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Everyone can do something to help Syrian kids get the childhoods they deserve. You can make a difference to Syrian children today. 

 

UNICEF USAVoice
Children First.  

Marion HartMarion Hart, UNICEF USA
What can you do to help Syrian children under attack? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Read our report on 6 years of #ChildrenUnderAttack.

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences to their health, well-being and future.”

 

UNICEF USAVoice
Children First.  

Marion HartMarion Hart, UNICEF USA
What can you do to help Syrian children under attack? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Read our report on 6 years of #ChildrenUnderAttack.

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences to their health, well-being and future.”

“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.” ©UNICEF/2016/Syria/Idleb/Omar Alwan
“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.”

1. DONATE TO HELP UNICEF PROTECT SYRIA'S CHILDREN. 

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child.  Nearly 1,300 children have been killed or injured during 2016 alone.

Inside Syria, 2.8 million children live under military siege or in hard-to-reach areas. At least 5 million Syrian children have fled their homes due to violence and war.  Some are sheltering in camps within Syria, while others live in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. More than 2.2 million Syrian children have also been forced to leave school.

In response, UNICEF has helped mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history, supplying food, water, education, warm clothing and critical immunizations to millions of children and their families in Syria and neighboring countries.

But Syrian children urgently need more help. UNICEF is appealing for nearly $1.4 billion for Syrian children in 2017.

Support UNICEF's lifesaving work by making a donation to provide Syrian children with the help they need now.

2. JOIN OR START A FUNDRAISER TO AID SYRIAN KIDS.

Make a difference by starting your own fundraiser in support of UNICEF's campaign to aid the more than 8.4 million children who have been hurt by the Syria conflict. You can help save a child's life or give them hope and a chance for a better future.

Or donate to the Play For Syria Facebook Fundraiser, running through April 5, 2017 to coincide with March Madness, started by more than a dozen basketball players to support UNICEF programs for children in Syria and Syrian child refugees. Some of the players are American, some Syrian, some are former NBA, some former NCAA — but all have played ball in Syria. And all are deeply concerned for the children suffering there.

Learn more about the players and their fundraiser here, and help them spread the word by sharing their fundraiser with your networks!  https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/march-madness-unfolds-%E2%80%94-one-basketball-team-plays-syrian-kids/31997

 

UNICEF USAVoice
Children First.  

Marion HartMarion Hart, UNICEF USA
What can you do to help Syrian children under attack? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Read our report on 6 years of #ChildrenUnderAttack.

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences to their health, well-being and future.”

“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.” ©UNICEF/2016/Syria/Idleb/Omar Alwan
“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.”

1. DONATE TO HELP UNICEF PROTECT SYRIA'S CHILDREN. 

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child.  Nearly 1,300 children have been killed or injured during 2016 alone.

Inside Syria, 2.8 million children live under military siege or in hard-to-reach areas. At least 5 million Syrian children have fled their homes due to violence and war.  Some are sheltering in camps within Syria, while others live in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. More than 2.2 million Syrian children have also been forced to leave school.

In response, UNICEF has helped mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history, supplying food, water, education, warm clothing and critical immunizations to millions of children and their families in Syria and neighboring countries.

But Syrian children urgently need more help. UNICEF is appealing for nearly $1.4 billion for Syrian children in 2017.

Support UNICEF's lifesaving work by making a donation to provide Syrian children with the help they need now.

Now 85 per cent of Syrians live below the poverty line. © UNICEF MENA
Now 85 percent of Syrians live below the poverty line.

2. JOIN OR START A FUNDRAISER TO AID SYRIAN KIDS.

Make a difference by starting your own fundraiser in support of UNICEF's campaign to aid the more than 8.4 million children who have been hurt by the Syria conflict. You can help save a child's life or give them hope and a chance for a better future.

Or donate to the Play For Syria Facebook Fundraiser, running through April 5, 2017 to coincide with March Madness, started by more than a dozen basketball players to support UNICEF programs for children in Syria and Syrian child refugees. Some of the players are American, some Syrian, some are former NBA, some former NCAA — but all have played ball in Syria. And all are deeply concerned for the children suffering there.

Learn more about the players and their fundraiser here, and help them spread the word by sharing their fundraiser with your networks!

Damond Williams celebrates after winning a championship with Aleppo's Al Jalaa team. © Damond Williams
Damond Williams celebrates after winning a championship with Aleppo's Al Jalaa team.

3. SHARE YOUR CONCERN. 

Share UNICEF's donation form for Syrian children or Facebook Fundraiser page on your social media channels, by email or even word of mouth.

Or, click here to voice your concern about the children of Syria by tweeting to your congressperson. http://www.soundoffatcongress.org/lcH4

You can be the spark others need to get involved.  The friends and colleagues you reach can exponentially increase your impact by spreading our message to their own social networks.

