Friday, October 20, 2017

WATCH QUICKLY BEFORE They DELETE This VIDEO!

Tom Jones Admits Being Abused


Legendary Singer Tom Jones Admits Being Abused, Says Sexual Harassment Common In Music Industry, Too



The singer says he was propositioned by a man in the music industry early on in his career in the 1960s.  

Sir Tom had been asked about the abuse alleged to have taken place in Hollywood. 

This clip is originally from Afternoon Edition on Thursday 19 October 2017.
 
Sir Tom Jones 'I felt terrible' after encounter
BBC News
  

Published on Oct 19, 2017
Sir Tom Jones has said the abuse and harassment alleged to have taken place in Hollywood is also widespread in the music industry.
The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the BBC.
"Things have always happened in the music industry as well," he said.
"There's been people complaining about publicists and different things they've been expected to do to get a record contract, just like a film contract."
Asked on BBC Radio 5 live's Afternoon Edition whether it was something he'd experienced, Sir Tom replied: "Yes. At the beginning, yes.

Unexpectedly, Jones acknowledged that he’d faced this problem when he started out
“Yes. At the beginning, yes...

There were a few things like that, but you avoid it. You just walk out...

But what's tried on women is tried on men as well. But then again, it's not much though. It was just once, really."
Jones said that it left him feeling terrible...
“You think 'I’ve got to get away from this person and it can’t be like this'... There’s always been that element there that people with power some times abuse it.”
The question is whether other members of the music industry follow Jones lead but name names.

Jones added:
"Things happen in show business, and some times things are covered up and then they come to light and other people come forward.  It's like taking the cork off of a bottle.

Things come out that maybe should've come out years ago.  Who knows?  But that's the way it is with show business.  You are in the public eye, and that's it. You have to take the good with the bad, but justice will out. If you've done something wrong, you've got to pay for it, or prove that you haven't done anything wrong."
The fact that it’s also been going on in the music industry for many years – Jones began his career in 1963 – is probably not going to surprise anybody.


Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action


An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action 
John Perkins


Published on Jun 24, 2016
 
John Perkins describes the methods he used to bribe and threaten the heads of state of countries on four continents in order to create a global empire and he reveals how the leaders who did not “play the game" were assassinated or overthrown. He brings us up to date about the way the economic hit man system has spread from developing countries to the US, Europe, and the rest of the world and offers a strategy for turning this around. “Each of us," he says, “can participate in this exciting revolution. We can transform a system that is consuming itself into extinction into one that is sustainable and regenerative."

John's books, including The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, have sold over a million copies, spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists, and are published in more than 30 languages. As Chief Economist at a major consulting firm, his experiences advising the World Bank, UN, IMF, U.S. government, Fortune 500 corporations, and heads of state convinced him to devote his life to facilitating changes in social, political, and economic systems, as well as in general consciousness. He was founder and CEO of a highly successful alternative energy company and is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits dedicated to creating a sustainable, just, peaceful, and thriving world. 

John's courage in writing his books and speaking out against his former bosses exemplifies the courage shown by our Founding Fathers and Mothers when they stood up to the British Empire. Like them, John defied threats and bribes and took action.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Also:  https://youtu.be/G265-bocm5k
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - (FULL AUDIO BOOK)

 

BREAKING: THE ONE THING THE MEDIA DIDN’T WANT GETTING OUT!


BREAKING
TRUMP JUST ANNOUNCED THE ONE THING 
THE MEDIA DIDN’T WANT GETTING OUT
SEE BEFORE DELETED!!
Oct 19, 2017
 
SPREAD THIS - MAKE IT VIRAL
SO AMERICANS GET THE TRUTH
THAT THE MEDIA IS HIDING!


Published on Oct 19, 2017
 
Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media

This is the story of the century and the media is DEAD SILENT on it. However President Trump is not going to let this one slide. Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, President Trump took to twitter this Thursday to attack Hillary for the Clinton-Uranium One scandal. He decried the “fake news media” as ignoring the entire report.

See the report here:  https://youtu.be/7ewTEA-58XM


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EMOTIONAL White House Press Briefing 
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Documents Show Other Democrats, Not Just Clintons, on Russian Payroll

Uranium One scandal threatens to bring down the entire Democratic Party

  | Infowars.com - October 19, 2017

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the mainstream media continues to obsess over Paul Manafort and Gen. Michael Flynn’s supposed “Russian collusion,” totally ignored are the ties Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, had to both Uranium One and to Sherbank, Moscow’s largest state-run bank with close ties to international terrorism and to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As the Russians gained control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 through 2013, the Podesta Group was paid a total of $630,000 between 2010 and 2015 to represent Uranium One, the Russian-controlled firm with close financial ties to the Clinton Foundation that today controls 20 percent of all U.S. uranium produced.

