Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents

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Seeing 11-year-old Ruby Kate helping senior citizens in a nursing home touched my heart..

So many elders spend their days alone looking forward to visits from friends or family, sadly for many there are none.. If you have spare time please consider volunteering at your local nursing home. Your presence can make so much difference in the lives of the lonely.

If you would like to read a touching story, please grab a tissue and visit Ruby Kate’s fund-raiser.

 

Three Wishes For Ruby

Giving Joy This Christmas

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Give yourself the joy of giving this Christmas!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love to give and it is the season of good tidings and great joy.

All across America we see organizations who gather to bring food and gifts to the less fortunate, but in India and Pakistan I do not know of any.

Christmas at the orphanage in India is a special time to gather for a meal with the widows and their children. Praveen and his family cook a meal for everyone and give gifts of clothing, hygene products, and tiffin boxes for school. It is a joyous time for the children because they do not receive gifts throughout the year as other children do. The children share their talents by performing song and dance, and they share the story of the birth of Christ.There are over 50 children who attend along with other needy elderly and widows. Please consider donating to this celebration. Please share the need with others who enjoy giving to spreed Christmas cheer.

In Pakistan Jamil is also gathering with area children who are in need. Jamil and his family give gifts of food, clothing, and toys to the children who attend their Christmas celebration. Jamil has contacted me and relayed he would need $100.00 to reach their goal for the Christmas celebration. Please consider donating to his cause.

I hope you all have a Christmas filled with happiness and warmth. I pray you will gather with others and share the gift of love. It is the one gift we can all give that would cost us nothing, yet is the greatest gift of all!

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The One Common Thing All Happy People Absolutely Do

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Guest post by Joshua Infantado founder of Becoming Christians

Have you seen people who are just so happy? When you see these people, it seems that they are just glowing with energy, life, and hope.

Now, you might wonder what makes these people happy.

Do you know that there’s one common thing that all happy people do? This one thing is something that is indispensable in their lives. In fact, I would venture to say that without doing this one thing, happiness would never last. You might be happy for some time, but it will wane after a few days or weeks because this one thing is neglected.

Do you want to know what this one thing is? Let me tell you. The one common thing ALL happy people do is to give.

Yes, you read that right. How can such as simple four-letter word help you achieve not just happiness, but also joy in your heart?

Let me explain.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life (Galatians 6:7-8).

This is one of the most important universal and spiritual laws that you should always remember: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

Now, why am I telling you this? It is because when you give, you are sowing happiness. You are sowing goodness. You are sowing blessings.

Giving is such a remarkable act of kindness that has a unique way of making the giver happier than the receiver.

That’s why it is not difficult to see why Christ said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

If you really want to be happy, make other people happy. You can give not just money, but also your talent, knowledge, time, and energy. When you make other people happy, happiness will eventually find its way back to you!

There’s no doubt: the happiest people on earth are the most generous people. The best thing about being generous is that you will never run out of blessings to share.

Notice what the wisest human king of Israel mentioned:

There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty.
THE GENEROUS SOUL WILL BE MADE RICH,
And he who waters will also be watered himself (Proverbs 11:24-25).

Well, human nature will tell us otherwise. It will never agree that giving leads to happiness. When we look at our society today, they are geared towards the way of getting rather than the way of giving.

They thought that having more will make them happy. Thus, they spend their whole life chasing the wrong stuff and filling their hearts with material things. However, by the end of the day, they still feel empty.

No wonder we see a miserable and sad world!

Don’t fall into the trap of believing that the more you have, the happier you’ll become. God shows us how to be happy, joyful, and blessed. We can only achieve that by giving ourselves to others and serving them.

So if you want to be happy, give. It is one of the best investments you’ll make in your life!

Author Bio:

Joshua Infantado is the founder of Becoming Christians, a website dedicated to helping people live a life pleasing to God. He currently lives in Davao City with His wife, Victoria and son, Caleb. Visit his website and get a chance to download his free eBook, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Christians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Is Here

  Offering a home..

Providing knowledge for a brighter future..

Teaching moral values while they are young.. 

Not forsaking orphans and widows..

Feeding the hungry..

Gifts of kindness..

Nurturing strengths and talents..

Counseling for broken hearts and inner wounds..

I am thankful to those who have given to the India Home.. You help love grow 🙂

 

 

 

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.

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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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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 🙂 

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!