Statement from Faith Leaders Regarding Special Day of Prayer

We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a SPECIAL Day of Prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.

We believe our nation is at a crossroads, at a dangerous precipice. The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself, and we pray that God will bless our president and our nation for His glory.

>> Read Franklin Graham’s full statement on Facebook.

>> Will you be praying? Tell us here.

 

Dr. Abby Abildness
Executive Director, Healing Tree International

Lourdes Aguirre
Eres America

Brian Alarid
America Prays and World Prays

Jonathan Alexandre
Senior Counsel for Governmental Affairs, Liberty Counsel

Marcy Allen
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Robert Anderson
Rand Associates

Pam Arrington
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Thomas Ascol
Founders Ministry

Michele Bachmann
Former United States Representative

Sam Bailey
Senior Pastor, Twin Lakes Baptist Church

Jerry and Judy Ball
Breaker of Dawn Ministries International

Sara Ballenger
President, Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Dr. JN-Mathieu Baptiste
Reverend, Haitian Evangelical Crusade Association

David Barton
Founder and President, Wallbuilder

Becky Bates
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Gary Bauer
President, American Values

Henry & Jacqueline Becerra
Senior Pastor, City Church International

John Benefiel
Senior Pastor, Church on the Rock and Founder, Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN)

Bishop Leon Benjamin
New Life Harvest Church

Rev. Desiree Bernstein
World Harvest

John & Lisa Bevere
Messenger International

Mike Bickle
Founder and Director, International House of Prayer

Negiel Bigpond
Founder and National Director, All Tribes

Gary Blackard
President and CEO, Adult & Teen Challenge USA

Barry Blenis
Church Prayer Leaders Network

Ron Boehme
Youth With A Mission

Jim Bolthouse
President, The Presidential Prayer Team

Rev. Maryal Boumann
Pray California, The Prayer Council of the United States, Women’s Ministry Director, Voices of Hope Ministries

Dr. Kie Bowman
Senior Pastor, Hyde Park Baptist

Judy Braland
CRYFlorida

Mario Bramnick
Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition

Corine Branch
Senior Pastor, Destiny Christian Church

Carol Bratcher
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Dean Brigs
IHOPKC

David & April Brinson
Senior Pastor, Eighth Day Church

Matt Brown
Founder, Think Eternity

Jacob Brunton
Founder, The New Christian Intellectual

Tom Buck
Senior Pastor, FBC Lindale

Eric & Kim Buehrer
Founders, Gateways to Better Ed

Rhonda Burnett
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Wendy Bustin
Pastor, Open Door Community Church
Vice President of Evangelical Bible Mission International

Dave Butts
America’s National Prayer Committee

Rev. Pierre Bynum
Family Research Council

Jonathan Cain
Journey and Worship Pastor, City of Destiny

Ben Calhoun
Christian Music Artist

Kenneth Cameron
Senior Pastor, Danville Alliance Church

Rev. Nancy Campbell
White Fields Church

Jo Hansen Canon
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

JC Cantu
Lead Pastor, New Beginnings Ozona

CJ Canzano
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Lea Carawan
Executive Director, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

Kathy Carlin
Director, Serving in Jesus’ Name

Rev. Miguel Castro
Pastor, Healing the Wounds Church Hamden, Connecticut 

Dr. Doug Clay
General Superintendent, Assemblies of God

Dr. Tim Clinton
President, American Association of Christian Counselors

Julie Clinton
President, Extraordinary Women Ministries

John Coats
Pastor, Metropolitan Church of God In Christ

Kelvin L. Cobaris
Cobaris Ministries International

Cynthia Collins
Operation Outcry

Bishop Ira Combs, Jr.
Greater Bible Way Temple

Rochelle Connor
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, California

Kenneth & Gloria Copeland
Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Jason Crabb
Christian Music Artist

Matt & Laurie Crouch
President of TBN

Otilia Curiel
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call, In Him Christian Fellowship

Bau Dang
Senior Pastor, Garden Grove United Methodist Church

John and Ruth DeBow
Pastors, Napa Foursquare Church

Curtis Dikoff
Revival Prayer Fellowship

Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
James Dobson Family Institute

Frank and Ruby Dodson
Strong Tower Fellowship Ministries

Robin Durham
Compass Regional Network

Fatima Eid
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Kristy Edwards
Trinity East Coordinators of TXAPN

Marguerite Ennason
City of Destiny

Kris Eslick
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Mike Evans
President, Friends of Zion, Jerusalem Prayer Team

Jerry Falwell, Jr.
President, Liberty University

Brian Fisher
President, Human Coalition

Herb and Dona Fisher
President and Vice President, Friendship Foundation, Inc.

