Thursday, February 26, 2009

Not just orphaned, but completely homeless too

Read this excerpt from an article I found from the Global Health Reporting site: (January 30th, 2009)

The United Nations and other international aid agencies estimate that many of the 1.5 million AIDS orphans in Zambia by 2010 will be homeless, the Inter Press Service reports. However, the government has disputed the extent of the situation, and Zambia's Central Statistical Office estimates that the number of orphans and vulnerable children in 2007 was about 85,000. The Inter Press Service reports that while the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia "cuts a wide path through the population," the number of AIDS orphans and vulnerable children will continue to increase.

This means that in one year from now, several thousands of AIDS orphans, in Zambia alone, will be homeless. No family, no shelter, no food, no friends... 12, 8, 5, even 2 year olds out on the streets...alone...with nowhere to go. The number of orphans is going up. We must do something.

Tara K.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A smile...
is the only thing that can be understood in any language

Friday, February 13, 2009

Kids Say the Smartest Things

What if we thought about life and God like children do? I think the world would be a different place. Check out a few things children say:

Dear GOD,
Why is Sunday school on Sunday? I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest. -Tom L.

Dear GOD,
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. -Larry

Dear GOD,
I think about You sometimes even when I'm not praying. -Elliott

Dear GOD,
We read Thomas Edison made light. But in Sunday school they said You did it. So I bet he stoled your idea. Sincerely, Donna

Dear GOD:
The bad people laughed at Noah - "You made an ark on dry land you fool." But he was smart, he stuck with You. That's what I would do. -Eddie

Dear GOD,
I do not think anybody could be a better GOD. Well, I just want You to know but I am not just saying that because You are GOD already. -Charles

Dear GOD,
I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool! -DJ

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell "crocodile?"
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."
MILLIE: I is...
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, "I am."
MILLIE: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
CLASS: Maria.

Just a little reminder to think about the simple things in life :)

Tara K.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Revolve Tour NC and Oklahoma

Its been a busy couple of weeks. The past two weekends we have gone to Greensboro, North Carolina and Oklahoma City on the Revolve Tour. Over the past two weeks we have had over 500 Revolve girls sign up! Way to go girls! I think it is so cool to see teens get excited about making a difference. Remember that you can be the example to everyone around you, including adults. This weekend we are off to sunny Orlando Florida! Unfortunately we aren't making a pit stop at Disney World. But, we do get hangout with so more Revolve Tour girls who are ready to change the world. Go Orlando!
In Him,