I would like to offer churches,Bible colleges and seminaries throughout the world a gift of the song You are the God who Sees Me. http://osborne2029.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/you-are-the-god-who-sees-me/
I have my own tune for it, but I’d like to see what your musicians come up with in terms of vocal and instrumental. I would like you to prayerfully consider using it and Were you there?”
for fundraising for your church or school.
Many of you have already seen God’s 5 Point International Poverty Alleviation Plan. I have worked too many hours to count since March of this year sharing it. As of this morning 1,580 contacts on Linkedin now have access to it.
Why have I dedicated so much of my own personal time to such a humanly impossible task? . It’s because God spoke to my heart that poverty in all its forms grieves and angers His heart. He is calling all of us to live more simply.
We have enough wealth in the world, so that no baby, man, woman or child has to go hungry. A child digs through a garbage dump in Thailand. Many children here in North America go to bed hungry at night. Countless children are the victims of sexual trafficking because their parents are too poor to look after them. A homeless person dies in the bitter cold. Millions are trying desperately to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.
We can give so many back their hope if we work together. God blessed us with such beautiful minds. Let us use that wonderful gift He gave us.
If you made it your life’s mission to mentor one person, just think of the gift you would be giving that is more precious than a tablet, an ipad or ipod. Now, these things can be a blessing.Technology can be used in a way to lift so many out of poverty permanently.
We could draw together experts in the field of technology to create a better world. University of the People recognizes this fact. They are giving so many students the opportunity for a quality education in the humanities, business and computer science, who otherwise not have access to quality education.
I applaud the commitment of Harvard University that no student who works with diligence will be denied a quality education regardless of how poor they are. It is my hope and prayer that many other fine universities , Bible colleges and seminaries will do likewise. No student should be denied what I believe should be enshrined as a societal good to have an educated citizens.
An educated community and in the global context an educated community is one that can pay it forward. One educated life gives to another life, mentoring that person towards their success. That life in turn blesses another life with their quality education.
We need to have more applied degree programs for those whose learning style is applied hands on knowledge. We are not all called to be scholars. Some of us are gifted with our hands. More apprenticeship programs need to be developed that accomodate this kind of learner.
Malala said “there is power in one teacher, one book and one pen.” I would add that there is power in one heart dedicated with passion and commitment to the reduction of poverty.
Working together we can be the instruments of change in the lives of others. Let us all join together in a united brotherhood to be that strong arm, which leads others from hopelessness to hope, from anger to joy, from despair to a new-found purpose in their lives.
Love can conquer hate. Hope can defeat despair. Hard work can accomplish much as we work together helping one another to reach the stars of our potential.
Please pray for God’s international poverty plan to go from His vision to reality. Here it is.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my thoughts.
Per ardua est astra – Through difficulties to the stars together.