Sunday, November 30, 2008

PREPARATION for CHRISTMAS

I HAVE SO MANY IDEAS TO HELP YOU REALLY GET INTO THE HOLIDAYS!
TO HONOR JESUS CHRIST & HIS HUMBLE BIRTH!

I HARDLY COULD DECIDE WHICH TO POST IN THE "HUSTLE & BUSTLE" of CHRISTMAS.

WE HAVE SO EASILY FORGOTTEN THE MESSAGE JESUS CAME TO BRING TO MANKIND! IF WE HAD, HOW COULD EVENTS TAKE PLACE LIKE WE SAW THIS PAST WEEK..."BLACK FRIDAY", INDIA...

...SO I STARTED OUT WITH THE ONE THAT TOUCHED MY HEART FIRST! THEN THE NEXT ONES LISTED ARE MY TOP CHOICES IN CHRISTMAS TRUSTWORTHY PLACES TO GIVE AS HE GAVE! "PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD" is a song but also our PURPOSE!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I have written 7 different ones but Blogger only will post the beginning & ending even though my preview shows it all...I have checked the HTML, it's complete so  guess this is ALL. The other 7 are continued in the following post!
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Love well. Give wells. | 2007 Projects | 2008 Projects

People are dying from the lack of clean water. In fact, it's the leading cause of death in under resourced countries. 1.8 million people die every year from water born illnesses. That includes 3,900 children a day. The solution to this problem is directly beneath our feet. Drilling a fresh water well is a relatively inexpensive, yet permanent solution to this epidemic. $10 will give a child clean water for life. That's not an estimate. It's a fact. And here's another fact: Solving this water problem once and for all will cost about $10 billion. Not bad considering Americans spent $450 billion on Christmas last year. Our hope is that, by celebrating Christ in a new way at Christmas, the church can serve as the leading movement behind ending the water crisis once and for all.

Advent Conspiracy asks that every church and organization who participates in this program give at least 25% of their offering to the water/redistribution project of their choice. For three years, Advent Conspiracy has partnered with Living Water International to help solve this problem. Oh, and no money comes through Advent Conspiracy.

Learn more about LWI and donate here.

HAITI RELIEF PROJECT

Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Season

Four tropical storms and hurricanes battered Haiti in August and September—Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike. The storms killed more than 1,400 people, and flooding left nearly 1 million homeless or in dire need of help. The situation is desperate, and is getting little public attention in the outside world (read the full story here).

Many of the water wells in the affected areas were contaminated, buried under several feet of mud, or destroyed altogether. Areas where flood victims have been evacuated are overcrowded, and badly in need of safe drinking water.


The LWI Haiti team is doing all they can to repair wells in the hardest-hit areas—particularly in the devastated city of Gonaives. Shipments of parts are on their way, and with current resources, they will be able to repair nearly 50 broken-down wells in the next weeks.

But here's the thing: with more funds, the team would be able to complete projects on 100 additional sites in dire need of water. Each well costs about $3,000 and serves an average of 1,500 people, so every dollar counts. Please consider making a special gift for this relief project




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SO AS YOU "DECK THE HALLS" and "PREPARE YE THE WAY", please consider how you can support one of these great charities and show the real meaning of Christmas from a heart that's open to GIVING and BLESSING others..."the needs are great, but the laborers are few." The harvest is ready but it starts with YOU! Each one must reach one and we have been made
AWARE by the ADVENT CONSPIRACY this year GIVE PRESENCE not presents

WORSHIP FULLY
SPEND LESS
GIVE MORE
LOVE ALL

REMEMBER TO CONTINUE INTO THE FOLLOWING POST FOR THE OTHER 7 THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE & ALSO AT THE END OF THE 7 LINK UP WITH MR. LINKY!


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