THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Dark Sentences

Pastor Mike Online 9-15-16 Comparing unknown tongues, “light language” from New Age channelers, and the theme of darkness and ignorance in the Bible to understand that these “tongues of mysteries” is actually the dark sentences of the Antichrist.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“I’m a firm believer in the mega-importance of keeping
a full arsenal of Scripture loaded and ready for battle. God’s
Word is our sword — our biggest and best weapon. We never
know when or where the enemy will ambush us, and we won’t
always have our Bible, our pastor or our trusty notes handy.
Our sword must be mobile, sharp and handy at all times.”
~ D. Coty


PAKISTAN: Swift Response Saves Community from Bomb Attack

Source: Morning Star News


The main gate to the Warsak Dam Christian Colony.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Christians in northwest Pakistan narrowly escaped with their lives after security forces foiled a suicide bomb plot against them. Security guard Samuel Masih opened his community’s main gate to four Taliban bombers — and died in a hail of bullets. Two other guards were injured, as were two soldiers and a policeman.

However, the swift response of Samuel’s colleagues meant that a greater tragedy was averted. One of the suicide bombers was killed after igniting his bomb, but thankfully there were no other casualties as a result of the blast. Security officials intervened by killing the three other suicide bombers.

The 30 Christian families residing within the gated community near Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were unharmed. The Pakistani Taliban reported that the bombers carried out this attack on Friday, September 2nd. The same extremist group involved in this attack claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attack that took place in Lahore on March 27th of this year — resulting in more than 70 killed and numerous others injured. Information on the Lahore bombing incident can be reviewed here.

Pray that God will comfort and provide for Samuel’s widow, Razia, and their five children. Ask the Lord to heal Samuel’s colleagues who were injured in this recent attack, offering praise that the lives of those residing within the gated community were spared. Also continue to uphold the families still experiencing the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack in Lahore. May all our brothers and sisters throughout Pakistan receive the assurance that they are not forgotten by their global Christian family. May God strengthen their faith — and our solidarity with them.


IRAN: Update on Christian Convert Seeking Asylum

Source: Stundin (Icelandic news outlet)

As mentioned in a previous report, Morteza Songolzadeh, an Iranian Christian who could face execution if he returns to Iran, has been living in Iceland in hopes of obtaining asylum. According to European Union law, he may soon be sent to France (the country to which he initially fled), then from there to Iran, unless immediate intervention takes place. (The previous report is available at this page.)

Morteza’s lawyer, Eva Dóra Kolbrúndóttir, explains why it’s possible Morteza will be sent back to Iran: “Unfortunately…as the European countries have been issuing the declaration, they will only grant asylum to those who come from war-torn countries such as Syria. Asylum seekers and other refugees will be sent back, and we have seen it happen.”

Morteza has supporters in Iceland, including Agnes Sigurðardóttir, a Lutheran bishop who wrote a letter to the minister of the interior on his behalf. Although the jeopardized believer has repeatedly requested that his case be re-examined, his requests have been rejected. However, he has not given up hope: “Now I feel good in Iceland. I am used to it. I do my best to learn Icelandic, and I think I can become a good citizen here in the future.”

Please uphold Morteza and his lawyer as they continue in their attempts for his asylum. Pray that the authorities involved in this case — whether in Iceland, France or Iran — will extend mercy towards him, so he will not be penalized for converting to Christianity. In the ensuing days, as Morteza awaits the court’s decision, may God’s presence continue to bring him needed peace and assurance. Throughout the mediation process, may Morteza also receive opportunities to testify of Christ.


PRAISE REPORT

ALGERIA: Court Reduces Length of Prison Term

Source: Middle East Concern


Slimane Bouhafs
Photo: World Watch Monitor

We have received some encouraging news regarding our Algerian brother, Slimane Bouhafs, whose case was featured in a previous Persecution & Prayer Alert report. Slimane’s original five-year jail sentence was recently reduced to three years in a verdict announced on September 6th. However, as the appeal court has still upheld his conviction for “blasphemy,” he would very much appreciate our continued prayers.

