Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - January 19, 2009

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." (Prov. 29:2)


Today's Daily Brief

1. Upset Could Trigger Dash on Healthcare - The Hill

Congressional Democrats are considering passing healthcare reform before the winner of the Massachusetts special election is seated in the upper chamber, Democratic sources say.

Under another scenario, House lawmakers would pass the bill with a promise that it could be changed at a later date with a reconciliation bill that requires only a simple majority in the Senate.

• Lord, we know that you hate lies and deception. We pray you will block this healthcare bill by division among all the members and confusion in their camp.

"He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success" (Job 5:12)

2. Battle for Mass. Seat Goes Down to the Wire - Fox News

Nearly one year to the day after President Barack Obama was sworn into office as an agent of change, Senate candidates in the special election to succeed the late Edward M. Kennedy battled to the wire Monday in an election that threatened Obama's agenda and reflected voters' frustration.

• Thank you, Lord for answering our prayers. We pray this will turn the tide to take back our nation from those who have been forcefully working to change our nation and its values. Let Brown, the crucial vote, win the election.

And the Lord our God delivered him over to us; so we defeated him, his sons, and all his people. (Deuteronomy 2:33)

3. Pro-Life Advocates Demonstrate at Planned Parenthood's Newest, Biggest Facility - Fox News

Planned Parenthood is constructing its newest clinic in Houston, a 78,000 square foot building that will be the organization's largest and what pro-life advocates call an abortion Super Center.

Planned Parenthood has operated in Houston for 75 years. It says one out of three women in the United States will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. Some of those women, like Shawna Kimbrough, say they regret their decision. "I chose abortion at the age of 16. Today my son would be 19 years old, and so I came out here to be a voice," she said.

• Heavenly Father, we pray this abortion Super center will never open. We pray that You intervene supernaturally to remove those who planned this wicked scheme to kill children.

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. (Genesis 50:20)

4. Wall St. Weighs a Challenge to a Proposed Tax - NY Times

Wall Street's main lobbying arm has hired a top Supreme Court litigator to study a possible legal battle against a bank tax proposed by the Obama administration, on the theory that it would be unconstitutional, according to three industry officials briefed on the matter.

• Lord, we pray more business people and lawyers will rise up against the unconstitutional actions taken by the officials in the government. Let there be strong opposition.

And the Lord said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. (Exodus 3:7)

5. Obama's TSA Nominee Characterized Groups That Were Domestic Security Threats as 'Anti-Abortion' and Having 'Christian Identity' - CNS News

Erroll Southers, who President Barack Obama has nominated to head the Transportation Security Administration, described groups that were a domestic security threat as being "anti-abortion" and "Christian-identity", Southers nomination has been held up in the U.S. Senate over two issues.

• Lord, we pray the nation will rise strongly against those who have come against your laws and your people. We pray for a stronger, Christian, prolife nation who is fervently for you!

Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah (Psalms 140:8)

6. Lawmakers Ready to Spar Over Abortion - NewsMax

The Senate's plan would require women with insurance plans that cover abortion to pay entirely for their abortion coverage, keeping any federal tax subsidies separate. The insurance exchanges would have to have at least one plan that doesn't cover abortions. States would be allowed to pass a law prohibiting any plan in the exchange from providing abortion coverage.

There are exceptions in both bills for cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.

• Lord, we pray this division over abortion will be the one that permanently stops this healthcare plan from going forward. Let the nation come to understand that children of a rape as well as incest are just as valued by you, Lord, and should not be destroyed!

They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. (Psalm 106:38 NIV)

7. Obama to Seek $1.35 Billion More for Education - Fox News

With grant programs, Obama is trying to make federal education spending more of a competitive endeavor to encourage states and school districts to do better.

The "Race to the Top" fund and the opportunity to compete for the billions of dollars it holds was designed to encourage states to rework their education systems - and bring them more in line with Obama's vision. Education is largely a state and local responsibility.

• Lord, we pray the plans of liberal historical revisionists will be stopped. We pray for such books to be taken out of schools and that all children will learn Your true history of our nation and the world.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Timothy 4:3, 4)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"Behold, He that keeps/guards Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." (Psalms 121:4)

1. Israeli intel: Hamas has amassed 5,000 rockets since 2009 war - World Tribune

Israel's intelligence community has determined that Hamas was developing a capability to fire rocket salvos.

