Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Shopping Benefits Faith Alive Hospital

Give a gift that does double—and even triple—duty. That’s right. Gorgeous Nigerian necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and ornaments will be for sale tomorrow (December 1) from 9 am – 5 pm at the Northern Colorado Writers’ Holiday Market (2107 Thunderstone Court, Fort Collins, Colorado).  NCW gets 20%, Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria gets 80%, and the person you’re shopping for gets the gifts. Plus, you’ll enjoy hot drinks if you shop in the morning, or wine, cheese, and chocolate if you shop from 4-5 p.m.

Not available tomorrow? Shop Sunday, December 16 at Gifts for a Cause (First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado). Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria receives 100% of the profits from items at the Faith Alive booth. I can’t match NCW’s food and drink offerings, but can guarantee smiles and great fellowship.

If you’re in northern Colorado, I hope to see you at one of the two fun shopping events!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Women, HIV, and the Church

I can’t wait to read this new book: “Women, HIV, and the Church: In Search of Refuge.” A lot of people contributed chapters, including Rev. Dr. Mark Labberton of Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Arthur Ammann of Global Strategies for HIV Prevention, and….me. What an honor.

Rev. Rick Warren’s wife, Kay, wrote a glowing endorsement of this book. She’s a major advocate for getting churches involved in the fight against AIDS. Her website says, “HIV&AIDS is still the greatest humanitarian crisis of all time. In the middle of this tragedy, Christians have the opportunity to make the love of our Savior real to anyone infected or affected by HIV&AIDS."

The book is available at numerous websites, but I only found the “Look Inside” bonus on Amazon. Click on the book title above to take a peek (and order a few copies for yourselves and your church leadership).

Dr. Art and I are talking about doing a book tour together sometime next year to promote both of our books. Stay tuned…


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bosas to Bill Blattner!

What’s a social entrepreneur? You can either click here for an official definition or just look at Dr. Bill Blattner. We congratulate one of Faith Alive hospital’s biggest fans for his recent “Entrepreneur of theYear" award. Along with his coworker Dr. Robert Redfield, they “have demonstrated impressive entrepreneurial capacity, creativity, and energy as pioneering experts in providing antiretroviral therapy to millions of patients and training thousands of health care providers in nine countries.”

If you’re wondering what a bosa is, it’s a Nigerian bravo.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

Regardless of whether you're voting for Obama, Romney, or one of the other presidential candidates I've never heard of, I urge you to consider Jesus Christ as your ultimate leader. He has your best interest at heart and will never lead in the wrong direction. He also won't bombard you with negative ads, interrupt your life with pre-recorded telephone messages, or be limited by two terms.

Here's to forever following the greatest leader of all time.