Robert Flores
Lead Pastor, Bethesda Assembly of God

Margie Fontenot
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Terri Savelle Foy
Minister and Author
President of Terri Savelle Foy Ministries

Jentezen Franklin
Senior Pastor, Free Chapel

Steve Gaines, PhD
Senior Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
Immediate Past President of the Southern Baptist Convention

Ray & Richelle Garcia
Apostle, The Impact Center of Lawton

Rev. Jesus Garcia
Pentecostal, Pastor, John 316 Church

Dr. Jim Garlow
CEO, Well Versed, Inc.

Rosemary Schindler Garlow
CEO, Schindler’s Ark

Cynthia Garrett
President, Cynthia Garrett Ministries

Debra George
Founder, Debra George Ministries

Steve Gibb
Senior Pastor, Christian Life Community Church

Danny Gokey
Christian Music Artist

James W. Goll
God Encounters Ministries

Pedro Gonzalez
Pastor, Embajada del Reino

Phillip Goudeaux
Senior Pastor, Calvary Christian Center

Dr. Jack Graham
Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention

Rev. Franklin Graham
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse

David Gramajo
Pastor, Palabra en Accion

Rebecca Greenwood
Christian Harvest International

Cynthia Griffith
One Chapel Lake Travis

Jeff & Eileen Hackleman
Pastor, Family Faith Church

John Hagee
Pastor, Cornerstone Church
Founder of Christians United for Israel

Mark Hall
Christian Music Artist

Jon and Jolene Hamill
Lamplighter Ministries

Jon Harris
Founder and President, Conversations That Matter

Scott Harris
Pastor Grace Bible Church Wappingers Falls, New York

Mark Hattabaugh
The Pentecostals

Mike Hayes
President, Churches In Covenant Intl.

Skip Heitzig
Calvary Albuquerque

Clarence Henderson
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, North Carolina

Rev. Vicki Herald
Heralders for Messiah to the Nations

Abraham Hernandez
Executive Director, NHCLC CT

William Hernandez
General Bishop, Pentecostal Church of God MI Puerto Rico

Bob and Marsha Hertig
Members, Christian Motorcyclists Association

Tim Hill
Overseer, Church of God

Os Hillman
Marketplace Leaders

Ralph & Joanne Hoehne
Senior Pastor, The Source Church

Dale and Jackie Hogan
ReThink Life Church

Babette Holder
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, Illinois

Alice Holland
Aglow International

Adonica & Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne
River at Tampa Bay Church

Gary Howell
Pastor, Glad Tidings Church, Ocoee, Florida

Jennifer Huch
Pastor, New Beginnings

Larry & Tiz Huch
Senior Pastors, New Beginnings Church 
President of Larry Huch Ministries

Luke Huch
Pastor, New Beginnings

Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Governor of Arkansas
Honorary National Chairman, MyFaithVotes

Keith Hudson
Keith Hudson Ministries, Arise Conference

Linda Hudson
Executive Director and Pastor, Women of the Vine Ministries, Inc.

Mary Hudson
Keith Hudson Ministries, Arise Conference

Johnny Hunt
Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention

Eleanore R. Hurst
Reverend, Institute for Strategic Christian Leadership

Summer Ingram
National Director of Prayer and Mobilization, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Bishop Harry Jackson
Hope Christian Church

Mike & Cindy Jacobs
Founder, Reformation Prayer Network and Generals International

Thomas Jamieson
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church

Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, C.E.D.S.
Founder, The Center • A Place of HOPE

Dr. Abe Jaquez
President, Baptist University of the Americas

Robert Jeffress
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Dallas

Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point Ministries

Peggy Jeremiah
Emerald Armory House of Prayer

Kevin Jessip
Pastor, Global Strategic Alliance

Kristi Overton Johnson
Founder, Kristi Overton Johnson Ministries
Publisher, Victorious Living Magazine

