Mudlarks

Mudlarks: By Anna Waldherr of A Lawyers Prayers

A Lawyer's Prayers

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Photo: Poverty in India (CC0 Public Domain)

“Mudlarks” was a 19th Century term for street children who survived by scavenging amid the mud along the River Thames.  A British film titled The Mudlark (1950) told the fictional tale of how one such child – a boy named Wheeler – supposedly found his way into Queen Victoria’s presence [1].

The speech below is attributed to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in the film.  In view of prevailing conditions today, the words retain their poignancy and power.

Some 15 million children still live in poverty in the United States, a billion worldwide [2][3].  Two million children die annually from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia because of a lack of basic medical care.  Over 44 million have been aborted legally in the United States alone [4][5].

“The House of Commons may be a strange place to discuss the conduct of a mudlark. …

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The Heart Of A Father

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The love of a child can melt even the strongest of men

Happy Fathers day to all the men in the world who have been dedicated to their children.. You never know the potential inside a mini you! Lead by example, because they are always watching.. Forever learning, wanting to be just like dad. For the soldiers who long to tuck their children in bed at night.. For the aching in their hearts to hold their loved ones tight.. You are a hero in their eyes, and ours. Thank you for your service.

Teshuah Tea~ Rescuing Girls!

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The stark truth is that the sex trade industry is not always voluntary.

All over the world, children are being forced into sexual slavery. Many are targeted who are from broken homes, or living on the streets. Sadly, some children are sold by their own parents who should vow to love and protect them.

What can you do to help rescue children, even from one corner of the world at a time? Drink tea! yes, I said it.. Teshuah Tea is devoted to rescuing young woman from the forced sex trade. Every time you purchase tea or hand-made gifts, you are helping!

Please take the time to watch the interview that can be found on their website,under the our mission tab. Grab a tissue, and prepare your heart before doing so.. it was difficult to watch. Yet the bitter-sweet of it all, is that lives are being changed, and awareness is being raised. Darkness is dispersed when anyone shines the Light.. we can make a difference in the world! A mountain can be moved if we all grab a rock hammer.

Please visit Teshuah Tea   and share their passion with friends and family.

Thank you.

 

Grateful Memorial

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Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”  ~ Author Unknown

The greatest Memorial to a fallen soldier, is standing up for the freedom they gave their life fighting for.. We can never forget the cost, nor can it ever be counted.

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” ~ Thomas Campbell

My heart goes out to those who have served our country. Some returned in a flag draped coffin, and others an empty shell.. I pray for peace within, as they fight to live all over again..  Thank you for your service.

 

A Royal Wedding

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Although I am very happy for the bride and groom, I can not say I have faithfully followed the news of the royal wedding. Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle seem to be the talk of nations, it is the perks of being royalty.

Maybe I should not feel this way, but when I see extravagant gatherings it grieves me. since there are so many poor that could be helped with all the money spent on an event. It has been said, today’s wedding held at Windsor Castle will exceed £32million. This does not include a bottle of 10,000 dollar whisky, created by Royal Salute, in honor of the Prince and his bride. It was an exquisite gift, being limited edition crafted in American oak casks. I cringe at the thought of 10,000 dollars being filtered through their kidneys!.

I am sure this will a day the world will remember. I was delighted to see that Prince Harry and Meghan, requested that wedding gifts be made in the form of contributions to selected charity’s. This was the icing on the lemon and Elderflower cake for me!

I pray God will bless their beautiful union, as I await my royal wedding. It has been paid in full, and until that day I strive to keep my garment from spots or wrinkles, and oil in my lamp.  ~Matthew 25:6~ 🙂

 

 

To Amazing Woman!

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You do not have to give birth to a child to be a mother!

Children are a blessing from God,and it requires strength and commitment to raise them. There are many mother figures in the world, who dedicated their lives to raising children who are loved as their own. I am thankful to the woman of the world who have shown love to a child.. From the broken and abused, to the abandoned and motherless.. I am thankful for the mothers of the world who raised their children to the best of their ability in a loving home, without abuse and neglect. Sadly many woman do not feel an obligation to put their child ahead of their own desires, leaving other woman to fill that void. My heart is filled with joy when a family adopts a child, offering love and hope for their future. I have great respect for Kerrthi and Ester of India, who raise many children in their home, the work load must be daunting. The respect and hugs they receive are their reward. I am blessed to have a wonderful mother who I am very greatful for. Cheers to all those who have mentored a child! You may never know the difference you made in their lives.

Happy Mothers Day! ~  Psalm 127:3

 

Playing God

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Who decides the value of life?

I know this is a subject highly debated by some, but I am simply bumfuzzled by this way of thinking.

