Archive | August 2013

Donate to Help Save A Life

Donate to Help Save A Life

Hi, my name is David Benjamin Jr.

I’m 18 years old, I’ve just graduated from high school this past June, and I will be attending Pitt Community College January of 2014 for Construction and Heavy Machine Operator. I’ve been a Christian all my life; I am the only child of David and Florence Benjamin. Our family attends Philipp Church of Christ in our hometown of Greenville, NC. My pastor, Dr. Randy B. Royal and the entire congregation is praying along with me and my family that I would be healed from my kidney disease, or eventually, I would soon get a new kidney. In 2002, I was diagnosing with kidney disease, and ADHD when I was just 7 years old. Later in 2013 I was diagnose with AL port’s Syndrome, which affects my eyesight and my hearing. I am death in my left ear and I’m going death in my right ear, this is the side effect of my disease.
2013 has been a bittersweet year for me, besides attending college, getting my driver license for the first time, and graduating from high school; on top of that, I have to worry about my health. This is something no teenager my age should have to worry rather they’re going to live or die. With my faith in God, and with the help of family, friends, and COTA, I’m sure the funds will be raised, and soon I will have a donor. I have so many hopes and dreams for my life and for my future. There is so many things in life I’ve yet to experience, and achieve. I want a fair chance at life, just like any other normal healthy teenager, and I’m asking you, the public to help me receive that fair chance in life by donating $1.00 or more to COTA for me at: http://cota.donorpages.com/PatientOnlineDonation/COTAforDavidB/

Help Save my life from this deadly disease.

Thank you
David Benjamin Jr.

Syria Chemical Weapons

It amazes me how the United States and 188 other nations now have international norms that must be respected. Following World War II and the Holocaust, the United Nations adopted a resolution on December 9, 1948, which stated “The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.”
Clearly, the massacres in Rwanda constituted genocide, so why didn’t the world step in to stop it?” replied Jennifer Rosenberg.
It amazes me how the world just stood by and watch 800,000 men, woman, and children being slowly tortured, raped, killed, and slaughtered like animals by Hutu extremists, and the Clinton administration along with the rest of the world didn’t do nothing to stop it, Why? Because Rwanda did not have not valuable resources that America could use. The Hutus used machetes, clubs, and knives to slaughter human lives because the bullets were too expensive to buy. The rest of the world just didn’t care that Africans were being slaughter daily by the thousands like animals. I often wonder; if this same bloodshed happened in Europe, or Australia, like it did in Rwanda Africa, what would be the significance of the United States and the other 188 nations aid to these two countries. Where was the norm when the genocide took place in Rwanda back in 1994? America goes to the aid of any other country in the world except Africa, and when they finally decided to intervene, it was too late.
Where do we draw the line between what is immoral, and what is the norm?

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Rwanda Genocide

 

How to End Poverty in Amercia

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Unity is the secret to ending poverty.

            Church isn’t just an organization for Christians to gather, to worship,  among themselves.  Church should mainly be for the lost souls who don’t know God, especially for those who are searching, and trying to fill a void that is not refillable unless it’s filled with God’s love, anointing, and his mercy. Many young people refuse to go to church because they are not welcome with open arms. A lot of times they are judge and ridicule by the pastor, or by a member in the church, so they resent going back.

Church is a place for everybody to come and worship no matter who you are, and what you wear, or what you do. Jesus judges your heart and not your outer appearance (1 Samuel 16:7). Come one, come all and learn the word of God, and his goodness, and know that he loves you regardless of your past sins.

If every church in each county of every state joins together in rebuilding their run down communities, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters within their counties, this will help win the war on poverty in America.  It’s the church job to feed the hungry, to house the homeless, to pray for those who are sick, and to preach to those who don’t know God. Together, men, women, your community, the churches, along with the state and government can win this war on poverty, if all of us pull together as one. Poverty will soon end by rebuilding one community at a time.

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Ways You and Your Church Can Help the Community

The Genocide In Rwanda

US chose to ignore Rwandan genocide
Classified papers show Clinton was aware of ‘final solution’ to eliminate Tutsis
by Rory Carroll in Johannesburg

The Guardian, Wednesday 31 March 2004 10.59 EST
President Bill Clinton’s administration knew Rwanda was being engulfed by genocide in April 1994 but buried the information to justify its inaction, according to classified documents made available for the first time.
Senior officials privately used the word genocide within 16 days of the start of the killings, but chose not to do so publicly because the president had already decided not to intervene.
Intelligence reports obtained using the US Freedom of Information Act show the cabinet and almost certainly the president had been told of a planned “final solution to eliminate all Tutsis” before the slaughter reached its peak.
It took Hutu death squads three months from April 6 to murder an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus and at each stage accurate, detailed reports were reaching Washington’s top policymakers.
The documents undermine claims by Mr Clinton and his senior officials that they did not fully appreciate the scale and speed of the killings.
“It’s powerful proof that they knew,” said Alison des Forges, a Human Rights Watch researcher and authority on the genocide.
The National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute based in Washington DC, went to court to obtain the material.
It discovered that the CIA’s national intelligence daily, a secret briefing circulated to Mr Clinton, the then vice-president, Al Gore, and hundreds of senior officials, included almost daily reports on Rwanda. One, dated April 23, said rebels would continue fighting to “stop the genocide, which … is spreading south”.
Three days later the state department’s intelligence briefing for former secretary of state Warren Christopher and other officials noted “genocide and partition” and reported declarations of a “final solution to eliminate all Tutsis”.
However, the administration did not publicly use the word genocide until May 25 and even then diluted its impact by saying “acts of genocide”.
Ms Des Forges said: “They feared this word would generate public opinion which would demand some sort of action and they didn’t want to act. It was a very pragmatic determination.”
The administration did not want to repeat the fiasco of US intervention in Somalia, where US troops became sucked into fighting. It also felt the US had no interests in Rwanda, a small central African country with no minerals or strategic value.
William Ferroggiaro, of the National Security Archive, said the system had worked. “Diplomats, intelligence agencies, defence and military officials – even aid workers – provided timely information up the chain,” he said.
“That the Clinton administration decided against intervention at any level was not for lack of knowledge of what was happening in Rwanda.”
Many analysts and historians fault Washington and other western capitals not just for failing to support the token force of overwhelmed UN peacekeepers but for failing to speak out more forcefully during the slaughter.
Some of the Hutu extremists orchestrating events might have heeded such warnings, they have suggested.
Mr Clinton has apologised for those failures but the declassified documents undermine his defence of ignorance. “The level of US intelligence is really amazing,” said Mr Ferroggiaro. “A vast array of information was available.”
On a visit to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, in 1998 Mr Clinton apologised for not acting quickly enough or immediately calling the crimes genocide.
In what was widely seen as an attempt to diminish his responsibility, he said: “It may seem strange to you here, especially the many of you who lost members of your family, but all over the world there were people like me sitting in offices, day after day after day, who did not fully appreciate the depth and speed with which you were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror.”
A spokesperson for the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation in New York said the allegations would be relayed to the former president.

