Compassion International – Sponsor Kids for Cheap!

Compassion International lets you sponsor kids in third world countries to give them food, medical care, clean water, and the teachings of Jesus. For $38 a month! How cheap is that! Most folks could afford at least one!

But we sponsored two kids yesterday. Kwame, a 6 year old boy, and Martha, a 5 year old girl in Ghana.

We wanted to do this last year when 106.9 The Light (A radio station) did their Compassion Day where they promote the organization, and meant to… but we ended up kind of being lazy and never getting around to it. (Shamey, shamey.)

But this year, my wife and I both separately listened to the radio station doing their Compassion Day again all day long as we drove all over town running our various errands, and we both decided on our own that we wanted to do it. When we got home last night, my wife said, “I want to sponsor a child from Africa!” and I said, “Me too!” So we called Compassion International and made the plunge.

And Compassion is super cool, there’s all these other organizations they offer that you can make donations to help. From HIV/AIDS Initiative, to Disaster Relief, to providing bibles to mothers. You don’t even have to sponsor a child to help. You can do a one time donation or a monthly donation or whatever you want.

Pretty groovy, right?

Here’s some of the information from the kids we sponsored:

 

Location: Nteso, Eastern Region, Ghana

Your sponsored child lives in the village of Nteso, home to about 1,500 people. The primary ethnic group is Kwahu, and the common languages are Akan and English. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, cement walls and metal roofs. The regional diet consists of beans, cassava, cereal, bread, eggs, chicken and bananas.

Most adults in Nteso make a living by small-scale farming, working as day laborers on plantations, or selling goods in the market. The average family income is equivalent to less than $10 per month. This village has a lack of jobs, and many residents move to urban areas to find work. The community needs a playground for children.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nteso Anglican Child and Youth Development Center to provide your sponsored child with Bible teaching, food, growth monitoring, health screening, testing for HIV, vaccinations, hygiene training, school fees, books, uniforms, computer classes, career guidance, vocational training, soccer tournaments, music activities, leadership development and community service opportunities. The staff will also provide vocational training and lessons on child development, parenting and HIV/AIDS awareness for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child.

General Information
Population: 1500
Name Of Major City:
Distance from Major City: 143
Environment
Home floor typically made of: Dirt
Home walls typically made of: Brick/Block/Cement
Home roof typically made of: Tin/Corrugated Iron
Warmest Month: Feb
Avg. Temperature Of Warmest Month: 36
Coolest Month: Jun
Avg. Temperature Of Coolest Month: 22
Climate: Humid
Terrain: Mountainous
Planting Month(s): Mar, Apr, Jun
Rainy Month(s): May, Jun, Jul
Harvest Month(s): Sep, Oct
Hunger Month(s): Feb
Economic
Primary Occupation: Day Labor, Petty/Market Trading, Plantation Work, Subsistence Farming

 

How freaking sad is it that they have a ‘Hunger Month’??

And these kids are so cool. They go to school, they play soccer and games, they probably pick their noses, and they learn about Jesus… Pretty Sweet.

These are our two kids:

I wanna play with them.

And that’s possible too. You can actually travel to these countries (Okay, some of them I wouldn’t recommend it… but Ghana ain’t bad.) and meet your sponsored kids!

Oh, and they WRITE to you! They tell you about themselves, their families, what they like and don’t like, and how much your sponsorship means to them. And you can write back!

Awesome!

So check it out. It’s a great organization that’s been around some thirty plus years. It’s proven to help lift children and families out of poverty and introduce them to Jesus Christ.

Check it out, give if you can, and God Bless.

Some of you have done NOTHING with your life and you’re mad about it.

You have a college degree & a smartphone with access to virtually *anything* and you can barely get out of bed in the morning while you spit on people who built a whole world with nothing but a horse, map, & axe.

You’ve made nothing with access to everything. You’ve conquered nothing. Hell you can’t even conquer yourself. So go tear it all down. Scream into the void how unfair it all is. It’s not that you’ve wasted your short time here. Surely not.

Don’t bother with your own legacy your busy shitting on the long dead who aren’t here to care. Go burn down every Starbucks. That’ll show them. Torch the Target. Tear down every monument. Deface every memorial. But what have you built? What do you leave behind?

So take your benzos. Watch your porn. Get Uber to drop off your dinner. Buy an adult coloring book. Have sex with strangers to ease your crippling anxiety. It’s not you. It’s the system really. It isn’t fair. Go cancel someone. Dox someone. They deserve it. You’re the good guy.

Don’t write an epic novel worth building a statue to remember you. Go troll seven year old problematic tweets ever on the hunt for the boogeyman. See now you’ve accomplished something. Cancel everyone. You’re a warrior now. A real hero.

And lastly whatever you do never ever take even a moment to self reflect on your own failures. Never own them. Never take a hint of responsibility. Remember you’re just a helpless victim of circumstances beyond your control. This all means nothing. It’s like you weren’t even here.

-Twitter Rant by Luinalaska.

 

 

‘Nuff Said.

I added a gallery… over there ->

People love pictures, so I figured I’d throw some up and update it from time to time. If you’re on a computer, they are on the right side of the screen now. If you’re on a phone/ipad/fire/whatever, they’re probably at the bottom.

Yay pictures!

(And I even threw one in of me showing some leg from back in college… before I learned how to squat with heavy weights.)

 

Mandalorian is superb.

So far, this is the most I’ve enjoyed Star Wars since the original trilogy. I highly recommend it. It makes Disney Plus worth having.

It’s also spawned one of the best pro-gun line’s ever which was quickly turned into a gazillion meme’s about being an American.

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Such as:

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Did I mention there’s a baby Yoda that can use the force?

Yeah, it’s that awesome of a show. Someone take all of Rian Johnson’s money and give it to Jon Favereau for rocking the Star Wars world like it ought to be. I could write an entire post about how the Last Jedi was terrible, but I just did that about Dark Fate, and I don’t want to turn this into a movie bashing blog.

BTW – Feminist Charlie’s Angels just bombed at the box office. Kind of like Dark Fate. The reasoning? According to it’s director, “If Charlie’s Angels bombs it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”

Right lady… that’s why Kill Bill, Mad Max:Fury Road, Mr & Mrs Smith, Terminator 2, The Hunger Games, Aliens, Rogue One, and Edge of Tomorrow all did fantastic. Because the woman protagonist just baked cookies and kept their mouths shut while the men saved the day, just like all the knuckle dragging neanderthal movie going men wanted.

-eye roll-

By the way, EBAY has a full set of cosplay Mandalorian armor for sale for a measly $1,300.

The Mandalorian Full Beskar Armour Suit Star Wars Cosplay Replica

(It’s just money, folks. You’ll make some more later.)

If only our Mastiff would stop killing Communists.

This was in our dog’s insurance policy under ‘things not covered’.

Communists

So, no rebellion, revolution, invading, or civil war for our beast.

(Yes… I can just now see our slobbery, radioactive, counter-guerrilla English Mastiff defeating the enemy with slothfulness!)

Look how sad he is that he can’t smother our countries enemies with furry love.

Beastly

To bad, because my dogs favorite Bible Verse of WAR is Ephesians 6:12. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”