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GREED and the GOSPEL – two threads in history – and American Indians

 American Minute by Bill Federer
 GREED and the GOSPEL are two threads that run through the past 2,000 years.Those motivated by GREED took land from Indians; held slaves; were East India Tea Company merchants who imported opium into China; or hung signs “Help Wanted-No Irish Need Apply”; or voted for candidates promising financial security even though they spread immorality and disregard for human life.


Those motivated by the GOSPEL donated money, food and clothes, opened orphanages andmedical clinics, dug wells in native villages, fought to abolish slavery, founded hospitals, took in homeless, dispensed emergency aid, inoculated children, taught farming techniques, visited those in prison, provided literacy programs and disaster relief.

Such were:

Scottish Missionary to Nigeria Mary Slessor who promoted women’s rights and ending twin killing;

Baptist Missionary Lottie Moon, who helped famine victims in China;


Scottish Missionary to the Congo David Livingstone who worked to end the Muslim slave trade;

Adoniram Judson, missionary to Burma, who created a Burmese-English Dictionary;

Missionary to India William Carey, who helped end the practice of ‘sati’ – the burning widows on their husband’s ashes;


George Muller, who founded orphanages in the slums of England;

Missionary to China Gladys Aylward, who helped end the binding of little girls’ feet;

Hudson Taylor, who was a missionary and physician in China;

Irish missionary Amy Carmichael, who worked with orphans in India;


Olympic athlete Eric Liddell, who was a missionary and teacher in North China;

Jake DeShazer, who was a prisoner-of-war turned missionary to Japan;

Nate Saint and Jim Elliot, who were missionary martyrs to Ecuador’s Auca Indians;


and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who said:

“I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus.”


These spread Judeo-Christian ideals like ‘women and children first,’ philanthropy, charity, volunteerism, civil rights, and tolerance.

Though conquistadors unfortunately lusted for gold, they were followed by sincere missionaries like Bartolome’ de Las Casas, who ministered to native peoples.

American Indians were caught in the struggle between GREED and the GOSPEL.


Many Indians sided with the French against the British during the French and Indian War. When the French lost, the Indians lost land.

Many Indians sided with the British during the Revolutionary War as Britain limited colonial westward expansion in 1763. When the British lost, Indians lost more land. (Treaty of Greenville, 1795)


Many Indians sided with the British during the War of 1812. When the British lost, Indians lost more land. (Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814)

Gold was discovered in Georgia and settlers rushed in. A Democrat controlled Congress hurriedly passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, signed by a Democrat President. Four thousand Cherokee died in their forced march to Oklahoma. (Treaty of Fort Armstrong, 1832; Treaty of Echota, 1835)

Some Indians sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. When the South lost, Indians lost more land.


During America’s history, there were well-intentioned missionaries motivated by the GOSPEL: John Elliott, Pierre Marquette, David Brainerd, Francis Makemie, John Stewart, Marcus Whitman, and Hiram Bingham.

On April 26, 1802, President Jefferson extended a 1787 act of Congress in which special lands were designated:

“For the sole use of Christian Indians and the Moravian Brethren missionaries for civilizing the Indians and promoting Christianity.”


After the Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson asked Congress to ratify a treaty with the Kaskaskia Tribe, negotiated by William Henry Harrison-the future 9th President. The Kaskaskia Treaty, DECEMBER 3, 1803, stated:

“And whereas the greater part of the said tribe have been baptized and received into the Catholic Church, to which they are much attached,

the United States will give annually, for seven years, one hundred dollars toward the support of a priest of that religion, who will engage to perform for said tribe the duties of his office, and also to instruct as many of their children as possible, in the rudiments of literature,

and the United States will further give the sum of three hundred dollars, to assist the said tribe in the erection of a church.”


In 1806 and 1807, two similar treaties were made with the Wyandotte and Cherokee tribes.

President Jackson stated in a Message to Congress, January 20, 1830:

“According to the terms of an agreement between the United States and the United Society of Christian Indians the latter have a claim to an annuity of $400…”


President Jackson commented in his 2nd Annual Message, December 6, 1830:

“The Indians…gradually, under the protection of the Government and through the influence of good counsels, to cast off their savage habits and become an interesting, civilized, and Christian community.”


In the 1850′s, the territory of the Five Civilized Tribes in the eastern Oklahoma had missions, schools and academies:Presbyterians’ Dwight Mission (Cherokee, 1820, 1828);
Chuala Female Academy (Choctaw, 1842);
Tullahassee Manual Labor Boarding School (Cherokee, 1848);
Congregational-American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions’s Wheelock Academy (Choctaw, 1832);
Methodist Episcopal Church’s Quapaw Mission (1843); and
Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females (1852).

President Lincoln stated in his 3rd Annual Message, December 3, 1863:

“It is hoped that the treaties will result in…permanent friendly relations with such of these tribes…

Duty to these wards of the Government demand our anxious and constant attention to their material well-being, to their progress in the arts of civilization, and, above all, to that moral training which under the blessing of Divine Providence will confer upon them the elevated and sanctifying influences, hopes and consolations, of the Christian faith.”

In 1869, the Board of Indian Commissioners noted in its annual report: “the religion of our blessed Savior is…the most effective agent for the civilization of any people.”

President Grant stated in his First Annual Message, December 6, 1869:

“I have attempted a new policy toward these wards of the nation…

The Society of Friends is well known as having succeeded in living in peace with the Indians in the early settlement of Pennsylvania…

They are known for their opposition to all strife, violence, and war, and are generally noted for their strict integrity and fair dealings.

These considerations induced me to give the management of a few reservations of Indians to them…The result has proven most satisfactory.”


President Grant stated in his 2nd Annual Message, December 5, 1870:

“Reform in…Indian affairs has received the special attention…

The experiment of making it a missionary work was tried with a few agencies given to the denomination of Friends (Quaker), and has been found to work most advantageously…

Indian agencies being civil offices, I determined to give all the agencies to such religious denominations as had heretofore established missionaries among the Indians, and perhaps to some other denominations…to Christianize and civilize the Indians, and to train him in the arts of peace.”


President Grant stated to Congress, January 1, 1871:

“Civilized Indians of the country should be encouraged in establishing for themselves forms of Territorial government compatible with the Constitution…

This is the first indication of the aborigines desiring to adopt our form of government, and it is highly desirable that they become self-sustaining, self-relying, Christianized, and civilized.”


