Please Help David Fly!

 

 

Pastor David Kisaam­e has been awarded a scholarship to attend a pro-life training conference. Would you please share the need? 

David is passionate about saving children from abortion. He works with others at Iganga Pregnancy Center Uganda, providing counseling and aid.

David has been selected for a scholarship to attend the He­artbeat International conference in California. He is so excited to have been chosen for this event, and praying for resources to attend. He had to forfeit the 2017 conference in Chicago because he did not have the funds for airfare.

Heartbeat International is a network of pro-life pregnancy centers founded in 1971, and has grown to be the largest network in the world. Heartbeat has nearly 1,900 affiliated pregnancy help ministries. Including pre­gnancy medical clinics,resource centers,maternity homes,and adoption agencies in more than 45 countries.

The scholarship includes training, and the opportunity to connect with other pro-life ministries who are attending. The information learned during this conference can help improve working with those in crisis. Iganga operates without government funding, and depends upon donations. I am asking if you would please consider helping Pastor David Kisaame raise the money needed for his airfare. If you know of churches who help sponsor such a need, please let me know.

Please pray for the need to be met, and for safety to those who will be traveling and attending the conference. Please share the need with others in your social network.

Thank you 🙂

 

 

 

2017 Charity Wrap-Up!

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                                      Look what a few hands can do!

2017 was my second year at Pennies For Dreams! It has been wonderful helping others in need.

I first thank God for His blessing and care. And I thank Anna, Sherri, and Kathy. Not only for your donations throughout the year, but also for being helpful with suggestions and prayer. I also thank those who follow, read and share!

The total donations for 2017 was $650.00. I thank you, and the family’s who received your love, thank you!

The total disbursements for 2017 was $1,020.60. Every penny was given to family’s in need.

NewThe majority of donations went to the purchase of food, clothing, books, and household supplies for the  children’s home in India. Also money was sent via Western Union to help with needs.

 

win_20151202_07_19_45_pro-2 Pastor David of Uganda. He is part of abortion outreach, and has led many woman to choose life for their unborn. He also pastors a church, and runs an orphanage. He appreciates any assistance I can send.

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Pastor Yatham of India, received several Bibles throughout the year. As well as mosquito spray, and helpful items. He is part of Rural Mobil Gospel Missions. He aims to give each new believer a Bible, and is always in need of Gospel materials to hand out.

 

 

Our Loved Sister Betty Florence Betty Florence is an amazing woman, and spends most of her time as a missionary to Sierra Leone. I will soon be posting an update of the 2017 mission. Betty is very frugal with any support she receives. I am praying others will join in the cause.

img-20160213-wa0000Andy of Uganda was hired at a garage, and saved enough to move to Dubai. I was thankful he was able to find work. On occasion I send help when there is a great need.

 

I am hoping for another great year of helping others in need. I ask that you please share my blog with others who would find an interest in humanitarian aid. I do not have a charity coordinator, or publicity. Your help to spread the word is appreciated.

I hope this news brightened your day and touched your heart as it did mine. 🙂

 

 

 

A Time Of Reflection…

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Miracles can happen.. if you only believe

Many of you may be spending Christmas alone,with an aching in your heart.. Others may be surrounded by friends and family they cherish. There are also many who will spend Christmas in a shelter, or in an abandoned building, until they are told to move on.. There are others who celebrate this holiday for the gifts and indulgences, others only dream of..

No matter your situation, this is a time to reflect on a life that could be.. A time to open your heart to others.. Many only seem to remember kindness at Christmas as part of their obligation to society.. We can learn kindness comes in all forms, and do not even require money. If you are estranged from your family because of some long-lasting quarrel, there is no better time than now to set aside grudges. A kind word turns away wrath, and it is a challenge to be humble.. but it is worth the outcome. Time is short and we can not make amends after they are gone..

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I realize we do not know the true birth date of the babe born in a manger.. They gave Him the name Jesus.. Emmanuel “God with us”. I celebrate this day that is a matter of tradition among Christians, but each day celebrate His birth.  Some choose not to believe in the miracle of a babe born unto a virgin, who was chosen to save mankind from eternal destruction. If you open your heart, you will find that Jesus Christ will change your life.. He has never backed out of His promises.

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Jesus can turn your lonely days into a time of peace, surely with Him you are never alone. He is a God of restoration, who can help you repair broken places in your life. You may feel you can never turn back to the bridges you have burned, but this is not so with Him.. He builds new bridges, paths, and roadways.. As long as there is time on earth, we can not waste a moment of our lives. There is hope for a brighter tomorrow, because miracles happen every day.. some credit chance, or the hand of man.. I believe behind every miracle is the mercy of a loving God who looks upon mankind..

No matter your situation, this is a time of reflection.. your life may be one of happy reflection, and you see a bright future ahead. Others may be broken-hearted, and dismayed,feeling they are only existing instead of living.. It is my hope that everyone will receive their miracle this Christmas.. The greatest Miracle of all the babe in a manger, who grew to a man of thirty-three, and gave His life for me.

