Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man is homeless.

 

Life is very tough

A homeless woman, God only knows how she feels

In the Bible, Jesus spoke in parables, using stories and illustrations to speak to his followers. He once said, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” His teachings and parables may be rejected by non-believers or atheists, yet his teachings reflect on our lives today.

Do you know that in 2005, a global survey by the United Nations, estimated over 100 million people were homeless worldwide and as many as 1 billion people lacked adequate housing?  In Europe alone, there are 3 million homeless people, while Columbia registers 9.5 million and 24.4 million in Nigeria. There are also hundreds of homeless people in Canada, Australia and the United States of America.

There are certain factors contributing to homelessness. Physical disabilities, depression, mental illness, drug abuse, broken homes, domestic problems and lack of employment, are some of the causes leading to homelessness. At times one may be free from the mentioned problems, but certain factors can push someone to live on the street.

That’s my story. As illegal immigrant in Europe, trying to survive, I slept at rough places in Rome, including the central train station and an old abandoned Pasta factory called ‘Pantanella.’ One crossing the street or seeing a homeless person might wrongly judge the victim, but problems too tough to handle often push them to be homeless.

Like many Africans, my dream was to make it big in Europe, by going to school and take the opportunity to integrate, but soon I realized that not all that glitter is gold. To avoid being a drug addict or a thief, I took the situation as life challenges to educate and shape my life positively. While I saw friends taken over by drugs and some of them immediately going back to Africa, I remained in Rome and fought those life obstacles squarely.

Today, the man who was once sleeping at the central train station in Rome now lives with his wife and children in Europe as European citizens. On immigration issues, I consider my books to be special because they are emotional, inspiring, adventurous and educative.  ‘Overseas Chronicle,’ is a book I will recommend to every reader who loves books in the genre of non-fiction. It’s a  book that captures a reader’s attention to figure it out if the contents really took place or just an exaggeration.

Chronicle

http://www.amazon.com/Overseas-Chronicle-Joel-Savage-ebook/dp/B013SLNWFC

Organization Save The Frog Launches A New Book Highlighting Amphibians

Half of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to SAVE THE FROGS!, so please go order your copy today! Order your copy by contributing to the Amphibian Love crowdfunding campaign at: http://igg.me/at/amphibianlove
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San Jose artist Leah Jay has created a beautiful book called “Amphibian Love”, filled with dazzling nature art to help endangered animals. Amphibians are vital to the earth’s ecosystems, and their loss is an indication of the worldwide trend in decreasing biodiversity – the “Sixth Extinction”.

Leah’s hardbound book features detailed watercolor and chalk pastel illustrations of various species frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. The rhyming text within the illustrations makes each piece attractive and educational. This book will be a great resource for young readers to interest them in these fascinating animals and makes an excellent addition to anybody’s coffee table!

The Amphibian Love book campaign page is active through the month of April, with a book pre-order option of $35, and other art-based incentives including the original paintings. The April campaign coincides with Earth Day, 4/22, and International Save The Frogs Day , 4/25

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Order your copy of Amphibian Love at:
http://igg.me/at/amphibianlove
Your FREE copy of The Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1

The Little Book of Frog Poetry is not available for sale anywhere on the planet and only 2,000 copies exist, but we will send you a free copy when you buy Amphibian Love. Since 2009 I have read through thousands of frog poems that our supporters submitted to the SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest. In February 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! Graphic Design Volunteer Alyson Lee and I put together some of our all time favorite frog poems and created The Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1.

The poetry contained in this book is among the best frog poetry ever written, so I know it will provide inspiration, education and enjoyment to thousands of students, teachers and frog lovers. And of course the book features amazing frog art from around the world. Thanks to our generous donors, we printed 2,000 copies and have been distributing them to schools, libraries and Save The Frogs Day event organizers in order to raise awareness for the frogs we love. Please order a copy for yourself, enjoy the poetic frog inspiration and help spread our amphibious message far and wide!
Order Amphibian Love and get your free copy of The Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1

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About Leah Jay, the artist

A lifelong artist, nature lover, and San Jose resident, Leah has spent 15 years perfecting her mixed watercolor and pastel illustration technique. She teaches art and shows her work locally.
http://www.leahjayart.com/about

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Learn more about Amphibian Love:
http://www.leahjayart.com/amphibianlove

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Thank you for supporting Amphibian Conservation and Wildlife Art, and happy Earth Day!

Please order Amphibian Love and The Little Book of Frog Poetry at:
http://igg.me/at/amphibianlove

Thanks and happy  FrogSave The s Day week!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS!
Founder, Executive Director, Ecologist
www.savethefrogs.com
http://www.savethefrogs.com/kerry-kriger
kerry@savethefrogs.com
415-878-6525 (voicemail)
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“Every once in awhile, you meet a person that inspires you with their dedication to a cause. Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder and director of SAVE THE FROGS!, is one of those inspiring people I’ve been lucky enough to meet.”
— Leah Jay, Author of Amphibian Love, San Jose, CA

ABOUT SAVE THE FROGS!

Frogs are the most threatened group of animals on the planet: nearly 2,000 of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction and up to 200 species have entirely disappeared in recent decades. Save The Frogs Day! is the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife. Your financial contributions to SAVE THE FROGS! are tax-deductible and enable us to spread amphibian awareness, campaign for threatened amphibians and train the next generation of amphibian conservationists. Please donate, become a member, or help us fundraise. Thank you!

 Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues to help spread the word. You can write to us at SAVE THE FROGS!, PO Box 78758, Los Angeles, CA 90016 USA or call us at 415-878-6525. If you prefer not to receive future emails about our efforts to protect the world’s most endangered animals, you can unsubscribe at: http://savethefrogs.com/unsubscribe