Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"SPANISH WITH A MISSION"

Different times, on my blogs as I have done elsewhere in my life, I have shared "teachings" of Spanish/English through songs and Bible verses, because I believe that these are good ways to reinforce or teach languages through God's Word. I recently became interested in "writing" a mini-book for missionaries going to Spanish speaking countries or even here at home in USA to bridge the gap with others through language rather than building walls between nations and people. I guess that in many ways, this is a mission, too. I believe God wants unity not division. 

While I have taught Spanish and English both here and in Mexico, and a bit here and there in blog land ... and with my recent interest in taking a short-term trip to El Salvador ... once again, this was stirred but I firmly think that people should not re-invent the wheel of what's been done well. I found a website that accompanies a wonderful book, that is set up the way that I had planned and done my lessons often. So, once again, what was in my head and a never completed project, has been done by someone else and I'm doing this blog post just to share this site (and their book also) - however I still believe that those going on short term missions require a more simple approach for quick expressions rather than a comprehensive learning of the language (grammar and all) so I may try out some of my ideas here ... that are in my head ... to share with anyone that may GO and share the Gospel of Christ with anyone who speaks Spanish.

Meanwhile ... please check out this site and their book:
(and get an idea of what my book would have contained)

"SPANISH WITH A MISSION"


SONGS

Audio lessons from their textbook are included and good practice
on their textbook page linked

They also have Bible Stories and Devotional is Spanish here


I hope this serves as an aide to anyone searching to learn Spanish.


I would never have thought that someone else would produce what was in my head and in my notebooks on paper into a real textbook yet I'm glad they that did. I have looked at the sample of the book and checked out their site, which seems to follow my approach and so I would recommend for a serious learner and more than likely meant more for those actually going and living a bit longer than short-term, but it never hurts to expand our horizons and ability to communicate with others. The lessons seem to be set-up as I would, based around a Bible verse and ending with song, with the language lesson sandwiched in-between and done very well. It may be a bit expensive for some, but not as much as a language school or classes/school. Immersion in another language is a good way to learn, but surrounding yourself with music and God's Word and people is the most fulfilling way to grow.~Peggy {the book and this website do not even know me or that I am endorsing their book nor have I even received a copy yet, I just want to be helpful and resourceful for anyone reaching out to others that speak and understand Spanish more than English (or vice-a-versa).

Monday, May 1, 2017

MONTHLY AWARENESS LINKS

A few years ago(2015), I had set these up for every month, but by May that year, I had fallen short and stopped posting "Monthly Awareness" posts. hopefully so I won't miss them (too late) ... and I remain AWARE of each one that concerns me personally and should for the rest as well. If I become aware of more I will try to add them here. 



MAY AWARENESS MONTH for

Click on each one for more info


Of course, we need to start out with MAY DAY (click on the day to learn about this, if you don't know about it)  MAY 1st (every year)

Important days for me:

May 4
National Day of Prayer (usually observed on the first Thurs. in May)

May 5 

May 6 (there's also an entire week for these)




Days (specific ones)

May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day

May 20, 2017
May 25, 2017
May 31, 2017
Week (by the week)
May 1 –7, 2017
Screen-Free Week - unplug from digital entertainment
May 7 –13, 2017
May 14 –20, 2017
May 14 – 20, 2017
Month (for the month)
May 1 – May 31, 2017
Family Support Month
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
Military Appreciation Month
National Foster Care Month
National Maternal Depression Awareness Month
National Mobility Awareness Month
Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Self-Discovery Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

This wonderful site has many more listed (interesting and entertaining ones that may surprise you). I'm working on linking the ones names above and that's plenty for me for now. So it's much better to not reinvent the wheel and I hope you will check out this site linked.
I'm not guaranteeing that I will be able to keep this up, but I will try once again. According to the above WEEKS, I'm suppose to be offline this week and I will try, especially Thurs. and Fri. (my regular day set aside offline).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

OPEN DOOR - Persecuted Church "Lord I Trust You"

"LORD I TRUST YOU"
from the CD "Unbreakable"

