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Wow! Children in public schools being taught about Jesus

Friday, August 9, 2019, 10:28 am | Randy Thomasson

If you’ve been tracking with SaveCalifornia.com for a while, you probably know that children are being ruined in today’s immoral and increasingly unsafe culture.

Every social ill that would have shocked your grandparents is now the norm. Children and teenagers today are in a moral free-fall, and all the social indicators are deadly serious. 

This is why nothing other than aggressive, decisive, life-changing action will save kids. Remember, these are precious boys and girls, created in the image of God. You and I and others can save them from a myriad of harmful lies if we first help to save their souls and give them a rock-solid standard of truth.

Let me tell you about an exciting opportunity that, if you’re a Christian, you’re going to like. You can help reach children and put them on Jesus Christ’s straight and narrow path, right in your community!

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“Good News Clubs” are specifically permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court (acknowledging the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech and freedom of religion) to meet on public-school campuses. These are “Christian” clubs that use an existing classroom after school has been let out for the day. Is one of these calling your name?

I’m told there are Good News Club chapters in every county in California. Such is the spiritual need and heart-felt hunger, these Good News Clubs are growing in number, and need loving, true Christians to receive the pleasure of participating!

Here’s how Good News Clubs work:

Who: Anyone who has true faith in Jesus Christ as God in the flesh and the Only Way to be saved, and who believes the Bible is the sole source of authority for Christian faith and practice, can be approved and trained to be a Good News Club teacher or helper. Then you’ll learn the ease and joy of starting, or participating with, a Good News Club at an elementary school campus near you. Retired (or “re-fired”) Christians who love children are perfect for this. Even current public school teachers can and do lead and participate in Good News Clubs. Depending on your strengths, you can either organize, assist, or teach. There’s a place for all types of volunteers and each Good News Club has a team of adult volunteers who work together.

What: A 60-90-minute interactive program teaching children ages 5 to 14, who either know English or are learning English, to learn about, receive, worship, and serve Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. In an environment of fun and friendship, along with snacks, children are taught what’s right in God’s sight. Volunteers use easy-to-teach and simple-to-grasp lessons from both the Old and New Testaments. The curriculum, written by the Good News Club sponsor, Children Evangelism Fellowship, is so good, it does the teaching, and adult volunteers merely follow it. 

When: Immediately after school classes end, for 60-90 minutes, one day a week, for 26 weeks. These Good News Clubs are popular with public-school families, including many parents who are motivated to receive free after-school childcare.

Where: At a K-6 or K-8 public school near you. Serving as the Good News Club location is an empty classroom with adjoining outdoor space. After the first week, children will know where and when to show up!

Why: Most children in public schools, and most children initially attending Good News Clubs, do not come from churched families. They have probably never heard the Gospel (Jesus Christ’s Good News for their bad news of sin). Perhaps the most significant thing you can do this year is to volunteer for a Good News Club to help save children’s souls, teach children God’s ways, and plant a memorable seed of Christianity and morality in their minds that will stick with them for life. Remember, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30).

How: Whether you’re interested in volunteering, or just want to learn more, simply fill out this easy web form and a local Good News Club chapter leader will get in touch with you. In the message field, write “I want to volunteer for” or “I want to know more about volunteering for” or “I want to visit and learn more about” … “a Good News Club in my community.” Ask your questions and tell them SaveCalifornia.com sent you! New Clubs are starting up in September and training is happening this month of August, so right now is a great time for you to make a significant difference for the souls of children near you.

And here’s something else to remember: If you’ve ever helped teach Sunday school, this is like it, but better. The focus and friendship and fruit of Good News Clubs are of such good reputation, no wonder the atheist groups tried to stamp them out (they lost at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001). 

Children in your community need Jesus Christ and they need you. Please reach out to a Good News Club leader in your area — or become one yourself — and step out in faith, hope, and love!

Learn more:

Video of a Good News Club in action
See samples of their excellent curriculum

Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Luke 18:15-17

Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.

Proverbs 24:11

Remember the cost of freedom

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 6:25 am | Randy Thomasson


WATCH: U.S. Founding Father John Adams’ 1776 inspired speech in favor of Christian liberty for the founding of the USA (from the 2008 HBO mini-series, “John Adams”)

Do you remember that when our U.S. founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they pledged “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”?

