January 2011


foodforthesoul ANECDOTES25 Jan 2011 07:02 pm

anecdote 17 – CHALLENGE THE CHAMPION a basketball game with ateneo

foodforthesoul ANECDOTE
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CHALLENGE THE CHAMPION
A basketball game with Ateneo
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[Dramatization based on a true story]
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Tony was the basketball coach when the Ateneo High School Varsity won the championship. Now, he shifted his attention from rich kids to slum kids. As he watched them play on a dirt court, he saw how tough they were and how fantastic their raw talents were, crude but intuitive with quick reflex. He approached their leader Bobby.
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TONY
Hey, Bobby, help me get your friends into the basketball team.
BOBBY
They’re not interested. They play only to enjoy. Then they hang out at the billiard hall.
TONY
But the gang wars begin there.
BOBBY
I know. I keep telling them that’s a dead-end, but they just shrug their shoulders.
TONY
Tell you what. I buy you guys sneakers.
BOBBY
Really? Do we choose what sneakers we buy?
TONY
Sure, as long as it’s within my budget.
BOBBY
No, you get the budget, we choose the brand. That way you get your team.
TONY
[Hesitating] Deal.
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The gang wanted only one brand of sneakers, the expensive kind beyond the reach of Tony’s budget. He went to Ateneo and talked to the varsity team, his former players.
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TONY
Hey guys, I need sneakers for my basketball team, ten squatter kids.
JOEY
Squatter kids? Wow. Nice. Can we play with them?
TONY
No, no. They’re amateurs. You’ll beat them black and blue.
RESTI
You were our best varsity coach. You made us champions, remember?
TONY
Yeah but these kids are different – drink a lot, troublesome …
JOEY
We also drink a lot. Hey guys, can a good coach make players out of squatter kids? [Everyone says yes in unison.]
RESTI
Okay, coach, tell you what. We buy them shoes on one condition. When you’ve trained them, we play with them.
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Everyone screams with approval. Before Tony could reply, donations poured in. These are rich kids. Resti collects and gives a thick wad of bills to Tony after counting it.
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RESTI
Okay, that’s thirty two thousand.
JOEY
Here’s another sixty from me. [He writes a cheque. Everyone boos]
TONY
Hey guys, this is too much. I can’t take these.
RESTI
That’s the challenge, coach. You make champions out of these kids the way you did for us. And the only way to prove they’re champions is for them to beat us. Right guys? [Everyone jeers with approval.]
TONY
I am not sure.
RESTI
Aw c’mon. Prove to us you haven’t lost your touch. Challenge the champion, coach, only way to go. And take the money. [Everyone screams.]
TONY
Okay, challenge the champion, guys. Give me a year.
JOEY
Take two years. [More jeers.] Tell you what. If they beat us, we give you double, a cool hundred thousand. Is that alright guys? [More jeers showing their approval.]
RESTI
Squatter kids beat us? That’ll be the day.
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Tony went back to the squatter kids at the dirt court. He told them they would get ten thousand each if they beat the Ateneo varsity. They hesitated, thinking Goliath was invincible. But the money made them drool. They agreed. Saturday. 2pm.
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TONY
Why are you all wearing beach sandals?
BOBBY
The sneakers are for parties and weddings. We don’t wear them for basketball.
TONY
What? I got you sneakers to play basketball.
BOBBY
We play better with slippers. Jessie and Loy play barefoot. They can’t play with slippers.
TONY
[Moaning.] So I suppose, you also don’t want uniforms?
BOBBY
No need. Just give us the money.
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Realizing how the pocket was connected to the heart, Tony gave in. But he got his squatter team all fired up. Not a single absence in six months. They worked hard. In spite of the slippers, Tony was euphoric. He could see the change in them. It was not just basketball. It was something deeper in their hearts. Tony did not care if they lost the game. This sudden spiritual transformation was all he wanted.
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TONY
I think you guys can beat Ateneo, but it is the attitude that worries me? What do you think of these Ateneans?
JESSIE
Well, they are champions.
TONY
That’s what I mean. You have to remove that from your minds. They are equals. They are not champions, not Ateneans, just players.
LOY
They are rich kids with cars. We’re poor squatters. They are educated, we are not.
TONY
Will you be afraid to face them? [Silence.] They will intimidate you. Can you look at them as equals, even just on the court? That’s all I ask.
BOBBY
We will try. Guys, you heard the coach, okay? [Everyone groans.]
TONY
Loy, stay behind.
