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Families…..

 
 I ran into a stranger as he passed by,”Oh excuse me please”
 was my reply. He said, “Please excuse me too;
 I wasn’t watching for you.”
We were very polite, this stranger and I,
Then we went on our way as we said goodbye.
 
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But at home a different story is told,
how we treat our loved ones, young and old.
 
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still, when I turned,
 I nearly knocked him down.
“Move out of the way,” I said with a frown.
 
 
 He walked away, his little heart-broken.
I didn’t realize how harshly I’d spoken.
 
While I lay awake in bed,
God’s still small voice came to me and said,
“While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse which
 when you do you are also abusing me.
 
 Go and look on the kitchen floor, you’ll find some flowers there by the door.  Those are the flowers he brought for you, he picked them himself…pink, red, purple, yellow and blue.
 
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.”By this time, I felt very small,and now my tears began to fall.  I quietly went and knelt by his bed; “Wake up, little one, wake up”, I said.
 
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“Are these the flowers you picked for me?”
 He smiled, “I found ‘em, out by the tree. I picked ‘em because they’re pretty like you, I knew you’d like ‘em, especially the blue.”
 
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 I said, “Son, I’m very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn’t have yelled at you that way.” he said…
“Oh, Mom, that’s okay, I Love you anyway.”
I said, “Son, I Love you too, and I do like the flowers,
especially the blue.”
 
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Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days? But the family we left behind will feel the loss in many ways for the rest of their lives.
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And come to think of it, we give more time and  pour ourselves into work and the things of this world money, power, popularity entertainment, than into the things that matter, like the Lord our Husbands and Wives, own Family and Friends.
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 So what is behind the Story? Do you know what the word

Family means? 
 
 Family = (F)ather (A)nd (M)other (I) (L)ove (Y)ou
 
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We also have our Christian Church Family…
                  Church Family = Christ + His Body + Unity +                  Righteousness + Charity (meaning Love)  + Hope
 
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And we are a Family — Our Heavenly Father, the Protector, the Provider, the Comforter, the Nurturer, and we are His Redeemed Children, and He Loves each of us and calls us by name. Our Lord draws us to Him with compassion and understanding healing and restoring us.
 
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 Jesus’  Fragrance and Colour are more Beautiful than any flower.
  


 

Alissa’s Special Picnic …..

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After sending Anne some photos of my trips to Nepal which were taken when I visited all my  Children in The  Sunshine Children’s Home, Anne asked me to share with you  about one of our much cherished times, a special Picnic, which I’m very happy to be able to do.

Allisa and Children

In the middle of the summer months in Nepal it gets sweltering hot in Kathmandu, so as a treat we took the children and the two live in domestic Staff, who have become very fondly a part of this big beautiful family, on an outing to the Botanical Gardens in the south of the Kathmandu Valley.

Allisa and Carers

Although it isn’t the norm in Nepal to value and accept the workers, the children are being taught to love and respect everyone and these two caring dedicated young women who are now also learning English, were delighted to join us.

Carer and child

Thanks to all those who gave for their wonderful donations for the Children, including the clothes and toys, which I have been able to squeeze in with the luggage on my trips to be with them in Nepal, these made it possible for everyone to be dressed smartly for the special occasion and the girls took their dolls and the younger boys their favourite teddies.

Grannie Annies boys

Anne, affectionately known to the children as Grannie Annie, has brought such joy to their little hearts, Anne  helps to support the children as others kindly do too but just like a Grannie, gives then Treats too, this time it was to buy all the girls the loveliest dolls for their Birthdays.

Children

Once through the gates and what seemed a long way from the dust and pollution of Kathmandu, the green paradise was being pleasantly enjoyed by us all. Adults and older children carried along with them a portion of the carefully prepared picnic foods and drinks.

Before one could even make a plan, the ecstatic brood were eagerly off in all different directions, exploring new cobbled pathways, fresh little waterfalls and rock -pools, then up amongst the rose gardens.

Sunshine Picnic June 2014

There was a huge sigh of relief to be felt when they all came together to relax on a large grassed area and put on their party hats to enjoy our picnic lunch.

Boys will be Boys

Then in what seemed like a matter of no time, once again the children were excitedly hanging from trees and swinging from vines, running up and down slopes and in circles around where we sat.

