The following websites have information that I consider worth knowing for reasons that appear on those pages. My summaries below will provide some idea of what the website covers.
In Gen. 2:18, YHWH* said, "It is not good for the man to be alone" (NASB). Aloneness exists even in marriages and in crowds. This ministry offers help for married folks and singles who need to develop more intimate relationships. My wife and I consider the Intimate Encounters course created by this ministry to be the most valuable ever offered at the church we attend. Highly recommended.
[From the 'About Us' page at Rafiki Foundation:] 'Rafiki' means friend in Swahili and depicts the purpose of the Foundationó to befriend orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27). The mission of the Rafiki Foundation is to help Africans know God by caring for and educating orphans, providing materials and training in education and Bible study, and giving economic opportunities to widows. To accomplish this mission, Rafiki established ten Rafiki Training Villages within the African countries of Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. These Villages provide living, educational, and lifestyle facilities through Rafikiís four programs: Childcare, Education, Training, and Widows.
This ministry offers opportunities to do Jesus' work in English-speaking countries in Afica for those who want to do more for YHWH's kingdom. It also helps women struggling to survive by selling the baskets, jewelry and other goods made by those women.
[From the 'About Us' page at Samaritan's Purse:] "For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ."
My wife and I have donated through this ministry, for example, for victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes, the earthquake in Haiti and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It is not the only place to make such donations, but the commitment to lift up Jesus Christ and their performance make a difference that matters to us.
Highly recommended for information on what to eat to get healthy and stay healthy. My wife and I lost a lot of weight following the dietary recommendations at this web site. The minister who maintains the web site was cured of colon cancer many years ago by changing his diet. I believe that this ministry can help anyone who takes their advice seriously.
If you or someone you love has weight or other health problems, you may find helpful information at this website.
An excellent resource for Bible and other studies. The interlinear Bible sometimes helps me understand difficult passages or those that I believe may not have been translated well. The Net Bible can be downloaded into your computer, onto your Kindle and onto your cell phone, as well as other devices. I find it a valuable resource, along with my others.
Stories and accounts of persons and events significant to Christian history. Browse the Church History Timeline by historical period. Learn about many of the saints who have gone before us, living and dying for the name of Jesus.
Persecution and oppression of Christians in over 60 countries around the world has increased as evangelical Christians have begun following Jesus' Great Commandment. The fear and insecurity of dictatorial and oppressive governments, as well as religious groups that seek to control through fear and intimidation, has grown as the numbers of Christians has grown, especially in house churches. The following websites provide information about that persecution and oppression. Those living under such conditions repeatedly ask for our prayers.
If you'd like to participate in praying for our persecuted and oppressed brothers and sisters, I subscribe to World Watch Monitor News, a publication of World Watch Monitor, the news service of Open Doors (a ministry created by Brother Andrew many years ago), and I would love to send reports to you. Just open my Contact page and let me know you'd like to join us in that ministry.
[From the website] Exodus Cry subscribes to a comprehensive approach to end slavery. We do this through prayer, awareness, and action. Prayer is a central value at Exodus Cry. We believe it to be our greatest and most effective weapon in combating modern-day slavery. This value keeps us connected to Godís burden for the issue and directs all of our activity. Awareness: Slavery thrives hidden in the shadows. In order to prevent this injustice from continuing we must shine a light on it. At Exodus Cry we are committed to driving the reality of slavery into the conscience of society. Action: Effective laws and their uncompromising enforcement play a significant role in preserving freedom for society and its citizens. Exodus Cry is committed to advocating for the formation and implementation of such laws. We believe no human should be sold and will fight to that end.
*YHWH or YHVH is the English representation of the four Hebrew letters that spell the name of the God of the Bible, the one true, living God worshipped by Jews and Christians. YHWH was the name by which he identified himself to Moses in Ex. 3:14. According to references that I've read, the exact pronunciation of YHWH's name was lost in antiquity. After much study, I prefer to pronounce the name "Yahu-wah" (the "h" being aspirated as in "hay", emphasis on the last syllable), but the generally accepted pronounciation in common English is "Yah-weh" or "Yah-way". Some translations of the Bible, such as the KJV and NASB, substitute "the LORD" for his name, following a practice begun before Jesus' birth.
YHWH revealed himself in various ways to the children of Israel in the Hebrew Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. He also revealed himself in and through his son Jesus Christ and acts, among other ways, in and through Christians by the Holy Spirit. Because the word "God" is being used today to designate all kinds of human inventions, although accepted for centuries in English as a name for YHWH, I prefer to use the name that YHWH chose for himself rather than "God" or "the LORD" as I did in early versions of my writings. Please read The Name of the One True, Living God for a fuller discussion.
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