Among the revelations made public through the 11.5 million documents leaked by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists detailing the legal and financial arrangements behind secretive off-shore banking transactions dating back to the 1970s was the disclosure Russia’s largest bank, the state-owned Sherbank, uses the Podesta Group as its registered lobbyist in Washington.

“Sberbank (Savings Bank in Russian) engaged the Podesta Group to help its public image—leading Moscow financial institutions not exactly being known for their propriety and wholesomeness—and specifically to help lift some of the pain of sanctions placed on Russia in the aftermath of the Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine, which has caused real pain to the country’s hard-hit financial sector,” wrote former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer John R. Schindler in an article entitled “Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection” published by the Observer on April 7, 2016.

“It’s hardly surprising that Sberbank sought the help of Democratic insiders like the Podesta Group to aid them in this difficult hour, since they clearly understand how American politics work,” Schindler continued.

“The question is why the Podesta Group took Sberbank’s money,” Schindler asked. “That financial institution isn’t exactly hiding in the shadows—it’s the biggest bank in Russia, and its reputation leaves a lot to be desired. Nobody acquainted with Russian finance was surprised that Sberbank wound up in the Panama Papers.”

Schindler noted that since the 1990s, Sberbank has grown to be Russia’s dominant bank, controlling nearly 30 percent of Russia’s aggregate banking assets and employing a quarter-million people.  The majority stockholder in Sberbank is Russia’s Central Bank, making Sberbank functionally an arm of the Russian government, though officially Sberbank is a private institution.

“Certainly, Western intelligence is well acquainted with Sberbank, noting its close relationship with Vladimir Putin and his regime. Funds moving through Sberbank are regularly used to support clandestine Russian intelligence operations, while the bank uses its offices abroad as cover for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service or SVR,” Schindler pointed out.

A NATO counterintelligence official explained that Sberbank, which has outposts in almost two dozen foreign countries, “functions as a sort of arm of the SVR outside Russia, especially because many of its senior employees are ‘former’ Russian intelligence officers.” Inside the country, Sberbank has an equally cozy relationship with the Federal Security Service or FSB, Russia’s powerful domestic intelligence agency.

On April 17, 2014, the Moscow Times reported Ukraine opened criminal proceedings against Sberbank and 13 other banks on suspicion of “financing terrorism.”

Schindler noted the Ukrainian criminal infestation concluded Sberbank had distributed millions of dollars in illegal aid to Russian-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine, with the bank serving as “a witting supporter of Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

On April 5, 2016Lachlan Markay reporting in the Washington Free Beacon published the lobbying registration form the Podesta Group filed with the U.S. government proving Sberbank had contracted with the Podesta Group to advance their interests with banking, trade, and foreign relations.

Markay further reported that according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a consortium of journalists exploring the Panama Papers leak, Sberbank and Troika Dialog have ties to companies used by members of Putin’s inner circle to funnel state resources into lucrative private investments.
“Some of these companies were initially connected to the Troika Dialog investment fund, which was controlled and run by Sberbank after the bank bought the Troika Dialog investment bank. Troika and Sberbank declined to comment,” Markay noted the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, concluded in a report published in April 2016.

On March 30, 2016, Politico reported the Podesta Group registered to lobby for the U.S. subsidiary of Sherbank to see if relief could be obtained for the bank in the easing of U.S. sanctions against Russia for Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict.

The Podesta Group and the Russian uranium scam
As first documented in Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book “Clinton Cash,” and confirmed in Jerome Corsi’s bestselling book “Partners in Crime: The Clinton’s Scheme to Monetize the White House,” Uranium One directed millions to the Clinton Foundation as the Russian government gained ownership of the company.

New York Times reporters Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, in an article entitled “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal,” that the newspaper printed on April 23, 2015, documented the tie between the Russians and the Clinton Foundation as the Uranium One deal evolved.

“As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation,” Becker and McIntire wrote.

“Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million,” the New York Times reporters continued.  “Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.”

Becker and McIntire further noted that shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

CIFUS is the acronym for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the inter-agency committee of the U.S. government, operating out of the U.S. Treasury, that is responsible to review and authorize transactions of a U.S. business that could result in a foreign person or entity undermining U.S. national security interests.