Everyone can do something to help Syrian kids get the childhoods they deserve. You can make a difference to Syrian children today. 

 

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children and fools tell the truth

http://dai.ly/x3x61s9 

This little girl wrote a letter shortly before being killed by her father. How sobering.
You might be familiar with the proverb, “children and fools tell the truth.” But the truth that comes from this little girl’s mouth isn’t something a fool would say; instead, it feels like a dagger to the heart when you hear it.
There should be no mystery as to who the “Jack” in the story is. This video has such an important message, one that needs to be heard and remembered — both children and adults can be victims of violent abuse. Alcohol can make people so incredibly aggressive and unpredictable. The words of this eight-year-old girl should not be ignored, however hard they may be to hear. 

http://dai.ly/x3x61s9 

 

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While I Kept Partying, My Parents Kept Praying – Part 4: Working All Things For Good

Foundationally, every single person has to be born again.

Written by Luis Palau
Tags: Salvation
This article was written by Andrew Palau.

In my life, I’ve seen God work out His promise of Romans 8:28, that He causes “all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” For example, I went to a lot performances of the rock band Grateful Dead before I followed Christ. Their model was festival and open air, and free flowing multi-generational. When the Palau Association wanted to reach large cities for Christ, I remembered my Grateful Dead days. My brother Kevin and I imagined a gathering far different from the crusade model for evangelism. We dreamed of a party that would contain not only the Gospel, but also Christian music. We told Dad, “Let’s go to a park, let’s go to a beach, let’s shut down the city streets… and proclaim Jesus Christ.”

In 1999, our dream came true. Our first two festivals were held in Portland, Oregon. Now our “CityFests” with two full days of live concerts, a children’s area, live action sports demos, Gospel presentations, and more have been held in cities across America and even around the world.

Today I present the Gospel, just like Dad. And God has used me to direct festivals and share His Good News in not only the United States, but also in Africa, Romania, Egypt, Mexico, India, and even Jamaica – the place where the Lord first opened my heart to His truth.

I was recently telling my personal story of salvation in Africa. The people were interested in the fact that Luis Palau’s son didn’t know the Lord. In reality, my story is not that unusual. Every generation has to be called to repentance and receive the Lord.

An Eternal Decision
Ever since I started walking with Christ, I’ve never tired of telling my story. I think one of the main things that every believer has to realize is: God rescued me. And that is so humbling.

Whether I look across a sea of a 100,000 faces, or peer into the eyes of one searching 12-year-old boy, I know that everybody has to individually decide: Will I follow Jesus Christ?

Foundationally, every single person has to be born again. There is no value in your culture, or your tribe, or your family in terms of eternity. It’s a personal decision that has to be made by all.

Even by the son of Luis Palau.

Are you trusting anything or anyone other than Jesus to make you a child of God? Have you personally decided to follow Jesus? Whether you have or haven't, you can talk with a caring Christian

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If God is Good, Why Don’t I Have Enough Money?

How and When Can I Claim the Promise, “God will supply all your needs?”

Written by GodLife on 25/10/2015
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Benevolence, Giving, Money, Poverty, Providence, Provision, Riches, Unemployment, Work
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

It’s shameful when someone says, “You are poor because you do not have enough faith.” The Bible says when they make godliness a way to get rich, they have “corrupt minds” and “have turned their backs on the truth.” (1 Timothy 6:5-6) David did say, “I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging for bread.” (Psalm 37:25) But there’s a big difference between “wealth” and “begging for bread.” How can you keep from missing out on all your loving Father has for you?

Put His Kingdom First
“God will supply all your needs” was the Apostle Paul’s promise to those supporting his missionary work. He went to plant a church elsewhere and they sent him money more than once. (See Philippians 4:15-16) We can’t claim that promise in every case. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew 6:33). There’s a condition: God wants to come first in your life — every part it. Including finances, relationships and entertainment.

Watch How He Provides For Others
Another great provision promise is in 2 Corinthians 9. This also is for those who put His Kingdom first: “Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us. ” (2 Corinthians 9:10-11). In other words, they can watch how God provides for His work to see that He will provide for them as well.

Ask How Much Is Really Enough
Desire for riches is a snare. (1 Timothy 6:9-10) Following Jesus begins with embracing a cross. (Luke 9:23) “…the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58) Although Jesus had His physical needs met, He was poor (2 Corinthians 8:9) by this world’s standards. Here He told His followers that the things others think are “essential” are not part of any guarantee for the righteous. But we, through His poverty, become rich with “an eternal inheritance, held in reserve in heaven, that will never fade or fail.” (1 Peter 1:4)

Pray this week:

God, I know you are good: you gave your only Son so that I could have eternal life! Please give me your view of what is enough for me and help me be content.

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