Thursday, October 20, 2011
Our Education Initiative group has designed a calendar to help raise funds for this worthy cause. What is the Education Initiative? It is a group of Caring Hearts who are sponsoring children from Bethel, giving them the opportunity to receive a private school education. By purchasing a calendar for you, family and friends, you can be a part of this exciting program for our kids. It is a quick and easy online transaction that will get you a beautiful calendar and help our kids, all for only $20. Click on the link below and order yours today:
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The children from Caring Hearts who are attending the Kino Elementary school are participating in a Knowledge fair this week. It is a chance to show things they are learning in their English and Spanish classes to their parents and guardians. Here are some pictures from the 2nd Graders participation.
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in
the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a
fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If you really like someone you tend to, at least in some small way, emulate them; you want to be like them. Down through the decades I can remember the fads and fashions inspired by celebrities and other people in the public eye.
We all have old pictures of ourselves with hair styles and clothing that make us cringe when we see them. Why? Because they have gone out of style and that which once looked cool and contemporary now looks ridiculous. You never have to worry about that if the one you are imitating is Jesus. Of course it’s not a physical similarity that we’re called to have. God doesn’t expect us to grown long hair and a beard and wear a robe and sandals. It is a replication of character, a conforming to a standard no other human has ever displayed. If you are going to reflect Christ you have to “Live a life of Love”, not a life of selfishness, greed, anger or ignorance. Jesus showed the love of God in everything He did and every word He spoke. What greater love could a person have than to offer His life as a sacrifice to God?
When you serve through Caring Hearts, whether you are feeding hungry people in the villages, or caring for children at the orphanage, singing, preaching or building, you offer yourself to God and your deeds of kindness rise up to Him as a sweet fragrance. This month is the Medical Mission trip that brings healing to the soul as well as the body.
Please pray for all those going and serving and for those poor souls in pain waiting for a healing in their life. As you do, imagine God taking a deep breath inhaling the sweet aroma of the offerings being made.
God Bless you All
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The folks from the blind center are learning a sport for the blind called goal ball. It consisted of bowling a bell filled medicine ball at three players on the other side of a basket ball court. They must listen and dive to stop the ball. Here are some pictures from a recent practice. They are planning a national tournament right here in San Luis next month.
October 5-10 we held our annual medical clinic. We were in two locations each day and provided medical, dental, chiropractic and optical care. We also preached the gospel to each person who went through the clinic and gave out food and New Testaments. This year we saw 3,740 patients and gave out 4912 different treatments. Praise the Lord, we registered 498 salvations. God moved in many ways and the people of San Luis were blessed.