Motherhood

MOTHERHOOD QUOTES; WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

FRASES VERDADERAS ACERCA DE LA MATERNIDAD

  1. “She was the driving force behind our early childhood development.”

“Ella fue la fuerza impulsora detrás de nuestro temprano desarrollo infantil.”

  1. “She planted the seeds of leadership by modeling good behavior.”

“Ella plantó las semillas de liderazgo al moldear un buen comportamiento.”

  1. “She held us accountable and introduced us to new experiences”

“Ella nos sostuvo haciéndonos responsables y nos presentó a nuevas experiencias”

  1. “She encouraged us to participate and get involved in our surroundings.”

“Ella nos animó a participar e involucrarnos en nuestro entorno.”

  1. “She cultivated our gifts and knew when to push us out of the nest.”

“Ella cultivó nuestros dones y supo cuándo empujarnos fuera del nido.”

  1. “She allowed us to explore different activities and discover our talents.”

“Ella nos permitió explorar diferentes actividades y así descubrir nuestros talentos”

  1. “She promoted our creativity celebrated our ingenuity.”

“Ella promovió nuestra creatividad celebrando nuestro ingenio.”

  1. “She took us places and introduced us to the world around us.”

“Ella nos tomó y nos presentó todo el mundo que nos rodea.”

  1. “She was eager to compliment us when we did something well.

“Ella estaba ansiosa por felicitarnos cuando hicimos algo bueno.”

  1. “She was quick to discipline us when we were out of line.”

“Ella se apresuró a disciplinarnos cuando estábamos fuera de línea.”

  1. “She was always proud of us.

“Ella siempre estuvo orgullosa de nosotros.”

  1. “She supported our interests.”

“Ella apoyó nuestros intereses.”

  1. “She identified our gifts and bolstered our confidence.”

“Ella identificó a nuestros dones y reforzó nuestra confianza.”

  1. “She was our coach and we were her team.”

“Ella era nuestra entrenadora y nosotros fuimos su equipo.”

  1. “She created a safe environment allowing us to blossom.”

“Ella creó un ambiente seguro que nos permitió florecer.”

  1. “She taught us about true leadership by her faithful parenting.”

“Ella nos enseñó acerca del verdadero liderazgo mediante su fiel crianza.”

  1. “She set the vision for a possible future.”

“Ella puso la visión de un futuro posible.”

  1. “She established our values and beliefs.”

“Ella estableció nuestros valores y creencias.”

  1. “She provided direction, opportunities and resources.”

“Ella nos proveyó de dirección, oportunidades y recursos.”

  1. “She generously supplied encouragement and reinforcement.”

“Ella generosamente suplió aliento y reforzamiento.”

  1. “She taught us to be disciplined and develop healthy habits.”

“Ella nos enseñó a ser disciplinados y desarrollar hábitos saludables.”

  1. “She told us we could become anything if we set our mind to it.”

“Ella nos dijo que podríamos  llegar a ser cualquier cosa si poníamos nuestra mente en eso.”

  1. “She challenged us to always be and do our best.”

“Ella siempre nos desafió a ser y hacer lo mejor.”

  1. “She saw us reaching our God-given potential.”

“Ella nos vio alcanzar nuestro potencial dado por Dios.”

  1. “She regularly said to us we were someone special.”

“Ella frecuentemente nos dijo que éramos alguien especial.”

  1. “She laid down the rules and regulations of life.”

“Ella estableció las reglas y las regulaciones de vida”.

  1. “She modeled the values and beliefs to guide our behavior.”

“Ella modeló los valores y creencias que guían nuestro comportamiento”

  1. “She gave us the information we needed to understand our world.”

“Ella nos dio la información que necesitábamos para entender nuestro mundo.”

  1. “She read to us.”

“Ella leyó para nosotros.”

  1. “She played with us.”

“Ella jugó con nosotros.”

  1. “She was the moral and religious center of our home.”