President Grant stated in his 3rd Annual Message, December 4, 1871:

“The policy pursued toward the Indians has resulted favorably…

Through the exertions of the various societies of Christians…many tribes of Indians have been induced to settle upon reservations, to cultivate the soil, to perform productive labor of various kinds, and to partially accept civilization…

I recommend liberal appropriations to carry out the Indian peace policy, not only because it is humane, Christianlike, and economical, but because it is right.”

Oklahoma had missions run by Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Mennonites, Quakers, Moravians and Mennonites, who had a mission among the Comanches at Post Oak Mission and at Colony.

Catholics had missions in the Potawatomi Nation at Sacred Heart Abbey, at Anadarko on the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation, and in north central Oklahoma among the Osage, Ponca, and Otoe.


In 1884, one of the first missionaries to the Yupik Indians in Alaska was John Henry Killbuck, great-grandson of Lenape Chief Gelelemend, who in 1778 made the first Indian Treaty with the United States and later was converted to Christianity by German Moravian missionaries.


President Cleveland issued the Proclamation respecting Church property in Alaska, November 14, 1896:

“Whereas…the Russian Empire ceded to the US the Territory of Alaska…the churches which have been built in the ceded territory…shall remain the property of such members of the Greek Oriental Church…

The Cathedral Church of St. Michael…The Church of the Resurrection…called the Kalochian Church, situated near the battery number at the palisade separating the city from the Indian village….Three timber houses…for lodging of priests. Four lots of ground belonging to the parsonages.”


Growing up in a Quaker family, Herbert Hoover spent several months as a boy living on the Osage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma Territory.

After becoming a multi-millionaire in the mining industry and organizing the feeding of Europe after World War I, Hoover became the 31st U.S. President.


He chose as his Vice-President Charles Curtis, the nation’s first Native American Vice-President, from the Kaw tribe in Kansas.

Hoover reorganized and provided increased funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The next President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, had John Collier serve as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1933-45.


The son of a successful Atlanta businessman, John Collier pressured Congress to pass the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 which preserved Indian identity by restoring native lands, improving reservation medical services, and promoting development of business opportunities for Indians.

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Alganoor Church

Kerry Mauldin
Thank you all for standing with us and help bless 96 villages with churches this year and 15 water wells and many goats, buffalo or chickens to widows or handicapped, but the greatest joy is the many many villages where the churches are growing, learning to tithe and many are coming to Christ and following in baptism and being filled with Holy Ghost!!
Jaya just sent this note this AM about Alaganoor Village and we see Gods miraculous power at work and fruit coming!!
We go back Feb 10, by Gods grace and have so much anticipation!!
Please pray for Dr. Bill Mast–he travelled 11 years with me to India and we walked a multitude of villages and miles….He could not travel the past 2 years and is just diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig disease, muscular dystrophy–please pray!!
With Thanks and much prayers,
Kerry and Melody
PO BOX 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014    918-346-1656
Dear Brother Kerry
I did not get any message from you after 16th.
The beleivers in Alganoor are very very happy that they will be laying thier church’s  roof  tomarrow the 25th Monday. If you get this message before sunday you can share with beleivers of The Chrch w ho had supported Alganoor village beleivers for the roof,  for their prayers.
These beleivers who are presently 35 in number ( 15 baptised and 20 new ) with Mark as their Pastor are sending their greetings and request for prayers. They are experiencing God’s hand on them. They reported with joy that a person who had severe stomuch pain was healed in response to theor fparyers and petition to God , during their worship service. Yet in another incident a typhoid patient got healed. They are thanking and praising God for these healings.
This is  an independent penticostal church . beleivers offer to God about 250 Rupees every . week.
The church is about 30ft  X 20ft.   The land is owend by the beleivers.
with lots of our love and prayers
Jaya Prabhaker
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What Good can come from simple Shed?

 From Pastor Kerry Mauldin
We came to Ganugubanda (wine press ) Village, and pulled up to loud speaker blaring from under a long heap of banana leaf thatch hut.  It was an old hut used some 4 years with a simple dirt floor and set of drums at the front.  70 people could squeeze under the pile of leaves with people out front.  These are spirit filled people who love the Lord!!  We got rice tarps in front and people came.
We taught on giving…
They have a piece of land bought on main road and want to build a church to seat 200, with a slab, concrete roof.  We taught and together all of us committed almost 7000 $ for the church.  We gave offering from Mt. Sherman AG who sold knives to build a church in India…  This will be a great church!!
All the people walked from the hut to new land and stood in circle holding hands and we gave shouts of praise and prayer for what God is going to do!!
We gave dedication for small, but nice concrete church given by Miami Apostolic Church.  The 20 people truly love the Lord and have very humble good pastors who husband and wife literally built the church after coming here with nothing 6 years ago after God healed pastor from death and he committed to serve the Lord. Had to speak into their lives and encourage them…
Ykuntapuram (heaven) village, we came to dedicate a simple $500 shed.
Only church in the village of these Banjara gypsy people!
When we saw it, I was so disappointed.  It looked like a cattle stall.  Had a good roof and metal, concrete poles and one side was old, stone plastered fence as back wall.  It had dirt floor  and a rice tarp over the dirt.
Pastor Prasanth was beaming.  “7 years I have prayed for a meeting place for these Banjaras and now you have helped us and 35 come Sunday at 11 for prayers!”  He and his wife and others sang with all their heart and as we split in teams to go to houses, hindu people listened so intently and committed lives while pledging to come to the “church”.  Sincerity was strong in their faces and hearts as they stepped forward.
Prasanth said, “in 2-3 months we will put a stone floor down as new people come and we will fix this nice.”  He asked nothing except for a bicycle to go the 7 km (4.2 miles) to the other village he is the only pastor in.  Joy we gave…
When you see such thanks and joy, it is huge blessing to step beside…
We spoke straight into the heart of Ganugubanda village pastor and strongly, clearly warned and encouraged him to keep his heart and hands pure as they begin to build and go from banana leaf church to a nice church.
He seemed to hear with his heart!!
Thinking of Jesus who came from a “shed” and many would be ashamed by His simple beginnings.  But He changed a world!!!
Lord help us not to look down on the simple beginnings, but see things the way You would see them!!
Thank you all so so much for standing with us and praying!!
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Did Columbus think the World was Flat?

