Author Archive of Bsulahian

GFH – Next Chapter Letter
Gathering for Hope

August 4. 2015 Hello Fellow Ezer-Warriors - May we all fall into God's rhythm this day. I could not be more excited to reach out to you. First, a huge THANK YOU to our Gathering for Hope (GFH) Leadership Team: Angie, Heather, Naomi, Joan, Christy, Kaori and Rachel for your leadership of and commitment to GFH this past year. God used your energies and gifts to generate lasting fruit! I am very excited to share about the NEW PATH GFH is taking. This

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Journey Toward Healing
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Hope for Our Sisters has the honor of partnering with Dr. Shirley Heywood in Surkhet, Nepal. Although we fund her fistula prevention education sessions, we always celebrate the stories of healing that come through successful fistula surgery. I am also personally amazed at the ability of these women and girls to stay strong and positive in the face of horrific trials. Below is the account written by Dr. Shirley Heywood: “Bishnu Maya travelled alone

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THE JOURNEY TO GENERATE HOPE
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When you face obstacles in your efforts to serve God, you know you are on the right track. This was my mantra on this journey as we faced one obstacle after another. However, there was great reward in the end. Here is the story… Winter of 2014: “Let’s invite people to a dinner called Generate Hope to raise funds for a new prevention program in Angola.” We set the date for May 3rd. We reserved the venue in Melrose. We publicized the event.

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MAY WE HAVE ENOUGH ANGER
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May we “possess enough holy anger to assist us in helping to make positive changes in a world so full of so much injustice,” Macrina Wiederkehr, Seven Sacred Pauses On June 24, 2015, Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times released a column and video about his recent trip to Angola. After waiting about 5 years to obtain a journalist visa, he took full advantage of this opportunity to shed light on the way Angola operates…the elite get richer,

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May Gathering for Hope in Lexington – Lori Roscoe with the Department of Children and Families – May 13
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The Department of Children and Families is the state agency charged with the responsibility of protecting children from abuse and/or neglect. DCF's goal is to keep children at home, and to support families so that everyone is safe and healthy. However, if a child is in immediate danger, DCF has the authority to remove him or her from their home. DCF is looking for families that can provide safe homes and compassionate foster parents for children

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Freedom Through Surgery
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“Mommy, will you be able to run? Will you be able to jump and play? Will you be well?” These were my children’s questions when I told them I was having surgery…surgery to heal my incontinence. Yes, I leaked urine ALL THE TIME. For the last 8.5 years, it did not matter if I was walking, running, coughing, sneezing or simply sitting still…my bladder was broken, I leaked, and it kept me from really living. As much as I appreciated this physical

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Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World
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by Michael S. Horton Crazy, transformative, radical . . . they've all become spiritual buzzwords in church culture. But Horton says we're missing out on an important aspect of spiritual growth---the blessings of the commonplace. Providing a guide to sustainable discipleship, he invites you to gain strength and wisdom for the long haul as you embrace the everyday Christian life.

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April Gathering for Hope in Lexington — Wednesday April 8 — Barbara Heffner from Room to Read
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Room to Read is a non-profit organization improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. Please join us as we gather this month

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Healing in Nepal
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Hope for Our Sisters has the honor of partnering with Dr. Shirley Heywood in Surkhet, Nepal. Although we fund her fistula prevention education sessions, we always celebrate the stories of healing that come through successful fistula surgery. Please celebrate the new life for these three beautiful sisters with us! Below is the account written by Dr. Shirley Heywood: “Three ladies from Kapilbastu, a poor district on the Indian border in Western Region,

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Overrated: Are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world?
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We all want to change the world, but as pastor Eugene Cho found out, it takes more than just desire. It takes action. In this personal confession he encourages us all (himself included) to discover a practical discipleship that begins with the recognition that changing the world starts with changing yourself. Read more at: http://areyouoverrated.com

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