• In 1966 just after I turned 16 yrs old, I had an opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California.
    After my business was done at the Federal Building in downtown LA, I waited for my ride near the Greyhound bus station.
    You can meet many interesting peo
    ple in big cities. A man was begging for a nickel or dime from by passers so he could “buy a cup of coffee”. I don’t drink coffee but had some extra change and gave it to him. After doing so, I saw that his pockets were bulging with coins. I thought well, he’ll buy some alcohol of some kind and maybe some smokes and the money will be wasted. But how did I know? Maybe this was his only means of self support. He asked, I gave.
    Should I have withheld from my abundance?
    Remember the story of Lazarus the poor man and the rich man? Luke tells us (16:19-31)
    “Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day. A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores. It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried. In Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom. He cried and said, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.”
    But Abraham said, “Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish. Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.” “
    And remember, “in as much as ye do it unto the least of these…ye have done it unto me.” And the opposite is true also.
    $10 or $20 wouldn’t hurt most Americans but might be a great blessing to a person in hard times.

    What’s this leading up to?

     Ebrima Manneh in Gambia is having a hard time.
    “right now I don’t have any house to sleep at the night. I usually sleep in streets and a times in uncomplete house in the town. Please help me any amount just to have a house where to sleep. Please! Please!. Am confuse right now! Your help is highly needed! ” “you can send the money through (Western Union Money Transfer) with my name Ebrima Manneh. I will get it within 24 hours. Your help is highly needed please! Ebrima.”
    Anyone who could help him would be good.
    His Facebook is:
    Can a whole lot of people help him just a little?

    I’ve know Ebima for some time and ¬†believe him. No not a scam in my mind. An honest plea for help.


  • Jay