By Bill FedererColumbus was looking for a SEA route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the LAND routes.

         A biography of Columbus was written by Washington Irving in 1828, filled imaginative dialogue, such as Europeans arguing that the Earth was flat.

Washington Irving was known for imaginative stories such as “Rip Van Winkle,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow,” Dutch tales of visits from St. Nick, and coining New York City’s nickname “Gotham.”


Europeans knew the Earth was round from as far back as Aristotle in the 4th century BC.

In the 3rd century BC, Eratosthenes computed the circumference of the Earth with geometry and measurements of shadows cast by tall objects in Alexandria and Aswan.

In the 1st century BC, Posidonius used stellar observations at Alexandria and Rhodes to confirm Eratosthenese’s measurements.

In the 2nd century AD, astronomer Ptolemy had written a Guide to Geography, in which he described a spherical earth with one oceanconnecting Europe and Asia.

Around the year 723 AD, Saint Bede the Venerable wrote in his work “Reckoning of Time” that the Earth was spherical.

Columbus knew the Earth was round, but the question  was, how far around.

The confusion was over the length of a mile.

Columbus read Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly’s “Imago Mundi,” which gave Alfraganus’ estimate that a degree of latitude (at the equator) was around 56.7 miles.

What Columbus did not realize was that this was expressed in longer Arabic miles rather than in shorter Roman miles.

Therefore Columbus incorrectly estimated the Earth to be smaller in circumference, about 19,000 miles, rather than the actual nearly 25,000 miles.

Columbus  knew there was land to the west, as he had heard stories of Irish monk St. Brendan sailing in 530 AD to “The Land of the Promised Saints which God will give us on the last day.”

He knew of the Christian Viking Leif Erickson’s voyage in the year 1000 to Vinland.

Columbus read of Marco Polo’s travels to China and India in 1271.

He studied Pliny’s “Natural History,” Sir JohnMandeville, and Pope Pius II’s “Historia Rerum Ubique Gestarum.”

Columbus corresponded with Florentine physician Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, who suggested China was just 5,000 miles west of Portugal.

Columbus may have possibly seen maps, rumored to have been in Portugal’s royal archives, from China’s treasure fleets which were sent out in 1421 by Ming Emperor Zhu Di.


Based on this, Columbus estimated that Japan, or as Marco Polo called it “Cipangu,” was only 3,000 Roman miles west of the Canary Islands, rather than the actual 12,200 miles.

Since no ship at that time could carry enough food and water for such a long voyage, Columbus would have never set sail if he had known the actual distance.

 

As a young man, Columbus began sailing on a trip to a Genoese colony in the Aegean Sea named Chios.

In 1476, he sailed on an armed convoy from Genoa to northern Europe, docking in Bristol, England, and Galway, Ireland, and even possibly Iceland in 1477.
When Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 and hindered land trade routes from Europe to India and China, Portugal, which had been freed fromMuslim domination for two centuries, began to search for alternative sea routes.

Portugal, under Prince Henry the Navigator, led the world in the science of navigation and cartography (map-making), and developed a light ship that could travel fast and far, the “caravel.”


During Portugal’s Golden Age of Discovery under King John II, Columbus sailed along the west coast of Africa between 1482-1485, reaching the Portuguese trading port of Elmina on the coast of Guinea.

In 1498, Portuguese  sailor Vasco de Gama did make it around South Africa to India.

But six year before that, in 1492, the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella finished driving the Muslims out of Spain and wanted to join the quest for a sea trade route to the India.

They backed Columbus’ plan.

Though Columbus was wrong about the miles and degrees of longitude, he did understand trade winds across the Atlantic.

On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail on the longest voyage to that date out of the sight of land.

Trade winds called “easterlies” pushed Columbus’ ships for five weeks to the Bahamas.


On OCTOBER 12, 1492, Columbus sighted what he thought was India.

He imagined Haiti was Japan and Cuba was the tip of China.
Naming the first island “San Salvador” for the Holy Savior, Columbus wrote of the inhabitants:

“So that they might be well-disposed towards us, for I knew that they were a people to be converted to our Holy Faith rather by love than by force, I gave to some red caps and to others glass beads…

They became so entirely our friends that…I believe that they would easily be made Christians.”

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Noorjahan–Light of the World– Update from Pastor Kerry Mauldin

 Update from Pastor Kerry Mauldin
 We start to walk into the village…”It is a long walk” they said.  Next thing,  4 men pounding drums in unison make a line in front of us and we begin to follow these 4 bare footed leaders who announce our coming.  People begin to crowd around us from the simple houses.  They are touching us and shaking hands and welcoming…
We walk all thru town to where chairs are set under a tarp.  About 140 people gather and we share the HOPE that we have.
This reminds me of the donkey that came into the barn at the end of the day and shares with all the animals.  “You wont believe the day I had…  I picked up a hitch hiker on the road, he related.  As I walked along, people began to come and put palm branches down and even their clothes so I would not soil my hooves.
They began to welcome me and Greet me in the name of the Lord.
Amazing, you won’t believe, but they even said, “Lets make him our king!!!”
Best day I have ever had!!!
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Update from Pastor Kerry Mauldin

