DayBreaks for 03/01/13 – Unless I Believed

DayBreaks for 03/01/13 – Unless I Believed                      

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Ps.27:13-14 – I would have despaired unless I believed I would see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living. Wait for The Lord, Be strong and let your heart take courage Yes, wait for The Lord.

It has been a very hectic week…and it’s not over yet.  Maybe your week has been that way, too.  I’ve had two appointments with doctors this week, but that’s not what’s made it so hectic. 

My 85-year old mother has had dementia for some time.  About 10 days ago, she went into the hospital for relatively routine surgery to repair a hernia.  The surgery went fine – but something seems to have snapped in her mind.  She’s been incredibly delusional, paranoid, out of touch with reality – and even combative.  She, of course, doesn’t realize she’s doing those things or being that way.  We are told that with each passing day that the chances of her snapping back to the pre-surgery mental capacity dwindles.  This may be the new normal.  As I carry my mother’s power of attorney for medical care, my last few days have been swamped with phone calls from the hospital (that wants desperately and urgently to discharge her) and trying to arrange a suitable discharge plan in a place that can meet her physical and mental needs.  It’s become something akin to a marathon…but we’re being pushed at a sprinter’s pace by the hospital.  Just moments ago the latest plan fell apart.

Someone asked me today if I thought we’d ever get out of having so many crises.  My honest answer: probably, at least I hope so.  I could certainly echo the words of the Psalmist. 

It isn’t just when there are crises, though.  It’s ordinary life.  How many times would I/could I have despaired if I didn’t believe – if I didn’t truly think that before this life is over that we’ll once again see and experience the goodness of the Lord.  I know we’ll see and experience it in the “land of the dead” – that is the great Christian hope!  But it’s harder at times to believe we’ll see and experience it again in the land of the living.  All the travails of the past year, my two surgeries, a new ministry, raising support for that ministry – and now my mother’s failing health situation.  It sometimes just seems to pile up on us, doesn’t it?

And yet…we must confess that we will see His goodness even today – no matter what happens to us, we’ll see it if we slow down enough to think about it and look for it.  We’ll see it in the crispness of a new day He made, of the song of the birds (which I so much enjoyed today!), the sighing of the breeze, the wag of a dog’s tail, the gentle touch of my wife’s hand on mine, the voice of a friend.  Life – and joy – can get away from us unless we take the time to look for “the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”.  It’s all around us.  Let’s not forget that!

PRAYER: Jesus, I wonder how you made it through your 30+ years here on earth after living all of eternity past in heaven’s delight.  It must have been very trying.  I am comforted by knowing you understand and that even this day we can see your goodness and that we will also see it in the world to come!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

DayBreaks for 02/27/13 – The Seeds of Resurrection

DayBreaks for 02/27/13 – The Seeds of Resurrection                  

suffering-statue-with-tearsRomans 5:3-5 (NIV) – Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.  5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Trevor Beeson stood at the high altar of Westminster Abbey to celebrate the marriage of his daughter, Catharine, to Anthony, aged twenty-three. Nine months later he stood before the same altar for Anthony’s funeral, who was killed when his car ran into a wall in East London. Four months later, Trevor he returned once more to the altar beside the coffin of his friend and hero Earl Mountbatten, who died when his fishing boat was blown to pieces by Irish terrorists.

 Reflecting on the experience, he said he could not blame God for these senseless tragedies. He wrote: “I should find it impossible to believe in, and worship, a God who arranged for the great servants of the community to be blown up on their holidays and who deliberately turned a young man’s car into a brick wall…This is not the God of love whose ways are revealed in the Bible and supremely in the life of Jesus Christ.

Beeson found two insights that helped him to cope with his tragedies and to look beyond them: “The first is that, although God is not responsible for causing tragedy, he is not a detached observer of our suffering. On the contrary, he is immersed in it with us, sharing to the full our particular grief and pain. This is the fundamental significance of the cross.”

Second, although our natural inclination is to ask, “Why did it happen?” Beeson discovered a far more important question: “What are we going to make of it?  Every tragedy contains within it the seeds of resurrection.”

Are those who experience innocent suffering worse than anyone else?  Of course not.  Jesus was quite clear about that – suffering can happen to anyone – anytime.

But is there a connection between innocent suffering and human action?  Of course there is, and if we fail to change harmful ways in which we may be living, we may fall victim to certain types of suffering as a result. 

What does Jesus offer us when we experience this kind of suffering? The power of God to hold us firm, to give us strength, and to see us through.  And he holds out the hope for the “third day” resurrection!