Slimane was arrested after posting a Facebook comment about Jesus overcoming “the darkness of Islam.” (More details on his case may be found here.) His legal team are now planning to appeal to the supreme court. Pray that Slimane and his family, as well as his church, will experience God’s peace and compassion in new ways during the appeal process.

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 Gospel That Peter Preached

Pure Bible Study 9-14-16. Was the Gospel that Peter preached to the Jews a different gospel than Paul preached to the Gentiles? Who was the first person to preach the gospel of grace to the Gentiles?

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Gold Goes To All-time Highs If Fed Admits It Cannot Raise Rates

If the Fed does not raise rates at its September meeting as it has been warning money manager Michael Pento says, “The Fed is going to lose all their credibility on September 21st. Half of the Fed, and this includes Fed Head Janet Yellen, has been telling you that the economy has healed and they are ready to resume interest rate hikes. If they raise rates, and I don’t think they do, they are not going to be ‘data dependent.’ They are just freaking out about having promised to save the world with four rate hikes in 2016 and garner some credibility before the end of the year. If they don’t raise rates, they are going to lose all their credibility anyway because they have been threatening to do so. If they do raise rates, they are going to lose credibility because (the economy is sinking) and they are not ‘data dependent.’ The data here in the United States is screaming recession. . . . If they raise rates, they are going to absolutely crater the stock market and the bond market. . . .”

If the Fed admits it can’t raise rates, Pento predicts, “Gold is going to become completely unglued from its moorings and will shoot up very close to record highs very quickly. It’s not going to happen until the Fed admits that it cannot raise interest rates.”

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Tongues and Genetically Modified Christians

Testimonies from believers about their escape from the spirits of unknown tongues, how these languages no one knows is part of the curse of Genesis 11, and how it is connected to Genetic Modification.

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The Body, The Tabernacle, and the Gospel Part 3

Amazing revelations concerning the altar/mitochondria and the beautiful picture of the meaning behind the Table of Shewbread.

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Michael Krieger-Next 4 Years Will Be Worst in US History

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PRISONER ALERT

Prisoner Profile

Held 1461 days

Dmitry Shestakov

Arrested January 2007 in Uzbekistan

Released Jan. 21, 2011
On January 21, 2007, Pastor Dmitry “David” Shestakov was arrested in a raid on his Full Gospel Church in Andijan, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan’s Religious Affairs Committee claims Shestakov, an evangelical pastor affiliated with the registered Full Gospel Church, is not an authorized leader of any officially-recognized religious organization in Uzbekistan. They describe him as an “imposter” leading an underground group identified as “Charismatic Pentecostals” engaged in proselytizing under Shestakov’s leadership. He is appealing his four-year labor camp sentence.

Shestakovs Relocate – August 2016

Pastor Dmitry Shestakov and his family recently arrived in the United States after being granted asylum. The pastor spent four years in a labor camp for his Christian work and continued to be harassed after his release. Though they intended to stay in Uzbekistan, constant persecution by the authorities drove the family to flee to Ukraine three years ago, where they were granted refugee status. Dmitry and his wife, Marina, arrived in Florida on Aug. 30 with their two youngest daughters, Alexandra, 20, and Vera, 16. Their eldest daughter, Maria, 22, stayed in Ukraine with her new husband.

Pastor Dmitry Released

Pastor Dmitry (David) Shestakov was arrested in Andijan, Uzbekistan on Jan. 21, 2007. While he was in a prison labor camp, his wife and his three daughters missed him terribly. Exactly four years later, he was released on Jan. 21, 2011.

Praise God that Pastor Shestakov is now home with his family. Pray for the Shestakovs as they adjust back to life together. Pray also that the church in Andijan will be strengthened.

Your letters on behalf of prisoners do make a difference! Take time to write a letter to another prisoner in Uzbekistan, Tohar Haydarov.

