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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 15, 2002
He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived. - Chinese proverb
Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au
Subjects: Blame, Criticism
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
You may not feel like you're winning "the big ones", but keep on being faithful in the things that you are doing, even though they seem "out of sight, out of mind". YOU matter! YOU make a difference in the lives of people around you in ways you cannot begin to imagine. Be steady, persevere, and dedicate yourself to be the best you can be!
For an extraordinary pitcher Don Sutton performed few extraordinary feats. Though a veteran of 21 seasons, in only one did he win more than 20 games.
He never pitched a no-hitter and only once did he lead the league in any category (2.21 ERA, 1980). Yet on June 21, 1986, Don Sutton rubbed pitching elbows with the true legends of baseball by becoming the 13th pitcher to win 300 Games.
His analysis of his success is worth noting. "A grinder and a mechanic" is what he calls himself. "I never considered myself flamboyant or exceptional. But all my life I've found a way to get the job done." And get it done he did. Through two decades, six presidential terms, and four trades, he consistently did what pitchers are supposed to do: win games. With tunnel vision devotion, he spent 21 seasons redefining greatness. He has been called the "family sedan" of baseball's men on the mound.
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
Subjects: Success, Baseball, Perseverance
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
HEADLINES - Times when an editor was definitely needed:
Part 2 of 3 [Apr 5, 15, 25]
Squad helps dog bite victim
Dealers will hear car talk at noon
Enraged cow injures farmer with ax
Lawmen from Mexico barbecue guests
Miners refuse to work after death
Two Soviet ships collide--one dies
Two sisters reunite after eighteen years at checkout counter
Source: HUMOR Digest
Subjects: News, Headlines, Misprints, Parody
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Death and taxes will always be with us... at least death never gets any worse.
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
Subjects: Death, Taxes
Here are the latest facts on INDIA.
Total - 1,013,661,777
Capital Delhi - 11.3 million
31 cities over one million
nearly 400 cities over 100,000
largest city - Mumbai (Bombay) 17.55 million.
Indians in other lands number 22 m. Mainly Americas.
1991 survey identified 4,635 distinct people groups.
Forward castes: 15.4%. Brahmins
(The pre-eminent priestly caste) 33.7 m.
Backward castes 56.6%
Scheduled castes or Dalit: 18.1% generally reprieved,
often landless, subjugated and exploited. In the
past known as outcastes, untouchables or Harijan.
Tribal or Adivasi: 9.5%.
Literacy: 62% (44% in 1981)
National language: Hindi: 66% speak it.
Scheduled languages: 18.
All languages: 1652(1971 census)
Income per person: $370 (1.2% of USA)
26% of the urban population live in slums,
many being newcomers to the cities.
There are 41 million Indians without a home.
Hindu: 79.83 (Annual growth +1.6%)
[Hinduism is the third largest religious system]
Muslim: 12.50 (+2.1%)
Christian: 2.40 (-)
Sikh 1.92 (+1.7%)
North India is considered barren or resistant to the gospel.
80% of the gospel work is done among 20% of the people.
Persecution INDEX 29th in the world
100 million school dropouts,
50% living below the poverty line,
24% severely malnourished.
400 million under 18,
70 m+ are child laborers,
10 m are street children without families.
widespread child abuse,
there is a deficit of 40 m girls because of female feticide
over 20,000 ultrasound clinics thrive on this illegal practice.
575,000 child prostitutes
massive trade in Bangladeshi and Nepali girls sold into prostitution.
1.5 m leprosy sufferers, 63% of the worlds total.
10 m blind represent over a quarter of the world's total.
Few have learned the Braille script,
nor are there many materials in Braille in Indian languages.
By 2020 there could be 20 m carrying HIV
Source: OPERATION WORLD, 21st century edition.
Prayer challenge: Pray that these desperate needs may be addressed through loving Christian ministries.
Prepared by P G Vargis,
Founder President - Indian Evangelical Team.
126 Andheri Modh
New Delhi 110 030
Our vision: 7777 Churches by 2010.
Ask for a challenging book on India mission:
CRY OF INDIA by Dr P G Vargis
which is sent to all FREE with a map of India.
Submitted by Dr P G Vargis