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March 07, 2016

Hello, beautiful people of South Georgia! 

My hometown is Ashland, Ala., which is about 22 miles from Goodwater, Ala. I do not know why the town was named Goodwater, but Flint, Mich. is reminding the world family that water is not only essential for life, but good water is directly connected to good health and contaminated water to poor health and even death.

Rev. Bobby Gale has recognized the importance of every person and every nation having access to good water for some time. I find his passion for the poor and marginalized simply amazing. What a miracle for the poor and thirsty to discover that someone has come into their lives and their country to not only bring water but to dig a well beneath their feet which will allow them to have water for life as well as a lifetime.

Rev. Gale is the founder and director of Unto the Least of His Ministry, and has been its servant leader for the last 13 years. Unto the Least of His Ministry helps support those that are overlooked and forgotten… the least. Through this ministry, Rev. Gale has had a global impact in 25 different countries on four different continents and he continues his ministry locally, nationally, and internationally. He has helped the poor have a clean drink of water in Uganda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, and Kenya. Bobby has a heart for seeing the captives set free by word and deed.

We live in world where so many people are thirsting for righteousness in one way or another. However, when the basic elements for survival are removed – like having water to drink and bread to eat – all of the other needs and wants must take a backseat.

In Matthew we are reminded once again that God cares for all creation, and that includes each one of us, even the least among us: “Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” (Matt. 25:34-35)

South Georgia, I am grateful for the way you reach out to others to be blessing as pastors, congregations, districts, and as a conference. Thanks for being so generous. Today is the day to highlight one of the ministries among us called Unto the Least of His. Please consider making a donation now to this ministry and help extend the love of God to your neighbors both near and far. Below you will find contact information or just go to his website to consider the various ways you can make a donation (www.totheleast.com). 

Rev. Bobby Gale, bobby@totheleast.com
Unto the Least of His
PO Box 183 / 109 Bear Camp Rd.; Irwinton, GA 31042
(478) 233-0345 

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Until next time, remember – God’s will for us is good. We must do the rest.

Growing a Christlike world.

With love, 

Your Bishop,
James R. King, Jr.

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