree in the rain forest, with out a scrap of ornaments, we made our own. Each handcrafted picture strung with care with little one's writing of God's promises for India adorned our tree. There are flocks of chickens, goats, rabbits. A well stands in a village offering clean water and the hope of living water. Warm blankets, a library of Bibles, warm clothes for our fellow missionaries in the mountains, bio sand water filters, and more all wrapped from us to Jesus over the years. But alas, when our family votes come in, the water buffalo receives only one vote year after year.
This year, I got a crazy idea. I cannot do it on my own. But together we can. My little splash (and my 8 year old is contributing the first $10), your little splash, and others who stop by to splash with us .... We can splash all the way to India. And imagine the splashing that a water buffalo can do to a poor family in India this year.
As we're singing around here "All I want for Christmas is a water buffalo ..." won't you join us?
(Click on the chip in button for a secure way to give. I will deposit all funds directly into Gospel for Asia's gift program which uses 100% of our gift taking nothing out)
And as always, I would love to hear from you. What do you want for Christmas this year? And does anyone know what sound a water buffalo makes?