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The Curse of Unknown Tongues

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Gently instruct those who oppose the truth.
Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and
they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their
senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have
been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.”
~ 2 Timothy 2:25-26 NLT


SUDAN: Severe Penalties for Addressing Persecution

Source: World Watch Monitor


Pastors Kuwa Shamal (left) and Hassan Taour (right)
Photo: World Watch Monitor

A trial of four men, including two Sudanese church leaders and a foreign aid worker, resumed on August 29th in Khartoum, with Sudan’s prosecution accusing the defendants of highlighting the alleged suffering of Christians in war-ravaged areas of the country.

The four defendants are Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour and Kuwa Shamal, pastors originally from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan’s South Kordofan region; Petr Jasek, a Christian aid worker from the Czech Republic; and Abdulmonem Abdumawla Issa Abdumawla, a Darfuri graduate student. The men have been accused of conducting intelligence activities and providing material support for rebels. Some of the charges against them are punishable by death.

During the trial, the prosecutor demanded the harshest punishment, alleging that the defendants claimed the buildings were bombarded by government warplanes. He also purported that the Christian aid worker was planning to go into areas “claimed to have been destroyed by the Sudanese army” with the intent to interview civilians regarding concerns of torturous conduct by Sudanese authorities.

In Sudan, the demolition of churches and arrests of Christians have increased since 72-year-old President Omar al-Bashir began reasserting Sharia law. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Sudan currently is ranked eighth on Open Doors’ World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution. For more information on the country of Sudan, click here.

Please pray for the four accused men and their families as they endure the ongoing court proceedings and allegations presented against them. As greater awareness of their case becomes known internationally, may fellow believers around the world join in the prayer vigil on their behalf, petitioning our Righteous Judge for their safety and a just outcome. Pray for a miraculous turnaround of this case, and that the Sudanese president and his government officials will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ who loves and values human lives. Let’s also widen our prayers by lifting up to the Lord all of His followers who are suffering persecution in Sudan, especially those in the Nuba Mountain region where Christian communities have been harassed for so many years.


KAZAKHSTAN: Summer Camps Disbanded by Authorities

Source: Forum 18

Two congregations belonging to the Baptist Union in West Kazakhstan Region were raided by government officials in July as they held summer camps for children. Officials and local journalists claimed that: 1) the churches were trying to attract young people, 2) some of the children may have been present at a religious event without their parents’ consent, and 3) foreigners present as “missionaries” didn’t have the required state permission.

Light of the Gospel Baptist Church in Oral held its five-day children’s camp within the church building from July 4th to 8th, hosting teenagers in the morning and younger children in the afternoon. Most were the children of congregation members, but the ministry team had also invited youngsters from the wider community. Invitations were distributed and a poster was placed outside the building to indicate clearly that the event was organized by the church and that Bible reading would take place.

“Officials from the Regional Religious Affairs Department and the Regional Education Department turned up on three of the days that week during the sessions for younger children,” Pastor Aleksandr Dimitrov states. “They were accompanied by a number of journalists. On the Friday, two police officers even joined them.” The pastor further explains that all of the children were present with their parents’ permission, but refused to show such permission to officials.

Khabar television carried a short hostile news report about the summer camp, including interviews with Bayangul Semgaliyeva, a representative of the Regional Religious Affairs Department, who led the raid; and Oksana Dementievskaya, a journalist who was featured as a “local resident.” The news report carried the caption: “Children are being attracted to non-traditional religious organizations.” Other reports on persecution in this country may be reviewed here.

Thank you for upholding our brothers and sisters in Kazakhstan who are facing opposition for their faithful efforts to reach others for Christ. Pray that Christians throughout the country will be allowed freedom to practice and share their faith. May the spiritual seeds of the teachings take root deeply within the hearts of the local children so these youngsters can grow strong in their relationship with our Lord Jesus. Pray that the local officials and journalists would recognize the error of their negative reporting, compelling them to instead seek the saving truth of God’s Word.


PRAISE REPORT

SRI LANKA: Village Christians Granted Freedom to Worship

Source: National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka


Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka
Photo: Flickr / César González Palomo (cc)

On July 16th, while Sunday School classes were in progress, 12 members of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association arrived at a church to proclaim that the children should not be taught Christianity in a Buddhist village. They also claimed that the pastor and his ministry workers were unethically and forcibly converting the residents of the village.

