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Today is my day in the collaborative 40 Day (Blog) Fast, round 2. If you’ve been following the fast, thanks for stopping in. I’m touched by the nature of changing the world this way. What a small thing it is for me to fast and pray for a day, yet collaboratively God may be pleased to use this in sweeping change in the world for his renown.

The ministry that shares the Gospel and cares for physical needs that I’d like to draw your attention to is the Christian Veterinary Mission USA. Now I have never been on a trip with them, or even been to a seminar or conference. But my father in law is a veterinarian and has made me aware of their work.

The exciting piece is that sustainable healthy living in 3rd world communities can be brought about in part through the foundation of healthy and productive livestock. In fact, Jared Diamond in his popular Guns, Germs, and Steel argues that the technological and political primacy of Europe during the last several centuries is directly related to available crops and domesticatable livestock being available to that region for the last several thousand years.
A sustained shift out of crippling poverty and famine in the third world through healthier livestock, in Jesus name – that’s a group we need to support.

CVMUSA

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A group is doing it right now, here.  I’ve joined some friends who will be starting when the first group finishes.  Check it out and sign up here.

I just got an email from a friend pointing me to the DG store.  On June 27-28, all books in the DG store are going for $5!!! (see the banner ad.)

Have you always wanted to give that special someone (named Mark) the Piper books he doesn’t have?  Now is your chance!

Ok, really, this is incredible.  I’m emailing my small group to see if we want to give away books to people, etc.

The Sacred Sandwich is advertising the new Pirates of the Magisterium.

This reminds me of 2 things:

1. If you’ve never tasted the biting sarcasm of the Sacred Sandwich, you should do so here.

2. I’ve seen some other pirates about recently… but they’re the kind that affirm Sola Scriptura.

In listening to AOMin‘s DL today (program dated 06/19/07), Dr. White mentioned that Letters to a Mormon Elder is available online for your reading and referencing. You can check it out here for free.

I have been way behind in reading all the posts on Pros Apologian on LDS stuff, but I’ll get to them eventually. Meanwhile, I hope this resource helps you in sharing the Gospel.

I don’t know what to do about this as of yet, but I think linking to it here is a good start. Basically a violinist, leaving the airport in MN was beat up and tased for riding his bicycle home. Yeah. Unbelievable.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to ride my bicycle home.

So, I’ll start with the good news.  If you wear a helmet when you bike, you have a chance when a delivery truck runs over your head!  Otherwise, you’re toast.  Talk about an ad for Giro helmets!

Now, for the bad news.  Champaign has repealed the ban on smoking in restaurants and bars.  Some bar owners have complained about loss of profits.  The rest of society complains about rising health care costs…so what does our city council do?  5 to 4 they act like they weren’t using Giro helmets (see above).

The good news: the state of IL will likely place a statewide ban on smoking in public places later this year.  🙂

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