THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

The Alien Agenda

Does the Bible speak of aliens, chariots of the gods, flying ships from another dimension? Watch this fascinating episode, straight the Word of God

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Spiritual Cancer

Cancer is the result of one cell’s DNA becoming corrupt, once that cell begins to replicate, the cancer tumor grows, and consumes the healthy tissue around it. The same applies to evil words that “doth eat as a canker”. False Bibles, false prophets produce false believer’s that are consuming churches around the world.

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Robert Spencer on the Obama/Clinton war against the reality of the jihad threat

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Nonie Darwish compares Islam with Christian values. Los Angeles August 21 2016

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Pastor Mike Online 08-25-16, CERN, Human Sacrifice Or Mock Ritual Part 2 (LD)

Visit http://PastorMikeOnline.com – In today’s show, Pastor Mike Hoggard continues the discussion about the hidden meaning and purpose behind the CERN witchcraft ritual! Biblical analysis of the disturbing images from the ritual captured on video, reveal the nature and purpose of what officials at CERN are calling “a mock ritual.” Contact us to receive the “CERN” package. Based on this week;s PMO topic, you will receive both Pastor Mike Online shows from August 23 and 25 on DVD, plus the Elements of Wrath DVD series, The Beast of 911 DVD, and all of the audio CD’s from these DVD’s!

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“There was a lot of talk of needing to get Christian refugees to
the West and to safety. And yet…if the Christian community leaves
the Middle East, then it’s an even more hopeless situation. So there
needs to be a strong Christian presence that remains, and our role
then is to come alongside and strengthen what remains….”
~ Anthony Rhodes, VOMC’s VP of International Projects


SYRIA: Churches Serve as Enemies Threaten

Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin


Saint Elias Cathedral in Aleppo
Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Fede Ranghino

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has said about the Battle for Aleppo: “This is beyond doubt one of the most devastating urban conflicts in modern times.” Around 250,000 people remain trapped in Aleppo’s rebel-held east. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu describes them as “hostages,” unable to flee because the rebels have mined the humanitarian corridors and manned them with snipers. Meanwhile, more than a million citizens — including some 40,000 mostly Assyrian and Armenian Christians — remain in Aleppo’s government-held west.

Despite the dire situation, western Aleppo’s churches continue to serve and minister. The deputy director of the public assistance department at Aleppo’s Orthodox Sunday schools, Samir Samaan, reports that Aleppo’s Saint Elias Cathedral is caring for about 4,000 newly displaced families — half of them Muslim, half of them Christian. Similarly, Jesuit priest Father Ziad Hilal said the churches are working to feed those left in Aleppo, regardless of their religion. “We give about 7,500 meals every day.”

“On one side things are dark, things are sad,” the church leader continues. “On the other hand, we see the activities of the church and how the people, especially the Christian associations, are helping. They are providing a sign of hope. Our mission is important there.” Father Ibrahim describes it as “a miracle,” noting that all the while, Christians in Aleppo are fasting and praying that “the will for peace” shall prevail “over the will for war.” In essence, may the light of Christ overcome the darkness so that many more Syrians will discover the way of God’s salvation.

Pray that the Lord of hosts will intervene in Aleppo to “preserve all who love Him” and “frustrate the way of the wicked” (Psalm 145:20; Psalm 146:9). Intercede that the Spirit of God will subvert the rebellion so the “will for peace” shall indeed prevail over “the will for war.” May the Lord provide for Aleppo’s churches, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary funds, resources and workers to continue serving and ministering as lights in the darkness (Matthew 5:14-16).


ALGERIA: Behind Bars for a Facebook Post

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Middle East Concern, Premier Radio


Slimane Bouhafs
Photo: World Watch Monitor

A Christian in Algeria has been sentenced to five years in prison — the maximum term — and given a heavy fine for blasphemy against Islam and its prophet in a social media post. Slimane Bouhafs, 49, appeared before a judge on August 7th in the eastern town of Setif within the Kabylie region, home to most of Algeria’s tiny but fast-growing Christian minority.

