Thursday, January 13, 2011

DIANA SCIMONE, ORLANDO, Florida Freedom Rally

Diana Scimone, of Born 2 Fly Project, will be here speaking but go over to her blog to learn more

FREEDOM FLYER FRONTJanuary 16th, 2011 1PM to 5 PM
FREEDOM RALLY at 3PM; ORLANDO RESCUE and RESTORE COALITION Facebook
Florida Abolitionist

FREEDOM FLYER BACK

I know many do not live in this area as I don't either but we can stand with them to STOP Trafficking and PRAY for this event and the results to do just this.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1-11-11 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

[source: SOLD Project]
Monday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Across the country, anti-trafficking organizations are hosting activities, from film screenings to training on community response efforts.
Because I have been involved with this special (heart) project since the weekend (in part) because I thought it may be related to this "issue", which is my vision and mission project here in Mexico to STOP this, I did not post this yesterday as I should have, but now have posted it on that day, so it will be on the right day. And I still do not have time to write about  NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY because of what I am currently involved with and am not at liberty to share, I am just linking you to two bloggers, who I follow and admire much for their dedication to do 'whatever' they can to STOP this from continuing and not one more victim. I would like for you to get to know them as well and pray or assist them in anyway. Thank you so much!


with Diana Scimone, Born 2 Fly Project 
(see button to the right)
My Photo

Julie Shematz from Beauty from Ashes™ Ministries 
My Photo


January 11th Freedom Walk and Freedom Fair

             CAST and partners lead local efforts to raise awareness during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month   For a second year, President Obama has once again proclaimed the month of January 2011 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In the proclaimation's opening paragraph, President Obama states: " Our Nation was founded on the enduring principles of equality and freedom for all....

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking


*please see the brief prayer request in my WFW and the children of a beautiful young couple lost and being deceived and join me by PRAYING




Friday, January 7, 2011

"AND SHE WENT OUT..."

Today, I am sharing a guest post from a dear sister in Christ, with the heart to serve Our Lord. 


I met Micey (Michelle Anderson) here when I did MISSION 4 MONDAY as a meme, and sporadically through Spiritual Sunday. I have seen her beautiful heart for the Lord through her service as a surgical nurse, right where she lives to those around her and in Haiti (two times and even extended her stay the last time)(it may be three times??? I should have asked her). 


Micey is currently preparing for a trip a lot further than Haiti...to Uganda... please PRAY for her and listen to your heart, in case God is speaking to you to GO to UGANDA with MICEY. I know from her Haiti trips that she takes the time to update us as she goes... here's a link to a slideshow to meet her and Haiti...
yes, Micey has the heart of a missionary and loves Jesus and the people she serves... she's going with PIONEERS (Michelle Anderson and her account information is on her right sidebar) 



(She emailed and asked me to update the 39 days to 66 days as God determines her steps) So without further ado... MICEY

Uganda in 39 days! 66 days

I’m so excited to start making serious preparations to go to Uganda! Today, I drove to Sarasota, Florida to begin the rabies vaccine series. Now don’t fret. They don’t give those injections in the stomach anymore. It was a small, painless injection in the deltoid muscle. I will go back next week for shot number 2 and 2 weeks after that for shot number 3. The most painful part of the vaccine is the cost in time and money. Why rabies? I’m going to be in the middle of nowhere, Uganda. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
I checked the tracking on the visa. So far it’s still at the embassy. It’s all good though because I trust Jesus to take care of all the details. I have made my list of things to do and pack and have begun to check things off. I need to buy a mosquito net tent because most of the weird African diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes or flies.
The next big thing I need to do is ask you if you would prayerfully consider making a small donation to help fund my trip. I need to raise approximately $1000 over the next 39 days. This will help cover the expense of actually being in Uganda – room + board, transportation. If just 100 people would donate $10, we could raise this amount in no time! Please join me on this trip. I would be so honored to have you along. I will write a post a day while I am in Uganda so you won’t miss any of the adventure! Thanks for your consideration! And of course prayers are most definitely coveted!
If you would like to help me get to Uganda, please click this Paypal link to donate. If you would prefer to send a check via snail mail, use the contact form above and I will provide my address. Thanks!
His… Michelle
these are no longer available from what I found
http://onceiwaslost.wordpress.com
http://haitishope.wordpress.com


UPDATE and why: UGANDA in 66 days (and counting on YOU, GOD and His divine steps)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"THE LEAST OF THESE" ~ JOURNEY UNIT CONTENT PAGE: American Bible Society

Journey Unit Content Page | Journeys | American Bible Society: DAY 1: PEOPLE


I started a 40 day JOURNEY today with American Bible Society (ABS) called "The Least of These". It has been offered to churches to start on January 16th... so I'm a little ahead of the church starting day. ABS has so many options available. I had started reading the full Bible at the beginning again but I wanted a plan that would challenge me in my MISSION purpose and serving "the least of these".  


