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Defend the weak & the fatherless;
 
uphold the cause of the poor
 
& the oppressed.
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Psalm 82:3
 
 
 
Ty Osman II had a passion for helping the poor.  He developed this passion by imitating his parents, who began taking him with them on their annual mission trips to Honduras when he was ten years old.  Ty’s family returned to the same village, and over the years Ty became extremely attached to the children.  When they saw one another, it seemed as though they had never been apart.  This year, those children will be asking the question, “Where is Ty?”  While we can hope their heartache will be eased by knowing Ty is in a glorious place, we can continue Ty’s work by contributing to the needs of the orphans.
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Both Hands, an amazing non-profit organization that helps both orphans and widows, is honoring Ty and providing us with a way to contribute. Here is information from their website:
Nashville Big Build 2012 in Memory of Ty Osman II
A team of volunteers will be working on a widow’s house to help raise money for an orphanage in Honduras. 550 children live and attend school on the Escalon Project Campus in La Entrada, Honduras.100% of the money raised from our Nashville Big Build project will help provide education, food, housing, and facilities for this orphanage.
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Since Ms. Sharon’s husband passed away, it has become difficult to keep up with the necessary improvements and repairs to her home.

So on April 14, a team of volunteers will be working on her home. Think of fundraisers where people raise sponsorship for a charity golf tournament or 5K race. Only with this project, instead of golfing or running, we’ll be helping a widow in need.

The widow benefits, an orphanage in Honduras is blessed, and a group of individuals are able to spend the day serving others. The more money raised, the more children can be provided for through this orphanage in Honduras.
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Ty Osman II was a young man of character with a true servant’s heart. He brought laughter and joy to everyone he met. Ty passionately served others, and in all things, he glorified the Lord. He took annual trips with his family to serve at an orphanage. The 2012 Nashville Big Build Project is named in memory of Ty Osman II.
This past Sunday, I visited Ty’s church where the preacher Dean Barham showed us a way that all of us can give more. He told us that the early Christians would fast for a few days and then give the money they saved to those in need.
And if there is among them any that is poor and needy, and if they have no spare food, they fast two or three days in order to supply to the needy their lack of food.
–The Apology of Aristides ~ 130 AD
I would like to propose a challenge: for the next month, let’s fast from “fast food” and give that money to continue Ty’s love and work with the orphans in Honduras. 
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How can you help?
Join the Both Hands Team for the Nashville Big Build
In Memory of Ty Osman II!~
 

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A Time to Mourn …
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Ecclesiastes 3:4
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Oh, how I wish that mourning were not a part of our lives here on earth.  I wish it weren’t time to mourn for the incredible young man Ty Osman II.  For those of us who know Ty, it is our time to mourn and grieve, and to remember and reflect about what we can learn from his life.  For those of you who don’t know Ty, I would like to share a few of the many things that are being said about him. 
Ty …
  • Radiantly full of joy
  • Fun to be with
  • Loved God with all of his heart
  • A servant to the poor
  • Full of goodness, kindness and love
  • A defender of the weak
  • Splendid man of God
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Every day Ty sought others out, to know them, include them, and invite them into a relationship.  To be pursued and known – what a gift.  Ty’s life modeled what God initiates every day with me … seeks, invites and includes.  Sorrow pours from my heart, but peace resides knowing Ty is with the one who knows and loves him best …  Ty’s life is truly an example of God’s love.  With all my heart, I am thankful for his example of finding joy in being with others and pursuing ALL of his relationships with abandonment.
  — Christiana Liddle
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When it comes time for your loved ones to mourn for you, what words do you want said about you?
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I am making everything new.  Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.  Revelation 21:5 & 4
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My eyes are dim with grief. 
I call to you, Lord, every day;
I spread out my hands to you.
 
 Psalm 88:9
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On Friday night, I went to bed thinking about Psalm 88:9 and asking myself the question,”Can you ever be prepared for grief?” On Saturday, I woke up to the news that Ty, the son of my close friends Ty and Nancy, had been in a serious car accident and was on life support.  Then this morning, I received the gut-wrenching news, “Ty is gone.  They are donating his organs.”
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The devastating sorrow I now feel is answering my own question: “No, you can never be prepared for grief.  You can only be prepared to receive comfort by knowing the source of true comfort.”
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No guilt in life, no fear in death —
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from his hand;
Till he returns or calls me home —
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
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  by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
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“So we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.” — Paul
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In honor of Ty Osman II
A beautiful man of God

 

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