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When everyone was gone, Tony supervised Loy on 3-point shots until it was dark. He put in 4 to 5 out of 10 shots. Twice a week, Tony supervised Loy on 3-pointers for 3 hours. Loy started to squirm and complain. But Tony found his weakness. When he treated Loy to fried chicken and rice, he said it was his first time to eat in a restaurant. From then on, it was fried chicken after practice. Loy never missed practice. In 2 weeks, he was making 9 to 10 out of 10 3-pointers.
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LOY
Coach, I notice a change in everyone. I’ve never seen them all so happy. It is as if we’ve discovered something worth fighting for. Suddenly, life is no longer absurd or boring.
TONY
[Putting an arm around Loy.] Yup, way to go, Loy.
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The dreaded game with Ateneo came. The squatter kids, shoeless and shirtless, faced an Ateneo team in full uniform. Problem no. 1 was they were used to sliding on sandy dirt court. They kept tripping on the sticky wooden floor of the Blue Eagle Gym. Ateneo was piling up a lead. During a time out …
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BOBBY
It’s no good, coach. We are slowed down by the rubber slippers.
TONY
Jessie, how are you managing barefoot?
JESSIE
No problem, coach. Wood is like cushion if you are used to dirt ground.
TONY
Okay, everybody, play barefoot.
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The entire team played barefoot. Problem no. 1 was solved. Problem no. 2 was self-confidence and inferiority complex. Poor kids can never think of themselves as equal to rich kids. During a time out, Bobby complained how the Ateneans were laughing at their bare feet.
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TONY
It’s a psyche war. If you react, they win psychologically. Just don’t show you’re pissed off. Smile to show it’s not affecting you. Concentrate on making points. Pass to Loy for 3- pointers. And listen, guys. You never play not to lose. You play to win. [The team gives a hoot.]
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Loy’s long hours of practiced paid off. He made 4 consecutive 3-pointers, reducing Ateneo’s lead to 4 points. After that, the Ateneans stopped laughing at them. This boosted the confidence of the squatter kids. They could beat Goliath if they wanted to. Problem no. 2 was solved. Loy was now double-guarded, so he started passing to Jessie or Bobby deep in the goal area, who took over making points. The squatter kids were now leading by 5. The toughness of squatter kids in their poverty amazed the Ateneans.
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Problem no. 3 was avoiding a brawl. When they started losing, the Ateneans resorted to rough tactics. When Loy had a hard fall after being elbowed, he stood up, and limped away as if nothing happened. A poor kid will challenge a rich kid in private, but never in public. The Ateneans were shocked. They wanted him to fight back, but he just smiled. The rough tactics continued to the end, but it was not working. Problem no. 3 was solved. The Ateneans finally lost by 2 points. Trained in sportsmanship, they went over to the squatter kids and shook their hands.
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The game taught the poor kids self-confidence, and the rich kids humility. It also bridged the gap between rich and poor. They played more games and became close friends. One would win, then the other. The Ateneans wanted the shame of the first defeat to squatter kids kept secret. But when they became friends, they did not care. They were proud of their new friends. The Ateneo team was sharpened by the squatter kids and remained champions in the UAAP for two more years. The squatter kids attended all their games, wanting to play in the UAAP someday.
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in any game, basketball or chess
never play not to lose
always play to win
reach for the stars
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spiritual transformation
is found in dim corners and bright places
they bridge the chasm among people
rich or poor, in cars or in slippers
you just have to find a tiny open window
then the doors slam wide open
because the human spirit is boundless
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eastwind
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anecdote 26 – SUNSET GIRL a whiz kid teaches a tycoon a lesson
anecdote 25 – HEALING STORIES FROM SISTER RAQUEL
anecdote 24 – a curious prude goes to a strip joint
anecdote 23 – who should be the valedictorian?
