Save A Child’s Life

mercy5Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion. We have found a powerful way to share our blessings and our hope is that you will do the same.

Your donation doubles in impact to help children and adults suffering from facial tumors, clefts, blindness, club feet and more.

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Cleft Lips and Palates

October 11, 2012

In West Africa, Mercy Ships works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, local physicians and other charities to provide life-enhancing and, in many cases, life-saving surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates.

This condition is easily repaired in the developed world, but babies in the developing world have little access to corrective surgery. As a result. they suffer from malnourishment, and the children who survive are often rejected and abandoned. In addition, specialized surgical training is provided to local African surgeons.

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Click here to donate now and your gift will go twice as far to provide surgeries that:
•Remove facial tumors
•Repair clefts
•Restore sight to the blind
•Repair club feet and twisted limbs

Donate by phone:
800-772-7447

Published on Aug 15, 2013
60 Minutes

The world’s largest civilian hospital ship travels the west African coast, restoring sight to thousands and bringing smiles to faces once disfigured by tumors. Scott Pelley reports.

Helping Family Members

In every family, there are family members who are less fortunate. It does not mean, of course, that anyone is less of a person than any other family member because everyone comes from the same blood line. It only means that they may have less resources than some other family members. In these cases, family members who are more fortunate can come together and help the less fortunate family members resulting in a more loving and prosperous family as a whole.

Have a good attitude about and toward all of your family members including the less fortunate ones. Never look down on anyone simply because they are less fortunate than you are. Everyone needs help from somebody else at some point in their lives.

Be willing to give and help your family members wholeheartedly without expecting something in return from them. They may not be able to give much, if anything, back at that moment in their lives. Never make your less fortunate family member(s) feel like they owe you anything when you help them. Help them with a sincere heart.

Encourage other family members to join together with you to help your less fortunate family members if it’s something you cannot do alone.

Ask your less fortunate family members what you can do for them. Let them see that you really care and want to help them in whatever way you can. Don’t always wait for them to ask for help. Often times, their pain and suffering is evident.

Spend time with your family members. If you do not have monetary or material items to assist your less fortunate family members with, don’t feel guilty. Spending time with someone and encouraging him, imparting knowledge or running errands for family members, for example, are other ways of helping also.

Give items that you have, yet no longer need or use realizing that your relatives may be able to make good use of them. Make sure they are in good condition.

Don’t choose to ignore your family member’s pain. If you see that a family member needs help, and you have it in your power to help them, then help your relative(s). You would want them to do the same for you in your time of need.

Shoes For Orphan Souls ( A Ministry Of Buckner)

We all need shoes. Shoes protect our feet. They help keep us healthy and safe. But there are many orphans living in poverty around the world who cannot afford this simple necessity. You can help provide a new pair of shoes to an orphan child by hosting a shoe drive with Shoes for Orphan Souls®!

■Fun and exciting project for you church, civic or community group
■Easy opportunity to learn the value of giving for children and youth
■Helps build your community while helping the global community

We make it easy! When you become a shoe drive coordinator, we provide you with all the materials you need to make your drive a success.

To learn more about hosting a shoe drive in your community,Please click this link and fill out the form here.

“Blessed is he that considereth the poor.”

How can you ignore a mother who needs to feed her children and continue on spending money for your church ceremony?

How can you say flat out NO to someone who is in need of their cancer medication and you continue on eating in the same breath?

How can you turn away a couple who is stranded from out of state and homeless and never return their phone calls?

I have seen this happen each time and my spirit ached each time. I have helped if it was in my power to do so, meaning if I had the money or could provide a place or direct them for help. All the while praying for those in need.

I always try to give to the homeless if it’s nothing but change to help them out. There had been times I would give them $20 because I know that not all the time roses are red, and anything can happen that can put any of us in that same situation.

I always cooked and invited others over to eat and I never throw away left overs if It is good and I can bless someone else with it. I remember I used to take food to those on the streets, I also used to save cans and bottles for the homeless and give to them as I see them searching the dumpsters.

I always put myself in others shoes, it makes me thankful to God for my very small blessings.

I read an article once that said that some pastors are not meant to be care givers, their ministry is all about teaching the word. I can tell you that is a bunch of bull crap. If you are called by God, you are the Body Of Christ and God tells us we should care and do for those in need.

These are the kind of things that tells me that some Church Leaders are all about religion and not the work of God. They are all about what they can do for themselves and keeping money in their own pockets.

Really you preach about tithes and offerings, you tell people that they will be cursed to hell if they don’t give 10 percent, and then you don’t give to those in need.

Pastors, Elders and overseers you will be held accountable on Judgement day.

“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.” Proverbs 3:27

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18.