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was a member of CIFUS and she was the only presidential candidate in 2008 to make an issue of the importance of strengthening CIFUS to protect U.S. economic sovereignty and national security.
In October 2010, CIFUS reviewed and approved the Rosatom acquisition of majority control in Uranium One before the deal was done.

In 2013, Rosatom acquired all remaining shares of Uranium One. Becker and McIntire estimated that by 2015, after getting CIFUS approval, the Russians ended up controlling one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.

John Podesta served as Clinton Foundation CEO
According to a New York Times report published Aug. 13, 2013, in 2011, a wave of midlevel program staff members departed the Clinton Foundation, “reflecting the frustration of much of the foundation’s policy personnel with the old political hands running the organization.”

Around that time, in 2011, Bruce Lindsey, then the Clinton Foundation’s CEO, suffered a stroke, underscoring concerns about the foundation’s line of succession. John D. Podesta, a chief of staff in Mr. Clinton’s White House, stepped in for several months as temporary chief executive.

An earlier version of this report was published by Jerome R. Corsi, “Media Neglect Clinton-Linked Firm’s Role in Russia Scandal, WND.com, Sept. 28, 2016, http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/media-neglect-clinton-linked-firms-role-in-russia-scandal/.




 

Indictment!? “Mountain of evidence” on Clintons


INDICTMENT!?  FBI  UNCOVERS  "MOUNTAIN  OF  EVIDENCE"  ON  CLINTONS

The Russia investigation took a stunning turn this week as it was revealed that the FBI had collected mountains of evidence pertaining to bribery, kickbacks, threats of extortion and even money laundering.

The news is so outrageous, it should have lead to an outcry of pressure for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Instead… crickets. The reason you don’t hear much about this in the mainstream media, it’s for one reason. This one has nothing to do with President Donald Trump … and EVERYTHING to do with former 'president' Barack Obama.  (Is this what Obama was whispering to Russian President Medevev to tell Putin??  https://youtu.be/XsFR8DbSRQE  "Tell President Putin after my election I have more flexibility")

Of course, it also has a clear link to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Outraged U.S. lawmakers are already vowing multiple investigations into the explosive new report from The Hill, which revealed how the FBI had the goods on allegations that Russians had infiltrated both U.S. business and politics with the goal of expanding its control over the global industry.

The report finds that federal investigators had ample evidence as early as 2009 – when Obama was president, and Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns.  (The Americans had to sell out - turn traitor against our nation when accepting Russian bribes.)  And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a source who worked on the case told The Hill.

That source was kept anonymous out of fear of retaliation… not only from Russia, but also American officials working furiously to keep this story under wraps.

The Hill report states:
“They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s 'charitable foundation' during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.”
That body was the 'Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States', which at the time included Hillary Clinton as well as Eric Holder, who was Obama’s attorney general.

Despite the building case… despite the growing evidence… despite the cash being sent to Clinton’s 'charity'… the 'committee' unanimously approved the partial sale of Uranium One, a Canadian mining company, to Russia’s Rosatom.

Clinton has insisted that she had no role in the approval of the deal, which gave Russia control of more than 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply.

But if this deal was really on the up-and-up, why would the Obama administration work so hard to keep all of this from not only the public, but also lawmakers in Congress who were outraged this week to learn the details?

“You want a real Russia collusion story?” Sean Hannity asked on Fox News on Tuesday night. “We’ve got it!”

As the investigation unfolded and as the sale was approved, former President Bill Clinton was busily accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from Russian interests, according to Peter Schweitzer, author of “Clinton Cash.”

In addition, The Hill report notes that an FBI undercover informant witnessed conversations among Russian nuclear officials about trying to get close to the Clintons.

Did they succeed? The report suggests they may have found a back door into the family, with the Russian nuclear industry funneling millions to a U.S. entity that worked with the 'Clinton charity'.

“If The Hill’s reporting is accurate, this is dirty money,” wrote Noah Rothman of Commentary. “Their report alleges that eyewitness and written accounts obtained by the FBI confirm that Russian officials were responsible for this influx of cash to the Clintons.

In a second bombshell report – also from The Hillan attorney for an unnamed FBI witness said her client tried to warn Congress… but was BLOCKED by the Obama administration’s Justice Department.

All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” attorney Victoria Toensing told The Hill. “And so my client, the same part of my client that made him go into the FBI in the first place, says, ‘This is wrong. What should I do about it?’”

Toensing, who has worked for both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan, is currently working to see if the Trump administration will allow her client to speak to lawmakers.

