Hope for the Future

There’s not much power available and if so, the internet is usually down, so I’m writing quickly!

We have been working at orphanages non-stop. We helped build a play ground, the only play ground here and the kids went wild.  The kids have no idea about “stranger danger” because most just want to be loved and touched.  They dive into your arms not caring who you are except someone who will hug them. Most have some illness, infection, and all definitely malnourished.

Darol and I are traveling the next few days with a man named Zachriah, who is a paraplegic. He began an organization that restores dignity and independence to the disabled. We are supplying wheel chairs, building ramps, giving wound care and supplements to help boost the people’s nutritional status and immune system. The number one killer of the disabled here are pressure wounds and urinary track infections.  Each with the proper equipment and nutrition can alleviate that.

Our hope as a team in the future, is to begin an out reach to supply nutritional supplements and sustainable nutrition to those suffering in addition to equipment much needed such as wheel chairs, etc…

We spent a day in the local hospital and for a few moments my heart broke and I felt discouraged. One pregnant woman was paralyzed because of lack of B vitamins. She lost use of her hands and feet three months in to her pregnancy due to nutritional deficiency.  Most of the time, it can be permanent damage but we are supplying the nutrition in hopes to restore her independence. Her husband left her because of her disability; she has no family, can not feed herself, can not take herself to the toilet and is about to give birth any day now.

My how we waste our good food in America. I am thankful for what we have there and it is my hope and desire that we can all begin to appreciate the abundance of health we could have if we only chose to respect our options.


18 Classes You May Have Overlooked When Registering for Summer & Fall Semesters at Glendale Community College Main Campus

Before you finalize your summer and fall schedules, you need to read through these 18 classes that you may not have thought about before. This list has a little bit for everyone whether you are creative, a bit nervous about college or looking to get into shape. Complete with photos & videos, this list is sure to get you thinking about registering for next semester. But sign up soon, now that this list is out, classes may fill up fast!

If you’ve found other awesome classes that you’d like to share, please leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite courses at Glendale Community College are! Continue reading

Find a Job Fast

Let’s face it; most of us have a tough time asking someone for help.  We feel like we need to “go it alone,” rather than, except that others may have more skill in a particular area.  Looking for a job, or even an internship, in today’s economy requires a tactical, creative, diverse and collaborative strategic approach.  Granted, it should not be “What can you do for me?” but rather, “Can you assist me in achieving my career objective?”

Here are some of my thoughts: Continue reading