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Commitment—Can Others Count on You to Keep Your Word?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Man Thinking“Without involvement, there is no commitment.  Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it,” –Stephen Covey

We are in a new year with new opportunities but also new challenges.  But—both avenues will help us to grow.

January 2016 reminded me of the word commitment. What does that word mean to you! Are you already thinking about the things you had committed to do last year but the task has not yet been completed?

Several years ago a friend of mine was passing me in the hallway and I reminded her about something I had committed to do for her. Her response was, “Why should I trust you to fulfill that promise when you did not complete your vow the last time.”  Talking about a slap in the face!!!  That statement has been carried around in my heart every sense then.  I vowed to always keep my word or give a good explanation as to why I cannot.

Do I have anyone’s attention??? Hello!!!  Are you one of those who makes promises but you think it is something that will not affect you if it is not done? Or will it?  The person you made the commitment to is aware that “your word is not your bond” because you have made too many promises that have not been fulfilled. Wow!  What an awful legacy to leave for anyone. What a sobering thought to know your reputation is not good. But—you slide over it and think, “It is no big deal!” Guess what?  Others know that they cannot count on you because your reputation follows you!  Is that how you want to be remembered?

My challenge to youCommit this year to be that person others can count on.  Commit this year to make life more about others and not just about yourself.  It is not about you and it is not about me.  It is how you impact the lives of others for positive change. 

What have you committed to do from last year that you can still complete this year to save face?  Remember, you will be remembered by your actions.  What is that saying—“Actions speak louder than words”? Yes—they do!

So do not miss your opportunity to do good to others! The Pastor John H. and Marie Parrish Medical Clinic is completed and will be ready for use in February. The clinic needs your financial, physical and prayerful help for its success. Join HHCharities in our commitment to assist with finances, medical supplies and medical teams for the next two years.

Visit us at www.hhcharities.org and click on the “Donate” button to make your financial commitment.  Or, you can email us at IPhone Photos_Videos Resizedinfo@hhcharities.org with your suggestions to medical avenues of assistance.

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” –Anthony Robbins    

It’s Not Just About You!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

IPhone Photos_Videos Resize IPhone Photos_Videos ResizedWe lead very, very busy lives but we always remember to take care of ourselves and those we love, especially in our own families.  But—what about others???!!!

Here is a light bulb thought—Life is not just about you! What!!! What do you mean?  I am glad you asked.   What matters is what you are doing in others’ lives to be a change agent.

Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself daily:

What have I done today to make an impact of positive change in someone’s life?

What have I done today that brought hope into someone’s life?

What have I done today that tells someone “I care about you”?

What have I done today that was sacrificial giving?

Yes, you must do things for yourself to help you grow in areas that will enhance your existence here on earth.  But—always remember that you do not know what tomorrow holds for YOU.  You can be on top of the world today but LIFE can bring tragedy that puts you in the same place of the person you neglected to assist yesterday.

Please remember this–It is not about you and it is not about me. It is what you are doing to reach out your hands to lift someone up out of their valley of despair. Bringing a “ray of hope” into the lives of others says—Yes, I care!

Do not miss your opportunity to do good to others! The Pastor John H. and Marie Parrish Medical Clinic will begin its health education operation in January. The actual emergency medical health assistance process is scheduled to begin in March 2016.  At that time, the clinic will need your financial, physical and prayerful help for its success.

Join HHCharities in our commitment to assist with finances, medical supplies and medical teams for the next two years.  Giving them initial support and then allowing them to grow into a self-sustaining status.

Visit us at www.hhcharities.org and click on the “Donate” button to make your financial commitment.  Or, you can email us at info@hhcharities.org with your suggestions to medical avenues of assistance.

100_2087100_1262Make a difference in someone’s life right now!  Donate your funds and your physical assistance!  And remember, life is not just about you!

“What if…?”

