Thursday, July 30, 2009


ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every a lifetime experience!

Welcome to MISSION 4 MONDAY!
We were made for a mission!

This is where we share MISSIONS that have been placed on our hearts or in our lives. For God has given each of us a purpose & a unique plan to fulfill.

If you a new to Mission4Monday, please click here for more info .

A very special thanks to those of you (you know WHO you are) that faithfully have posted a MISSION4MONDAY whether you remember to link or not I appreciate it and if you are a regular and I notice, I have been linking you to MR. LINKY! which will now be MckLinky with Brent Riggs
Thank you for placing the button on your posts, I so appreciate it! YOU each have presented FABULOUS ideas weekly!

NEW FORMAT for MISSION 4 Monday: I no longer will be using the MR. LINKY for M4M. The reason is not due to lack of participation because the QUALITY of those that do participate is SUPERB! It isn't the quantity but the quality!!!
Thanks to the new MckLinky blog & link (mentioned above), we should be good to go thankfully!

If and when the Linky isn't up or doesn't work
or even if you don't understand how to do it:
I am asking each of you to write in the COMMENTS for now:

1) your BLOG name and the date of the post
2) your POST title just like you include in the Mr. Linky with your name, it's a permalink.
if you are particiapting & posting a MiSSION 4 MONDAY!

Be creative do it like a promotion for your MISSION!
Thank you for this!

Denise @ Shortybear's Place

Michele @ Michele's Morsels Bee lieve You Can

Micey @
Thoughts & Confessions of a Girl Who Loves Jesus

Up to day 3 on her Nicaraguan trip today

Sherry @ The Journey Back
Amazing Graze Mazes, Messes, Miracles

Participant in the very beginning, but unable to currently blog actively. Yet she still has much good material to read in her previous posts along her sidebar. Choose one & be blessed!

Nancie @ More than Conquerors

I recently discovered another excellent writer and I know his story will bless you but you need to go back to the beginning of his story. He now has it available as a pdf in his sidebar.

Peter @ When I am Weak, He is Strong
The beginning of his story is here:

Maybe YOU ARE NEW today! Again...WELCOME ... If you are new just leave this info in the comments: your first name, your blog name, the title of your post or URL (that's the part that starts with http://.....and ends with the title of that post)
permalink of that post.

On May 18th, 2009 this new participant joined us:

Be sure to visit this blog each week!

FROM NOW UNTIL MID JULY - AUGUST, this will need to run itself by you sharing your info here in the comments. I will not be posting a new Mission 4 Monday until then due to travel & disconnection of internet services.

Please DO NOT STOP sharing missions, it is very important!

This blog was started as a place to unite and recognize that each week there are "missions" being done and people concerned about missions at home and throughout the world & many needs in our communities. We need to be aware & share!

May God continue to bless your hearts and mission and YOU!

Thank you for sharing here!

This week, I am linking up with MckLinky, a new version to link up. So just fill in your blog or website or your name & then your URL (link of the post you want us to view) as your MISSION this week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Blessings to ALL! Readers & Participants!

It is with a heavy heart that I will no longer be hosting "memes"!
So Mission 4 Monday will still exist as my blog but I will no longer be doing this as a "meme" for others to JOIN!

I truly believe that each one that has participated shared GREAT MISSIONS!

Somehow Denise "keeps on keepin'on" and comes up with some outstanding ways that anyone of us could serve in MISSION work right where we live are...she even came up with her own FOCUS on MISSIONS, where she shares some Missionaries out in the field. Great idea, Denise! So I hope that you will continue to visit her and any on the list in my previous posts.

DENISE, I award you with the SUPER MISSION 4 MONDAY award! Take the button as a token that "we are made for a mission" and you live that out each week @ Shortybear's Place!

Thank you ALL for participating when you were able & sharing your mission & heart with us!

I still believe that each one of us "were made for a mission" and an opportunity crosses our path each week to serve others as a MISSION. Open your eyes & see the needs around us!

I still believe in the great value & worth of sharing MISSIONS!

I still believe that you do not have to be a missionary "sent out in the world" to be a missionary.
Your home, your neighborhood, your community is filled with needs to be met with the passion & compassion of Jesus Christ. One day a week or month, take the time. It may be the first "short term" mission that God moves in you & touches others with His love.

I still believe "all" that Rick Warren shared in "The Purpose Driven Life" especially Purpose #5!

