Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oh, oh, Sweet Mexico -- outreach to children!

There’s no greater joy than to see a child made happy because of Christ’s love. (Isn’t that what the joy spoken of in 2 John 4 refers to? The truth of walking in God’s love!) Prayer makes this possible. Thanks for praying for Orphans First during 2008.

2008 was a wonderful year for Orphans First. As well as the children in our children’s homes, orphanages and ministries, many more children were helped and given an opportunity to see Christ’s love in action. Check out the website for updates in the future.

Thank you for praying for our recent trips to Mexico. Mothers begging with their children, children begging alone, raggedy little ones – these were just some of the sites we saw. (See pics above. I tried sharing the Gospel drawing from my French & Italian. But maybe I need to learn Spanish.) We’re thankful we were able to put smiles on a few wee faces by giving toys, food (& a little money for the parents). But it seems so little. Please continue praying that Orphans First can make a lasting impact in Mexico, by God’s grace.

For those wanting more news on the Orphans First Christmas Project, keep checking the website for updates and photos. We were able to provide Christmas gifts for children in Russia (Siberia), India (2 cities), Romania, Haiti, Mexico, and several countries in Africa.

Thank you so much for your prayer support for Orphans First in 2008. I hope you continue praying with us for the children in 2009. They are so worth it. And so are you. (Prayer changes you like nothing else – it’s worth persevering).

Janey L DeMeo M.A. /
Copyright © December 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Curse

Here’s a story you don’t want to miss this coming new year. Check out The Curse by Michael Barrett. This book will keep you riveted. Here’s the scoop . . .

Does sin twist its way through generations? Can Satan's hand penetrate a family tree, bringing destruction to each one it touches?

If you think such evil is impossible, you haven't met the Jakes.

1850s Oregon Territory finds young and innocent Katie eager to find her handsome prince and start a family on the frontier. But when her true love finally comes along in the steadfast form of John Jakes, she has to fight the dark forces hoping to steal him away. Will she prevail? And at what cost will this victory be gained?

Many daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters later, Rebecca Jakes/Lindsay takes her place in the Jakes line. Happily married to Brad for six years, she wants a baby and she wants one now. Yet her Los Angeles doctors cannot identify why she is not able to conceive. When her aunt dies and Rebecca journeys to Oregon and the old family homestead for answers, she uncovers a family secret that has been plaguing her ancestors for over a century.

Could Katie's victory so long ago be Rebecca's failure today? Find out what happens when they encounter The Curse.

Order your copy of The Curse here.

Please note that profit for the sales of this book go toward the Ranch – a ministry Michael and his wife provide for pastors needing rest and strengthening.

Janey DeMeo

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Orphans First -- Christmas Project. Kids needing gifts.

I've not been posting much lately. Why? Well, maybe it's got something to do with the ORPHANS FIRST CHRISTMAS PROJECT. Thousands of children will receive no Christmas gifts this year. Not one. Not those offered by Samaritan's Purse nor any other organization. But Orphans First has the opportunity to reach thousands of them. That's what we intend to do this year, as we have in the past decade or more, by God's grace.

Tomorrow, I plan to give gifts to poor children in Mexico. Prayers appreciated. Mexico is dangerous at this time.

Let's do all we can -- everything possible -- to help more children this Christmas. Let's get gifts for foster children, poor children and orphans wherever God allows us to see the need and become the provision. Let's just do it. Through Jesus. By His grace. We can all so something to change the life of a needy child.

Learn more about the Orphans First Christmas Project by visiting the Orphans First site:

If you want to participate in any way, contact me.

Janey /

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants – The Power o Belief, the Strength to Win.

I’m usually one of the last to see the latest films – even when friends recommend them. For one, I rarely go to the cinema. Too expensive! Too loud! And often too cold! (Yeah, I’m a wimp.) So, I see movies at home when the DVDs come out. But here’s one I’d go to see at the cinema any time. This has to be one of my favoritist films ever: Facing the Giants.

Wow, what a treat! And what a dynamic story!

Based on a true story, Facing the Giants exudes authenticity. I’ve lived many miracles in my life, especially during our 22 years on the mission-field in France. The kinds of things that take place in Facing the Giants ring true to me. They are so like our God, the great provider and the rewarder of all who diligently seek Him (Heb.11:6).

Facing the Giants unfolds the story of Grant Taylor, and his wife caught up in many hardships. They face conspiracy, poverty and discouragement on every level. Just when things are bad, they get worse. Grant Taylor, the coach for the local high school football team, the Shiloh Eagles, finds his faith tested to a tee. And amidst the difficulties he faces, Taylor chooses not to give up. Instead, he becomes a spiritual mentor to a bunch of boys struggling to find their way in life.

Facing the Giants is a story of faith, trials, building character, integrity, godliness, family, honor – and lots of other wonderful qualities that make for a really fabulous movie. Don’t miss this one. You won’t regret it.

Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith.

Janey DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © December 2008 /