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Comorian, other

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98,000

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Comorian, Maore

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Islam

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The Sexual Abuse Report, just released Sunday night to the SBC Executive Committee, is appalling.  Jesus made a statement that "anyone who causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their necks and they were thrown into the sea" (Mark 9:42).  He was directly referring to a child, but 'little ones' can also refer to those under our spiritual care when we are spiritual leaders.  We pastors and other spiritual leaders have been given a wonderful and enormous privilege and responsibility to be God's servants in various positions.  We are given tremendous trust in those positions.  For a man or woman to use that position to abuse in any way a member of their organization (church, association, state entity, national entity, et al.) is beyond appaling.  It is one of the worst crimes against God and one of His children that a person can do.  And to cover it up only allows the abuse to continue, and compounds the heartaches far beyond the original crime.  Those who have committed these abuses, and those who have covered them up, deserve as severe punishment as is legally possible.

Please pray first of all for the victims of these crimes.  Then pray for their families, who suffer in many ways as well.  Then pray for the organizations where these abuses occur, and the people in them, who must bear the burden of dealing with these tragedies.  Then pray for the families of both the abusers and the ones who covered them up.  They, too, suffer in many ways for what those connected to them did.  Pray for the Southern Baptist Convention and our work in the kingdom of God, because now we must try to overcome the scorn that the world has and will further cast on us.  Pray especially for the missionaries and pastors who must continue to minister.  And lastly, pray for the abusers and those who covered the abuses up, that they will come to complete repentance for what they have done to others.

On May 19th, I ordered online more Living Waters tracts, ordering 200 Smartphone tracts, 200 $1M Bill tracts, 200 Fully Free Films tracts, and 200 101 One Liners tracts, total cost w/S&H $75.08.  I also worked on my writing.

On the 20th, we went shopping at Mall St. Matthews, where Lane got some clothes, and I gave four tracts to clerks.  We received word that my brother's wife's mother died.  Her funeral will be on Monday in my hometown, Greenville.  Please pray for their family, and our trip down there.

On the 21st, Lane and I went to Edgewood, KY (near Covington and Cincinnati), and visited a bunch of her family, 18 in all.  We haven't see some of them for over 30 years.  I gave one tract to one of her cousins.

On the 22nd, we went to our Community Group, then worship at our church.  I gave two tracts to fast food clerks, then worked on my writing at home.

Thank you so much for your prayers, and please continue to lift us up!

Food for Thought and Prayer:

I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that is not in order to enjoy ourselves.  —Ludwig Wittgenstein

Live life when you have it.  Life is a splendid gift—there is nothing small about it.  —Florence Nightingale

Love is friendship set on fire.  —Jeremy Taylor

In England, you’re allowed to have an opinion—as long as it comes out of your mouth.  —Jamie Oliver.  He suffers from dyslexia and didn’t read a novel until he was 38.

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person.  You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.  —Jeff Bezos

I only do what my gut tells me to.  I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.  —Jennifer Lopez

I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.  --Elon Musk

There is only one boss.  The customer.  And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.  --Sam Walton

Try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.  --John Rockefeller

If you took a doctor and dropped him or her in a modern operating suite with the best tools and equipment and latest gadgetry, and if they successfully performed an operation, you wouldn’t think much of it…. But take a doctor and put that doctor in the middle of nowhere—like in Africa or the jungles of South America—and give the doctor not a whole surgical suite, but a Swiss army knife. And if that doctor can successfully perform an operation, you would go, 'Now that’s a good doctor.' And when God takes foolish things…and weak things and despised things, and goes, 'Ah, you're perfect…. I’m gonna take and use you,' that’s where your value and your worth come from.  —Skip Heitzig

You don’t get authentic, life-quaking compassion from hearing missionary testimonies, reading mission magazines, attending missions’ conferences, making mission offerings, or watching mission videos.  We only get life-quaking compassion by becoming a missionary.  —Dr. Robert Creech

You become a missionary by obeying the Great Commission right where you are.  —Richard Graham 

Pride, pride, pride, is that basic sin to which God is ever opposed, and man is ever expressing.  —F. C. Jennings

Millions call themselves by His name, it is true, and pay some token homage to Him, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them.  Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is ABOVE, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. Those other things will be exalted above.  However the man may protest, the proof is in the choice he makes day after day throughout his life.  —A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

My definition of leadership—step 1: define the present reality.  step 2: give hope for the future.  Now combine that with this (author unknown): The church should be working where the hurts of their community are festering.  —Richard Graham

A troubled person is a person to love, not a person to fix. And people often change slowly and struggle deeply. —David Powlison

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.  —Bill Gates

I don’t believe too much in luck.  I believe in circumstances.  I believe in work.  —Carlos Slim

There is no royal road; you’ve got to work a good deal harder than most people want to work.  —Charles Wilson

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