Good Shepherd
Initiative

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div. (Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

Worldview
of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog


3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River


Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

sidotter


"Squirt" the Otter


Releasing rehabbed critters


Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"


Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.


Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway


Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1


Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care

raccoon_river_sidarms


L'l River raccoon


"Flower"


Candy-cane corn snake


Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry


Brother Tom


Animal-Assisted GSI



Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)


Scotty doing his job well


God's living teddy-bears


Missing the old days


My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"


Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter


Jean meets her keeper's son



Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide


My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.


Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards


Bratar:the cowardly lion


Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people


Candra, Banu's mom


Banu teasing Candra


Byomi asking for a treat


Ali the bitter black panther who learned love


Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable


Scotty meets his first gator


Marriage in Christ


Suzy protecting her rescued puppy


Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady


Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab


Big Red
- gunshot wound


Baby Huey acting tough


Scotty's piggy


Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)


Audubon Zoo memories


Lizaboa Animal Assistant


David & elephant Panya


Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog


Charlie
Russian Legless Lizard


Hawk - Barron
powerful talons


Otis - hit by car


Little River as a baby


Little River
working on the lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

GSI - Good Shepherd Initiative - Homepage

HUMAN SHEEPDOGS
Heroes

see also Human Slavery, Religious Persecution




SEMINAR FOR MEN & TEEN SON'S

REAL-MAN IDENTITY:

Reflecting the Son's Character
for Our Father's Honor

POWER POINT as PDF
from the Men's Seminar

AUDIO MP3
- Session 1
- Session 2
- Session 3


 



What about ABUSIVE "CHRISTIANS"?
(see also - "Hypocrites")

CHURCH DISCIPLINE is sadly neglected today. So, there many people who claim to be Christians, yet they don't reflect the image and character of Christ, the fruit of the Spirit. Many are abusive husbands, cruel parents, or even oppressive bosses over virtually enslaved employees.
What's the solution? Pastoral Shepherds and Human Sheepdogs!
( See the article on CHURCH DISCIPLINE.)

Human Oppression RESOURCES


- Samaritan's Purse
- Voice of the Martyrs (Persecution.com)
- IJM (International Justice Mission)

- Shared Hope International

(Trafficking, Slavery, Political & Religious Persecution)

by International Justice Mission founder and director, Gary Haugen, GOOD NEWS ABOUT INJUSTICE: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

"A book of prophetic and vital significance. Gary Haugen has pioneered in a field where Christians should be at the forefront." ----Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace? and Soul Survivor

* CAUTION: This excellent book is endorsed by a wide range of respected individuals, many of whom are biblically sound, such as Dr. Stott (see his FOREWARD quotes below. However, it is also endorsed by others like Tony Campolo and Rob Bell, who have reduced the gospel to mere social action, that is "social justice" without individual "justification". The good news is that Gary Haugen and IJM rightly center their pursuit of justice around the cornerstone of personal justification before God our Creator.

"A book of prophetic and vital significance. Gary Haugen has pioneered in a field where Christians should be at the forefront." ----Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace? and Soul Survivor

** From Dr. John Stott's FOREWARD:
"Gary Haugen's book is a powerful combination of narrative and Scripture, of dramatic storytelling and biblical reflection, of human injustice and the justice of God.

"One moment we are in the Rwandan killing fields, watching with mute horror the genocide of Tutsis, or in the red-light district of a large Asian city whose brothels hold young children captive, while the next moment we are deep in Scripture, exploring the character and will of God. . . . . On the one hand we are introduced to injustice, which always involves the abuse of power, and to the wide range of its victims. . . . On the other hand we are confronted in the Scripture by the true and living God, who loves justice and hates injustice . . . .

First, what sort of God do we believe in? Is he concerned exclusively with individual salvation? Or does he have a social conscience? . . . . To ask ourselves these questions honestly - about God, Christ, human beings and the church - and to answer them biblically, as Gary Haugen does, is to expose ourselves to radical challenge and change. . . . We are reminded of God's character, of his purpose to work through his people . . . .my advice to would-be readers is 'Don't!' - unless you are willing to be shocked, challenged, persuaded and transformed." [Emphasis Added


RENTING LACY: A Story of America's Prostituted Children
by Representative Linda Smith

"Linda's tenacity and advocacy for those who are trapped in these situations has already roused many to action, but this book will awaken far more...Some will be shocked. Some will be outraged. Some will be saddened. My hope is that all will be spurred to action."

-Ernie Allen, President and CEO
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


REAL CHRISTIANITY, by William Wilberforce, possibly the single most powerful influence in stopping the transatlantic, African slave trade.


"Just in time for the release of Amazing Grace, the movie about the life of William Wilberforce, is this edition of his classic book from 1797, Real Christianity, paraphrased in modern language and made more accessible to contemporary readers. This is the book that helped abolish the slave trade in the United Kingdom, and called Christians to live a more authentic life of faith more than 200 years ago.

The timeless truths it contains will speak to readers in fresh ways today. Christians who eschew cultural Christianity in favor of a real faith in Christ will find the principles here thought-provoking and applicable. The social justice orientation will appeal to readers of Jim Wallis, Os Guinness, Charles Colson, Shane Claiborne, John Perkins, Bono, and Nancy Pearcy. Readers will also find the book is a good litmus test of the authenticity of their own faith."


Genuine, Christ-following Christians have been enslaved, persecuted, tortured, and killed by pseudo-Christians throughout history. Beware the tendency of anti-Christians to use pseudo-Christian examples to misrepresent "Christianity":