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  • If Mormon missionaries were straightforward about Mormonism…[Best 4-minute video on topic]

    11/10/2014 7:54:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 110 replies
    Mormon Coffee Blog ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Though done in a lighthearted manner, this 4-minute video is a fairly accurate depiction of standard Mormon doctrine. It would be nice if Mormon missionaries explained Mormonism as clearly as the characters in this video do, but I imagine that would not foster strong LDS Church growth. Mormon Secrets: What the Missionaries Don’t TellBy Saved XMormon
  • Urgent Prayer Requests for ISIS Victims, Christians

    10/16/2014 8:09:29 PM PDT · by TurkeyLurkey · 20 replies
    email | October 16, 2014 | Precept Ministries International
    Dear FReepers, These are posts made to the PMI group wall asking for urgent prayer. Thank you so much for praying for these people: Part 1 > Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson, Missionaries who are in the areas that are being attacked by ISIS are asking to be showered in prayer. ISIS has taken over the town they are in today. He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has. And so far all have consequently been killed. But...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Says He Wouldn't Have Brought Ebola Infected Missionaries to US

    08/07/2014 2:05:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/07/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Renowned neurosurgeon and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, Dr. Benjamin Carson criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday for bringing two Ebola infected missionaries to the U.S. for treatment, citing the highly contagious and deadly nature of the disease. "Why would we bring that into our country? Why would we expose ourselves when we already know that there are problems that can occur and have occurred," said Carson, who is a former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, in an interview with Newsmax TV. "Ebola is a terrifying disease. If you don't treat it, close...
  • Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family

    07/01/2014 9:49:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-01-14 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family Sean FitzpatrickOn September 25th, 1988, Pope St. John Paul II beatified a swarthy, Spanish, asthmatic priest of small stature who was a dazzling scholar, a tireless apostle, and the founder of many missionaries from San Diego to San Francisco—Junípero Serra, who walked the western desert to irrigate souls with the water that becomes a spring welling up to eternal life.Born Miguel Jose Serra Ferrer on November 14, 1730, in Petra, Majorca, Spain, this servant of God and God’s people became a Franciscan after a brilliant career as a scholar of philosophy, taking...
  • LDS missionaries install illegal flagpole on top of Mount Olympus

    06/27/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    KSL.com [owned by Lds Church] ^ | June 26, 2014 | Maddy Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY — Eight LDS missionaries serving in the Salt Lake City East Mission and their leaders are working with the Forest Service to remove a flagpole that the missionaries cemented to the top of Mount Olympus earlier this week. Hikers discovered the flagpole with a U.S. Flag and an autographed mission T-shirt on Forest Service lands and alerted rangers. The Forest Service confirmed that posting the flagpole was indeed breaking the law. “You would need to get a permit to put up a flagpole. In wilderness it wouldn’t be allowed at all,” said Kathy Jo Pollock of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache...
  • 2 LDS sister missionaries attacked in Kosovo

    11/13/2013 8:27:50 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 10 replies
    KSL TV ^ | November 13th | Tad Walch and the Associated Press
    Two suspected terrorists are being held in Kosovo after a Nov. 3 attack on two American women serving as missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A total of six men were arrested Nov. 5 in connection with an alleged terrorist plot "inspired by extreme Islamist ideology." Two of the six are suspects in the investigation of the attack on the LDS missionaries, a senior police official involved with the investigation told the Associated Press. The attack took place in Pristina, Kosovo's capital. "We can confirm two sister missionaries were beaten in Kosovo and have been moved...
  • Feelings of failure common among early-return missionaries, study says [Mormon mishies]

    11/07/2013 4:58:58 AM PST · by Colofornian · 55 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2013 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof
    OREM — Missionaries who return early from their service need additional help from ward members and clinical professionals to cope, a new study says. Kris Doty, Ph.D, chair of the Department of Behavioral Science at Utah Valley University and a clinical therapist, led a team of students in studying the effects of a missionary’s early return on their faith and lives. Doty found that 74 percent of participants had feelings of failure and 65 percent were uncomfortable in social settings due to early release... The 348 study participants were males and females, ages 20-29, who returned early from the mission...
  • 2 Mormon missionaries killed in 2 days [makes it a dozen killed this year]