As the happy group moved from place to place there seemed to be a whole new set of surroundings which entertained them until when as late as possible, we made our way back to the bus. As we were rocked up and down on the bumpy narrow roads descending through quaint mountain villages back to home in Kathmandu, completely exhausted, happily contented, smiling little faces fell asleep, whilst others sang about one of the best days of their young lives.

Blessings to you all – Alissa

Thanks 1Thank you for sharing about your wonderful Picnic with us Alissa, and for your appreciation of my support, I Love being the Children’s Grannie Annie and it gives me Joy knowing I’m part of their lives. But how very blessed they are to have you as their Aussie Mum, you are indeed a very special person Alissa and I give heartfelt thanks that we met and for the opportunity to share with you in giving these very needy Children a chance to enjoy their Childhood and for them to know that Jesus Loves them all greatly.

Christian Love – Always from both of us – Anne.

God Multiplied – Updated

Update below +++hands giving

Thank you to those who felt moved by The Holy Spirit to help Alissa continue her Sausage Orphanage ( Sunshine Home)  for the very poor  Children of Nepal, of course much more will be needed  as there are many other Children desperately in need of help to survive and to have the Faith and  Hope we have.

All these Children have grown up in a culture  where Pagan gods have been and are being worshiped and so they do not  have the blessings we have of Physical and Spiritual nourishment from our Loving God but He Loves them and provides through us for their needs.
 
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Lets give thanks to our Awesome God for multiplying Alissa’s donations, and her Children, she now has 20 and very soon more will be under her care. Alissa  received a gift recently of a $1,000 dollars and within a very short time after this she received another $1,000 dollars and just a few days ago another $100 and now God  has Multiplied this +++ Alissa received another $100 and still another a few weeks later, this is  enough for a few months  Medical care and food. 
 
 5 loaves and 2 fishesGod is multiplying our gifts, the same as Jesus did with the loaf and the fishes using  the lunch of a young boy who wanted to help.
 
 How Loving is our God who provides all our needs and extra so we can help others,  Love always balances the budget ….
 
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 We  are indeed very rich compared to these Children and Mothers who suffer  and will continue to suffer because of having no faith in our God who Loves and cares for all Mankind and yet even though they ignore Him, He still sends help … Us…. how blessed we are to be His willing vessels, to help our Children regardless of where they live in the world or who their birth father or mother were. 
 
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I will continue another day when Allisa comes home  to share more of her  plans to help these Children long-term, if you would like  to help lighten her load and offer care and support to our Children,  the link to her Website is below…
 
Sunshine children
 
 
Thanking you in advance for your prayers and support.
 
Christian Love – Anne.
 
 

Sausage Orphanage

  I have something Special to share with you, I have been very  excited  for a few weeks, I was on the way to do my shopping
on my Mobility Scooter 145 Mobility Scooter which helps me manage as I’m unable to walk for very long without having painful feet and shopping is something I really enjoy as I meet lots of friendly, interesting people, most are very caring and help me when I can’t reach things and sometimes our conversations lead to my sharing how very much God Loves them and also His healings and many blessings in my life, it really is a special time that I look forward to each week. 
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I was just about to enter Woolworths, when  I could smell Sausages cooking, yum, yum, when your hungry they do indeed smell sooooo good, I had been wondering what to have for lunch as I hadn’t packed anything, so I ordered a Sausage sandwich and as I was waiting I started talking to the very  friendly Lady selling them, well I haven’t been the same since… This amazing woman, Alissa Hill has a heart so big she left me speechless and believe me that’s saying something unique, those who know the length of my comments have probably worked out I also enjoy talking and those I have talked to on the Phone in America, have no doubts about it, I am indeed an Evangelist but as Alissa shared why she was having a Sausage Sizzle all I could do was nod and smile, but I wanted to shout Praise The Lord! I felt so much Joy it was overflowing, I am so very touched by Alissa’s story, I just have to share it with all of you and ask for your help too.
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  Alissa Hill
 Alissa’s Children had grown up and being a qualified Counsellor, with a very caring heart as you will see, she wanted to Adopt a Child but was unable to because being a single Mum didn’t meet Queensland’s requirements for overseas Adoption, so because Alissa having always wanted to help those in need even as a child, underprivileged Children became her focus and is was what motivated her to decide to care for needy Children in Nepal.
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 Nepal is one of the poorest Countries in the World with one of the highest rates of infant mortality and child trafficking. Up to 12000, girls a year are stolen and sent to brothels in India and abroad, many woman and children live miserable lives suffering sickness and severe malnutrition, they have no opportunity for a future and  their pagan gods offer no help but you are reading this because our God cares deeply, His heart is breaking as he witnesses the helplessness of His suffering Children…
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Some of Alissa’s Children

