Saturday, February 28, 2009
Open a HTML/Java Script box in your layout section, then cut and past a code into the box... then move the box to the top of your site just under your title, and you are done....
It may only generate a little, but it all adds up... there are a few rules with google. You are not allowed to click on the ad on your own site, and I found out you are not allowed to put directions on your site directing people to use the links...oops.. as money accumulates in this account, time to time I will post a storey of what our "google ad club " has sponsored.
If you are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and I will send you the code.
It's just a thought.
I took three homeless guys to the rehab center. The one I took couple of weeks ago is doing great. He looks a lot better already. I thought he would have a lot of problems with quitting smoking, but he has done fine.
This week, Azamat and I took two other homeless men to the infectious deceases clinic. Got them checked if they have any deceases or HIV. They were found clean, so we took them to the rehab center.
I truly believe to make a change in their lives, first they need to quit drinking. So rehab is the only place I could think of taking them.
Then we went to a manhole to find Sergei. A homeless man who had Syphilis. We got him treated last week, but this week we went to get him checked. But unfortunately we weren't able to find him. We stuck our heads into the manhole where he lives but he wasn't home (if you can call it a home). Oh that manhole reeked! It reeked of human waste and trash and bunch of other unpleasant stuff. I hope he is fine. I hope to see him soon.
I’m sitting in the International Reading Room at the downtown branch of the Oshawa Public Library. It’s my favorite room in the library because of the big windows that allow for the perfect amount of natural light, the comfortable chairs that seem to allow for endless hours of work without a cramp in my lower back (the same cramp I get after about 30m of work in most other chairs), and its close proximity to the coffee machine (enough said). It stinks in here today.As I walked through the door my nose was assaulted with a rank odor - the kind of smell you expect upon entering a horse stable, not an International Reading Room. I did a quick scan of the room, looking for the source of the stench. It had to be either a horse, someone who works with horses, a pile of horse manure, or…By the look of his attire I’d say he hadn’t changed his clothes in a week or two. His coat was stained with coffee and dirt - the kind of stains you get from sleeping under bridges and park benches. His black matted hair was partially concealed by an old toque and his face was covered with several days of stubble. I chose a stable, I mean table, not too far from his and began to unpack my bag. I did a quick tally of what it cost me to buy all the “stuff” that now sat in front of me and realized that the contents of backpack alone could have paid for his room and board for a month with enough left over to buy him a clean set of clothes, a new pair of shoes, a water-resistant coat, and a warmer hat.I decided: instead of focusing on the smell I would just start working on my paper. It is, after all, due on Monday.Before too long, however, the library staff caught a whiff of the situation and sent a janitor to deodorize the room with a surprisingly pleasant can of Lysol spray. I watched as my smelly homeless friend put the pieces of this tragic puzzle together, “He’s deodorizing the room with that spray because of me.”Before I knew it he was gone. Nobody asked him to leave; not in so many words.The library can’t be blamed. They took a course of action appropriate to a public library. I guess I got frustrated because I realized that there aren’t too many places where he can go to get rid of the stink - and I’m not just talking about a shower. The fact that he smelled like a horse stable is representative of some much bigger issues:-homelessness-joblessness-poverty-a lack of friends-a lack of people who care enough to do something about the plight of the under-privileged, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
We all know and understand the effectiveness of the work John, Julie and family have done in Central Asia – the country they love so much and have been called to. Let's get them there ON THE GROUND full time! We can do this.
This post is coming out with other blog posts all over the country – people who have blogs that know the Wrights. Let's shock them with the provision of financial resources and letters/notes of encouragement to help them return to Central Asia. They want to go as full time missionaries – they just need our help to get them there.
We propose that we raise a minimum of the following:
$20,000 to cover a year's needs on the home front
· Home expenses – the place to come back to
$30,000 to cover a year's needs on the foreign front
· Travel in and out of the country with family 2 x a year
· Travel in the country to the different sites
· Family expenses – including the educational needs of one daughter
· Lodging and meals
This is just $50,000. We can do this and we can do it quickly. Here is how. Go to JOHN'S Blog and hit the button on the top right hand side of the blog it is for the Wrights….support.
AND guess what – you can watch all that is done there on his blog..you will learn to live vicariously in a healthy way by reading and supporting the RIGHT cause. What an opportunity – Will you help?
Let's do it RIGHT FOR THE WRIGHTS!
Lynn and Ruby from LAMb International
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I don't know if you have seen this video of Sam Welten, the executive director of Possibilities International, over on the PI web site. I thought that it was worth rebroadcasting here....
Sam does an incredible job at answering many of the questions that we are asked daily.... I can even think of a few more. Sam touches on an interesting point.... Often those who ask the questions are not the ones that DO or GO or even support.... As in the question of "Are we not better to just send money ...not people ?" This is a point that I speak on as often as I have opportunity..... Throwing money at a problem is NOT an Answer... it will simply turn into a big pit to through more money.... We need to through people ... By throwing people, we are able to bring that HOPE and Dignity that we so often talk about.... In this Video, Sam is talking about one very small, but incredibly powerful part of what PI does. and un like me, he is able to hold it together and not start crying... or at least not on camera... ... If you are on Dial up, it is worth finding a high speed connection and watching...
Like ourselves, if you ever have the opportunity to take an orphan shopping , or just spend some individual one on one time with them, you will be forever changed... Your life will have a new meaning and a new outlook. That's what happened to Hanna, that is what happens to our mystery traveler, and that is what is going to happen to some of you when you travel with us through this blog over the next couple of months.... I will tell you what I am going to do... I will select one of the kids, we will introduce them have them tell you a little about there story, then we will keep the camera rolling when we go shopping with them, and spend the day pouring into their lives..... am not a documentation or anything, but I know you are going to be moved.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
They togever danced and after we eat cakes, and buns ( we bout cakes and buns) . After we gave a gifts for all kids and they was happy it was joy for them.
I want say, what is very good idea who is start doing the gifts " Samaritan's Pers" is make big joy, and big bless for kids and for who give that gifts. We felt a big joy when saw how kids was happy. Kids had a big joy and forget sai goodbye for us :) They went in their rooms and keep on look the gifts.
We send for you foto you we like.
Dream Agent ...Anya.
I think that it's times like this that make the biggest impact in a child's life.... it is the difference between giving them a home and simply warehousing them until something better comes along.... I'm telling you... NO child that ever comes in contact with Anya will EVER go away feeling like no one cares about them.... She has done such an incredible job keeping up with everything that is going on and meeting all the dreams she finds.... Unless you have tried to accomplish anything yourself in Central Asia, you would not realize how difficult that can be at times.... another thing that you would not realize unless you have been there, is that there is no way you can say good bye to the kids in under an hour, so for them to go off to their rooms with out saying good bye... they must have been totally enveloped with the excitement of there gifts. To the millions that packed these gifts from all over the world..... THANK YOU.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Could those Eyes get any Bigger ?
his first glass of milk... and he likes it
Fortunately there is a lot more where that came from
Lets see ... what do you eat first... the apple or the Banana... who knew life had choices..?The thing that touches my heart about this type of thing is that .. this is the beginning.. this is where they start, we do not know where they will end up, maybe in your home... or maybe on the streets... we never know, but what we do know is that they will always know that there is someone out there that cares for them and wants a better life for them.... and that's got to be worth something..... and thats whay today is a GOOD DAY
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Some of our Central Asian children had a chance to get reacquainted