Do you remember that John Adams said that the price of liberty was “a great expense of blood,” and that 25,000 Americans died to purchase the United States of America for you?

Ask yourself, what are you willing to do (which will not require the shedding of blood) to recover the Constitution they gave you, and to publicly represent the moral standards God gave you?

“Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”
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John and Abigail Adams

“The object is great which we have in view, and we must expect a great expense of blood to obtain it. But we should always remember, that a free constitution of civil government cannot be purchased at too dear a rate, as there is nothing, on this side [of] the new Jerusalem, of equal importance to mankind.” 
John Adams, 2nd U.S. President, on July 1, 1776

July 3, 1776 letters from John Adams to his wife, Abigail Adams: “The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals. And the new governments we are assuming, in every part, will require a purification from our vices and an augmentation of our virtues or they will be no blessings. The people will have unbounded power. And the people are extremely addicted to corruption and venality, as well as the great.” Source

“It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.” Source

Is Governor Gavin Newsom pro-family on vaccines?

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:43 am | Randy Thomasson

Could one of the worst anti-family bills in the California State Legislature this year be stopped because uber-liberal Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom dislikes it?

SB 276 would eliminate a pediatrician’s right to provide vaccination exemptions for children at risk. This is despite evidence of family health weaknesses, vaccine-damaged siblings, and parents’ medical concerns. Instead, the State would decide.

Yet, when quizzed about this bad bill at the Democrats’ state convention on June 1, Newsom surprised liberal reporters. Here’s an excerpt from the Sacramento Bee report:

“I’m a parent. I don’t want someone that the governor of California appointed to make a decision for my family,” he told reporters after his speech at the California Democratic Party Convention.

Although Newsom said he strongly supports the bill Brown signed in 2015, he said he’s concerned about handing those decisions over to a government appointee, not a doctor.

“I believe in immunizations… however I do legitimately have concerns about a bureaucrat making a decision that is very personal,” Newsom said. “That’s just something we need to pause and think about.”

What’s going on here? Does Newsom or his wife (California’s self-proclaimed “First Partner”) know any vaccine-damaged children, or have friends with vaccine-damaged children? Or do they know Robert Kennedy, Jr., a California Democrat, who’s a national leader against forced vaccination?

In any case, Newsom’s public comments provide hope for California parents and grandparents who support parental rights and medical freedom. It’s time to unite for what’s right. So whether you’re pro- or anti-vaccine, let’s stand our ground for parental rights, medical freedom, and resistance to tyrannical government by urging Governor Newsom to veto SB 276 if it reaches his desk.

Let’s face it. Children belong to parents, not the State. And parents are responsible for raising their own children — and that includes informed consent for ALL medical care, including being adequately informed about the pros and cons of numerous vaccines routinely injected into babies.

PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

STEP 1. Copy our pre-written message below into the Governor’s web contact form. Once on that web form, select “Have Comment.” Then, under “Please choose your subject,” select “OTHER.” Then paste in the following message (which you can edit, of course):

Please veto SB 276. This bill would eliminate the doctor-patient relationship concerning medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations. This ignores the real-life concerns of parents with children with genetic weaknesses or children who are already vaccine-damaged. Veto SB 276. Don’t permit the State to trump parents and pediatricians by creating a harsh, “one size fits all” vaccination bureaucracy.

STEP 2. Call Governor Gavin Newsom’s constituent services phone line at 916-445-2841 (9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday). When your call is answered, simply read all or part of the above message. (The person answering will also ask for your name and address, which you can always decline to provide.)

Thank you for uniting with SaveCalifornia.com for medical freedom for families!

People bring children into this world and nurture them through long years of dependency. They do this with no hope of immediate gain and every expectation of sleepless nights, financial burdens, and daily vexations … Scholars bent on finding self-serving explanations for behavior will argue that parents produce offspring because the latter are useful as unpaid laborers and future breadwinners. While this no doubt occurs and may explain why some parents feel a duty to their children, it cannot explain why children should feel any obligation to their parents. The youngsters are free-riders who benefit from nurturance whether they later support those who nurtured them or not. Yet children feel and act upon obligations to their parents despite the fact that such actions are unprofitable.
James Q. Wilson, The Child As Recipient and Source of The Moral Sense, The Moral Sense, March 1993