Kerry Mauldin
Thank you all so much for remembering to pray for the villages!!  Truly, many are coming to Christ and hearts being changed!  Govinda Reddy, 2 years ago had motorcycle wreck and broke his hip.  Now after much anguish, is back daily going to the villages.
When we read and remember the people, it brings joy!!
Those you pray for and then get results of healings…  God often heals after we are long gone and He gets all the glory!!
We have a great team going October 7 to India for ministry.
Nov 4 we meet (11 of us) in Amman, Jordan to learn and grow in Jordan and Israel–got a full team!! PTL!!
We will send out a prayer letter in weeks ahead, but be praying for the villages and people, that we will not miss one assignment.  Every church will be built, wells drilled and widows and handicapped helped… and that multitudes will come to Christ and take baptism!!
We are so thankful for those who have given for a church, well or “talents” and some give glasses, toothbrushes and some are making “salvation bracelets”.
Thank you each so much for standing with us in prayer, encouragement and help…
With love, thanks and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
Mauldin Ministry (501c3)
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
1. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :-   Karrimadela - Conducted Healing Prayer service at RamalingaReddy’s house , his wife is suffering because of an evil spirit in her , we gathered to Pray for her Healing – while we were Praying the spirit left her making her to crawl on the ground shouting in pain , she felt relieved after sometime , we Prayed for her and asked to stop serving idols and trust in the Lord who is the Real Savior …
2. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :-   Karrimadela - Sunday General Service was conducted  ,Ramalinga Reddy and his wife too attended the Prayer Service , please Pray for RamalingaReddy and his family – members request Rev.Kerry Sir to remember them in Prayers…
3. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :-   Raimala village – on Jayamma’s request , visited her house and also met her husband , he is badly addicted to alcohol and is very irresponsible towards his family – Preached Gospel to both Jayamma and her husband , Preached to them the difference between blindly trusting in man made idols and turning towards the Living God…
4. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :-  Katakani pally village – there’s no Church in this place , distributed tracts among the non believers there – met there a man named Golla Peddanna , visited his house and Preached about ” Christ birth , Ministry , Holy Sacrifice on the Cross and His Resurrection ” to the family members , asked them to remove idols from their home and trust in the Real Savior …
5. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :-   Erramarra village – Preached Gospel to Lakshmi Devi andBagyamma , both their husbands are addicted to alcohol and live irresponsibly , Prayed for their families and Preached to the ” how to Pray for the family ” ..
6. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :-   Penchikappali village - Naganna has accepted the Gospel Preached and also removed idol images from his home , he even agreed to quit drinking and turn towards the Lord completely , he request to Pray for his family , please Pray, Praise God for this new believer of Him …
7. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :-   Madurru village – Along with few believers and Preachers , Preached Gospel in the midst of non believers , visited few houses and Prayed for the sick…
8. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :-    Karrimadela village – Visited Muganna & Nagalazmi’s house , they have some misunderstandings between them and they have no peace in their lives and are struggling with health complications – please Pray for this family …
9. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :-   Lingapuram - Conducted Sunday General Service – later in the evening visited Ramesh and Prayed for his health…
10. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :-   Allamurru village – Visited Mallayya and Subba Rai’s house , they are still having idol images in their houses , Preached to them about ” how sinful it is to make God out of moulded images ” , they are asking for some time to remove those idols , please Pray for them …
11. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :-   Peddatekurru village – Visited few believers houses who were Baptized by Rev. Kerry Sir – spoke to them with words of encouragement and Prayed for their Faith in Christ to grow even more stronger…
12. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :-   Guttupadu village – In the 2011 , Rev.Kerry Sir has visited this place and Prayed for the people here – among them here’s a lady called Ramalaxmamma , she was then suffering from illness , she felt little comfort when Rev.Kerry Sir Praying for her , now she has been Healed and completely recovered from her illness , Praise God , she asks to share her Testimony with everyone and Rev. Kerry Sir & team  as well , she also convey thanks for Praying for her…
13. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :-   Karrimadela - Preached Gospel at Nagaraju’s house – taught them ” how to Pray , how to differentiate between the Living God and lifeless idols and the power of the Holy Spirit ” – please Pray for this family …
14. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :-   Paramaturu village – Visited Danamma’s house, she’s been unwell , Prayed for her recovery and Preached Gospel to her daughter in law , Rahelamma , Preached to her about Salvation and Prayed for her Baptism – please Pray …
15. Jun. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :-   Erraguntla village - Balraju and Chinnswami jointly held cottage Prayer meeting at Chinnaswami’s house , Chinnaswami’s wife is suffering because of an unclean spirit in her – Preached about Salvation to both the families and explained to them the power of the Mighty Healer , please Pray for this family…
Yours in Christ,
Evangelist K.C.Govind Reddy.
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The Disease of the 19th century – CHOLERA via American Minute

Bill Federer

From the beginning of recorded history, 100′s of millions have died from epidemics, such as the Bubonic Plague, Typhoid, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, Flu, and Malaria.

The disease of the 19th century was CHOLERA.By the early 1800′s, the British Empire had grown to be the largest empire in world history, controlling over 13 million square miles and ruling over a half billion people, including the jewel of the empire – India.

In India, religious practices for some included bathing in the sewage-filled Ganges River.

As a result, some contracted a water-born disease called cholera.


When the British East India Company built railroads and sent steamboats up rivers, individuals infected with cholera could quickly travel back to Europe, carrying cholera with them.

Cholera spread by drinking unsanitary water.

It was the first truly global disease, killing tens of millions in crowded cities in:


England, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, China, Japan, Java, Korea, the Philippines, India, Bengal, Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Arabia, and Africa.

In Russia alone, cholera killed over one million people. Even the famous composer, Tchaikovsky, died from cholera.


Immigrants infected with cholera carried it to America, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and the Pacific Coast.

In 1832, as the Asiatic Cholera outbreak gripped New York, Henry Clay asked for a Joint Resolution of Congress to request that President Jackson set:

“A Day of Public Humiliation, Prayer and Fasting to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity.”

By 1849, cholera killed 5,000 in New York, with a mass grave on Randall’s Island in the East River; 8,000 killed in Cincinnati; and 3,000 killed in New Orleans. 

Spreading up the Mississippi, 5,000 were killed in St. Louis, about 6% of the city’s population, including Pierre Chouteau, Sr., one of the St. Louis’ prominent early settlers.


Indian tribes along the Missouri River were devastated

In Chicago, 3,500 died.

Harriett Beecher Stowe’s infant son and former 11th U.S. President James K. Polk succumbed to it.

Ohio postponed its first State Fair.

Cholera spread along the Oregon Trail to the Pacific Northwest and the Mormon Trail to Utah.

It killed an estimated 12,000 on their way to the California Gold Rush.

In total, an estimated 150,000 American died from cholera.

On July 3, 1849, President Zachary Taylor proclaimed a National Day of Fasting:

“At a season when the providence of God has manifested itself in the visitation of a fearful pestilence which is spreading itself throughout the land,

it is fitting that a people whose reliance has ever been in His protection should humble themselves before His throne,

and, while acknowledging past transgressions, ask a continuance of the Divine mercy.