anecdote 22 – a journalist discovers herself in a famine area
anecdote 21 – classical vs jazz musicians at war
anecdote 20 – a cancer patient discovers the key to healing
anecdote 19 – INSTANT HEALINGS BY SISTER RAQUEL
anecdote 18 – THE OLD MAN AND THE CHILD thoughts on life and death
anecdote 17 – CHALLENGE THE CHAMPION a basketball game with ateneo
anecdote 16 – EGO IS THE ENEMY radical team building in an ad agency
anecdote 15 – CANDLE IN THE DARK a touching story about alcoholics
anecdote 14 – THE GUNMAN AND THE FARMER an anecdote on sharing
anecdote 13 – resisting a million peso bribe when you are poor
anecdtoe 12 – SHABU ADDICT
anecdote 11 – SANTA KULAS a christmas story
anecdote 10 – ADDENDUM TO ‘THE CHILD GRANDMASTER’
anecdote 10 – THE CHILD GRANDMASTER
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anecdote 08 – THE STORY OF THE TWO WOLVES the war inside us
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anecdote 06 – HEALING JANET’S WOUNDS testimony of a child rape victim
anecdote 05 – FORGIVENESS HEALS true story of rolly sucad
anecdote 04 – JUST ONE TINY CANDLE can dispel the darkness
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prayer request bulletin14 Jan 2011 03:17 am

prayer request bulletin 58 – January 14 2011

prayer request bulletin 58 – January 14, 2011
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Dear Lord,
I have just been to the doctor and the baby is fine. Save for some complications with me, I know this will be a happy and healthy pregnancy. Thank you Lord for looking after me and hearing my cries for help. You are so good to me. I can feel your love. I love you too so much. Praise you Lord. Love,
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Dear Lord,
You have answered all my prayers and I couldnt be happier. I have proven to myself that you love me so much. My prayer this time Lord is for my baby to be healthy and happy and that my pregancy would be easy. Thank you again Lord. I will continue to pray for my safety and my baby’s as well. I hope our baby Lord is perfect. Love you,
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dear lord,
i praise and thank you for answering my prayers to get pregnant. i am over the moon with happiness bec i know this baby is the best thing that has ever happened to me, my world revolves around her now. please my dear lord, make me have a safe pregnancy and no more bleeding like last saturday and no pains that will make me scared that i will lose my child. please lord, this moment is like a dream to me, i am so happy i am finally going to be a mommy. i am the happiest person in the whole universe. i worship you lord, and my child and i will be forever be grateful for looking after us. we love you lord!
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Jane
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Dear Sr. Raquel and to all prayer warriors,
Thanks for your prayers, Praise to the Lord negative po yong result ko sa sputum, and mabuti na din yong pakiramdam ko. I would like to ask healing prayer for Dulce sa kanyang sakit (arthritis,kidney,pamamaga, at iba pa). Mawie for lung problems. Ma.Doreen sa kanyang ubo. Titigil na sana sa pag-inom si Margarito para sa kanyang health. Good health for Joey. Malagay na sana sa tahimik si Desiree with Allen this February. Maayos na sana yong papers ni Julie sa US. Please pray for me too, good health, financial blessing at katuparan ng pinaplano naming negosyo ng kapatid ko at ni Thomas, new job and opportunities here lalo na in abroad, emotional healing, guidance in making good decision. Help me to pray din po that God will bless and protect my relationship with Thomas. Gusto ko sanang humingi ng healing oil. Maraming salamat po. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! God bless u all… You’re sister in Christ
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Aldreen
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Dear prayer warriors,
Maraming salamat po sa inyong panalangin.  Medyo nabuti na po ang aking pakiramdam. Sana po ay tuluy-tuloy pa rin po ang inyong panalangin para sa aking tuluyang paggaling. Maraming salamat po.  Godbless
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ERNESTO
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Bro. Bernie, Sis. Raquel and Co-Prayer Warriors
Please pray for my mom Zeres who is now experiencing severe upper back muscle pain which gets painful every after day. Also, my grand mother Visayas for her coronary artery disease. We also have a 6 week old puppy who is suffering from dog pneumonia. I really value animal life too much and my puppy has been suffering for almost 2 weeks now. She is under antibiotic and mucolytic treatment right now. I also want to thank everyone because I previously have a heart problem and now it is gone. It will not be possible if it wasn’t because of God and your prayers. Thank you everyone and God Bless you all!
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Janjo
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Please pray for Tomas for healing and protection. He is very sick right now but, he cannot afford to pay for his medical bills. He had a head injury due to a motorcycle hit and run accident, vomitting blood, typhoid fever, LBM and has other unknown diseases. His life is also in danger because his father and brother are trying to hurt or kill him. They never stop doing everything to capture him so, they can kill him. It really hurts me more because of all people, his own father and brother are the ones who wanted kill or get rid of him. Please pray that he will be healed very soon for his daughter who is also suffering physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Tomas is very skinny now like a skeleton because he is suffering from hunger and lack of clothes and shoes to wear and a place to stay. He is homeless. Even if he’s very sick, he is still forcing himself to run away from his family just to keep himself safe. He can’t get any treatments and NO medications due to lack of money. The hospital in the Philippines won’t treat him even when he was in a coma because he has no money but, thanked God someone helped him. If no one helped him that night, he could have died that night if the doctor did not put a breathing machine on him. THANK YOU SO MUCH. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Jo
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Physical healing – nose cancer of my daughter in law ANP
Physical healing -infertility of MPN from hormonal imbalance
Spiritual healing =Chris P.- peace of mind amd trust in God
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Wilhelmina
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Dear Sister Raquel,
please pray for healing from my depression . thank you I hope you all have a very blessed xmas.
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Bridie.