    10/12/2013 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 | Whitney Evans
    SALT LAKE CITY — An 18-year-old missionary for the LDS Church was killed in Southern California Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. It was the church's second missionary death in two days. Both missionaries had been in their assigned missions for less than a month. Elder Andrew Edward Page, 18, from Charlotte, N.C., was hit while riding on Newburgh Street in Azusa, Calif., a little after 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Azusa police. He had been in the Mexico City Missionary Training Center for six weeks and had arrived in California about three weeks...
  • Report: Are Mormon Missionaries Safe While Serving The Church? [10 deaths]

    10/03/2013 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    (Salt Lake City, UT) — With ten deaths involving missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, some are questioning the safety of the church’s youth. The “Salt Lake Tribune” asked the question of church officials, who said missionaries are safe and will continue to serve the church. The church noted three of the deaths were from natural causes, while four died from an illness. There are currently 75-thousand men and women serving the church on a mission worldwide, which is up 28-percent, primarily due to the church lowering the missionary age from 19 to 18.
  • Wycliffe team evacuates Central African Republic as fighting intensifies

    09/13/2013 4:47:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 29 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM
    International groups and mission organizations, including Bible translation teams working in the Central African Republic, are fleeing the troubled nation as escalating fighting threatens expatriate staff. Wycliffe Associates decided to evacuate its foreign workers this month after fighters looted and pillaged its team’s work. Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) escalated Sept.8 as clashes between the current president’s forces and alleged supporters of ousted President Francois Bozize killed nearly 100 people.
 Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization, reported that fighting continued on Sept. 9, in the village of Bouca, 62 miles from Bossangoa. The Associated Press reported that 60...
  • Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God: An Interview with Abdul Saleeb

    07/01/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 6/27/13 | Nathan W Bingham
    Here’s an exerpt from Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God, an interview with Abdul Saleeb from the June issue of Tabletalk. Tabletalk: Tell us how the Lord led you out of Islam to Christianity. Abdul Saleeb: My first encounter with the gospel and the Christian faith was through the ministry of a group of American missionaries in Europe. When I discovered that Christians did not believe that Jesus was simply a prophet but God incarnate who had died on the cross for our sins, my first reactions were: 1. Christians are insane. 2. How can anyone believe such blasphemies?...
  • Mormons to Have 85,000 Missionaries This Year

    06/09/2013 7:56:19 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 98 replies
    ReligionNews.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jana Riess
    The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that the LDS Church is expecting to hit a milestone of 85,000 missionaries in late 2013. This is half again as many missionaries as were serving before the Church made its landmark October 2012 announcement that the missionary age was being lowered, spurring thousands of young men and women to turn in their applications.
  • Somali Pirates Capture 4 Americans.

    02/18/2011 7:06:25 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 73 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 2-18-2011 | NA
    UNITED NATIONS -- Somalia's U.N. Mission said Friday that pirates hijacked a yacht carrying four U.S. citizens in the Indian Ocean off the Somali coast.
  • Service missionaries find joy in ‘calling from God’

    04/07/2013 5:16:42 AM PDT · by District13 · 6 replies
    The Herald Journal ^ | April 3, 2013 | Rachel Kenley Fry
    Elder Matthew Meaker doesn’t have a companion. Instead of serving in a foreign land, he lives with his parents in Providence, and he doesn’t go tracting or teach discussions. Instead, Meaker has spent his two missions stocking shelves at the Bishop’s Storehouse and being a teacher’s aide at the Logan High School seminary. Meaker is a young church-service missionary, or YCSM. Elder M. Russell Ballard has said that “it may not be wise for some of our young men and young women to face the rigors and challenges of a full-time mission.” Because Meaker has Down syndrome, he falls into...
  • LDS Church announces 58 new missions

    02/23/2013 1:20:54 PM PST · by District13 · 295 replies
    Ksl.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Stephanie Grimes
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the creation of 58 new missions, including one in Utah. The announcement came after the LDS church saw a drastic increase in members interested in serving missions following LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson's October announcement that the church would lower the age of mission eligibility to 18 for men and 19 for women.
  • Foreigners arrested for trying to spread Christianity in Libya (Spread of "Democracy" alert!)