If and when that happens, expect C-SPAN to become the hottest network on TV — because an indictment may soon follow.

— Walter W. Murray is a reporter for The Horn News. He is an outspoken conservative and a survival expert, and is the author of “America’s Final Warning.

https://thehornnews.com/indictment-fbi-uncovers-mountain-evidence-clintons/      

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Word from Anna from the conference

This is the word from Anna in response to the question why we haven't heard from her in a few days.


I am indeed working with my team and we are moving mountains. More than that I can't say right now.

Anna
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Secrets of the Slave State

Beginning Of The End For Clinton Crime Family


Beginning Of The End For Clinton Crime Family
Soros Goes All Out To Destroy Trump


Published on Oct 18, 2017
 
The Obama administration was involved in covering up Russian bribery, money laundering and racketeering that ultimately tied into the Clinton Foundation. Also, trends forecaster Gerald Celente shares the latest economic news and Robert Brown of the John Birch Society joins the program to explain why he's fighting to stop a Constitutional convention from taking place. We'll discuss the controversy over Trump's phone conversation with the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier and the Ellen Degeneres interview with the Las Vegas shooting security guard, Jesus Campos. 


Birds of a feather stick together - Comey and Clinton


BREAKING: 
TRUMP JUST UNLEASHED ALL HELL WHEN 
HE FOUND OUT WHAT COMEY DID FOR CLINTON



Trey Gowdy Just Slammed James Comey 
And Hillary Clinton Again! 
They’re Finally Going Down!



"Galactic Fog"


The below communication was forwarded to us anonymously by several concerned Americans who visit both our websites and who are among those waiting for the coming currency exchange.  We have decided to publish this as it is presumed already public on the DC website and/or by their email communications. The purpose for publishing the below is to illustrate the negative thought processes of those within the internet exchange community who are continually voicing anti-American, anti-President diatribe which, regardless of a First Amendment 'right' to do so, are  firstly not supportive of the results of the votes of the American people who elected their President, and secondly nor are these people supportive of our nation nor thirdly the goals for the use of the receipts of the funds received from the exchanges.  They can say they are, but their continual condemnation says otherwise.  How so?  Their repetitive diatribe insulting and cutting down both our President and, in so doing, the American people.  Then, at the conclusion of their 'reports', they have the nerve to insult the Father Creator and the American people by adding their statement:  "God is with us"!   What 'god' do these serve?  What would the Lord God Creator, Who selected, prepared and put into the office for this special time in our nation's history, have to say about these people giving Him their middle fingers via their insults, condemnation and mocking of the very man who He chose and put in to the office of President?  Of the very man and his administration who have been working diligently for long hours to help turn this nation around, identifying and unwinding all the marxist/socialist/communist unlawful anti-American actions that the former 'president' and his czars and cohorts in crimes put in place to cheat the American people as well as to cause the demise of our nation and its people?  They are entitled to their opinion - right or wrong - as we are to ours.  I chose simply to present the 'other side'.  We do not follow DC and DaCostas because of their insults and disrespect for you, the American people and their over-whelmingly elected President.  The people made their voices heard loud and clear.  This message is not meant to become a battle between our two websites or internet groups, nor will we respond to such attempts, but simply to make clear our position to continue to stand with and for our nation and our President and those who are waiting to make a positive difference in the lives of people worldwide.  Just like the kneelers on the NFL football teams, you have the right to make your own decisions as to whom you chose to follow.  OO


"Galactic Fog" 

Issue #18  October 17, 2017
  There’s a weird galactic fog burning off humanity’s beautiful but hidden forrest right now whereby the worse Trump acts in public, the closer we get to our RV in private... and the more we can see our ZIM / USN forrest of infinite blessings.
The US Military and all major banks are synced up and preforming final redundancy switching tests this past weekend.  

That means all the necessary  physical/digital new USN/TRN is in place now and just waiting for our arrival.  

That’s 50 million $10,000 USN bundles air lifted and Brinks truck loaded onto pallets, delivered to every region of a 330 million populated country, representing 85% of the total redeemers worldwide. 

There’s absolutely no drama regarding the transition from old money to new, nor our redemption staffing or safety.  None.  Zip.

All is well.

But this geopolitical “out of chaos comes order” pageant we are now witnessing is an old cabal trick, like usury and war.  

Thankfully the NPTB are using their steady dose of social havoc, strategically, to corner the cabal by utilizing their own chaos against them to help mask the NPTB’s global transition from absolute malevolence to absolute benevolence... while swatting all tiring cabal bugs in an ever dwindling resource scarcity fly trap.