While the worship service was in progress, about 30 villagers and two Buddhist monks gathered around the church premises. A few members of the group joined the monks as they entered the church and falsely accused the pastor of unethically converting people. They demanded that the pastor and his congregation stop their worship activities immediately and leave the village. They also threatened violence if the pastor and members of the church did not comply.

Following the incident, the pastor and a ministry worker went to the area police station to present a complaint. At this point, they were initially refused but were asked to return when the officer-in-charge was present. The next morning, when two pastors and a ministry worker arrived at the police station for an inquiry with a sub-inspector, the senior Buddhist monk from the village temple and two other villagers were also present. The monk said Christians should not be allowed to practice their faith in the village, including reading their Bibles and praying in their own homes.

In an unexpected act of freedom and enforcement of current laws, the sub-inspector stated that all citizens are guaranteed the right to religious freedom in the constitution. Let us praise the Lord for the sub-inspector’s diplomatic stance and for granting these Christians the freedom to worship!

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:
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Tel. 905-670-9721 Website: www.vomcanada.com

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False Brethren and False Teachers

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Pastor Mike Online 9-6-16

Answer to critics and the role of the language of Babel in the last days.

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Warren Pollock-US Twilight Zone of Pre-Collapse Just like Rome

Financial and geopolitical analyst Warren Pollock says, “Where we are is more important than where we will be because right now, we are in sort of a Twilight Zone of transition between stability and instability. I think this is a dangerous time, and for some, it will be more dangerous than the actual collapse. . . . The question being asked is ‘when is the collapse going to happen?’ We are in a worse period. It’s a pre-collapse period. This is what happened before WWII. This is what happened before Rome fell. It was a period in time where things worked sort of, a sort of function and a sort of dysfunction. There has always been racketeering in our economy and in our society. It’s human nature, but here’s the difference. In a society that’s functioning, the society can survive with some percentage of racketeering. Right now, racketeering is so pervasive you cannot do the things in society for that society to function.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with analyst Warren Pollock.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great
or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions
of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield
to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
~ Sir Winston Churchill


RUSSIA: “Anti-Sharing Beliefs” Law Commences

Source: Forum 18

The first known punishments of the “Anti-Sharing Beliefs” law have now been handed down under Russia’s new amendments which came into force on July 20th. Three of the four citizens known to have been charged so far under the new provisions are Christians: Ebenezer Tuah, Aleksandr Yakimov, and Donald Ossewaarde.

Christ Embassy leader Ebenezer Tuah, a Ghanaian citizen living in Russia on an educational visa, was fined on August 1st after police and government officials raided a sanatorium in the city where he was performing baptisms. According to the court verdict, the Christian leader “conducted religious rites and ceremonies, including religious gatherings, posted information about his beliefs on the Internet with the aim of propagandizing, and carried out missionary activity (in)…the city of Tver without the required documents and not in the conditions provided for by (the Religion Law).”

Aleksandr Yakimov leads the local New Generation Pentecostal community in Mari-Turek. On August 3rd, Aleksandr took part in an annual festival hosted by the village of Mari-Sholner. According to the district prosecutor’s office, he spoke from a stage that had a banner bearing the name of his church. On August 5th, officials charged Aleksandr with “conducting missionary activity in violation of (the Religion Law).”

On August 14th, an independent Baptist preacher, Donald Ossewaarde, a United States citizen who has lived in Oryol since 2005, was brought before a hastily-arranged hearing at the city’s Railway District Court. Donald was fined for holding religious services in his home and for allegedly advertising them on the bulletin boards of nearby housing blocks. He was charged the same day and given no time to summon his own lawyer.

President Vladimir Putin signed the “anti-sharing beliefs” amendments into law on July 6th as part of Russia’s “anti-terrorism” legislation. The section introducing new restrictions on “missionary” activity triggered protest from religious leaders and human rights activists. Mikhail Fedotov, Chair of the Presidential Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights, complained to President Putin on July 1st. He told the president that the amendments “create unjustified and excessive restrictions on the freedom of conscience of believers of all religions, and encroach upon the fundamental constitutional principle of non-interference by the state….”

