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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays and a wonderful year ahead

Dear Friends and well wishers , thank you for spending this past year with me, whether you stopped by my blog once or several times, I thank you and wish you the best of all that you wish yourself.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
Have a great 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

May the Grace that we encounter at this time of Christmas cheer not be true just this season but remain through out the year. Take the joy of Christmas with you everyday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

This is all I can say

The world has not ended as so many anticipated. We still have to go about our business. Lets do our best to be a little nicer, smile a little longer, hug a little tighter and be thankful for our blessings in life.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Oh what an EVIL world we live in !

Its been three days and I am now just finding the courage to write. For its hard to truely express how sad it feels when you wake up to news such as this
Like you, I was shocked and incredibly saddened by the events in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday. I was struggling with how and what to say

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this mail. I read and saw on TV  with utter shock and disbelief about killing of elementary school children by a gunman in Connecticut. My prayers go for the relatives of the dead; I am sure nothing can comfort a parent who loses a child in such a horrible manner. Even for the children who survived some may live in terror for the rest of their lives; how painful this must be for everybody in that town and for all of us here in the US. 

Like Tyler Perry said: what do you do when prayer is just not enough ? You pray and pray again. That is all I can do or these victims and the people in Newton, and God in his infinite mercy will prevail. 

It might seem like it now, but he never gives us any burden that is more than us to bear, though as humans its hard to believe in his love and protection at a time like this.

You are all in my prayers.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!" Lamentations 3: 22-24

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Did You Know?

That ,
The global orphan crisis is at the center of issues like HIV/AIDS, sex trafficking, child soldiers and poverty

Stay informed and see how you can help

Another Year

Yesterday December 3rd was my birthday and I am still basking in the joy that the good lord has allowed me another year to do something positive. I thank God for his love and care of me during this past year and for wanting and loving me as one of his great creation.
I have been given another opportunity to be nice to some one , to make a difference in the life of some kid who is in dire need , to help a stranger , to pray for someone that I don't know and more..... for that I am grateful and will give it my best shot !

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Did you Know (4)

DId you Know that WWO ( world wide orphans foundation) has
Pioneered pediatric HIV/AIDS training for Vietnamese and Ethiopian doctors, nurses, healthcare providers (more than 400 to date)
Created the first free-standing HIV/AIDS clinic for orphans in Ethiopia.


Saturday, December 1, 2012


Today is world AIDS day. HIV/AIDS has held us captive for too many years , but given modern technology and the growth made in the health field , we just might be looking forward to an AIDS free world sooner than latter. Lets all keep those affected in our prayers as hope for a better tomorrow.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Did you Know ( 3 )

Early intervention is vital need: did you know that ,

The rule of thumb is that children typically lose 
ONE MONTH of developmental skills for every 
three months they live in an institution.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Did you know that :

Toys help children develop their social awareness, imagination, visual motor capabilities and thinking processes. Play is a very serious activity for children worldwide and often represents a primary and valuable means of learning. Since many toys are important learning instruments, children should have easy access to appropriate toys in order to explore and choose those which interest them. A Toy Library provides such access to children in orphanages.(courtesy of WWO)

In that light , Foadac orphanages can use a toy library. many of you have donated lots of toys to us and we commend your efforts. More of such donations will enhance the creation of our very own toy library.

 ( From our did you know series )

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Response from Dr J

Hi Ju and Ethel,
                              Wow!!! I missed this one. What a drive??? I am so happy for you.I know what it means to do "Non-Profit" work. It can be very daunting on all fronts. The pictures speak of a successful event. I hope the packages have a safe travel. May the gifts bless these children beyond their material needs. Please include my email on your mailing list so I can get emails like this directly. Sometimes I tune out my EXSSA email list when I have some serious stuff to attend to which has been the case for some time now. 

Love, always,
Dr. J

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Wishing all my friends and readers a very happy thanksgiving day. I am thankful for life itself and the opportunity to help help others in some small way.
May God continue to bless you all bountifully.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Shipment is in progress !

