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Sewing and Reaping Eternal Rewards

When I was a young girl, I remember visiting my grandma who did most of her sewing on an old Singer pedal machine because it was what she grew up with. In her day electricity wasn’t afforded for every home, so it was the peddle machine or sewing by hand. It was pure entertainment for me to sit on the floor and help her by pushing the foot-pedal up and down as fast as my...
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Fear Not!

“Do not be afraid little flock, it is the father‘s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32)Today Jesus wants to tell those of us who believe in him to not be afraid.The devil is the master of fear and he uses many people and entities to do his work of spreading fear. But God says repeatedly in his word “Do not fear”.I have heard there is a derivative of that message 365 times in the Scriptures. I haven’t counted them but I would be happy for anyone to fact check it for the simple fact that reading God‘s...
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Vamsi’s Story

When Karen and I first started helping TJ to care for orphans in India, we were asked to support an individual orphan. Most of the children in the two orphanages were young, but as we looked over their photographs, our eyes fell upon a teenage boy in the home of one of the pastors TJ had partnered with. His name is Vamsi (wom’ see).Here’s some of Vamsi’s story. Both sets of his grandparents were lepers. As a result, they were outcasts in their society. No one would hire them, so their only source of income was begging. Vamsi’s parents, though...
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The Meaning Behind Our Name

“He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.” Deuteronomy 32:10Have you wondered what it really means to be the apple of someone’s eye or where the phrase comes from?  The phrase was first used in the Bible but comes from a Hebrew expression that literally means “little man of the eye,” which refers to the tiny reflection of yourself that you see in another person’s pupil.  Someone is gazing at you so intently and closely that you are literally...
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THE 1st PROGRAM DAY: Muzima Sponsorship

The first children arrived with their caretaker who had to give up a day to work for this precious day: the first day her children were going to be enrolled in Umushinga as she called it (the Kinyarwanda word for program). The other children arrived one by one in the rain, the group from Rugendabari arriving last. We began with a meeting with caretakers and we covered the following subjects. Education, For the time being, the children’s education will be the primary target of the sponsorship, with some support in other ways available. AHEC Charity, We briefly discussed the partnership...
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