Free Film~ Don’t miss it!

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If you enjoy documentary’s, Revealed Films is offering free online viewing.

In the upcoming documentary titled Christ Revealed, there is a line up of several well-known experts in their filed. Including Perry Stone, Amir Tsarfati, and J. Warner Wallace, just to name a few.

The film is being offered for free viewing, so please take the opportunity, and share with friends in your circle who may be interested. It is my hope this film will reach many curious and seeking souls.

To watch, just enter your email at the link provided. First episode in the series airs November 7th.  Christ Revealed

Thank you for reading, and sharing 🙂

 

 

 

 

Water Project Update~India~

You can help provide clean water!

Many are blessed to have clean water, and I have been attempting to provide an RO water system for the children’s home in India.

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Praveen has met with another water specialist in his city. He wanted to compare companies, and pricing. The man was very helpful in explaining options available. The RO system recommended would supply 20 Liters of drinking water they need daily. The cost of the system is 13,000 Rupees, that is just under 200.00. This water filter costs less than the original quote in my previous posts.

Praveen and his family have devoted so much to children through the years. Providing a home, and welcoming countless others to share a meal and Sunday school. Their heart of giving has always touched mine.

I am asking that we join hands, and make this happen!

 When I started my blog I believed people still collected pennies, and would donate them for good causes. I understand that many can not afford to give, but sharing this need with your friends or on social media, is giving.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Diamonds And A Heart Of Gold

” For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also”

 

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, of Sierra Leone uncovered an earthy treasure valued at over $62 million. It is believed to be among one of the 13 largest diamonds ever found, so imagine his amazement when in the small village of Yakadu, he discovered the 706-carat gem.
He purposed in his heart not to keep it unto himself, but to give it away, for the betterment of all around him. Pastor Momoh was moved by the efforts of the government to improve the failing infrastructure in his village.

African President Ernest Bai Koroma, said “It was a gift from God” and was thankful for the kindness of  Momoh.  Koroma pledged the funds received from the diamond, would be used wisely.

Betty Florence spoke of road conditions often, traveling from Freetown to Fakonoh was not an easy task. Roads were often washed out, and it would take hours to reach the village, stopping several times to free the car from the mud, and deep ruts. Although she did not have electricity in the village, she spoke of the rolling black outs for those who did.  She was scheduled to be in Freetown, just day’s before the mudslide that claimed the lives of many.  It has been said, this was an accident waiting to happen.
Betty was present during the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and it again reared its ugly head, but prayer kept the village untouched. Poor living conditions and lack of sanitation, made it more difficult to treat the spreading disease.
These are only a few factors as to why Sierra Leone needed the blessing from pastor Momoh.

Sierra Leone is known for slave labor to mine “blood diamonds” the money is used to fund brutal wars. The people of Sierra Leone are oppressed and uneducated, leaving them to live in poverty, while those in seats of authority prosper. Human rights violations are prevalent, especially among woman.
This makes Sierra Leone a dry and thirsty land for missionaries to place their beautiful feet.

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh was lead to a pure diamond, it’s value will do much earthly good, but his heart seems fixed on the treasures of heaven.
It is my hope that people around the world will be touched by his act of kindness and realize it is better to give than to receive.  🙂

 

 

 

Knowledge Is Power! ~India~

 

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
– Confucius-

For nearly two years I have been writing about the orphanage in India, but there is something I have come realize, it is not an orphanage at all.. it is home!

Anyone who works with children can say, “it takes a gift or a calling”. Patients and understanding will build love and confidence. These children who once lived on the streets will have the chance every child deserves.

For India’s street children, education is secondary in daily life, if at all. They do not have anyone to ensure they attend school, and no truancy officers taking them by the ear. They simply fall through the cracks of the ICPS, and the Juvenile Protective Care Act. In fact the government does not have an official estimate of street children. India has the highest number of child laborers, and street children spend their time forging the city landfills, or “ragging” to make an income. Those who do attend school, do not have the same opportunity as children from the “upper class”.

Since Praveen has taken the children into his home, they have been loved and nurtured, and have become part of the family. Life on the streets for a child,comes with many wounds. This healing process takes time, and can be difficult to break through. The children were behind in their studies, and are receiving the help they need. In their home, there is no “caste system” they all have equal opportunity to advance in life, and be educated.