“Ella era el centro moral y religioso de nuestro hogar.”

  1. “She showed us what was important by how she spent her time.”

“Ella nos mostró lo que era importante al observar la forma en la que pasaba su tiempo.”

  1. “She made us do chores.”

“Nos ayudó a hacer las tareas.”

  1. “She practiced what she preached.”

“Ella practicaba lo que predicaba.”

  1. “She was a continuous learner.”

“Ella era una estudiante incesante.”

  1. “She was always active in our community and school.”

“Ella siempre fue activa en nuestra comunidad y  escuela.”

  1. “She warned us about actions that would not be tolerated.”

“Ella nos advirtió acerca de las acciones que no deberían ser toleradas.”

  1. “She trained us well so we would not embarrass and shame her or the family.”

“Ella nos entrenó bien para que no apenar, ni avergonzarla a ella o a la familia.”

  1. “She taught us manners and polite behavior.”

“Ella nos enseñó buenos modales y un comportamiento educado.”

  1. “She showed us standards of good conduct.”

“Ella nos enseñó las normas de buena conducta.”

  1. “She lived her life by the Golden Rule.”

“Ella vivió su vida por la Regla de Oro.”

  1. “She encouraged us to express our opinions and grow our talents.”

“Ella nos animó a expresar nuestras opiniones y hacer crecer nuestros talentos.”

  1. “She instilled in us the value of hard work and how to handle money.”

“Ella nos inculcó el valor del trabajo duro y cómo manejar el dinero.”

  1. “She always saw to it that we had everything we needed.”

“Ella siempre se encargó de que tuviéramos todo lo que necesitábamos.”

  1. “She was a great source of encouragement and reinforcement.”

“Ella era una gran fuente de estímulo y fortalecimiento.”

  1. “She picked us up when we fell down and made us feel better.”

“Ella nos levantó cuando caímos y nos hizo sentir mejor.”

  1. “She always knew what to say when we were hurting.”

“Ella siempre supo qué decir cuando nos estaban hiriendo.”

  1. “She was our biggest fan”.

“Ella fue nuestra más grande fan.”

  1. “She had absolute confidence in us.”

“Ella tenía absoluta confianza en nosotros.”

  1. “She never showed favoritism among the children.”

“Ella nunca mostró favoritismo entre los niños.”

  1. “She knew there was a purpose for our lives and gave us room to find it.”

“Ella sabía que había un propósito para nuestras vidas y nos dio el espacio para encontrarlo.”

  1. “She would never abandon us even if others did.”

“Ella nunca nos abandonó, incluso si otros lo hicieron.”

  1. “She was always in our corner offering words of support, guidance and forgiveness.”

“Ella siempre estaba en la esquina que ofreciendo palabras de apoyo, guía y perdón.”

  1. “She gave us positive and realistic feedback when we did well.”

“Ella nos dio una retroalimentación  positiva y realista cuando nos fue bien.”

  1. “She checked our homework to make sure it was completed and done correctly.”

“Ella revisó nuestros  deberes para asegurarse de que estuviesen completados y hechos correctamente.”

  1. “She did not let us off the hook when we made an error in judgment.”

“Ella no nos dejó descolgados cuando  cometimos  un error de juicio.”

  1. “She held us accountable for our actions.”

“Ella nos sostuvo para responsables de nuestras acciones.”

  1. “She made the punishment fit the offense when we broke the rules.”

“Ella dio el castigo preciso ala ofensa cuando se rompieron las reglas.”

  1. “She taught us to get in the habit of always doing our very best.”

“Ella nos enseñó el hábito de hacer siempre nuestro mejor.”

 

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Blogging is not my thing

I look back at the dates and see I lost touch somewhere in 2013, for 2 years silent on the blog page.  I have never considered myself a writer. So if you are reading this thank you!

I want to tell stories of the wonderful people we have the honor of meeting around the world. If I can tell their stories maybe I can make a difference even if it is only a little.