Here is ABS description of this one: 


LEAST OF THESE \\
Poverty, war, famine, disease; there are a lot of things in this world that are unsettling. While the solutions aren’t always so clear to us, God’s Word can be a frequent reminder that everything is under God’s control and that in the end, he will bring justice to all who have been oppressed.



However there is also one on JUSTICE and POVERTY and individual concerns as well, like DEPRESSION, LONELINESS, ANGER, ANXIETY, PRAYER etc. with 7 day, 40 day, 100 day, ongoing choices[I highly recommend checking out BIBLE JOURNEYS under Bible Ministry with ABS]


DAY ONE for me on MY JOURNEY is PEOPLE!


So for TODAY INSTEAD OF JUST READING FROM GENESIS, which I had done earlier (chapters 22-24),I was able to go back and read Genesis 1 starting with verse 26 and 27... but READ more to REFLECT on "being made in God's image"

"Many have argued over what it really means to be “made in God’s image,” but at the very least, it indicates something profoundly significant about humans. To mistreat people is to forget this crucial fact: they are made in the image of God. This affects not only who we are, but how we behave.
These words in Genesis help us understand that each of us - every man, woman and child - bears God’s stamp. As we understand and live this out, our lives reflect the One who created us. Instead of oppressing others, we empower them; instead of standing idle, we get involved. We stand up for justice, speak out for the powerless, and love the unloved.
Why? Because we’re taking after our Father in heaven."

and RESPOND to a great suggestion ABS makes and their prayer:



"Build up a picture of what God is like. Every time you read the Bible, write down what it tells you about God, perhaps in a journal.
Lord, I look at the stars at night, and I wonder why you care about us. I look at the earth, and I wonder why you’ve been given us such immense responsibility. You are the ruler and yet you trust us to rule. You are amazing!" ~ ABS, JOURNEY, "THE LEAST OF THESE"

WHY NOT JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY?... or choose another... they're all great!!!

...and because I wanted to be up to date, I read up until DAY 7, which was CHILDREN (perfect for my MISSION or anyone) from the reading in Matthew 19:13-15

"Jesus also gives stern warnings about anyone who causes them to fall  into sin (18.6). The abuse, neglect, oppression and exploitation of and exploitation children can do exactly that: tripping them up and ensnaring them in sin, self-destructive behavior, shame, despair and rage.
It’s a rescue mission: go find them, save them from the hands of those who would exploit them,  give them what they need to flourish and, most of all, bring them into the presence of Jesus." ~ ABS, "The Least of These" ...
DAY 2: POWER; DAY 3:LITERACY; DAY 4:BODY; DAY 5:FOOD; DAY 6:TREE and
Journey Unit Content Page | Journeys | American Bible Society  DAY 7: CHILDREN

PRAYER for the CHILDREN: yours, mine, and others... each one matters to God! Thank You, LORD for these gifts from You, their joy and laughter, their energy and enthusiasm; their precious loyalty and love. Guard each on and protect them. Bring them each to the saving grace and knowledge of You as their Lord and Savior! Each of us as Your Children have been made in Your image. Thank You Lord!

Monday, January 3, 2011

PRAY FOR OUR SISTERS in the CONGO

Today (actually Thurs.) I was reading through and catching up in my Google Reader, my heart broke for these women that I don't even know... through a blog friend's post (that I have not visited for a long time), Sharon's Quiet Reflections, I came to be awakened to yet another horrific injustice...


I had to post this back a few days from when I actually read "I Can Not Forget" by Sharon and followed her link to WHEN WAR CAME but I knew that I had to share this here and read further about this dilemma.

This is appalling...WHY??? why is this allowed to go on... why? A BATTLE AGAINST BRUTALITY

“Since fighting began in August 1998, 5.4 million Congolese have lost their lives in the second deadliest conflict since World War II. Some 45,000 people die each month; children account for 47 percent of those deaths…Killing is routine. And so are sexual crimes against women and children. In Eastern DRC, the prevalence of rape and other sexual violence is described as the worst in the world. The situation is grim, complex and largely ignored by the Western world.” (American Bible Society)

I am so thankful for AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY! If you take the time to read any or When War Came
you will hear much about this wonderful woman...

Through Journeys, God’s Word can be delivered by SMS and a variety of other methods such as e-mail and audio.

