Friday, December 09, 2005


Today was a day when Sammy once again came to face to face with injustice and afresh pledged myself to make a difference. A difference not only that I can make with hands on myself but by using every bit of my passion and gifts to inspire others in Canada to "give and go" like never before.
I was in an orphanage today and watched the director and her assistant jump...actually jumo when we pulled up and pulled out some gifts. That was great but it was the story of one girl .....12 years old that as I said deepened my resolve(if it is possible to deepen) to give my life for the helpless and hopeless. The police when they got the report brought this sweet girl to the orphanage and asked the director if they could take her. It is well known that her mother traded her to a group of men for a bottle of vodka. You can only imagine the emotions that shot through my body...mind...and heart. C'mon!
It is time for the children of God to rise up...for the church to wake up...and for people to stand up! It is not a bottle of vodka that determines the worth of a is Jesus coming to earth and dying that declares a childs worth.
You cannot in some ways blame the mother...she too is likely the victim of horrific abuse....we must...I must....stand in the face of the works of the enemy and declare that we care and will stand guard...we will protect...we will love...we will give...we will go. I looked at Ed Dickson and said...when I bring a team back here to town in October I want to do a project at this orphanage....oh baby!
I have so many stories like this one to many impacting moments...
I am on the homeward stretch....not coasting, but floating.....not angry but overwhelmed with God's call of mercy and grace. James 1:27 is my song....has been for years....the volume knob just got cranked a bit on this trip.
And I am not home yet! C'mon!Inspire...Connect...Encourage...helping orphans and the elderly in their distress.....sammyweltenpi

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Mc Joyfull Christmas

only $10 can take an orphan to McDonalds this Christmas, and provide them with a years supply ov vitamins . if you would like to help, go to ......and now the story

On a cold December day in 2001, Ed Dickson was working with the orphanages in Ukraine and wondering, "What am I going to do for Christmas". That is exactly when he got an idea that changed everything for the orphans idea of Christmas.
In the last few years, McDonalds has opened a number of flashy new restaurants in the former Soviet Union. In the city of Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, the McDonalds is the place where the "elite" folks eat! Poor folks and certainly the orphans in the city only dream of being able to enter the golden arches.
That cold December day, Ed Dickson thought, "Why not take as many orphans as I can to McDonalds for a Christmas party?" What a thrill that was! The first Christmas there were 46 orphans, who had, of course, never been to a McDonalds before, taken out for the time of their lives!
The kids were so excited they were shaking in their seats as they waited for their Happy Meals! After the kids finished eating they put their cups, straws and wrappers into their bags to take back to the orphanage with them. I watched in amazement as they even folded up the little paper placemats.
As I was busy getting the kids to the bus, Olya, one of our workers came to me saying, "Ed, these two little girls have something to say to you." I thought they were going to thank me for the special meal and I didn't want then to say that because I wanted the kids to know that this was all done because GOD loves them. Then the two little girls looked up at me shyly and said, "We just want you to know that we had been praying together that God would allow us, somehow, to go to McDonalds someday."

this year, we would like to take over 2000 kids!