At FOADAC, we  believe that children belong and thrive in a family-environment. That is why we try our best to do what we can in order to bring these orphans, some how close to having just that.
Right now foadac is in the process of completing the shoe box project. Boxes of items such as school supplies , clothing , shoes , toys and more, have been put in barrels ready for shipment.
It will take about a month and half to get to Africa. Hopefully in time for each child to feel the soft cuddle of a teddy bear to remind them that is hope yet.

I want to say a big thank you to Dr & Mrs. Laveist of  Owings Mills here in Baltimore for donating 123 freshly minted teddy bears and 60 baby under wears ( wanzies ) to serve many children in the orphanage.
Her company is called 'Gifts of Kindness'  and yes they shared their kindness with us in a big way.

Some Facts to Know About ( 1 )


" There are an estimated 153,000,000 orphans worldwide. Some of these orphans have lost one parent, some both, and some are "virtual" orphans that have been turned out onto the streets by their families, but all are vulnerable and in need of help. Without assistance these orphans continue in the cycle of poverty, HIV/AIDS, trafficking, prostitution and slavery that haunts developing countries. By getting involved with World Orphans you can help break this cycle, put a child back in a family, and put him or her on the road to success."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

United we stand divided we fall !!

I really like this line.

 '...I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America...'

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day !!!

My candidate is going to win tomorrow! How do I know that? God chooses our leaders all the time, even bad ones. So, I will celebrate if my candidate wins because it is God’s Will and I will rejoice if he loses because God knows his future better than me...Better safe than sorry, choose life over power, and stop the hate.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Friends , Family and well wishers ,
just sending love  and courage out your way, hoping that you were not badly affected by the recent storm. especially those in the East Coast.
If you were affected in one way or another , please know that my prayers are with you that things return to normal as soon as possible. And if you know anyone who needs your help at any time,

 please do:

".....lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day
Will help someone along their way"

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thank God for another day

One of the greatest feelings of joy I have felt is when I give of myself to others through services, gifts, a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, or a friend to talk to. The LORD not only smiles BUT gives more back to you in multiple folds.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Foadac Shoe Box Outreach

Today at NLF we had a great time putting together shoe boxes for foadac children in Cameroon. It was such a fulfilling activity. Gospel with our hands was the topic of the day.
  To Pastor T and all my New Life Fellowship family,
I will like to once again say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I can only imagine the happiness , joy and love that the kids at the orphanage will experience, once they each receive their boxes.
My heart is overflowing with joy as I replay today's service in my mind.
Your special ways and generous heart, make a beautiful difference.

Please find the link to the pictures and to make a donation 

Thanks you so much


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Support for the program by my city mayor

A Message from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 5th Anniversary Gala of the Foundation for
Orphaned, Abandoned, and Disabled African Children (FOADAC). On behalf of the
citizens of Baltimore, I commend your organization for half a decade of service to those
in direst need.
Since its inception, the Foundation for Orphaned, Abandoned, and Disabled African
ren has demonstrated a sincere and powerful dedication to charitable giving.
Through its mission to provide direct support for some of Africa’s most vulnerable
children, FOADAC has truly made a positive impact.
Tonight’s event allows us to reflect on the many blessings we have that make life in
Baltimore wonderful; with the help of organizations like FOADAC, we are presented
with the opportunity to recommit ourselves to serving those less fortunate than ourselves.
Best wishes for a great evening. Keep up the good work.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Packing Shoe Boxes this Week-end , GREAT !!!

foadac is joining forces with New Life Fellowship congregation here in Baltimore to do outreach work. This Sunday it will be all hands on deck packing , parceling and preparing shoe boxes for kids at the orphanage in Africa. 
This is an awesome idea promoted by NLF. I look forward to having having a a very fulfilling day this Sunday. Please pray for the success of this activity. Thank you

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


FOADAC charity Event was last Friday . I want to thank all that attended, It was great , the show was fun and the silent auction became a not so silent auction ,courtesy of the MC. many thanks to the super lady Janet Fell for that great performance of alternative dance. She simply ( waoohed !! ) the audience.
Many Thanks to Dr. LaVeist for spending the evening with foadac as the keynote speaker.