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Dear Lord,
I come to you now as a sinner, Please forgive me with all my sins especially the ninth and sixth commandment. Please heal my chronic vertigo and underlying illnesses so that I may live my life again and serve you po with all my heart. Plese heal Mama and Nanay Ising because their health is failing at the moment. Please always bless my family with good health and financial stability. I ask this through your son Jesus Christ who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit forever and ever Amen. Love,
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Bobby
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I would like to request prayer to the PRAYER WARRIOR for Mrs. FLORENTINA R. who is sick of unidentified illness which we suspect cause by her menopausal stage. Thanks for the prayer assistance you have extended to her… God bless you all… - I would like to request to the PRAYER WARRIORS a prayer for Ian D. who has afflicted with emotional distress. Thanks for the prayer assistance you may extend to him.
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Josemari
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pls, pray for my untie Dionesia G for her sickness of cyst on ovary
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Erick
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Dear Mother Ignacia Prayer Warriors,
I would like to request for your PRAYERS for: Audie – Nasal Pharyngeal Cancer (Stage 4). Audie is undergoing Chemo & Radiation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Edgar
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Please pray for the full recovery and complete healing of my wife Irma from her wound in her left foot. Pray that there wil no longer be infections, Also, that she be completely delivered from her Lupus ailment. Thank you.
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Tito
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I would like to thank the prayer warriors for praying for my sister who was operated on to remove a cancerous tumor. From that time till now she has managed to go on with life as best as she could. Now she is looking for a peaceful place to live because the place she living in now is not so peaceful anymore which is an obstacle to her getting proper rest. Please pray that someone will buy our house in the province so we can buy another place for her to transfer. Again thank you for your irreplaceable help.
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yoreal
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Please pray Ray B who was hospitalized on the 1st of January. We pray that all problems are corrected and he has a speedy recovery. All according to the will of the Father, in Jesus’ Holy Name through the powerful intercession of the Blessed Mother, St. Raphael and all the holy angels and saints.
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St Raphael community
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Sister,  ung ate ko po c Joanne ay merong A.L.L. or Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since May.Nung nag chemo sya last month para sa last na intensive cycle dun nagdown tlaga ung immune system nya. Nasa ICU po sya ngaun since Nov 28 dahil sa infection ng malakas na bacteria. Inintubate po sya, pinatulog at nung ginicing na nla nahirapan po ung mga doctor.. pero thank God at nung Dec 8 gumicing sya at after 4 days kinuha ang tube pero maraming complications sa liver,kidney, intestines at other organs..Di sya even makalakad at nahihirapan igalaw mga daliri sa paa at kamay.Ngaun sumusuka at nagpapass sya ng stool na my dugo..dahil sa ischemia sa stomach at ulceration pati na sa small intestine…kanina po nilagyan ng tubo na maliit ung tyan nya kc lumaki dahil sa ascitis..  at ako po ay talagang naaawa na sa kanya pero lumalaban po talaga sya.. Di kami nawawalan ng hope sister.. Alam namin anjan ang Dyos at lahat may purpose.. Please sister help us to pray for my sister’s complete healing…. Nasa ibang bansa po kami at ako po ung nag-aalaga sa kanya..Gusto ko pong kuhanin din ung ate ko at mga magulang para makita nila si ate at maging masaya sya at maencourage pa na lumaban.. .Please pray for me also sister na iguide ako ng Dyos para lumakas pa para sa ate ko…Mahal na mahal ko po sya..Maraming salamat sister.. God Bless us all..
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Aireen
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1.  For Carlos & Gabriel for a return to the church. For Felix and Sr. Maria of Jesus for better health.  For Anna for tyroid cancer…prayers and for Barbara to be healed of her knees…Thank you for your prayers. For Jose for betterment of health.   D. Castaneda Blessings and thank you for all your prayers during this holy season of Christmas.
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Eva
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pls. pakidasal po kina Joshua, Heny, Vida, Nena na makapunta diyan sa Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry ngayong Enero 2011, para po maibless ninyo bilang prayer warrior
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Erick
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I would like to ask for prayers for the following: Jean for wisdom and guidance for her decision making. Don who does not believe in God, that our Lord will show him his power and majesty. Jo Anna, that she will be guided towards the right path. Kevin, that he stop his addiction to alcohol Senica, that she finds peace, happiness and forgiveness in her heart. Leo, please that Our Lord will heal him from his sickness (liver). Mayeth, cancer 4th stage. Jessica, that she may pass the entrance exam in Up and Ateneo Henry, that our Lord will bless him and may his business prospers. Myself, that the pain on my left cheek be gone Thank you so much Sister and may our Lord bless all of us.
