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A Broken Bank Card, ATM, and Lots of Faith

Waving hands, kids talking simultaneously, excitement, smiles, and some happy tears. The atmosphere in the room was electric and continued to intensify as almost all of the kids expressed a desire to share a miracle testimony of God’s power working … Continue reading

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Because of Jesus we are Forgiven and Redeemed! Happy Easter!

You’re one of them.” The girl met my numbed gaze with confidence that destroyed all intelligent argument. “I’m not. I…” The girl didn’t wait for me to explain, but gave me a knowing look and moved off. I huddled closer … Continue reading

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Christmas is HERE: The Value of a Gift

Christmas was only weeks away. I had asked for a cool race car set this year! Would I get it, or not? Finally it was here, Christmas morning! I was up by 5am looking under the tree. An eight-year-olds fantasy. … Continue reading

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Changing a Generation Receives 2015 Best of Burien Award

We are very honored to have been selected for a second year in a row as the winners of the Best of Burien Award in Washington State! Thank you to all of our friends and partners for being a vital part in the accomplishments of our non-profit! Press Release: CrystalBlue.png.md.cc.DEZW-RBB6-AT33 Changing a Generation Receives 2015 Best of Burien Award Burien Award Program Honors the Achievement BURIEN August 17, 2015 -- Changing a Generation has been selected for the 2015 Best of Burien Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category by the Burien Award Program. Each year, the Burien Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Burien area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Burien Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Burien Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Burien Award Program

The Burien Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Burien area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Burien Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy. SOURCE: Burien Award Program CONTACT: Burien Award Program  
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Happy NEW 2015!

2015 – A Year of Significance Webster dictionary describes ‘sig·nif·i·cance’ as the quality of being important; the quality of having notable worth or influence We are standing at the doorway of another new year! Before you go any farther, I hope that … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Here is a special video greeting from our founder, Ceitci: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbHTY7vS18s

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Changing a Generation Receives 2014 Best of Burien Award

Burien Award Program Honors the Achievement

PlaqueBlue.png.lg.cc.DC98-QBB6-AT33BURIEN April 29, 2014 -- Changing a Generation has been selected for the 2014 Best of Burien Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category by the Burien Award Program.

Each year, the Burien Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Burien area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Burien Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Burien Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Burien Award Program

The Burien Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Burien area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Burien Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Burien Award Program

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Why Child Sponsorship Matters

20 percent of Bulgarian households live under the poverty line. 50 percent of the population are at risk of falling at or below the poverty line. This is the highest percentage in the EU. According to the EuroStat News Release in December 2013, 44 percent of the population are “severely materially deprived,” meaning they lack resources to sustain reasonable living conditions. These include failure to: pay rent on time; keep their home adequately warm; face unexpected expenses; eat proper amounts of protein every other day; and unable to purchase a car, washing machine, television, or telephone. According to EurActiv, in March 2010, only 11 percent of Bulgarian households brought in the proper amount to provide a four-member family of two adults and two children to cover their living expenses.

Many of the children we sponsor at Changing a Generation fall within these categories. The only appliances they might have are a refrigerator or a stove. Some of these children and their families sleep in the same room, sometimes 4-6 people in the same bed or living room. Changing a Generation helps these children with the daily necessities and resources they need, as well as the chance to help them grow and succeed in life, despite their circumstances. It is easy to forget what is happening across the world, especially when we aren't facing these issues on a daily basis. That is why, we would like to encourage you to sponsor a child, so they can receive education, proper attention and love. Ava wants to be a computer scientist, Aneliya wants to be a Chemist, or possibly a Literature Scholar, Asen wants to be a doctor. There are more of these kids who have big dreams. By sponsoring a child for $30 per month, you will be helping these kids reach their dreams and allow them to fulfill the plan God has for them. Thank you! Information Resources: http://www.euractiv.com/enlargement/bulgaria-poor-not-only-eu-standards-news-493653 http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-05122013-AP/EN/3-05122013-AP-EN.PDF http://www.novinite.com/articles/152387/20+of+Bulgarian+Households+Live+below+Poverty+Line  Written by Julia Penner – Creative and Media Administrator @Changing a Generation
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PROTECTING INNOCENCE

