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Month: November 2006

Refugee becomes a Citizen

Refugee becomes a Citizen

Martha Dawud came to the United States in December of 1999. She was escaping the horrors of life in a Sudanese refugee camp. In 1996, her village, Liang, was attacked and destroyed. Dawud, her husband, and one year old son fled to a nearby forest. Then, they walked to the refugee camps in Ethiopia–hundreds of miles away. They struggled with starvation and dehydration every day. Someone they survived it all. In 1999, she and her husband go their ticket out…

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Here we are, once again, on Thanksgiving Day. In this crazy world of ours it sometimes seems as there is nothing to be thankful for. But, as we take a peek outside the newspaper headlines, we realize we have much to give thanks for. What are you thankful for this year? For myself, the list is long. I’m thankful that…my Mom is recovery from radiation treatmentmy dog, Sierra, has recovered from her amputation and is living pretty well even with…

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Amish School Children Update

Amish School Children Update

It’s been a month and a half since the horrific school shooting in Pennsylvania. Five students were severely injured in the shooting. One of the students has been able to return to school full time. Two have returned part time. One student is in the hospital with severe head wounds. They hope she will be home by Christmas. The fifth student is semi-comatose. She may never recover. The girls have incurred huge medical bills. Some need further surgery and most…

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Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets

Malaria kills more children in Africa than any other disease. The United Methodist Church, the United Nations, the NBA, and Sports Illustrated have taken action to lower that figure. They are banding together to form the program called “Nothing But Nets”. The program will take in $10 donations which will go towards purchasing insecticide treated mosquito nets. Those nets will be sent to the needy in Africa. Each net can provide four years of protection for a family. The United…

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Blogger Beta Problems

Blogger Beta Problems

I’m sorry that there haven’t been any new entries to the blog recently. I upgraded to Beta Blogger and for some reason the blog wouldn’t update. It looks like the problems have been worked out. You should be seeing new entries shortly. Thanks for your patience!