Thursday, December 20, 2007

Something's wrong here -- but we can change it.

Something's wrong with this picture -- but we can change it.

No time to explain why I’ve not been blogging. (If I had time to explain, I would have had time to blog.) Briefly, I’ve been working on the Orphans First Christmas Project, trying to provide gifts for many poor children. For more info, see the O.F. website – where you can also download the Christmas Project flyer.

Meanwhile, while we try to help children all over the world, there are thousands of orphans and foster children here in America. Our prisons and homeless shelters are filled with foster children who’ve aged out of the system—and never connected with a good family. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can change that—one by one!

Please—I know you’re busy at Christmas—but please read this and pass on to other. True CHRISTmas is to help those who are needy (James 1:27). Read on.
The following is posted by permission.
In a message dated 12/18/07 9:10:35 PM, writes:

As God's people, we are called to care for orphans, and we are also
called to seek the prosperity of the City in which God has placed
us. If we take care of the children living in foster care, we have
the opportunity to do both.

For those of you who are not familiar with Project 1.27, the church
and the state of Colorado are working closely together in getting the
kids in the Colorado foster system adopted into Christian homes.
What is happening there is unprecedented and can be read about here: .

A lot of folks wonder if what is happening there can happen
elsewhere. I'm happy to say that yes, it can, and it will. The
Project 1.27 model is being replicated elsewhere and now, at a mini-
Conference coming up in January, others can learn firsthand how
they've done what they've done.

There are many churches in Southern California that are starting to
ask what they can do to serve orphans overseas and in our nation's
foster care system. This conference might answer some of those
answers (at least in relation to the children in foster care).

To all of you, I'm asking you to dream for a moment what could happen
if we, as God's people, began to really work together to help the
nearly 1000 children waiting for homes in L.A. County (not to mention
those in neighboring counties) find permanent, loving homes in
Christian families?

There is an incredible opportunity not just impact the
lives of 1000 kids, but to impact society for the glory of God. Los
Angeles County is home to the largest foster system in the world.
What kind of an impact would it have on other foster care systems if
the church here worked together to find adoptive homes for all of our
waiting children? What kind of an impact would it have on those 1000
kids? Their natural families? Their children one day? Their
grandchildren? What kind of an impact would it have on society, in
light of statistics that paint a grim picture of the lives of foster
youth who age out without permanent families? Two stark statistics
tell the story: 45% of the homeless in California are ex-foster
kids; and about 3/4 of the inmates at San Quentin are ex-foster kids. Indeed, ex-foster kids fill our prisons, our homeless shelters, our skid rows, our abortion clinics, our rehab clinics, and even our cemeteries. Taking care of our foster youth today and getting them into loving, Christian homes where they will meet God and find love, acceptance and healing, will substantially help to empty our prisons, homeless shelters, skid rows, abortion clinics, rehab clinics,
etc... tomorrow. Yes, it's that simple. And...besides it being
simple, it is a matter of obedience to God's will for us to care for
the least among us.

I am attaching an invitation to the Project 1.27 Conference. Please
consider joining other church leaders for three days in Colorado, to
begin exploring how God might use us to meet the needs of foster kids
in our city.

God bless...

Johnston Moore

Let’s join this endeavor. Janey DeMeo

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Midnight Clear & having a clear conscience

Hey, I dunno ‘bout you, but I’m sick of trying to find decent movies to watch. There’s so much cr*p out there, it’s sickening. So, now that it’s nearly Christmas, and we’re looking to bless people with something special, please check out Midnight Clear by my friend Dallas Jenkins. Here’s what Dallas says of this movie:

Midnight Clear, the feature film we worked on over the last year and a half or so, is finally available on DVD from Lionsgate. You can get it anywhere, for the most part, including Walmart and most retail stores. You can also order it online, of course, at places such as ( If you're interested in it, please purchase a copy (makes a great Christmas gift, since it's set on Christmas Eve!), as we need good sales to show Lionsgate that our movies can succeed, so they'll make more! And if you like it, please say so at places such as netflix,,, etc. I hate to sound like such a car salesman, but these are the kinds of things that help build support and interest in Hollywood to make more films like it.

You can see the trailer at our website, as well as

The movie is PG-13 for "mature thematic elements," so it's not a kids movie, but there's no language or sex. The film tells the story of five strangers spread out across a small Southwestern town who are in various stages of loneliness and depression on the day before Christmas. Throughout the day and night, they randomly cross paths, and in subtle but unique ways, affect each other's lives forever. If you check out our website, it's got links to some really good reviews, pictures from the film, updated info, etc.. It's got a good message of hope without being overly sentimental or cheesy.”

One more “Christmassy” thought on this blog. Amidst the Christmas madness, let's have a clear conscience about how we give. How ‘bout we all go out of our way to bless foster children, orphans, homeless and poor people anywhere and everywhere this Christmas? I’ve got lots of ideas how to do this so if you lack any, contact me. Or read this blog again. Or see
Let’s make this Christmas count like never before for the needy.

Janey --

Monday, December 03, 2007

Save our children's minds

Children are so vulnerable. (Animals too, but here we’re talking about children.) When they’re victims of abuse in any form, their suffering is amplified by their defenselessness. Beginning in January 2008, children attending public schools become victims of abuse. The abuse of being brainwashed (or rather, brain-dirtied) by ludicrous filth. They’ll be taught that it’s normal to be gay, transsexual or bisexual—even for a parent. They’ll be encouraged to “fess up” if, they like wearing clothes of the opposite sex. (C’mon, how many kids aren’t curious about dressing up?) Truth is, the kids will be probed into believing they’re homos and that they’ll feel better once they recognize it. And then, of course, the schools will accommodate it.

Apparently, a boy claiming he’d prefer to use the girl’s bathroom will be able to do just that. Are we nuts? Our girls will be in danger. What boy of a certain age wouldn’t want to be in a girl’s bathroom or locker room, dah?

All this is according to the new law signed by Gov.Schwarzenegger.
Check out details here:

I urge all parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, non-parents, anyone and everyone to make their voices heard to change this bill.

When we were in France, my husband turned the tide of history by kicking up an international stink (that’s some stink, trust me) about a law which stated a person could be imprisoned for “brainwashing”. There was no criteria for brainwashing which meant that you could be incarcerated for sharing the Gospel. I won’t rehash details of that time right now, but let’s say that a little voice shouting loud goes a long way.

Now, with our children’s future at stake, if we don't take action then we're headed for dark days. Let's not accept that they kill our children's purity. Let's not take it lying down but let's be pro-active knowing the Lord is on our side. Let’s PRAY, petition and communicate...

Janey DeMeo © December 2007