Living the New Life

Happy New Year!
January 1, 2017, 10:07 pm
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I’m making a public pledge to start working on my blog again as I dedicate myself to dreaming big dreams for God and Ryan Carnes again. Check back often 😁


New Thru 30 reading plan
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You can donate to Lift the Cross, Raising the Children here
May 26, 2011, 3:24 pm
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Lifting the Cross, Raising the Children
May 10, 2011, 6:00 am
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Will you answer the call?

Help me Help the Children
May 9, 2011, 11:42 am
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For those of you that are familiar with my ministry at New Life, you know that I have a heart for children.  The last few years we have taken on a project at the church where we help to build orphanages for children in various countries.  Last year we helped to establish children’s orphanages inNogales,MexicoandBogota,Columbia.  This year we have an opportunity to help out an orphanage inAddis Ababa,Ethiopia.  The theme we are using is “Lifting the Cross, Raising the Children.” 

InAddis Ababa, malnutrition abounds with few people getting more than one meal a day.  Plant roots are the staple of their diet.  Water is also difficult to obtain with people often walking for miles to fill buckets and barrels at watering holes.  The children there are often beaten, molested, hungry and homeless.  Some are forced to steal and prostitute themselves in order to survive.  The AIDS/HIV problem inEthiopiais at epidemic proportions.  A child loses a mom or dad to AIDS/HIV every 15 seconds.  Orphans are everywhere. 

I believe that if you want to change a nation, you must first change its children.  This truth has additional credence inEthiopiawhere half of the population is under the age of 14.  Our cause is to raise a generation of Ethiopian Christians, equipped to stand as beacons of hope against the oppressive Muslim presence.  The Islamic groups there are violently opposing the young and growing Evangelical church inAddis Ababa.

The church and orphanage are committed to reach the children ofAddis Ababa. However, they have inadequate resources, facilities, and materials.  They are in desperate need of access to running water and funds to support their benevolence ministries that provide food, medicine, as well as the orphanage.  They need our help and cannot do it alone. 

With your help, the impossible situation of inadequate resources our Ethiopian family faces can and will change.  I pray that we will not let allow the symbols of Islam and their attacks on the church stop the children’s ministry inAddis Ababa.  I am praying that the Holy Spirit will burden your heart and that you will partner with me and New Life to help make a difference by “Lifting the Cross, Raising the Children.”

I am committed to this cause and I believe that we will be able to give over $10,000 to this worthy project.  I also want to raise awareness to the needs of the children.  Starting on May 23rd, I will begin walkingBleckleyCounty from the West county line to the East county line then from the North county line to the South county line.  On this journey I will be carrying a cross so that I can figuratively show the community that I am willing to “Lift the Cross, to Raise the Children.”  If you are interested in sponsoring me on my journey for $100.00 then you will receive a t-shirt with your name or business and your name will be on a sign that will be carried by a vehicle that will accompany me on the walk, and also your name will be placed in an ad in the Cochran Journal. 

I hope that you will seriously consider helping with this worthwhile project.  If you have any questions feel free to call me on my cell phone at 478-230-9698 or at the church at 934-1300.  God Bless You!

Lifting the Cross, Raising the Children
May 9, 2011, 11:25 am
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I am a firm believer in a yearly project that we take on at New Life Church of God.  This year the project is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  I have felt the Lord directing my steps recently concerning this project and I have made the decision to walk across Bleckley County from Pulaski County to Laurens County and then from Twiggs County to Dodge County.  If you feel led of the Lord to support this project by sponsoring me for $100.oo I would love to hear from you on this blog feel free to call my office at 478-934-1300.