4 Now it was necessary that He (Jesus) go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, therefore, being exhausted from His journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7,8 A woman of Samaria came there to draw water.
Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?”
For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock?”
13,14 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.”
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
About the photographs
I photographed these Zanzibar women drawing water from a well when I travelled there with a medical team to assist CHaRA Mission. CHaRA is
“a USA faith based 501(c)(3) organization focused on the needs of people, especially children, mothers, babies and midwives in rural villages, where resources are limited and hope is deferred.”
CHaRA’s projects include construction, health, and relief. It’s
“mission is to improve the lives of the people of East Africa through good health, safe water, education, care of orphans, and the love of God.”
I felt honored and privileged to use my medical knowledge and skill to assist the founders of CHaRA and the beautiful people they are helping.
Please share with someone you know who might be interested in volunteering to help CHaRA. Maybe it’s you!
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