The show is over for now until next year but your support remains strong. Please continue to support the process in any way that works for you.
visit www.foadac.org
for more information as well as to see your donations at work.

Thank you and Remain Blessed

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy International Peace day

Happy International Peace Day to all my friends, family and welwishers
Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. In the quest for peace, the Universal Peace Federation and its Ambassadors for Peace around the world organize commemorations of the International Day of Peace each year. The theme for 2012 is:
"Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Hello everyone,
We are counting down at this point to the event on the 21st of September. Meaning we have just 2days to go. All is in place with just a few adjustments to make.
You can still get tickets via Pay pal on our website.
If you are in the Baltimore area you can get tickets at the gate on the day of.
Location ones again is 400 Grey Rock Road Pikesville MD 21208
Venue is the Grey Rock Mansion.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
The city of Baltimore welcomes you as well if you are visiting this week end and will like to support a good course.

If you are able to attend , I know you wish us well , so I will thank you in advance

Thursday, September 6, 2012


" Everyone has a photographic memory. Some are just out of film "

I am hoping all my readers still have film and will not forget to purchase tickets to the 5th anniversary charity cocktail event .
Remember you can also support us by visiting our website and making a small donation via paypal.

The event planning is coming along great, we look forward to having the well known saxophonist ART SHERROD and the NABTRY AFRICAN DANCERS at the event and much more.....

Stay tuned !!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Counting down to the 5th Anniversary event

Hello Everyone
Thank you for stopping by to check on us. Its been a hectic week, with planning and other activities going on in the foadac camp.
 We are happy to announce the receipt of a congratulatory letter for our event from the Governor of Maryland , Martin O'Malley. He thanked us for our hard work and great contribution to the community and offered his best wishes.
Foadac is very grateful for that.

Tickets go on sale today !!!!
check our website for how you can get a ticket. You can also get tickets by calling:

Ethel at 410-446-0368
Estelle at 410-828-0718

There will be more ticket outlets as the days roll by.

Thanks again and have a great time.

Monday, August 13, 2012

More promotion needed

Foadac might have an opportunity to do a promotion on Kali TV on one of their programs ,Noteworthy which is a bi-weekly show that covers stories about everyday Africans in the Diaspora making a difference in their communities, as well as notable individuals such as authors, musicians, artists, academics, and other professionals. The program also documents the stories and life experiences of individual Africans in the Diaspora. Noteworthy aims to inform, engage, and educate Africans in the Diaspora as well as broader audiences from all parts of society.

Please pray that this works
Thanks , I will keep you posted when and if this happends

Fest Africa

Foadac was happy to be a part of Fest Africa this past weekend.
 It was an opportunity to showcase our up coming  project and inform people about our mission.
 I was also privileged to do an interview with Kali TV. This was another  great way to promote the fundraiser Gala event.
Thanks for your continues support, check back in a few days to purchase your tickets online or make a donation.
Stay Blessed.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fest Africa

Hey Folks,
Foadac is very excited to be a part of Fest Africa this week-end in Maryland. This will be another opportunity for us to showcase what the foundation is all about, and help raise some funds for the upcoming Dinner Gala event in 6weeks.
Wish me luck and have a great week-end

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome to a new month - August

A new month means , we are only 7weeks form our Gala date. If you are out there still thinking , now is the time to make up your mind and support a great course. Save a child that needs saving today. Your participation in this event will be greatly appreciated.
Check this blog often for updates on how you can be a part of these children's lives.


You can donate an item to be auctioned
You can make a cash donation through our website -www.foadac.org
You can purchase a ticket for a hundred dollars only to attend the event.
You can take out an Ad in our event brochure.

For information on any of the above mentioned , please send us an email at (foadac@yahoo.com )

Thank you and stay tuned for more information.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thanks to New Life Fellowship

At the moment NLF is organizing an outreach project to help provide clothing and school supplies to the kids at the orphanage. That is such a great support , I can not thank them enough.
You can also take part in this project by clicking on the website below and making a donation.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Make a donation today !!

