Here are some sites worth your investigation
Sy brings to your attention a variety of worthy ministries and
items of personal interest—and concern. We don’t want your money--but they do, and they are worthy of your consideration and investment…
WATOTO: "Please help a child soldier slave recover from the horrors of genocide...rescue one of the millions of AIDS orphans, and help HIV infected parents live to raise their children...restore and raise up a new generation of leadership in Africa!"
ECPAT: Their acronym says it: End Child Prostitution And Trafficking! Human slavery is a global nightmare, especially the sex-ploitation of kids. Find out what you can do to rescue these who depend on outside intervention! Please also see the awesome efforts of the ministry A21('The A21 Campaign'). Your support could make such a difference!
Smile Train: Their mission: doctors travel globally to correct facial deformities in children. Give a kid dignity and a new lease on life!
Christian Blind Mission International: For years, CBMI has labored in the developing world with a two-fold mission: ending preventable blindness AND help those whose vision has been impaired.
Heifer Project: Feed the needy in a very cool way: Your gifts pay for a goat or cow for a family…providing them with milk & cheese, plus offspring…and the gift keeps giving. Find out more about this cost effective and proven practical solution!
Voice of the Martyrs: Every year hundreds of thousands are persecuted for the ‘crime’ of faith in Jesus. Find out what you can do to encourage the ‘suffering Church’—if it were you in need, you’d be hoping someone cared!
Rock On with Steiger: Alternative global music ministry that ‘brings Christ to the darkest corners of society’. Vampire dungeons; post punk festivals and head banger clubs: just your typical Steiger ministry day.
Be Broken: This is the site for those who struggle with sexuality with various services and resources for them and their families.
Safe Families: This site offers invaluable tools to aid in addressing online pornography: training for churches, help for sexual strugglers and ways to better protect your family!
Do You Fly A Lot?
I’ve found these free/non-subscription sites useful in my travel planning:
- About Airliner Safety
- Airline Quality
- Airline Seating Maps: Seat Guru or Seat Expert
- Airline Industry News: Airliners.net or Air Wise
- Weather Forecasts: NOAA OR Intellicast
Preparing, just in case: Ok, no one wants to think it could happen… but we live in a volatile age with weapons of mass destruction available. Hoping it doesn’t happen is just wishful thinking, especially since history proves humans tend to always eventually use our most potent weapons. Thinking ‘God won’t let it happen’ is not a good bet either: History proves that God allows all manner of war and death. Don’t give me that lame excuse: ‘Why bother, no one would survive’. That’s just irresponsible and another form of denial. People always survive. But you can survive better and help others around you, if you do what you can to be informed and prepared. Blame the Boy Scout in me. Wanna know more? Check out these sites:
Check out this link for important insights and preparatory information regarding the Bird Flu and other related concerns: SurviveTheFlu.com
One More Thing
if you are not ready to die today and face God, then I would suggest making things right with God: by believing that Jesus is God’s Chosen One to cleanse you from your sins. You can’t earn your way to Heaven, but Christ’s sacrifice rescues you. Turn away from your path of destruction. Return to God and surrender yourself to Him, embracing what Jesus has done for you. You who are far from God, can now be reconciled with Him…that’s the Good News!
** Note that mentioning or referring to other organizations, sites or resources, is not an automatic endorsement of their services and content. Please always use discretion when making personal disclosure, especially when seeking assistance through online or self help services. ____________________________________________________________
“Treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated” –Jesus
“Do good to those who cannot pay you back. In doing so, you will be acting you’re your Father in Heaven, who sees, and who will reward you.” -Jesus
“Remember those who are suffering, as though you were with them. When you serve the least of these, my brothers, you are serving Me’. –Jesus
“I have come to save that which was lost” -Jesus
“Historians will conclude that we of the 20th Century had the genius to create a great civilization…but we lacked the moral wisdom to preserve it” - A.W. Tozer
“We shall never save civilization as long as civilization is our main object. We must learn to want something else even more”
- C.S. Lewis
“If you want to know what a collapse of a civilization looks like, you are in one”
- Robert Bork
“Stop bitching and start a revolution”.
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people should you be? You ought to live ‘set apart’ for God and his purposes, and living upright lives that please God, looking forward to the day of His coming judgment of the earth. -2nd Peter chapter 3