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Janet
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Hi,
I would like to request for the healing oil, I’m having digestive problems for several weeks now. I watch daily Father Suarez and Sister Raquel’s Prayer over healing on youtube. Do I need to send any postage fee? Thanks and God bless! In Christ,
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Belle A
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NO NEED TO SEND POSTAGE FEE. WE TAKE CARE OF THAT.
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Dear Sr. Raquel
I am Fr. Crispin, a priest from the Diocese of San Fernando La Union. I just came out of the hospital because of my high cholesterol level, I suffered high blood, and enlargement of the heart. my doctor told me to rest for a month and I am following it. But I trust in your prayer healing and your prayer healing group. Please include me as one of your client, because I miss to celebrate masses now. I want to continue serving the Lord and want that my body is well and healed. Hope to be prayed over. Thank You
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Crispin
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dear sister racquel and all loving and helping mankind,
help me pray for this, please pray for this! please pray plz for jacques my fiancee for having a lung problem or bronchitis plz help him pray for restoring his health and live normally without illness plz cure his illness. i need him so much i ned ur prayer. and always to my father rufo having a hemangioma cyst in his left arm plz help us pray for not getting worst and will cure the illness. and to maria for having a problem with her heart and she is admitted in hospital right now plz  help us pray for her recovery. and for my grandmother have a long life and good health, to my family belssings and good health and also to myself a good health and i wish to have a visa soon this coming year and many more blessings to come over, in Jesus name we pray amen..
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RUFFA
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Sister Raquel,
HAPPY NEW YEAR nga pala sa inyong lahat. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga pinadala mo sa akin na nagsilbing aral sa akin. At huwag kang mag alaala sisikapin ko na masusunod ko ang lahat na aral na binigay mo sa akin ito ay dahil sa atin Panginoong Dios na si JESUS. Yung Healing Oil nga pala please padalhan nyo ko. Maraming salamat po. Nagmamahal,
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Cecilio C
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Peace. Gusto ko po sanang mag-request ng prayers para sa tatay ko, Julio Jr po… may memory loss po; hindi pa naipapa-check-up.at nanay ko na si Julieta, na puno ng sama ng loob at pighati. gusto ko po syang dalhin/isama sila sa Healing center; sa Susano st Novaliches lang naman po sila nakatira. Pero ako po ay naka-base na sa Pampanga. Salamat po.
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Julio III
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HINDI KA NAMAN KAILANGANG KASAMA PAG PUNTA NIYA SA HEALING CENTER. ASK SOMEONE TO BRING HER.
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Please pray for my 9 month grandnephew, Shayan Michael Jr. who was diagnosed with leukemia at 1 month old. Tonight after chemo, the transplant process will follow. Thank God for the match. He will have a bone marrow transplant. Please pray for a successful process. May the Lord guide and give wisdom and knowledge to the doctors and all those involved in the process. May the Lord hold Shayan Jr. in His loving arms. Thank you and God bless,
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Zenny R K
Glendale, California
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Please pray for my father in law. May he rest in peace in Jesus. Amen
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Juris
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Dear sisters and brothers, and sister raquel,
Hello,i would like to request for a prayer healing for my mom JEAN …last dec.29,2010,she fell ,her groin or singit ..it hurt so much that she its hard for her to walk and stand… we havent go to doctor yet,,,coz i know PAPA JESUS will heal her….pls pray for her that her groin and hips will be normal again and hope she can walk as normal again..hope she will be all well again.. attach is my mom’s picture…thank you..
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kathleen
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Dear Sisters,
My name is Maria T, 34 years old.  I would love to go to your place for the healing service but my current situation makes it difficult to go at this time. Me and my family are currently in Dubai. If it’s God’s willing, we will be able to go to Philippines by April 2011. I need your help to please pray for me as I have stage 4 breast cancer. I’ve been undergoing treatment for more than two years now and I am too tired to continue with the treatments.   I want to be free from this sickness, I want to live a new life and serve the Lord.  Please pray for my complete healing.   Thank you very much in advance.   God bless you more. Regards,
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Maria T
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Dear SisterRaquel, Bro Bernie, Sister Nora and fellow prayer warriors:
Please Include in your prayers healing for Noel P- stomach pains and cramps. Elda P- Back pains. Amado P Sr. Good physical condition. thank you very much.
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evelyn
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dear sister raquel and to all the prayer warriors
first of all, i thank the Lord for giving you, this site as an instrument in helping people all over the world. please help me pray for my cousin boboy, he was diagnosed with cancer and that he may recover soon. also give his family strength to overcome all of these.. thank you and more power.
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marie
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Mahal na Birhen ng Manaoag, nawa’y ipagkaloob nyo na po ang aking matagal ng hiling, bigyang katuparan ang aking panalangin kay ka mario at kapitan roger upang kapwa namin kayo paglingkuran sa mata ng mga dukha … amen.