 We can make a difference, we can bring health, Love, Joy, Hope and Peace where there is now none for many of these Children unless they are cared for by someone like Alissa or others who have a caring heart.
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 Alissa and a few of the Children, Hmmmm
Someone wants to play with the Toys.
I will Post again with all the details of how Alissa started her Sausage Orphanage last year in November and her wonderful plans for it to increase and  become self-supporting and most important for the Children to have Schooling, which means they won’t be targeted for Child Trafficking. I will also post more pictures of the Children and those who Care for them. The Orphanage is called Sunshine Children’s Home Nepal,  which I’m sure will bring much Sunshine to many Children. 
Alissa has raised the money to start her Orphanage by Donations, her savings, hard work and boarding 3 Students. As there is no Government funding in Nepal,  Alissa comes back to Queensland every couple of months to raise money to keep it going, she does this by having many, many Sausage Sizzles and Garage Sales with donated goods, which are very popular in Queensland, Aussies love a bargain! but wonderfully they also donate and help support Alissa and the Children without receiving something in return, except of course Joy and thankfullness in knowing Children in need are being cared for .
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It doesn’t matter where they live, Children love to play
and it’s so good when they can.
Alissa’s Orphanage is a recognised and registered Charity and you can support a Child personally and be in contact with them through letters and  Skype, a Computer was Donated recently to make this possible… how good is that! but I do realise that some of you may be finding it hard to manage financially yet still want to be able to help, so I thought of a way you could with the most important needs these Children have, like food, clothes and medicine etc. 
If all of us who Blog for Jesus could give even just $5.00 or more if your able to, we could raise enough to help Alissa meet these urgent costs and also give her more time in Nepal to be with her much Loved Children, she now has over 14 but more are expected daily.  Alisa would like to help many more Children so you can be sure I will be asking God to multiply what ever is given but of course our Loving Heavenly Father thought of this first, His work done in His way never lacks His Supply, He sends help…
And that’s us, The Body of Christ, His Children and He has blessed us so we are able to help others in need and we know it’s a Joy when we do, so we are blessed again in our giving.
If you would also share with others about Alissa and her Sausage Orphanage, it would be very much appreciated and help greatly to make her needs known, I’m sure this type of gossip would be called Godly.
Alissa’s Sunshine Children’s Home in Nepal also has a  website ( see below )  where you can donate using Pal and if wanted can leave a comment or you can talk to Alissa personally by phone, the number is provided.
 
Many Blessings to you all as you reach out to others in need,
Christian Love from us both Always  – Your Sister Anne.

Hand of Hope

The Photograph is real and the story accompanying it is True. It appeared first in the October 30, 1999 issue of the Irish Independent. USA Today it reported on the miraculous surgery and photograph on September 7 nearly two months earlier.

This picture has been featured in many newspapers around the world. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps… “The Picture of the Decade.”

Both the Story and the Picture can be validated by Clicking on Links…  http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/samuel.html

 http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/babysamuel.htm

 he man who took the Photo – http://michaelclancy.com/

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

The baby was diagnosed with Spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta .

She knew of Dr  Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the Doctor removes the Uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby.

As Dr Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, ‘Hand of Hope.’ The text explaining the picture begins, ‘The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr Joseph Bruner as if thanking the Doctor for the gift of life.

Little Samuel’s Mother said they ‘wept for days’ when they saw the picture. She said, ‘The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person.’Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.

Update: The surgery was successful and little Samuel Armas was born on December 2 1999 and has been developing well, according to his parents, Alex and Julie Armas.

Now see the actual picture it is graphic but it is awesome…incredible… and Yes it is the Hand Of Hope…

 

How Great is our God!

Footnote- Some claim this Story is a hoax… it’s not! some try to discredit it’s validity or minimize it by saying it happens all the time… well if this is true that is also amazing. Some try to downplay the wonder of God’s merciful healing through the wisdom and gifts He has given Doctors, yet many Doctors claim that the lives that are saved are not only due to their abilities alone but know that it is God’s intervention. Some claim the Story has been changed but only in very minor details not in it’s Truth. Some are just skeptical regardless… But nothing can change the fact that it did happen so how we accept it is up to us.

 

 

The Touch Of Love

 
The Touch Of Love
 
 
 
Love Reaches out even Knowing it may Cost.
 
 
 
 Love Shows Kindness and Accepts Kindness.
 
 
 
 Love Looks for Strengths not Weaknesses.
 
 
 
Love has Acceptance and guidlines but not
 harsh boundaries
 
 
 
 Love Always Trusts it Doesn’t Wait for Others
 to Earn it but it does not welcome evil.
 
 
 
 Love Forgives and Chooses not to
 Remember Hurts.
 
 
 
Love is always Honest and doesn’t
Wear a Mask.
 
 
 
 Love is Always Humble Choosing to
   Need Others.
 
 
 
Love Shows Compassion and Understanding.
 
 
 Love Never Gives up it Always Perseveres and
 Always Hopes.
 
 
 
 Love is Always Thankful even for the
Small Things.
 
 
 
 Love Encourages, Supports, Uplifts,
and if needed  Corrects or Warns. 
 
 
 
 Love Doesn’t Demean Others it Knows
 its Own Worth.
 
 
 
Love is More then just a Feeling
 it’s an Action.
 
 
 
Love Never gives up on others it’s always
believing for the best and hoping
 for reconciliation.
 
 
 
Love is Willing to Help and Asks and 
Accepts it when needed.
 
 
 
Love does not take lightly past sins and mistakes
 but Learns  from them and moves on.
 
 
 
Love is Interested in Others and what
 Interests Them.
 
 
L ove is honest
 
 
Love is not Afraid to Show Real Feelings
when Happy or Sad.
 
 Love Never Fails!
 
 

What Love Means To Young Children

 

 

Touching words from the mouths of babes. What does ‘Love’ mean to them?

 A group of Teachers posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds… What does ‘Love’ mean to you?’

 The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think…

  ‘When my Grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my Grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too.  That’s Love.  Rebecca- age 8                                                 

‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ 

     Billy – age 4  

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’  Karl – age 5

 ‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries       butdon’t make them give you any of theirs. Chrissy6               

  Love is what makes you smile even when you’re tired.

Terri – age 4    

                                                                                              
‘Love is when my Mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’ Danny – age 7

 Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mummy and Daddy are like that.

    But they look gross when they kiss’ Emily – age 8  

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.’ Bobby – age 7 Wow!                                                                                                                                                                  
‘If you want to learn to Love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,  ( we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet )

‘Nikka – age 6  

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, and then he wears it everyday.’Noelle – age 7

 ‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ Tommy – age 6

 ‘During my Piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling…

 He was the only one doing that.  

 I wasn’t scared anymore.’Cindy aged 8 years        

 ‘My Mummy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ Clare – age 6

‘Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’   Elaine-age 5

 ‘Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is

 handsomer than Robert Redford     Chris – age 7  

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day’


Mary Ann – age 4

 I know my older sister Loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ Lauren – age 4

 ‘When you Love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down       

 and little stars come out of you Karen – age 7                 

Love is when Mummy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.’
Mark – age 6           ( Children’s Potty Talk. )       

 ‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I Love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ Jessica – age 8

 A Very  Caring Child…
And the final one — An Author and Lecturer  once shared about  a true story  he had heard concerning a very young boy with a caring heart.
The Child was a four year old boy  and the next door neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry, the young boy  went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

  When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbour, the child said,’Nothing, I just helped him cry.’ 

 

  Childhood is a very special time in our lives a time of discovery and Joy and yet their needs to be a time to let go of Childish ways, thoughts, humor and ideas and a time of  embracing or accepting who we are as Adults, focusing and seeking for the true values and those things that define us as people of worth with an Inheritance and a purpose. No longer confused but able to participate in the Devine calling with passion and Joy offering God’s Hope in Love.    

Yes we are to be Childlike, often Children have perceptions that sometimes Adults can lack, but we are not to be Childish, we are to be like Children  in our Innocence and  Dependence on the Lord, seeking Him with Trust and Thankfulness, not trying to be in control but allowing Him to Guide and Teach us and being Honest and Open with Him and others.

How wonderful when we listen to the Lord and believe that no matter what happens He will cause all things to work together for Good because we Love Him and this is shown by our obedience to His will and because of this He has Chosen us to bear much fruit so we will  mature spiritually and be perfected in Love.

1 Corinthians 13:11When we were Children we talked in a Childish way, we had Childish thoughts and we reasoned like a Child but when we matured we no longer held onto Childish ways, we put them behind us.