Dear Reader,

The Bible is full of scriptures exhorting the Church to bring prayers and requests to the Lord. In Matthew 7, Jesus states that our Father in heaven will give good things to those who ask Him. We invite you to join us in asking our heavenly Father for good things for the world’s children living in poverty.

April 30 is Compassion Sunday — a day when sponsors, pastors, and people who care about impoverished children will speak up in congregations all across the United States. We are asking God for 21,000 child sponsors through this event this year. Last year, nearly 17,000 children found sponsors on Compassion Sunday!

In light of this event, we are setting aside April 28 as a global day for prayer and fasting — a day we can come together as the worldwide Body of Christ before the Lord. We are asking that His glory will be seen through this special Sunday as sponsors and advocates communicate the needs of the world’s poor children to congregations across the country.

Will you join us in this? Will you agree to reserve April 28th as a day of prayer and fasting for Compassion Sunday?

We hope that all Compassion staff, sponsors, project workers and volunteers, child advocates, partners, and Compassion-sponsored children and children awaiting sponsors through this event, along with their parents, will join in this day of prayer and fasting. Invite your church to unite in this day of prayer for children who need sponsors!

We desire to see a great moving of God’s Spirit across this land as presentations are made and people step forward to reach out to children in need. Join us in bringing this request to our Father in Heaven! And, if you haven’t yet, please visit us online to request your materials for hosting a Compassion Sunday event at your church. Thank you in advance for joining your hearts with ours.

On behalf of the children,

Regina Hopewell
Advocates Network Director

The latest thing I’ve been in awe of is how God used Cyrus of Persia to allow some of His people to return to Israel after they were in exile.  Here we have a real king that existed in history (evident through archaeological digs and findings) that did things consistent with the things written in 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Daniel. It’s part of God’s/His story that makes so much sense I would think it would be harder not to believe in Him and what He’s done throughout the endless ages.  So why not crown Him with praises?  Why isn’t He exalted in every nation even though He’s sovereign over all Creation?  He is the Lord Most High and He should be magnified!


I can’t believe how many people are complaining about gasoline prices.  We have it good compared to many other places around the world.


Nation City Price in USD Regular/Gallon
Netherlands Amsterdam $6.48
Norway Oslo $6.27
Italy Milan $5.96
Denmark Copenhagen $5.93
Belgium Brussels $5.91
Sweden Stockholm $5.80
United Kingdom London $5.79
Germany Frankfurt $5.57
France Paris $5.54
Portugal Lisbon $5.35
Hungary Budapest $4.94
Luxembourg $4.82
Croatia Zagreb $4.81
Ireland Dublin $4.78
Switzerland Geneva $4.74
Spain Madrid $4.55
Japan Tokyo $4.24
Czech Republic Prague $4.19
Romania Bucharest $4.09
Andorra $4.08
Estonia Tallinn $3.62
Bulgaria Sofia $3.52
Brazil Brasilia $3.12
Cuba Havana $3.03
Taiwan Taipei $2.84
Lebanon Beirut $2.63
South Africa Johannesburg $2.62
Nicaragua Managua $2.61
Panama Panama City $2.19
Russia Moscow $2.10
Puerto Rico San Juan $1.74
Saudi Arabia Riyadh $0.91
Kuwait Kuwait City $0.78
Egypt Cairo $0.65
Nigeria Lagos $0.38
Venezuela Caracas $0.12

Would you like some cheese to go along with that whine?  </RANT>

More 2007 BMW 3 Series Coupe Information (most of it is for the UK) and Photos here:

Your Major League Baseball update

Good guys
San Diego Padres – 8-12, 5th in NL West/Worst 
Chicago Cubs – 12-7, 4th in NL Central
Anaheim Angels – 11-10, Tied for 1st in AL West

Bad guys
Los Angeles Dodgers – 10-11, Tied for 3rd in the NL West/Worst
New York Yankees – 10-8, 2nd in AL East

Make friends with your fast!

Actually, the 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI clocked a 4.5 second 0-60 mph time in the December 2005 issue of Motor Trend.

Anyway, I just wanted to encourage those of you out there who read the first part of my entry to make friends with your fast.  Not a fast that has to do with driving.  But a fast to lift up the lives of children around the world who still have yet to experience God’s compassion, love, grace, mercy, kindness, unfailing love, and so much more.  This Friday, let me encourage you all to pray and fast for these people.  Beyond Friday, let me encourage you all to keep the children of this world in your prayers and on your hearts that we may yearn and strive to see our great God reach every single one as Geoff says/sings.

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

One response to “”

  1. SportyABG says :

    i’m happy to see that the yanks are doing bad in baseball. whoohoo. 🙂
    man maybe i should move to venezuela. they got some cheap gas out there. =P

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