Dr. Jerry Johnston
VP Houston Baptist University

Elizabeth Johnston
National Director, Day Of Mourning

Jason Justus
Lead Pastor, Madison Church Of God

Silva Kandiah
SCORE Orlando

Donna Kelly
Becoming Sons Ministries

T. Scott Kennedy
COO, CCIG

Alan Keyes
President, Loyal to Liberty

Cathy Kiang
President, The Sovereign Alliance

Alveda King
Civil Rights for the Unborn

Laura King
Chaplain, Body of Grace

Brad Knight
Senior Pastor, City of Destiny and StoryLife

Rachel Knight
Pastor, City of Destiny and StoryLife

Jim Kohlmann
Intercessors for America

John and Nancy Kruger
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

David Kubal
CEO, Intercessors For America

Donna Lagarde

Dr. Charles Lakin
Band of Brothers

Marcus & Joni Lamb
Daystar Television Network

Todd Lamphere
Global Outreach Pastor, Paula White Ministries

Dr. Richard Land
President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

Greg Laurie
Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship

Dr. Steven J. Lawson
President, One Passion Ministries

Joyce Lazar

Steven Lazar

Rev. Andrew Le
SoCal Vietnamese Fellowship

Thuong Le
Pastor, Vietnamese Converge Mission, Inc.

Chris Leader
President, Ignite Outreach

Laurel O. Lease
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call, Board Member, N’Vay Tikvah Synagogue

Linda Olivia Lloyd Lemkin
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call, Family of the LAMB Network, I AM & LITTLE LAMBS, Inc.

Rev. Phillip Lemkin
Facilitator, 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call, Temple Emanuel~ Australia

Daniel Lim
CEO, International House of Prayer

Rev. Pat Lloyd
Petersburg Church of the Nazarene

Greg Locke
Lead Pastor, Global Vision Bible Church

Leidmar Lopes
Brazilian Evangelical Pastors Association of USA

Rodney Lord
Pastor, Freedom Gate Church

Bishop Jim Lowe
The Guiding Light Church

Sarah Lowe
South Central National Area Leader, National Day of Prayer Task Force

Henry Lozano
Director, USA Freedom Corps

Empeatriz Lugo
Pastor, El Shadaii

Esther Lum
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Cissie Graham Lynch
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Samaritan’s Purse

Apostle Guillermo Maldonado
El Rey Jesus

Brixeida Marquez
Pastor, Free Forever Church Hamden, Connecticut

Fran Martin
Board of Directors, Healing Tree International

David G Marx, MD
Medical Director, Healing Tree International

Gregg Matte
Senior Pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church

Greg Mauro
Vice President, Cerullo World Evangelism

Stephen McDowell
President, Providence Foundation

Irvinson Medina
Bishop, Iglesia d Dios Nuevo Renacer

Rigo Mendez
Founder and President, USpeak

Sandra Merritt
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Eric Metaxas
Author of Bonhoeffer, If You Can Keep It 
Host of the Eric Metaxas Show

Ivy Miller
Director, In His Wakes

Lloyd Miller
Senior Leader, Eagle Valley Ministries

Natasha Miller
Natasha Ministries, Live As One Light

Nate Miller
Director, In His Wakes

Tim Miller
President, Reformation House of Prayer

Anibal Miwszuk
Pastor, Miwszuk Ministries

Rev. Johnnie Moore
President, The Congress of Christian Leaders

Robert Morris
Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

Linda Morrison
The Prayer and Crisis Referral Network

Tom Mullins
Overseer, Christ Fellowship Church

Jerry Nance
President, Global Teen Challenge

Penny Young Nance
President and CEO, Concerned Women for America

Rev. Dean Nelson
Chairman, Frederick Douglass Foundation

Ernesto & Teresa Neria
Pastors, Tabernaculo de Vida

James Nesbit
President, Prepare the Way Ministries International

Christina Nichols
Emerald Armory House of Prayer

Virginia Norton

William Norton

Rev. Eve Nunez
Founder and President, National Latina Commission

Malachi O’Brien
Former Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention

Michael O’Fallon
Founder and President, Sovereign Nations

Nicholas T. O’Neal
Gray’s Temple C.M.E.

