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Monday, July 3, 2017

Oh, LORD, Forgive Me For I Have Sinned!

"If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them."
~James 4:17

I have pondered this and believed it, with little declaration or action, far too long.
Forgive me, LORD!
Forgiver me, Brothers and Sisters!
Forgive me, unborn children!
There are MANY atrocities against children (and others) across our globe, some I have seen with my own eyes. However, each time I am confronted with such injustices my God reminds me, without fail, of the murder of the unborn child, legally, here at home.
How can I become so zealous to do whatever is necessary to end those atrocities in other countries, when I am doing NOTHING to end the legal murder of our own unborn children?
Brothers and Sisters, I no longer can remain silent about the genocide of our own unborn children. You and I have sat back and allowed the enemy to deceive us far too long.
I cannot help but believe our doing nothing for the unborn child, for so long, is part of the reason we are now where we are, as a nation, in so many respects. "Our doing nothing" really is an oxymoron, since it has resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of unborn children, here in our own country and legally.
While I was on my sabbatical last week, the Lord led me to a sermon by Matt Chandler, one of Joseph's go-to pastors/teachers on the Internet. I scrolled through the sermon topics on The Village Church website and chose "Sanctity of Human Life", not necessarily because of the topic, but because Matt was the speaker, that day.
His words, "Believe and declare" have convicted me to the core. Belief without declaration is no belief at all.
It was no accident or "it, just so happened" I chose that one. Obviously, my God has decided I can no longer do nothing and say nothing.
So, what will I do for the unborn? I do not know the details, yet, but one thing for sure I...WILL NOT...do nothing any longer!
First and foremost I will begin praying!
Monday's, from here on, will be a day of prayer for the unborn. It will be a day where I ask God to forgive me/us and lead me/us to repent. It will be a day of me asking Him what, when, where and how am I to right this horrific wrong. It will be a day of showing His love to those who have chosen abortion, for whatever reason, and sharing the fact that God's forgiveness includes those who have done so, including me...by my doing nothing to stop it.
I am NOT here to debate anything, since basic embryology (the study of embryos and their development ) has always declared without doubt that at conception...it.is.a.human.being. 

"Thou shalt not commit murder."

Oh, LORD, forgive me for I have sinned. My hands are guilty of murders, many. The sins against our American unborn children are just as heinous as every other countries' sins against their already born children. Guide me in my repentance to seek how, when, where and with whom I am to share this. May the light of Your truth shine bright in this land as we seek Your forgiveness for our complacency with regard to the right of every unborn child to life, which You alone give.

I pray for your mercy on us as we deserve the same judgement our own laws have established for those who murder another human being.


How do we right this wrong, LORD? Is it even possible?
Give me wisdom and discernment to respond and not react to my own guilt in some over zealous action with no lasting positive outcomes. To respond in a way that will ultimately bring reconciliation between You and me and all others you so desire to be reconciled with. LORD, making laws will not always be sufficient to change behavior, but changing hearts will. Help me to be a heart-changer instead of a law-maker.
I am undone, before You, LORD!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Signs for Hope, Red, White & Blue Tie Dye T-shirts

We now have our 2017 Family Retreat t-shirts available  for sale.  $22 each (all sizes).  

$22 includes shirt, tax, shipping and handling.

The Adult shirts (2XL - S; limited supply) are red, white & blue (Gildan 100% Cotton, Americana Swirl) with light blue printing on the front and back. 

Front - SFH logo. 


Back - SFH logo with website and "Coordinating the adoption of deaf orphans in the world." And "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; Proverbs 3:5" 

See below.  



Children's sizes (L - XS; limited supply) have the same printing front and back but are blue on blue tie dye (Gildan, 100% Cotton, Blue Ocean) with white printing.  See below.

$22 per shirt, all sizes. 


3 ways to order:

1) By Credit Card
Email your size(s) and number of shirts for each size, along with your shipping address to becky@signsforhope.org.  I will generate an invoice from our SFH Square Store.  Once payment is received, your shirt(s) will be shipped as soon as possible.  





2) By Check

Send a check or money order to Signs for Hope, PO Box 460, Fairview, NC 28730

3) Asheville - local delivery

Cash or check. Email me at becky@signsforhope.org the size(s) you want and I will deliver.  


Sunday, April 30, 2017

MudLOVE & Signs for Hope's Campaign for our ASL-Immerision Family Retreat 2017!


Our Signs for Hope ASL-Immersion Family Retreat for hearing families who have adopted children with deafness is truly unique! 

This is our 2nd year to offer this ASL-rich experience specifically for helping the hearing families of deaf children learn better how to communicate with their adopted children via sign language and who better to share with them than our Deaf volunteer staff? 

MudLOVE was born in 2009, the same year as Signs for Hope, and their desire to provide clean water for those in Africa in great need was their motivation.  Today, every product purchased at MudLOVE provides one week of clean water to someone who needs it in The Central African Republic (www.waterforgood.org) AND it helps Signs for Hope raise funds to host our annual family retreat, held May 31st - June 4th.
 

This campaign is a double-win!  Your purchase supports 1) clean water for those in need and 2) ASL-immersion for hearing families in need.  


















Each mug is hand-thrown with love by artisans at MudLOVE! 

Click HERE to place an order on the MudLOVE website to support our SFH family retreat, 2017. These mugs and wristbands make wonderful gifts for yourself and others AND Mother's Day is coming! 






 
 




 
The cost for our family retreat runs over $10,000, each year.  We desire to provide $100 scholarships for each Deaf attendee and we cook and/or provide 4 meals for each attendee to help keep our families' and volunteers costs low. In addition, we provide a family retreat t-shirt for each attendee.  We are seeking to raise $1,500 through this campaign and we are well on our way with 38%.

If you like what you see, please share!

You can always make tax-deductible donations to Signs for Hope securely online HERE.


Or mail a check for any amount to Signs for Hope, PO Box 460, Fairview, NC  28730.  Contact me directly with questions please or if you would like more information about attending our ASL-immersion family retreatbeckyblloyd@gmail.com