I love the story of the starfishes washed up on the sea shore, hundreds maybe thousands lying in the hot sun slowly dying unable to reach the ocean waters. A boy comes along and begins tossing them back into the water one by one. A fellow sees him and asks, “Why are you doing that? You can’t save them all. How can this matter?” And the boy replies as he tosses yet another starfish into the water, “It matters to this one!”

Charles K matters.

Charles, we first met in 2005, was tending a cow and serving at the children’s home. He is a diligent young man with an 8th grade education. In one of our many trips to Kenya we began to sponsor students to attend bible school; Charles decided he wanted to attend and this was his chance. HELPS made it possible for him. Charles had no idea of his own talent or abilities but when he began to attend bible school and do the lessons and take the tests something wonderful happened, it dawned on him that he could learn; he was intelligent! When Charles graduated from bible school he had a new found dream, to go back to high school and get his diploma. At this time Charles was 25. He enrolled in school! How many young men do you know that would humble themselves and return to high school at age 25? He not only returned but he graduated with high scores and now his dream is to attend Kenya University.  He needs sponsors to help him finish his education.  You can matter in this young man’s life. We can make a difference to this one. To learn more please contact us at thehelpsorganization@gmail.com visit our website http://www.helpsorg.com.

Charles is one of many but it matters to him!

Connie

I read this today edited it once again and wanted to share it with you.

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Chuck and I read 2 Corinthians 9 the other day in the Amplified version. For years I have loved, leaned on and relied on this scripture. As we read through verses 10 and 11……

10 And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [[e]which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].

11 Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.

It struck me that it says “God will Multiply YOUR resources for Sowing”. Paul was reminding the Corinthians that they had promised to give an offering. But in giving to others God finds a way to multiply your resources! Then as our…

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What difference does it make?

I have in my heart to help start 3 more bible colleges in 3 different countries because of the positive impact on the attendees. We want to impart that knowledge of hope, self- worth and life skills to those who lives have not been filled with opportunities and full of pains unknown to us as Americans.

Mass grave Rwanda 80,000 bodies.

Mass grave Rwanda 80,000 bodies. 

Pastor Enock and Family

We asked our friend Pastor Enock in Rwanda “Tell me what’s happening in your world “. His reply was. “The only challenge we still have is the consequence of genocide, WIDOWS, HIV/ AIDS,  ABUSED WOMEN, ORPHANS WHO NEED SPONSORS TO STUDY, PIGYMEES WHO ARE LIVING IN THE FOREST, PEOPLE LIKE US WHO ARE STILL LIVING NAKED IN THIS 21st CENTURY!”

These are the lives we are reaching; these are the people we help.  This is one of the places we want to get a college up and running.

Now let me share some thoughts from our sponsored bible college students in Kenya.

Mary a 2013 student writes, “I joined the college as a result of my dear friend who had joined the previous year 2012. Having seen their lives changed in all areas I desired to know what they learned.  So far I have been really transformed with the teachings. I expect as I continue the course I will be fully changed not only for the sake of my life but for the church, community and the nation as a whole.  Yours, Mary.”

Salome writes, “I decided to enroll after attending my daughter’s graduation in 2012. She has changed from the person I knew, I was so proud of her and it made me desire also to learn this great wonderful things about the Lord that she talked about. I am so grateful and honored I have already learned a lot.  It is wonderful to know I am not alone.  Imagine I am 65 years old and in Bible College Oooh how great and wonderful you become younger and good looking!  Yours faithfully, Salome. “

Antony writes, “I am sincerely grateful for choosing to sponsor me to attend this precious bible school; to be equipped for the work of the ministry. I am expecting to get out of this school being fully transformed and fully prepared to that I will be more effective in my area and be able to serve with knowledge, understanding and skills.  Yours faithfully, Antony.”

The last to share is Joseph, “The thing I can say to you is that the Lord used you to be a bridge for me to reach to the place where I had a desire to go but was unable”.

