Nepal earthquake: How you can help victims of the Kathmandu disaster

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A 7.8 Magnitude earthquake Hit Nepal Saturday 25th April 2015, more than 3,200 people have been confirmed dead

and tens of thousands a left homeless. below is a list of Link where you can donate which will help provide relief in Nepal.

Nepal already a poor country can do with all the help they can get, show your support and help by donating

Through the Links provided below.

The easiest way to donate is £5 to UNicef by Texting “DONATE” to 70123 or visiting www.unicef.org.uk

If you are outside the UK you can donate $10 to UNICEF By texting ‘Nepal’ to 864233

You can also donate to any of the following agencies below

Oxfam

Oxfam is an international organisation dedicated to fighting poverty. Donate to Oxfam’s relief efforts in Nepal,

click here

The British Red Cross

The British Red Cross help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. To donate

Click Here

CARE for USA

CARE is an organisation that works for the poor and vulnerable. To contribute to relief efforts

click here.

Save the Children

This charity works in 120 countries to provide disaster relief. To donate click here.

World Vision

World Vision is an international children’s charity. To donate to their Disaster Relief Fund

click here.

God bless You

Laurence x

Written Thoughts For Today – A Reflection on the Last Few Years – (from darkness to light) – By Aimee Mccormack

Thoughts For Today – A Reflection on the Last Few Years  (from darkness to light)

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About three years ago I came to a true understanding of GOD and of Jesus Christ and that understanding is of their love and mercy.

Before I became born again I was in a dark place and had no desire for life. I had anger at everyone and everything and had turned to dark magic in the hope of consolation and revenge on people that I thought wronged me. I also delved into the realm of psychic abilities and astral projection.

When I first met the man that brought me to the fellowship I attend I knew nothing of his faith. He was my mum’s window cleaner and I did not know him. I came home from college one day feeling stressed and annoyed at a women who worked with youth in transitions. She was supposed to show me the bus route to Filton College but ended up first taking me to the wrong college, Ashley down. Funnily enough God has led me to that said college to study. But at that time I was meant to attend Filton. The women was confused having another youth the next day that was meant to be shown the bus route to Ashley down so I had no real reason to be annoyed. At that time I excused the anger and blamed it in the hot weather when in fact it was my fault.

And so when I returned home to find the window cleaner talking to my mum over a cup of coffee.

The first words he ever heard me say was that God was F****** useless at directing people. He laughed.

Me and my mum then spent a few moments laughing and having a light hearted conversation but then she told me that the window cleaner was a Christian. Now to understand what I say next you must understand that I once attended a Sunday school and when I left at around eleven or twelve it was due to the death of my god-mother. I was young and didn’t understand much. I blamed GOD and turned away.

So when I discovered that he was Christian I turned to him and confronted him with half remembered scriptures that I had not thought on since I left my Sunday school. Again the window cleaner laughed but kindly. He answered my questions as best as he could and invited me to the home bible fellowship that I now attend.

I went if only to humour him but felt a conviction in my heart to stay. The next week on Thursday when the fellowship is held I went back to the youth group I attended for the last time and told them that I wouldn’t be coming back.

I didn’t now then why I stayed, I only knew that for once in a very long time things felt right.

It took a long steady process of spiritual healing and I did not confess what I had done before fellowship to my leader for a long while. When I did he was understanding and forgiving and showed me in the bible that through the blood of Christ all sins are forgiven. He taught me that GOD sent Jesus Christ to purchase our redemption through his blood. GOD sent Jesus to be the example of GOD’S heart which is love. When they say that Jesus is made in GOD’S likeness they talk of love not physical appearance. I also learnt that GOD is merciful beyond measure and would that all men and women be saved through the faith in GOD and Christ

This taught me that GOD’S mercy saved me from taking my own life and from destroying that of others.

I have come to a point of understanding that might sound mad to many people perhaps even to fellow Christians. That point is this; GOD in his infinite mercy and love saved me through the shedding of HIS sons blood. My life is not mine to give or to take but GOD’S.

HE gave me the will to live and in that he gave me my life.

I belong to GOD and to Jesus Christ. My life is theirs to lead and direct as they see it fitting. I love my GOD, I love Jesus Christ, my Saviour and I live for my faith.

I do not know if I can say I would die for my faith but I can tell you I am determined to get to that point. I will live my life unto GOD and Jesus Christ out of love and gratitude. I am theirs as they are mine. I will serve the Lord my God and Jesus Christ until the end of my days.

And what I am trying to say is that My life is in GOD’S hands and there it will stay. My GOD will be my sufficiency and I will do my utmost to grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Search the scriptures if you wish to understand or visit

graceloveandtruth.com

There are many teachings and sharing’s on this blog that I hope will bless all those who watch, listen and hear.