Slimane was arrested on July 31st for posting a message on social media about the light of Jesus overcoming the “lie” of Islam and its prophet. He also published photos showing the execution of a civilian by an Islamist terrorist. Such material is judged by the authorities as an insult to Islam, the state religion in Algeria according to its Constitution. The penal code allows for a penalty of three to five years in prison, along with a heavy fine, against anyone convicted of insulting Islam and its prophet Muhammad.

The news of Slimane’s sentence was a shock for his family who denounced what they called a “sham” trial. His daughter, Afaf, describes her father as a man who has always defended the interests of his country from a young age. She says he is known for his commitment to democracy and religious freedom through all of his writings published on Facebook.

Slimane’s family members are deeply concerned, as he suffers from a chronic illness and his health may deteriorate in prison. According to his daughter, he suffers from inflammatory rheumatism, a disease that typically worsens under stress. The president of the Protestant Church of Algeria says its lawyer will be appealing the verdict.

Ask God to minister to Slimane and his family, while mediating on his behalf throughout the appeal process. May the Lord’s peace and protection be experienced by each one, including the representing lawyer, as they seek His wisdom and ultimately place their trust in Him regarding the outcome. Also intercede on behalf of Slimane’s health concern, asking the Great Physician to grant him needed physical strength and healing.


PRAISE REPORT

NIGER: Equipping Persecuted Christian Workers

Source: VOM USA

Pastors and other Christian workers, who are facing increased persecution in this Muslim-majority nation, were able to attend VOM-sponsored training sessions this past June. At the request of local Christian leaders, 12 conferences were made available throughout Niger. As a result, 120 churches have received practical training and resources to help them respond to persecution and spread the Gospel. Please join us in praying for these pastors and Christian workers as they continue to plant churches, evangelize, and educate Christians on how to live as effective Christ-followers in a predominantly Islamic society.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.


The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website: www.vomcanada.com

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PRISONER ALERT

Prisoner Profile

Held 944 days

Mohammed Hegazy

Arrested December 2013 in Egypt

RELEASED!

06/01/2015 Update

Mohammed Hegazy, an Egyptian convert from Islam who goes by the Christian name Bishoy Armeya Boulos, was sentenced to five years in prison on June 18, 2014 after he filmed clashes between Muslims and Christians in central Egypt. He is accused of filming a demonstration without obtaining government permission, a misdemeanor crime that typically carries a maximum sentence of six months. Bishoy served six months while waiting for conviction after his Dec. 4 arrest.

The true reason for the extreme prison sentence most likely lies in Bishoy’s history. In 2007, Bishoy, then Mohammed Hegazy, petitioned the Egyptian government to change his official religious status, an unprecedented move in a thoroughly Islamic society. Bishoy converted to Christianity from Islam in 1999 at age 17. His public request to change his religious status generated death threats and forced Bishoy and his family into hiding.

After spending several years in hiding, Bishoy’s wife and two children were able to leave the country for asylum in Germany. Bishoy, however, chose to remain in Egypt, knowing that if he left, he’d never be allowed back in his home country. His own experience in hiding and being constantly followed by police made him passionate for the rights of converts to Christianity. He spends his days documenting abuses against Egyptian Christians and advocating for fair treatment.

When he was arrested, Bishoy was in southern Egypt filming clashes that resulted after Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi was ousted from office in July 2013. Hundreds of Christians were attacked, some kidnapped and thousands of churches and Christian businesses throughout the country were looted and destroyed.

Bishoy’s lawyer told World Watch Monitor that Bishoy is in good condition, though police have questioned him about his religious status, which is totally unrelated to the charge.

Bishoy and his lawyer have filed an appeal against the conviction.

Hegazy Released Under Uncertain Circumstances

Mohammed Hegazy was recently released from prison after making a public confession on July 29 that he had abandoned Christianity and returned to Islam. The 34-year-old man was released to the custody of his parents.

He had been in prison since December 2013, and his lawyer said he considered himself a Christian as recently as June 2016. Authorities have repeatedly harassed and imprisoned Hegazy, who engaged in a long battle to have his faith and name changed on his government ID card.

Please pray that Mohammed Hegazy will know the love and peace of Christ.