Joseph describes HELPS as a bridge, others have described us as a conduit a, pipe of blessing flowing through us to others.  Can you hold up one end, can you send your blessing through to lend a helping hand?  Of Course! $10.00 per student per month or $120.00 per year.

Our friends in Rwanda greatly desire to begin a Bible school though International Scool Of Ministry (ISOM). When asked we got a Whoo Hoo! YES! We need to supply the Curriculum.

Chennai India for Sam and Beaulah, they want to begin a Bible College  up until now that they have concentrating on finishing the church building.

In Peru we are looking at supporting their effort in training others.

Lets make this a great year of service!

Love,

Connie

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Oh the places you’ll go

Dr. Seuss wrote a book called, “Oh the Places you’ll go.” I can say that last year in the end of December I did not know what 2012 had in store for us. I am glad to say that wonderful things were in store for us and now to put some of it into words.

I learned that in spite of me, God provides.  We took on the challenges of the year in prayer and faith and we met each one.  We traveled to Peru, Dubai, India, Rwanda and Kenya. We found that with each year as we return our relationships deepen, fruit comes forth and we are enriched. We find God has been faithful in the stories young men and women tell us of how their lives have changed and blessings have over taken them. We find the fruit of our efforts with long lasting results.

Pastor Sakasaka

Rwanda is an example; Pastor Emmanuel Sakasaka was a sponsored bible student and graduate of 2009. He is now working in Rwanda teaching English in the villages outside of Kigali. He uses an English curriculum along with the leadership manual Chuck put together for the 2011 leadership conference for Kenya.

The Graduates

We had the honor of participating in the first graduating class of 49 students! It was exciting for us and for the Students.

The top students gave their speeches in English. This is an important skill as they enter into the global market as a progressive emerging nation, coming from colonization to freedom to genocide now to restoration and unity.

Top students

The need is great and we are in the middle of it standing alongside Pastor Sakasaka and his passion to teach English. We also met with several Pastors who have a passion for leadership and world outreach. Our kind of people! We look forward to working with them in the future.

Traveling on to Kenya our schedule was full preparing for the graduation of the 8th graduating class of bible school students. There are now 265 alumni, and of those we have sponsored 157 in the past six years. Because we are always looking for the most effective way to support others in their vision and callings we saw this as a great way to produce results.

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We first met Pastor Anthony in 2005 on our first trip. Chuck visited his small village church made of tin walls. In our next visit to Kenya we strongly encouraged him to go through bible college, he did!  Each year of our return Pastor Anthony made a special effort to visit us in our meetings and each year he would ask us to visit his Church. But time and scheduling prevented us from accepting his invitation. This year we made plans for such a trip. On Friday we went by taxi to the village of Kiamwangi. The new church, still madPastor Anthony's Mom20121214-01756e of tin but larger, is just off the highway on a nice plot of land.  He called a special meeting, most of the members arrived on foot. The first woman we met was his mother, a precious woIMG-20121214-01754man. Once every one had arrived he called each member to come and sit by us as he told us their personal stories of sorrows and victories. It was a special treasure.

We met a man named Pastor Geoffrey. He introduced himself as, “I am your fruit!” He was a graduate of 2010 by the help and love of Pastor Anthony he began a church up the road in another village. He was thankful for Victor and Eunice for their obedience and devotion to have the Father’s House Bible College and reach so many. He was thankful to us for the sponsorship. Now Anthony has another man, Moses in his congregation ready to take the challenge to devote a year to training. Pray for Moses.