I still believe that I will continue to share MISSIONS put on my heart right here.

"God has given you a Life Message to share..."

and I know that HE gave me
I hope to share through what I post here.
I will continue to update on ministries as I have and those in my sidebar.


Monday, July 20, 2009


STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global movement working to combat the fastest growing global crime, people trafficking. Around the world men, women and children are being treated as commodities—something to be bought, sold, & enslaved.

- People are trafficked for sexual exploitation, sweat shops, domestic service, child brides, circuses, sacrifice, forced begging...
- 1 person is trafficked across borders every minute; equivalent to filling 5 Jumbo jets every day & a trade that earns twice as much worldwide revenue as Coca Cola

STOP THE TRAFFIK has more than 1000 member organisations in 50 countries & a grass roots following of ordinary activists around the world. Some of us sign petitions, wear symbols of the campaign, spread the message, and some of us show our support through adapting our lifestyles.

We believe that when people act things change.

Join us today to STOP THE TRAFFIK and Unlock Freedom ...
City: GLOBAL Coalition
Country: United Kingdom

What is people trafficking? Tricking or forcing someone to leave their homes, Moving them to another place, in their country or to another country and Exploiting them and using them as slaves. Stop The Traffik is a global coalition of over 900 organisations in 50 countries.


"The greatest and most shameful regrets of history is always about the truth we failed to tell."
—Haugen 2005

    to be deceived or taken against your will, bought, sold and transported into slavery for sexual exploitation, sweat shops, child brides, circuses, sacrificial worship, forced begging, sale of human organs, farm labour, domestic servitude.
    where family members and friends deceive parents to release their children or sell themfor as little as $20 each, selling them on to local gangmasters or serious organised international trafficking rings.
    growing. 2–4 MILLION men, women and children are trafficked across borders and within their own country every year. More than one person is trafficked across borders EVERY MINUTE, which is equivalent to five jumbo jets every day. a trade that earns twice as much worldwide revenue as Coca Cola.
    where victims usually suffer repeated physical abuse, fear, torture and threats to families to break their spirits and turn them into saleable commodities. a person can be sold and trafficked many times.

Friday, July 17, 2009


JULY 17th

posted late...but WHAT IS JUSTICE in God's eyes?
Let's make it part of our mission!

24 But let justice roll down like waters,

and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

AMOS 5:24

"Get involved

Be the face of justice

Use your voice

Use your resources"


[for more info

follow the link

just click on it]

See MOCHA CLUB blog here

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Praise Report but Still Need Prayers for Project Rescue

THANK YOU FOR PRAYERS!!! Here is an update from previous prayer request post from my email from PROJECT RESCUE!

Dear Friends,

We wanted to send you an update on the prayer request we sent out a few weeks ago. The little 11 year old girl ("Tina") that we were praying for has been released by her mother and has been moved out of the brothel into a safe school for girls! We continue to pray for a safe transition and that the Lord will keep his hand on Tina's life and will bring other young ones out of the brothel and into a safer place. We also pray that the Lord will open doors for the mothers of these little ones to leave the brothels and find new life in Christ.

Below is a reflection from one of our Project Rescue colleagues working in Tina's hometown.

"Tina moved into her new home today.
³Behold, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation" (IICor 6:2)
I read this last night as I prayed for today's trip to the brothel. I feltGod telling me to relax and to get good sleep, that the prayers of manyothers were going to carry His plan through. Despite the sense ofheaviness, I slept.
I awoke to a hot dusty morning and began to pray, and the statement was onmy mind-- Today is the day of salvation. Instead of fearing disappointment,I knew God was asking me to believe in faith, and I wrote it in my journaland asked God to have His perfect will in Tina¹s life today. For the firsttime H (another worker) could not come, and I headed to meet colleagues at our usualmeeting place near the RLD alone. Together we walked down the busy streetto the brothel was the longest walk of my life...but with eachstep I heard it louder: Today is the day of salvation. Not for anyoneelse's glory but God's.

