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What is child Malnutrition?

Malnutrition is not the sensation of hunger pangs it’s a medical condition in which the body can not maintain normal physical functions due to lack of nutrients from food. There are two types, each leaving a child dangerously vulnerable to infection and disease.


ACUTE MALNUTRITION is caused by a sudden lack of food—often due to a drought or other natural disaster. The telltale sign is WASTING, measured by low weight in relation to height. Without sufficient food, a child’s body uses energy stored in fat—eventually causing the body to break down.


CHRONIC MALNUTRITION occurs when a child lacks sufficient nutrition over a long period of time. The telltale sign is STUNTING, measured by low height in relation to age. A stunted child’s body and brain develop at a slower rate than normal, especially during the first 1,000 days of life. The effects are irreversible.


Facts About Famine

One out of every four children in developing countries is underweight.

One out of every four children in developing countries is underweight.

Source: World Food Program, 2011

In sub-Saharan Africa, 30 percent of the population is undernourished.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 30 percent of the population is undernourished.

Source: State of Food Insecurity 2010

Worldwide, the poor spend up to 75 percent of their income on food.

Worldwide, the poor spend up to 75 percent of their income on food.

Sources: The World Bank, World Development Indicators 2011; USDA, Economic Research Service


Guatemala Profile

This country has the highest percentage of chronically malnourished children in Latin America (the fourth highest in the world). In some areas, chronic malnutrition causes 90 percent of children to suffer. Many factors are to blame, including poverty, tradition, culture, and lack of access to the right foods with nutrients and vitamins.


Hungry To Healthy

Three-year-old María Sucely Diaz was not well. When she was admitted to the regional hospital in Chiquimula, Guatemala, doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia and severe, acute malnutrition. Her extreme condition demanded that she be hospitalized for six weeks.When her mother, Angélica, participated in World Vision’s community-wide food-education program, she learned valuable lessons. She was equipped to better care for her family and herself through cooking nutritious foods with locally grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs. She learned the importance of personal and house hygiene when preparing food. Angélica is now an example for other mothers. And María’s happy smile reflects her health.


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 A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Nine-year-old Rebecca of Guyana started her own Bible club at her elementary school. She came up with the program herself, even creating her own theme: Mighty Lord Is Our Savior. She gathered teachin materials, including Mailbox Club booklets, a Wonder Devotional Book and other activities that she created herself. Rebecca started the club in her 5th grade class with two of her friends, one of whom is Chinese. Rebecca later told her mother, “I don’t know what religion Chinese are, but my friend will become a Christian.” Rebecca begins the club with prayer then teaches from her Mailbox Club lesson booklets and a Wonder Devotional Book . Rebecca says the children like the club and the evidence confirms this fact. The club is growing in numbers and her friends are growing in their relationship with the Lord!

 

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Child Evangelism of Eastern, PA

The Difference Between Dating and Courtship 

Purpose of the Relationship

The main difference between dating and courtship involves the goals to be reached by spending time with a potential marriage partner. Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person. Maturity and readiness for marriage are not considerations in the decision to date. Instead, couples usually date with the selfish goals of having fun and enjoying romantic attachments.In contrast, courtship is undertaken only when both parties are prepared to make a commitment to marriage. Dating tries to answer the question, How can I find the one who will make me happy? Courtship strives to answer the question, How can I honor God and discern His direction regarding my life partner?


Accountability to Authorities

In a dating relationship, there is little if any accountability for the couple and little or no interaction with family members. The dating couple is merely attracted to one another in some way and often pursues an exclusive relationship that is independent of others’ influence or counsel. Since the boundaries of the relationship are self-determined, the couple may easily succumb to temptation and fail to consider their responsibility to honor each other in purity and genuine love.A couple participating in courtship seeks the accountability of their parents or other mentors. As they establish guidelines for their relationship, they can more easily recognize that God also holds them responsible to honor one another. Receiving God’s grace and the support of others strengthens them to maintain their commitment to purity.


 

In a dating relationship, self-gratification is normally the basis of the relationship. Instead of focusing on God’s pleasure, the couple is often looking for personal pleasure. This oblivious self-centeredness can lead only to dissatisfaction, promoting an attitude of lust (taking what I want) rather than the Scriptural attitude of love (giving unselfishly to others).Consequently, dating opens the door to many temptations. If defrauding (stirring up desires that cannot be righteously satisfied) occurs, the couple can foolishly and tragically give away both emotional and physical affections that should have been reserved for a life partner. Thus, in a dating relationship, frequently intimacy precedes commitment.A courting couple can evade numerous temptations by the choice to be held accountable to God-given authorities. The dangers of defrauding can be avoided more successfully, and an honest, open friendship can be nurtured and protected. Thus, in courtship, commitment precedes intimacy.