In India girls face discrimination, and are not educated equally. The family’s of lower caste, feel their daughter will enter an arranged marriage and is not worth the cost of tuition. Illiteracy is extremely high among the female population. At home the girls and boy’s, are being taught to read, and speak English as a second language. Although they attend public school, the family also helps with their studies, as any caring parent  would. Each child has their own unique talents, and they are encouraged to use them. The children join in singing, and performing plays for Sunday service.

Praveen and his father Ratna Kumar, hope to one day open a Bible college, where students who can not afford local tuition, can advance their studies. For now they are gaining experience through hands on education.

At the home area children are welcome to attend Sunday school, where Praveen reports they are eager to learn. The children are growing and gaining knowledge, that will help them throughout their life. There they are building relationships with others who will treat them with kindness, not judgement based upon their birth.

Thank you for reading, thank you for caring 🙂

 

 

 

Blue Whale Strikes India!

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Can one commit murder without ever touching their victims?

The first time I had learned of The Blue Whale Challenge, was at a blog I follow, where I catch up on world news.

This sinister social media challenge has traveled around the world, and has caused India to seek a ban of this dangerous game.[1] India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT has directed internet platforms like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Yahoo to remove the links to the online game. This follows a petition from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, demanding a ban. The number of recent suicides have been investigated, and it has been found that India’s teens are actively playing the game. Parents world-wide, have been strongly cautioned to be aware of what activity’s their children are involved in.

Philipp Budeikin, the games creator, is a 22 year old Russian Psychology student. Who  is now serving a three-year sentence, for his involvement in several teen suicides. This dark heart, still receives love letters in prison from teenage girls who were drawn into his web of deceit. 

[2] The term “blue whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide. Beaching is a phenomenon in which cetaceans strand themselves on land, usually on a beach. Beached whales die due to dehydration, collapsing under their own weight or drowning when high tide covers the blowhole.

How could anyone seek out vulnerable teens for lab rats? Using mind manipulation this game controls your moves and emotions; there is no fun, and in the end everyone looses..

Blue Whale’s creator, was quoted as saying ; “There are people – and there is biological waste. Those who do not represent any value for society. Who cause or will cause only harm to society. I was cleaning our society of such people”.

Those who participate in the challenge are contacted on social media. After a series of questions, they must commit to the challenge, and follow through to the end. The first red flag with this challenge, is the person must commit to secrecy. After accepting the challenge, you are given a series of daily tasks,which can bring you to the state of physical and mental exhaustion. These tasks include cutting, watching horror movies, listening to music, and sleep deprivation. After the tasks are completed and documented by photo or video, the curator then chooses the time that you must die.

There have been a number of teen suicides world-wide, although it is widely debated as to if the challenge was a factor as claimed.

Why am I sharing such dark news? because this challenge is active, and spreading across social media. There are ways you can protect your child from being a victim of cyber manipulation.  Apps are available to control the content your child can reach on their phone. These Apps can be purchased, or there are free Apps available for android..   

On computers you can protect your children by using software, there are many that offer customization to fit your level of monitoring. True Vine Online, is aimed at blocking pornography, but has several options to select your level of filtering. They also allow you to receive an email update of your PC’s web history. I realize children must establish a sense of freedom and trust. I am not implying we should not allow any room to breath.. but in this day and age, there are many dangers children face, right in the comfort of their home.

[1] India’s Ministry of Electronics

[2] The term blue whale

Pre- Abortion Counseling at Iganga!

Caring guidance preserves life!

Although Uganda has abortion restrictions, they are performed daily.

[1] 1.2 Million Ugandan woman face unwanted pregnancy each year, in which 26% lead in abortion. Woman living in rural communities are at further risk of having complications during an abortion procedure. Many clinics refer woman to pre- abortion counseling before they agree to perform the procedure.

David Kisaame, of Iganga Crisis Pregnancy Center, fills this need with gladness!

In a recent testimony, David shared how he counseled an unnamed couple, who sought an abortion of their seventh child. Being a pastor, David went to the Bible, and shared how sacred life is to God. Many who come to the pregnancy center, know nothing about God or the Bible. David reads scripture that shows, life begins at conception. The worries that this couple faced, is shared by all the others who came before them. This couple felt that one more mouth to feed, would be far to difficult. David shared many events of hardship from the Bible, and how the Lord gave them all strength to gain victory. Using wisdom like Solomon, David asked the question, ” Having six children, and one in the womb, which brings you more burden to sustain”? They replied “the six”. Jokingly, David said ” Then why not get rid of  the six, and keep the one in your womb”?. Of course, they refused, yet understood what David was implying.. If it is impossible to kill your six children, why kill the one yet to be born.

