Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Please pray for our firefighters!  The Station Fire is now at 219 square miles, with over 60 homes destroyed, thousands of people displaced from their homes, and two firefighters lost, Capt. Ted Hall, 47, of San Bernardino and Arnie Quinones, 35, of Palmdale – whose wife is expecting a child in a few weeks.  Today, they've concluded that it was human-caused, not lightning.  3,600 firefighters are battling the blaze along the 50 mile fire line, with full containment expected around Sept. 15 since bulldozers still have about 95 miles of fire line to build.  The smoke has drifted all the way to Denver.
330-338Moira Chimombo, is Executive Director of SAFE, the Sub-Saharan Africa Family Enrichment program based in Malawi, a program based on Dick Day's and Josh McDowell's book Why Wait? What You Need to Know About the Teen Sexuality Crisis (  She is a retired Professor of Education from the University of Malawi, and she today publishes and lectures internationally on applied linguistics, language education, and the moral values-based life skills education that is necessary for HIV prevention.  She translated and adapted the Why Wait? curriculum for primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges, in Africa; and she regularly trains educators how to implement the curriculum in several African countries.  The core curriculum is based on the ABCs of HIV prevention:  A: Abstinence until marriage, B: Being faithful while married, and C: Condom use (or Christ-like character for Christian application).
Brief History of SAFE:
1987 –  Dick Day and Josh McDowell co-author Why Wait? What You Need To Know About The Teen Sexuality Crisis.
1990 –  Dick Day comes to Chancellor College, University of Malawi, on a one-year sabbatical to teach.  Moira meets him.  Dick asks her to translate the book, she declines, but she agrees to create the curriculum to teach young Malawians the life skills they need to avoid HIV.  Moira had already started working on this, having lost over 500 friends, relatives, colleagues, and students to AIDS by the early 1990s.
1993 –  Dick founds SAFE as a faith-based non-governmental organization (NGO), with like-minded people, to address the AIDS pandemic in Africa, having been asked by the Malawi Ministry of Education to develop a character curriculum.
1994 –  Moira comes to Southern California to draft the first edition of the Why Wait? Truth for Youth Curriculum for African Schools. In the following years, she creates an 8-year curriculum, for Grades 5-12, and trains over 5,000 elementary and high school teachers to implement it in the government schools in Malawi, and subsequently also in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Lesotho.  She also develops a 6-session college level course (
2002 –  SAFE's work expands to include early childhood development (ECD), when Charlotte Day, Dick's wife, opens the first holistic, culturally-appropriate ECD center that becomes a model for replication elsewhere, and is the start of the early childhood component which caters to both orphans and vulnerable children (ECD/OVC).
2005 –  Charlotte starts Gogo Grandmothers, linking grandparents in the US with those caring for orphans in Malawi (
2009 – Moira has been invited to speak at the Fifth World Congress of Families because of her "family approach," which aims to move orphans from survival, to stability, to success, to significance, to victory over AIDS – God Intends Victory!
To SLOW HIV/AIDS:  S: Support the correct use of condoms with every sexual encounter.  L: Limit the number of partners, because studies have also shown that the greatest risk is in multiple partners.  O: Offer needle exchange. Studies have shown that in some places clean needles can slow down the transmission of HIV.  W: Wait for sexual debut. Studies have shown that the younger a person is at their his or her sexual encounter, the more likely it is that he or she will be infected with HIV.
To STOP HIV/AIDS:  S: Save sex for marriage.  T: Teach men and boys to respect and honor women and girls.  O:  Offer treatment through churches.  P:  Partner with one person for life.
343-354Moira Chimombo
358-408(1:02) A young student named Damon Weaver got the opportunity to interview president Obama at the White House on 8/14/09.
(:21) Obama's short clip from above talking about the upcoming speech to school children scheduled for 9/8/09.
428-437Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries (, she's spoken all over the world, in more than 20 foreign countries on all 7 continents, and she's authored 9 books, including her signature Just Give Me Jesus.  In 2000 she launched her revival ministry, also entitled Just Give Me Jesus, holding free events for hundreds of thousands of women in more than thirty major cities in the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and South America.  Her brand new book is entitled The Magnificent Obsession: Embracing the God-Filled Life. 
438 [2:00] Let's check in with the "pros" at Applied Financial Planning, "The Money Guys" Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL or  So get independent, unbiased advice on your investments and retirement planning from the "pros" in the investment world in Southern California for decades, "The Money Guys," Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor, at Applied Financial Planning, by calling 866-SEEK-COUNSEL or on the web at
443-452Anne Graham Lotz
(:31) Muslim Contributions. President Obama speaks at the Ramadan Celebration Dinner at the State Dining Room  at the White House on 9/1/09.
(:54) Muhammad Ali.  Obama quotes Ali and talks about the commonalities in all faiths
(:17) Obama celebrates a "great religion"
512-523Teaching on Islam
528-538Ron Prentice, Executive Director of the California Family Council (, invites us to attend a "Wait No More" event at Calvary Chapel Downey on September 19, where we'll hear of the tremendous need in Southern California to care for "orphans," namely kids in foster care who are eligible for adoption.  Along with Focus on the Family, there'll also be Olive Crest, Koinonia Homes, Bethany Christian Services, and the California Family Council.  Also, the Justice 2009 Annual Fundraising Gala for Bob Tyler and Advocates for Faith and Freedom is taking place on October 17th at 6pm at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.  The keynote speaker will be Jim Daly, President of Focus on The Family.  The emcee is Ron Prentice, and I'm his assistant.  Also speaking will be Chad Farnan (the student in the Capistrano case).  For more details, call (888) 588-6888 or visit 
544-554Ron Prentice
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• MSNBC (9/1/09) World's Most Popular Bible to be Revised Women, are you offended when the term "man" is used to refer to both women and men?  NIV lovers, what do you think of this change?  Do the proposed changes bring accuracy or just political correctness?
• Sports Illustrated (updated 8/31/09) Kentucky trial of high school coach has wide implications Calls from coaches and players: Should this coach be held liable for the student's unfortunate death?  What responsibility lies with the players (to stay hydrated, etc.) and what responsibility lies with the coaches? 
• MSNBC (8/29/09) Cops: Man steals woman's car on 1st date  What is your worst date story?  What's your bad blind date story?  What's your worst internet dating story?

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