They simply have no energy or funds to fight back.

They knew the cabal would fight till the bitter end.  

So not only did they use the coming chaos in positive way, they increased the negative intensity by literally inserting Trump into the White House and then keeping him there!  

That’s just bananas with banana toppings. 

Talk about allowing a wolf into the hen house in order to round up all other cabal wolves, globally, including ISIS fighters, Israeli Mossad, Ukrainian Militia,, Saudi Arabian Hybrids and most recently Kurdistan Jews.

That’s why Trump was so surprised when he won the 2016 election.  He was willingly scheduled to lose and keep all the remaining campaign cash.  

So much so, he was planning on reaping those left over contributions from all those cabal foreign nationals, dictators and oligarchs seeking future political favor just in case he won.

That left quite a paper trail going back to 2015 for Mueller to find.  And why Obama assisted by collecting most of it before he left office.

Hillary Clinton actually was the one that made out the biggest financially—by losing—and staying out of jail and avoiding public disgrace.  

No wonder the Clinton’s agreed to throw in the towel and play good losers in the Trump aftermath.  Also why Hillary just resurfaced with a book.  

So what you’re witnessing now is China and Russia quietly controlling Trump’s eventual resignation (via the Mueller investigation and future pre-signed pardon by VP Mike Pence) as to when the restored US Republic will openly come on-line and take center stage with President Ryan being installed and the USN announced as being gold backed.

Ironically, both events will have come and go months before the RV is made known because technically (legally) the Republic never left the gold standard circa the issue of the USN back in 1862, and never wasn’t a legal foe of government dating back to 1776.

There’s no other logical explanation for all this overt insanity other than the lies and illusions are being burned off like morning fog until only what’s real and true is left.

We know Trump has been given amnesty via Russia and China for acting as insane as possible, completely on purpose, to make his eventual exit as President not only acceptable to the American public, but wildly welcomed and mercifully cheered.

The media knowingly assists in this reverse chaos strategy by priming the Trump impeachment pump, which honestly won’t happen.  It’s just too disruptive.

And the remaining factions of the cabal unknowingly also prime the same dump Trump pump with their controlled weather events (hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires) and false flag horrors (Virginia Congressional Shooting, Las Vegas Concert Massacre, NFL Anthem Kneeling, White Supremacy Rallies).

Look, I know this is sounds confusing, and you’re not really sure what’s completely true versus what might be true or even false.  But consider this... the Mueller investigation had all the information and evidence needed to convict Trump before he was sworn in as President.  

Yet the NPTB have allowed Trump not only to become the 45th President, but still allow it until Trumpet no longer serves their purposes... which we understand is the completion of the RV, full compliance to GESARA mandates and confirmed implementation of the USN internationally.

Once all that’s done, and only when it’s done, Trump will be removed in less than a week.  Until then, root for Trump to cause more chaos so the Republic can be brought forward.

Remember, the USA, Inc and USD bankrupted in 2012 and our largest creditors are now choosing our workout strategy in a fashion that’s favorable for their national interests.

Am embarrassed and disgraced America, yet replenishes US economy services the BRICS agenda very well thank you.

Americans are all but helpless by-standards waiting around like children with no ride home until the NPTB decide to stimulate our economy with their self imposed global RV, which includes our Republic and national currency called the USN.

Good or bad, Trump is the fulcrum point they haven choose, not us.  Despite the sincere votes you cast last November—regardless of which cloned-alien-hybrid Reptilian you voted for.  Hilarious stuff.  Incomprehensible maybe but real life. Sobeit.

God is with us

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Gentle Reminder


A GENTLE REMINDER TO EACH OF US AS WE ANTICIPATE RECEIVING OUR FINANCIAL BLESSING..................


Dear Church, Stop Giving Your Crap to the Poor
I was getting ready to leave for a trip to Kenya a couple of years ago when a church emailed and asked if Mercy House had any specific needs. I quickly responded and told them I wanted to give Maureen, our Kenyan Director, an iPhone, so we could communicate during (almost weekly) power outages. I told them if they would buy one instead, we could use the money for other needed items.
On the church’s Facebook feed a few days later, I saw an appeal that said something like, “We want to support a ministry with a used iPhone. If you have an old one you can donate, please let us know.”

I was given an older iPhone a week later. On the ground in Kenya, I realized it wouldn’t hold a charge for more than 10 minutes. The phone was junk.  So, when I left Kenya, I gave Maureen my used one that worked. 

