Posted: October 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Although I can’t reveal the little  boy’s full identity, I can tell you his name is Bobbie.  His grandfather is a spiritual son of mine over the full eleven years we have been in the Philippines.  This grandfather has laid down his life for the poorest of the poor children for all the years I have known him.

This is why I thought I would just try to cover the cost myself.  Our FCM team agreed.  But then I believe the Lord told me there are partners, friends and family who might like to stand with me for “Bobbie’s” life.

Here is today’s post for you to read again before you pray.

October 16, 2011. If we ever stood firm, this is a good time. I am standing firm with a person so important to me. This is a mission pastor whose grandson was born with a hole in his heart. At nine years old and without surgery he is expected to live to be about 18. With surgery, he can expect to live to age 50 or more. Even with free surgery and hospital costs, the remaining costs are beyond reach for this pastor. My immediate response was to sacrifice all and help. And then I thought there might be others who want to stand firm on this one with me. We stand ready to do it all if necessary. Will you pray and stand with me?

 1 Peter 5:9 (NLT) “Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember thatyour Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.”  Ras Robinson

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Giving A Christmas to Remember

Children in Philippines received Christmas gifts and food last year.  You can be part of blessing them this year.  See below

This could be a special Christmas for you as well as the sponsored children.  Someone said a few days ago they would give to the children the same amount they plan to spend on Christmas this year for their own family.  What an awesome way to make Christmas special.  I believe it brought a smile to the face of Jesus.  Jesus loves children and is pleased when we love them and bless them.

Would you be willing to give a gift to a child who might not receive anything for Christmas?  Some of our children have never received a gift for Christmas or even any special food to eat on that most special of days.

Read more about “Christmas for Kids” on Kathy Bohlin’s blog – All God’s Children

Go to Christmas for Kids to give a gift of blessing to the poorest of the poor.  You will be blessed.

  1. Marilyn says:

    Right now I do not have any money to send to help, but I do have the Word of God. This pastor has a blood covenant with God that includes healing and wholeness for his son and family. I am declaring that his son is healed by Jesus’ stripes and that he will live a long and full life based upon his blood covenant with God. Jesus paid the price for this. Father I ask you, based upon this pastor’s blood covenant with you, that you bring total and complete healing to this young grandson of his. Give his grandson a long and healthy and prosperous life. Your son paid the price for His healing and blessing. Thank you Father.

    As I read your post about the hole in this young boy’s heart, I sensed that it signified how so many people have spiritual holes in their hearts. I wasn’t sure about this so I looked to see if I could find anything on it. I came across the following article.

    The Hole in Your Heart
    by Ron Hutchcraft
    Our friend had a medical procedure to repair what the doctor called “a hole in her heart.” Then he told her that everyone is born with a hole in their heart. That got my attention. I called a longtime friend of mine who is a highly experienced and respected heart surgeon. He told me that before we are born, there’s a hole that is the passageway for blood to enter our pre-natal heart. In most people, and I’m glad I’m most people, the hole heals up within a few days after birth. For a few, it doesn’t go away. And it really needs to be repaired.

    So everyone is born with a hole in their heart. Not just physically, but spiritually. But unlike that physical hole in your heart, the spiritual one doesn’t go away unless you let the greatest physician of all fill the hole.

    That spiritual hole in our heart keeps letting us know that it’s there—the loneliness that no relationship seems to remove. The emptiness that never goes away for very long, no matter what we do to fill up our life. The “what’s it all for?” questions about life that make everything seem ultimately so meaningless. It’s like there’s this voice inside us that seems to be saying, “Something’s missing.” We keep thinking the next relationship will be what’s missing, the next thrill, the next accomplishment, the next spiritual experience, the next “toy,” the next milestone. But every time we get to the top of the hill we think has what we’ve been looking for, all we find is another hill to climb.

    After a while, we just assume that this hollowness inside, this hole in our heart is just how it is. The Bible describes King Solomon as the richest and wisest man of his time. And he had the resources to do it all. Here’s his conclusion: “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” But just accepting that hole in your heart is ultimately deadly. It needs to be treated. It needs to be healed by the only One big enough to fill the hole in your heart; the God who made you to belong to Him. The brilliant physicist Blaise Pascal concluded that “inside every man is a God-shaped vacuum.”

    The hole in your heart is there to tell you that you really need God and that He isn’t there because of something that makes it impossible for God to live there – all the sinning of your life and mine. All the wrong things we’ve done. Until that’s forgiven and removed, the God you were made for must remain outside. In John 4:13-14, our word for today from the Word of God, Jesus is at a well, talking with a woman who has tried to fill the hole in her heart with one relationship after another. Jesus says to her, and to you, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst … the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

    “Thirsty again” – that’s the hole in your heart. “Never thirst” – that’s the hole in your heart finally filled as Jesus erases every sin of your life with His amazing forgiveness. He can do that because He did all the dying for all the sinning you’ve ever done. It’s paid for. Which means your heart can be cleaned today and the God of the universe can finally move in. Your lifetime search will be over. But you have to reach out to Jesus. You’ve got to tell Him that you’re done driving your life, and that you’re trusting completely in His death for your sin.


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