It is therefore earnestly recommended that the first Friday in August be observed throughout the United States as a Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer…

It is recommended to persons of all religious denominations to abstain as far as practical from secular occupations and to assemble in their respective places of public worship, to acknowledge the Infinite Goodness which has watched over our existence as a nation, and so long crowned us with manifold blessings,

and to implore the Almighty in His own good time to stay the destroying hand which is now lifted up against us.”

New Jersey Governor Daniel Haines’s proclamation was published in the Paterson Intelligencer, August 1, 1849:

“Whereas the President of the United States, inconsideration of the prevailing pestilence, has set…a Day of Fasting… and whereas I believe that the people of this State recognize the obligations of a Christian nation publicly to acknowledge their dependence upon Almighty God…

that abstaining from their worldly pursuits, they assemble…with humble confession of sin… and fervently… implore the Almighty Ruler of the Universe, to remove us from the scourge…and speedily…restore to us the inestimable blessing of health.”

Mayor John Howard of Dayton, Ohio, proclaimed a Day of Fasting, ordered all stores to close, and hundreds of citizens knelt openly in the streets and prayed.

Tim O’Neil wrote “A Look Back-Cholera Epidemic Hit a Peak Here in 1849″ (STLToday.com):

“St. Louis was a fast-growing city of 75,000, with immigrants arriving by the steamboat-load. It also had no sewer system…

More than 120 died of cholera in April 1849…

The toll grew six-fold in May… reached 2,200 in July…

in late July with a weekly toll of 640, seven times the city’s normal death rate…

The worst death rates were in the slums on the north and south ends of present-day downtown, where bodies were buried in ditches…

Cholera killed at least 6 percent of the city’s population…

The official death toll was 4,317…”

After President Taylor’s Proclamation of Fasting was observed August 3, 1849, Tim O’Neil wrote:

“The number of deaths dropped suddenly in August.”

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Update from Pastor Kerry Mauldin

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your prayers are being answered in the villages!! Much more prayers needed!!
Below is a list of church plaques, we just got list today, to go on churches that we gave for in Feb-March.
We gave 59 Prayer Sheds and churches. We took offerings you gave and in some cases added to them with money that was given as a matching contribution of $25,000.
So many villages churches are being planted and growing! It is joy especially as we are teaching those in India to tithe and give and we join beside them to build and drill…

Thank you all so so much! These are just some of the 59 churches given. Please, now pray that churches be complete and we go in Oct to dedicate!
Prayer works and we count on your prayers!

Thank you all so so much for encouraging and standing beside us with investment! It is such a joy to work together and touch lives for Christ!! Urgency!!

Kerry and Melody Mauldin
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014

Dear Kerry sir
these are the information of plaques for Feb 2013. one church from Atipamula you told that you will send the plaque information for that you also said it is some Baptist Church so please send the information.
i thank you for all your prayers and encouragement
convey my greetings to Melody Madam.
with much of regards and prayers.

CHERLAGOURARAM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
ALTUS AG & SNYDER AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

PITTALAGUDEM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
STIGLER AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

GORENKALAPALI
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

Z.V.GUDEM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
PICKENS AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

DHERAVAT THANDA
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
PANAMA ASSEMBLY OF GOD & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

INDLURU
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
SOULS HARBOUR CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

HALIYA
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
IN MEMORY OF PASTOR NOTCHIE TWIST & SHULTER AG& MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

SANTOSH NAGAR
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
HASKELL AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

MANDARAJAPALLI
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
BROKEN BOW AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

PALAVARAM THANDA
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
SPRIT LIFE CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

NEREDCHERLA COLONY
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
MEEKER AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

VENGANAGUDEM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
OOLAGAH AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

SALARJUNGPET
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
GROVE AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

ALAGNUR CHURCH
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
ROUND UP COW BOY CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

NARAYANGUDEM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
ROUND UP COW BOY CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

KODAD X ROAD
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
OKEMA AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

DAIDA
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
WINSLOW AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

KESHVAPURAM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
JUDY HENRY FAMILY& MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

NEREDCHERLA
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
MIAMI APOSTOLIC CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

BOTHALAPALEM CHURCH
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
HOME STYLE ASSISTED LIVING & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

SAVALAGUDEM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
THOMAS CHURCH & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

GUDIBANDA
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
TULA ROSA AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

NARSAPURAM CHURCH
BUILT FOR THE GOD
BY
TULA ROSA AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

ANTAGIRI CHURCH
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
POTEAU AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

UTHLAPALLY
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
VANITA AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

ENABAMULA CHURCH
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
FAITH AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

KOTHATHANDA CHURCH
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
MT. SHERMAN AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

DASARI NEMALLIPURAM
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
STIGLER AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

UPHALAPHAD
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
FAIR VIEW AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

MIDTANPALLI
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
CANYON DELORO AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

ARVAPALLY
BUILT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
RED OAK AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

ALFANAGAR
DRILL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
MOUNTAIN HOME AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIE

THRIPPRARAM
DRILL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
IN HONOUR OF HEROLD AND ROSE HULL 50TH ANNIVERSARY & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

SRINIVASA NAGAR
DRILL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
IN MEMORY OF OLEN TAYLOR & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

HAMU THANDA
DRILL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
IN MEMORY CF & OLLIE MAULDIN & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

AMBADKER NAGAR
DRILL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
BROKEN BOW AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

SAGAR
DRILL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
BY
WEBBERS FALLS AG & MAULDIN MINISTRIES.

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Update on Posting

Until I can get I can get another site set up I will be posting at The Christian Gazette and A Needed Word along with posts at Grumpy’s Opinions. I hope all my loyal followers will read these, as I intend to keep my other sites up regardless of what happens with Loopyloo’s. If you haven’t checked out the other sites, please do and God bless you all! The Christian Gazette and A Needed Word are both wordpress blogs so you can just click follow and read them along with your other follows. Updates from Pastor Kerry Mauldin will be at the Christian Gazette, and is currently in India and I have a new post up for him today! Joy Among the Gypsies is his newest letter. A Needed word is simply a short daily (mostly daily) needed word. Grumpy’s Opinions is a daily news magazine and opinion digest that has many wonderful authors and is well worth your time if you have never read it. Please do check it out.


