Love, Hope and Faith
Sometimes it is so easy to take life for granted. We go everyday knowing we have the next day to
finish what we didn’t finish today. What happens though when that is all taken away? You wake up
and you see devastation all over the place – no drinking water? Or food to eat. That is what the
Philippines is feeling now. Here in Pensacola, Florida I know how they felt, begging for some water
or going through your mind is everyone counted for? When Ivan hit Pensacola you could see all
that- their were days we went without lights, food and water. However. their was folks out their
who stood behind these words I’ve placed above Love, Hope and Faith. Can you help them can we
make a difference in someone's life today?
Have you ever and lets be honest
with ourselves when something
goes wrong we automatically call
for God? We need help now ! We
say to ourselves lord why me? or
we get depressed cause things are
not going our way. However, all
the sudden your prayers where
answer someone reached out and
helped you right? I cannot say that
not one day in my life I myself
didn’t call for Gods help or ask
someone to help me please! God
places people in our life’s to do so.
We can do this we can be their
Angels from heaven …
The Power of Giving
Never give up…
How can we tell them we are
here. One thing we don’t want
them to think is to give up ! We
can write letters send things
through the Red Cross. Don’t come
up with excuses cause you cannot
afford it. Yes, Christmas is coming
wouldn’t it be nice if everyone
sent them just one thing . Pay it
forward reach out to them let
them know that it isn’t the end.
We make choices for ourselves God doesn’t force then upon you.
Only you can make a choice to help. As you see the Typhoon is making its ugly appearance on the Island. Some of
you may say “ They had plenty of time to leave why should we care” we have things that are going on over here.
Yes we sure do! But aren’t we suppose to help each other. Sometimes you have to let go of the small things to see
the bigger picture. I understand it is a choice to leave though some folks don’t have the means to. Here on these
Islands folks live together their might be a family of 15 in one 2 bedroom house. We all know that feeling when
hurricanes come we think” I don’t want to leave my home we will be alright. Though we have choices there are
times like this one they may not had it. Today you have the freedom to give it’s a choice not a rule.
Families lost, Houses Destroyed.
Searching for Family
When things go rough it takes no time for
us to close our eyes and want to pray.
Though this should be something we should
do everyday. It’s true when two or more
gather in his name he listens. So will you
join me and lets pray for these Islands to
We Are The Children
Just look at these faces. Who
could deny these beautiful
children food or water. While
we are celebrating
Christmas. These children
will be wondering where
their next meal or much less
if they will have a home. Can
we come together and give
them the joy and peace by
Pictures of Destruction
Even though it has been weeks there is
still life's that have not been a counted
for. What we take for granted they
would love to have a pinch of that.
What does the Bible say about
I realize that’s a pretty open-ended question,
one that could go in any number of directions,
so I want to focus on the issue of motivation.
Why do we give? What is the purpose of giving?
It should be no surprise that the answer is
wonderfully simple and unimaginably complex,
all at the same time
God says we should have no quilt about asking
someone to give it should come natural.
The bond between the believers that they
have a great desire to meet one another’s
needs. Nothing is off-limits when saving homes
and lives that is the spirit of giving.
Contact your Local Red Cross
Contract the American Red Cross locally in
Your area. Also any 7-11 stores are accepting
Donations for this cause. 1-800-Red-Cross
Anna Futoran her message.
Please help spread the word. I am going with a group of our HS
students to the Philippines this February. We won't be directly
dealing with the affected areas hit by the typhoon last week,
but will be helping an organization that is already... "on the
ground" and in the trenches- on top of their day to day duties at
the orphanage in Manila. Please help us raise enough money to
go and serve. If you have friends who are wanting to help the
country, but don't know how, give them this link. Every dollar
helps us reach our goal.
A note from the me
I personally want to thank you for looking
At this presentation and I hope you found
it pleasant. One thing I know I want to do
everything I can to help people. If I can
put one smile on someone’s face that is all
I need to live the life I live. We sometimes
take life for granted and we complain
about the little things until they’re gone.
Just be happy for what you have. Don’t be
afraid to give a helping hand. We are the
world we are the children we can make it
a better place if we just start giving.