Hello ,
we need your support to make this event a reality. Make a donation for a good course at the website below.
An orphan in dire need is waiting for you. Your blessings will multiply as you donate.

Thank you.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fundraiser Gala

FOADAC is planning a fundraiser this coming September to help raise funds for FOOD , HOUSING , HEALTH CARE NEEDS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
Please feel free to support the course by making a donation via pay-pal on our website. www.foadac.org.

preparations are currently on the way and we are in need of donations in Cash or Kind. Items for auction will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and stay blessed.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Reminder and Encouragement !!!

Today let’s
recognize that every minute spent doing nothing, one hundred young children are leaving
the third world disguised as babysitters or apple pickers. You know that they will
never pick apples or babysit. These are tomorrow’s mothers,and fathers forced today by economic hardship into indecency. They will end up in brothels and other industries confined to
slave labor until they loose their identity or commit suicide. Also, recognize
that for each un-empowered man or woman, there’s a child learning the ropes of
scamming and terrifying our communities.  
Let’s test our resolve to empower these young people to maximize their
potential and live their dreams. Let’s all get on the boat and set sail to the
depths of oceans of knowledge and giving.On this journey, we recognize that no
one captain knows how to maneuver the ocean currents. Therefore,  we will clasps hands, and hold on to each other
when the winds rock our boat. This is a difficult journey, but we can make it
if we all dream of bringing to the kids on the shores of desperation, the
pearls that enable them start life as responsible citizens looking out for themselves
and for posterity.

It's important that
we all band together, think of an idea and pursue it. Invest in a child, invest in a nation; Make a
difference today!

Friday, June 1, 2012

                       Their future depends on our support. Yes you can be a part of making their dreams come true.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Planning is in Effect

The month of  May is just about over and Foadac has been in planning mode.
 Doing all what it takes to have a successful fundraiser coming up in September.
The countdown has began and we at foadac are depending on your generosity to make this happen.
Foadac is planning its 5th annual fundraiser dinner this September to help provide school supplies and food to HIV orphans , abandoned and disabled African children
Place :  Grey Rock Mansion, Owings Mills MD
Date :  September 21st
Time:  7pm -11p

 * Items for silent Auction are welcomed, you can also take out an Ad in the program booklet.
*  Make a personalized shoe box filled with goodies for any child of your choice
To find out more on how you can support this project please visit my blog frequently for updates
or you can Call 410-446-0368 , 410-828-0718

Thank you and stay tuned.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Foadac News Letter

Hello  Everyone,
  Thank you for staying the course with foadac.
Please view link below for our most recent activity and to see your donations at work.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Just wanted to say thank you to all those who continue to support Foadac, for showing compassion,concern, love and being a friend. It has empowered us to continue to make a positive and lasting impact in addressing the needs of orphaned ,abandoned and disabled African children.
SAVE THE DATE SEPTEMBER 21st for our next fundraiser...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thought of the day !

Thought of the day for me always is to know that , I can't help everybody but I sure can help someone. This goes for you too....

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Share some love today !

Every little effort that you make at any time is very important. making a difference is not just giving money , it could be your services , mentoring , telling someone they are loved and thought about goes a long way. A simple hug , a smile and care increases your blessings

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Everyday is a gift !!

Everyday is a gift , cause sometimes life can turn on a dive.
We thank God for today and each day, as we ask the same for those that are in unfortunate situations , like orphaned children

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"let us not love with words or tongue only "

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him ?
Dear children let us not love with words or tongue , but with actions and in truth.
I John 3:17-18

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's been 2months into the new year !

I just returned from Africa and I am happy to report that all donated items got to the children and made them very happy. Many thanks for all your support.

The orphanage is in great need of medications: basic first aide items to have on hand in the dispensary is a priority at this time.
Thus FOADAC is planning a fundraiser to raise awareness and to get some funds to make this possible.
More information is on the way.

Thanks and God Bless.

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