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Informed Radios Interview with Air Force Special Ops Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, founder of SOF Missions

Informed Radios Interview with Air Force Special Ops Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, founder of SOF Missions

October 3, 2018

This had to be one of the most intrguing interviews, in a long time, if not ever! with Dr. Damon Friedman (Air Force Lt. Col.) 

Doctorate of Intercultural Studies, Master of International Relations 
President • Founder • Exec Producer • Special Ops Officer • Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran • Spirit of Hope Award Winner

All of you know I love our veterans, but may not know, that on average, 20 of them take their lives every single day and it is horriffic.

What are we going to do about it. Where can they turn to?

There is an answer and a hope..We need you to share this podcast for those that are hurting everyday and reliving so many components of their lives. You know someone in your family or sphere of influence that needs to hear this message, from this power team, that has dedicated their lives, to improve every aspect of veterans lives..Will you, just hit share? You never know this side of eternity the life you will impact and make a difference..

An Average of 20 Veterans Commit

Suicide Every Day, According to the VA

Air Force Lt. Col. Damon Friedman Works with Victims of PTSD

 

WHAT: 
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and suicide is especially prevalent among veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day. Research suggests that there is a strong link between guilt related to combat and suicide for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

WHO:

Air Force Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, president of SOF Missions and executive producer of "Surrender Only to One," an award-winning docudrama about the effects of PTSD on veterans of special operations. Friedman, who is on active duty in special ops, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and received three bronze stars, one with valor. When he finally came home, he suffered from PTSD-like symptoms, endangering his career and his marriage.

 

DETAILS:

SOF Missions – short for Shield of Faith Missions – strives to "support warriors who struggle with post-traumatic stress and provide them with the tools to overcome the negative impacts of combat." The organization is based in Tampa. For more information, visit https://www.sofmissions.com/

Will you share?

 

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries  3/1/2016

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries 3/1/2016

March 1, 2016
Another wonderful briefing with Arrow Child and Family Ministries with guest Andrea Requenes, the Regional Director for Arrow as we talk about special needs children and what that looks like in the foster care environment. Also, Please share this podcast with many, as we are trying to raise funds for a special helmet for a little guy, so named "K" this will help in so many ways..Thank You

Missions Radio Briefing of “Is There Not A Cause Briefing” with Debi Tingler of Arrow Ministries

Missions Radio Briefing of “Is There Not A Cause Briefing” with Debi Tingler of Arrow Ministries

February 23, 2016
Debi Tingler welcomes our Guest speaker for the program, Dr. Doug Stringer, speaker, pastor, author of "Who's Your Daddy Now" We continue discuss the ongoing crisis of foster and orphan care. Please visit Arrow at 
Visit Dr. Stringers site at 
Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries  2/16/2016

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries 2/16/2016

February 16, 2016
Guest Carolyn Bishop shares with us the importance of foster care and respite care for us as the family God and how we can be involved in a more proficient way. Please share with others and see if there are more that would benefit of knowing about the benefits and blessings of being that person who is helping to transform the lives of children around Texas and around our nation.

Missions Radio Interview with Shannon Forsythe of Run 2 Rescue

Missions Radio Interview with Shannon Forsythe of Run 2 Rescue

January 21, 2016

A Wonderful interview with Shannon Forsythe of the group contending and helping those who have been caught in sex-trafficking. Please take the time to listen and share with others..The more we share, the more will know, the more can change.  Thank You

Trafficking is modern day slavery.

Run 2 Rescue is a Christian
non-profit organization committed to
restoring victims of sex trafficking.

We reachrescue and restorevictims of sex trafficking, so if you have a missing friend or relative

Is There Not A Cause with Jason Carney of 2nd Milk

Is There Not A Cause with Jason Carney of 2nd Milk

January 20, 2016

A wonderful interview with Jason Carney of 2nd MIlk

Providing formula for a baby provides life, hope and a future…

God’s vision for our ministry is simple.  Giving life to the most vulnerable around the world through formula and proper nutrition provides hope and a future.

When a baby loses its mother it shouldn’t keep them from experiencing the fullness of life.  2nd Milk comes alongside these families from birth to 2 years old providing formula, porridge, fruits and vegetables.

