February 2012 archive
Somalia – civil war, life expectancy = 50 years, median age = 17 years, famine, pirates, hot climate, Sunni Muslim No one is expected to be a Christian in Somalia, so there is no organized church. Muslim converts exist as individual secret believers, and can only know a few others to make a small …
40 Days of Water is being coordinated by blood:water mission February 22 – April 7, 2012. This is the season of Lent – the 40 days before Easter. My plan is to drink only tap water (NOT bottled water) for these 40 days. Collectively we track the money saved on soft drinks, coffee, tea, juices, etc… and give it to enable Ugandans to have clean water sources.
Ethnic Persians are by definition Muslim, so ethnic Christian converts are considered apostates. Almost all Christian activity is illegal – from evangelism to Bible training to publishing Christian books. Many church services are monitored by the secret police. The governor of Tehran has criticized Christian evangelicalism as a ‘corrupt and deviant movement’ and ‘a cultural invasion …
In his book, Telling Secrets, Fredrick Buechner describes a white tower with two rooms. The first is a chapel on the second floor. It is a place of peace and respite — a silent and still place where one can breathe. The other room he calls, the Little Ease. The Little Ease is underneath the …
[from www.americanminute.com] Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day, FEBRUARY 12, 1809, but their lives had opposite effects. Lincoln is best known for freeing millions of slaves by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, claiming all men are created equal. Darwin’s theory of evolution claims men are not equal as some are more …