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Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International
 
 
 
 
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Today is the National Day of Prayer
May 3, 2007
 
America's National Day Of Prayer Committee States:
"Celebrated annually on the 1st Thursday in May the National Day of Prayer (NDP) was established by an act of Congress which encourages Americans to pray for our nation, its people and its leaders. The NDP Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for those in leadership on all levels of national, church, and educational areas of influence."
 
Please view their website for resources on prayer ministry:
 
See the proclamations our Presidents have given on prayer:
 
And National Day of Prayer For Connecticut
 
BLESSINGS!!
 
 

 

The U.S. Military - Blue Star Mother Prayer

Give me the greatness of heart to see, The difference between duty & his/her/their love for me. Give me understanding so that I may Know, When duty calls him/her/them, he/she/they must go. Give me a task to do each day, To fill the time when he/she's/ while they're away. When he/she's/they're in a foreign land, Keep him/her/them safe in your loving hand. And Lord, when duty is in the field, Please protect him/her/them and be his/her/their shield. And Lord, when deployment is so long, Please stay with me and keep me strong.

 

A  SOLDIER'S  PRAYER
 
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Keeping Faith with America’s Veterans

Homeless veterans, jobless veterans, incarcerated veterans… veterans without hope, veterans in need.

Faith-based and community organizations have been a cornerstone of community assistance throughout American History. They are eager to provide badly-needed services and many do. However, accessing federal resources is difficult for some organizations because of outdated government rules and regulations that often prohibit these groups from competing for federal grants on a level playing field.

Consider John Downing, Chief Executive Officer of the United Veterans of America, Inc., which was founded in 1994 to help homeless veterans in Leeds and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Throughout the 1990s, Downing submitted several transitional housing and homeless grant applications to the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") and Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"). His applications were not given the serious consideration they deserved because his non-profit organization, classified as faith-based, was ineligible for federal funding. "I felt like we needed an advocate for non-profit, faith-based and community groups inside the governmental process. Someone who understands what we need and is willing to fight for us," said Downing.

Policies regarding faith-based and community groups’ participation in federal grants-making and contracting processes are changing for United Veterans of America and thousands of other faith-based and community organizations. In 2001, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13198 which established Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in five cabinet departments – Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Labor and Justice.

In 2004, the President extended his Faith-Based and Community Initiative to the Department of Veterans Affairs, establishing the VA Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Partnering with faith-based groups was nothing new to VA. The VA Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), which is the largest volunteer program in the federal government, has provided more than fifty-nine years of service to America’s veterans. More than 350 national and local veterans, civic, and service organizations contributed close to thirteen million hours of service to VA last year. Since 1994, VA has awarded more than $230 million to more than 500 faith-based and community organizations through the homeless grant and per diem program, with funding earmarked for everything from transitional housing to meals for homeless veterans.

In the past, some government regulations went as far as prohibiting faith-based organizations from even applying for federal funds. At other times, the barriers have been more subtle, but the message is still the same—"faith-based organizations need not apply."

Darin Selnick, Director of the VA Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, is hoping to change that perception. He is no stranger to faith-based and community organizations. He has previously served as California State Commander and National Executive Committee Member for the Jewish War Veterans. The challenges he faced while serving in those capacities taught him that even subtle barriers can taint relationships.

"I know what it’s like to be excluded because of your faith," said Selnick. "Legitimate faith-based and community organizations interested in serving at-risk veterans shouldn’t be left out in the cold. They deserve the same access to federal resources as other community groups. And they will get it at VA."

The laws governing federal grants to faith-based groups are clear, according to Selnick. "Direct federal funds cannot be used for inherently religious activities and veterans must receive services regardless of their religious affiliation or beliefs. My goal is to make it easier for VA and these organizations to work together, and to look for new ways these partnerships can serve veterans in every community," he said.

There are many partnership opportunities within the VA for faith-based and community organizations. By striving to create innovative pilot and demonstration programs, VA is increasing these opportunities and expanding the availability of community services that meet veterans’ needs.

If your organization has a potential partnering opportunity or wants more information about VA programs and the VA Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiative, visit our website at     http://www1.va.gov/opa/fbci/   

 

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International
 
 

 

Operation Shield of Strength

"There is a Shield of Strength in the Oval Office...and, aside from the official insignias they wear, it is the emblem most often carried by members of the military in Afghanistan and Iraq." -- Stephan Mansfield, Author, Faith of the American Soldier

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Please visit me on my other websites:

Women of Ministry / Women of Faith  www.WomenofMinistryWomenofFaith.com

Faith and Life Ministries  www.FaithandLifeMinistriesInternational.com

 

On the websites of those I am affiliated with:

Patriot Guard Riders    www.PatriotGuard.org

Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders   www.ctpatriotguard.org 

Missing In America Project  www.MIAP.us

 VA Voluntary Service  http://www.volunteer.va.gov/

Military Ministry  http://www.militaryministry.org/

Christian Military Fellowship  http://cmf.com/ 

VFW National Home For Children  http://www.vfwnationalhome.org/

Post #296 VFW Ladies Auxiliary   www.vfwpost296ladiesaux.com

Marine Corps League Auxiliary  http://mcldeptct.org/pages/mcl_ct_auxiliary.html

American Soldier Memorial Project http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericanSoldierMemorial

  No Soldier Left Behind  Memorial    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NoSoldierLeftBehindMemorial/

 

On my husband's websites:

JESUS My Lord and Savior Church www.JesusMyLordandSaviorChurch.com  

Men Walking With God  www.MenWalkingWithGod.com/ 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Today is the National Day of Prayer
May 3, 2007
 
America's National Day Of Prayer Committee States:
"Celebrated annually on the 1st Thursday in May the National Day of Prayer (NDP) was established by an act of Congress which encourages Americans to pray for our nation, its people and its leaders. The NDP Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for those in leadership on all levels of national, church, and educational areas of influence."
 
Please view their website for resources on prayer ministry:
 
See the proclamations our Presidents have given on prayer:
 
And National Day of Prayer For Connecticut
 
BLESSINGS!!