Monday, June 27, 2011

Three Practical Ways for You to Impact and Change Haiti

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Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale along with the Calvary Chapel Haiti Initiative (CCHI) is working to change conditions in Haiti. 40 churches have been involved in the effort, but more help is still needed. It’s been over a year and a half since the earthquake that flattened an entire nation and Haiti's infrastructure is still in a shambles.

"When the Haitian people see that the house that represents government infrastructure is still broken down and is so poor, you can see why there are heavy hearts where you'd hope for optimism." ---Pastor Bob Coy

Calvary has focused its efforts on the city of Jacmel, Haiti, and its churches because the church is the center of the local community. CCHI has helped rebuild churches, dig water wells and provide recreation areas for youth.

CCHI is working to equip and empower Haitians with life skills that will sustain them for generations to come. Carpentry, metal working, agriculture, English, and computer technology are some of the skills taught.

"They just don't come here and give you something and leave. They create the support system that can be beneficial for the long term." ---Franz Louis Pierre, Advocate for the Mayor of Jacmel

CCHI also hosts pastors’ conferences to encourage and teach local pastors so they can, in turn, teach and encourage their communities.

Here’s what you can do:

check markCome to Haiti

check markGive to the Calvary Chapel Haiti Initiative

check markPray for changed lives

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Girl Store

School ain’t free in most places. If you’re too poor to send your kids to school, then you’re probably working too hard and too long to keep an eye on them while they run in the streets.

If they’re in the streets, they’re vulnerable; exploitable. They’re targets for human traffickers. What can you do? Help keep these kids in school. Click here to find out how.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What’s become of Thessalonica

One of the world’s most gifted scholars and Bible heroes was Paul, the author of much of the New Testament. What we know about the Doctrine of the Second Coming is penned by Paul in his letters to the Thessalonians (see 1 & 2 Thessalonians). He offers them hope.

See the picture below and this link and see why the hope of the Second Coming of Christ is as relevant as ever in Thessoloniki, Greece.


Cover Up for Under-aged Sex Workers

This is an undercover video of a Planned Parenthood employee helping a pimp (well, someone posing as a pimp) cover up abortions for under-aged sex workers. She was fired, but I imagine that many in this culture know how to work the system…

via: Voices of the Broken

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

All In

Even while running four miles under a new moon sky, 90 degrees and 100% humidity, I don't feel man enough for Bob Barnes message this past Father's Day at CalvaryFTL. Maybe you are. Give a listen below.

download here(to download the mp3, right click and select "Save Link As")

Sheridan House family Ministries

CalvaryFTL Media

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Allie Video Montage

Some of Charity's friends (our new friends) made this video of Allie. If you know our story at all, you'll find this video moving.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Thumbs Up for Rock and Roll!

This kid motivates me and makes me BELIEVE in myself!