    02/16/2013 1:26:41 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/16/2013 | staff
    Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday. "They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said. "Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security." Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South...
  • Myth Of Cultural Imperialism

    11/02/2012 11:56:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 31, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Missionaries have long been painted as part and parcel of an “imperial American foreign policy” by academics but as with most things academic, this view does not hold up to careful scrutiny. “I don’t like the term ‘cultural imperialism,’” Cambridge University lecturer Andrew Preston said in a lecture in Georgetown. “I prefer ‘cultural exchange’ or ‘cultural transfer.’” Preston is the author of Sword of The Spirit: Religion In American War and Diplomacy. “The hard core missionary imperialists were the exception to the rule, I found out, when I got beyond the secondary literature and into primary sources,” Preston at the...
  • US Embassy issues terror warning for Americans in Egypt

    09/29/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 34 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 29 September 2012 | Yoel Goldman
    The US Embassy in Cairo issued a terrorist threat warning on Friday for American citizens living in Egypt. The diplomatic mission stated on its website that it has “credible information suggesting terrorist interest in targeting US female missionaries in Egypt.” The embassy urged US citizens to “exercise vigilance, taking necessary precautions to maintain their personal security.” Americans in Egypt were also advised to maintain valid travel documents and to regularly monitor the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which lists updated travel warnings and alerts.
  • Missionaries ‘Stand in the Gap’ For the Lord

    07/29/2012 12:11:07 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 29, 2012 | JP
    I admire the many faith-based organizations in this country that provide services to those who are homeless or hungry or substance abusers or unwed moms or domestic violence victims or ex-convicts or others who need loving-kindness. But I especially appreciate the work of Christian missionaries. Those who have accepted the Great Commission set forth by Christ before he ascended to the Father: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” Jack...
  • 2 Texas missionaries murdered in north Mexico

    02/03/2012 7:17:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-3-12
    A couple from Texas who moved to a violence-plagued area of northern Mexico to run a Baptist church were found murdered on Tuesday in their ransacked home, relatives said. John and Wanda Casias, originally from Amarillo, Texas, moved to an area outside of Monterrey, Mexico, in the late 1970s or early 1980s to make it their home. Valerie Alirez, the eldest child of John Casias, said one of her brothers found her father and stepmother dead on Tuesday in their home in Santiago, Nuevo Leon. John Casias, 76, was a Baptist preacher and the couple ran the First Fundamentalist Independent...
  • Amarillo missionary couple found slain south of Monterrey

    02/01/2012 4:05:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KGBT ^ | 02/01/2012
    MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says two Americans have been slain outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, an area plagued by drug violence. It identifies them as John and Wanda Casias. The embassy says the former Amarillo, Texas, couple's family has been notified and it is providing relatives consular services. The embassy hasn't confirmed reports that the killing happened Tuesday. Its statement provides no other details. Valerie Alirez in Greeley, Colo., is John Casias' eldest child. She says he and his wife were found dead Tuesday in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, by one of her brothers.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SOCIETY OF PRECIOUS BLOOD. 12-10-11

    12/10/2011 6:58:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-10-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SOCIETY OF PRECIOUS BLOOD  Congregation of the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood (1786-1836), founded in 1815 by St. Caspar del Bufalo. It is a society of clerics of common life, whose purpose is to promote devotion to the Precious Blood, to teach youth, evangelized, and engage in the parochial ministry. There are several communities of religious women also specially devoted to the Precious Blood. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • What is F.O.C.U.S.? [building faithful marriages] [Catholic Caucus]

    Finding F.O.C.U.S. on the web: Fast Facts about Fellowship of Catholic University StudentsThe Story of Fellowship of Catholic University Students Home Page of Fellowship of Catholic University StudentsFast Facts about F.O.C.U.S. FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national campus outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through large group outreach, Bible studies and one-on-one mentoring, FOCUS staff are equipped to introduce college students to the Person of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith, empowering them to share His love with the world. Problem o...
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...
  • 16 Flood Victims Raised from the Dead in Brazil

    01/23/2011 10:37:12 PM PST · by Dscott_FR · 149 replies
    Healing Herald ^ | 1/22/2011 | Bethel Church
    16 Flood Victims Raised from the Dead in Brazil Saturday, January 22, 2011 By Bethel Church (RSS) A nurse is leading a mission team of doctors and nurses to Brazil. They left on Jan 13, 2011. They are still there until the 28th. On the 12th there had been massive flooding in Brazil and over 600 people died. They were not going for this reason but the timing of their trip just happened to coincide. Only one on the team had ever experienced the power of the Holy Spirit or miracles for that matter!! She had asked her friends to...
  • LDS missionary shot and killed in Jamaica

    01/17/2011 5:40:32 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 34 replies · 1+ views
    KSL Television ^ | January 17th | ksl.com
    A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shot and killed in Kingston, Jamaica, Monday. Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot by a stray bullet from a police shootout. The LDS Church confirmed Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot when he and a group of elders got caught in the crossfire of a police shootout. Elder Walker was a native of Kingston, Jamaica. "It appears the van they were in was caught in the crossfire as local police were pursuing another vehicle," a statement from the Church read. "Elder Walker was immediately driven to a nearby...
  • Stabbing victim 'found God' in Israel