I can’t get his face out of my head. It wasn’t that he had the appearance of a superstar. There was nothing particularly unusual. It was just his smile… I was standing in line, waiting to be seated at a popular restaurant in town.  Everyone else’s faces were stoic, or frustrated at having to wait.   But this 30-something year old man had the smile of a child on Christmas.  And it didn’t leave the whole 15 minutes. I could tell he had some mild form of down-syndrome.  He was there with his parents, and he was just so…happy. There was such innocence and purity in his simple joy at knowing he was about to get some really great food. I couldn’t stop staring. The whole rest of the night my heart ached. It made me…sad. I was happy he was happy, but sad because I want to protect him so desperately.  I want to protect him from people who would try and give him a dose of “real life.”  I want to protect him from harm, wrongs, evil, pain, loneliness…but, all I can do is pray he never looses that simple happiness of getting some tasty food, or that smile that says, “I’m content.” It’s strange to feel this ache at someone’s joy. Usually, I only feel this way when I see pain.But, the ache in both situations is for the same reason – I AM called to protect and stand up for the innocent, the disabled, and those who cannot do it for themselves.  Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  I may not always have the position to do this, but I will at every chance I get.  I will pray, and I will give to those who are working with the poor and destitute.  This is not just my heart being a “good person,” this is God’s commandment.  I can’t turn away anymore, I have to keep staring when I see a need, because I must act.  And, if I can do more than pray, I will. When I stand before God in heaven, and He asks, “What did you do for the least of these [people],”  I want to be able to say, “Whatever I could!” Written by Krinda Joy, Creative Arts Team
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7 Practical Ways to GET UNSTUCK – Part 5

HOPE MORE, FEAR LESS

Imagine yourself waking up every morning with a sense of excitement, hopeful expectancy of overcoming each obstacle no matter how small or big it may look like. You are a winner,                              a champion,                                                                                         an optimist,                                                                     effective and efficient in all you do each day.  You see all setbacks as temporary and you are calm and relaxed in potentially stressful situations! How does that make you feel as you read those words? Stop. Now think about it! photo Our free will, in combination with our ability to think and speak is a powerful force that can serve in moving us forward or setting us back when faced with the unexpected, or even during our so called ‘normal’ days. Since we have now approached the month of June, which marks the middle of 2013, some of us may feel stuck and unable to move forward to our DREAM 2013. We are fearful about the future as we listen to the news, and less hopeful about promises made to us by God and others. In his book, Personal Coaching for Results, Lou Tice, co-founder of The Pacific Institute in Seattle, WA says: Less Fear, More Hope. Just four little four-letter words, but when they are vividly felt as emotion, they are behavior-changing, life-changing, world-changing. No wonder that the hope or fear we experience in our hearts and minds, changes our body chemistry. No wonder that patients who feel hopeless recover more slowly and die sooner…” Simply put, the conclusion from the author’s research is that a change in expectation and belief, changes the result in either less fear or more hope.  The word “believe” is used on many occasions through out the Bible in reference to our trust and hope in God. On one occasion in Matthew 9:27-34, Jesus asked two blind men wanting to be healed, “Do you believe I can do this?” I love what happens next. Upon their quick reply, “Yes, we believe.” Jesus touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe!” What a powerful statement! One change of expectation, one change of a belief, brings forth a new life, a miracle, and a new hopeful future. Ask yourself today, who is altering your belief and how? How would a shift in your focus on Christ and His greatness influence your day? It’s time to get unstuck by willfully changing our expectations and beliefs as we focus on MORE HOPE found in Christ and LESS FEAR of the unknown. Written by Ceitci #GetUNSTUCK™
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