Sunday, January 20, 2013

It's Official! "Bread For Life Ministries"

"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, 
     and so all went well. 
     Is that not what it means to know me?' declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 22:16

Friends And Family...
I have some very exciting news!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that,
"Bread For Life" has been approved
through the Secretary of State and Federal Offices
and the name is OURS!!


Soooo it's official! We are now:
"Bread For Life Ministries"

We are non-profit bound, full speed ahead.
My heart leaps for joy when I say those words.
Who would have ever thought!

It has come to THIS point because of YOU and your continued support of this ministry when in the beginning I really had no clue what I was doing. I had no idea that the very first time I put 22 loaves of bread in the oven, that it would raise $648. Clearly the Lord was moving and demonstrating the simplicity of His work, if we are just faithful to ACT.

"God is calling us... we are supposed to move"

Here we are a year later and we raised roughly $18,000
with BREAD alone! In 12 months!


Glory be to GOD!

Take a step of faith... you'll never know until you do!

I remember when I was praying to the Lord,
"What can I do?"
"How can I make a difference in the lives of the least of these?"

I remember at first thinking I had to do something BIG.
Something nobody has ever done before, etc…
The foolishness of my heart kept me from seeing that the Lord only wanted me to do what he had already blessed me to do.
I am not a baker but He has blessed my ability to bake yummy bread.
The answer was right in front of my face.

"God does not call the equipped,
He equips the called."

So simple. So easy. So yummy.

I was making it much harder than it needed to be.

I would bake bread. And sell it.


The name 'Bread For Life' is so precious to me on so many levels.
I truly know it was a name given to me from God Himself, spoken with authority straight to my heart. I will never forget the day He whispered the name to me back in 2011 as I was walking from my kitchen to my living room. It was so clear. So powerful. So profound.

The Lord's Spirit ministered to my heart and it went something like this:
"Your ministry shall be called, 'Bread For Life.’
You will bake bread, sell it and every penny raised will go to the urgent needs of my children.
Your bread will give life.
The same way that I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE.
This bread represents Me and My love for my children."

"Then Jesus declared,
"I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never go hungry..."
John 6:35

I've created a sticker with this scripture written on it.
It is stuck to the bottom of every single loaf of bread we sell. 

"Bread For Life" is more than just baking bread and selling it to raise money for orphans.
It is sharing the Gospel with my community.
Helping to mobilize the church to do what we have been commanded to do.

We all have "callings" in life.
However, caring for the 'least of these' is not a calling,
it is a command.
We are all commanded to care for the orphan, the widow, the naked, the hungry, the lonely
in some degree or another, no matter what.

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." 
Matthew 25 31:40

We are commanded to do this,
in addition to the other great things we are 'called' to do. 

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27

Again, thank you to everyone who has bought a loaf of bread this past year.
Without YOU, Bread For Life couldn't exist. 

Together, we truly ARE helping children, one loaf at a time.

So here’s to our official name:

"Bread For Life Ministries"

"In you the orphan finds mercy." 
Hosea 14:3

On a side note: I have had different individuals and organizations ask if they could use 'Bread For Life' for fundraising opportunities. I am thrilled that B4L could help others in their fundraising efforts, that will go towards helping more orphans. Whether it’s fundraising for an adoption or a missions trip, or to raise money that will go directly to the needs of orphans, I am more than happy to see about selling starter kits, that can use our logo with our name. (If you need a little help getting your feet off the ground.) I have an amazing 12 member board team and we are currently working out all these details. Hopefully information on 'Bread For Life Starter Kits' will be coming soon. Until then, please message me if you are interested. Thanks and God Bless! 

Let's do this friends!
Let's change lives ALL for the Glory of Him
who changed us! 

"Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives."
Titus 3:14

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Story 2010

(Many of you have asked about my journey with vaccines and why I am so passionate about spreading awareness and truth. Here is the story behind the story that I wrote back in 2010. I hope this will help explain why I do and say the things I do! Thanks for reading.) 

This is my story.

About Me
I like to think of myself as a simple, everyday mom. I don’t like to sew. I’m not a ‘Martha-Stewart- kinda woman (although sometimes wish I were). Health for me and my family is important. We have instinctively stayed away from processed and preservative filled foods (thank you Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods). I enjoy cleaning the house and I stay pretty busy everyday with the normal mommy duties.

Vaccine History
My “vaccine-awareness” story (for lack of a better phrase) began in 2010 shortly after the birth of our third child, Phoebe. Up until this time I vaccinated both my children and always stayed on top of the vaccine schedule through wellness visits, etc. They gave me a very structured schedule to follow and so I did. If I missed a visit, the pediatrician would always make a reminder call and I would be in next week. I never thought about the process – this is simply what you do when you have kids, right?

