Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF)
recently awarded the 4th scholarship for university study by a needy but bright
student in gujaraat, India..
..PVAF is presently processing few more
scholarship application based on "education parachutes"
made, packed and provided by donors who believe in upholding
.. All this is happening at PVAF because
of a lot of dedicated bhkti
that is being performed by volunteers which results in all of us
receiving pRsaad as
krupaa (grace) of our Creator and
...Here is a real life story of an "unknown" parachute packer who does his
own bhkti to uphold his
sv-DHARm...please click on the next
line to read about this real life story how you can pack a parachute to help
somebody's life....to prosper....
PERFORM sv-DHARm THROUGH
PACKING A LIFE PARACHUTE OF
Charles Plumb, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was a jet pilot in Vietnam.
After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.
Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6
years in a Vietnamese prison. He survived the
ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.
One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at
another table came up and said, "You're Plumb! You flew jet fighters in
Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!"
"How in the world did you know that?" asked Plumb. "I packed your parachute,"
the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his
hand and said, "I guess it worked!" Plumb assured him, "It sure did. If your
chute hadn't worked, I wouldn't be here today."
Plumb couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, "I kept
wondering what he might have looked like in a Navy uniform, a white hat, a bib
in the back, and bell-bottom trousers. I wonder how many times I might have
seen him and not even said, "Good morning, how are you?" or anything because,
you see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor. Plumb thought of the
many hours the sailor had spent on a long wooden table in the bowels of the
ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute,
holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn't even know.
"Now," Plumb asks his fellow mankind, "who's packing your parachute?" Everyone
has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day. Plumb also
points out that he needed many kinds of parachutes
when his plane was shot down over enemy territory --- he needed his physical
parachute, his mental parachute, his emotional parachute, and his spiritual
parachute. He called on all these supports before reaching safety.
Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really
important. We may fail to say hello, please, or thank you, congratulate
someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment,
or just do something nice for no reason.
As you go through this week, this month, this year, recognize people who pack
PVAF is sending you
this as my way of thanking you for your part in packing my parachute!!!
PVAF also takes this opportunity to offer a special prayer to you to get
inspired by Creator bRHmH to pack a education parachute for one of the 125
students who need financial assistance to study at university in gujaraat....the
study that will change their future from stark poverty to progressive prosperity
for their generation and for their many generations to come.
PACKING AN EDUCATION PARACHUTE YOU ARE PARACHUTING MANY GENERATIONS OUT OF
POVERTY INTO PROSPERITY.....
Here is the details on how you can participate in the PVAF GUJARAAT