Never forget that GOD works miracles in even the darkest of lives because he is love. Anything you do or done can and is forgiven through Christ. When you believe you are saved. After that it is up to you what life you live. A godly life or your old life.

Aimee

Written Thoughts for Today – Team Work Makes The Dream Work – By Laurence Torr

Written Thoughts for Today – Team Work Makes The Dream Work 

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My Thoughts for Today

Following on my previous post on the difference between followers and leaders. I started to think about Teams. If you are a leader you will most likely have followers people that you encourage towards a certain goal, you will be helping individuals and perfecting them by coaching and training and setting an example for them to follow.

The individual’s we help, will be rising to the challenges not only in their own lives and making changes so they can move forward following the directions,

but they will bring their abilities and gifting and resources to the leader and the other individuals being worked with. They will be contributing what they learn including their own abilities and talent to the team.

As I recently learnt, a very good saying “Team Work Makes the Dream work.
This Reminds me of the Book Acts 2. particularly verse 44 -47

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
Acts 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

So what qualities are we looking for and building in the people we are leading? Teams need strong team players to perform well. But what defines such people?

Here are some qualities we first make sure are in our lives, because we have first learnt to lead ourselves so we can lead others so we can help bring out and perfect these qualities in others. Remembering that every person is different but still can show these attributes.

I got the follow Ten Qualities of an Effective Team Player for Marty Brounstein.
If the world can apply these Principles, and are committed to them how much more should we as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. we can learn some great things from below information.

If you were choosing team members for a business team in your organization, who would the best team players be? Assuming that people have the right technical skills for the work to be done, what other factors would you use to select your team members?
Teams need strong team players to perform well. But what defines such people?

Demonstrates reliability
You can count on a reliable team member who gets work done and does his fair share to work hard and meet commitments. He or she follows through on assignments. Consistency is key. You can count on him or her to deliver good performance all the time, not just some of the time.

Communicates constructively
Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others and for the work of the team. That’s what it means to communicate constructively. Such a team member does not shy away from making a point but makes it in the best way possible — in a positive, confident, and respectful manner

Listens actively
Good listeners are essential for teams to function effectively. Teams need team players who can absorb, understand, and consider ideas and points of view from other people without debating and arguing every point. Such a team member also can receive criticism without reacting defensively. Most important, for effective communication and problem solving, team members need the discipline to listen first and speak second so that meaningful dialogue results.

Functions as an active participant
Good team players are active participants. They come prepared for team meetings and listen and speak up in discussions. They’re fully engaged in the work of the team and do not sit passively on the sidelines.
Team members who function as active participants take the initiative to help make things happen, and they volunteer for assignments. Their whole approach is can-do: “What contribution can I make to help the team achieve success?”

Shares openly and willingly
Good team players share. They’re willing to share information, knowledge, and experience. They take the initiative to keep other team members informed.
Much of the communication within teams takes place informally. Beyond discussion at organized meetings, team members need to feel comfortable talking with one another and passing along important news and information day-to-day. Good team players are active in this informal sharing. They keep other team members in the loop with information and expertise that helps get the job done and prevents surprises.

Cooperates and pitches in to help
Cooperation is the act of working with others and acting together to accomplish a job. Effective team players work this way by second nature. Good team players, despite differences they may have with other team members concerning style and perspective, figure out ways to work together to solve problems and get work done. They respond to requests for assistance and take the initiative to offer help.

Exhibits flexibility
Teams often deal with changing conditions — and often create changes themselves. Good team players roll with the punches; they adapt to ever-changing situations. They don’t complain or get stressed out because something new is being tried or some new direction is being set.
In addition, a flexible team member can consider different points of views and compromise when needed. He or she doesn’t hold rigidly to a point of view and argue it to death, especially when the team needs to move forward to make a decision or get something done. Strong team players are firm in their thoughts yet open to what others have to offer — flexibility at its best.

Shows commitment to the team
Strong team players care about their work, the team, and the team’s work. They show up every day with this care and commitment up front. They want to give a good effort, and they want other team members to do the same.

Works as a problem-solver
Teams, of course, deal with problems. Sometimes, it appears, that’s the whole reason why a team is created — to address problems. Good team players are willing to deal with all kinds of problems in a solutions-oriented manner. They’re problem-solvers, not problem-dwellers, problem-blamers, or problem-avoiders. They don’t simply rehash a problem the way problem-dwellers do. They don’t look for others to fault, as the blamers do. And they don’t put off dealing with issues, the way avoiders do.

Team players get problems out in the open for discussion and then collaborate with others to find solutions and form action plans.

