Fasting for Water
by Megan Chantry
There was a girl named Megan who lived in Utah. That winter they didn't get very much snow. She got to play outside. It was fun not to wear a coat. In the winter she got to swing, play basketball, play baseball and other fun games.
People got worried because there was not much water for the summer. We need water to grown plants, to wash, to drink and to take care of animals. The stake president asked everyone to fast for water. Megan chose to fast for water.She fasted for water and her family did too. It rained that very day. Then the next day it snowed. And the next day it rained again. It was a lot of rain. Megan learned that Heavenly Father and Jesus will listen to our fast and will give us what we need.
She read this story for us for Family Home Evening last night. It reminded me of the Sunday night that we had fasted. It was after dinner and the kids were getting ready for bed. Megan ran downstairs and said, "Fasting for water really did help!" What a wonderful lesson to learn.
This is a picture taken the day after our fast. Every snowflake and every raindrop, whether in the mountains or valleys was an answer to fasting and prayer.