I thank God for you Mama Jeanne, you are HOPE in the Congo for so many... and I agree with this article
GIVING ABUNDANTLY (where I borrowed your beautiful photo)... when John Walter writes:
"I smile when I realize I have seen a face of Christ." How very true!


PRECIOUS IN GOD'S EYES (each and everyone) how can these people be so forgotten? and we think our lives are complicated or we feel forgotten... does not even come close to these horrific stories. I plead with you to become aware and make others aware...take the time to read the stories of 7 who shared in WHEN WAR CAME ... and Sharon's Quiet Reflection where love and passion drive compassion to share from her heart for these sisters in Christ.


AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY ~ BIBLE SUNDAY

I truly do not have the words to share about this other than to ask you to PRAY and ask God to STOP this.
I have no idea how this nation can be called Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) because this is so far from democracy or JUSTICE!


"There is a desperate need for ABS and the Church in the West to sit up and take notice of what's going on in the region" Briggs says. "We're going to do all we can to help."

His promise to the Congolese: We will not forget you. ~ from American Bible Society(ABS), A Battle against Brutality



We can no longer close our eyes to what's happening in the world. Just taking time to read this or pray is taking time away from you, but it's a small sacrifice in comparison to what others are suffering.

*comments are closed so you take that time to read at least one of these links... and PRAY

Sunday, January 2, 2011

JANUARY is NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING MONTH!!!

January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day and on Monday President Obama proclaimed the month of January to be National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Part of the proclamation:



"...The victims of modern slavery have many faces. They are men and women, adults and children. Yet, all are denied basic human dignity and freedom. Victims can be abused in their own countries, or find themselves far from home and vulnerable. Whether they are trapped in forced sexual or labor exploitation, human trafficking victims cannot walk away, but are held in service through force, threats, and fear. All too often suffering from horrible physical and sexual abuse, it is hard for them to imagine that there might be a place of refuge.
We must join together as a Nation and global community to provide that safe haven by protecting victims and prosecuting traffickers. With improved victim identification, medical and social services, training for first responders, and increased public awareness, the men, women, and children who have suffered this scourge can overcome the bonds of modern slavery, receive protection and justice, and successfully reclaim their rightful independence.
Fighting modern slavery and human trafficking is a shared responsibility. This month, I urge all Americans to educate themselves about all forms of modern slavery and the signs and consequences of human trafficking. Together, we can and must end this most serious, ongoing criminal civil rights violation...."
Check out this great list of actionable items that you can do to help end human trafficking and slavery in 2010: http://www.endslaverynow.com/take_action.  There's something on there that every single person has the power to do.  Use this honorary month as motivation to lend a hand and get started!


[source: CCAHT]

wherever you are throughout the country, join us on 1-11-11 and wear white.


 and also SEE the list of WOMEN and CHILDREN with many more
in my sidebar here and my other blog

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DO THEY SEE JESUS IN ME?

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We were ALL made for a mission...God has a unique purpose & plan for everyone.
ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every Day...it'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!
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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.
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Choose one or all or any & you will be blessed!
or
I also have another MISSION: to PRAY, so you can visit our team blog, THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER over here
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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!

NO LONGER A MEME!

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 ONLY and I will NO longer be doing this as a "meme" for others to JOIN me and share!

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


MORE BELOW in my post "NO LONGER A MEME"

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!
WE WERE MADE FOR A MISSION!

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 a LIFE MESSAGE and
I hope to share that through what I post here. I will continue to update on ministries as I have and those in my sidebar.

THANKS MISSION4MONDAY PARTICIPANTS & READERS! Click here to see who participated in MISSION 4 MONDAY!



PRAISE the LORD for REPENTANCE in HAITI! Keep praying; get ready to repent in USA & WORLDWIDE

My dear friend Cathy sent me an email about this. This one is provided by SERMON INDEX of the LOVING HANDS Ministry in Haiti.

Tears of the Saints


I had "Tears of the Saints" from Acts1v8 on Vimeo.


You are the light of the world' –– Jesus talking to His disciples.

Are we being the 'salt and light' that we are called to be?

I needed to remove the Vimeo because it says for PRIVATE USE! It's still worth seeing and all of the others available through Mission Mobilizer. It looks like "Tears of the Saints" is no longer available.


So I have replaced it with this song by Leeland & YouTube by lkittycat






IN THE PAST HOUR:


1625 children were forced to live on the streets

1667 children died from malnutrition or disease

115 children became prostitutes

257 children were orphaned because of HIV/Aids.

It gets worse...

2 billion people in the world today have never ever heard of Jesus. 1% of missions financial support, goes to reaching those unreached people. 30,000 people starve to death every day.

*taken from the Vimeo "Tears of a Saint"