We arrived at the doorway and greeted the ladies. A few steps up Sunita (the girl's mother) was sitting, her makeup done nicely and her hair done up in a fancy knot...shewas clearly going somewhere. She motioned us upstairs and inside was Tinain a cute dressy outfit, glowing with excitement, pulling her few thingstogether-- some soap, a toothbrush, a couple outfits. Her mother lovinglyoiled her hair and braided it perfectly. And there, waiting for us uponarrival was another little lady from the brothel next door with her 3children sitting around her. She told us that she wanted to send herchildren with us, but the most urgent was the little five year old girlsitting next to her. This young mother, Doma*, told us she had paid foreach of her kids to stay in hostels, only to find out they were abused andneglected. She asked hundreds of questions like, "Is there a guard at thehome?" and "Do they really go to a good school?" and THEN she brought her"husband" in, introduced us, and explained all the reasons why she shouldsend the kids with us. She asked if she could come with us and see the homeWithin 20 minutes we had several mothers and 10 children who are needing ahome. The ONLY problem is that Tina has taken up the last spot in the girls'home, so there is only the home for boys. I looked over at Doma's little 5year old, Pooja* and...well, something will be done about the lack of agirls' home, I am sure of that. There was only room for 8 in the vehicleand we already had 7, so we assured Doma that she could come see the homenext week, but we allowed little Pooja to take the trip with us today.Before anyone could change their mind we said, "Let's go!" and made abeeline down the street for the vehicle.

Before I knew it I was crammed in a jeep with 5 ladies and two girls. Tinagot motion-sick and vomited everywhere, and Pooja fell asleep in my lap. Isat there with Pooja in my lap thinking, This has got to be my best day inIndia so far. We drove the hour to the home and took time to get Tinasettled in. The other girls welcomed her and chatted with her, we had asnack, and then it became time to leave with Sunita. This was when Tinarealized she was saying Goodbye to her Mamma, and stood at the gate intears, waving goodbye. My colleague watched and said, "She will be miserablelike this all week, but then she'll never want to leave".
I PRAY that it is so.I PRAY that the buzz of excitement about our "boarding schools" continues.I PRAY that Tina feels the love and the peace around her even tonight.I PRAY that even as she misses her Mamma, she remembers she is safe.I PRAY that she learns quickly that God is her loving father who will neverharm her, leave her, or let her down.I PRAY that God's first rescue through us will be a tale of Hisfaithfulness, and will result in MANY girls' lives--healed and whole.

Seeds had been planted.Those seeds were watered by the prayers that went before me today.Those waters broke a dam of Spiritual darkness over the darkest of prisons.May the floods of HOPE continue to flow in that place till EVERY woman knowsand tastes of eternal freedom.

Thanks to your intercession, the waters are flowing. Thank you."
We truly value and appreciate your prayers. They are moving mountains!

David and Beth Grant

* For 1st post of the URGENT Prayer Request please go here or scroll down.
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We were ALL made for a mission...God has a unique purpose & plan for everyone.
ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every's a lifetime experience!
This is where we share MISSIONS that have been placed on our hearts or in our lives. For God has given each of us a purpose & a unique plan to fulfill.
If you are new to Mission4Monday, please click here for more info.
A very special thanks to those of you (you know WHO you are) that faithfully have posted a MISSION4MONDAY whether you remember to link or not I appreciate it and if you are a regular and I notice, I have been linking you to the LINKY!
You are welcome ALWAYS to leave in the current comments a link to anything you share MISSION wise.
Thank you for placing M4M button on your posts, I so appreciate it! YOU each have presented FABULOUS ideas weekly!
Micey also has been to Haiti and shared. Please pray for Micey. Once again she has returned to help in Haiti!
Lots going on over here at a mission field at home in the USA. PRAISE GOD & continue to pour out blessings on Auto Mission & Sherry w/Cowboy.
Nancie was a participant in the very beginning, but unable to currently blog actively. Yet she still has much good material to read in her previous posts along her sidebar of a worldwide health mission.
New blogger that shares MISSIONS at times:
Here's a current post she shared.
Choose one or all or any & you will be blessed!
I also have another MISSION: to PRAY, so you can visit our team blog, THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER over here
Mission 4 Monday sadly ended last year as a meme, but I continue to share here and I know others also share various MISSIONS, especially the people above. Check them out!!! Encourage and perhaps join us.
Since my life is a MISSION, I share whenever I can. There are many of you, who do community involvement/church events, volunteer opportunities or know missionaries that you could share to motivate others. Motherhood and Homeschooling are MISSIONS and callings!!!
Each of these are MISSIONS and important to encourage others.
If you are doing something or share someone's MISSION on your blog, please leave your info in the comments anytime! Hopefully others will notice & come visit. THANKS!