I never thought to question these visits. Sure it broke my heart every time my children received a shot. I cried at all of Hannah’s because she was my first. With Christopher, I was stronger because I had been through it with Hannah and I knew what to expect. Plus this was ‘for their health.’ It’s required and who was I to question. I mean, why would I? The doctor said it’s safe and they have to have the best interest of my children in mind. That’s what I would tell myself. So I vaccinated them completely. They received everything they needed to enter school and so on. (sigh)

My Crisis
Then Phoebe came along. There is something that I will say about this child: Phoebe is very special! She has been the most ‘perfect baby’ I could have ever hoped for or imagined. From the moment I held her in the hospital, there was something so sweet and almost magical about her. She held her head up for the first 3 hours in the hospital, looking all around. She would already be looking into my face and apparently studying it. She was very aware and very alert. She ate well and slept beautifully. Pacifying her was the easiest thing in the world. Upon leaving the hospital, Phoebe received her Hepatitis B vaccine because – as I was told – that’s just what we need to do before leaving the hospital.
Fast forward two months and it was now time for her first ‘wellness’ visit and thus her first set of vaccines. Up to this point, Phoebe had never cried except for when she was overly tired or hungry. It was really strange how utterly content she was. Sometimes, when she was hungry, I would just let her cry for a few minutes because it was such a sweet soft cry and I hardly ever heard it. Sounds crazy I’m sure, but I promise it’s true.

So I took Phoebe in for her doctor’s visit. Everything was perfect on her: weight, height, etc. At the end of the visit, the nurse came back in to administer the vaccinations. She administered the shots and yes, Phoebe cried, which was what I had expected. I immediately picked her up and held her in my arms. I consoled her, nursed her and comforted her best I could. She cried most of the way home but that was very typical. I knew this from my other children. I thought nothing of it. When I got home though things changed and this is where it all began for me.

Phoebe began crying in a way I had never heard her. It wasn’t even just a cry, it was a wail. She would straighten her legs and scream at the top of her lungs. It was like nothing I had ever heard before, from either of my other children. Her eyes were huge and her face was bloodshot red. Immediately, my God- given ‘mother’s instinct’ told me something was very wrong. Now, if you are a mother, you know what I’m talking about. It is that undeniable, gut-wrenching feeling in the middle of your being that you can not ignore, even if you tried. My heart flipped upside down and immediately I started asking, “What have I done?”

Phoebe cried, non-stop for four hours. I walked around my house holding my precious baby girl wondering what in the hell was happening to her. Clearly something had happened. It was like she was being burned and tormented. I know how over the top that sounds but that is the best description I can offer. She was trapped in her own little body and I had no way of helping her. When I would look at her face, she would look me in the eyes and scream. It was as if she was saying, “Mommy, make it stop.” I will never forget these hours in which I was convinced I had lost my little girl. Something was happening to her and I could not make it stop. I could not comfort her. I could not bring her peace. It was beyond my control. Her little body was exhausted from crying, her head would hang low even as she was wailing with all her strength. Then, every few minutes, her legs would shoot straight out stiff and the wailing would begin again. My world had stopped.
The screaming continued into the night and the next day. I would say she cried uncontrollably for twenty-four hours straight. My sweet precious little angel... what had happened? Immediately I knew this was a result from the vaccines. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

My Journey
For the next two weeks, my heart was in turmoil. I could not believe what I witnessed and was scared to death for her four month wellness visit for more of the same vaccines. My heart went into mayhem and I could not sleep. I asked my husband to be praying for Phoebe and for me.
During these next few weeks I knew I needed to research and study these vaccines. I didn’t know where to start. I had no one I could turn to because no one really talks about these things. So I prayed. I asked the Lord, “Help me, give me wisdom on how to handle this whole thing. I don’t know where to turn.”

Some may say it’s a coincidence, but I know my prayer was answered. Anyway, whatever your beliefs are here, the timing for me could not have been more perfect. I would like to call it a “Divine Intervention”. I reconnected with a childhood friend through an e-mail, just saying hello. She was on my heart, so I emailed her. She e-mailed me right back and shared a little of her life story with me. She shared with me that she was in the middle of writing a book on vaccine awareness. Needless to say, I was floored.
With her help and much prayer, I was able to surround myself with the recourses I needed to study and understand the vaccine/medical and pharmaceutical industries from both sides and not just what I learned from my pediatrician. Not just from the literature they gave me but from other sources as well.

I learned about the history of vaccinations and long term damage and side-effects they are causing. I learned about what they do to the child’s developing mind and body. Most importantly, I heard scores of personal testimonies of real parents who watched their children disappear before their eyes after receiving a vaccine. I had no idea these sources existed. I had never had a reason to look. The information I obtained, the studies I read and facts that I learned about vaccines were shocking to me. Shocking, and appalling.

In the time between Phoebe’s two and four month ‘wellness’ visit, when my heart was in complete disarray, I made a commitment to my husband that I needed to learn as much as I can before we put another needle in the arm of any of our children. I asked him to trust me with what I was learning and assured him that this would help us to make the best decision for our family. I, my husband and several friends earnestly prayed over this decision and have come to the conclusion, after hours of research that we will no longer vaccinate our children.