Lawyer Says Mohammed Regularly Beaten – May 2015

Prison authorities regularly beat Mohammed Hegazy in an attempt to break his spirit. Hegazy’s attorney reports that he is beaten and dragged across the concrete floor several times per week. Hegazy’s head has also been shaved as a form of punishment usually reserved for the most violent offenders. His attorney believes that the beatings were ordered from outside as a tactic designed to force him to renounce his Christian faith. Although Hegazy’s one-year prison sentence should have been completed in December 2014, he is still being held in Tora Prison.

Officials Deny Lawyer Access – Jan. 2015

Officials stalled an appeal by Mohammed Hegazy by feeding his lawyer misinformation about his whereabouts for several weeks. A lower court overturned two of three misdemeanor charges against the Christian convert on Dec. 28 and sentenced him to a year in prison for filming Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations without permission. Although he was eligible for immediate release, Hegazy was instead taken to prison. For several weeks afterward, his attorney was denied access to him. His defense lawyer finally located him on Jan. 26 and with Hegazy’s signature, was able to file a final appeal.

Complaints of Abuse Before Ruling – Dec. 2014

Alleging torture in the Cairo prison where he is being held on misdemeanor charges, Mohammed Hegazy began a hunger strike the week of Dec. 8 to protest abuse by prison officials, persecution for his Christian faith, and his “illegal” five-year prison sentence. A court appeals judge is expected to issue a verdict on Dec. 28 that could overturn the charges. His lawyer told World Watch Monitor that he is “optimistic” because no evidence was produced to support the allegations.

Hegazy Faces 5-Year Sentence – Nov. 2014

Egyptian officials may not permit Mohammad Hegazy to attend his court appeal hearing on Nov. 16. According to his lawyer, if he is not permitted to travel from Cairo’s Tora Prison to the court hearing in Upper Egypt’s Minya governate, his conviction and five-year prison sentence on misdemeanor charges will be confirmed by default. Despite the Minya court’s order to release him on July 20, he was transferred to Cairo to face charges for leaving Islam. In their last meeting, Hegazy told his lawyer that he is still being tortured by prison officials and that they denied his requests for a Bible.

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CERN Death Ritual

Pastor Mike Online 8-23-16 – Images from the nighttime ritual captured on video in front of the idol of Shiva, the Destroyer, and biblical analysis reveal to us the nature and purpose of what officials at CERN are calling “a mock ritual.”

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The Body, the Tabernacle, and the Gospel

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Those whom we serve on your behalf, who are persecuted for
professing and practising their faith in Jesus Christ, increasingly
remind us of the power of prayer, and their utter dependency
upon this vital means of accessing God’s limitless power.”
~ Doug J. McKenzie
VOMC’s Chief Executive Officer


YEMEN: Christian Witness in the Midst of Civil War

Sources: The Voice of the Martyrs USA, The New York Times


VOM helped provide aid to suffering
Christian families in Yemen.

The civil war in Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis, leaving the Christian minority vulnerable to increased persecution by various militant groups. A mission is delivering food and water supplies to a small community of Christian families who have no source of income. Nearby Muslim families are witnessing the love and unity that’s taking place among these believers.

Since the war began in early 2015, tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured, and millions displaced from their homes. Compounding the severity of the situation, the coalition’s bombing campaign has been “among the deadliest and most indiscriminate in the region’s recent history,” according to a report by The New York Times.

Yet, in the midst of this war-ravaged country where hatred and strife are having such catastrophic consequences, these believers are demonstrating the love of Jesus — not only among those of their own community but also to their Muslim neighbours. Previous reports, as well as an informative three-minute video clip on Yemen, is available here.

Praise God for the way He is working through the witness of His people who are serving as powerful examples of His compassion and loving kindness. We join them in offering thanksgiving to our Lord for making this wonderful provision of food and other necessities available. Pray that this small community of believers will continue receiving the provision in abundance so they can generously reach out to others in need by sharing what they have. May the Lord pour out His Spirit upon this nation, bringing peace and comfort to Yemen’s many innocent citizens who are trying to survive in the midst of this unresolved political war.


IRAN: Christians Arrested at Engagement Event

Sources: Middle East Concern, Mohabat News

The families of three Azerbaijani Christian men, who have been detained for almost two months in Iran, recently appealed for help. Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov, and Bahram Nasibov were arrested on June 24th at an engagement party in Tehran. No charges have been filed against them, nor have they been allowed access to a lawyer.

