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  • Young family killed in I-80 crash was headed to Colorado for missionary training

    08/01/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Omaha News ^ | 8/1/2016 | Kevin Cole
    The five people killed Sunday in a crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska have been identified by relatives as a young family heading to Colorado for missionary training. Killed were Jamison Pals and his wife, Kathryne, both 29, and their three children: 3-year-old Ezra; Violet, who was almost 2; and 2-month-old Calvin, family members said. They were from St. Paul, Minnesota. “They were on their way to Littleton, Colorado, for a month of missionary training with WorldVenture,” said Karen Pals, a sister-in-law from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “Then they were going to move to Japan to work, probably in October.”...
  • I told my North Korean captors about life in America, and they were shocked

    05/21/2016 4:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kate O'Connell Walters, Jason Pagano & Kim Malcolm
    After a year in the North Korean prison, Kenneth Bae softened toward his guards. “There were many small conversations like, 'How much do you make in the United States? What's it like to live in the U.S.?” Bae told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm. “Do people really have houses and cars?” When he told his captors about life in America, the guards were shocked. “They said, ‘No way. No way most common people can live like that,’” he said. “They were told that 1 percent of people in the United States have everything, and the rest of them are living in poverty....
  • Patrick the Saint

    A fleet of 50 currachs weaved its way toward the shore, where a young Roman Brit and his family walked. His name was Patricius, the 16-year-old son of a civil magistrate and tax collector. He had heard stories of Irish raiders who captured slaves and took them "to the ends of the world," and as he studied the longboats, he no doubt began imagining the worst. The warriors quickly demolished the village, and as Patricius darted among burning houses and screaming women, he was caught. The barbarians dragged him aboard a boat bound for the east coast of Ireland. Patricius,...
  • Suffering Is Never for Nothing. —Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

    06/16/2015 5:51:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 6/16/15 | Nathan Bingham
    Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was a Christian author and speaker. She, having lived through great loss, taught on God’s grace in the midst of hardship, as well as teaching wives and mothers to fulfill the high calling of Titus 2.
  • Junípero and the Others: The Pope Praises the Courage of America’s Missionaries

    05/02/2015 10:13:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/2/15 | Andrea Tornielli
    Today Pope Francis celebrated a mass at the North American College on the Janiculum, as part of a special day dedicated to Junípero Serra, "one of the founding fathers of the United States". “Sometimes we stop and thoughtfully examine their weaknesses and their shortcomings. But I wonder if today we are able to respond with the same generosity and courage to the call of God”Although he will be canonizing Friar Junípero Serra himself on 23 September, in preparation for this ceremony, Pope Francis wished to pay tribute to the “Apostole of California” and “one of the founding fathers of the...
  • Converting Jews To Christians In Ra'anana, Israel?

    04/18/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 51 replies
    Joel Leyden ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyRa'anana, Israel --- April 18, 2015 ... No, the Jews are not running to Pontius Pilate and the Romans have no crucifixions scheduled for this weekend. But someone forgot to fax the Jehovah's Witnesses that Jews do not live in Israel to become converts to Christianity. Ra'anana residents, municipal officials, a city Chief Rabbi and the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation organization coordinated efforts to cancel a Jehovah's Witnesses baptism ceremony today. This is the second time that Yad L'Achim has succeeded in heading off the same baptism-of-Jews ceremony. It was first scheduled to be held in...
  • Myanmar vows probe into [Baptist] teacher deaths

    01/23/2015 9:41:07 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial in Yangon on January 23, 2015 for two school teachers found dead in a remote village in Shan state Myanmar on Thursday said it would investigate the deaths of two teachers who activists claim were raped and murdered by government troops, as crowds gathered in the country's far north amid rising anger over the killings. The battered bodies of the two women, aged 20 and 21, were found Monday in a remote village in Shan state where they were teaching children on behalf of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), according to the...
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Peter Kassig Beheaded By Islamic State; 'Today We Grieve,' Obama Says

    11/16/2014 4:05:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 16, 2014 | PATRICK J. MCDONNELL
    Peter Kassig Beheaded By Islamic State; 'Today We Grieve,' Obama Says By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL. U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig beheaded by Islamic State, White House confirms Peter Kassig is third U.S. citizen known to have been beheaded by Islamic State Islamic State militants have beheaded Peter Kassig, a U.S. aid worker and ex-Army Ranger who was captured last year in Syria while on a private humanitarian mission, the White House confirmed Sunday. U.S. officials authenticated a 16-minute video, released on various social networks by the militant group earlier in the day. The video also includes footage of the mass...
  • Ebola Outbreak: Spanish Missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo Dies of Deadly Virus in Madrid

