Devotions


Turf War: Children & Violence Part 4

by: Larry Davies | February 28, 2010

“I found the information you wrote on “Turf Wars” interesting. I worked with youth for seventeen years in a residential and Juvenile lock up facility, where I was Senior Instructor. At the lock up facility and at my church I learned that first we adults most learn to speak the language of our youth. Then, […]

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Turf War: Children & Violence Part 3

by: Larry Davies | February 27, 2010

I recently witnessed a turf war between teenagers and the story generated a lot of comments. A police officer later said that the boys likely wandered into a rival gang’s territory. Warnings were given and threats made to stay away. “It happens all the time,” the officer too-casually stated. For the month of August many […]

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Turf War: Children & Violence Part 2

by: Larry Davies | February 26, 2010

Last week’s story about witnessing a turf war between a group adults and young teenagers generated a lot of comments. A police officer later said that the boys likely wandered into a rival gang’s territory. Warnings were given and threats made to stay away. “It happens all the time,” the officer too-casually stated. “A friend […]

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Turf War: Children & Violence Part 1

by: Larry Davies | February 25, 2010

A few years ago, my wife and I slipped away from the busyness and the ringing phone for a few hours. The local ice cream restaurant seemed a perfect place to relax and indulge our sweet tooth. Just as we sat down to enjoy our sundae we noticed a crowd of young teenagers gathering in […]

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Visiting Sri Lanka: A Mission of Mercy Part 3

by: Larry Davies | February 24, 2010

Amidst the rubble-strewn beach of tsunami-devastated Kalmunai in Sri Lanka, I picked up a cluster of fishing net and showed it to several men as they described a desire to go back to work. “We must fish to survive!” one man emphasized. We later learned that for approximately $3,000 we could buy a new boat […]

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Visiting Sri Lanka: A Mission of Mercy Part 2

by: Larry Davies | February 23, 2010

Demolished hulks once used as fishing boats, piles of brick and rubble scattered among palm trees amidst partially destroyed businesses and houses were the first things we noticed upon arriving at the beach in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. The desolation and destruction caused by the Tsunamis seemed to form an endless array of despair and hopelessness. […]

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Visiting Sri Lanka: A Mission of Mercy

by: Larry Davies | February 22, 2010

After ten frantic days of preparation our mission of mercy to visit Sri Lanka was ready. The idea occurred shortly after Tsunami’s struck throughout the Indian Ocean. Called the greatest natural disaster of the last one hundred years, more than eleven countries were struck by the massive waves with a loss of life estimated at […]

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Suicide Prevention Stories and Extra Help!

by: Larry Davies | February 21, 2010

Thanks to your letters of support and your prayers countless lives have been saved. I wanted you to see a few prevention stories and their thank you letters. Also included are a few web sites you may find helpful. —–Original Message—– From: Ed Helper [mailto:confuzed1961@yahoo.com] It is less than one month ago that I was […]

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One of God’s Miracles: Michael

by: Larry Davies | February 20, 2010

Our website: www.SowingSeedsofFaith.com receives nearly one hundred prayer requests every week. At least four or five of those weekly requests are from people contemplating suicide. Our response is to circulate the requests to our 3,300 prayer partners who pray and often send through email, letters of encouragement. Over the years we have seen many potential […]

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Three Suicide Letters: Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | February 19, 2010

I’m sick of it all. Why should I bother trying anymore? I’m not even afraid of dying. I can no longer go through this any longer. I will take my own life. I guess I’m writing for prayers because I know I shouldn’t kill myself but… Three emails crying out desperately for understanding and hope. […]

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