God’s Word states that “Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart” (Psalm 97:11) May the light demonstrated by His faithful servants in Russia shine so brightly that the people of their communities — including those opposing them — will recognize the glorious power of His Son Jesus operating in and through their lives. We pray that as a result of His manifested presence, many more will acknowledge Him as Saviour and Lord, and that spiritual revival will take place within this country in the time leading up to His imminent return.


NIGERIA: Mass Riots Result in Tragic Loss

Sources: VOMC Contacts, Nigeria’s “Leadership” News


President Buhari
Photo: Flickr / U.S. Department of State

On August 21st, a Christian student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State, had allegedly made a blasphemous statement. He was then beaten almost to the point of death by some angered Muslim students. A fellow Christian was able to rush him to the hospital with the help of a compassionate Muslim who volunteered the use of his car.

The following morning, a mob of militants gathered in the community, insisting that the Christian student be killed. They went around the school, burning down the Christian fellowship secretariats. Then they proceeded to town, destroying churches and threatening to kill any Christian who ever decides to return to Talata Mafara. Unfortunately, the mob later set ablaze the house where the victimized student had taken refuge, burning him and seven others to death.

President Muhammadu Buhari describes the killings that took place as barbaric and unacceptable: “I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay…. I assure that the law will take its course. My prayers are with the families of the victims. Under my watch we will work to ensure that there is no place for violence in the name of religion, ethnicity, or in any guise whatsoever.” Other reports revealing the seriousness of Nigeria’s situation may be reviewed here.

May our loving God, who promises to be close to the brokenhearted, bring greatly needed consolation to all who have suffered loss during the riots. Especially uphold the families, friends and community members of those who’ve tragically lost their lives, praying that His peace, strength and comfort will sustain them in the midst of their grief. Ask for the Lord’s conviction to be upon the perpetrators so they will realize the seriousness of their hateful actions and their desperate need for His forgiveness and salvation. Also intercede on behalf of Nigeria’s president and others in governmental authority who need wisdom, guidance and help as they strategize effective ways to combat the violence and protect their citizens.


RECENT PRISONER UPDATE

PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi’s October Appeal

Sources: CBN News, The Christian Post, International Christian Concern

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam, will fight for her freedom in court this October. Asia was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after Muslim women told a cleric in a village of the eastern Punjab province that she had made “derogatory remarks” about the prophet.

Since her arrest in 2009, the international community has pressured Pakistan’s strict government, calling for Asia’s release and reforms to be made to the blasphemy laws. Although her appeal was scheduled for March 26th of this year, rising tensions and protests against it from Pakistan’s Muslim community delayed the hearing until October.

Asia has been sitting in prison for almost seven years, and reports have indicated that the health of the 51-year-old mother has been deteriorating. As the blasphemy law in Pakistan is often abused by Muslims to settle personal scores with Christians and other religious minorities, international religious freedom advocates have asserted that the charge against Asia is trumped up and have called for the Pakistani government to immediately release her. For previous reports on Asia’s ongoing case, click here.

Ask that the Lord will grant favour to Asia and her legal representatives as they mediate for justice and mercy on her behalf. May the court be impartial and not be swayed by prejudicial arguments or protests, nor respond in fear to opposing militants. Continue to pray for Asia’s health and protection, as well as the safety of her family and all who are trying to assist her. Intercede for the Pakistanis who are wishing her harm by wrongfully taking “justice” into their own hands. Pray that they would be under the conviction of the one true God who longs for His love and salvation to be experienced by all of humanity (John 3:16).

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 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.

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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

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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.

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The Gospel In Your Blood – Part 3

Watchman Broadcast 7-31-16 This final part of our series focuses on the amazing similarities between Christ’s death on the Cross, the atonement for sins, and the role white blood cells play in our bodies. Also, the function of platelets as the “repairer of the breach”!

