February 2012 archive

What is Leap Year?

5 Minute Challenge – Somalia

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 …

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Micah 6:8 – Freedom Fighter words

I don’t think anything moves the heart of the freedom fighter into knowing they are following God more than the words of Micah.
Do Justice.
Love Mercy.
Walk humbly with God.
So simple, yet so desperately needed in our broken and unjust world.

I’m drinking only tap water during Lent so Ugandans can have safe water. Join me?

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.

5 Minute Challenge – Iran

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 …

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“Little Ease”

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 …

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5 Minute Challenge – Maldives

Pray for the Christians on the Maldive islands – that they will be brave among the secrecy. Pray that God will make Himself known.

HUMOR: The Secret of Tech Support

Feb 12 – Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin

[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 …

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NYC churches prohibited from meeting in schools

Starting tomorrow, churches who have been meeting in New York City schools will be locked out. It has been the decision of Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC Board of Education to prevent churches from meeting in schools. This affects approximately 70 churches in the NYC area. Read more about this issue.