PRAYER: Help us to learn from the tragedies and suffering that befalls us, Lord, and to see the seeds of resurrection in each situation!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

DayBreaks for 02/26/13 – The Wound Closed Up

DayBreaks for 02/26/13 – The Wound Closed Up            

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From the DayBreaks archive, dated 02/26/2002:

(Washington Post/AP, 11/30/01) “Heart surgeon James McClurken of Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia reported in November that his 70-year-old bypass patient was exhibiting an old would that surely indicated that an object had entered and exited his heart.  It turns out that the man had indeed taken a slug, in the Korean War, but thought at the time that it must have missed the heart, but now the surgeon says it passed through so quickly that the wound closed up tight with no ill effects.

What an amazing story!  Talk about being lucky!  God clearly had something for this man to do with his life to have spared him in such a miraculous way when he was shot through the heart years ago.  It is something special when you realize that God has spared your life.  It gives you a new sense of trying to understand what it is that He wants from you.  I don’t know if this man was a Christian or not, but God clearly was acting in his life.

As I read this story, I couldn’t help but have a couple of thoughts:

FIRST: Prov. 4:23 – “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Song of Solomon 8:6a – “Place me like a seal over your heart… .

Our heart is such a vital organ.  And when Scripture speaks of our heart, it refers not just to our emotions but our thoughts and to what is our true character and personality.  We need to guard it, to take whatever measures are necessary to protect and seal it. 

SECOND: 2 Corinthians 2:7-11 – “7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven-if there was anything to forgive – I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

Our hearts are often wounded by the things that people say and do.  Surely we have wounded the very heart of God over and over!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if when our hearts have been “shot” through once again by someone, that the “bullet” so quickly passed though us that our heart (our relationship with the attacker) would heal itself so quickly that it was as if the injury never happened?  Would that we would never hold grudges!!!  If we could ever learn to forgive the way the Father forgave the prodigal, the way Jesus forgave Peter for denying Him, the way Jesus forgave the thief on the cross – indeed, the way He has forgiven us – the world would be transformed by the power of God’s forgiveness!

PRAYER: How many times we have wounded Your heart – and in Your grace and mercy You continue to forgive us!  Help us learn the grace of forgiving others so that our hearts may heal!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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NOTE: Galen has started work as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org).  He needs to raise his own support.  DayBreaks has always been free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation to Medical Ambassadors on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made online at http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html.  Go to that link and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section and look for the link for Galen Dalrymple.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his account.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368. 

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

DayBreaks for 02/25/12 – The Ministry of Reconciliation

DayBreaks for 02/25/13 – The Ministry of Reconciliation                       

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Romans 5:11 – “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Reconciliation is a big topic in scripture.  In fact, it’s what the entire story of God’s interaction with mankind is all about.  Reconciliation is about the restoration of relationship.  We like the idea of reconciliation, whether it is with God or with our human acquaintances.  But perhaps we take reconciliation too lightly – we cheapen the cost of reconciliation.

Consider these words from a pastor by the name of Allan Boesak: “True reconciliation cannot take place without confrontation.  Reconciliation is not feeling good; it s coming to grips with evil.  In order to reconcile, Christ had to die.  We must not deceive ourselves.  Reconciliation does not mean holding hands and singing ‘black and white together.’  It means, rather, death and suffering, giving up one’s life for the sake of the other.  If white and black Christians fail to understand this, we shall not be truly reconciled.

“So it is with peace.  One is not at peace with God and one’s neighbor because one has succeeded in closing one’s eyes to the realities of evil.  Neither is peace a situation where terrorism of the defenseless is acceptable because it is being done under the guise of the law…Peace is not simply the absence of war or an uneasy quiet in the townships.  Peace is the active presence of justice.  It is shalom, the well-being of all.”

Reconciliation to God was extremely costly.  We hope for an easy and cheap reconciliation in our relationships.  Chances are if it is easy, it isn’t truly a reconciliation.   God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.  Just like our Lord, we may have to bleed for it.

2 Cor. 5:18-20 – “18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

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PRAYER: Father, thank You for the gift of your reconciliation!  Please search our hearts and show us those to whom we need to be reconciled here on earth!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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NOTE: Galen has started work as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org).  He needs to raise his own support.  DayBreaks has always been free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation to Medical Ambassadors on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made online at http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html.  Go to that link and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section and look for the link for Galen Dalrymple.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his account.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368. 

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

DayBreaks for 02/22/13 – The Light of a Million

DayBreaks for 02/22/13 – The Light of a Million             

lightning-match-stick-WallpaperLuke 6:13 (NLT) – At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles.