Focus on God’s Kingdom

Since one of the most important decisions we will make is the decision of marriage, we should make every effort to know and do God’s will in this area. A dating relationship is usually based only on what the dating couple presently knows about each other. In contrast, a Biblical courtship is based on what God knows about each partner and on His plans for their futures. Jesus gave this instruction with a promise: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). When a person makes a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ the foundation of all decisions—as he or she seeks God’s kingdom—God will provide all that is needed, including the marriage partner prepared by God just for that person. (See Proverbs 18:22, 19:14.)

 

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Institute in Basic Life Principles

 

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The Lord Jesus Christ is our perfect Leader and Saviour. He is our matchless Master, Model and Mentor. A look at His life and leadership style shows love, the foundation of all other Christian and leadership characteristics, was the prominent of His characteristic. Therefore, love should also be our gauge and guide. Two, love should be our model and measure even if we do not know what direction to follow, what counsel to give, what decision to take at a particular time. Three, love should be our passion and power. The passion of our heart, the pursuit of our life, the power of our leadership style should be the kind of love that characterized the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The greatest of all the qualities, gifts, abilities and skills needed for life and leadership is love. The Word of God tells us the essence, importance and indispensability of love (1 Corinthians 13:1-3) as we lead, preach, exhort and help others to grow in the Lord and ministry. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil. Love does not behave in an unseemly manner. It seeketh not her own. Rather, it puts the good of others first, it puts the growth and development of others first. Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. There is no pride in love in spite of its possessor’s skills, abilities, position, privileges, authorities, etc.

The kind of love God demands from us is one, supreme love for God our Creator, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and the One that loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for our salvation. Two, sacrificial love for sinners because Jesus Christ died for them. Three, sanctifying love for believers, as we help, develop, train, disciple and mature other believers. Four, submissive love for God’s Word. The weapon in our hand by which a sinner will be converted, by which the believer will be matured, and by which we will prepare ourselves and other people of God for glory, for heaven, for rapture is the Word of God. Therefore, we need to have submissive love for that Word. Five, it should be sincere love for the work of God. We need to have real, sincere love for the work the Lord has given us to do.


Besides, our love must be practically compassionate. If people are suffering, be compassionate; if people are going through some pain and pressure, be compassionate. Do not rush to crush others or to speak against them; rather, be compassionate. Two, we must be considerate with what others are going through. It is when you talk to the people, or ask them questions that you know their backgrounds and problems or challenges. Also, let your love be corrective and constant like the love of the Lord Jesus who, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end (John 13:1). Five, it must be conciliatory. When James and John came to Him with a selfish request and the other ten heard it, and were filled with indignation, Jesus reconciled them. And before He left them, He prayed for their unity. Six, it must also be constructive. You cannot be said to be constructive if you are not thoughtful, if you jump into a situation before you know what to do. Our love should be contagious. If, in a family, the parents are in love and the children observe them, those children are going to love one another because they’d never seen their daddy and mummy arguing or fighting; their parents’ love is going to be passed on to the children. So, let your love be so visible and contagious that others will see and, in turn, pass it on to others.


Selected from Becoming A Successful Christian Leader by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. Copies are available for sale in all Life Press Bookshops. Contact the Deeper Life Bible Church nearest to you.


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EIGHT   REASONS PEOPLE    ARE   LEAVING   DENOMINATIONAL CHURCHES   FOR   NON-DENOMINATIONAL   CHURCHES

1. Denominational churches have a negative reputation. Some respondents used the phrase “negative brand” to communicate this reason. 

2. Denominations are known more for what they are against than what they are for. 

3. There is too much infighting and politics in denominations.   

4. The denominational churches are too liberal. From what I can tell from these respondents, they are current and former members of          mainline churches.   

5. There is a general waning of institutional loyalty in institutions such as denominations.   

6. Denominations have inefficient systems and organizations. They are too bureaucratic.   

7. Some of the respondents could see no perceived benefit to belonging to denominations.   

8. Denominations are not good stewards of their financial resources.

 

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