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World Vision here we come!

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Greetings for the New Year!

January has generally been a month of recovery after a December filled with Christmas music productions, too much sugar would make for some blues.  This year I was determined to feel my best as I knew we were hitting the ground running as of the first of the year.  I am happy that I was a good girl and kept the sugar to a minimum and it is paying off with energy as we begin our partnering project with World Vision.
Now home after 4 days in Seattle, WA speaking and having our eyes opened to the wide, HUGE impact World Vision has made over the last 60 years of it’s existence.  I have read the book “Man of Vision” by Founder Bob Pierces’s daughter Marilee Pierce Dunker and I just have a taste of the breath and width of how far God has used this incredible organization.  Denny and I are beyond honored to be asked to join in the efforts of making a difference in Africa, Ethiopia in particular.  Water: What do you have if you don’t have clean drinking water.  I’ll tell you.  You have disease, hunger, devastation of community after community.
I used to wear a lapel button that simply said; 40,000 which stood for how many people die in a day from starvation.  That number has dropped and drops every year thanks to the concentration of finding clean water for the communities most effected by water deprivation.
Our water project entitled “Liquidate for Living Water” uses the tools of Kingdom Assignment 2.  Selling something of significance and giving the money to the poor.  Denny and I have been in places of leadership in the church for over 40 years now and we know what church budgets look like.  In one word “tight”.  Having to depend on offerings there is not always money to expand to the other side of the globe when you are just trying to keep your head afloat in your own community.  No surprise the economy has effected the giving in churches, but our God is a big God and He will keep making a way for all of us to serve the poor near and far.  Jesus didn’t come to be served as a King might come to expect, but to serve.
This partnering project with World Vision is rolling out this way.  Churches will not be expected to take one penny out of their own budget with this life changing event.
It’s simple:
Using the story of the Rich Young Ruler in Mark 10:17-22 ask your congregation to “Sell Something” over the following 45 days.  We will help you with ideas how to do that in an easy and uniting way, bringing your church and community together.
We will help organize a celebration or a WELL DONE event and this will be fun.
The event will be three fold:
1. This is the opportunity to bring those that have sold something to contribute to this water project for Ethiopia.
2. We will bring celebrated Christian musicians to you making the potential for this to be a city wide outreach event in your church.  We will use media to help you tell the stories of your congregants is a beautiful and moving way.
3.  One more opportunity to make a difference and that will be the chance to embrace and support a World Vision sponsor child in Western Africa, where their future is dependent on clean drinking water.  How can they learn the good news of Jesus Christ if their stomachs are growling so loud they can not hear.
My lapel button has changed and the number has gone up.  Not 40,000, but 500,000.  This is the amount of men, women and children that will be affected and have the opportunity for life giving water if we are successful in raising one million dollars toward this project.  Think of what this could do over the next 100 years as generation after generation of children grow to healthy adults.
Would your church like to be involved?  Just let us know at www.kingdomassignment.org or www.GoServeSomeone.org

bellesis-butterworthsJessie and Marisa Butterworth did a great job leading worship for us when we spoke to the staff during chapel at the World Vision Offices in Seattle, WA…what a blessing to reunite.  Marisa and our daughter Brooke were room mates at APU.  Also… where they both met their great husbands Jessie and Darren :)

Friends Promo!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

In my desire to expand the territory of people with well done projects and groovy ministries please take a sec to check out these links that are…Fun.Fantastic+Fresh!

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I caught my friend Nick Vujicic in a speed text challenge last weekend. Please check it out…give it a 5 rating, leave a positive comment and pass it on!  He uses his two toes up against a Pastor with two hands…it’s epic :)

Also…Nick’s 1st book “Life Without Limits” came out Oct. 26th…pick up a copy!  What a journey…Congratulations Nick!

Katharine McPhee has a new CD out entitled “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” oh so true.  Get this CD and play it with your loved ones.  Old treasured favorites revised and new ones-”It’s Not Christmas Without You” wonderfully written by Kat.  Enjoy!

Bobby Banister from “Half Priced Hearts” launches his bands video “Lacy Let’s Go” TODAY!  It features Charity Vance www.charityvance.net as “Lacy”…darling! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s6IXP_ZA5M
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No surprise I meet people in random places.  Gotta have eyes to see…and I did at a Starbucks when I gave one of my Jer. 29:11 stickers to Linnea Ray over a year ago.  Fantastic girl for God :)   She will be performing this Friday at Life Church in Irvine, 45 Tesla, same place we had this years WELL DONE Awards.  Her voice will be used to benefit a ministry called Ceitci Demirkova www.ceitci.org that helps those that have suffered from the horrific experience of Human Trafficking.  No tickets needed.  Concert starts at 7pm!

Oh and our Grandson and his coach Dad have made it to the Flag Football playoffs…go Caeden and Darren!!!  Did I tell you Caeden has 18 TD’s for this year…ummm yea he’s goooood!!!  Had to brag :)  But let me note…our Caeden has beat every one but me in Fantasy Football!  Had to brag :)

Love you all! – Leesa

Remember…God loves knee mail!
Leesa Bellesi
Kingdom Assignment International
Home of the Annual WELL DONE Awards
“turning heads and hearts into the hands and feet of Christ.”
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4th Annual WELL DONE Awards Launched Today…

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
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Kingdom Assignment
WELL DONE Awards

Date: Sunday June 6th 2010

Time: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Life Church
25 Tesla Irvine, CA 92618

We look forward to seeing you and three of your family and friends at this years Annual WELL DONE Awards. Enjoy an afternoon of hearing amazing stories of faith while on a Kingdom Assignment. This event is to encourage the Saints, proclaim the Gospel and help Kingdom Assignment International continue their work of Globally advancing God’s Kingdom while spurring others on to be good stewards of their Talents, Treasure and Time.