Rev. Jim Oliver
Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Tenney and Pam Olsen
Florida Prayer Network

Ray Orsak
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Lisa Osteen
Associate Pastor, Lakewood Church

Natasha Owens
Christian Music Artist

Rob Pacienza
Senior Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian

Allan E. Parker, Jr.
The Justice Foundation

Rod Parsley
Senior Pastor, World Harvest Church

Fr. Frank Pavone,
National Director, Priests for Life

Ioan Peia
Pastor, The 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call, Liberty Prayer Network

Benny Perez
Lead Pastor, Church LV, Henderson, Nevada

Tony Perkins
President, Family Research Council

Ramiro Pena
Pastor, Christ the King Church

Paul Pickern
Pastor, All Pro Pastors

Charles D. Pierce
President, Global Spheres, Inc., Glory of Zion International Ministries

Chonda Pierce
Christian Artist
Branches Counseling Center

Branden S Polk, MSW
CEO and Founder, Arrowhead Advising

Anthony Ponceti
Founder, All Pro Pastors

Jon Ponder
CEO, Hope for Prisoners

Dr. Jerry Prevo
Pastor Emeritus, Anchorage Baptist Temple

Shannon Prothro
Founder and Owner, Red Bird Ridge

Pastor Rick Pughe
Chairman, This Hope Foundation

Jimmy Queen
CEO, American Association of Christian Counselors

Ann Quest
Unity Quest

Ralph Reed
Faith & Freedom

Agustin Reyes
COO, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Rick and Patti Ridings
Succat Hallel

Abraham and Marilyn Rivera
Asociacion de Ministros Hispanos del Sur de la Florida

Darwin Rivera
Senior Pastor, CCNJ Centro Cristiano Nacion de Jesús

Rev. Ernesto (Ernie) J. Rivera
Founder and Executive Director, Las Americas Evangelistic Association

David Rives
President, David Rives Ministries

Jenna Ellis Rives
Attorney, Trump 2020 Advisory Board

Richard Roberts
Chairman & CEO, Oral Roberts Ministries

Phil & Al Robertson
Unashamed Podcast on BlazeTV

Michelle Borquez Robinson
BOSS Media Group
President, Author, Media Personality

James Robison
Founder and President, LIFE Outreach International
Founder, Stream.org

Rev. Carmelo Rodriguez
Pastor, New Britain Latino Coalition

Rev. David Rodriguez
Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church Branford, Connecticut

Rolando & Angie Rodriguez
Pastors, Erez Church

Pastor Sam Rodriguez
Lead Pastor, New Season
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Troy Rolling
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation

Jose E. Rosa
Iglesia Cristiana Casa del Perdon, Inc.

Jason Roy
Christian Artist, Building 429

Rev. Girien Salazar
Executive Director, Faith and Education Coalition

Debbie Sams
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Yvette Santana
Chief Ministry Officer, NHCLC Women’s Initiative

Judd Saul
President, Cedar Valley Patriots For Christ

Rick Scarborough
Executive Director, Well Versed World

Tom Schlueter
Texas Apostolic Prayer

Darrell Scott
Pastor, New Spirit Revival Center

Kyle Searcy
Lead Pastor, Fresh Anointing House of Worship

Doug Shackelford
City of Destiny

Kelly Shackelford
President & CEO, First Liberty Institute

Joyce Shaver
Trinity East Coordinators of TXAPN

Dutch Sheets
Dutch Sheets Ministries

Dr. Frank Shelton, Jr.
State Coordinator, Capitol Ministries

April Osteen Simons
International Speaker

Patrick Six
Pastor, Scotsdale Baptist Church

Chuck Smith
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation of Virginia

Michael W. Smith
Christian Music Artist

Thomas Smith
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, Missouri

Ronnie & Krystal Stewart
Lead Pastors, L3 Church of Maryland

Wayne and Pam Stolz
Stolzen Engineering

Perry Stone
Voice of Evangelism, Omega Center International, International School of Word

Diane Strack
She Loves Out Loud Prayer Movement

Jay Strack
President, Student Leadership University

Steve Strang
Founder and CEO, Charisma Magazine

Rev. Brian Summers
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Evelin and Roxys Suriano
Pastors, Ministerios Ebenezer

Grace Swift
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Michael Tait
Christian Music Artist

Norm Taylor
Story Life Church

Laura Terrell
Trinity East Coordinators of TXAPN

Mayor Tri Ta
City of Westminster

Jessica Ann Tyson
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation

Wanda Ulrey
Pastor, Texas Apostolic Prayer Network

Pasqual Urrabazzo
Senior Pastor, International Church of Las Vegas

Peter Vasquez
President, Frederick Douglass Foundation, New York

Carol Vatuone

Keat & Judy Wade
Director, Well Versed Prayer

Lance Wallnau
Founder, As One America

Dr. Kim Warfield-Walker
National Chaplain, Frederick Douglass Foundation

JJ Weeks
Christian Music Artist

Mark Weimer
Christian Business Leader, Pray America

Paula White-Cain
Senior Pastor, City of Destiny
President, Paula White Ministries