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Those who stepped forward to sponsor a student

A significant moment happened at this year’s graduation. Chuck gave the invitation, 63 people came forward saying, “I want to go to school.”  I gave a challenge for those who graduated in previous years and were blessed to step up and sponsor a student, to give as they have received. Thirteen people stepped forward and out of those thirteen they have agreed to sponsor 31 students!  This is fruit that will remain. This is what we long for that the vision is reproduced in others!  The cost is $120 per student per year.  January 12th the School began. We will be sponsoring 49 students.  Out of those in Kenya that stood up to take the challenge to sponsor  13 students have been paid for.  Not every one kept their word.  But we are glad they were inspired and we pray that they will be able to one day.  Many people in Kenya only make  $120 a month in wages. So it is a huge step of faith but for us it is $10 month which might mean one skipped meal out or 2 cups of coffee in order to give.  the next time you send $10.00 think of what it could do for a student.

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We had many wonderful days in Kenya, We spoke several times in services and held a leadership conference for Pastors. Chuck gave the commencement address to this years graduates a class of 65 Students; 45 of which we sponsored through our faithful Wednesday night  group and others that saw the value of this great investment.

Our time with the children was precious and never long enough but in order to do them justice I wrote a separate blog just for them.  James read it and took it to the home so each one could hear what I wrote and be encouraged.  I am loving facebook as there is a computer lab close to the school/home and I am getting requests to be a facebook friend with those who are old enough to have an account!

In closing we have so many invitations to nations to come.  The nations we have touched are waiting for us to come again.  With your help we can do it.  We need to do it. It is our great commission.

Thank you for taking the time to read about these wonderful people in my heart.

Connie

See other posts for reports on  the other nations we traveled to this year.

Tea Party

I want to share with you one of my passions and hope that you will hear my heart.

Almost 2 years ago I was sitting in my $200,000 house on 2 acres of land, with a new car, 2 beautiful boys, I had just quit a very stressful job and was then immediately blessed with a job of my dreams. I had a huge walk in closet with tons of clothes and shoes, I could go get a starbucks whenever I wanted, I could go out to eat with friends, go on dates with my husband and never worry about money (to an extent).
I remember one day my heart being heavy as my sister and her husband were in Austin, Tx trying to raise money to start a church and the funds were not coming in. My parents were launching FULL time into the development of The HELPS Organization and I got a letter in the mail from a former student of mine asking me to support her mission trip. I had another friend leaving for Turkey for 2 years and I wanted to help all of them, I wanted to give and wished I could send them all hundreds of dollars.
I have always been good at making money. Ever since I was a very young girl I had a “side hustle.” In that moment as I looked at all the Blessings the Lord had given me so undeservingly, I made this resolve to use my gifts and talents to help raise money for others instead of keeping it for myself. My first project was refinishing a desk and chair. My goal was to sell it to raise money to help support my sister. I wanted to raise $300 and I achieved my goal. Next I made new tags for my handmade jewelry stating that the proceeds would go to helping young women around the world. I then had a garage sale for HELPS and put together a Holiday Market at East Cross United Methodist. Through those events I was able to raise $2000.  Which isn’t a ton of money, but is special to me, because I would never be able to just give $2000 out of my pocket. I wish I could. Then I also regularly take items to consignment shops and send HELPS the money. I do all this because I have been blessed, I lack nothing. And I am convinced it is better to give. I want my whole life to sing praises to the one who has clothed the lilies and feeds the sparrows.Holiday MartHoliday mart 2 

This year I have continued to take items to consignment, we have done 2 HELPS garage sales and made a combined total of about $1200 and the Holiday Market is around the corner. It starts November 25th and will go through December 2nd. I want to inspire you, I want to compel you, I want to stir you to look around at your life to count your blessings and not get caught up in the culture of this world to acquire more and more, but consider blessing others with the abundance you have been given.
My next project is to have a Tea Party to introduce my Special friends to some  beautiful young women in other countries. 
Emily French Director of education for HELPS
We look forward to hearing your great ideas on how you too can do the same and make a difference for others.

Hello world!

 As we began our journey’s to different nations I began to write emails telling of our adventures abroad. Each time I wrote I would get comments back saying “I feel like I am right there with you.”  Then this Summer at the Faith Christian Fellowship annual conference I was speaking to our book publisher and he said “I love your emails you need to start a blog” and so it has begun.