Update from Pastor Kerry Mauldin

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Re: Tuesday to villages–54 applications for churches

Please hold Melody, Jeff Oaks and myself in prayer as we go 7AM Tuesday for India.
We just got this additional list of 14 villages who have no church and pastors are requesting for first churches in the village!
Prayer makes things happen!!  We have 45 churches to dedicate and now 54 villages requesting churches.  This will be a packed 30 days in 
the villages.  Please pray we have wisdom and strength to accomplish all the Lord puts before us!!
We so appreciate the prayers, encouragement and what has been given to get these built and wells drilled!!
God bless you each so much!!
Kerry and Melody
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, 74014
Dear Kerry sir
These are the prayer shed requests from nandyal side
Village
Pastors Name
Particulars / Amount
Vaddlaramapuram
Naga Raju
Prayer Shed  19,000
Samurdralapalli
Ratna Paul
Prayer Shed  19,000
Tambuluru
Solomon
Prayer Shed  19,000
Rudravaram
Solomon
Prayer Shed  19,000
Cement Nagar
Bala Swamy
Prayer Shed  19,000
Palkur
Bhaskar
Prayer Shed  19,000
Tamarajapalli
Shekar
Prayer Shed  19,000
Boirevla
Isaiah
Prayer Shed  19,000
Guntakandala
Govind Reddy
Prayer Shed  19,000
Sakargamula
Naga Raju
Prayer Shed  19,000
Yerramattam
Sunder Rao
Prayer Shed  19,000
Puslur
Ratna Paul
Prayer Shed  19,000
Kindibagala
Govind Reddy
Prayer Shed  19,000
Kurugunda
Naga Raju
Prayer Shed  19,000
 

With Much of prayers and Regards
Harin
God is great all the time

 


Thursday Blog 24.01.13 « Earth in black and white

This is a story that needs to be spread across this country and through the whole of the world. We have it fairly easy here in the U.S. and seldom are faced with the reality that women in other countries face. Sharmishtha Basu is the author of this story and if you have never visited her blog, please do take the time to check it out. If you truly want an insight into a part of the world that many of us here in the U.S. never see or even hear of, she will educate you. God bless!

Thursday Blog 24.01.13 « Earth in black and white.

It seems India has learned another method of exploiting its women, surrogate pregnancy.

There is an entire town in Gujarat, Anand that thrives on this trade, they hire wombs, negotiate the deal, take care of the deal and earn huge amount of money from that deal.

I wonder how these women feel, when they have to give away their own child after nurturing it with their blood for so many months! I can’t imagine doing that! If someone would have asked me that I would have handed that person over a list of orphanages in the area.

I have read some interviews of women who think that it is a good way of earning some money, a nice amount of cash, I was reading the interview of a woman in Delhi who has rented her womb for four times, handed over the kids to foreigners and has upgraded her status from starving to lower middle class.

I have read about a young girl rescued by west Bengal police, an orphan, she was kept in confinement by her stepmother and her brother (step uncle) – she was forced to give birth every year and the babies were sold. She was barely twenty one or twenty two when police rescued her. It’s a real news item; don’t even think that it’s hearsay. If it was not five or six years old I would have given you the date, I know the name of the paper, The Statesman, Bengali edition, it once was very good at fighting criminal activities in West Bengal then the communist government destroyed it, by attacking its journalists, vendors in open (well, we can assume what they did in stealth)! Read the rest of this story by clicking on the link above.

Thursday Blog 24.01.13 « Earth in black and white


Prayer Request from Pastor Kerry Mauldin

I just got a call from Julie Norman. She and Ed are good friends in Phoenix. We have ministered together for years, doing Special Touch camps for those with disabilities, and elsewhere… Ed has been a quadraplegic for over 35 years because of an accident when he was 18.
Ed has been thru many tests of life and death especially the past 5 years, but in Sept we ministered together at Arizona Special Touch, his first time to minister in a long time.

Julie shared that Ed got an infection that has gone septic and progressed to where he is now in ICU with blood clots and many challenges….
She called and asked if I could get people to pray! SO PLEASE PRAY!!

Especially that Ed will know so clearly the PRESENCE OF THE LORD. He is not able to communicate, but is very restless….
“In His presence is fullness of joy” and His peace will settle deep inside Ed and he will not be anxious…
Thank you for praying! Many of you know Ed! He so loves the Lord and is such a wonderful Brother and so blessed at sharing God‘s Word!!

Melody and I are home 2 days now from India and Dubai, UAE. We are so thankful and so blessed to look back at God’s grace and the things that were accomplished in the villages, for Gods glory!!

Thank you all for praying and standing with us!! We go back to India, Lord willing, Around Feb. 15.

With so much thanks and prayers,

Kerry and Melody

Mauldin Ministries
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014


Pastor Kerry Mauldin via India Media Missions

Missionary to India: Interview with Brother Kerry Mauldin

Kerry Mauldin was employed by Kmart for 20 years.  He worked as a Manager there until 1996, when the disease of Muscular dystrophy caused him to have to leave.  When most people would be devastated by this, Kerry found that sometimes life’s greatest challenges can bring the greatest opportunities.  This would bring him the door of opportunity to a whole new chapter in his life.  The door was opened for Missions and for the past 15 years he has been a missionary to remote villages in Andrah Pradesh, India.  Kerry is licensed with the Assemblies of God. He is the Founder of Mauldin Ministries. By the grace of God, his ministry has planted and built  254 churches, drilled many wells, and continues to help widows and  handicapped people with talents.  He bases the work of the talents on Matthew 25:15-29.  The talents that he helps them with are goats and water buffalo.  He teaches them to use what they have to double their talents.  After they double their talents they bring the First Fruit back and then give it to another widow or handicapped person. At times, Kerry is accompanied by a Doctor who travels with him to do some medical missions as well.  However, his main focus and call is to share the “HOPE” that we have in Christ. His greatest joy is touching the lives of people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and he said, “this is the motivation to keep going.” Kerry resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has four children: Anderea, 31; Rachel, 28; Holly, 23; and Andrew, 20.  His website is http://www.mauldinministries.com.  He has a personal facebook and his email address is kemauldin2@yahoo.com  .

