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I Have a Mentee! UPDATED 1/19/07

In Blessing, Mentors and Students Together, Spokane on January 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm

UPDATE:  I had my interview with Mentors and Students Together today, and I am happy to say that I have been matched with a student!  His name is Tyler; he’s a 7th grader and he is interested in music and needs a math mentor.  Some of the other mentors said he is the most thoughtful student they have ever interviewed, but lacks any self esteem.  I will hopefully meet him this Tuesday, or maybe next Tuesday.  I am going to bring my computer and MIDI keyboard so he can mess around in Garageband and make some music.  I hope it goes well! Read the rest of this entry »

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Mercy and Sharing Foundation

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2008 at 1:49 am

I was listening to a World Vision Report podcast just now and I heard an interview with Susie Krabacher, a former Playboy Playmate turned humanitarian, founder of the Mercy and Sharing Foundation. She discussed the difficulties of her childhood and how they have formed her into the person she is today. She is an amazing woman, and I would encourage you all to listen to the interview with her. Let me know if you would like me to email it to you. On the Mercy and Sharing site I found something horrible. Something absurd, something unjust, something disgusting, repulsing, infuriating, something inhumane, something sick something twisted something incomprehensible something… common.

The following slideshow has some intense images, but I encourge every reader that comes across this post to journey out of their comfort zone and into the world. The real world outside of our nice little bubble. Outside of Whitworth, outside of Spokane, outside of Puyallup, of Washington, outside of the United States of America. It’s horrible, and it’s real: it’s our world.

Mercy and Sharing Foundation Slideshow

I have only one thing to say: Jesus did not sacrifice His life for this.

Update: I have misplaced the interview and am having some trouble locating it. I do know that the interview can be found on this World Vision Radio Archive page. Thanks for your interest in the interview.

Kenyan Crisis

In Africa, Politics on January 8, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I don’t know if you guys have heard about it, but there is a lot of political unrest going on in Kenya.  Last Sunday the election for their next president was held with massive voter turnout.  Apparently the incumbent leader, President Mwai Kibaki, or the electoral commission, have altered the counts of the votes, declaring Kibaki the winner.  Many Kenyans are angry at this apparent fraud and have begun rioting.  I don’t know a whole lot about the issue and am doing some research into it.  You can learn more about the Kenyan Crisis and Africa in general over at White African.

Please pray for the people of Kenya.  There is a lot of anger in the civilians, and now that has erupted into violence.  They could use some prayers right now.