In America a woman can abort a “fetus” up to moments before delivery if she chooses. When the state does not allow late-term procedures, they will refer them to another clinic. If that same woman were to deliver at home or in a college dorm, and the child died, she would be charged with manslaughter. The defense could be stated that she did not want the child, it makes no difference. Only licensed doctors can legally end life. If the same child were to have a medical condition and she did not seek proper treatment, she would be charged with neglect or possibly manslaughter if the child were to die as a result. Yet once in the hands of the hospital, they now have the right to play God. Many parents have been charged with medical neglect because they do not agree with the decisions of their doctor. Whether it be medications or vaccinations, you no longer have the right to decide what is best for them, because you don’t hold their degree. Parents have had a child sent to foster care because they would not give them drugs prescribed for mental conditions. Parents have fought the medical establishment over the right to refuse vaccinations. While others fight for their child to receive medical treatment that could save their life. In London, the Human Rights Counsel has the last word. Infant Charlie Guard was refused life support, and the option to be treated elsewhere, he died July 28, 2017. Infant Alfie Evans died April 28, 2018 after having life support removed. In both cases the government decided if the child would receive treatment, or if it was ethical to sustain life. There are cases where a hard decision must be made, and I am not referring to anyone who has faced that decision.

I am sure there are many cases like this, but one comes to mind. A young man received a brain injury and in deep coma. Doctors advised his mother, that even if he were to awaken there would be little brain function. The diagnosis was grim, and she was advised not to continue life support. Refusing to give up, she sat with her son every day. Reading scriptures, praying, and speaking encouraging words to him. People would often ask why she bothered, since he could not hear. Doctors continued to suggest he be taken of life support, but she refused. On New Years eve, a shift nurse was doing her rounds, and was not happy to be there. She was cursing at him, and saying if not for him, she would be at the party. One glorious day, he did awaken out of the coma. Before leaving he spoke to the shift nurse who was cursing him. He told her everything she had said in the room that New Years Eve. The Color drained from her face, and she was speachless. Not only could he hear a mothers prayers, and her fight for him, but also the negative scoffing of those who did not believe in chance. The young man had full brain function, and compleatly recovered. God can change any circumstance if one has faith that He can. Why not allow God to decide who lives or dies? I believe it comes down to the fact that so many do not believe He created life. Therefore only the strong survive, making it survival of the fittest. This belief puts man in place of God.

Smile’s All Around!

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You may not think a toothbrush and paste sound like an exiting gift, but for the children of India, it brings a SMILE!

 

7Praveen and his family are thankful for a special day. Over 50 children gathered for food and fun!

Investing in a child has many rewards. Praveen and his family take in children who have no home, but also reach out to children of widows, and the poor.

 

Children are the reason I started a charity blog, and hope to one day help more in need.  Showing a child they are loved, and encouraging them to achieve their dreams, can make a difference in their life.

1I thank those who have joined me in helping Praveen and his family.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Time To Celebrate!

 

The children of India and Pakistan will not awaken to baskets full of candy and toys, indulging in chocolate marshmallow bunny’s and colored eggs.. They will share the day with family, and the less fortunate.. Celebrating the life of Jesus, in country’s where their belief is not welcomed.. They gather what they have to share with others who walk to their home and enjoy a Resurrection Sunday meal.

There will be singing, and sharing a word of hope with many who had nothing to bring.. Children and widows who have no means of support are welcomed and made to feel like one of the family. In a world where they are considered outcasts, they gather in His name, and welcome the heavy-hearted, and those who have much burden. It is a time of rejoicing, and counting of blessings, and the candy and toy’s are traded for so much more..

You may celebrate in your own way, but no matter how you gather, I hope it is a day filled with love and great joy. I see my friends with so little, how they find enough peace and joy to share with so many.. and it makes my heart smile.  🙂

 ~ Matthew 11:28-30 ~ Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Jamil~ Sharing Love In Pakistan

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Would you help these children prosper?

I have known Jamil for several years and he is no stranger to persecution. Through it all he has risen above it, and continues to help the children who have no one to care for them.

Any country you visit has its share of orphans, but they are handled differently. There is an estimated 4 Million orphans in Pakistan, with very few rules to protect their well-being. Caring citizens are needed to protect the rights of children in Pakistan. Homes are not governed by a welfare system, anyone can take in children and claim orphanage status.. without truly caring for them. The orphans of Pakistan face the same challenges as other country’s. Being sold for labor,sexual gratification, and face neglect. There are no laws enforced to ensure orphans receive basic education, food, or health care. Jamil has been providing care and education for children to the best of his ability. Funds to care for the children do not come from the government. Jamil relies on the aid of donations and income he receives through labor. Jamil has been facing hardship and is reaching out for help to care for the children. There is a planned event in March for the children to receive clothing and basic necessities. If you would like to be a monthly supporter, or give a one time gift, please do. Your donation will help provide food, clothing, and education. If you would like to give to Jamil directly, please leave a comment and I will share how this is done.

Please share the need with others in your circle..  Thank you 🙂