World Vision: Building a better world for children

World vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children, families, and their countries worldwide. The organization allows you, for only $35 a month ($1.12 a day), sponcer a child. World Vision serves all people reguardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or religion. They spread the word of Jesus Christ by serving alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. They serve earthquake and hurricane survivors, abandoned and exploited children, survivors of famine and civil war, refugees, and children and families devasted by AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin American. They serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. World Vision also helps with education, health care, economic and agricultural development, emergency relief efforts. Its donors sponcer more than 3 million children. World Vision was founded by the Rev. Bob Pierce. The current President and CEO is Ken Jenkins. You can find out how to sponcer one of these children by going to www.worldvision.org

By brookeandkerri

Kony 2012

 

Kony 2012 is a film created by Invisible Children Inc. The director of Kony 2012 is Jason Russell. The film was made to promote the charity’s “Stop Kony” movement to make Uganda war criminal and the international criminal court fugative Joseph Kony internationally known, so he can be arrested in 2012. This film documents Invisible Children’s plan to arrest Joseph Kony and his brutal guerrilla warfare tactics with his rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army and the religions where they’ve been employed. The film has had over 85 million youtube videos.

Several celebrities have enforced the awarness compain such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, Bill Gates, and Kim Kardashian. This campain is also in India, where several celebrities have enforced it.

An estimated 66,000 children became soldiers and 2 million people have been internally displaced since 1986. Once kidnapped children are used as pack mules, carrying LRA supplies until they are too weak to walk at which time they are killed or left to die. Joseph Kony claims to get strategic advice from angels. He says he is the spokesperson of God. He considers himself to be a good Christian.

You may hear that this is not real. You may have also heard that the Holocaust wasn’t real either. Well it would be nice if the world was one big happy place but the truth is it’s not, things like this really happen and if we don’t do something they will keep happening. I think this is real and we should support the cause. If you don’t believe in this then check out the video for yourself at:

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They need your help to make him known.

 

By brookeandkerri

Skillet

Skillet is a Christian rock band. The band originated from Memphis, TN. Skillet started on May 10, 1996. The members of Skillet have varied from album to album. The current band members are John Cooper – lead vocals and bass guitar, Korey Cooper – Keyboard, guitar, and back up vocals, Jen Ledge – Drummer, and Benjamin Kaisica – guitar. John Cooper is the only original band member.

There Albums include Hey you I love your soul, Invincible, Alien youth, Collide, Comatose, and Awake. There most popular albums are Awake, Comatose, and Collide. Some of there most popular songs are Awake and Alive, Hero, and Comatose.

Every year Skillet preforms at the Winter Jam Tour. Winter Jam is Christian music’s largest annual tour. They perform along with Newsong (host), Sanctus Real, Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Group 1 Crew, Dara MaClean, For King and Country, We as Human,  Nick Hall (speaker), and Brock Gill (illusionist).

Some of the rewards they have recieved are 2008 rock record song of the year Comatose at the 39th annual GMA Dove Awards on April 23 and 2011 top Christian album Awake.

Kerri- Favorite song The Last Night.

Brooke- Favorite song Monster.

We give Skillet an A+.

By brookeandkerri

Omegle “Talk to Strangers”

Omegle is a chatroom website where you can talk to strangers. For the fact that its logo is talk to strangers should send a red flag. If you go on Omegle you can do video or text chats. You can also do spy question which is where it will ask you a question and then you and a stranger will comment on the question. Most of the conversations and questions are highly inapporpriate. I would not suggest going on this website. You have no idea who you are talking to. This website does not show up on chatroom childblock so if you are a parent make sure your teenager wouldn’t go on this. Millions of people get on the website everyday. More than four hundred people get on every 10 minutes. This website is not safe. You could be at the risk of stalkers, kidnappers, rapists, and murderers. If you are one of the people who login to this wedsite think of the danger you put on yourself and others around you. Even if you think you like a person on there they could be lying to you. You can simply tell someone your name and that person can easily find out everything about you by that one mistake. Stay clear of this website and if you know anybody on this website warn them of the danger it causes them.

We give this website a F-

By brookeandkerri

The Hunger Games

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Brooke- The book was alot better than the movie. They left off so much important stuff. I mean they didn’t even make the cat (Buttercup) yellow! Just Kidding!! But they really did leave out to much important stuff like where she go the pin from (for those of you who have not read the book she got it from Madge who was her only other friend besides Gale but they completely cut her out to). Another thing that was wrong, was that in the begining she was singing to her sister, but in the book she doesn’t like to sing since her dad died and she only sings when Rue dies. I think they did a good job of showing the relationship between Katniss and Rue and you could tell how much Katniss cared about Rue when she died. In the beging things were moving to fast you couldn’t really tell what was going on. they did the same thing when the tributes were in the arena. I think it was a really good movie but they shouldn’t have made some things different. I really hope they don’t do this with the next movie. If you haven’t read the book I think you would really like this movie, but if you have read the book and are upet like we are you should blog about it like we did!

Kerri- The Hunger Games was a pretty good movie, although my friend would diagree in some ways. The movie was a general idea of the book. But the movie left out some critical events that took place in the book. I mean, Peeta didn’t even loose his leg and Haymitch didn’t fall of the stage drunk in the movie. JK! When Rue died I cried because she reminded Katniss of Primrose in a way, but at least Katniss didn’t have to kill her in the end. But of course the most touching part of the movie was when they were going to kill themselves so neither one of them would have to live without the other. If I hadn’t read the book before wathching the movie it would’ve been a 9 out of 10. Over all the movie was great but I hope they don’t change so much stuff in the next movie.

Both- The Hunger Games gets a C+

By brookeandkerri