Acoustic Truth is a remarkable talent bringing a unique sound and message to many of the social problems facing children around the world. Performing with simple lyric and sound, they are working with Dreamweaver International to bring attention to many of the problems facing children today. Over 1/2 of all children alive today live in poverty and have little or no HOPE.

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School in Kenya, East Africa

Dreamweaver International works directly with the children of this school and the community to improve their lives through health initiatives and educational programming. To learn more about Dreamweaver International and become a volunteer, sponsor, or donate visit: http://www.dreamweaver911.org

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School in Kenya, East Africa

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G4G – Gear for Goals is one of the fastest growing sports charities in the world. In 2013, G3G has provided sport and hope to children in 15 countries. Over 20,000 children now know sport because of our fans, donors, and sponsors. G4G believes SPORT = HOPE = OPPORTUNITY. Watch this film and pass along. We need professional sports talents to help us teach children domestically and internationally. We need corporate sponsors and donations of sports equipment and musical instruments. To become a fan like us on Facebook and join our team. You can also request our email news by visiting our website:
http://www.dreamweaver911.org. Gear for Goals is a sports humanitarian project of non-profit Dreamweaver International

Dr. Warren Bruhl working with leaders of the Illinois Chiropractic Foundation

Dr. Warren Bruhl joined other leaders of the Illinois Chiropractic Foundation on October 17 in meeting with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Dr. Bruhl has been asked by the Illinois Chiropractic Foundation to join their board and help implement strategy and programs to improve the lives of millions in the state of Illinois. The ICF is a non-profit organization of chiropractors, health care leaders, and public citizens focused on changing many of the social problems plaguing Illinois today. To learn more about the ICF visit: http://www.chiropracticlegacy.org

Dr. Bruhl is the executive director for one of the fastest growing sports charities in the world, Gear for Goals. Gear for Goals has provided sports equipment and instruction to children in 15 countries. Gear for Goals is a sports humanitarian program of Dreamweaver International. To learn more about Dreamweaver International and Gear for Goals visit: http://www.dreamweaver911.org

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Dr. Warren Bruhl working with leaders of the Illinois Chiropractic Foundation

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Blessing, Friendship

Friendship is a blessing

Friendship is a blessing.

 

Perhaps the most important requirement for ultimate happiness is to know friendship.  Feeling of abandonment, despair, and sadness follow our lives when we don’t have meaningful friendships.  God never meant for man to be alone and this is why he created (wo)man.

 

When we engage in laughter, play, and expression with a friend we can reflect in a mirror our humanity to our brothers and sisters around the world.  Never forget that all humans have the same basic needs.  The satisfying of hunger, thirst, shelter, warmth from the cold, cooling from the heat, safety, security, peace, and love.  Everyone wants to feel valued and needed to know they matter.

No matter what you may see in another know that he/she always mirrors these same needs to you.  Notice others and make them feel important and notice how many real friends you will have in your life.

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Friendship is a blessing

In Kenya where our African offices are located some of the most beautiful expressions of love surface everyday. Here are two of God’s most special friends who share their heart for one another in this picture. Taken in the Kimana Rift Valley by Dr. Warren Bruhl – Director of Dreamweaver International

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Forgiveness May Be the Answer for Poverty

Today I was speaking with a close friend about the role of forgiveness to affect change within the heart and I realize now part of the solution toward a reclamation of poverty and healing may rest in the act of forgiveness.  Many centuries ago, settlers came to visit their lives upon ancient civilizations in many regions of the world including Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.  One of the tragedies resulting from the exploration and settling of explorers was the expidition of Christopher Columbus.  While Columbus is often regarded as hero in some teachings and has a celebrated holiday in America, his actual practice and the ways he treated the local indigenous people he came to know was anything but caring.  

Visiting the island of Hispanola as he came to call it in 1492, he discovered an indigenous people known as the Taino tribe.  The Taino had lived thousand of years with a peaceful existence and were welcoming to Columbus and his compatriots.  However, when Columbus began to understand how docile and passive this remote indigenous island people were in their daily life pursuit, he recognized an opportunity to capitalize and become rich from their generosity of gentle action and resolve.  Within a very short time, Columbus began to capture and enslave the Taino sending some back to Spain while others worked hard labor cultivating various crops for harvesting and profiteering.  

But the exploitation did not stop there, Columbus created an entire sex industry shipping young boys and girls to Spain and forcing many to commit sexual acts for himself or his men.  When they resisted they were either killed, beaten, or punished in some other brutal manner.  So deplorable and demented were the acts of Columbus on the Taino tribe that many began to take their own lives than live the in the harrowing circumstance now found in their once peaceful island home. 

Tragically within only 30 years, the population of the Taino had now been obliterated with only a few thousand remaining of a once great nation of over 3 million.  Not long after the remaining were also gone leaving a heart rending chapter in the wake of the violent storm Columbus had wrought upon an an innocent people.  

So thinking about this brutal assault and decimation of a people as you can imagine makes me wonder why we celebrate Columbus Day?  Why do we choose as an American culture to pay homage to this man?  At first my anger was aired and evident but then it began to dawn on me, Columbus Day may serve as an oportunity to forgive him and some of the other explorers or masters of exploitation who have created a storm of sorrow in their wake through the horrific ways in which they have treated large groups of people in some of the poorest regions of the world.  What would the social impact be of creating a day where the ones who are accountable could come forth and speak their accountability and ask for forgiveness?  Then the people of a nation who had been assulted, raped, and had their land stolen from them could welcome the accountable actions and required amends with a willingness to forgive.  Perhaps the hurt still runs deep within the heart of so many now centuries later and the pain holds something back from the growth which may be possible.  It’s really hard to know the affect of giving persecutors a chance to come clean and persecuted a chance to forgive but what is their to lose if the effort is tried.  

At the very least, this creates a dialogue of possible solution and one act of humanity can lead to another and then another and perhaps ultimately a compromise of debt forgiveness and other bars which may be holding back an entire segment of people in a developing nation.  There are so many possibilities when we consider forgiveness as a vehicle for change.  

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