Thanks for reading, and I wish you a Merry Christmas 🙂

 

Giving joy to a child this Christmas!

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Giving joy to a child this Christmas!

You can help bring joy to a child this Christmas! Each year Praveen and his family gather with over 50 children, along with the elderly and widows. They share with those who would not otherwise have a Christmas meal, or gift.. This is a wonderful time of joy and laughter, how I wish I could be there in person. I have been blessed to read the stories and see the smiles captured by camera. The children in the home and others who attend Sunday school, sing Christmas carols. It is a day of rejoicing, and performing the skits they have practiced. They gather for Christmas dinner, that is prepared by helping hands within the church. After dinner Praveen and his family give gifts to the children, and clothing to the elderly and widows. Through the festivities, they always give thanks and praise to the One they are celebrating, who is Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. ~Matthew 1:18-25~

If you would like to be part of bringing joy to these children this Christmas, please donate. If you have no pennies to spare, please share the need anywhere you can. 🙂

It is my hope to send gifts and financial aid to the children’s home, since giving feels better than receiving!

 

 

Set Them Free- Modern Day Slavery

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We Must Be Their Voice

  I am not one who lends an ear to conspiracy theory’s, I make an effort to check facts. The truth of the matter is, all around the world people are being sold into slavery.. This is more than my heart and mind can wrap around..

Here in America where humanitarian laws are strict, people of all ages and races are being sold for sex trafficking and free labor.. the numbers are to great for agents to handle. [1] In Missouri, an alarming number of woman and children are missing. One  man sent out an alert, when he witnessed black vans scoping out public shopping centers. [2] Possibly this is related to the number of businesses involved in trafficking.

Recently I heard from Senator Richard.H. Black, about the open slave auctions in Libya..[3] At least two times a week they hold an open auction, where African-Americans are sold to the highest bidder.. In the Middle East young children are being sold to grown men, and it not because their wives are barren,these children are used for perversion.. I wish this was just another conspiracy theory I could ignore.. That I would not have to face this reality, because it is all so evil. [4]

We must lift our voices, and cry out for those who can not speak for themselves.. They are waiting to be rescued from their captors..Waiting to be united with their family members who like themselves, were taken. For many the thought of enduring life as they know it, ends in suicide. Woman commit suicide rather than live out the horror that awaits them, knowing they are to be used as concubine. Children are subjected to unspeakable acts, that darken their soul. Years of therapy are needed after they are rescued from the grips of their captors.

These atrocity’s are rarely spoken of on your nightly news, and often the rest of the world turns a blind eye to the subject.. The ones who speak out know first hand that slavery never ended. They are the small portion who were rescued from the sex trade, or subject to forced labor. Every day there are people being transported and sold into some form of slavery. Their captors use force and threaten to kill their family, if they try to escape. Christian woman and children are being publicly gang raped, tortured, and killed as message of power.

What can we do? If you are a believer, join other Christians around the world who are praying.. Telling others, and requesting intercessory prayer is helpful. A group called Exodus Cry , is one of many who are reaching out. [5]

The U.N. budget for peacekeeping effort reaches billions each year. You can be a voice for others by contacting the U.N. and pleading their cause. [6] U.N. Peacekeeping Effort.

Learn of events taking place in your community, contact your local senators if you believe trafficking may be an issue in your state.

We may not have the power to be a modern-day Moses, yet our effort as individuals can be multiplied ten fold. Please consider being a voice for those who can not raise theirs..

Thank you for reading, and caring  🙂

 

Sources:

[1] Missing in MO

[2] MO Trafficking

[3] Libya Migrant Auctions

[4] Saudi Child Trafficking

[5] Exodus Cry

[6] Contact U.N. Peacekeepers

 

 

 

Be Ye Thankful

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” In every thing give thanks” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

 

I can only speak for myself, but I have seen an increase in unthankfulness all around me. Children throwing tantrums, turning red in store isles.. Mothers leaving reviews for the  latest trend toys, irate at the inability to please, ruined their child’s birthday.. really? There was once a time when people were grateful for simply having basic necessities. Food, clothing, and a roof over your head was enough to make anyone count their blessings. In this new generation,many have all they need,and still want more.. Possibly a vacation to a third world country could change their outlook.. There was once a man who complained he had no shoes, until he met the man who had no feet..

When I am “wanting” things I don’t really need.. I have to remind myself to be thankful for what I do have, since many have far less. When the winter wind chills me, I think of the homeless who endure all weather. When I get tired of the same budget meals, I am reminded of those who eat from dumpsters. There are many things I am thankful for, and if you stop to think about it.. we can always find more..

Having friendship with Praveen and his family in India, has shown me that being thankful is a virtue to teach children early. My heart is touched when I see how thankful they are. Their faith is strengthened when they are in need, and find that God makes a way. I have learned valuable lessons from others who never lived with abundance, and are thankful for what they have at any given moment. This is not always easy I agree.. our flesh enjoys comfort, and at times life is downright uncomfortable.. If we practice being thankful it becomes easier every day.

          ~  I am wishing you a happy and thankful Thanksgiving~  🙂

 

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