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“(The Lord) tends to His flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those who have young.”
~ Isaiah 40:11 NIV


UGANDA: Baby Poisoned During Ramadan Fast

Sources: Release International, Morning Star News


Nubu Kiiza and her husband Suleiman have
been arrested for a crime against an infant.
Photo: Morning Star News

When a young 24-year-old mother by the name of Angel Nabirye decided to eat during the daytime fast of Ramadan, her mother-in-law was incensed with anger. Angel, who was breast-feeding her infant daughter at the time, thought it was important that she obtain proper nourishment so her unwell baby girl could gain needed strength. According to the practices of Islam, non-Muslims are not required to observe Ramadan. In addition, those struggling with illness, pregnant women, and breast-feeding mothers are excused from participating.

On the morning of June 17th, Angel was visited by her mother-in-law Nubu Kiiza who brought some herbs for the baby. “After three hours, the condition of the baby worsened,” Angel testifies. “I rushed her to Iganga Hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival at 4 p.m.” A doctor immediately took several tests, proving that the infant had been poisoned.

Upon news of the passing, Angel’s husband, Ayubu Meddie Kamwa, sent relatives to the hospital to retrieve the child’s body. They wanted an immediate burial performed, in accordance with Islamic custom. However, Angel thought her relatives should be present for the ceremony. By this time, her husband and mother-in-law were so furious that they, along with other relatives, began berating the distraught young mother and calling her an “infidel” and “pagan.”

When Angel’s mother and siblings, all professing Christians, arrived later that night, her in-laws served tea laced with chloroform which put them in a state of unconsciousness. When they awoke the next morning, Angel’s sister discovered that the baby’s body was missing, and a frantic search ensued. By this time, further verbal and physical assaults took place against Angel and her family. Fortunately, neighbours were able to intervene and stop the attack.

Officers from Nakabugu police station soon arrived at the scene, arresting Angel’s husband Ayubu, his parents, and an imam named Alamzan Waiswa, for questioning by Luuka District authorities. Police and neighbours have searched without success for the infant’s body.

Thank you for upholding this young mother, Angel, as well as her family, as they grieve over the loss of their precious baby girl. May God greatly comfort their broken hearts, consoling them with the fact that this child is now experiencing His loving care in heaven where they will all be joyfully reunited. Also, considering her husband’s recent arrest, please intercede for Angel’s troubled marriage, asking the Lord to work in the situation to bring about repentance, salvation, healing and restoration. Continue to pray for the church in areas of eastern Uganda where Christians are under mounting pressure due to persecution.


PAKISTAN: Father of Rape Victim Yearns for Justice

Source: World Watch Monitor


Sonia’s house at the end of the yard.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

The father of a 16-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a neighbour, believes his daughter has little hope of obtaining justice because the accused is well-connected politically in the local area. Nasar Masih is concerned that the police will ultimately favour the suspect who raped his teenage daughter in expectation of immunity from prosecution due to “some support from his family and political leadership of the area.”

On July 7th, Sonia, the victimized 16-year-old Christian girl, was returning to her home in Sheikhupura, Punjab, when she was unexpectedly confronted by Muhammad Iqrar, aged 23. As the two families share a yard, Sonia had to pass Muhammad’s front door in order to get to her house.

Sonia’s father heard her cries and rushed to help. “I was home when the incident took place,” Nasar explains. “Sonia tried to set herself free — and shouted for help — but we failed to hear her as the doors were closed. However, as we eventually heard her cries, we rushed and stormed into Muhammad’s house. Seeing us, Muhammad fled from the scene, leaving Sonia in a critical situation.”

The First Information Report (a witness statement given by the accuser) was registered at the Saddar police station in Farooqabad. “I don’t have much hope for justice,” Nasar admits. “Even forensic reports can be interfered with. And if Muhammad isn’t jailed, he will be free to harass us as their house is so near to ours.” In the meantime, the concerned father has requested that the accused and his family use a different entrance to their home.

Investigating Officer Malik reports: “We do not value Muhammad’s claim. The medical report has confirmed that (Sonia) was raped. We have requested the mobile phone company to provide Muhammad’s call data, which will be submitted in the court.” Thankfully, there has been local support for the victimized girl and her family. To learn more about persecution in Pakistan, click here.

