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A Dollar for Destiny

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11-year-old Destiny Kimble was killed in a motor vehicle accident on February 19th, 2011.  The accident left her mother seriously injured and her 15-year-old brother in a coma.

Destiny’s fellow students at Central Intermediate School are asking that each person donate ONE dollar to this family to help with their medical expenses.

It only takes ONE minute, ONE prayer, ONE dollar to make a difference!

A Dollar For Destiny

P.O. Box 231

Monmouth, IL 61462

Thank you to the Review Atlas for their article on A Dollar for Destiny!

UPDATE [3/6/2011]: And thank you to the Peoria Journal Star for reprinting Ryan Neal’s article!

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Protests Across Afghanistan

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The BBC reports protests across Afghanistan over the now-cancelled plans to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11.  Can anyone still tell me with a straight face that all the hysteria generated over this “ground-zero mosque” nonsense hasn’t endangered our troops in Afghanistan???  Even though Terry Jones has “suspended” his planned Koran burning, too much damage has already been done.  I’m sure some ingrates will still burn Korans tomorrow, and the media will likely oblige those idiots with international coverage.

Want to strike a blow against the Taliban and Al Qaeda on the eve of 9/11?  If so, then support charities like the Central Asia Institute, Arghand and Beyond the 11th.  Education, employment and empowerment of women in Afghanistan and other Muslim nations – those are the cruise missiles that will destroy Islamic fundamentalism.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Jake Grys!

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Hat Tip: News Anchor Mom.

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February 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Local Church Reaches Out to Haiti

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Even though the Calvary Baptist Church is still in the midst of rebuilding, the church members are organizing a garage & bake sale to help the people of Haiti.  The sale will start at 7 A.M. on Saturday, February 6 at the Jamieson Center.

Written by Matthew

January 19, 2010 at 1:45 am

Peoria Docs & Nurses En Route to Haiti

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A medical team sponsored by the Friends of the Children of Haiti is on its way to Haiti after finally finding a charter flight able to get them to Jacmel, the closest airport to the FOTCOH clinic in Cyvadier.  Best wishes to the team.  Their help is desperately needed!

Written by Matthew

January 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Bekah Grys

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Please keep Bekah Grys in your thoughts & prayers as she goes through procedures to correct the dislocation of one of her cervical spinal (neck) vertebrae.

Bekah & Ty Pennington at an EMHE build.

Please keep Bekah Grys in your thoughts & prayers as she goes through procedures to correct the dislocation of one of her cervical spinal (neck) vertebrae.

Written by Matthew

September 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm