To All The Good People Of The World

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Your little good gesture

will help us start off

our worthy venture!

Let me share a beautiful story here:

57 Cent Church  

A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was ‘too crowded.

‘I can’t go to Sunday School,’ she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by.

Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.

Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.

As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.

Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: ‘This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School.’

For two years she had saved for this offering of love.

When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.

He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.

But the story does not end there….

A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands.

When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.

Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide..

Within five years the little girl’s gift had increased to $250,000.00–a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.

When you are in the city of Philadelphia , look up Temple Baptist Church , with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit TempleUniversity, where thousands of students are educated. 

Have a look, too, at the Good   Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.

Dr. Russell ConwellDr. Russell H. Conwell

In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, ‘Acres of Diamonds’.

This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.

YOU can be a part of this worthy cause in helping us to “helping people in plight” & saving lives.

Touching hearts and spreading cheer . . . Wiping off both sorrow and fear . . . Since you pass this place but once . . . you can at least extend your help just once.

Open your heart

&

Send your donation to

Asian Australian Initiative Inc.

Westpac Account No: 736 – 065 182364

Thank You

It’s your compassion we seek

For the funds that we need

For more info

CLICK >>>  https://paulchong.net/2012/12/13/asian-australian-initiative-inc/

Further Read . . . Helping People in Plight – Asian Australian Initiative Inc.

N G O

Non-Governmental Organisation

Registered No: A1007004H Incorporated in Western Australia

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The Ultimate Sacrifice of a Mother’s Love

Dear Richard,

When I read this message that you thoughtfully shared with me via email, tears just filled my eyes. In fact, I sobbed . . . and I had never been so touched by any story (true or otherwise). Such a TRUE story ought to be shared globally. I will use this story in my blog to tell the world of the basic goodness of mankind . . . that great emotion we loosely called LOVE . . . in the manner that in this DNA age we have lost its essential meaning!

God Bless

Paul

On 27/03/2012, at 1:01 AM, Richard Tay wrote:

A mother’s Love For Her Child Knows No Bounds . . .

This is a true story of a Mother’s sacrifice during the China Earthquake. 

A Mother’s Herart Under Heaven

After the earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshipping; her body was leaning forward, and her two hands were supporting by an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.

With so many difficulties, the leader of the rescuer team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman’s body. He was hoping that this woman could be still alive. However, the cold and stiff body told him that she had passed away for sure.

He and the rest of the team left this house and were going to search the next collapsed building. For some reason, the team leader was driven by a compelling force to go back to the ruin house of the dead woman. Again, he knelt down and used his hand through the narrow cracks to search the little space under the dead body. Suddenly, he screamed with excitement,  “A child! There is a child!”The whole team worked together; carefully they removed the piles of ruined objects around the dead woman. There was a 3 months old little boy wrapped in a flowery blanket under his mother’s dead body. Obviously, the woman had made an ultimate sacrifice to save her son. When her house was falling, she used her body to make a cover to protect her son. The little boy was still sleeping peacefully when the team leader picked him up.The medical doctor came quickly to examine the little boy. After he opened the blanket, he saw a cell phone inside the blanket. There was a text message on the screen. It said, “If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.” This cell phone was passed around from one hand to another. Everyone that read the message wept.

“If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.”

Such is the mother’s love for her child!

Here’s another touching story in nature depicting a mother’s love . . .

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast…because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

‘He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge.’ (Psalm 91:4) 

God’s Recall Notice

In the motor industry, we are most familiar with the question of vehicle recall. Much publicity is generated in the media over such expensive recall like Honda Australia on 30 March 2011 recalled more than 45,000 vehicles over an issue with the power steering hose that has the potential to start a fire under the bonnet. It could be for other problems relating to faulty brakes, electronic components, loose fasteners or faults with the potential to be a serious safety issue. No matter what costing millions to the prestige & image of the manufacturers, safety & security are held in foremost importance.

 Wikipedia – Michelangelo‘s The Creation of Adam

Now what of problems related to mankind? In the light of the above, it’s interesting to note what God will do to protect you! Just think how much more important are humans compared to motor vehicles! I bet you will never have heard it presented in terms of modern technology such as this!

(Someone sent me this message below. The content of which is awesome! Source: Unknown)

The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

This defect has been identified as “Subsequential Internal Non-morality,” more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:

1. Loss of direction

2. Foul vocal emissions

3. Amnesia of origin

4. Lack of peace and joy

5. Selfish or violent behaviour

6. Depression or confusion

7. Fearfulness

8. Idolatry

9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.

The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required. 

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. 

Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:

1. Love

2. Joy

3. Peace

4. Patience

5. Kindness

6. Goodness

7. Faithfulness

8. Gentleness

9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (BEST Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list, and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!

– GOD

P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by ‘Knee mail’!

Because HE Lives!

God Bless you

Have a Blessed Day

Andrea Bocelli – The Lord’s Prayer

The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
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 Lovers of opera would have heard of Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli of the era gone by and of the present great Three Tenors of whom Luciano Pavarotti is lately deceased. Andrea Bocelli can be counted in the same rank.

Andrea Bocelli, born 22 September 1958, is  an Italian tenormulti-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of twelve following a soccer accident.

However, he’s gifted with a golden voice. Though without the blessing of sight, “he sings beautifully in colours”. God is great! He takes away one thing but endows you with another even greater!

Remember too, this is the only prayer that comes directly from God!

“The Lord’s Prayer as sung by Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Sublime, magnificent, powerful, amazing, and breathtaking! Simply heavenly! What a marvelous piece of music and arrangement.
When one needs to calm thyself or to reflect on what is good in this world, this piece of beautiful, heavenly music is perfect.”

This short & simple prayer, well translated into hundreds of languages, was given by our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Luke which records Jesus being approached by “one of his disciples” following the Sermon on the Mount with a request to teach them “to pray as John taught his disciples.”

With over 5 million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical album by a solo artist of all time, and with just under 20 million units sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album, Romanza, became the best-selling album by an Italian artist ever, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada, and a number of other countries in Europe and Latin America. The album’s first single, “Time to Say Goodbye“, topped charts all over Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country. He is widely regarded as the most popular Italian and classical singer in the world.

In 2006, Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and on March 2, 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contribution to Live Theatre.(Source: Wikipedia).

The Cross


It was love, not nails, that kept Jesus on the Cross.”

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Whether you’re a Christian or not, Catholic or Protestant, the Cross is familiar to all. To be condemned to die on the Cross, known as Crucifixion, so as to mutilate it & prevent its traditional honourable burial, was indeed a grave dishonour. This was a death deserved for criminals of the highest order; a great shame & full punishment of the law.

The Cross is the world’s single biggest identifiable sign. It is God’s greatest plus sign which:

  • converts all your minuses into pluses

  • changes your negatives into positives

  • reverts your shame into glory

  • redeems you from sin & makes you a child of God

  • renews & fortifies you – making a new YOU.

    The World Largest Crucifix in UAE

While the VERTICAL points towards Heaven, from where all blessings flow, traversing geographically from north to south, the HORIZONTAL transcends & covers everybody irrespectively of colour, race or creed from east to west. Human beings are constantly burdened with the horizontal minus signs. We need God to provide that vertical stroke from up above to change all our minuses into pluses!

Look to the Cross, for on that Cross, your Redeemer & Saviour, Jesus, Son of God, died for you that you may have everlasting life (John 3:16). Through Him you should be able to achieve great things as stated in:

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This Is The Day That The Lord Hath Made.”

For God so loved the world that he gave his one & only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

Paul Chong

Sunday, 20 September 2009