Ultimately it is the mothers decision, but David aims to be sure they are fully aware of what is to come. Many times, when someone knows there is an another answer, they feel more at peace keeping their child.

This story ended well! after counseling, the couple decided to keep their child. Months passed, and a man entered David’s office to share the news of how grateful he was to receive harsh reality.. in essence, he had asked his wife to have an abortion, since they had six daughters to care for. In tears he related how his wife had just given birth to their only son!.  Good decisions end well, and together they prayed for the existence of the counseling center, and Gods gift of a baby boy.

Iganga reaches out to those seeking an abortion, and provides aid to those who struggle after giving birth to a child. Parenting education, and childcare often lead a family to finding sustainable income. Since finances are the leading cause of abortion, this is a wonderful resource. David invites all those with a heart for life, to join him. If you are considering a mission to Uganda, please contact me.

If you would like to help Iganga advance their efforts, please donate here via Pay Pal.

If you would like to make your support direct, by using Western Union.

  1. Select Uganda as the destination, and send to David Kisaame
  2.  Email the tracking number to me, and I will forward.

Your support is needed, and appricaited!

Thank you 🙂

[1] ugandas-abortion-rate-has-decreased

 

 

Who Is Dobri Dobrev? Come And See!

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                                       In Bulgarian, his name translates as “kind”

Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev, was born July 20, 1914 in the village of Bailovo, Bulgaria. He is better known as Grandpa Dobri, or The Saint of Bailovo. He is a Bulgarian beggar who wants to change the world..

Dobri’s father died while serving in World War I, this left his mother to raise him and three sisters alone. His mother worked at an orphanage, and his father before joining the war, would often help the orphanage when they had no money. Dobri saw sacrificial kindness in the lives of his parents from a young age.

Dobri served as a bodyguard to King Boris III and his family. A brush with death was a defining moment for Dobri, he believed God had a plan for his life. He retired the Kings service and devoted his life to serving God, believing it was divine intervention.

Dobri married near the rise of World War II, they had four children together, two have passed on. He served in the war pledging to protect Jewish citizens, and lost most his hearing after a bomb attack. He survived over forty years of the Iron curtain, by going into the mountains to pray. Working as a shepherd, he learned to be a humble servant, and had no desire for material wealth. He gave all his belongings to the Orthodox church, and now lives in a small room at Saints Cyril church in his native village of Bailovo.

In his tattered cloths, and worn leather sandals, he would walk in all-weather over 40 kilometers, to beg alms. You would think Dobri was merely a common beggar, but not so.. Standing outside the church of Sofia, clutching a small tin box, he raises funds for churches and orphans.

In his lifetime, Dobrev has given 80,000 Bulgarian lev ( $50,000 USD) to churches, monasteries and other charitable causes. Dobri chose a simple life, never seeking praise for his giving. He is loved by many in the village of Sofia, who call him “Grandpa Dobri”. Dobri has never taken a cent of the charity he has raised. He lives on 100 euro’s a month that he receives for retirement, and thankful for the fruit and bread people kindly leave him.  At 101 his strength endures, since a merry heart is like a medicine.

He enjoys visiting with those who pass by, and will often kiss the hand of little children, or those in his company. He always reminds those who will listen about God’s love, and that ” He is the only way”. This gentle old man touches the heart of all who encounter him. His life story inspired the documentary film ” The Silent Angel ” and also a website dedicated to his life’s work  Saint Dobry.

Although Dobri may be unaware, his kindness has been ” Tweeted”..  Matthew 23:12, declares that those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but those who are humble will be exalted. I believe Dobri is now being exalted for his steadfast love..

So if you ever chance to meet Dobri Dobrev, standing outside the St. Alexander Nevsky church of Sofia, please give him a big hug for me!

The good will is just and true. Everything in it is good. We must not lie, nor steal, nor commit adultery. We must love each other as God loves us.
— Dobri Dobrev

 

Water Project Update!

                                  You can be a part of providing clean water !

As some may know, I have been attempting to provide an RO system to the orphanage in India..

