ECONOMICS AND ENTERPRISE
ONE ON ONE
It was a late-night reflection that prompted Lisa Denha to start the Chaldean Moms of Metro Detroit page. “It was an idea I had that I felt like the community needed,” said Denha. “We don’t realize how much we have in common with other women in the Chaldean community and how much we could grow from one another.”
Padre Pio once said, “Even though the Lord is in us, He still wants us to ask for what we desire.”
And that’s exactly what Jeff Kassab did after months of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to cure his colon cancer. He prayed to Jesus Christ and his favorite saint, Padre Pio.
“Lord, I am at your service,” he invoked. “You helped me, you healed me, and whatever you want from me I’ll give to You. That is my desire.”
It was Labor Day weekend a couple of years ago and we were hanging out with my side of the family at a friend’s pool. My husband, Ron, who had been diagnosed with diabetes a few months earlier and was on a daily dose of pills, wasn’t feeling well that day. He chalked it up to being tired from a busy week at work and having eaten way too many stuffed jalapeno peppers that day.
Just because summer is winding down, doesn’t mean the summer body that you worked so hard for should fade away along with it. Or, perhaps like many, you never quite got going on getting fit for summer because you absolutely despise the mere mention of the word `exercise’.
A couple months ago, we dedicated our July issue to informing our readers on key races throughout the state. We started with the gubernatorial race and even got into a few of the congressional races. The August 7 primary was a whirlwind, candidates and constituents alike were on the edge of their seats awaiting the results.
We bring you the candidates that will be heading into the general election in about two months. Read up on your district and head into the polls prepared to make an informed decision – midterm elections are key in getting your voice heard in Lansing.
Deputy Chief Curt Lawson has been serving with the West Bloomfield Police Department for 24 years. As a child, he had his sights set on the FBI, but that later changed after he attended college and began a career at the West Bloomfield Police Department. He loved it so much that he never left.
ECONOMICS AND ENTERPRISE
University of Michigan’s Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) chapter hosted their tenth annual Live From Babylon Event on March 9 at BTB Cantina in Ann Arbor. Each year the CASA board chooses a charity as the beneficiary. This year, CASA chose to honor CODE Legal Aid for their work with the deportation crisis. Raising more than $13,000, CASA surpassed their initial goal of $10,000, making this year’s event the most successful to date.
The Chaldean Iraqi American Association of Michigan honored Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim on November 30 at a dinner at Shenandoah Country Club. More than 600 people were in attendance as Bishop Ibrahim was honored for his moral, spiritual and financial support of Shenandoah throughout its history but most especially during the difficult economic times.