Al Whittinghill
Ambassadors for Christ International

Amy Wienands
Amy Wienands Real Estate

Tim Wildmon
American Family Association

Rich Wilkerson
Pastor, Trinity Church

Dr. Don Wilton
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Spartanburg

Marvin Winans, Jr.
Worship Leader, Oasis Church, Los Angeles

C.A. Winkler
24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Thomas J. Winters
Winters & King Associates

Dan Withum
President, Withum & Co. Media Ministries

Sheila Withum
Withum & Co. Media Ministries

George Wood
Chairman, Assemblies of God Fellowship

Frank Wright
CEO, D. James Kennedy Ministries

Jason Yates
CEO, MyFaithVotes

Sealy Yates
Yates & Yates

Sharon Bolan Yerby
Evangelist, Sharon Bolan Yerby Ministries

Dianne Young
Emerald Armory House of Prayer

Alan & Julie Youngblood
Pastors, Faith Outreach Church

Dr. Paul F.M. Zahl
Dean Emeritus, Trinity School for Ministry

Jorge Zapata
Associate Pastor, New Wine Church

4-year-old girl begs to sing her favorite Christmas classic – just watch when she opens her mouth

Who else has that Christmas feeling?

Claire Ryann may be just four-years-old, but there’s no doubting she’s a rather special talent. The little one can sing with an assuredness that makes it seem like she’s been on stage for a decade – she’s got a natural eat for harmony and loves to perform!

With Claire’s rendition of Christmas classic “Still Night” – a personal favorite of hers – it’s not difficult to see why the internet is becoming enamoured.

Sure, it’s a tune we all know and love already, but lend Claire your ears for a few seconds and you’ll be swept away in the spirit of Christmas …

Watch the video below for four-year-old Claire’s full performance:

Feel free to share this article on Facebook, not only to spread some Christmas cheer, but also to show off Claire’s impressive talents!

 

This Woman Wrote Her Own Obituary To Inspire Others – It’s A Must Read

Death is a common fear. How will we die? What will it feel like? Where will we go? Like trying to understand our existence or our place in the universe, death can hurt to think about. There are so many questions that cannot be answered, frustrating many to the point of refusing to think about it at all.

While most of us can try to turn it off, people who are terminally ill don’t have that luxury. We all know we are going to die, but for many, the idea that we are too young, too healthy, too happy, or too strong to die just yet, or for a very long time, gives us comfort. But people who know their days are numbered typically have a shift in perspective; a new viewpoint on death.

Sonia Todd, a 38-year-old woman diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer, was one of those people. She knew death was coming sooner than later, and this led her to look at life a little differently. In a way, she embraced her death as a chance for leaving behind an image of herself on her own terms. Writing her own obituary, Todd wanted to do things her way, but not just for her — for anyone who cared to read her last words as well.

Her touching obituary encouraged people to do simple selfless acts in honour of her memory, and left behind such an impression that it has been shared on the ‘Love What Matters’ Facebook page, receiving 21,000 reactions and thousands of positive comments.

“My name is Sonia Todd, and I died of cancer at the age of 38. I decided to write my own obituary because they are usually written in a couple of different ways that I just don’t care for. Either, family or friends gather together, and list every minor accomplishment from cradle to grave in a timeline format, or they try and create one poetic last stanza about someone’s life that is so glowing one would think the deceased had been the living embodiment of a deity.”

“The truth, or my version of it, is this: I just tried to do the best I could. Sometimes I succeeded, most of the time I failed, but I tried. For all of my crazy comments, jokes and complaints, I really did love people. The only thing that separates me from anyone else is the type of sin each of us participated in. I didn’t always do the right thing or say the right thing and when you come to the end of your life those are the things you really regret, the small simple things that hurt other people.”

“Some folks told me that writing my own obituary was morbid, but I think it is great because I get a chance to say thank you to all the people who helped me along the way. Those who loved me, assisted me, cared for me, laughed with me and taught me things so that I could have a wonderful, happy life. I was blessed beyond measure by knowing all of you. That is what made my life worthwhile.

If you think of me, and would like to do something in honor of my memory do this:

– Volunteer at a school, church or library.

– Write a letter to someone and tell them how they have had a positive effect on your life.