About ten people were initially arrested but most were soon released. Along with the three mentioned men, a Christian convert from a Muslim background by the name of Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh has also been detained. According to one of our sources, Naser was “held separately from everyone else during the raid and there has been no word of his whereabouts since his arrest.”

The Azerbaijanis were invited to Tehran by friends. The concerned families don’t know why their loved ones were arrested nor do they know exactly where they are being held. Thankfully, since the arrests, the three men were allowed to call home. It was revealed during their telephone conversations that the imprisoned Christians have been kept in separate cells at a prison somewhere in the province of Tehran.

After receiving petitions from their families, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran requested permission to meet with the men, but this has not yet been granted. Information on how you can stand with these concerned families — by participating in a petition for their release — is available here.

Ask the Lord to make His reassuring presence tangibly known to these imprisoned men and their families as they wait upon Him for divine intervention, granting each of them the strength and encouragement required to be effective witnesses of the Gospel wherever they happen to be located. Also pray that the hearts of the governing officials involved in this case will be touched by the Holy Spirit’s promptings to “act justly and to love mercy” (Micah 6:8), so these followers of Christ can be set free and joyfully reunited with their families.


PRAISE REPORT

INDIA: Court Acknowledges Plight of Odisha Victims

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Release International


Obseswar Nayak stands on the remains of his property
for which he was initially offered token compensation.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

According to India’s Supreme Court, adequate compensation has not yet been paid to those who’ve suffered severe loss during the religiously-motivated tide of violence that took place against Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa).

On August 23rd, 2008, about 100 Christians were killed, 300 churches and 6,000 Christian homes damaged, and 56,000 people displaced by extremists who retaliated the killing of their Hindu leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati. His death sparked the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history. The extremists targeted multitudes of innocent believers residing within this district, even though Maoist rebels claimed responsibility for Swami’s death.

After the violence, the local community has struggled to receive adequate compensation from the government. However, Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, believes that the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling is a positive one: “It is a step forward in justice for the victims of Kandhamal…. The justice procedure is slow and inadequate, but this is a sign of hope.”

Learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus for India’s Christians by reviewing our country report. Note that there is also a video clip (on the right) featuring a song of praise presented by the orphaned children of the Sideras Children’s Home.

After eight years of hardship — and for many persecuted victims, homelessness — it is encouraging to know that the Supreme Court of India has acknowledged the need to properly compensate those whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed during the violent outbreak. Pray that Odisha’s state government will be able to meet this tremendous need for compensation in a timely and efficient manner so displaced Christians can finally resettle in permanent housing and move on with their lives. May God’s blessings also be upon the many rescued children whose parents were killed during the massacre so they can continue to heal, grow and thrive in the safety and care of our VOMC-sponsored homes.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.


The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website: www.vomcanada.com

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Huge Hack Exposes Soros’s War on Israel

A radical left-wing billionaire’s agenda for the Jewish State exposed.

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God Calls Us Out

Pastor Mike Online 8-16-16 Obama approving government funding of chimera (animal – human hybrid) research, believers being asked to leave or forced to leave a local church house because of the falling away. God is calling us out in these days.

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Jezebel’s False Witness by Mike Hoggard

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
~ Isaiah 41:10 NIV


VIETNAM: Numerous Pastors Jailed and Threatened

Sources: International Christian Concern, Christian Today

More than 100 Vietnamese pastors of house churches have been imprisoned for refusing to join a central official church. The government-controlled “official church” wants to combine multiple house churches in order to control and diminish the influence of the thriving independent churches. A particular group of house churches representing a total membership of 3,000 was ordered to merge congregations and meet in a building that can hold only about 500 people.

One of the Vietnamese ministry leaders, Pastor Su, who himself served a prison term between 1975 and 1984, expressed great concern over the new ruling: “If the pastors refuse to sign a paper saying they would combine, and that their gatherings would not go over 500 people, they will be beaten or thrown into prison.”

The latest pastors to be imprisoned (more than 60 of them) joined another 42 church leaders who are still behind bars, even though the 15-year sentences they received in 2001 for practising their faith have been completed. Despite the risks, Pastor Su and his ministry team are continuing with their Christian mission among the villages of Vietnam.