{this is on Selah's new CD, but the video and story is from 2014 IDOP}

Open Doors
Ripple Effect

World Watch List

"One of the main tools of Open Doors to track and measure the extent of persecution in the world is the World Watch List (WWL). Open Doors has been monitoring persecution of Christians worldwide since the 1970s. "... To Read MORE follow WWL - click on link

The pattern of persecution

MARCH PRAYER ALERT WWL

[image credit: IDOP]


PRAY for PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS DURING LENT
{Prayer Guide sign-up}



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"RESCUING CHILDREN, BUILDING LEADERS"

Let's try and get our focus off of "walls" and build schools "bridges" to the future
~Peggy~


The Building of the School - Time Lapse Construction (Updated: 1/31/17)
from Living Hope International on Vimeo.

There are so many "MISSIONS" and needs in this world, especially in our own hemisphere - which we can never forget -yet it's been way too long since I have shared on this "Living Hope" Mission. Today, I'd love to just share their recent update but the best way for me to share is to direct you to their website of their new school with construction under way ...

LIVING HOPE INTERNATIONAL


there are many wonderful videos available there
to view and be updated



The first-ever school building is officially under way!
"As the construction continues, so does the need to raise the needed funds for equipping this school with the furnishings, technology, resources and more to transform this structure into a cutting edge, educational training ground for a generation of world-changers!
With our mission clear–to rescue and train the least of these–a quality education is a critical rung in the ladder of their climb from hopelessness to dreams and potential being reached, by the grace of God.
Will you join us in this endeavor to make a powerful impact in the lives of these children and the generations to follow?" Living Hope International

Vimeo

Thanks Jerry and Susy McNally
for your vision and continued service
since 1985 (1996) with your family
to the children at risk in Mexico
not just there in Puebla,
and
to the entire
Living Hope International
team and support!


"Living Hope International is a US-based 501c3 organization operating a multi-faceted, Christ-centered ministry which has a vision to reach the world with the Gospel. We rescue vulnerable at-risk children, and train, equip and send leaders to the nations, while drawing individuals, churches, businesses and foundations to join us in our mission."

You can even sponsor a child, follow this link to learn more.
GUIDE to a Gift of Hope

My home church in MN has sent groups every fall for a long time, sometimes youth in the summer too. Find ways that you can get involved too or visit as an individual or part of a group (check out the links to the left of the page I've linked). If I go back to Mexico, it will be short term and hopefully with this place

And of course, we all can set some time aside to
PRAY
specifically for
LIVING HOPE
and
Missions
yours or theirs
are all
part of God's plan and His Kingdom
let's believe more in
"building up, not tearing down"
or
constructing barriers that won't work
between nations, people and God






Wednesday, January 11, 2017

JANUARY 11th IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY!

I'm sure that I should have posted something here before this day in this new year of 2017 - but just because I didn't - I knew that I could not miss sharing this! I may have missed it completely until I read this (a day late) ... 


Image result for women at risk logo"The new slavery, human trafficking, is the FASTEST growing segment of organized crime. How will you respond?


We're here to help, and give you as many ways as possible to fight this hidden evil in YOUR communities. Share this post to encourage others to join in the fight!
You may not be called to start a safe house, but you are called to be a safe place." http://warinternational.org/get-involved/

so I was aware and I just had to share
Please follow that link

and

GET INVOLVED
and
READ to become AWARE

Here are just a few articles that caught my eye:

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: What are we outraged about?


Let's not ignore it and do nothing

Human Trafficking Awareness Month (January 2017)




[Recently at one of the churches I attended in Stillwater, I was so blessed to hear the heart of a woman doing something ... in Wisconsin and online. I can't wait until March with hopes of going there and being a part of her grand opening ... meanwhile Sarah (with her 2 daughters), sisters (and brothers) in Christ, friends, and "More Precious than Rubies" is doing "something" and have been - so here's another place you can read and get involved. I know I hope to ... this is part of my heart from Mexico continued to be pressed upon my heart, yet unable to do as much as I hoped to and still will ... by really getting involved back here. Every community needs a "ruby", a Sarah, an "Esther" ... a concerned soul that does more than care and become aware. People who put faith to action to END SLAVERY here and throughout the world. We cannot do enough or too little.



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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!