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Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Grateful Heart

Dear beloved:  Above are three of the sweet children being cared for at the farm of my pastor near Mumias, Kenya.  Their names, left to right, are Shantelle, Regina, and Dellie. They have been left by their parents to the care of the pastor because the parents did not have the means to care for them.  This is a common occurrence all over Africa, children passed off or abandoned due to scarce resources,, or even totally orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic.
We have so much to be thankful here in America.  As you sit down to your bountiful meal this Thanksgiving, and just about every day no matter the occasion, reflect on the bounty we have been given here.  Also reflect on the needs of others less fortunate, who have no big meal, maybe even no meal, to sit down to.   Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. v2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits.  Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name. v5 For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and HIs faithfulness to all generations.
Beloved, we have an opportunity given to us by the Lord to help those in need. " When you take care of the least of these among us, the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, the prisoner, and the alien among us," Jesus said, " you also have done it unto Me."  Matt. 25:40. Pray about your part in helping the Living Water Orphanage become a reality for fifty orphaned children. Together we can build it!       Click on this link to see a short video of the orphanage   project:
May the Lord bless you as you give thanks to Him this day.  in Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks 67654 501(c)3   Paypal at  or   If you receive this letter through a forward and want to be on the mailing list, please contact me at

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