Archive for January, 2008


Names Of Politicians

January 27, 2008

Here is one you haven’t heard in a while…Remember?


South of Xenia, OH on route 42


On The Lighter Side

January 25, 2008

Time to blog has been at a premium of late. So hopefully these will put a smile on your face.

A young boy was riding to Bible Study with me a while back and remarked that all of the cars his family had owned, as far back as he could remember, had hand cranks for the windows. Well thanks to my Bud Bill Carlisle, here is a solution to that problem. 

Got a pesky squirrel problem…just relocate them.

And what would a day of funny videos be with out a friendly poke at Hillary. This is not new, but still funny.

Have a great day…and be sure to vote!


Turn your everyday shopping into contributions for Arewa Aid!

January 11, 2008


How would you like to start earning money for Arewa Aid everyday – just by shopping? Now you can! We have enrolled in the OneCause Shop & Earn™ program, a year-round shopping program that allows you to earn contributions for Arewa Aid through everyday purchases. It’s absolutely FREE! In fact, you can even save money on your purchases with One Cause’s weekly merchant specials and seasonal promotions.

It’s so simple!

All you have to do is register with OneCause and start shopping online at with hundreds of your favorite leading merchant websites, select stores, and catalogs. Up to 36% of each purchase goes right back to Arewa Aid!

Here’s how to get started

1. Go to and click Join. Choose Arewa Aid to receive the contributions from your purchases.

2. Fill out your Profile Information and choose your Preferences.

3. Opt-in to receive emails about purchase confirmations, new merchants, special promotions, and extra bonuses. Be sure to add to your address book.


Remember, the more you shop through OneCause, the more you earn for Arewa Aid!

I believe that the ONECAUSE program has tremendous potential. If you have questions concerning this program, how to register, or anything else, drop me a note. I will be more than happy to assist you. Remember that once you are registered you must reach your favorite merchant by going through the ONECAUSE site for your purchases to count for AREWA AID. Also, encourage others to sign up. It is just another way to support AREWA AID.


It Is Official

January 3, 2008


Arewa Aid Executive Committee Announces Appointment of Development Officer

Lee Hodges to begin work for Arewa Aid starting January 1, 2008

The Executive Committee of Arewa Aid is happy to announce the appointment of Lee Hodges of Hendersonville, Tennessee as Development Officer beginning January 1, 2008. Lee has been a minister for 30 years, and became interested in the mission of Arewa Aid through his meeting with Dr. Bradley Dean Blake, the founder of Arewa Aid.

Mr. Hodges primary responsibility will be to foster the relationship between Arewa Aid and it’s supporters, and create new relationships with interested churches, individuals and businesses that are interested in supporting humanitarian work in Northern Nigeria.

Lee has extensive experience in missions through his work with many churches of Christ in Michigan, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, including developing programs within churches to teach mission preparation.

Board Member John Mark Hicks expressed his gratitude to Mr. Hodges, stating, “I am so pleased that Lee has chosen to work with us. His reputation and work ethic will allow Arewa Aid to continue to grow while Dr. Blake and his wife Jen continue their work in Nigeria. We are truly excited to appoint someone to continue the development of Arewa Aid here in the United States, while the work continues to expand in Maiduguri, Nigeria”.