No Longer Gambling with My Life
Written by Joseph Cohen via Jews for Jesus
As with any human struggle, addictions are not always cured instantaneously. Victories may be followed by setbacks. Listen to Joseph Cohen talk about his struggle with gambling and addiction.
I was raised in a Conservative household in Port Chester, New ...
Hate Is Not That Complicated
Written by Stephen Katz via Jews for Jesus
I live in a pretty sleepy suburb of Washington, DC. Every now and then a bicycle might get stolen or the morning buses might seem too loud, but that’s about it. So how is it that a couple nights ...
If I Forget You, O Jerusalem
Written by Jhan Moskowitz via Jews for Jesus
I'll never forget the very first time I stood before the Western Wall in the ancient city of Jerusalem. I was seventeen years old and had just finished my first year in college. It was the summer of ...
The Paradox of the Rock
Written by Susan Perlman via Jews for Jesus
The history of modern Israel holds a fascination for me, so when I came upon a television documentary on one of the heroes of early Israel, Mordechai "Motti" Hod, I found myself riveted.
Hod's was a life of "firsts." He ...
A Welcome from Jews for Jesus
By Jews for Jesus
Briefly, here's what we believe:
God created humanity and the world for good. God intended for peace between all people-including Jews and Gentiles, Israelis and Palestinians.
The world, including you and me, has been damaged by evil. It's affected our relationships to God, ...
Sunday Collectives 4/13/15 – 4/19/15
A Skilled Leader Understands Their Team’s Concerns
By Barry Werner
Skilled leaders influence their team most effectively when they understand their team’s concerns. Read John 20:19-31.
It has been a week since Jesus’ crucifixion and a few people have reported that they had an encounter with the resurrected Christ. ...
Darkness To Light
A powerful new video by World Prayr, about the crucifixion of Jesus.
This video depicts the events of Jesus' death on the cross
as if they had occurred in today's world.
There is coverage by news and social media outlets.
Are you ready to move from darkness to ...
Service-Learning is a way of learning how to serve others. What makes it different from other kinds of learning is that in SL we learn while serving. The SL works with interns as well as the local community; often people in need. Service-Learning in the community wants to give hope to the hopeless. The only way of doing this is to change challenges into opportunities.
SL in the community of Beni has some projects which fight against poverty, as it is a case for goats’ project. This project consisted of distributing goats to five deferent associations operating in Beni town and neighboring villages: Cantine, Kabasha, and Oicha. The project was financed by a church, Upper Room, in Minnesota (USA). It targeted vulnerable women. They chose women because in Africa, especially in Congo, women are the main providers in their families.
The goats’ project is very strategic. It combines breeding and agriculture. These women learned new skills at seminar during the launch of the project. They use goats’ manure for fertilizer in their gardens. They have gardens where they plant: leek, eggplant, soy beans, and other vegetables. Some women are subsistence farmers, while others farm and sell their produce as a small business. For example, the women from the group in Oicha (30 km away from Beni), earned $100 after selling eggplant crop.
What the women like the most about this project is that several women will benefit from it. In fact, the goat project started by giving five to ten goats to a group (depending on the number of women in the group). The first recipient raises a goat until it births a kid. The kid is given to another woman then the first recipient holds ownership of the goat. Though, some groups are impatient to give each member of their association a goat. However, some groups are feeling impatient. For each woman to receive her goat will take a long period of time.
The group from kabasha (14 km away from Beni town) decided to buy two more goats. Each member contributed a small amount of money to purchase the goats. This helped multiply their efforts. However, these women still need to work hard to make their dreams come true. Each member is eagerly waiting for a goat and do not know the precise date they will get it. A few goats died of unknown diseases; therefore, they think that they still need to learn more about raising goats.
Even so Service-Learning is still looking forward to finding clear connection to this project.
No Longer Gambling with My Life Written by Joseph Cohen via Jews for Jesus https://youtu.be/H4Iuj9YALUc As with any human struggle, addictions are not always cured instantaneously. Victories may be followed...