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Dust on the Bible

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I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Psalm 77:12 (NIV) I'm tired tonight. Well, technically it is morning as it is almost 1:00 a.m. I am happy to report that after all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. mom and I are finally making progress on other tasks. As many of you know I've got to find a new place for mom to live and so we are preparing as best we can as well as looking for a new apartment or senior's residence. I had a call back from one apartment today but was unable to make the connection. Then I accidentally erased the stored numbers in the phone! So now I'll have to hunt down a local paper and see if the ad is still there. Mom isn't ready to move yet, we are just checking out real possibilities that will enable her to live a more independent lifestyle than currently so we are making a shortlist if you will of appropriate places. Since I wrote my last blog entry I have been busy. The cable man was here toda

Bears and Giants

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One of my main tasks here at mom's is to shop for daily and weekly food needs. I often walk several blocks to the nearest food store and take my recycling bags for whatever I buy and try to catch the city bus home. Today it was a beautiful and glorious day. Not so hot like we have been having all summer and now into the Fall. I was grateful for the respite from the heat and took some time to savour the scenery along the way. Let me share some of the views I had on my short walk. [Beautiful sun peeking through the trees] [It is such a glorious day and a sky to match] [Strolling along the sidewalk on to my destination] [Roadside flora ~a hint of yellow in a sea of green] [Pine branches] [More roadside flora] [A lovely hint of orange] In addition to all the lovely flora I saw today, it seems there was a bear theme going on. First, I came upon this lovely carving of a bear looking for honey ~ Next, I came upon this wonderful panda bear eating his bamboo leaves ~ I tho

Plans

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Hi friends, I hope you have all been doing well the past week or so that I have been away. Some of you know I am away at mom's trying to help her. I cook, do some light cleaning and shopping as needed. The real reason I am here is to help her sort her personal belongings and try to figure out what to give away, what to keep and what to pack as mom needs to move soon. She lives in an apartment building that is difficult for wheelchair accessibility. She has lived in this difficult situation for some time now and has been after me to help but with work and sickness, I haven't had the kind of time that is really required. Now I am finally a bit "free" to assist her for more than a few days. I haven't actually gotten started on the real sorting as there has been so much day to day stuff to get caught up on. The things that most of us can do ourselves; pay bills, buy daily food needs, cook, do dishes, wash floors, shop for household and personal items. These

Purls of Love

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Children are important to God. I love children but I've never had any of my own. I guess this means I have more love to share with children everywhere. I always thought I'd have children but it was never the right time so it never happened. Recent events and surgeries now make it impossible from a human perspective for me to have children. For awhile it made me sad, but it didn't take too long to realize that this isn't a hardship. I can love the children that God created. There are so many that need our love and care. There are so many needy children in the world who need our love. Many of them are right here in North America, but there are also countless others across the waters, in places like India, Asia & Africa. God has given me a burden for the children of Africa. He gave me this burden when I was a young child who had yet to see much beyond the backyard. From as long as I can remember I've had a heart for these children and I could only dream of far

Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Did you know that 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)? [ One of Pastor Jonah's "adopted sons", Missions of Hope ] Information From UNICEF The Convention is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights — civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too. The Convention sets out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have : the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principle

Tweety Bird

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Friendship isn't about who you have known the longest. ...but about who came and never left your side. Proverbs 18:24 . . . there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. NOTE: I am not the owner of these photos. A friend sent them to me and I am not sure who took them. I had to share them so you could see the miracle of friendship/love with your own eyes. God bless xoxo

School Opens Again for the New Year

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Hello, Are you ready to help? Even if you are not here is the chance. With just $9 you will be able to buy supplies for orphans as they go to school next week. Maybe you are wondering what this would buy? Books, pens, pencils, jelly, soap and the list goes on. I was recently able to supply about 15 orphans with all the needs for this coming school opening. (The pictures are not exhaustive) . Please open your hearts to these children. There are still many more in need. If you can help, please let me know! God bless you. You can send funds via Pay Pal to kerichojoy[at]gmail[dot]com or kerichojoy[@]gmail[.]com Sorry to put the address in this form but that is to protect against spammers (at least that is what I'm told). If you can't decipher it please click "view my profile" in the right hand column and you will see the email address. Alternatively, you can learn more about other sending options here at www.jonahsmissions.blogspot.com (see column on the right

A Mother's Heart

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As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10 Dear friends, I have a request for you. The woman you see in the snapshot above is a woman who recently went to my friend's church offices in Kenya. Her son is in medical school and studying in Nairobi. The mother needs urgent help to meet his tuition fees of $1500. 00 US as school term has already begun. She has exhausted all avenues of possible income generation. She has tried her best to ask people to help her raise money for her son and so far she has been able to raise $300 through a Harambee (fundraiser). But this is not enough. Her son is in 2nd year university (sophomore). She has sold all she has: chickens, cows, goats etc. She has tried her best. She didn't know what else to do so she went to the church asking for help. They could not do much, but gave her a lift to town and Pastor Jonah gave her a little of wh