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My name is Priyanthi , and I am from Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist country where the Christians are a minority of 7%. I got your email address from the internet, as I was desperately searching for prayer Websites to beg for prayers. I would be deeply grateful if your community could uphold my prayer request, during your prayer time at Holy Mass, the Rosary, or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At the same time I wish to make a request from you, that this prayer request will not be forwarded via email, to others as I wish to keep this prayer request confidential, and do not want my email address circulating. I thank God for a community such as yours, who are committed to serve God and people like us, May the Lord increase your vocations, and send many laborers to serve Him through your community. May God Bless Your Community. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph
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WE DO NOT PUBLISH EMAIL ADDRESSES OR GIVE OUT FULL NAMES. SO YOUR PRIVACY IS INSURED. WE PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR INTENTIONS.
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My brother Malik, who is suffering from addiction to alcohol, and is heading on the path of destruction. He is in the midst of a great financial crisis, of which He cannot come out, He is in a state of great depression. To add to It he has no support from his wife,in the Christian upbringing of his children. Please place them under the authority of St. Joseph. Malik is a very exceptionally talented musician, who has given his music to the world. May Mother Mary and St.Joseph lead him into the presence of God where he will experience the liberation of the Divine Mercy and use his music for the glory of God.
1. I ask for prayer that the God will reveal His plan and holy will concerning our land and property, which my mum has divided equally among the three siblings,. We are are at crossroads, with my mum not wanting to sell, and my bro Malik demanding that we sell to resolve his financial crisis while the other two are neutral. Please pray that God will show us and lead us to make the right decision.
2. I ask for prayers that God will send me a good Christian domestic assistant who will help me with my work at home, as I have a very demanding job with my music ministry, and teaching, that demands many hours away from home.
3. I ask prayers for my mum Reeni who is a kidney patient, that the hand of God be upon her, show her His mercy, and grant her healing.
4. Finally for my husband Wilhelm who was once a heavy drinker and who gave up , but seems to be starting to drink again. That God will remove the desire for liquor from his system, and for my daughter Mariella and myself, that our home be protected from all evil powers and enemy attacks. Thank you and God Bless you for being there for us and supporting us .
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My husband and I pray for good health and a blissful married life. We hope that both of us will be able to get a **job that we really like** in 2011 and work in a company with a **good salary and benefits**. We pray that my husband will be able to **close his big accounts** with Company A, B, C and D in January 2011 so that we will be able to help others financially. We thank the Lord for all the blessings that He has given us.*
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Dear Sr. Raquel and Prayer Warriors,
May I ask for prayers for the following concerns:
1) healing of 6 breast cysts found in my mammogram
2) healing of pain in both my arms/joints/muscles caused by gym injury
3) healing of emotional hurts/marital issues
4) conversion of rwr/ lct/mtl/jpt/sct/tomo
5) financial healing/sustainable livelihood/business/job
6) healing for unforgiveness/unloving thoughts & words towards lct/rr
7) healing of negative feelings re dso/ro
9) healing for Rafaela’s asthma/growth hormone health concerns
10) healing of relationships bet siblings gcr/msgj
11)healing for BM/GMDR/MDN/AG/RYG/WXJ/MRPR/CL/KRS/JY
Thank you and may God bless your work fruitfully.
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May God Bless you all. My names is Sherry. My family is in need of a financial blessing in order for us to keep our vehicle and home due to IRS problems. stand in agreement with me and my family for God to make ways for us to get through this so that we can also help others . God said that He will supply all of our needs .Please keep my family in prayer for financial blessing and I will continue to pray for you all God bless and Love you.
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Sherry
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Sister,
I am requesting that a prayer for my cousin Cely be healed from her siskness at the hospital at New Orleans. Probably stroke. Amen
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Elpidio
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Please pray for me. I am applying for a Sabbatical leave of absence for the next school year. If it is God’s will may I be granted the request If not, I hope i will find the right decision to make for the next year. Thank you
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Grretings to you & all your congregation members in the Everlasting name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Dear Sister Raquel Reodica ,
I am Indian catholic bachelor , aged 42 yrs working in Jubail , Saudi Arabia. My parents left this world and are in HIS presence. I am lone & i have no brothers & siters. It was God’s will that I should know about your *Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry* <http://www.sisterraquel.com/category/mother-ignacia-healing-ministry/>
Praise & thank the Lord for such ministry . Kindly pray for me for following requests
