For this week's devotion time, teacher-dad, showed us all the list of CNN Heroes of the Year. It was very encouraging to meet ordinary people whose lives and works have done extraordinary impact to the world.
Meet our real heroes: (Top 10)
CHAMPIONING CHILDRENBrad Blauser is providing hope and mobility to disabled children and their families in Iraq. Since 2005, his Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids program has distributed nearly 650 free pediatric wheelchairs to children in need.
CHAMPIONING CHILDRENDerrick Tabb started The Roots of Music to give young people an alternative to New Orleans' streets. His music education program provides free tutoring, instruments and music instruction to more than 100 students.
CHAMPIONING CHILDRENBudi Soehardi founded a children's home in one of the poorest areas of Indonesia. Today, Roslin Orphanage in West Timor provides food, shelter and education to more than 45 children.
COMMUNITY CRUSADERArmy veteran Roy Foster started Stand Down House to help veterans struggling with addiction and homelessness in Florida. Since 2000, his program has provided life-changing services to nearly 900 veterans.
COMMUNITY CRUSADERSchool bus driver Jorge Munoz is helping hungry New Yorkers make it through tough times. Since 2004, he has handed out more than 70,000 meals from his mobile soup kitchen in Queens -- for free.
COMMUNITY CRUSADERBartender Doc Hendley is providing clean water to communities worldwide. Through creative fundraising, his nonprofit Wine to Water has brought sustainable water systems to 25,000 people in five countries.
MEDICAL MARVELBreast cancer survivor Andrea Ivory is bringing early detection to the doorsteps of uninsured women. With mobile mammography vans, her group has provided more than 500 free screenings in Miami, Florida.
PROTECTING THE POWERLESSZimbabwe native Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to provide a haven for young victims of sexual abuse. The organization has rescued more than 35,000 girls since 2001.
YOUNG WONDERJordan Thomas, 20, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, lost both of his legs in a boating accident in 2005. Since then, his Jordan Thomas Foundation has raised more than $400,000 to provide prosthetics for children in need.
And last but not the least, the grand winner of CNN Hero of the Year award:
CHAMPIONING CHILDRENEfren Peñaflorida gives Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. His Dynamic Teen Company's 10,000 members have taught basic reading and writing to 1,500 kids living in the slums. He pushes his cart classroom to bring education to children whose families cannot afford to send them to school. To know more about his story, you can google his name or go direct and watch videos here"Unleash the hero within you.".
"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God."