March 2012 archive

5 Minute Challenge – Eritrea

All evangelical churches were closed following the government’s ban on all religious groups other than state-approved Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran or Islamic groups in 2002. Anyone discovered to be an evangelical is tortured and forced to revert to the registered denominations. If they don’t, they are held in military camps without trial. Around 1500 are believed …

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Will you stand for freedom? Will you sign your name?

If you will take a stand for freedom by signing your name to the following petition to President Obama, click here!   Dear President Obama: On January 1, 2013, our country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Although slavery is illegal almost everywhere in the world today, it endures at home and …

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A Great Online Tool to Organize a Meal for Someone!

I’ve used TakeThemAMeal in the past and it’s worked well – and it’s FREE! Check it out!! You can sign up on a schedule, provide contact information, list allergies and wishes, share recipes, etc… The PerfectPotluck website is also a hit! With this site, you can list items needed and have folks sign up for …

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Are you fasting for Lent? If so, are you doing it like this?

Feast vs. Fast this Lent: • Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in them. • Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life. • Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light. • Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God. • Fast …

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5 Minute Challenge – Afghanistan

All Afghan Christians come from a Muslim background. Believers who are discovered face discrimination from family and community, Muslim clergy and local authorities. The government treats converts in a hostile manner, using any means possible to make them recant. The tiny Christian minority cannot meet in public; meetings in private homes are possible, but require …

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Invisible Children’s Real Achievement: There May Never Be Another Rwanda

[Title from Forbes article] If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t seen or heard of #KONY2012, here’s a link. It’s a VERY powerful display of the power of social media. The video has been viewed millions of times in the past few days, when the original goal was only 500,000 views in the year 2012. …

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Update on Achu – Praise Him!

from Kimberly Smith Blog by Kimberly L Smith (Author and Co-founder and Co-President of Make Way Partners) [first mention of Achu –  Wed, February 15, 2012 – Please pray for a young girl from the community named Achu.  A year ago Achu broke her leg and the bone is STILL sticking out of her leg and dying.  We offered …

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5 Minute Challenge – Saudi Arabia

There is no freedom of religion here. The legal system is based on Islamic law and conversion to another religion is punishable by death if the accused does not recant. Non-Muslim public worship is prohibited, and although the government recognizes the right of non-Muslims to worship privately, the religious police often do not. Worshippers risk …

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Isn’t this obsolete? or maybe I could sell it on Ebay???

OK, so really people…do any of you actually use a book to get a phone number? All I can think about is the waste in the production of this tome – and millions of others like it! First the trees and pollution and effort to generate the material that is out of date before it’s …

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