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“Shalom” is the word that kept coming to me one day. Then I kept thinking “Peace.”  I knew that it means “Peace” but I felt that it meant more so I researched it further.

According to Strong’s Concordance 7965 Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full.

So, even though the majority of times we consider it to mean “peace”, it means much  more than that…

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Considering planning to go to Nepal for a month, to volunteer and help street children.


My husband has lots of annual leave built up, and has a fair amount every year, being a cop. They prefer they take their leave preferably, in large chunks.

I would really like to go and help in some way. After all the research I have done, I know the deep need there, and my children would be well looked after and with my husband. As I am a stay at home Mum, they have my full attention and love every day, so whilst it would be hard to not see them for a month, we can Skype etc.

I feel a real need to do something and the flights are not that expensive, so I could start saving.

I think everyone should go and volunteer in a very poor country and then realise what we have here and how blessed we are. I have read stories and blogs from volunteers, and it changed their lives for the better, as well as blessing the people they helped.

I’ve been to two third world countries, Morocco and Dominican Republic, and what I saw there, was so hard. Children living in poverty, filthy and begging for money and food. They are memories that have stayed with me and always reminded me that we need to help.

And it is everyone in this world’s responsibility, to help, in whatever way possible. Everyone has a responsibility, to do something. Continue reading