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A Day to Say “Thank You” to My Dear Pastor

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My pastor for the last 20 years has been Pastor Hanfere Aligaz, the senior pastor of the International Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Washington, DC.

Oh, how I thank him! I hope you guys don’t mind if I address him here, as if he was the only one who is reading this post.

Pastor Hanfere, thank you for being my pastor for the last 20 years. Thank you for praying for me when I was single and confused! Thank you, Pastor, for opening your office door for me and my “boy-friend” when we were scared and confused, like 18 years ago. Thank you for counseling and leading us to the right place. Thank you for blessing our union when we didn’t have anybody. Thank you for buying a big cake for us on the day you blessed our union as a husband and a wife. Thank you, Pastor, for anointing and praying for each one of our children as you dedicated them to the LORD. Thank you, Pastor, for embracing my ministry when I first told you for the first time. Thank you, Pastor, for asking me and my Berhand about Appeal for Purity every time you see us.

Above all, thank you, Pastor, for loving me, my Berhan and our beautiful kids. May the LORD bless the rest of your years! May the LORD bless your children, grandchildren and grand-grandchildren up to 1000 generation! Oh, how we love you! Stay blessed! ///

“Thanksgiving Giveaway, Comment & Win”

One of the Appeal for Purity leaders wanted to call this game, “Thanksgiving Giveaway, Comment & Win.” I love it! So, that is the name of the game.

So, the game is this: Tomorrow morning I will post my pastor’s picture at 9:45am and with the picture I will write few thank you notes to my pastor. Then you guys will go ahead and drop your comments on that particular post, uploading your pastor’s picture with a thank you note to your pastor. To win this competition you have to follow the following rules: (Please pay close attention to the rules) Continue reading “Thanksgiving Giveaway, Comment & Win”

The Winner will receive $500.00 from Appeal for Purity!

Well, as you all know, Appeal for Purity is doing the very first modesty competition called “The Esther’s Like Modesty.”

And we will soon introduce you the two finalist who went through the treacherous process of competing to win the title, “Queen of Modesty” and made it this far.

As I promised you last time, you will take part in voting to the one girl who is worthy to win this title. Continue reading The Winner will receive $500.00 from Appeal for Purity!

I’m not ready for snow!

I’m not ready for snow and I don’t think I will ever be ready for any snow any day. I don’t like snow and I don’t appreciate snow at all. Okay, let me say it, I hate snow. That is it!

They said that our Maryland is going to be covered with snow tonight and I’m not ready for it.

The only way I comfort myself during this season is by thinking about heaven. Do you know that there is no snow in heaven? Yes, there is no snow in heaven because the Bible doesn’t say so. Continue reading I’m not ready for snow!

Another Game with a Prize!

Before I say anything about the game, I would like to say “Thank you” for all of you who have been faithfully supporting and encouraging me. I especially would like to say “Thank you” for those of you who invited your friends and families to the Appeal for Purity Facebook page. Because of you, look where Appeal for Purity is today! Thank you!

It is a spirit of Thanksgiving which is making me say that, lol.

If you live in America, you sure are preparing to celebrate the most fantastic holiday of all, Thanksgiving! I love it! Continue reading Another Game with a Prize!

No Amount Of Perfection

One day our youngest son, I think he was second or third grade, came from school looking very sad. I took a quick look at his face and within a second knew there was something wrong with him.

When we got home, I called him to my bedroom and asked, “You look very sad. Is there something you want to talk about?” His eyes were actually ready to let it all out.

So, wiping his tears, he said, “So and so said to me, “Your Mama doesn’t look like a mother.”

Helping him wipe his tears, I asked him, “Did you ask him what your Mama looks like?”

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“But Mom there is one thing missing- – – ”

I always love the time I have with my kids early in the morning. When I drop them off to school, I love the opportunity God is always giving me to be with them. While their brain is fresh and wide awake to absorb anything, I strive to speak truth to their hearts using every opportunity I get. We always pray as we drive to their school. We usually listen to the Christian radio channels, such as 95.1FM (WRBS), 91.9FM (WGTS) and 105.1FM (WAVA). I can’t tell you how much these radio stations changed my life and theirs for the better. May the LORD bless the people behind these stations! Continue reading “But Mom there is one thing missing- – – ”

Thank you!

What a wonderful Sunday night I had yesterday at the Bethel Church in Virginia! Praise the LORD!

I would like to say “Thank you” to Pastor Beniam, his beautiful wife, his whole family and all the ministers at the Bethel Church Virgina, for having me and the Appeal for Purity ministry at your gathering! Thank you! God bless you and all you’re doing for the Kingdom of God.

Thank you also to all my Facebook fans who came out yesterday night to support me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate each one of you. It was a great pleasure for me especially to meet a couple who drove all the way from Columbia, MD, just to meet me in person and encourage me on the work I’m doing. Thank you so much guys! May the LORD bless you abundantly! ///

Nakedness

It was few years back when our kids were very little. While I was reading one of those interesting psychology books, I don’t remember which one; I read that in every human heart, there is this deep seated desire to be naked. I said to myself, “You must be kidding me!” The author continued saying that not only we desire to be naked but we desire others to be naked as well.

I said to myself; “That is absurd!”

Well, I respectfully disagreed with the idea and moved on to the next one. But the idea kind of stayed with me. Then to my surprise, I noticed something.

Continue reading Nakedness