MORE THAN JUST EMPTY WORDS

New York City. Homeless man.WHAT’S THAT? …YOU SAY THAT YOUR HOMELESS… I’LL PRAY FOR YOU THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE HOUSING FOR YOU” Oh the empty word! Oh the Hypocrisy we show! We will often make comments like this without even thinking about what we are saying. We are quick to appease and tell “white lies”,BUT we seldom keep our promises to be in prayer for that person. Where is the concern? Where is the love? Where is the compassion? Do we even try to ask further questions to find out the extent of the problem? Do we look to see if there are things that we can do to help? Are we willing to spend time with them really getting to know them and their needs. Is our concern truly for him or is our real concern our bank account being drained away; “leaches” sucking our money and resources dry. Could it be that our biases, preconceptions, and stereotypes are causing us to be prejudicial to those in need? And what is it that we really believe about the homeless? Are they in our minds 2nd or 3rd rate citizens? Do they have less rights than us? Are we like the priest and the levite in Luke10 that totally ignored and avoided the man that had been , robbed,stripped, beaten, and left for dead or, are we like the Samaritan that helped him with his wounds, bandaged them, got him up on his animal, got him to an Inn and took care of him? What really is our heart towards the poor? Do we truly love them or are we just going through the motions; playing the role of one that cares when really we couldn’t be bothered otherwise?

I think, more often than not, it’s the latter. We all tend to do it. We talk the talk real good but we don’t walk the walk. We are so convincing that we even sell ourselves the lies that we are doing a good job in caring for the poor when in reality it’s all a sham, a big production done to make ourselves look good in front of others. We are experts at lying to ourselves and others; so much so, that we could sell snow to Eskimos (Inuit First Nations People). Oh sure there are lots of scammers out there, and many more that will take money misuse it without even a blink of an eye as to the sacrifice behind the gift. But are all like that?No of course not. There are many different types of people with a spectrum of needs. surely there is something we can do? Are we that Jaded that we throw out the baby with the bath water and not give at all to those in need?  What position does that put us in light of the passage in Matt 25:31-46? Certainly I am not saying that we must foolishly give to all that ask without using discretion, and certainly there are those that are unable to give at all. We know that we have to choose wisely how we help so we don’t enable them But, we must seriously ask ourselves, whether we (myself included) are truly serious about showing the love of God to the homeless. We must ask ourselves is there not something we can do? Can we not buy them a meal at McDonald’s and use it to show the love of God. Is there no one that has a place in their heart and an extra room to take someone in that is on their way to recovery; giving them a hands up? Perhaps there are those that can just sit with them, listen, find out their story and really show you care.  Is there not someone that is willing to start a support group for the homeless where they can discuss the issues and have the opportunity to hear how Christ can meet their needs?  Is there not someone to love on them with all their heart and strength, and could be a light in a dark and perverted world? Is there not a Follower of Christ who truly cares enough to sacrifice their dignity and pride and spend time with them? Can we not be real, get past our hangups and start treating them like they truly are; People whom God loves and made in His image.  Is there not a way that we can convey to them that we are good friends with their maker and we want to re-introduce them to their maker, help them understand their instruction book, the Bible, and help them to understand their purpose, and know that they have value, worth, dignity, hope and more because of who their maker is and what he did for us?  Is there…..?

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Homeless man sleeping on the street.

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PROFILE OF CONQUERERS IN CHRIST/ NEW LIFE IN CHRIST MINISTRIES AND PASTOR BLASIOUS ROGERS TASOBYA

CONQUERORS IN CHRIST MINISTRIES

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST MINISTRIES

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  • IS A BISHOP (PASTOR OVER OTHER PASTORS) AND A SENIOR PASTOR AT “NEW LIFE IN CHRIST” IN BWEYOGERE, UGANDA
  • WAS PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO VISIT/SPEAK AT PASTORS/LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AS MAIN SPEAKER, AT SCHOOLS, ORPHANAGES, SLUM CITIES, AND PREACHING AT 2-3 CHURCHES EACH DAY
  • RUNS MINISTRIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
    • ORPHANAGE (housing, feeding children)
    • BRICK MAKING FACTORY (Make sell bricks, create employment use it to bring workers to Christ, give employment to inmate)
    • WORKS IN CONJUNCTION WITH LEADERS OF TOWNSHIPS CITIES, AND COUNTRY TO SOLVE ISSUES OF POVERTY, HUNGER, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND OTHER ISSUES
    • TRAINING EQUIPPING GIVING GUIDANCE TO LOCAL PASTORS
  • NEEDS OF PASTOR AND MINISTRY

    • FINANCIAL NEEDS FOR RUNNING OF ORPHANAGE, COST OF UTILITIES

    • CARE OF CHILDREN, (FOOD 3X’S A DAY, CLOTHING, HEALTH CARE FOR THE CHILDREN, MAINTENANCE OF ORPHANAGE  AND OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE COMPOUND WHICH ARE DETERIORATING BADLY

    • MONEY FOR UPDATING BRICK FACTORY 

    • MONEY FOR VARIOUS MINISTRY PROJECTS THAT THEY ARE DOING

    • MONEY FOR FIXING UP THEIR CHURCH/PREVENT WEATHER DAMAGE

    • MONEY FOR NOMAVE PROJECT -SEWAGE, WATER, HOUSE REPAIRS FOOD, SHELTER, NUMEROUS OTHER THINGS

HOW YOU BE INVOLVED AND BE A VITAL PART OF COMEC MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL (C.M.I.)

PLIGHT

a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.

“we must direct our efforts toward relieving the plight of children living in poverty”

synonyms:

predicamentquandary, difficult situation, dire straits, troubledifficultyextremitybind;

Help us relieve the PLIGHT of those without Christ, Those in desperate need, and those that desperately need advocacy, encouraging, equipping, teaching, challenging, and discipleship.

PRAY.

Pray  and seek god about What Part God would have you do with us as a ministry but also overall as a follower of Jesus Christ who is privileged with the responsibility of helping with God’s Kingdom work

LEARN.

LEARN ABOUT US AS A MINISTRY, WHAT WE DO, WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE, AND HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE WORK THAT GOD IS DOING IN AND THROUGH US.

INVOLVEMENT.

THERE ARE MANY AREAS WHERE YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN MINISTRIES WITH CMI. HERE ARE JUST A FEW SUGGESTIONS

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  • ADMINISTRATION
  • AS BOARD MEMBER
  • STREET MINISTRY TEAM MEMBER
  • WEBSITE/NETWORK ADMIN
  • OVERSEAS MISSIONS TEAM MEMBER
  • VIP CUSTOMER RELATIONS ASSOCIATE
  • PRAYER WARRIOR
  • OTHER AREAS AS REQUIRED

GIVE.

CONSIDER GIVING TO CMI A ONE-TIME, MONTHLY, OR ANNUAL GIFT TO HELP WITH THE MANY EXPENSES WITH THE MINISTRY, AND FOR THE MANY CHURCHES, MINISTRIES AND OTHERS WHOM WE HELP.

HELP.

HELP GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT COMEC MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, WHAT WE DO, WHY WE DO IT, AND THE MANY NEEDS THAT WE HAVE AS A MINISTRY.

TEACH.

HELP US IN THE AREAS OF TEACHING, CHALLENGING, ENCOURAGING, EQUIPPING AND MAKING DISCIPLES OF OTHERS, AND THEN TEACHING THEM TO DO THE SAME.