Help Wanted: this is me asking for help so read & reply if you can assist.
My family & I are Headed to Kenya next Saturday July 6th on my Personal Mission Trip. We have collected over 100 boxes of used clothings to go be a blessing with. Elementary school kids from Utah heard our pleas and helped make this happen.
We have a container coming to pick them up July 5th so all the help I need would be from Monday July 1st – wed July 3rd. I will work on the 4th but not expecting to take up your holiday time.
This past weekend was my 2nd Fathers Day. Last year I was happy to be a brand new Father yet my son #AugustTheGreat was only 1 month old. This year I would say felt like a full official 1st Fathers Day :).
My fraternity brother Andre started off the weekend early and invited us over his house on Saturday for BBQ and celebration with the kids. #AugustTheGreat enjoyed himself running back and forth through the house, screen door, everywhere.
The following day we decided to throw a Fathers Day BBQ at my house and invited my frat brothers and their wives and children.
I woke up early and set up my gazebo outside with my traditional African mud clothes and Kenyan flag. Set up the grill and when the fathers came through, the fun began. The boys were fighting all day.. Fun fighting for toys games. Continue reading
My Name is Stan Otieno Ogwel. I was Born in Kenya and Moved to the United States at 8 years old. I remember quite a lot about my early childhood in Kenya but as i’ve grown i’ve missed it as well. I lived the American Dream (From an African Standpoint) I got to Play Baseball, Football, Went to the Prom, Went to College, Joined a Fraternity and Promoted lot’s and lot’s of Parties..
What I’m wanting to do with my campaign is to make a short documentary on the life i’ve lived out here and the life that I missed out there. I will be interviewing Americans and Africans around my age group to compare and contrast about the different timelines of our lives since I left Kenya. While doing that, I have a social project that I want to incorporate duriing my trip as well. I want to be a Blessing to a few people who I haven’t even met yet. I need your help in order to make that happen.
I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Today was our son August The Greats 1st Birthday.
I never knew what i’d feel like when I got the chance to be a father. I remember always looking towards the future knowing that one day i’d get the opportunity to become the best father ever to my future children.
This past Friday I took my son August the Great to his 1st Community Service event. This weekend was his 1st Birthday Weekend and I wanted to start a tradition with him to where he’s able to give back for all the blessings he will have growing up.
I attend a feed the homeless program every 3rd Friday with my Fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha) at the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix Arizona. I’ve been involved with this community service event ever since I joined my fraternity in 2001. Continue reading
Everyday I’m able to see how Amazing God is in blessing us all. We are all blessed everyday that we breathe and some of us are blessed to find out what we were put on this earth for at an early age.
You know that you’re getting old when you get on with life and ask around about how certain family members and friends are doing and you just say okay and keep on going down the list happy that everyone is still alive and progressing. Well I had that conversation over 2 years ago about a few friends and family members and this post is about one of them. Continue reading
** This is a repost from: http://www.begracefull.com/let-the-journey-begin/ **
Please see this as a journey of discovery into who and what a spiritual path is for you. Please take some time and think about the questions in BOLD CAPS. Based on the scripture that is just below the question take a moment to write your answer on a piece of paper. If the results do not astonish you at first give it some time and let these ideas soak into your soul and let the journey begin!
LAW AND GRACE
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW?
Romans 3:19,20- “… that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.”
Romans 4:15- “….the law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, neither is there violation.
Romans 5:13,20- “….until, the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law. …And the law came in that transgression might increase…” Continue reading
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, (I Timothy 2:1-3 NKJV)
I’ve been feeling pretty tired and overwhelmed lately. I never thought 40 hours of Work, 18 college credit hours at night and spending time with the Mrs and 10month old son would be exhaustive.
I decided to pray about my tiredness and asked for strength to do all things through Christ that’s in Me. My revelation told me to WAKE up Even EARLIER.. (For Real Lord?) so my alarm has been set for 5:45am Mon – Fri.
But I was still getting tired, I even took a week off work. Then I was instructed to to what I was told.. Everyday.. Not just weekly.. Saturday & Sunday too.. So I started waking up at 6am on Saturdays and made it my duty to go to one of my mentors barber shop to get a cut weekly.
I called Anthony at Ageez Barber Shop and told him to keep a seat open for me because I need to make it my routine to wake up earlier to get everything done. It’s been a month of coming in early and sticking to my revelation to get less tired by just getting up earlier and finishing most of my work.
This morning while at Ageez Barber Shop at 6:30am, Anthony told me that the Mayor of Phoenix Greg Stanton would be at the shop to speak with us about changes happening in Phoenix.
The mayor came to the shop, spoke to us about the new light rail being planned for central avenue, getting the community involved in the planning of the city and asked me to get involved with the big brothers of phoenix to help mentor younger men within the community. I was able to get one of my shirts to the mayor and he gladly wore it and gave me some kind words to keep spreading the message of Love.
The moral of the story is this. When you wake up early everyday, opportunities will present themselves to you and all you have to do at that point is seize that opportunity. Thank you God Bless to Ageez Barbershop and the Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton.
I was outside for only 5 mins when I noticed the clouds moving super low and extra dark. Something told me to take a picture of it because I don’t usually see this in phoenix AZ. A loud thunderstorm hit and then it started hailing. I ran quickly to move my car into the garage but the storm got me lol.. Check the video below on how quick things can change.