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

 

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Pastor John H. and Marie Parrish Medical Clinic in Rutorwa County Fort Portal Uganda

Life takes us in so many circles and through a variety of valleys and peaks.  Sometimes you just have to stop and ask yourself, “What can I do to leave a legacy from my life experiences?”  Well–I have asked myself that question numerous times and, because of my commitment to HHCharities, I realized that there is nothing more rewarding than reaching down to lift others up.

A marvelous example–Roland Parrish has left a legacy for his family and others by providing the Pastor John H. and Marie Parrish Medical Clinic.  His generous major donation will be in the hearts of the people in the Rutorwa County, Fort Portal Uganda community for many years to come.   We are celebrating his heart to give on Saturday, October 24th at our 7th Annual “What if…?” Gala event.  Our venue will be the Eisemann Center in Richardson Texas.   Come and join us as we celebrate this lasting gift.

Our agenda will include:  an eye-catching  Silent Auction, a Red Carpet Photo experience, rubbing elbows with a notable philanthropist Roland Parrish, a special Emmy Award winning guest,  mingling with past NFL Players, Social Mixer for networking, Food Stations to tantalize your taste buds, a brief honorary program, News Anchor Rebecca Lopez will keep us motivated, soothing saxophone performance by Scott Campbell, and to close the evening DJ Dorian DuPree will keep you on the floor.

Thank you, Roland Parrish!

Visit our web site to register, http://www.hhcharities.org.  You won’t want to leave early! Raffle items await you.  See you there!

 

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Enhancing the Lives of Others

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Araceli GayzkaWhat if…you were forced to leave your country of origin, live in a communal environment, sleep with strangers, and then you are shuffled off to a strange land.  There are no familiar faces, nor understandable dialects. The food is very different and the people dress odd!

Welcome to the real world of refugees and immigrants.

Are they blessed to be in the United States?  Probably so!  But the feeling of loneliness and bewilderment overtakes their spirit leaving them feeling helpless and, sometimes, hopeless.  Where do they go?  Who do they turn to?  There are resettlement agencies that assist the government with placing the refugees and immigrants in housing units with food and basic English lessons.  But—they cannot stay in the system for an extended period.

What if…you had an opportunity to change the lives of displaced individuals? What if…you could share your talents in cultural living in the U.S. with them?  What if…you could open doors of opportunity by instructing in English or preparing the refugees and immigrants through Civics and Naturalization Literacy that will help them succeed as they take their citizenship test and interview?

You can—Join us by giving of your time and energy to impact lives and change futures.  Your involvement will enhance the lives of the refugees and immigrants and give them a hopeful and more vibrant future.

Visit us at www.hhcharities.org and click on the “Get Involved/Volunteer” button and fill out the Volunteer Form.  Or, you can email us at volunteer@hhcharities.org.

Change someone’s life this year!

Persistence

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Persistence

Maya Angelou stated, “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us-in the dreariest and dreaded moments-can see a possibility of hope.”

Persistence is bringing a rainbow to the Kabarole District of Fort Portal Uganda.  Persistence has opened the doors of hope for a healthier community.  Persistence opened someone’s heart to hear the cries of those who desperately need affordable medical attention.  Persistence has birthed its way into a medical clinic that will treat those who, without attention, would die from treatable ailments like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Diarrhea, and Tuberculosis.

The majority of us cannot imagine the darkness and hopelessness that exists in the lives of those who lack funds to receive medical attention, or cannot reach a medical clinic because it is not within a short walking distance.

Can you imagine—now—the bright light that has come into this community because they can see the answers to their prayers?  What a joy it is to know what persistence has accomplished.  But, because of the people’s persistence in asking for help—a hand up not a hand out—hope is a reality for the community of Rutorwa Village, Busuro Subcounty, Kabarole District of Fort Portal Uganda.

You ask, “How can you be a part of this hope?” Visit us at www.hhcharities.org and click on the “Donate for Naming Rights” button.  There is room for everyone to play a financial or physical part in this great effort. Join us!

There is Hope for Healthy Living!

 

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