Sunday, July 22, 2007

"Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation." - Nelson Mandela
Life is great for the average Australian. The latest technology, fashion and food, we have it all – more than any other generation. But just how great can life be when more than a billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day or when a child dies every three seconds from extreme poverty? Or when human trafficking keeps on growing???

We are launching some action steps towards creating a better world... the Amazing Grace movie launches DOWN UNDER on Thursday, April 26th - go see it... if you live in Melbourne we are planning a launch event... check out 2love for more details... http://www.2love.salvationarmy.org.au/main.asp


Also, some brave folks are going homeless during national homelessness awareness week (Aug. 6-12) through-out the Australian South Territory - The Salvation Army is tired of just talking policy... many solid folks are showing solidarity with the homeless by sharing their lives for a few days (with digital video cam to give them a voice), and offering some identification as we get creative about housing reform in this country... want to volunteer to highlite the plight of the homeless in your area? contact me.


There are many more initiatives to come... stay tuned - all suggestions are welcome!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

g'day . the whole being homeless for the homeless awareness week is awesome. I Would of loved to be a part of it. however I'll still be at 'battle school, :-(
any way it's exciting to have you in Aus.
lisa

Anonymous said...

Just what the homeless need. Middle class do gooders pretending to be homeless for a week. Where is the dignity in that?

Jacynta said...

Why are people so fast to cut something down? Danielle this is good stuff, we make ourselves available and God will use us, I know you know that but what was it that we learned....it takes 10 nice things spoken to replace one bad thing spoken, so heres the start of the 10, God is love, and love bears all things, believes all things, HOPEs all things and endures all things!!!

God will bless it! Remember Bonos acceptance speech? Yep yep, its all good! God's got this one!!!! Praise the Lord!!!

Cheerio!!!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your Blog!!!
It inspires me!!!
Teaches Me!
Corrects Me!!!
Reminds me of what we are called to do!
I want to grow up to be just like you Danielle!

With you in the fight for the ones that cannot fight for themselves!
jane

Simon Peter said...

God please bless anonymous.

He/she leaves comments effected by past dissapointments on all of our blogs - please lighten 'em up with your love and hope and I pray against their negativity!! Give them your eyes to see out of.

I ask in Jesus mighty Name!!

P.S. Please give them the gift of a sense of humour too while your at it!