Garden of Generosity

New homes are greatly need for orphans in Myanmar (Burma). Orphan’s Hope has been said to have the best model, in our Garden Home orphanage, which is dedicated to children who have lost both parents and had no place to go. It is a wonderful place for the children to grow up, run and play. It is also designed for a healthy lifestyle and to be self-sustaining, not endlessly struggling for foreign support. It has many fruit trees, gardens, rice fields, cows for milk, goats, chickens, and more, providing a healthy diet and some income. (It is unlike any other home we have seen in the country).

Engineering Ministries International recently sent a team which is developing excellent technical plans to further develop GH capacity for more children. It includes an family style cottages, education center, multipurpose open air hall, and new laundry.

We are praying for partners to help us build on the success of Garden Home, enabling more children to be taken in there. Many orphans and homes are struggling for food and the most basic needs. (Many of which Orphan’s Hope is helping, thanks to the kindness of donors like you!

http://www.orphanshope.org/projects.html

It is a pleasure to know the founder of Orphans’ Hope and to watch the project develop so well over the past 10 years. Thus am very happy to recommend it to you, should you consider being involved in some way. Global Nomad.

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Generous Refreshment

While attending a Wedding Reception at The Green Pastures, I realised that it was a place of “generous refreshment”. The service by the staff and the ambiance all said we appreciate your customer – you are a welcome friend. Thus I am pleased to recommend such a location to anyone looking for such a place of refreshment. Global Nomad

Here are some snippets from their website:

In everything, we aim to
» Honour God revealed in Jesus through the Holy Spirit
» Respect individuals as they are, while they mature into who God intends them to be
» Enable growth toward wholeness of body, mind, spirit and emotions
» Value those who find themselves on the edge of life, faith or church
» Offer each person space to discover and celebrate life

We will provide committed administration, understanding ministry, a caring team, locally sourced foods and a relaxing environment. By evaluating our performance prayerfully we will strive to achieve Christian hospitality at its best.

If you like the sound of that, check out our what’s on pages and gallery for more information.

“Share with God’s people who are in need.
Practice hospitality” (Romans 12:13)

http://greenpastures17.wordpress.com/

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Silent Generosity

This DVD is one of the many resources that the ministry Silent Blessings seeks to use as they reach out the deaf. Do share about these excellent resources with your friends – especially those with hearing challenges. Global Nomad.

Shattering the Silence
Over 23 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. As many as one million can be considered severely to profoundly deaf. How does the church minister to the special needs of these people and their families? Is the ability to hear a prerequisite for salvation? Should it be? In this remarkable little book d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing Christians and their families share their personal stories and, in the process, challenge the way we view those who “hear with their eyes” or “speak with their hands.” It is time to rethink the way we communicate Christ. It is time to Shatter the Silence!
Price: $3.00

http://silentblessings.org/

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Generous Meal

 

What A Difference A Day Makes (Another Small Idea)
24 Apr 2010 by Martin Wroe

If everyone in the UK gave up meat for one day a week, the reduction in greenhouse gases would be like taking 5million cars off the roads. How come we don’t hear this kind of green-sky thinking from the mainstream political parties.

We could tell you that the UN says the farming and slaughtering of animals is one of the top three causes of major environmental problems confronting the world, from land degradation and climate change to air pollution and water shortages. And that animal farming accounts for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transport sector. But it’d be more fun if you just watched this brilliant video instead. (And then go meat-free one day a week…)

So all the main parties in the UK election campaign tell us that our future energy needs can be met by a combination of fossil fuels, wind, wave and solar power and clean nuclear energy. And that if we all get our homes insulated, we’ll be burning less energy and finally halting climate change. But if insulation and micro-energy generation can be government subsidised to speed public uptake, why doesn’t government intervene in the market to accelerate moves to a less meat-based diet? If government can fund public education to convert people to healthier lifestyles, why not persuade the public to eat less meat. Healthier diet, healthier planet.

http://www.generous.org.uk/blogs 

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Leading Generously

 

 

“A course which is highly recommended and with which I have been privileged to be linked over the past years is outlined below. If you are looking for a professional, relational and quality course, then you would find it here at LMC [Leadership Matters Course]. http://www.leadershipmatters.ws/   I would encourage you to discover more through the website and encourage folk to attend if at all possible. It is a life-impacting experience.”  Global Nomad

Course Introduction

The Leadership Matters course focuses on seven key elements of leadership.

1.Gaining an understanding of what Vision is. The importance of living with vision and the ‘how to’ of seeing a vision develop in both your personal life and ministry. An important aspect of this is to have the ability to lead your team to do ‘Creative thinking’ together and to have the tools for times of vision giving, refreshing and energizing solitude.

2.Developing skills in the area of Communication. A leader does not only need a vision, but also needs to be able to communicate that vision. Workshops in Public Relations, public speaking, story telling and motivating to change and to own the vision of the leader and / or the ministry. Also to be able to prepare a talk, message, paper or letter in such a way that it addresses the needs of the audience in such a way that there is a positive response.

3.Developing skills in the area of Shepherding the people that are under the leader’s care, through affirmation, understanding the different learning styles that people have, developing people skills, learning to be more of a non threatening questioning person and therefore a good listener and gaining experience in the use of these training tools.