I believe with all my heart that Phoebe would be damaged somehow if I continued down this road. She had a reaction that no doctor can tell me is normal. And if they did, shame on them. The sad thing is that, from what I learned, Phoebe’s reaction was nothing compared to what some other parents have gone through. I say that with a broken heart for those families. The stories I have heard and read are nothing short of heartrending.

This is what awakened me to the dangers of vaccines: a close call with my own child. I understand every parent needs to make their own decision regarding their children’s health. I would never tell someone not to vaccinate. I would simply ask you to study both sides. Read personal testimonies. Look at studies. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the health of our children. Understand that there truly are great risks that go along with vaccinations.

I am so thankful and grateful because God’s grace is sufficient. So far, none of my children have any lasting side-effects from vaccination (that I know about). However, if I could do it all over again, knowing what I know now, I would have chosen not to vaccinate.

There is also a spiritual side to my story. I would be willing to share that with you too if you would ever want to discuss it. Simply put, I believe that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator. He has given us an immune system and (as I have found) the scores of vaccinations that we give our children goes much further in compromising this immune system than it does in aiding it. I search the Scriptures in vain to find any place where God tells his people to inject (or ingest) potions to assure that their children will be healthy. Needless to say, as a Christian I was appalled to learn that aborted fetus tissue is actually an ingredient the pharmaceutical companies currently use in their many of the vaccinations. Needless to say, this revealed to me the spirit behind much of what the world terms ‘wellness plans.’

So basically, in a nut shell, this is my story. Many have asked to know it and what drives my passion for posting on Facebook. My prayer is that every time I post something, someone would read it and say, “Hum, what is this all about? Perhaps I need to know more before I make another choice regarding my child and these vaccinations.” That’s all. I post things with a heart of love and hopefulness that a new generation of moms would look more deeply into what I have found to be, in so many cases, a very sinister scheme to make profits from pumping our children with poison.

Thank you for reading this and taking the time to see why my beliefs are so passionate and strong about this. I truly respect your point of view if it is different than mine. I understand we may all not see things the same way. I guess my one prayer is: please just be informed. There are so many layers to this that need to be pealed away and looked at closely. The vaccine industry is so different than it looks like on the surface and I believe we owe it to our children to be absolutely educated in this area so we can make the best, healthiest decisions for their lives.

Because He Lives,
Robin ♥

PS: The screaming I was explaining to you about with Phoebe those first 24 hours... it is called the "encephalitic cry". It means the brain is swollen and inflamed. It's listed as a warning on the vaccine package insert. It's listed as a warning, because of the "seriousness or frequency of reporting". My precious, beautiful, healthy little girl...her brain swollen and inflamed. Really? Why? ...Because I didn’t know. But now I do.

A Few Facts
  • In 1992, 1 in 10,000 diagnosed with Autism. Today 1 in (less than!) 67. 
  • In 1983 children received 10 different vaccines. Today 63. 
  • Since 1950 cancers and diseases have risen 900%. 
  • “The United States has one of the worst infant mortality rates of industrialized nations. In fact, as new vaccines are added to the recommended vaccine schedule, the US infant mortality rate worsens. For example: in 1960 (before mass vaccines) the US had one of the best infant mortality rates in the world. By 1998, the US dropped to 28th place. By 2006, this vaccine crazed nation fell to 42nd place, worse than Cuba but ahead of Croatia.” ~ Dr. Neil Z Miller 
  • The US Government pays out to Planned Parenthood millions of dollars a YEAR for their persevered aborted fetal tissue in order to create vaccines to inject into our precious newborn babies. (Yes you read that correct) 
  • "In the Rimavexmeasles vaccine we found various chicken viruses. In polio vaccine, we found acanthomeba which is a so called “brain-eating” ameba. Simian cytomegatovias in the polio vaccine, simian foamy in the rotavirus vaccine, bird cancer viruses in the MMR vaccine.various organisms in the anthrax vaccine, dangerous enzyme inhibitors in several vaccines. Duck, dog and rabbit viruses in the rubella vaccine. Avian leucosis virus in the flu vaccine, postivirus in the MMR vaccine... Also, most don't know that some polio vaccines, adenovirus vaccines, rubella, Hepatitis A measles vaccines etc. have been made with aborted human fetal tissue." Dr. Mark 

Randall (pseudonym) former NIH researcher and vaccine developer for major pharmaceuticals, interviewed by investigative journalist John
• Homefirst Health Services in Chicago has 35,000 unvaccinated children and not a single case of autism.
Great Books1
  • “Vaccine Safety Manual: For Concerned Families and Health Practitioners” by Neil Z Miller 
  • “The Sanctity of Human Blood, Vaccination is Not Immunization” By Tim O’Shea 
  • “How To Raise a Healthy Child, In Spite of Your Doctor” Dr. Robert Mendelsohn Other Great Sources (On Google or Facebook) 
    • Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines 
    • National Vaccines Information Center 
    • Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute 

1 Please read them. They are full of medical proof that vaccines are unsafe and harmful to our bodies! And so much more!