Sewing Classes End With Celebration
The first sewing course to teach women a trade in Calbayog, Philippines, has been a success. Six women participated in this training, and they are on their way to earn an income with their newly acquired skills. Each one expressed her gratitude for this opportunity during the final session, as they celebrated by having a meal together and singing songs of praise.
2015 Indian Heatwave
In May 2015, India was struck by a severe heat wave. It has caused the deaths of more than 2,500 people. The heat wave occurred during Indian dry season, which typically lasts from March to July. The South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and the neighboring Telangana, where more than 1,735 and 585 people died respectively, were the areas most affected by the heat wave which had the highest recorded temperatures since 1995.
Omega’s boys home is located in Andhra Pradesh, and we are grateful to God for the protection of the home and the boys.
From Jay. . .
A French proverb says, “There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.”
The question then is, how do you maintain a clear conscience? How many people have you heard saying something like this, “I don’t need to read the Bible to know how to live. My conscience lets me know when I’m right or wrong.” The fact that people have a conscience - a ‘little voice inside’ that helps govern behavior - leads many people to believe that they have within themselves the standard of ultimate truth by which to live. The problem with this kind of thinking is that it leaves out any need for God and allows individuals to choose for themselves what is right and wrong. The truth is, however, that sinful people are not able to make these kind of determinations. Instead, we must rely upon God’s Word to be our guide.
The conscience can only be trusted when it is programmed by the Word of God. Fed by Scripture and supported by the framework of the Ten Commandments, the conscience is used by the Holy Spirit to act as a type of moral compass. When we begin to veer off of the course of morality, the conscience sounds an alarm to get our attention and lead us back on track.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.