    12/20/2010 4:18:01 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 20 Dec 2010 | Roi Mandel
    The mystery of the stabbing attack near Beit Shemesh continued to swell Monday as members of the missionary organization CMJ, to which murder victim Kristine Luken belonged, expressed their certainty that she had died in a terror attack. Kay Wilson, Luken's friend, told police after her escape from the attack that she believed it had been nationalistically motivated. "We told the police that Kay is a serious and honest person who doesn't make up stories," Reverend David Pileggi of CMJ, short for 'The Church's Ministry among Jewish people', told Ynet. He said the organization would hold a memorial ceremony for...
  • Christians Embarassed of Proposed "Noah's Ark Amusement Park"

    12/07/2010 5:20:13 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 124 replies
    FactFindingTimes
    In a major recession, some brainiacs decided they want to build a $150 million Noah's Ark Amusement Park in Kentucky. The effort is backed by Answers in Genesis, the group that sunk millions into a "creation" museum that highlights their distorted view of science with such things as men living with dinosaurs. Many Christians are asking, however, aren't there better things to spend this money on? "Hungry people, missionaries, new churches, charities, all should be higher on the list. This is embarassing," said one churchgoer. Another added, "How can we afford to waste this money while the government is busy...
  • CIA takes fault in 2001 missionary plane shooting

    11/06/2010 7:47:06 PM PDT · by Errant · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Mission Network News ^ | 3 November, 2010
    Peru (MNN) ― Nine years after the Peruvian air force mistook a missionary flight for a drug run, the Central Intelligence Agency took responsibility for its part in the shoot-down of a plane which killed a missionary, Veronica Bowers, and her infant daughter, Charity.(Photo by Joe Sherman)
  • Discovering Lds Britain: Discovering Lds Preston - Satanic Attack

    10/30/2010 6:03:54 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Lds Britain.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2010 | Peter Fagg (compiler)
    Heber C. Kimball recalled: “Sunday, July 30th, about daybreak, Elder Isaac Russell….came up to the third story, where Elder Hyde and myself were sleeping, and called out, ‘Brother Kimball, I want you should get up and pray for me that I may be delivered from the evil spirits that are tormenting me to such a degree that I feel I cannot live long, unless I obtain relief.” "I had been sleeping on the back of the bed. I immediately arose, slipped off at the foot of the bed, and passed around to where he was. Elder Hyde threw his feet...
  • Becoming Mother Teresa's Collaborator (Part 2)

    08/28/2010 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | August 27, 2010 | Irene Lagan
    Becoming Mother Teresa's Collaborator (Part 2) Interview With Close Ally of the Calcutta Nun By Irene LaganWASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As the world marked on Thursday the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, it was clear that her legacy is far from fading away.Following her namesake, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, whose doctrine of the “little way” provided direction to people daunted by the austerity of the great spiritual masters and made sanctity seem possible, Mother Teresa taught us how to love the seemingly unlovable, the poorest of the poor.To mark the anniversary of the...
  • Becoming Mother Teresa's Collaborator (Part 1)

    08/28/2010 9:02:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | August 26, 2010 | Irene Lagan
    Becoming Mother Teresa's Collaborator (Part 1) Interview With Close Ally of the Calcutta Nun By Irene LaganWASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 26, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Today marks the 100th birthday of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Thirteen years after her death, Mother Teresa’s influence and voice -- like her contemporary Pope John Paul II -- continue to resound throughout the globe. Her life spanned a remarkable period of history. Born Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, Albania, Gonxha’s beginnings were obscure, likened in a recent special issue of Time Magazine, to Jesus’ inauspicious beginnings in Nazareth. By the time she died...
  • Misunderstanders of Islam, Refuting Jocelyne Cesari (CNN)

    08/25/2010 9:20:12 AM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 8 replies
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette blog ^ | 08/25/2010 | Peter Cook
    Jocelyne Cesari, in a special column for CNN’s website, wrote a piece called, “Islam is a religion, not a terror ideology”. The piece is full of mistakes and assertions that are based in liberal’s hopes not actual fact. Let’s dissect this piece of wishful thinking one lie at a time. She writes, “Opposition to Islamic centers and mosques in the United States shows remarkable similarities to anti-Islamic movements in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where people also have sought to prohibit new mosques. Last December in Switzerland, citizens voted in a referendum to prohibit new minarets.” There is good reason...
  • California Sharia “College” Set to Open