Have you ever thought about how strange Jesus’ methods seem to have been?  He was a carpenter by trade.  The dream, the highest goal of any Jewish boy, was to be a rabbi.  But to be accepted to train as a rabbi, you had to pass several levels of exams at various points in your life.  Then and only then could you be chosen by a venerable rabbi to become his disciple.  It would appear that Jesus didn’t pass the tests.  He wasn’t a rabbi by training…his father had to teach him to use a hammer and adze.

Regardless, one day he strode into the synagogue in his home town, grabbed the scroll, and sat down to read and teach.  Rabbis sat when they taught.  Jesus had just awarded himself his rabbinical degree.

His methods of healing were bizarre: spittle mixed with dirt on the eyes, touching lepers, long-distance healings, pronouncing forgiveness of sins and healing too place.  He wasn’t a physician, but was better than any physician who ever lived.

But perhaps the most perplexing of his methods was how he chose to spread his message both during his life and afterwards.  He didn’t go to the great Roman Forum and stand in the middle of the world’s leading city.  He didn’t go to Athens where great ideas had been born, evaluated and proclaimed for hundreds of years.  He taught in the backwaters and byways, on mountainsides and by wells.  And then, in perhaps the strangest move ever, he chose twelve men – count ‘em, twelve – to change the world.

If you wanted to change the world, what would you have done?  Established a university?  Created a Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/blog/website conglomeration to carry the message to the world with the speed of light?  You most likely wouldn’t have chosen the year 32 AD to start – you’d have waited until instantaneous communication was available to carry the message everywhere all at once, right?

But that wasn’t Jesus’ way.  Twelve men.  To one way of thinking, the entire God-venture depended on just twelve ordinary men.  What a crazy, cock-eyed way to change the world!  But change the world they did!!!  Maybe Jesus wasn’t so crazy after all.

Jesus did tell his followers that they were light set upon a hilltop.  The light from a single match being struck on a mountaintop can be seen on a cloudless night from a distance of 50 miles away.  How many followers of Jesus are there in the world today?  What if we all struck our match instead of hiding our light?  I like what Richard Stearns, president of World Vision, had to say: ““The light of even one challenges the gloom, but the light of a million could obliterate it.” – Richard Stearns, The Hole In Our Gospel

What if?  What if the 100+ million Christians in the United States lit their match?  What if you did?  Have you?

PRAYER: Let us not rail against the darkness, Lord, but let us obliterate it by lighting ourselves afire through Your Spirit!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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NOTE: Galen has started work as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org).  He needs to raise his own support.  DayBreaks has always been free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation to Medical Ambassadors on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made online at http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html.  Go to that link and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section and look for the link for Galen Dalrymple.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his account.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368.

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

DayBreaks for 02/21/13 – Go Be a Mosquito

DayBreaks for 02/21/13 – Go Be a Mosquito                    

mosquitoFor with God nothing is impossible. – Lk. 1:37 (NLT)

I was fortunate enough to go to Haiti in April, 2010 after the devastating earthquake.  When you have been to Haiti and seen the rubble (both concrete and human) from the shaking of the earth, you start to realize what a huge problem faces that nation and that people.  And while it may seem silly to have to say it, they are people – made in the image of God, beloved by God – people as dearly precious as anyone else on the face of the earth.  Jesus doesn’t love the poorest Haitian any less than He loved Mother Theresa or Billy Graham.  He died for each of them, too.

When you’ve been to India and seen some of the 250 million Dalits who are considered by some in that country to be nothing more than sub-human refuse, fit only to clean and carry human or animal waste by hand in a slop-bucket from the street or latrine, you are first ashamed of your own wealth, then angry at those who perpetrate such injustice, then confounded about what it would take to ever change their plight.

When you hear in the news every day about some mass killing, about the rape of women and children, about people freezing to death on the sidewalk, about the peddlers of obscenity and filth, about those who hold human life to be no more important or significant that than of an ant and who can take life without any conscience at all, when the rich oppress the poor and subjugate them only to make themselves richer, one can begin to doubt that this is a good world created by a good God.  That doubt easily gives birth to numbing resignation.

We resign ourselves quickly to the trash heap of insignificance in the face of such huge mountains of problems.  It is understandable.  After I came home from Haiti, I was asked in a radio interview and by others, “What can be done to solve this?”  My answer was this: “Only the return of the Lord can solve the problem.”  That was what came to mind as my thoughts swept back through the sights I’d seen, the smells I’d smelled, the misery I’d heard.