Praveen has spoken to a water treatment specialist in their city, explaining their situation.  I have heard good news of their findings, the RO system that will remove total dissolved salts and contaminants, can be installed at the bore well.

NewThis home of love is a busy place, they have children who live with them, and they also aid neighborhood widows and their children.

They hold Sunday school classes, and help children with their schooling. When funds allow they help the less fortunate in their church community.

Why is this project on my heart? I believe it will be of benefit to the home, and others who gather. They will save on the cost of purchasing bottled water for drinking.

The system will remove much of the limescale, so Praveen’s wife and mother will save on scrubbing 🙂

The cost of this project: large water filters are between 8,000 and 10,000 rupees.

Because an RO system wastes a good amount of water, they will be saving the rejected water for bathing and cleaning.  A container will be needed to store the filtered water at a cost of 3,000 rupees. After  Installation charges, the total projected cost given is 15,000 rupees. In U.S. currency this totals $233.76

I am thankful for the dear lady who has donated to this project, and I am half way there!

I understand with finances, not all can give.. but please share this project with others.

Sharing is giving 🙂 

 

 

 

Charity Update Africa and India

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I would like to thank the 2 ladies who gave from their heart, you are appreciated 🙂

image2670Great news has come out of Uganda, Andy has found a job at a garage.. This is an answer to prayer! as he was greatly discouraged, and can now start to establish a better life. Andy has lived on the streets from the age of 14, but was always kind to others, sharing what he had. This touched my heart, and with him and others in mind, I started this charity. Wasike is the man who took Andy in, and cares for other homeless children. I pray one day they will have a good career and not forget his influence of kindness.

 

 

 

She Is Blessed

Surprise welcome for Betty 🙂

Sister Betty is scheduled to return from her mission trip to Sierra Leone. It was also planned to hold a mission outreach in Lofa County, Liberia. The Betty Florence Foundation strives to bring life changing tools to several villages. The ministry is sharing the gospel, providing free education, digging wells, assisting with health care, teaching good hygiene practice, and helping to build places of worship.

If you or someone you know enjoys supporting missionaries who are very frugal, please keep Betty Florence in mind, and in prayer.

 

NewNow on to India! Praveen and the family were very grateful to receive aid this month for food, and needed supplies. I am still working on the clean water project. They draw water from a bore well, and do not have indoor plumbing, so my thought of a reverse osmosis system may not be the answer. I am attempting to raise funds to help them in converting the bore well into clean drinking water. This could save  the cost of  buying water, and scrubbing limescale from their pots 🙂

 

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The grow bags and seeds have really done well. Praveen’s father has enjoyed taking care of the plants, and gathering the reward of his labor 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

India Bibles 4Ministry partners with Pastor Yatham,continue sharing the gospel with those who would like to listen. They hold open air meetings, and many people have said Jesus Christ has changed their life. There are many challenges in India, and people often suffer from depression, and substance abuse. After hearing the gospel, they realize peace can be found. New converts are provided Bibles, and they are in short supply. Please consider supporting the ministry outreach of Pastor Yatham for Bibles.

Thank you for taking the time to read into the lives of my dear friends.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
~ Mother Teresa~

The gift of clean water

 

 

                       You can help provide clean water to an orphanage in India! 

 

I have read if you vacation in India, don’t drink the water! since even the municipal water should be filtered to be free from contaminates..

The orphanage in India does not have running water.. Most in rural India rely on carrying water from a nearby source, and many suffer from water-borne illness.. Humanitarian groups are involved to help bring clean water to children and family’s in many country’s. I believe this is a wonderful incentive, considering it can improve overall health, and even prevent death.

NewAt the orphanage, they carry water from a bore well that is on the property. This water is used for cleaning and bathing, but can not supply drinking water, for its high levels of TDS, it also produces heavy limescale, and can not be trusted to be free of bacteria.  They are blessed to have a source of water, but they must purchase water for drinking, and cooking.

 

They are all hard-working, and thankful for what they have. I believe having access to clean water would be a blessing to the family.

I am on a quest to raise the funds for a water treatment system. This would allow them to use bore well water making it safe for all household use. After some research I discovered if your water is high in TDS ( total dissolved salts) you need a reverse osmosis system.

If you would like to help this cause, please note that 100% is used for the family.

Please share the need, as it is also giving  🙂  ~ Colossians 3:17 ~