Throughout the year, in each month, a difference remembrance or celebration is held for the military. November is no exception. We remember and celebrate both the veterans that have selflessly served and protected the United States, and the creation of the Marine Corps. But there is another remembrance in November, one that is unlike the others. In November, we also look at others who have made a great sacrifice for this nation, some of whom never volunteered to make such a sacrifice. We honor those who are often overlooked, yet are a key part of the military, but do not wear a uniform. They are the families of the service men and women.
Military families face unique struggles. Yes, like all families, they must deal with traditional family struggles - aging parents, family disputes, family deaths, holiday parties, and everyday events - in addition to the worries that comes from having a member of the family in the military. But, by having one member of the family serving in the military, it means that the family is often without a key member when facing these family struggles, placing added pressure and stress on those who have been left behind. It means a mom or dad trying to fulfill two roles, so that children do not miss out. It means a parent not being present for a child’s important event/performance/game. It means missing out on milestones, a loss the entire family feels.
A military family also faces other struggles and challenges: frequent moves, constant worry, multiple and long periods of separation, limited contact, and lack of knowledge regarding the whereabouts and safety of their loved one(s). All military personnel and their family should be respected and honored for the sacrifice they make everyday.
Unfortunately, many Americans, including politicians, no longer give the military and their families the respect they deserve. Families of the military do not wear uniforms, making it all to easy to hear the insults, jeers, and disrespecting remarks made by ignorant (and sometimes not-so-ignorant) Americans who take advantage of the freedoms they have by disrespecting the very people who have ensured they have that freedom.
This November, remember the families who stand behind and support the men and women fighting to keep America safe. If you are a family member, we at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministriesthank you for the help and support you have provided the armed services. If you are not a family member, consider how you could show your support for the military and/or their families.
The month of November, among other things, is Non-Profit Organization Appreciation Month. Non-Profit Organizations play a vital role in the daily lives and overall wellbeing of our nation and the world.
Although you may not realize it Non-Profit Organizations touch everyone's, including yours, life. Non-profits engage in innumerable activities. Non-Profit organizations feed, shelter and cloth those unable to provide for themselves: long and short term. Others provide medical care for those unable to afford it. Some non-profit organizations engage in medical research seeking cures for currently incurable disease. Many seek to influence the way the world is viewed and how people interact with one another. The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries falls into the later category of non-profit organization. The list of what non-profit organizations do is limitless and surely not exhausted here.
The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to support and encourage those who have acknowledged Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. For those who have never encountered Jesus Christ our desire is to introduce you too Him through the Gospels and a study of His word, the Holy Bible. Jesus teaches us that He is the way, the truth, and the life for all who come to Him with an open mind and a sincere heart. Our mission as a non-profit is to change the world for the better one person at a time through helping all come to Jesus Christ. We share our passion through our website: www.theforgivenessfoundation.org. Our website allows us to reach the world without leaving our office. Praise the Lord!
The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has a burden. The burden is sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every man and woman on death row in the United States of America. We do this by corresponding with death row inmates about anything they chose with the inmate knowing we will be sharing the Gospel with every letter.
As Christians the Bible instructs about our duty to care for all God's creation:
"When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, nor shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest. You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and alien: I am the Lord your God." (NRSV, Leviticus 19: 9-10) (The Hungry)
"And the crowds asked [John the Baptist], "What then should we do? In reply he said to them, "whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." (NRSV, Luke 3:10-11) (Clothing and Food)
"But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in Him?" (NAS, 1 John 3:17) (All Needs)
"I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and came to me. ... And the KIng [Jesus] will answer them, "truly, I say to you, as you did to the one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.”" (ESV, Matthew 25:36, 40) (All done to help mankind is done unto Jesus Christ Himself)
"And he [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole of creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”" (ESV, Mark 16:15-16) (Share the Gospel)
What is your passion? If you share the same passion and burden The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has I encourage you to pray for us and assist us in our ministry through your financial support.
You can make a gift online by clicking on the donate button situated on the left side of your computer screen. If you prefer to mail your gift you may make your check payable to: The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, P. O Box 25113, Washington D. C. 2027. We appreciate your support! (Your gift is tax deductible - The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)
Don't be lukewarm! Unleash your passion and let your love for Jesus Christ grow.
All non-profit organizations share one common characteristic: Their leaders, workers, and supporters are dedicated to and are enthusiastic about the cause the non-profit organization is pursuing. What is your passion? There is a non-profit organization in the United States that shares your passion! We encourage you to take the month of November, Non-Profit Organization Appreciation Month, to connect with a non-profit organization and pursue your passion.