In order for vitally needed ministry to endure, missionaries are trained secretly and Bible study groups move from village to village so they cannot be tracked down. Learn more about the challenges facing believers in Vietnam by reviewing our country report.

We can thank the Lord for the tremendous witnessing efforts and steadfast faith demonstrated by the persecuted Christians of Vietnam. May these church leaders and their congregation members not be intimidated by the governmental stipulations but rather encouraged to stand firm on the promises of God — relying on Him for the wisdom, diplomacy and favour required to deal appropriately with the authorities. Pray for radical changes to take place in the hearts of the Communist leaders, especially those who are responsible for implementing and administering Vietnam’s laws, so that the work of the Gospel will continue to thrive.


EGYPT: Legal Battle Ends with ‘Return to Islam’

Source: World Watch Monitor


Mohamed Hegazy with his lawyer.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Mohamed Hegazy battled with the Egyptian courts for nine years in order to be officially recognized as a Christian. His fight has just ended — with his apparent decision to return to Islam. Please pray for 34-year-old Mohamed who has endured relentless persecution since trying to change the religious status of his ID card to “Christian.” He announced his return to Islam in a video recently posted on YouTube.

Mohamed, who had been behind bars intermittently since December 2013, was charged with “protesting without permission” and “defamation of religion.” On June 29th, the court finally ordered his release on bail but it took an additional month before he was actually freed. During the ordeal, his lawyer, Karam Ghobrial, was deliberately ensnared in red tape, and Mohamed himself was transferred between several different police stations.

In his YouTube video, Mohamed utters the Shahada, the Islamic proclamation of allegiance, and then delivers an apparently well-rehearsed statement: “I say this out of my complete free will. I am not being held by any agency, nor am I under any pressure of any kind.”

Mohamed Hegazy changed his name to Bishoy Armia Boulous after he became a Christian at 16 years of age. He has been imprisoned twice, tortured and beaten repeatedly in jail; and his young family was forced to go into hiding. Previous reports on his situation, including a video clip, are available here.

Release International’s CEO, Paul Robinson, states: “We must pray for Mohamed Hegazy. We do not know what he has gone through recently, added to all that he has suffered since his conversion to Christianity. God knows his heart.”

Pray that Mohamed and his family will experience the God of all love and compassion, whose mercies are new every morning. May he receive inner peace and rest from the turmoil of his battered soul, as well as greatly needed healing and restoration – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Also intercede for his lawyer, Karam, who has paid a high price for defending his client through the ordeal. Pray that God will strengthen and protect him too. Finally, please uphold others of our extended Christian family in Egypt who are suffering great duress, that they will not be worn down by harassment and persecution but rather further strengthened and encouraged to stand firm in their faith.


PRAISE REPORT

NIGERIA: Update on Persecuted Teen (Danjuma)

Source: VOM Canada Correspondent


Danjuma with his mother.

Some may remember a report that was published in the May 2016 issue of VOMC’s publication about a young teen named Danjuma. The 13-year-old has endured horrific physical assaults for his Christian faith, resulting in the loss of his eyesight (one of his eyes had also been gauged out by Boko Haram militants), in addition to other serious injuries.

We are pleased to inform you that Danjuma has received a prosthetic eye, and is doing well. Our ministry partners, who are in contact with the young teen and his mother, relay this good report to all who’ve been praying for him: “He is always so upbeat and positive. All the people, including the medical community treating him, say what an encouragement and blessing he is to be around.”

We encourage our readers to continue praying for Danjuma and his family as they make important decisions regarding his future and ongoing education. His situation represents hundreds of other children from Christian families who are suffering the aftermath of similar attacks. These children and their families are in need of our prayers and support.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.


The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website: www.vomcanada.com

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“The persecuted church, ultimately, is not a church of victims!
If faithful to Scripture, they go forth in the power of God, believing
that suffering is not the worst thing that can happen to them.”
~ Glenn Penner


NIGERIA: Pastor’s Life Spared During Attack

Source: Morning Star News


The Rev. Hamza Alkali at the Federal Medical Centre.
Photo: Morning Star News

After being seriously injured in a recent attack, Pastor Hamza Alkali required surgery to have the rest of his severed hand and wrist amputated. Even despite the loss of his hand, the 66-year-old pastor is very grateful. “If God was not with me, the Fulani (herds)man could have succeeded in taking my life,” Pastor Hamza testifies. “I told the Fulani man that God — who created me in His image — will not give him the power to kill me.”