Treats others in a respectful and supportive manner

Team players treat fellow team members with courtesy and consideration — not just some of the time but consistently. In addition, they show understanding and the appropriate support of other team members to help get the job done. They don’t place conditions on when they’ll provide assistance, when they’ll choose to listen, and when they’ll share information. Good team players also have a sense of humor and know how to have fun (and all teams can use a bit of both), but they don’t have fun at someone else’s expense. Quite simply, effective team players deal with other people in a professional manner.

Team players who show commitment don’t come in any particular style or personality. They don’t need to be rah-rah, cheerleader types. In fact, they may even be soft-spoken, but they aren’t passive. They care about what the team is doing and they contribute to its success — without needing a push.

Team players with commitment look beyond their own piece of the work and care about the team’s overall work. In the end, their commitment is about winning — not in the sports sense of beating your opponent but about seeing the team succeed and knowing they have contributed to this success.

Winning as a team is one of the great motivators of employee performance. Good team players have and show this motivation.

Well if you have read all this thank you again these are some of my thoughts and also what I read about team players Hope you were encouraged, and inspired
much love
Laurence xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Written – Thoughts for Today – The Difference Between Followers and Leaders – By Laurence Torr

Written – Thoughts for Today – The Difference Between Followers and Leaders

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God bless Guys, I was thinking about Leadership today, and the difference between followers and Leaders, and there really is a big difference. Anyone can learn Leadership, if they are willing to change old habits and form new habits.
Are you happy with where you are in your life and walk? if you are not and your honest with yourself about it. You are the only one to make the difference,you can pray all you like and get all the latest and great bible teachings, but it is not until you move out with faith with a fixed heart and focused mind and that you are willing to change and serve others rather than your self will you see a change.

Faith with out works is dead, it is just mental assent.

Leadership is learnt, If you want to be a leader and add value to others there by adding value to yourself you can learn leadership and be a real leader, but you got to be open to change, Jesus Christ Said you can not put new wine into old wine skins. You can not keep the same thoughts and idea’s you use to have and expect to see a change.

For Example
A lot people that come off drugs, and stay off drugs are those that not only change the environment they use to live in but also there friends, those friend who may still have the same problem they use to have if they do not in most case they are more than likely to go back to be addicted again.
Like I have always encouraged and have learnt if you keep getting the same results it is because you keep sowing the same seeds. You have to change what you are doing, maybe who you get your advise from. If this is touching your heart. continue to read the following list of the difference  between

Followers and Leaders.
Followers always have an excuse…
Leaders always have an idea…
Followers always blame others…
Leaders fix the situation….
Followers make promises…
Leaders keep commitments…
Followers let it happen…
Leaders make it happen…
Followers say, ‘Why don’t THEY do something about it?’
Leaders say ‘Here’s something I can do.’
Followers live in the past…
Leaders live in the here and now.
When leaders make a mistake, they say “I was wrong.”
When followers make mistakes, they say “It wasn’t my fault.”
A leader works harder than a follower and has more time;
A follower is always “too busy” to do what is necessary.
A leader goes through a problem;
A follower goes around it and never gets past it.
A leader makes and keeps commitments;
A follower makes and forgets promises.
A leader says “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be;”
A follower says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.”

Leaders listen;
Followers just wait until it’s their turn to talk
Leaders respect those who are superior to them and try to learn something from them;
Followers resent those who are superior to them and try to find chips in their armor.
Leaders feel responsible for more than their job;
Followers say “I only work here.”
A leader says, “There ought to be a better way to do this;”
Followers say, “That’s the way it’s always been done.”
God bless have a great day,
love
Laurence xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Luke 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.

26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

 

 

Video Teaching – How To Run Your Race With Endurance, To Win The Prize By Laurence Torr

How To Run Your Race With Endurance, To Win The Prize By Laurence Torr

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As Born again spirit filled Believer’s we have entered into the greatest Race in life for a great prize.

We are not competing against each other, for each spirit filled Child of God can win that prize.

As in any competition there are rules to follow, we need to know what prize we are competing for.

Any serious athlete before they compete will be  disciplined giving up the things that will

keep him unfit and slow them down, they train their body to respond to their minds.

They make every step count, Like a boxer makes every punch count, how are we as

born again Children of God suppose to train and keep fits as believers? Listen to this

great encouragement and learn how to get rid of the weight that keeps us from reaching

the finishing line and the Prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

laurence teaching

 

 

 

Thoughts For Today – Letting the Christ In You Shine – By Danny Torr

Thoughts For Today – Letting the Christ In You Shine

Video 23 – Thoughts For  Today. Our daily video teaching/sharing’s, We pray you get blessed and encourage as you listen to them,we look forward to daily fellowship with you. We look forward to also hearing from You, If you have any questions, or prayer requests or you simply like to contact us, You can email us at:-  thoughtsfortoday@runbox.com