    08/23/2010 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 26 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Not only are US Mosques teaching and preaching Sharia Law, now our government is foolishly allowing a Sharia “college” to open. I say foolishly because Sharia is what the enemy wants to impose on us, and allowing it to be taught here in America, is the equivalent to allowing Nazis to have their own US schools during WWII. Not only do we have to end all Muslim immigration, we also need to ban Sharia Law. Then arrest and deport if possible, any Muslim who calls for Sharia. They are to be looked upon as enemies of the state, just as...
  • Muslim Groups To Discuss 'Islamophobia'

    08/13/2010 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 51 replies · 1+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Muslims and people of other faiths plan to gather at the Connecticut Capitol to discuss what they call "Islamophobia" across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • American Christian doctors & dentist killed by the Taliban's Muslim extremists in Afghanistan

    08/09/2010 2:20:00 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 8 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2010 | Réne Girard
    The Taliban is at it again in Afghanistan, killing Christians from America because the Taliban perceived these foreigners to be a threat to their way of life, even though they were only in Afghanistan to render services as medical professionals, doctors and dentists, to poor people in need. The Muslim extremists did not seem to care about that. Their primary concern was to keep the Americans from sharing their Christian faith. They were afraid these foreigners were trying to lure Muslims away from Islam; however, they were members of International Assistance Mission (IAM), a non-profit Christian organization whose members purposefully...
  • 64 die in bomb attacks in Uganda during World Cup

    64 die in bomb attacks in Uganda during World Cup By MAX DELANY and JASON STRAZIUSO , 07.11.10, 10:21 PM EDT KAMPALA, Uganda -- In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final in two places in Uganda's capital late Sunday, killing 64 people, police said. Americans were among the casualties. The deadliest attack occurred at a rugby club as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands on a large-screen TV outdoors. The second blast took place at an Ethiopian restaurant, where at least three Americans were wounded.
  • Two film teams that didn't give up; sharing the gospel in Asia

    06/03/2010 6:40:10 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 114+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/03/2010 | Staff
    One Gospel for Asia-supported film team had to carry their equipment on their shoulders into a hard-to-reach village with no roads. Another team in the same area was denied permission to show a movie about the life of Jesus in a Muslim village. In spite of these obstacles, both teams were excited about sharing the hope of Jesus and refused to give up. And the Lord blessed their perseverance. Curiosity Draws Large Crowd. Balbir Kapoor and Devrat Sarin carried the heavy film equipment on their shoulders to get to their destination, an interior village with no roads. Curiosity drew a...
  • The Lord's Earthquake Warning (LDS Devotional)

    03/03/2010 7:37:25 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 6 replies · 785+ views
    Meridian Magazine ^ | March 2, 2010 | Sister Lisa Laycock
    President Larry Laycock and his wife, Sister Lisa Laycock head the Santiago Chile East Mission and had spent the two weeks prior to the 8.8 earthquake visiting each missionary apartment and preparing them for an earthquake. Here's why. "Nearly two-and-one-half weeks ago, I was awakened at around 4:00 AM by just such a prompting. I did not hear a voice, but the thought was as clear as if it had been in the form of spoken words: "There is going to be an earthquake. Prepare your missionaries." I sat up in bed and immediately remembered Elder Scott's counsel. That morning...
  • 6 Haitian orphans who had been detained land in US

    02/25/2010 1:26:46 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies · 199+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    MIAMI (AP) -- Six Haitian orphans completed a whirlwind journey Wednesday when they landed in Miami and were united with their new parents, four days after Haitian police seized them and sent them to a tent city because of fears they were being kidnapped. "They're very calm," Sabrina Sosa of a children's home helping with accommodations. "I guess they're still in some kind of shock." The orphans were headed to the Port-Au-Prince airport Saturday when a group of 20 men blocked four women accompanying the children, shouting: "You can't take our children!" Police briefly detained the women, and the orphans...
  • Missionaries Use Purim to Woo Soldiers

    02/24/2010 12:21:22 AM PST · by sofaman · 12 replies · 465+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Published: 02/23/10, 11:16 PM / Last Update: 02/23/10, 11:09 PM | Gil Ronen
    Missionaries in the Ashkelon area used the Purim tradition of handing out baskets of foodstuffs and sweets to try and spread their beliefs to Jewish soldiers. A group of soldiers in compulsory service were on a bus that took their company on a travel excursion. They stopped for a break at Yad Mordechai near Ashkelon when a young couple got on board the bus and began handing out mishlochei manot – the traditional Purim baskets.
  • 2 U.S. missionaries held in Haiti to be freed