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Shandra Carter of Arrow Children and Family Ministries  1/19/2016 on Sex Trafficking

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Shandra Carter of Arrow Children and Family Ministries 1/19/2016 on Sex Trafficking

January 19, 2016

Interview with Shandra Carter The Executive Director of Freedom Place, the home and program for girls that have been involved in sex trafficking and what we can do to help...Here is a story of one incident:

It was always the same message, and it was sent to more than 800 girls on social media, most often to those posting about fights with their parents or feeling isolated at school. “You’re pretty,” the message said. “You could make some money.” Many were intrigued, including a 17-year-old Fairfax County, Virginia girl, who responded and arranged a meeting. She soon found herself trapped in a car with members of a violent gang operating in the affluent suburbs. One of the men pulled her out of the car and raped her. When she resisted, he cut her with a knife. He then took her to an apartment building, where she was forced to have sex with more than a dozen men. When she was finally driven home early the next day, she was told if she said anything, they’d come back and kill her.
Update interview with Kimberly Smith of Make Way Partners

Update interview with Kimberly Smith of Make Way Partners

January 11, 2016
This is a powerful update interview with Make Way Partners as to the genocide that is happening in the South Sudan, every single day for the people of Nuba and many others.
WOULD YOU PLEASE HELP SHARE THIS AND MAKE MORE PEOPLE AWARE OF THIS HORRIFIC CRIME THAT IS HAPPENING LIKE NO OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD. This groups helps take care of over 1500 children each day and help to rescue those involved in human trafficking ..PLEASE SHARE AND GET INVOLVED...PLEASE
www.makewaypartners.org    
THANK YOU
Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries  1/5/2016

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries 1/5/2016

January 5, 2016
A briefing, as we talk with Scott Lundy, the CEO of Arrow Children and Family Ministries. Sharing his story of why it all began, his life and how him and his wife went through the processing of adopting..Some of the challenges and more about the great successes in their lives. Then also some of the exciting programs and efforts for 2016. 
 Please share with others.
Visit 
www.arrow.org
Weekly briefing of  “Is There Not A Cause” with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and family Ministries

Weekly briefing of “Is There Not A Cause” with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and family Ministries

December 22, 2015
Weekly discussion and briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries about Kinship with our guest Kari Dodson. Kinship Coordinator with Arrow. WE discuss the importance of trying to keep foster children with relatives and those they know to help secure a productive foundation.
Would you please SHARE and become a Social Media Advocate for the cause of the Orphan?
www.arrow.org 
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Missions Radio Interview with Bruce Kendrick of Embrace Texas

Missions Radio Interview with Bruce Kendrick of Embrace Texas

December 22, 2015

Embrace's work is two-fold: providing services to at-risk, foster and adopted children and families in our local community and equipping new and existing church orphan care ministries across the country.  Our local efforts provide us with the experience and expertise to speak to other churches regarding what works and is needed.  It is never our goal to force our vision or the details of our programs into the context of other churches; however, there are some comparable components and philosophies true for every arena.  Below you'll find a broad overview of what Embrace Texas does on the ground locally as well as our work in ministry development nationally.  We believe we must multiply ministry in strategic partnerships with other churches in order to fully answer the biblical mandates to "take up the cause of the fatherless" (Isaiah 1:17).

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries  12/8/15

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries 12/8/15

December 8, 2015

Take a little time to listen with us as we talk about the ongoing aspects of foster care/ Orphans and this world wide cause. We talk with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries about Kinship and the role of the family in foster care and the importance of what we do each and every day.

www.arrow.org 
Missions Radio Interview with Kimberly Smith of Make Way Partners

Missions Radio Interview with Kimberly Smith of Make Way Partners

November 25, 2015

Serving over 1500 children each and every day in Sudan orphanages..Providing medical, food, clothing, shelter and education along with discipleship programs and so much more. All of this in a war torn nation, living through daily bombing and radical militants who work with the government in regards to slave labor and sex trafficking. These are unadoptable Orphans, they cannot leave the areas, the nation..They are stuck..This ministry needs all of our help..You can sponsor a child..Please take a look and consider this powerful need at www.makewaypartners.org 

What a truly wonderful and powerful interview, that we all must hear with Kimberly Smith, the Founder and President of Make Way Partners
Missions Radio Interview with Pastor Kile Bateman of PhasedIn Project

Missions Radio Interview with Pastor Kile Bateman of PhasedIn Project

November 6, 2015
What is the Phased IN project?
Phased IN is a transitional living program for emancipated foster youth. The goal of Phased IN is to assist these young adults in learning basic life skills that will prepare them for independent living.  Phased IN will provide housing, education, medical care and life skills training through an 18 month program. With the combined partnership of the church, the community, and the State of Texas, Phased IN will embrace these youth who were never adopted to ensure that these young adults achieve self-sufficiency and stability. Finally, Phased IN will provide the most vital and missing dynamic in the lives of these young adults – Family.
Is there Not A Cause with Bill Blacquiere of Bethany Christian Services

Is there Not A Cause with Bill Blacquiere of Bethany Christian Services

November 4, 2015

Our Heart is for Children

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that brings families together and keeps families together. Strengthening families for the well-being of children is our top priority. Our services include adoption, foster care, and pregnancy counseling. We also provide counseling to families, assist refugees and immigrants resettling in the U.S., and partner with several international countries to help keep families together. The work we do equips families to be the answer for children in need—as Christ intended.