– If you smoke – quit.

– If you drink and drive – stop.

– Turn off the electronics and take a kid out for ice cream and talk to them about their hopes and dreams.

– Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it.

– Stop at all lemonade-stands run by kids and brag about their product.

– Make someone smile today if it is in your power to do so.”

People’s responses to Todd’s obituary prove just how inspiring it was. One person wrote on Facebook:  “Thank you Sonia for sharing your story with us, and for reminding us that we all matter… that we all can make a difference in someone’s life.”

Another said: “You left your mark on this earth with your inspiring words. Other obituaries talk of the past, these words have the promise of a future for those who it will inspire.”

And another used Todd’s words to finally follow through with a much-needed task: “Rest in Peace Sonia, you were a lovely lady. I didn’t know you, but I’d like to honour your memory. I know just who I need to write a letter to. Thank you.”

Todd had been outspoken regarding her disdain for traditional obituaries prior to her death, and her realistic approach to saying goodbye on her terms is a beautiful reminder of the impact being true to oneself can have on the world.

Three Dot Tattoos Are Popping Everywhere And Cops Warn Others To Stay Away

A lot of people have tattoos. Some are cats, dogs, religious figures, or animals. But not all tattoos are innocent images or body art they may be gang signs.

Police are warning people to be aware of one particularly bad gang and what their tattoo looks like – three dots.

Anyone with a tattoo that is just three dots near their eye is a gang member, and you should get away quickly.

The three dots mean “Mi Vida Loca” gang lifestyle.

For example, a person with a teardrop tattoo means that they have killed another person and a person with a spider web tattoo on their elbow means they spent a lot of time in prison and probably have ties to a gang.

A woman with a crown tattoo was a victim of se;x trafficking.

Watch the video below to learn more about tattoos and what they mean.

Please share this post with everyone you know.

 

86-Year-Old Woman Sends This Angry Letter To The Bank After They Bounced Her Check

Elderly people may seem frail, but messing with them is never a good idea. Though their bodies have aged, their minds are still sharp as a whip, and their lengthy life experience gives them an upper hand in many situations.

The following letter was sent to a bank manager by an 86 year-old woman after her check bounced, and he thought it was so funny that he sent it to the New York Times to publish. The letter is sure to bring a smile to your face and serve as a reminder that messing with older people is a very bad move indeed!

Here’s the full letter:
“Dear Sir: I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, 3 nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it..

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only 8 years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, — when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.
My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press buttons as follows: IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH
#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call. Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement. May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year? Your Humble Client And remember: Don’t make old people mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.”

LOL! What a priceless comeback!

 

Father of 4 having trouble with cashier at Walmart, glances up and sees officer running towards him

When it comes to those whose life’s work is fighting crime, there are few more dedicated than Officer Mike Kelly.

Not only does Mike serve in the police force, but he also works a side job as a security officer in Walmart. Responsible for preventing thefts, refusing entry to people who might cause trouble and recovering goods already stolen, Mike very much has his hands full.

So it was one day, with people coming in and out of the store, the parking lot full of busy vehicles, that he would have been forgiven for missing something that was occurring within the store. Fortunately, Officer Mike Kelly didn’t miss it, and he says God is to thank


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Amongst the hubbub and throng of activity, Officer Kelly’s eyes honed in on a situation he simply couldn’t ignore. He saw a young father with his four children, struggling to pay their grocery bill at the checkout. He didn’t know if it was a financial or technological issue, but he soon realized he had to step in.

As Officer Kelly explained to WRCB-TV, he felt God’s hand on his shoulders:

“I just felt God telling me, saying, ‘Just go help him.’ [I’m] getting extra money to be there and I’m just like, are these people going to go hungry when I’m just sitting here making a little extra money for myself?

… I’m looking down at the little girl, and the little girls looking up to her dad, and I look in the [shopping cart.] It’s just Ramen noodles. I don’t know if it’s a financial thing, or if the card just didn’t work.”


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It was Jermaine Bowe, another shopper who happened to be at the same checkout, who witnessed what Officer Kelly did next. The generous cop paid almost $80 to cover the family’s food bill. Jermaine shared his version of events on Facebook in a bid to identify the officer. It transpired Kelly had simply returned to work as normal after his charitable act.

“Just witnessed another extraordinary act by our men and women in uniform. A police officer paid for the groceries of a customer here at Walmart. The best part, the customer told the police officer ‘God bless you,’ and the police officer responded, ‘I am already blessed.’ I love it.”