Please read the rest of this post at India Media Missions and if you are able to contribute to these missions, please do so! God bless you!

Mauldin Ministries also accepts donations and it would be greatly appreciated!


News from Pastor Kerry Mauldin

Eyes and ears opened!!

Kerry Mauldin
Today many many accept Christ!!
So many homes and so many hearts were open to the Gospel today and God showed up and showed off!!!
We gave for a church in Karanthinager where a whole family accepted Christ and gave land to build…
A real joy is going to Karamadella Village where 14 years ago my Mom and Dad gave for one of first churches we have been part of to be built.  Mom drove a school bus 25 years and her chjeck so often went to missions!!!
This is a big village, and Govinda Reddy, our cworker for 16 years, came here when he was kicked out of his home village after accepting Christ…disowned…
In karamaddela, all said today, “We all know Govinda Reddy, he is a good man and helps many.”  He is 54 and broke his hip last year in motor scooter accident and in recovery, was in 3 wheeler acciodent and broke collar bone…tough year on Indian roads.
But today, home after home people gathered and heard the Gospel because they know what is in Govinda’s heart and thus are ready to hear.
One3 man, ChinnaVenkatReddy,65, stood and shared that 4 months ago he was boozer and smoked cigars.  He gave his heart to Christ and if you could see the joy in his face.  Govinda led him to Christ and together they took us to homes.
At Chinnas home,  his wife 35, stood and told how he was heavy boozer and now life is completely different.  She was 15 when Chinnas wife died and she was married to 45 year old man.  A pretty young woman with true joy now in her heart.  So many wanted to hear because of what they saw in Chinnas life!!!  He was so exccited and telling everyone.
One woman came in and was blind and deaf and suffering with headaches.  As Melody shared the Gospel,sing salvation bracelets, that woman began tugging at her eyes and ears.  She stood excited that she could both hear and see—as Gospel was shared!!
We know it will open ears and eyes (thought that was spiritual, but is also physical!!!  PTL!!!  So many people wanted to hear and recieve…  So many step up for prayer!
We prayed for so many people today, such hunger!!
Went to school for children 4-20 age today.  As we set there, you want to cry as we see these 40 young people with profound disabilities respond the best they can and know, —God loves and has a plan for these kids from the villages that have little hope in this world–accept thru Christ!!  They did nothing to deserve the challenges they face, but then I think of Chinnu, the former drunken boozer who easted so so much of life, but now has such joy and is seeing God’s incredible love and mercy!!
Today as I shared the Gospel, 2 times especially, I wanted tocryu and did as I shared,  “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM, SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING–ETERNAL LIFE!!!
This so came alive to me in such a fresh way!!
Went to Pangarangapuram and shared 2 “services” with large groups and so many lives touched and prayed.  Last house, the father gave a celebration…  His only son, last Feb we prayed he would gedt a good job.  Next week he will start a job in Delhi at 20,000rs per month!!  Great salary!!!
But this father, even giving thanks to Jesus, —in other room had alter and idols to many gods.  “I worship all gods equal, he said”….  This blessing will not last when you try to serve 2 masters.  His wife with tears stood in front of son and father and after herself praying prayer of salvation, said, “I will pray, he will change and those gods will come down…”  PTL!!
We must never give up, know God hears and answers prayers and PRAISE GOD, He shows up and shows off when the GOOD NEWS is being shared!!
We better have that urgency!!
Love and so appreciate you all!!  Thank you for praying!!
Kerry, Melody, Jonathon and Tammy and many from India…

Cleansing the Temple Luke 19:45-48

c. 1750

c. 1750 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then He went into the temple and began to driveout those who bought and sold in it,

saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it  a ‘den of thieves.’ “

And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him,

and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.


God’s Beauty: Deformed Baby Unites a Community (via CBN News)

This is a story about a young man who came into life in circumstances that would in many instances, and in many parts of the world, have been a death warrant. A child that was born deformed in an area of the world where life is not that important and yet, with the help of  loving people, God worked miracles. I, personally, did not know this story until I received an email about it. If you don’t know the story either, or even if you do, please take time to read it and watch the video which I will include the link to.

I have seen so many times in my life how God has worked to change people and in ways that seem impossible. He has done it in my own life. This and stories like this are examples of real love, the kind of love that is willing to give when there seems to be no hope or where some would see no reward.

For those who do not understand this, I can only say that the real reward is in the giving and that you will never know love, true love, until you have given everything of yourself, without expecting anything in return other that the joy of that giving.  Please read the story and share it with others. God does wonderful things with broken pottery. God bless!

Some of you have probably already heard about this inspirational story. If not, I suggest watching the film clip as well. There is a blog link updating Baby Adam’s progress at the bottom of the article.

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/March/Gods-Beauty-Deformed-Baby-Unites-a-Community/

God’s Beauty: Deformed Baby Unites a Community

By  Lorie  Johnson

Lorie Johnson

CBN News Medical Reporter

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Raja and Jessica Paulraj see beauty in their son Adam that many others can’t.

The baby boy’s story began September 18, 2011, at a Christian missionary hospital in India. Adam came into the world with no eyelids, no nose, no hands, legs fused together, and other deformities. But his brain, heart and lungs were just fine.

His birth parents decided it was best to either abandon or kill him. Raja and Jessica worked at the hospital.

“The uncle came and said, ‘We don’t want to take the baby home,’ Raja recalled. “And then the mother-in-law was like, ‘We don’t want to take the baby, and it’s a kind of shame for us to take him back.’”

“There is a sense that the relatives don’t want to take him home because I got a call from the village where the baby belongs to, and they’re telling that if they bring the baby back home, ‘We may poison him,’” he continued. Read the rest at CBN News

http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=28601


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Rudyard Kipling – Friday, December 30, 2011

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God’s great judgment seat” wrote Rudyard Kipling in Ballad of East and West. Born DECEMBER 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, Rudyard Kipling was sent back to England at age 5 for schooling. Poor eyesight ended hopes of a military career, so at age 16, Kipling returned to India as a journalist, winning acclaim for his poems. Rudyard Kipling fell in love with his friend’s sister, Caroline Balestier, while visiting in America. They married and settled in Vermont, where two of their children were born. There Kipling wrote Captains Courageous and The Jungle Books. Once back in England, Rudyard Kipling declined King George V’s offer of Knighthood, Poet Laureate and Order of Merit, though accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Kipling’s works include: Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Gunga Din. Ronald Reagan, in a speech near the end of his Presidential career, December 13, 1988, stated: “As I prepare to lay down the mantle of office…I cannot help believe that what Rudyard Kipling said of another time and place is true today for America: ‘We are at the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.’ Thank you, and God bless you.” 