The church contacted me after the trip and asked how Maureen liked her new phone? I told them it was useless and said, “Don’t worry about it. I gave her mine.”  “Oh, we feel badly, please let us replace your phone! We want to buy you a brand new one, an upgrade. You deserve it,” I told them I used my husband’s upgrade and already had a replacement phone. “OK. Instead we would like to write you a $500 check for the inconvenience.”

Give it to Maureen, I said.  And they did.

While the church tried to make it right, I was bothered by the fact they were more than willing to buy me a new phone I didn’t need. I have noticed this mentality permeates the church as a whole: The poor will be happy with our leftovers. They don’t know any better. They live in Africa or Honduras.  They don’t need the latest technology or the best brands like we do. They will appreciate anything we give because something is more than nothing.

Why do we give others—often those in service to the poor or the poor themselves—something we wouldn’t keep or give ourselves?

Somehow collecting clothes for immigrants has become the perfect opportunity to get rid of stuff we don’t want and gathering baby items for new moms is the perfect excuse to toss out stained and worn clothing we wouldn’t dare use again. I’ve packed suitcases with beautiful donations, but mostly I’ve pilfered through piles of junk donated in the name of Jesus.

It’s time to stop giving our crap to the poor.

There’s nothing wrong with used or second-hand. It’s often my first and favorite choice. Many organizations and ministries depend on used gifts. But if we give used, it should be our best. I’m not saying when we clean out older clothes or toys or things we don’t use any longer and donate them—that this is wrong. I am saying if we give it away, it should be something we would use ourselves.

The poor may not have wealth, but they have dignity. I’ve met people without electricity or running water who swept their dirt floors daily, pressed their clothes neatly, walked miles to work on muddy roads, dodging sewage, and never had a speck of dirt on them. They value their own worth.  We should, too.

I’ll never forget meeting a woman in Africa who supported her large family by reselling used clothes from America. But when she held up clothes to show me what was for sale—clothes Americans had donated in clothing drives—they were tattered and stained. I was embarrassed.

Her best depended on our worst.


Just because our donation feels like we are helping, in reality, we could be hurting. Bales of used clothes are sold to African countries for resell and they end up flooding the market and often put local textile businesses and seamstresses out of business.

It’s time to think about not only what we give and how we give it, but also why we give it. Just because it makes us feel better (and cleans out our garage at the same time) doesn’t mean it’s the best for those in need. Perhaps we should look a little deeper into our hearts and wallets when we can say, 'I don’t have money to give to the poor, but I have a lot of stuff'. Maybe we need to buy less stuff, so we have more to give?

“We’re not giving what we’re called to give unless that giving affects how we live—affects what we put on our plate and where we make our home and hang our hat and what kind of threads we’ve got to have on our back. 

Surplus Giving is the leftover you can afford to give.  Sacrificial Giving is the love gift that changes how you live—because the love of Christ has changed you

God doesn’t want your leftovers. God wants your love overtures, your first-overs, because He is your first love.” Ann Voskamp

There have been times over the years I’ve gasped and grinned at the beautiful items I’ve sorted and packed for the impoverished. When we give our best, we are living our best. We are saying with our donation, 'You are valuable'. We are whispering with our gift, 'You are worthy of the best'. We have the opportunity to speak self worth when we give generously.

It’s a promise for them.
It’s a promise for us.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17

The next time we have the opportunity to share what we have with someone who is in need, let’s give from the pile we want to keep, not from the one we want to throw out.

Kirsten Welch  
Oct 6 2017

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I was touched by Kirstein's message above, and decided to go a step further to the important message Kirsten shared with us. We rarely, if ever, get to see the faces and the living conditions of those we are 'donating' to whether it be a general donation for the needy, or for those suffering from man created wars, or from conditions following weather disasters, or just to help others who are very needy.  Below are some pictures to gently remind us just WHO these people are - our brothers and sisters of ALL ages and suffering hardships most of us would never experience. Let our hearts and minds be gently moved by their pictures as the pictures can speak loudly and say more than any words I could add here. You are blessed - share those blessings gladly with others - not our throw a ways but that which we treasure.  We are a nation blessed by our God.  Let us freely give what He has generously provided for us that we might be His hands extended.






 



Matt 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 

Luke 14:13  But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind

Luke 14:21  .... Then the master of the house ... said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

Matt 25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. (so give your best as if to the Lord Himself!)

May our Lord bless you richly as you bless others!!!!  Amein......