4.Develop skills in the area of Management, such as Decision Making, Planning, Organizing, Delegating, ‘following through’ and Evaluating. Visions need to be turned into reality. For this to happen basic management skills are absolutely essential, both in the ministry and in the personal life of the leader.

5.A leader needs to be a continual Learner. This course is in itself one way in which learning can take place in the life of a leader, but the learning needs to be on-going and life-long. The participants will be able to watch trainers ‘in training’, There will be mentoring throughout the course and they will experience a change in attitude towards being an on-going learner. The course is designed to be transferable so that they will also know how to pass skills on to others. http://www.leadershipmatters.ws/

6.Accept and understand that Pain is inescapable for a leader. For that reason the environment of the training is one of encouragement, but also a preparation to reality by addressing this issue. Relationship building, and effective management skills can greatly help to reduce the pain in many cases. Other skills acquired in the training can be of help also.

7.The need for God’s Anointing in Christian leadership is evident – the realization that the hand of God needs to rest upon a leader’s life and ministry. The trainers will be inspiring examples. Daily devotions will help focus upon God. The training is constantly Biblically based and immersed in much prayer.

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Bus of Generosity

 

The Book Bus aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.

The Book Bus is currently working to improve literacy rates at a community level in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador. With library work, book donations and the assisted reading programme, the reading culture in schools is being strengthened, resulting in a more confident reading population that is better equipped for the future.

Thanks to the support of generous donors and enthusiastic volunteers, the Book Bus has been able to make a real difference to many needy communities in Africa and South America.

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Generous Storytelling

 

“Our vision at Language Recordings UK is telling the story of Jesus in over 6,000 languages. We are the UK office of Global Recordings Network with many centres around the world, supplying The Gospel message to those waiting to hear. We supply our messages on CD, MP3 and free download from our web site. Also we still supply many of our recordings on cassette. Our primary aim is to reach those who have never heard before, but in the last 20-30 years this is the case for millions of people whether they live in remote and primitive villages or in bustling modern towns and centres. We are based in High Wycombe, near London and record and distribute recordings in Europe, the UK and around the world. We aim to tell Gods Stories and the “Good News” about Jesus in a story telling method to people in their own languages, across the world or across the street.”

http://languagerecordingsuk.co.uk/index.html
LRI(UK) is part of GRN http://globalrecordings.net/en/

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Expressions of Generosity

 

In a south-coast city in the UK, a new housing estate was being built of some 700 homes. It was being constructed on the 80 acre site of an old hospital complex. Right in the middle was an old chapel that had been neglected but still in reasonable shape.

A pastor and his wife caught the vision to see this chapel as serving the new community. The developer studied some aerial photos and noted that the chapel was right in the centre. They felt it should become the spiritual focus of the new community.

Thus with the generosity, goodwill and support of the development company and the enthusiasm of local residents, the Chapel is well on the way to being restored and fully operating as a community hub.

The developers and architects also emphasised that they wanted to connect Graylingwell with Winterbourne, saying the communities needed to be interwoven. To illustrate this they drew a line to show where the cycle paths were scheduled to run – one was a direct route through what had been an old orchard from our front door directly to the chapel door.

 

We took it as such an encouragement that this was definitely where God had called us and wanted us to be.

Graylingwell Chapel is the new community venue in Chichester but we can see a time, as the site develops, when additional communities could well become those little churches that are very typical of fresh expressions. This might be seen as ‘Chapel Central’ to a network of churches.

You can read the whole amazing story here:

http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/immanuelchurch

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Generous Agriculture

AGRINAS consists of three components:

•AGRicultural: Our primary target group is the farmers population in rural areas and for an important part our experience is focused on the development of the agricultural sector.

•INternational: Our range is international, where we focus on the poorer countries outside the rich, industrialized world, especially in the South and in the former communist world.

•ASsistance: We primarily respond to requests that come to us. In this we want to stand beside people and look for solutions in the form of long term development on the basis of village communities. We want to participate with government services and other organizations that pursue similar goals.

http://www.agrinas.org/en/home.html

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Homes of Generosity

About Tshwaranang

There is a word in Sotho, one of the native languages of South Africa. That word is Tshwaranang. Literally translated, it means “joining hands”, but it can mean much more than that. Unity can be the foundation from which the world is lifted up, for people of every race and tribe to join together, building up communities of strength, love and hope. If, through us, a man learns to help himself, then he can help others. A virtuous circle, if you will.

Some homes are little more than tin shacks.

Tshwaranang is a charity based in the Free State, in South Africa. We operate from a town called Harrismith, working in the surrounding area, especially within the nearest townships; Intabazwe, Tshiame and Mokgolokoeng.

Compared with many other regions within Africa, our town is relatively affluent, yet there are still many people living in appalling conditions, and families struggling within the worst poverty possible. HIV and AIDS is a devastating force within our community, with some estimates putting the infection level at 20% in the most badly hit areas.

Through projects of our own initiative, and also through channelling resources for others, we aim to transform our local community. Some of our finance comes from the Department of Social Development, some from other charities, and some from private donations.

Tshwaranang is pronounced swa-as in ‘I swam’-ra-as in ‘rang’-nang-‘rang with an n’.
To learn more about our company and our history, please download our Company Profile Document

http://www.tshwaranang.org/index.htm

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