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Marco Polo at the Kublai Khan

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo traveled in 1271 to meet Kublai Khan, grandson of Ghengis Khan, who was Emperor of China, Korea, North India, Persia, Russia and Hungary. Emperor Kublai Khan had requested Christian teachers, but only two preaching friars were sent by Pope Gregory X, and they turned back in fear when crossing an area being attacked by Turkish Muslims. Marco Polo was employed by Kublai Khan as an envoy for 24 years. Upon his return to Italy, Polo was captured at Genoa, where he dictated his travels. In 1492, Genoa born Christopher Columbus wrote to the King and Queen of Spain: “Concerning the lands of India, and a Prince called Gran Khan…how many times he sent to Rome to seek doctors in our Holy Faith to instruct him and that never had the Holy Father provided them…Your Highnesses…devoted to the Holy Christian Faith…resolved to send me…to the said regions of India, to see the said princes…and the manner in which may be undertaken their conversion to our Holy Faith.” On OCTOBER 10, 1492, Columbus’ Journal records: “Here the people could stand it no longer and complained of the long voyage…but the Admiral…added that it was useless to complain. He had come to the Indies, and so had to continue until he found them, with the help of Our Lord.”

America needs to Repent (via Voting American)

America needs to Repent If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Chronicles 7:14 Is there any Hope for America? Yes, there is: John 3:16 Wel … Read More

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Governor Palin interview with Koel Rinchet in India


Sarah Palin: Heart of America

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The media tells us over and over, how bad Sarah’s poll numbers are, and some insane comparison to Charlie Sheen, of all people. What, they can’t even honestly compare her to her possible opponents anymore? They have to come up with some coked up star who is burning himself up? Sounds like they used Charlie the same way they use Sarah sometimes, just a way to get a catchy headline. If they can’t even pretend to be serious anymore, why in the world would we take them seriously.
It is amazing how much Sarah does that they can ignore, like her plan the other day, on how to get this country to the point where we wouldn’t have to rely on Saudia Arabia, Libya and other countries in the Middle East for our oil. Unlike our current administration, who can’t even decide if he wants to keep Gaddafi from being able to kill his people from the air. Wonder how many died while Obama dithered and filled out his brackets? Sarah will talk to the people in India in the next few days, and will tell them why she loves this country, and how it is still exceptional. Then she will stop in Israel and remind them that some of the country still thinks that they are important.
What is our “Playboy in Chief” going to do? Jet to Rio and party hearty!

Amplify’d from www.motivationtruth.com

Jedediah Bila, Human Events columnist, penned an excellent article today to set the record straight regarding Governor Palin’s accomplishments, qualifications, and policy positions. This is one of those pieces that is almost too good to excerpt. Be sure to read the entire piece here.

Jedediah writes:

It’s truly astonishing the lengths that some will go to in order to try to discredit Sarah Palin. Sure, the left-wing media loons are a given, but what about the folks on the Right who relentlessly brand her as unelectable, unintelligent, unpresidential, and/or unqualified? What is their basis for those assessments? And if she is so darn unelectable—why the need to consistently, near-obsessively attempt to tear her down? 

What’s most interesting about the repeated attacks on Palin – from the Left and the Right – is that they are routinely empty. They are often featured in online hit pieces that are void of any reference to her record and/or her contributions over the past two years to discussions of national and international significance. They focus on absurd criticism of her TLC series, which so many elitists deemed anti-intellectual and so many regular Americans deemed relatable. They call her a “quitter” because she resigned from the governorship, but don’t reveal the reality that she was faced with numerous frivolous ethics charges made by political operatives that were costing her state hundreds of thousands of dollars and her staff countless hours to refute. The fact that she made the right decision for Alaska, and that the charges were all ultimately dismissed, get buried under the frenzied need some have to try to sabotage her at all costs.

Read more at www.motivationtruth.com

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Sarah Palin: America First

One thing that you can be sure of when Sarah Palin goes to India next month, is that she will not be apologizing for America. She is proud of this country and believes that we are the best place in the world to live. I think that they will be surprised to find that she is a very intelligent woman, unlike how the main stream press is determined to portray her.

She proved a few weeks ago that she is perfectly able to answer any question thrown at her with knowledge, class, honestly, succinctly, and without a teleprompter. She will not be traveling with hundreds of people, so she will be able to connect with people on the personal level. We also know that she is gracious and will not insult the Indian people by comparing them to their neighbor.

I think that the people of India will find that Sarah Palin is a much more interesting person than Barack Obama and that she is able to inspire and lead, instead or demeaning and ordering as Barack has a tendency to do. She will treat those she meets with respect and honor that has sadly been lacking in our current administration.

Palin Will Draw a Contrast With Obama in Her Visit Next Month to India – February 27, 2011 – The New York Sun


Illegal Immigration: From India?

What is the reason for Homeland Security anyway? It obviously isn’t for the homeland or security. It seems strange to me that they are determined to make sure that the Superbowl is safe from Americans and yet they could care less if the rest of the county is secure from outside forces who we don’t even know what their agenda is.

I find this article about illegal immigration extremely interesting. When I think about India, I think about overcrowding, I don’t think about religious persecution, but that is what some of these people are claiming.

One quote from the article is from Sumit Ganguley, a political science professor and director of  the India Studies Program at Indiana University. He says “There is no reason to believe that these claims have any truth to them”

So what is the real reason? 650, mostly young men, from India, were caught in the last three months of 2010. That’s just the ones that are caught. The article says that they are paying large sums, from 10,000 to 12,000 dollars. That is quite a bit of risk, not to mention the danger involved in paying human smugglers to bring them into the country.

What makes it even worse is that our government is just giving them a ticket and telling them to appear before a judge for a hearing and then releasing them. Where are they going and what is their real reason for coming here?


Illegal immigration: Influx of immigrants from India baffles border officials in Texas – latimes.com


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