Please note that seats are on a first come, first serve basis. We expect this NEW event location to be full to the brim with fellow believers, so being on time for seats will be important.
Red Carpet begins at 3:30 pm-Doors will open at 4:00 pm.

Be there at 3:30 and meet presenters and performers:
icarly’s Nathan Kress and Noah Munck
2010 American Idol Contestant Charity Vance
Singer Bobby Bannister of Half Priced Hearts
Author and Radio Host Stephen Arterburn
And many more…

Join us on Twitter and Facebook and/or check back often towww.GoServeSomeone.org for exciting updates

May God richly bless you as you fulfill your daily
Kingdom Assignments for Him…See you soon!

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WELL DONE Awards!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

This post is long in coming… so much about AI I have not even gotten to, but I will.  Got to go to the Finale and sit with the Gokey’s, After Party, Limo… all good and fun (pics to follow).  But what I had to throw myself into the day after was the 3rd Annual WELL DONE Awards that I was producing.  Millions of details including publishing and printing 3 new books.  Kingdom Assignment 3 “What Will Do With The TIME God Has Given You”,  Children’s book “I Have A Special Purpose” Daniel Goes On A Kingdom Assignment, and a pictorial book telling the story of the Kingdom Assignment and how it came to be… whew!  Miracle… something only God could do and He did!

A few AI people were there… Phil Stacey, Jason Castro, Michael Castro, Warm-Up Artist from AI Cory Almeida, and from iCarly Nathan Kress and Noah Munck…

If you go straight to our website www.kingdomassignment.org     you can check out the latest on the WDA, below is the thank you I sent to all who served us and the Master so so well.  WELL DONE!

To those of you who gave of your Talent, Treasure and/or Time (prayer) to the 3rd Annual WELL DONE Awards Denny and I want to thank you so much.

It was a glorious evening… something only God could do.  
To Him be the glory for ever and ever!

 

 

We will be in touch, but wanted to get this off to you asap!
Please check out Todays and last Fridays article in the OC Register.  
Lori Basheda did a wonderful job covering this years WDA story. 

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Video/ intro of the night…
Also, Darren Kings Pics (taken by Joe Ohman, thanks Joe) from the night…
fun to relive it all :-)


I don’t have everyone’s email so please pass this on and please forgive me if some of you get this twice or even three times :-)
Love, love, love to you all – Leesa and Denny
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“call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

 

Yes… Danny Gokey’s Mom’s is my newest friend!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Check out the latest Article on the AI Ministry and the WELL DONE Awards, Sunday May 31st at the Grove of Anaheim… do not miss it :-)

Danny Gokey clan hanging in the OC – Offbeat OC – OCRegister.com

Run don’t walk to see “The Cross”!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

 

Take your Friends to see “The Cross”!  Jesus’ name is lifted high with this true story!

Last Wednesday Denny and I had the privilege of attending the Premiere of the movie “The Cross”.  It opened in Theaters nation wide on Friday.  For me it was especially sweet because I was able to re-unite with an old friend.  I was one of Arthur Blessitt’s original Jesus Freaks in the early 70′s, enthusiastically marching down Van Nuys Blvd. up to Sunset Blvd. shouting “give me a J” and sticking his “reds” as he calls them or stickers with scripture on them on any flat surface we could find.  

“The Cross” Producers Matt and Laurie Crouch did a fantastic job on this documentary telling the story of Arthur’s unbelievable journey.  You will laugh, cry and be astounded that this faithful servant is still alive to tell his story.  It brought back so many memories for me personally i.e. almost getting suspended from Cleveland High School for defaming school property with the “reds”…. oops, I was such a rebel :-)  Even remembering that, as a teenager, I had dated Arthur’s worship leader “Justin Time”, not a joke that is his real name!
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Good News!  We will be awarding Arthur, his wife and Movie Producers Matt and Laurie Crouch at this years WELL DONE Awards.  Please find attached the poster that announces the 3rd Annual WDA at the Grove of Anaheim Sunday May 31st 2009 Tickets are a donation of $25.  The sooner you order your tickets the better the seats. Tables of 10 are available, but moving quickly.  This benefit for Kingdom Assignment International will be a night filled with amazing stories of faith and incredible entertainment that you will not want to miss.  For Tickets call the KA office at: 949-916-2333 or see our website at www.kingdomassignment.org

Be Inspired through the music and interviews of:

* Darren King and his worship band
* American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey
* Season 8 American Idol Contestants Jamar Rogers and Michael      Castro
* Scott Rigsby, A double amputee becoming a Triathlon World Champion
* Arthur Blessitt, the man behind the movie “The Cross”
* iCarly’s Nathan Kress and Noah Munch will be there to work our version of the 
“Red Carpet”, hearing all about what God is doing through you… To God’s glory!
And so much more….

Find out how God used the money you contributed to fund KA’s around the world.
Stories, stories, stories from Children (as young as 4), Men and Women that are making a difference in communities near and far for God’s kingdom.
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