The church leader explained that when he first saw the herdsman coming onto his farmland, he thought the man was just passing through. So he continued working. Without further warning or greeting, the Fulani herdsman approached the pastor, asking him to hand over his mobile phone. When Pastor Hamza refused, the man attacked him with a sword, severing his hand. A struggle ensued, and the pastor was eventually able to wrestle the sword away from the assailant before further harm could be done.

Pastor Hamza acknowledges that since Jesus Christ was persecuted, Christians must endure hardship and face any persecution head-on: “Every Christian that is passing through persecution should stand firm, as God will not abandon such a person. Our persecutors should know that one day they will stand before God to (give an) account for what they have done here on earth. So what they should do is come closer to God…repent and leave the evil ways they are following.”

We are grateful that God has given this pastor an opportunity to share the Gospel with the Fulani herdsman who instigated the attack. May the words of truth that were spoken to the perpetrator penetrate the hardness of the man’s heart, bringing needed conviction of sin which will hopefully lead to repentance and salvation. Pray also for this dear pastor as he now recovers from the ordeal and adapts to daily life without the use of his hand. May the Lord minister in special ways to this brave spiritual leader by enabling him to continue his greatly needed ministry work in Nigeria.


EGYPT: Muslim Neighbours Help Extinguish Church Fire

Sources: Barnabas Aid, Morning Star News


A fire-damaged Egyptian church, one of
many attacked by Muslim militants.
Photo: Barnabas Aid

In the early hours of July 16th, flames and smoke engulfed the only church building in the Egyptian village of Al-Madamoud, which is located east of Luxor. Before firefighters arrived, in a spirit of cooperation not typically witnessed in Egypt (where many churches have been destroyed by militants), Muslim and Christian villagers worked together to extinguish the blaze.

Despite their efforts, the whole interior of the building was destroyed. The next morning, Safwat Samaan, the director of the human rights group Nation Without Borders, was able to visit the scene. Members of the congregation crowded into the blackened shell of the building with great sadness over the devastation. “It broke my heart to see old men, eyes full of tears, and women wailing,” he reports.

Members of the congregation are now concerned that local authorities will claim the fire was merely accidental, which has been the case of so many other church building fires. This was the ruling involving a church within Luxor that caught fire on April 20th under mysterious circumstances.

Authorities claimed that the Luxor fire was the result of either unattended candles or a short in a wire — even though there was no evidence of candles, and a church attendant had turned off the main electrical line to the building. Similarities between the fires of the burned churches indicate the possibility that a serial arsonist may be targeting churches in the Luxor area.

As the congregants of these destroyed churches now deal with the devastating loss of their cherished places of worship, pray that God’s comfort, peace, strength and grace…will be tangibly experienced in their lives. May their heavy hearts be uplifted over the fact that they can worship Jesus anywhere, and not even the loss of their buildings can stop them. As the Lord directs them with the rebuilding of their churches, pray that He will also build up their faith — so that their mission in reaching others of the community will be strong and effective. This includes their ministry to the individual(s) who may be responsible for the fires.


PRAISE REPORT

MIDDLE EAST: Thousands of Children Tune to Christian TV

Source: Sat7

A United Kingdom-based charity, known as Sat7, which focusses on broadcasting the Gospel in Arabic to the Middle East and North Africa through an engaging television series, has reported that over nine million children are tuning to the SAT-7 KIDS programming. The television program is imparting truths, positive values and education to children in a fun and engaging way while making it possible for them to learn within the safety of their own home environment. It is invaluable to parents who are seeking a trustworthy source of Christ-centred entertainment and education within their homes.

The executive director of SAT-7 KIDS says of the report findings: “It is very encouraging, but it really is the hand of God. Our KIDS team is so terribly small and we are working with a very small budget.” Additionally, the channel’s programming manager adds: “They say that with a million people, you can change a country. With nine million, you can change a whole region.”

