Pastor Yatham No Longer With Us

 

2 Corinthians 5:8

It is with a heavy heart I write that I received an email from Sunil Yatham, son of Jeevaratnam Yatham, to inform me he passed away in his sleep June 26, 2018.

Readers may remember Pastor Yatham in my updates for India outreach , with Rural Global Gospel Mission. Pastor Yatham’s widow Esther, and family ask for prayer.

My heart grieves, yet I know he is with the Lord. His heart was for missions, and sharing the gospel. He was always asking for Bibles and tracts to share with the lost souls of India. There is comfort for those who mourn in God’s word.

Philippians 1:23 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Revelation 21 3-5 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”  Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

Pastor Yatham will be missed..

This is a great reminder that life is short, and it is my hope your future is secure. If you have not ever considered what happens after death, please know it is something that needs to be on top of your bucket list..

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Bible tells us how to have everlasting life, although we die.. we are alive!

Romans 10:9-10 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

 

 

 

Smiles Across The Miles!

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Update From India and Pakistan

I would like to thank those who give to the children, your help is greatly appreciated!

The children of India are back to school, and enjoy their studies. They do not have an iPhone or gaming consoles, so their time is spent forever learning and playing!

The weather in India has been threatening, dust storms, heavy rain, and wind. The children have been blessed without sickness so far.

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Praveen and the family, have been helping children of widows, and making a difference! Educating and sharing Bible stories with them. Your help has enabled him to offer them snacks, soaps, and tooth brushes. This is something they truly enjoy receiving. When he is able, he also helps area widows who are in need. He would like to do more, but the home children must come first.

Jamil children

In Pakistan, Jamil is also caring for children who had no home. They are back to school, and in need of supplies, and clothing. Jamil rents a space to home school a number of children who are poor or orphans.

It is difficult in many country’s to care for children, because there is no government aid. There are government orphanages, but they lack the bonding and love that they can receive from having a home to call their own.

It is my hope that this children’s charity will grow.. I do not have the means for a charity coordinator, or methods used to grow. I ask that you share with friends and family who have an interest in children’s aid.  I appreciate the ladies who have been such a great help from the beginning. I pray you will be blessed for your cheerful giving.

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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.  🙂