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Double Blessings

Patricia Heaton, Los Angeles, California on 7 July 2011

Actress Patricia Heaton reveals her secret to success.
(from Guideposts, February 2011)



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Home begins at Charity!

Dean Tinney on 7 July 2011

Guyana, South America was catapulted to international attention when more than 800 Jim Jones' cult members were forced to drink Kool-aid laced with cyanide. They died in a remote jungle outpost known as Jamestown. In a different part of Guyana near the Venezuela border, there are multitudes who are being influenced by Islam. Guyana needs a vibrant Christian witness.



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The street kids of Latin America and Asia need a volunteer!

Dean Tinney on 7 July 2011

My heart is hurting with the knowledge that at this moment Sparrows Gate Mission does not have a single volunteer to help rescue even one of the thousands of destitute street kids in Mexico City, Manila, Rio de Janiero and Bangkok. And speaking of Bangkok, reliable sources say that more than 500,000 prostitutes in the city of Bangkok are under the age of sixteen.

For months I’ve earnestly tried to tame the internal storm, the grief, the outrage and even the unrelenting call of the Holy Spirit to rescue these kids. It’s as if a lightning bolt is tethered to my heart—a bolt that wants to unleash its light on the powers of darkness and wrench some of these children from the enemy's grip.

I have walked the streets of Manila, Rio de Janiero, Bogota and Belize City alone late at night into the wee hours of the morning to rescue street kids by finding loving Christian homes for some of them and providing medical care and food. But now, with God’s help, it is time to send search-and-rescue teams to establish safe places where homeless street kids can come for meals, an interim place to sleep and learn about the love of Jesus.

Jesus himself talked about leaving the 90 and nine to GO rescue the one sheep that had gone astray. Almost forgotten, lost sheep, trying to survive on the violent city streets of Asia and Latin America, need loving shepherds and volunteers to be there for them. Our proposed, permanent mission training center is a vital link in encouraging, inspiring and equipping volunteers to help reach and rescue these kids.

Someone, somewhere is up to this challenge. I believe that someone, right now, is saying “Lord, here am I, send me. ” Someone, is earnestly checking the internet to find the right opportunity for serving poor children abroad. It is my prayer that they find our website and are influenced by the Holy Spirit to make a life-changing electronic connection.



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Live, love, learn, laugh and labor with new friends in a new culture!

Dean Tinney on 7 July 2011

"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should GO and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain." John 15:16

Enlarge your faith. Expand your vision. Extend your family. Educate your heart. Equip your soul. Explore your options. Exercise your talents. Embrace new insights. Encourage the poor. Endure servanthood. Enjoy the children!

Get away from the noise of the world for two weeks or more in Belize, Central America where the official language is English. Sometime after the initial two-week, mini-mission training course in Belize, (one week in class and one week in the field), consider investing one month or one year or more serving at one of our children's ministries in Belize, Mexico or the Philippines.

Hang out under the shiny stars in Belize and give the Holy Spirit a chance to speak to your heart about a new beginning. Expect spiritual growth and rewards. Discover and develop new ways to serve Him in any impoverished culture with classroom sessions and hands-on mission training and experience.



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Planting a Gospel Seed with Neighbors in Need

Dean Tinney on 3 July 2011

The Santiago and Morales families are Oaxacan Indians who live on the edge of a migrant farm camp next to the new Sparrows Gate Ranch in the Valley of the Palms, Tecate, Mexico. This poem is about them and the Christian who can meet and love their needy kind in any third-world country. These words are dedicated to our faithful friends Chuck and Charla Pereau and their tireless staff at Foundations For His Ministry who have shared Christ and cared for hundreds of needy children and thousands of Oaxacan farm workers in Baja, Mexico, for almost three decades.



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