Once tracked down, Officer Kelly refused to accept his status as a hero. He merely wants others to follow his lead and help others in their hour of need.

He told WRCB-TV“Look for somebody to help there’s someone around all the time to help maybe just food but maybe something else maybe just go up and talk to them.”

We think everyone should aim to be a little more like Officer Kelly.

If you agree this officer deserves all the praise in the world, share this article to pay tribute to him!

A Note To My Daughter – Please Remember A “Nice Guy” Isn’t Necessarily A Good Man

As I’ve watched you grow into a wonderful young lady, and as I watch you enter the dating scene, I know you are feeling so many emotions of your own. You are searching high and low for signs that he likes you as much as you adore him. You are going to meet many people, and some may appear to be perfect to you, however, you need to learn the difference between a nice guy and a good man.

 When I was in college, I was in a relationship with a very nice young man. He was always gentle with me; he was charming, ever so sweet and treated me like a princess. We shared time together going on lovely dates, and he told me often I was all that he has ever wanted.

I learned through my other college friends that he wasn’t always so honest; he had the reputation of cheating on others. Whenever we had a simple disagreement, he would go flirt with other women, but the next day, he’d act all sweet and innocent, as if he had done nothing wrong. This was a vicious cycle that I dealt with during my college years.

He was a nice guy to all that he met, but he was not a good man. Many women will fall into this trap of falling for nice men because there are charming and adorable and they are fun to spend time with. They seem to know all the right words, and literally anyone will fall for them.

I hope that you take your time in meeting people. People aren’t about what you see on the outside, it is about their character. It truly takes a long time to get to know someone, so please slow down before you offer someone your heart.

Nice guys will make you laugh easily, but a good man won’t do anything to make you cry. There is a huge difference, be sure to notice this!

A nice guy will always so easily give you compliments; however a good man will celebrate your physical beauty as well as the beauty of your heart and soul.

A nice guy will shower you with gifts; a good man will support your dreams and goals and help you reach them.

A nice guy will easily tell you “I love you”; where as a good man will prove that he loves you through actions, not only words.

A nice guy will always make you feel desired; but a good man will show you his value towards you and prove to you and assure you that you are wanted for life.

This is the difference between a nice guy and a good man. Never forget this, it is a valuable lesson that should stay in your heart as you journey though your adult years.

I love you,

Mom

 

 

Husband plants 1,000 trees to honor dead wife: But 17 years later, aerial photo reveals his true motive

Janet and Winston Howes shared a love that most people can only dream of.

It was love at first sight for the pair, and each day that passed, their love grew stronger.

The couple got married in 1962 and moved into a charming farmhouse in the countryside of England.

Just a short time after the couple moved into their Wickwar, Gloucestershire dream home, Janet gave birth to a son.

The farm and the land flourished, as well as their relationship, and their son was as healthy as an ox. Life was perfect!

But in one moment, everything collapsed…

After over 30 years of marriage, Janet suddenly left this world.

Winston’s soulmate, Janet, suffered from heart failure and passed away when she was only 50 years old. Winston was devastated and the couple’s son had no idea how to continue living without his mother.

Father and son tried to heal their wounds as much as possible, but whatever they did, Janet’s departure was too much to bear.

Obsessed with an idea

Some months after losing Janet, Winston got an idea. Even though he could never get back his beautiful wife, couldn’t he honor her with a beautiful gesture?

Winston started working on a meadow by the house — a meadow that Janet loved a lot. The idea was to create a place where he and his son could visit on difficult days.

Winston’s incredible tribute to Janet was kept secret for years — until a hot air balloonist flew over it.

Pilot Andy Collett was on his way home on a beautiful afternoon when he discovered Winston’s tribute. He looked down and couldn’t believe what he saw!

For years, Winston had planted thousands of trees to create a large heart-shaped forest surrounding the meadow his wife loved to visit.

Andy tells Daily Mail about how he felt when he flew over the heart.

“I have my own balloon and am quite a regular flyer — but this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky. It was a perfect heart hidden away from view — you would not know it was there. You can just imagine the love story,” Andy says.

Although Andy had never met Winston and had no idea why the heart was there, he assumed that there was a love story behind it.

An emotional Winston explains why he decided to plant the trees and about the little details that caused this heart-shaped forest to move thousands of people.