Please join us in praying for Sonia and her family, asking the Lord to render justice in what is often considered an unjust part of the world (Psalm 140:12). In addition to providing them protection from threats or further harm, may the ongoing ministry of His Holy Spirit bring physical and psychological healing to Sonia. We can thank the Lord for the support this family has received from those of their local community, and for granting them the strength they need while pursuing justice in this case. In the process, may the young man who violated Sonia realize his own need of Christ who has willingly paid the price for the sins of a lost and broken humanity.


PRAISE REPORT

KENYA: Agricultural Projects Sustain Christians

Source: icommittopray.com


Persecuted Christians are developing
farming projects in support of ministry.

House churches in western Kenya have begun more than 30 farming projects to provide economic and discipleship opportunities to believers persecuted by the Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabab. Funds from the harvests of these projects are sustaining the church communities, while also making it possible for them to install irrigation systems and further invest in ministry work.

Church leaders are excited over the opportunity to use farming as a discipleship tool and demonstrate how the Gospel can transform all aspects of an individual’s life. Please pray for the continued development of these agricultural projects. May God’s blessings be upon the believers involved as they learn more about agriculture and, through this practical means, also build meaningful relationships with others of their communities.

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Pastor Mike Online 7-28-16

Who is Adam Kadmon? The teachings of the Kabbalah, our concept of angels vs the Bible description of them, do spiritual beings have seed (DNA)? and Much More

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Christ, His Spirit, and His Word

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Tommy Robinson: The ‘Religion of Peace’

Tommy Robinson – the most “hated” or bravest man in Britain, discusses the beheading of a French priest in Normandy, as well as the “religion of peace” and how Europe is being culturally enriched by millions of Muslim migrants.

He predicts a “revolution” is coming as a result of this massive upheaval.

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Gregory Mannarino-We Are Existing in Fantasy Land

The WikiLeaks email dump that showed the Primary was rigged for Hillary Clinton. Financial analyst Gregory Mannarino says, “I think if these people thought about it, they would realize they have been made puppets here. It’s unfortunate, too, because this is just going to blow away just like everything else. This is the state of affairs that we are in right now. Nothing is real. The politics aren’t real. The markets aren’t real. We are existing in fantasy land. All of this, every single aspect of it is going to correct at one point. Whether it is a distortion in politics, whether it’s distortions in this market, no matter what it is, at one point, there is going to be a return to the norm or to the mean. We are so far away from that right now in every single thing you want to look at. It’s not just in the markets. It’s everything connected to everything else. . . . We are in the collapse or the correction to fair value. Everything now we are seeing, strife around the world, strife right here in the United States with people uprising, it’s all part of the mechanism that is playing out right now. It is just a matter of time where there is going to be a rapid fix back to the norm.”

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TRUNEWS 07/26/16 Jim Willie | Bankruptcy of The West

Will the Bernie Sanders revolutionaries be successful in shaking Hillary Clinton’s hold on the Democratic nomination? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles discusses the DNC and the barbarous execution of a French priest by Muslim jihadists. In part 2, Rick is joined by economic analyst Jim Willie.


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Pastor Mike Online 7-26-16

Biotechnology transforming humans into hybrids, Islamic terror on the rise, more amazing patterns in the King James Bible related to the rapture, and much more!

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Department of Homeland Security Targeting the Wrong Enemy

The federal government has spent the last 8 years pretending that “rightwing extremists” are more numerous and dangerous than the careful and intelligent jihadist attackers, whom it insists are just “madmen” or “troubled individuals.”

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TRUNEWS 07/25/16 Rick Wiles | Chaos at The DNC

How will the Democratic Party elite spin the virulent grass-roots uprising against Hillary Rodham Clinton? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles will discuss the chaos at the DNC, as Bernie Sanders’ communists revolt against the ruling establishment.

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The Brave Muslim Supporters of Israel

The Brave Muslim Supporters of Israel

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Facebook Calls WikiLeaks Block ‘An Accident’ After Accusations Of Censorship

Facebook Calls WikiLeaks Block ‘An Accident’ After Accusations Of Censorship

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Clinton Cash – Official Movie Premiere

Clinton Cash – Official Movie Premiere

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