Thursday, July 24, 2014

Persecuted Sudanese Woman Gets To Meet Pope Francis

Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who was imprisoned and once sentenced to death for apostasy before being released following international outrage; flew into Italy this morning in company of her husband Daniel Wani and their two children Martin and Maya and met with Pope Francis at Casa Santa Martath inside the Vatican.
According to the head of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, the meeting took place in a 'very serene & affectionate' environment, and Pope Francis thanked Meriam for her 'courageous witness to perseverance in the Faith.'
Fr. Lombardi said Meriam thanked the Pope for his prayers, saying they provided great support and encouragement to her during her ordeal. Here are pictures from their meeting.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Prayer.....


Prayer is so simple
It is like quietly opening a door
and slipping into the very presence of God
There in the stillness
To listen to His voice
Perhaps to petition
Or only to listen
It matters not
Just to be there
In His Presence
Is Prayer

- Author Unknown

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sunday Video - "Pray For You" - Nosa

Enjoy this track from Nosa - "Pray For You"

Nosa has branded himself with the use of the Pidgin language in his music and he is making the pidgin language really "hip". Lyrically with his songs, Nosa aims to, first and foremost, inspire the listener then to provoke change and deliver good music.



He is currently with the Chocolate City crew.

The Story Behind My Papal Visit - Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Copeland and Pope Francis

Kenneth Copeland shares the story behind his recent visit to Pope Francis in the Vatican city.

On June 23, 2014, Kenneth Copeland, along with James and Betty Robison and other evangelical church leaders, met with the Pope in Rome at the Pope’s request. On June 30, 2014, Kenneth Copeland explained to his Partners and Friends at the Southwest Believers’ Convention the significance of this meeting.

Dr Tony Rapu writes to President Goodluck Jonathan - We are at a dead end

Dr. Tony Rapu heads the group of ministries comprising This Present House, God Bless Nigeria and The Waterbrook. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Freedom Foundation.

He recently wrote an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria. Here it is......


Your Excellency,

More than two millennia ago, the prophet Daniel observed that, "God changes the times and the seasons and lifts up kings and deposes them." These are salient words for you as you try to interpret Nigeria’s current circumstances. The scriptures further tell us that the sons of Issachar understood the times and they knew what to do. The 'House of Issachar' represents two powerful resources you will need today – prophetic awareness and strategic insight. Like those proverbial sons of Issachar, you must understand our current political and social setting vis a vis our historical context, and also have a grasp of the strategies required to govern effectively at such a time as this.

Mr. President, as you probably know, the history of a nation can be understood in two ways. First, it can be erroneously seen as the normal chronological sequence of unrelated events. Secondly, it can be understood as a smokescreen for the operation of a higher providential agenda and the field of conflict between cosmic forces. Your task as a perceptive leader is to go beyond the apparent and to perceive the workings of providence behind the curtain of history.

The challenge for you now is quite frankly one of acuity and discernment. Does the current political wrangling have a deeper dimension of interpretation beyond what many officials in your cabinet and administration can readily discern? What story could God be telling you through our national history? What lessons are you meant to derive from current contemporary events? What posture should you assume as our President in a season when so many forces are arrayed against you and your government?

Monday, March 3, 2014

TRAGIC! Islamic Extremists Kill at Least 29 Young Students


Suspected Islamic extremists killed at least 29 students at a school dormitory in a pre-dawn attack early Tuesday, the spokesman for the governor of Nigeria’s Yobe state told The Associated Press.

Soldiers guarding a checkpoint near the government school were mysteriously withdrawn hours before the attack, said the spokesman Abdullahi Bego.

The militants locked the door of a dormitory where male students were sleeping and then set it ablaze, slitting the throats of those who tried to clamber out of windows and gunning down those who ran away, said teacher Adamu Garba.

He said some students were burned alive in the attack that began around 2 a.m.

Female students were spared in the attack, said spokesman Bego. The attackers went to the females’ dormitories and told the young women to go home and get married and to abandon the Western education they said is anathema to Islam, he said.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A cry for help from Syrian church leaders!

Christians are being targeted by militants in war-torn Syria, says church leaders in the country.

Syrian church leaders raised the warning during a visit to Washington DC last week sponsored by Barnabas Fund and the Westminster Institute in the US.

During their visit, they took part in a panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation under the harrowing title of "Marked for Destruction: The Plight of Syria's Christians".

The panel shared that more than 1,200 Christians were martyred in Syria in 2013 alone and that over 600,000 have fled the country. Many still remain in Syria where they are at risk of abduction and acts of violence, and struggling with the same hardships as the rest of the population.

Barnabas Fund estimates that between 30 and 40 per cent of churches in Syria have been seriously damaged or completely destroyed as a result of the fighting.

Riad Jarjour, a Presbyterian pastor from Homs and former president of the Middle East Council of Churches, said: "If this continues the way it is, there will come a time when there will be no more Christians in Syria."

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