“I thought it was a great idea — it was a flash of inspiration — and I planted several thousand oak trees. Once it was completed we put a seat in the field, overlooking the hill near where she used to live,” Winston says.

He planted large oaks around the edge of the heart and then built a hedge around it, too. The heart points to the village of Wotton Hill, where Janet was from.

Every year, Winston also plants daffodils in the center of the heart, which bloom in the spring. So nice!

“I sometimes go down there, just to sit and think about things. It is a lovely and lasting tribute to her which will be here for years,” Winston says.

Winston’s tribute to his wife is the perfect place for him and his son to remember her.

Nothing can bring Janet back, but we know she would have loved this meadow!

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Girl’s dad d!ed in 2007 – 9 years later, everyone is shocked to see who’s kneeling by his grave

Kristina dropped her boyfriend, Matthew, off at the train station.

The couple, who’ve been together for five years, wouldn’t see each other for a few days.

Matthew told Kristina that he was going to a friend’s birthday across the country. But a few months later, he admitted what he was really up to…

Matthew and Kristina live in California and have been together since 2011.

In early 2016, Matthew felt that it was time to ask Kristina for her hand in marriage.

And his special proposal would make even the most icy of hearts melt.

In order to set the stage, Matthew tricked Kristina and told her that he was going to New York for a few days to meet some friends.

But in reality, Matthew traveled around the country with a video camera and secretly met with members of Kristina’s family.

Among others, Matthew visited Kristina’s mother, Angelina. And of course, she was stunned and overjoyed to learn her future son-in-law son’s surprise.

Kristina’s grandmother, who lives in Las Vegas, also received a visit from Matthew.

In a recorded message, Kristina’s grandma said that she wanted Kristina to wear a diamond ring that had been in the family for more than 80 years.

But one meeting stood out from all of the others.

Matthew made the journey to Kristina’s father’s grave in Highland Mills, New York. Kristina’s dad passed away in 2007, and she often remarks how similar he and Matthew are, and how much she loves both of them.

So Matthew went to ask Kristina’s dad permission for his daughter’s hand in marriage. While kneeling in front of the gravestone, Matthew promised not to disappoint him.

A few months after later, Matthew brought his unsuspecting girlfriend to a vineyard to celebrate the birthday of one of the couple’s friends.

The vineyard happened to be the same one where Matthew and Kristina had fallen in love five years ago.

But before the festivities could begin, Matthew asked Kristina to watch a video he made…

Watch it below and make sure you have some tissues ready!

 

This is one of the most romantic things I’ve seen in a long time, and I had a really hard time holding back the tears.

I hope that as many people as possible see this video, so please don’t hesitate to share it with your friends on Facebook.

A big round of applause for Matthew, who made as fine a proposal as anyone could ask for!

 

Haunting outcome two months after pope kissed baby on the head

We all have certain moments in our life that continue to burn out memory, they are those small memories that no matter how much time passes, we never really forget them completely.

Remembering even the most insignificant and smallest of events that occurred years and years ago is rather normal for some. We may over more time, forget them, but that is not what happened to the Masciantonio family who still preserve their memory from when their daughter Gianna met the Pope in Philadelphia.

The family’s friend- Donny Asper- who worked with the FBI was working with the Pope’s security when he visited Philadelphia. He contacted the family to tell them to come to town if they wanted a chance to meet him. The Masciantonio family were more than excited and immediately headed there.

The family were devout Catholics and at the time, little Gianna was diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder in addition to a tumour.

They hoped by going to see the Pope, they may receive his blessings or a prayer to bring healing to their young daughter. Despite the family’s worries of taking Gianna to the busy town centre where the Pope was, they decided to head in the hope that she would get a private prayer that would ease their worries.

As they arrived amongst the masses that were there to see the Pope, `Gianna’s dad picked her up in order to attract the attention of the Pope’s security guards. To their luck, one of them spotted Gianna and picked her up and took her to see the Pope.

Amongst the thousands of people who attended, Gianna was lucky to receive a blessing and kiss by the Pope

After that day, things went back to normal and as usual the family took Gianna to her regular check with the doctor.

This was approximately 6 weeks fter she had met the Pope. To the shock of Joey and Kristen – Gianna’s parents – the scan conducted by the doctor indicated that Gianna’s tumour had significantly shrunk and that she was steadily recovering.

Was it the blessings and kiss of the Pope that paeticiapted in creating this miracle. According to the family, “the kiss was God’s work, that’s for sure.”