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries

Is There Not A Cause Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow Children and Family Ministries

November 4, 2015

The weekly briefing covering the ongoing crisis of orphan care and adoption around the world, with a special focus of sex-trafficking and the different aspects and conditions of this horrible part of being left alone as an orphan on the streets, as we speak with Shandra Carter the Executive Director of Freedom Place. Please take a listen and share with others..You can make a difference, just by sharing. Thank You

Is There Not A Cause with Richard Baker of Serving Orphans Worldwide

Is There Not A Cause with Richard Baker of Serving Orphans Worldwide

November 4, 2015

The Church has always been involved in orphan care. Many organizations focused on building orphanages during the past thirty years. However, with the economic downturn of 2009, many homes struggled to survive as ongoing support declined rapidly.

That’s the crisis that sparked the beginning of Serving Orphans Worldwide in 2010. We realized that while we may not be able to bring every orphan into our homes, we can work diligently to better the homes where so many orphaned children are found today.

Interview with Alan Hunt of World Orphans on Missions Radio

Interview with Alan Hunt of World Orphans on Missions Radio

November 3, 2015

We want to say a special "Thank You" to our sponsor Ivy League Realty for making these interviews happen, to help bring you a current report of the orphans around the world and the continued need of those suffering and dying around the world. This is a powerful interview with Alan Hunt the Chief Advocacy Director with World Orphans, as we discuss the ongoing crisis around the world.  Please Share with others....

Interview with Aaron Scofield of Child Bridge

Interview with Aaron Scofield of Child Bridge

November 3, 2015
We find and support foster and adoptive families for Montana children in need
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Currently, there are approximately 2,700 children are in the Montana foster care system, and some of these children are available for adoption. Children who have been abused or neglected need a safe haven, whether it is temporary or permanent. With too few families to care for these children, they may be removed from familiar surroundings, and often bounce from place to place. And far too many adoptable children are languishing in the Montana foster care system without permanent families to care for them.

Interview with Janey Demeo of Orphans First on Missions Radio

Interview with Janey Demeo of Orphans First on Missions Radio

October 28, 2015

What a great interview with Janey Demeo, the founder of Orphans First. This organization works with orphans and churches around the world, in various countries around the world. Please find out more about them at www.orphansfirst.org  You will be glad that you did. Please share this podcast with others and help make them aware of the orphan crisis around the world.

Thank You.
Is There Not A Cause? Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow

Is There Not A Cause? Briefing with Debi Tengler of Arrow

October 28, 2015

Briefing update with Debi Tengler of Arrow children and Family Ministries, with Special Guest, Scott Lundy CEO of Arrow. 

Interview with Ting Ministries on MIssions Radio

Interview with Ting Ministries on MIssions Radio

October 26, 2015
Brian and Stephanie Carpenter started Ting Ministries out of their compassion for the least of these-- the orphans with Special Needs. Each of their six adopted daughters has some physical disability. Now, they have begun to branch out to help the Aging Out orphans of Eastern Europe as well. 
Interview with Micah Melnick of Our Big House on Missions Radio

Interview with Micah Melnick of Our Big House on Missions Radio

October 26, 2015

BigHouse is a Christ-centered non-profit ministry in Opelika, AL dedicated to meeting the needs and improving the quality of life of children in foster care.

Interview with Richard Greenly of Water 4 on Missionsradio.org

Interview with Richard Greenly of Water 4 on Missionsradio.org

October 26, 2015

OUR IMPACT

We help communities help themselves by training, equipping,
and supporting their own passion to thrive

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Interview with Karensa Stephenson on Missions Radio
Missions Radio’s Tuesday Morning Briefing of the Orphan Crisis on “Is There Not A Cause”

Missions Radio’s Tuesday Morning Briefing of the Orphan Crisis on “Is There Not A Cause”

October 20, 2015

With Guest Debi Tengler of Arrow Child and family Ministries 


Why does Foster Care even matter?

·         67% of those in human sex trafficking come from foster care

o   Over 100,000 children today in the US are involved in commercial sexual exploitation

·        72 % of those incarcerated were once in foster care

·         To transform society we can make a huge impact by taking care of those who are considered by many to be “throwaway” children

·         The  first institution created was the family, our hearts long for the unconditional love a family can bring

·         We can be the hope the world longs for by modeling the love of Christ right in our own home.

Interview with Debra Tengler of Arrow Child and Family Ministries

Interview with Debra Tengler of Arrow Child and Family Ministries

October 7, 2015

The services and programs of Arrow Child & Family Ministries impact over 4,000 children, teens and families each year. Since 1992, Arrow has been fighting the effects of child abuse by helping kids heal from the past, and strengthen families to break the cycle of abuse and neglect.

www.arrow.org