2. UN warns 250,000 Palestinians 'vulnerable' to settler violence - Ha'aretz

A report released by the United Nations last year says settlers angered over the destruction of outposts could exact revenge on 250,000 Palestinians in the West Bank.

3. Jordanian sources say Iran ordered attack on Israeli convoy - Jerusalem Post

Last week's failed attempt on the lives of Israeli diplomats in Jordan was apparently carried out on instructions from Teheran, sources close to Jordan's General Intelligence Department (GID) revealed on Monday.

4. '7 Iron Dome batteries in next 2 years' - Jerusalem Post

The Defense Ministry is working on allocating the funding to manufacture seven Iron Dome missile defense batteries over the next two years, defense officials said Monday.


CHILD HOPE: The Story of an Orphanage

We're not sure when we will get the next update, the fuel supply is running low... Here is the latest update from Bill Manassero

Where do I begin . . . there is so very much going on I cannot effectively capture it here. But I will try as best I can by briefly highlighting a few things:


First we cannot thank you all for your support, prayers, donations, volunteering and so much more. It is so encouraging while we face such a discouraging daily scene, to know that you are all there - like one body - to help us in whatever way you can. Many have selflessly volunteered to come. Over one hundred. Thank you. We are in the process of filtering through your emails and compiling teams based on priorities. We will contact you. Please be patient.

MDL TRIAGE [Ed. note: we do not know what MDL stands for . . .]

This has been an absolute blessing and so has been our med team that has faithfully manned the unit since hour one. Hundreds came through. Many lives were saved. All left alive. Amputations occurred. Bones were set. Wounds stitched. God sent doctors, nurses and others to keep this going non-stop 24/7 since Tuesday. Today, we sent most of our long-term recovered patients home. Six remain. A new med facility run by Convoy of Hope is opening at Quesqueya Chapel and some will go there. The problem is they won't take people overnight. That is a problem with us in that we have some that need IVs for 6-7 days. We may move those patients to our new building. Either way, we will tone down med operations significantly tomorrow.


Today was one of the first days I actually ventured beyond our compound area. We went to the airport in search of food and meds assistance. I cannot explain the impact of the sights and sounds we experienced. I was not ready for it. Homes and businesses leveled to the ground. Thousands of people walking on the streets and very few tap taps (taxis). The devastation was overwhelming. The drive impacted me hardest as we drove down Delmas 33, past the juvenile prison. This "children's prison" was a place where our kids ministered to the children in prison. It was gone. Absolutely gone. Only rubble. We knew kids there. But the sight of the rubble was dwarfed by the intense and familiar smell of death in the air. I felt sick to my stomach. I don't know who died or how many - just that many bodies must have been or were still there.


We are out of diesel and don't know when and if we will have more. Without diesel - no generators. Without generators - no Internet. Dang, I wish we got those solar panels up. Maybe someone out there knows solar panel installation and can come help us it them up. Communications and updates may likely go black for a while.


UN structural engineers came and inspected all our buildings and gave thumbs to the kids returning to live in the homes. The problem is the kids are very fearful - especially with each aftershock, and there are many (over 200 at last count). We may be camping out a little while longer. Keep praying for peace in their little hearts.

We understand that all the children in this orphanage survived the quake. Here is information form their website, if you'd like to help out:

Contributions: eDivvy.com has offered to match 5% of whatever we raise for earthquake relief. If you would like to contribute to earthquake relief please go to http://edivvy.com/childhope. Your contributions are tax deductible. We have made a special thank you video for all the generosity! http://bit.ly/6EI0y9

The Good News Corner

7 year old sings National Anthem

This young man sings the National Anthem prior to a college basketball game. Notice two of the players in tears. HE IS ONLY 7 YEARS OLD!

Notes from our readers:

You've got to see this. This is so amazing and will make you so proud.

This kid is great...

Friends, All is not lost when we have kids like this!

Listen to this young boy singing our National Anthem by going here.