    02/23/2010 7:09:16 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 7 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | 5:03 p.m. CT, Tues., Feb. 23, 2010 | None
    PORT-AU-PRINCE - Two U.S. missionaries still held in Haiti on child kidnapping charges are expected to be freed this week, the judge hearing their case said on Tuesday. "We haven't found anything that could suggest wrongdoing on the part of the Americans," the investigative judge, Bernard Sainvil, told Reuters.
  • Native dancing ban lifted in Alaska village

    02/21/2010 9:32:59 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 505+ views
    hosted ^ | RACHEL D'ORO | Feb 21
    NOORVIK, Alaska (AP) -- Bobby Wells has lived all his life in this remote Alaska village, where the Eskimo dancing of his ancestors was banned by Quaker missionaries a century ago as primitive idolatry. Now Wells, 53, and other residents of Noorvik have wholeheartedly embraced the ancient practice outlawed in the Inupiat Eskimo settlement, which was established in 1914. Wells, the mayor, said dancing is not just for the ancient religious practice of shamanism as the missionaries had believed. It's also a form of worship dating back to the Bible, a view now held by many in the community of...
  • Breaking News: 8 American Missionaries Walk Free From Haitian Jail

    02/17/2010 3:23:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 683+ views
    February 17, 2010
    Breaking News: 8 American Missionaries Walk Free From Haitian Jail [This is the ticker on www.FoxNews.com]
  • Haiti to free eight U.S. missionaries, hold two (for further investigation)

    02/17/2010 11:59:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 564+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/10 | Joseph Guyler Delva
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A Haitian judge said he would order the release on Wednesday of eight of 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping children, while the remaining two would be held for further questioning. Laura Silsby, the leader of the group, and Charisa Coulter, were being kept for further investigation, .. The 10 Americans, most of whom are members of an Idaho-based Baptist Church, were arrested last month on charges that they tried to take 33 Haitian children out of the country without proper documentation after the devastating January 12 earthquake in Haiti.
  • Breaking News: Some of the Ten Baptist American Missionaries to be released in Haiti today

    02/17/2010 10:34:59 AM PST · by RGirard · 5 replies · 322+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Fox News just reported this morning before 10 a.m. Pacific time that some of the ten Baptist American missionaries who have been imprisoned in Port Au Prince, Haiti are going to be released. Not all, but some of them. The Haitian judge, Bernard Saint-Vil, has yet to say which of the ten will be freed today, Wednesday, without posting bail. The missionaries will be allowed to return to the United States, but will need to return if necessary ...
  • Haitian judge rules for release of U.S. missionaries

    02/11/2010 10:56:00 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 9 replies · 432+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11 Feb, 2010 | Unattributed
    A Haitian judge said on Thursday he had ruled in favor of the release of 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to take them out of the earthquake-stricken country. "I just signed the request for the release of the 10 Americans submitted by the lawyers and I have sent it to the prosecutor's office," Judge Bernard Sainvil said. Under Haitian law, the prosecutor can formally comment on the judge's decision but he cannot overrule it. Sainvil earlier told Reuters that once the prosecutor had given his opinion, he could formally issue a release order. "They can...
  • Haiti judge recommends release of missionaries

    02/11/2010 10:51:38 AM PST · by Britt0n · 7 replies · 224+ views
    www.onenewsnow.com ^ | February 11, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country says he will recommend that they be released. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil finished questioning the Americans on Wednesday. He now must send his recommendation to the prosecutor, who may agree or object. But the judge has the final authority to decide whether they stay in custody or go free. Saint-Vil told The Associated Press he will recommend that all ten be released. He would not elaborate, and it was not clear whether that...
  • Haiti judge to free U.S. missionaries in kidnap case

    02/10/2010 3:20:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 10, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake- stricken country, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The source said the missionaries, who have been in jail since they were stopped at Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic on January 29, could be released as early as Thursday. "The order will be to release them," the source, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. The decision has not yet been made public.
  • Hatian Judge releases American Missionaries.

    02/10/2010 3:19:50 PM PST · by mockingbyrd · 4 replies · 344+ views
    FOX NEWS | 02/11/2010
    Brett Baier just announced that a Hatian Judge ruled that the American Missionaries had no criminals intenetions when they took the children. The Americans are expected home soon.