1. Complete Healing of weak left portion of my body.
2. Complete Healing of my diabetics
3. Purchase of my lost residential property from my gentile neighbour in Hyderabad , India.
4. To bless me with higly God fearing prayer full modest woman as my help mate for rest of my life. Also I will be blessed if you mention your Prayer requests so that I also can pray for you & your congregation members to God of Abraham. We all are brothers & sisters in Lord Jesus Christ. With thanks & best regards Your brother in HIS Vineyard
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Nasan
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PRAYING FOR DAUGHTER’S VERY DIFFICULT MARRIAGE. husband is alcoholic, physically, verbally and emotionally abusive to her. two of the children are special needs children. amdg
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salamat sa pag email s akin ng eastwind. very timing kasi ito ang panahon na nagbabalik loob ako sa Panginoon at naghahanap ng pwedeng pagkatiwalaan ng aking pananampalataya. Sana makaharap ko rin ng personal si Sr Raquel. Kailangn ko ang tulong sa patuloy na pagpapagaling ko ng ang aking kaluluwa. Dahil sa paglapit ko sa mga manggagamot ay di na kami ng nagkaroon ng katahimikan at pati katawan ko ay ginamit nila upang sapian ng ibang espiritu. sa ngayon ay patuloy pa rin nila akong ginugulo at tinatakot. tanging ang pagrorosario at holy water ang sandata ko. di ko na masabi sa asawa dahil sobra siyang mag-alala. ang alam niya ay wala na. pero ang tutuo nararamdaman ko pa rin sila paminsan minsan. pilit ko lang pinaglalabanan. gusto ko ng mawala ito at mamuhay ng normal at naglilingkod sa Dyos. Sobrang gipit pa kami ngayon kaya di ako makaalis upang humungi ng tulong. kahit ang pagkain namin ay hirap na rin kami. at naawa na ako sa mga anak ko. lalo na sa anak kong may autism, pineal cyst at hypothyroidism. sana matulungan nyo ako. kung ano ang dapat kong gawin kasi kinakaya ko lang ito sa sarili ko.Salamat ng marami.
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Lydia
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http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/07/announcement7-disaster-messages-and-healing-oil-history/
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MOTHER IGNACIA HEALING MINISTRY BLOG SITE
www.sisterraquel.com
eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com
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THE LORD REIGNS IN CYBERSPACE.
THE LORD HEALS IN CYBERSPACE.
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amdg
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foodforthesoul ANECDOTES13 Jan 2011 04:46 pm

anecdote 16 – EGO IS THE ENEMY team building in an ad agency

foodforthesoul
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EGO IS THE ENEMY
team building in an ad agency
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George is the new creative director of an advertising agency. He is meeting his staff of four copywriters for the first time – Janice, Jeffrey, Liz, and Leo. As he enters the room, the four stop talking and stiffen up.
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GEORGE
Hey, what’s this, the Charlie company? Hello.
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FOUR COPYWRITERS
Hello, sir.
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GEORGE
Okay, relax. You are copywriters, not soldiers. You carry ideas, not guns. I am George but my last name isn’t Patton. I want you to follow after me. [the others follow him] Step 1. stoop forward. Okay, good. Step 2. let your arms hang loose. More loose, more loose. Step 3. shake your arms to let out the tension. Harder, harder. [he shakes Jeffrey’s arm] Janice, feel better?
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JANICE
Yes, sir.
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GEORGE
Janice, I bet your former boss was a tyrant.
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JANICE
A first class Hitler, sir. How’d you know, sir?
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GEORGE
The moment I came in, I knew it from your body language. Let’s change all that. From now on, I’m your buddy first, boss second. Frowning faces are banned in the creative room. Can we sit down? [everyone sits] The first thing I want you to learn is to answer back. I don’t have the final word on creativity. Question everything. I hate yes people. I love rebels. The essence of innovative creativity is being a rebel, a radical. Good new come from radicals. I have here all the ad copies you’ve done in the last six months. [flipping through the pages] I’d say your creative instincts, all four of you, are fantastic … but but but …
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JEFFREY
But their not good enough. Something is lacking.
GEORGE
So you know, Jeffrey. What’s lacking, anyone?
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LEO
We’re not so original?
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GEORGE
Nope. You don’t have to be original to make good copy. You can borrow ideas from the Chinese, for all I care. You can get old ideas and crunch them into a hurricane. So, what’s lacking guys?
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JANICE
You tell us, boss.
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GEORGE
The name’s George. Okay Janice. Are you ready? Your ideas are too raw.
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LIZ
Raw?
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GEORGE
Raw. Not refined. Needs further polishing. Good ideas normally evolve through time. Let me ask. You all have your cubicles, right? [they nod] You all have different products or brands assigned to you, right? [they nod]. That’s the problem. From now on, all products and brands are the responsibility of all, with the one assigned to it only a facilitator.