In spite of the challenges, SAT-7 KIDS is always seeking to take the programming one step further by improving its interaction with viewers. There are two live weekly programs that currently elicit a lot of direct responses from the audience because viewers can call in and talk to the hosts.

Last December, a fresh interactive website launched for SAT-7 KIDS. The channel’s presence on Facebook and YouTube also lets viewers comment on shows. Overall, the number of responses has quadrupled in the past three years.

One Iraqi girl states: “Please pray that I will keep Christ in my heart and never leave Him for any reason. This request is not only for me but it is also for you and for everyone on this earth….” The mother of another child in Iraq also appreciates the ministry: “My daughter is six years old. She is always watching these programs. Please send us more Bible stories.”

We invite you to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe by visiting our prayer wall.


The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website: www.vomcanada.com

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TRUNEWS 08/03/16 Walid Shoebat | The ‘Khan’ Game Exposed

What is the real story behind Khizr Khan and his Pro-Islam attack on Donald Trump? On today’s TRUNEWS, host Rick Wiles talks with Walid Shoebat, as the the connections between the so-called ‘Gold Star’ father, The Muslim Brotherhood and their ‘Pedophile Prophet’ are laid bare. In Part 2, Rick speaks with Edward Szall, who is on assignment in Jacksonville, Florida at a Trump event.

Listen Now

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“Justice” in Pakistan: Asia Bibi

“I believe in Jesus Christ who died on the cross for the sins of mankind. What did your Prophet Mohammed ever do to save mankind?” — Asia Bibi, the words for which she is on death row, for “blasphemy.”

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SHUTTING DOWN

For all practical purposes I’m shutting down the Black Kettle as a news oriented site. If folks don’t know what’s going on and how we arrived in this wretched state in the west then I cannot imagine what it would take to wake you up; certainly this site won’t. From now on I will post a more Christian focused content. Our times are perilous.

Tim

August 3, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

TRUNEWS 08/02/16 Rick Wiles | Enemy of the State

Do the political establishment see Donald Trump’s unorthodox presidential run as a threat to their one party system? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles slams the renegade Republicans and deceiver Democrats allying to undermine the GOP nominee. Rick also provides an update on Incirlik Air Base and Fort Campbell, as the terrorists release a new ISIS kill list with the names of US soldiers.

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Panic Mode: Khizr Khan Deletes Law Firm Website that Specialized in Muslim Immigration

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, has deleted his law firm’s website from the Internet.

This development is significant, as his website proved—as Breitbart News and others have reported—that he financially benefits from unfettered pay-to-play Muslim migration into America.

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TRUNEWS 08/01/16 Rick Wiles | Incirlik Surrounded, Islam Rising

Did you hear Incirlik Air Base was surrounded by Turkish military forces this weekend? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles breaks down the shocking state of disarray Obama has taken our military, as combat bases across America have been placed on red alert. Rick also addresses the continuing rise of Islam, as Europe is brought to their knees by politically correct paralysis and mentally ill leadership.

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The Barley Harvest: God’s Sign For the End Times with Larry Spargimino and Dan Goodwin

This book takes you on a journey to Israel to discover the mystery of the barley harvest. You will learn about the seven feasts which are God’s prophetic calendar. You will learn that these seven feasts take place in a seven month period, and are intertwined around the three main harvests in Israel. You will be amazed to learn that the barley harvest is what determines the timing of all the seven feast! The barley is a type of Israel and is in fact God’s reset button to the final end-time events of the age. This book opens up a whole new perspective on the timing of the seven feasts as well as the timing of prophetic events getting ready to unfold. This book reveals some powerful mysterys that most prophecy experts have missed. You will discover that barley is a type of Israel. You will see a powerful prophetic lesson from the feeding of the 5000 that you never saw before. You will learn why the cake of barley was a type of Israel. Great teaching on the seven feasts, the Jubilee, the Kinsman Redeemer, and more. See why the author believes the Old Testament clock stopped with Stephen in Acts

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Who is Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen US soldier?

He’s looking increasingly like a plant to me – a Muslim Cindy Sheehan playing on people’s sympathies to foster a Democratic Party political agenda.

August 1, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Who is Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen US soldier?