Monday, December 31, 2007
A Prayer for you
May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Work of Christmas Begins
"When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples,
to make a little music with the heart…
And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins.
-- Howard Thurman, adapted
Monday, December 24, 2007
It is Christmas, a time of wonder and joy. It is less commercialized here. We are not inundated with Christmas carols and songs so when the choir sings it is special; the songs are associated with the birth of Our Savior. God gifted us with His Son who became a light for the nations. Much darkness still abounds but the light flickers on and continues to show us the way. May we be sources of light for each other. May your Christmas with loved ones be the best ever and filled with wonder and joy.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
The Declaration, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, set out a list of 30 Articles describing fundamendal human rights and freedoms for everyone. Haiti adopted these rights so they are on the books. Sadly, the reality here is quite different. Join us in praying and working for a more just society in Haiti. It is our conviction that the children we help today will be tomorrow's leaders able to make the necessary changes to benefit all Haitians.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
This is Jackson with his first pair of new sneakers. We're trying to get the kids ready for Christmas and are starting with those children who have no shoes or have never had a new pair. Actually, these are too large for him but those are the ones he wanted AND he will grow into them.