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JEFFREY.
I get it. You mean we’re presently a bunch of individualistic selfish assholes working solo.
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GEORGE
Bingo. You put it so well, Jeffrey. Your former boss trained you to be so. It’s not your fault. So from now on, no cubicles?
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JANICE
What? I take my lunch in the open? No way. I talk on the phone in front of all you guys? No way.
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GEORGE
I mean you keep your cubicles for your private needs, but you stay in the conference table to work. All creative activities is on a long table. It’s being contructed right now – a huge twelve-feet-diameter knights-of-the-round table. If the phone rings, you run to your cubicle.
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LEO
But we’re only four. That’s too big.
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GEORGE
No, five. Count me in.
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LIZ
Great. I like the idea. Wow, fantastic. Sir, I like you.
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GEORGE
You better. It’s gonna be a high-tech table with no intruding monitors. All monitors are beneath glass in front of you. Everyone can see everyone eyeball to eyeball.
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JEFFREY
You will be inducing war.
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GEORGE
It takes conficts to refine a raw idea. War is good for the creative department. War is a form of bonding. Am I talking sense?
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LIZ
Yes, yes, I can see your point. He’s right guys. We trample on each other’s ideas and refine them. That’s what he wants us to do.
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GEORGE
Liz, I like you.
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LIZ
You better. He wants us to unshackle our selfish asshole-ness and form a team. Guys, hey guys, he wants a team. Oh gosh, how I have been waiting for this. I was beginning to hate my cubicle.
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LEO
Lose our individuality? Become robots loyal to the team? Who takes credits for my idea?
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JANICE
You’re really an asshole, Leo. Can’t you see, you become more individual in a team. Besides, staying in your cubby hole the whole day makes you a robot.
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GEORGE
I am beginning to like you guys. Leo, in my garden, there are individuals but no individual ideas. All concepts, all ideas are communal. If there is anything I want to kill in my garden it is all your hardened egos. No egos here. Egos have destroyed hundreds of creative departments. It is your ego that seeks credit for yourself. If someone has a better idea, you are so jealous, you want to destroy it. Your ego says you are always better than the other guy. We begin a team with total humility. Accept criticism. Accept your idea to be crunched to a pulp by the team.
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JEFFREY
Right, I agree. Better than letting the client crunch my idea. Also, a crunched idea means improving it. You don’t have to throw away the crunched idea, just refine it.
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GEORGE
We will have a big lazy susan at the center of the table so we can pass things to each other.
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George begins to sing a tune. Liz follows, and slowly, the rest. Raymond the President barges in. They stop singing.
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RAYMOND
Hey what’s this, a creative group or a chorale group. Congratulations, George. I can see you have your team all revved up in just the first hour. Anyway, I came to give a short announcement. Our target this year is to win the advertising award. Is that possible? [instead of answering, the group continues to sing] Okay, okay. I was gonna give a pep talk, but I see you don’t need one. [he leaves]
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It took awhile to break egos and to shift from my-idea-your-idea to our-idea. All copies pass through the entire team, evolving from raw to refined, from crude to fantastic. Ideas kept on evolving until they sparkled. In spite of noisy ‘wars’, the protagonists ironically became better friends. They were cruel to ideas and egos, but were gentle to each other. Not one but all were credited for a fantastic copy, although the one assigned was proclaimed. But he or she never thought of it as ‘his’ or ‘her’ idea. It was their idea.
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When the ‘wars’ broke out, George would silently sneak away and watch basketball on TV in his room. They would call him in only for advice or to settle an impasse. True enough, they won the national advertising award. All five went up the stage to accept the trophy.
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the mark of leadership
is in staying behind the scene
and being the facilitator not the actor
the leader does not have to have creative ideas
only creative men with ideas
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true teamwork
does not destroy individualism
but in fact strengthens it
this is the principle of synergy
where one plus one equals a hundred
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in any human endeavor
ego is the enemy, humility the ally
the individual must die for the team
the team must die for the individual
all for one and one for all
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eastwind
eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com
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MOTHER IGNACIA HEALING MINISTRY
www.sisterraquel.com
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SCAN MINISTRY ARCHIVES FOR MORE INSPIRATIONAL MATERIALS –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/04/archive00-entire-ministry-library/
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RECEIVE INSPIRATIONAL MATERIALS AUTOMATICALLY –
SUBSCRIBE AT www.sisterraquel.com
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FOR THE SICK – REQUEST FOR HEALING OIL. READ HISTORY –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/07/announcement7-disaster-messages-and-healing-oil-history/
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THE LORD REIGNS IN CYBERSPACE.
THE LORD HEALS IN CYBERSPACE.
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amdg
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