Now We Are Free

The Warrior’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Your warrior prepares for battle.
Today I claim victory over Satan by putting on
The whole armor of God!

I put on the Girdle of Truth!
May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word
So I will not be a victim of Satan’s Lies.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness!
May it guard my heart from evil
So I will remain pure and holy,
Protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.

I put on the Shoes of Peace!
May I stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel
So Your peace will shine through me and be a light to all I encounter.

I take the Shield of Faith!
May I be ready for Satan’s fiery darts of
Doubt, denial, and deceit
So I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.

I put on the Helmet of Salvation!
May I keep my mind focused on You
So Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.

I take the Sword of the Spirit!
May the two-edged sword of Your Word
Be ready in my hands
So I can expose the tempting word of Satan.

By faith your warrior has put on
The whole armor of God!

I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory!

Amen

Famous Celebrities Who’ve Committed Suicide

Depression The Silent Killer

We have lost many celebrities and people to suicide throughout the years. Your life is more valuable than any materialistic thing on this earth. In life, as humans we all will go through some type of dark periods throughout our life and this is normal. Life’s struggles will only make you stronger and it will prepare you for the next obstacle course you will one day face in your life. No matter what you’re going through in life, just remember it will not last. You might be hurting now, just know that in due time your pain will end. You might be dealing with depression and don’t know what to do, my advice to you is to please talk to someone, and get help for what you’re going through.
Some may feel like it’s a sign of weakness because they cannot control their depression, and it’s not. I’ve dealt with depression many years ago, and I healed my depression through prayer, meditation, and a determination to live. Depression is awful; it’s a silent killer because we will not talk about it. I don’t care how educated you are, how famous you are, how fit and beautiful you are, depression can strike at any time, it can take over your life and turn it upside down, if you let it.
If you’re dealing with depression talk to some one you trust, let them know what you’re going through because you will need their support instead of facing your demons alone. Secondly, get professional help for your mental illness because it can more severe than others, it just depends on the person. Third, cry, there is nothing wrong with pouring out your heart to a friend, a therapist, or even just to God especially when you’re alone in your quiet space. Fourth, take full control of your depression; never let your depression take full control over you. Lastly, always remember, whatever you go through in life, you’re not alone, somebody else is going through the same struggles you’re facing now as I speak. Your not alone, give yourself a chance at life, I know the pain is sometimes so overbearing that you don’t want to live you can’t bear it, I know, I’ve been in your situation. I had to press on, I had to face my problems head on every day, but know this, one day the pain will end, you will smile again, and you will laugh again. This is your life; so take control of your own life.

Love

Love

Love is the cure to all that’s evil.
Love is the cure to all envy,
Love is the cure to all hatred.
Forgiveness is the cure to living.

_Colishia S. Benjamin

The Murder of Emmett Till

On July 25,1955, Emmett Till a fourteen year old African-American teenager was kidnapped and brutally murdered by two white men who tortured him, beat him, gouged out one of his eye’s, tore his entire jaw from his face, split his head in half with an ax, cut off his penis, shot him in the head several times and mutilated his entire body for two days in a barn until he finally died. The wife of one of the men said she could hear the color boy screaming all night until after a couple of days it stopped. They then took his lifeless body and tied a 70-pound cotton gin fan around his neck with barbwire, so his body will not submerge from the river. The two men, Bryant and Milam were both acquitted of Till’s kidnapping and murder just like Mark Zimmerman was found not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder. Where is the justice for our black teenage boys of color? This goes to show hatred and racism is still alive today as it was yesterday.

My Name Is God

Please read this to the end. My name is God. You hardly have time for me. I love you, and I will always bless you. I am always with you. I need you to spend 30 minutes of your time with me today, don’t pray, just praise. Today I want this message  to go across the world before midnight. Will you help? Please do not cut it and I’ll help you with something that you are in need of. Just dare Me! A blessing is coming your way. Please drop everything & pass this on. Tomorrow will be the Best Day of your life. Tweet this within ten minutes. Why do we feel sleepy in Prayer; but stay awake through a 3 hour movie? Why are we so bored when we read the Bible; but find it easy to read other books? Why is it so easy to ignore a message about God, yet we forward the nasty ones? Why are prayers getting smaller; but bars and clubs are expanding? Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity; but very difficult to engage with God? Don’t think just tweet this!!!!

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