My answer was partly right, but mostly wrong.  My response was focused on what I could do as a single human being, or what any single human being could do, not on the power at the disposal of the God of heaven and earth.  As a human I was overwhelmed, stymied, resigned that I couldn’t do anything to make a difference.  It’s an easy trap to fall into – a trap prepared by the great enemy himself – Satan.

Still – God has enrolled us to be His agents of change.  To be His hands and feet.  Are we too small to make a difference?  Of course.  Let me ask it again: are we too small to make a difference?  No, absolutely not.  What do I mean?  Consider this African proverb that I think is very insightful: If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito.

Can God solve the problem without us?  Sure.  But we are to be like the mosquito in the room – agitating for change, advocating the cause of widows and orphans, crying out for justice to be done and injustice to come to an end, sharing truth and love wherever we go  – even if we get swatted for it.  We are to give what we can, do what we can – and let God finish the job in His way and in His timing.

Now, go be a mosquito.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that you keep me from believing in my insignificance so much that I throw my hands up in resignation at the misery and injustice in this world.  Give me the courage to act – and leave the outcomes in Your hands!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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NOTE: Galen has started work as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org).  He needs to raise his own support.  DayBreaks has always been free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation to Medical Ambassadors on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made online at http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html.  Go to that link and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section and look for the link for Galen Dalrymple.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his account.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368.

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members in good standing of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!

DayBreaks for 02/20/13 – Of Comets, Technology, Einstein and Love

DayBreaks for 02/20/13 – But the Greatest of These Is Love                  

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1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) – Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

I suppose that there are those who think that technology and science will save mankind.  Just think about the recent meteorite/comet explosion above Russia.  It spiked a spate of newscasts, articles and specials about earth and our vulnerability.  The “explosion” happened on the day of my surgery, and the next morning as I was laying there in my room watching TV, the History channel had back-to-back-to-back shows about the subject and how we might be able to save ourselves from a future collision by the use of various technologies.

Of course, one of the most popular ones has been to launch a nuclear warhead(s) at the approaching chunk of space rock and blow it to bits.  But, there’s a problem with that idea.  Blowing it to bits will create many objects that would enter the atmosphere over an even wider area, wreaking potentially a great deal more death and devastation.

Another idea is to shoot a high energy projectile at the thing when it’s still years away from earth.  It might only change the trajectory by as much as a centimeter a day, but scientists say that may be enough to push it far enough off course that it would miss earth completely.  Other ideas were even stranger…sort of like a tractor beam caused by the presence of a space vehicle “parked” just a few hundred meters from the rock.  Apparently that causes enough of gravitational pull that it might cause the trajectory to change enough and save us.

Ah, technology and science.  Those are probably the two greatest gods in the pantheon of the modern world. We’ve come to believe that they are/will be our saviors.  Sometimes it works – medical advances do save lives and we trust in that technology.  But, such things come with a price – and I’m not talking about the insurance bills and medical bills.  I’m talking about what technology has done to our souls.

Technology won’t die for you.  It can’t love you.  Technology has limits.  At the end of the world when the Lord calls an end to this present creation, technology won’t save anyone nor be saved from the destruction.  Listen to these words, from one of history’s greatest minds: “More and more I come to value charity and love of one’s fellow being above everything else…All our lauded technological progress – our very civilization – is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.” – Albert Einstein

In the end, it is love that will survive.  It is Love (“God is love”) that will save you.  It is Love that died for you.  And through all eternity, Love will exist and offers us the privilege of being part of that journey.

Put your faith in what will survive and in what can save you.  Even from exploding comets.

PRAYER:  How grateful I am that Your love will encompass us forever!  Thank You that we don’t have to depend on human technology or thinking or machines, but that we can depend on Your faithfulness always!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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NOTE: Galen has started work as a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) (medicalambassadors.org).  He needs to raise his own support.  DayBreaks has always been free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help support Galen in his ministry work with MAI, you can make a donation to Medical Ambassadors on his behalf.  One-time donations may be made online at http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html.  Go to that link and look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section and look for the link for Galen Dalrymple.  Click his name and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can donate to his account.  If you wish to make a recurring donation, contact suzette@med-amb.org or call her at 209-543-7500 ext. 219.  You can also write a check to Medical Ambassadors International (a 501.c.3 non-profit – meaning your donations are deductible) and put S090 in the Memo field.  Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368.

Medical Ambassadors International is a 501.c.3 organization that has been serving the needy, sharing the gospel and helping them become self-sufficient in many ways for 32 years.  Check them out!  They are members of ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).

Your support is greatly appreciated!!!!  Thank you!