    09/26/2014 4:00:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/26/2014 | Jack Moore
    The Spanish missionary who was flown home to Madrid from Sierra Leone after contracting the Ebola virus has died, according to hospital sources.According to the Spanish news agency Efe, Manuel Garcia Viejo died from the disease at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid.Viejo was a medical director of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios and was working in the western Sierra Leonean city of Lunsar when he caught the disease.He was flown to Madrid in an isolation chamber by military plane and received by doctors in fully protective biohazard suits.Viejo is the second Spanish priest to die of...
  • Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beams with delight after beating deadly disease

    08/21/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Associated Press and Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
    Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beamed with delight today as he thanked God for sparing his life and prepared to leave hospital after being declared free of the deadly disease. The American missionary doctor looked a little frail but healthy as he gripped the hand of his wife Amber amid a large medical team at a Emory University Hospital press conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 33-year-old said: 'Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.' He thanked God for saving his life, saying that the thousands of...
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true...
  • Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon church [allegations re: Lds missionary & cover-up]

    06/27/2014 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Palm Springs Desert Sun ^ | May 2, 2014 | Reza Gostar
    Lawsuit claims teen girl was repeatedly abused by Mormon missionary in 1985 in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.PALM SPRINGS – A lawsuit filed Friday against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a church bishop and a missionary, claims a woman was repeatedly sexually abused when she was a teenager in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, and it was covered up. The lawsuit, which was filed in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs, contends that from July to November 1985, Jacqueline Tyler, then 13, was repeatedly abused by a missionary and that after a church bishop learned of...
  • Utah man sentenced for crime committed on LDS mission in Chubbuck

    12/30/2013 12:28:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 153 replies ^ | Dec. 17, 2013 | Jimmy Hancock
    POCATELLO — A Cedar City, Utah, man convicted of felony injury to a child stemming from inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old child in 2012, was placed on probation Monday and sentenced to spend the next 10 days in Bannock County Jail. Derrick Starley was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chubbuck when the incident occurred. He was originally charged with sexual battery of child 16 or 17 years old... Starley pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in early November as part of a plea agreement through which prosecutors agreed that they would not...
  • St Francis Xavier, A Fiery Apostle [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/03/2013 6:15:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | December 03-2013 | Fr. Ed Broom
    St Francis Xavier, A Fiery Apostle by Fr. Ed Broom on December 3, 2013 ·  The last words that St. Ignatius said to Francis Xavier before he was sent as the greatest missionary after St Paul were: Go set all on fire!  He embarked for India, then to Japan and died on the shore overlooking China.  His missionary work was completed in only 11 years and he died of exhaustion at 46 years of age.Like Francis Xavier all followers of Christ are called to be prophets, evangelizers, and missionaries. Both Blessed Pope John Paul II and the present Pope Benedict XVI...
  • FL - Evangelical mission staffer arrested

    06/06/2013 1:07:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | David Clohessy
    An overseas missionary from the Sanford FL-based New Tribes Mission (NTM) has been arrested on child porn and child sex abuse charges.  Now, it’s crucial that NTM uses its vast resources to reach out to others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes. Given NTM’s disturbing track record on children’s safety, church officials must take aggressive steps to help law enforcement convict Warren Scott Kennell. If they do little or nothing, it will be clear that little or nothing in this troubling organization is changing. NTM claims 3,300 “missionaries” across the globe, making it the second largest Christian...
  • Doctor Who 'Cured' Baby of HIV: 'Faith Affects Everything I Do'

    04/05/2013 8:08:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | By Leonardo Blair
    If you ever wondered how much of an impact the Christian faith of Dr. Hannah Gay, the University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatrician whose treatment "functionally cured" a baby girl born with an HIV infection, has had on her work, you don't have to anymore. Her faith is "everything," she says. The former Baptist missionary who spent years living with her husband in Ethiopia in the 1980s opened up about her faith to the Baptist Press in a recent interview and she explained that her Christian faith defines her life. "My faith affects everything I do. It defines who I...
  • Egyptian ‘missionary’ tortured to death in Libya – human rights lawyer

    03/11/2013 9:32:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Russian Times ^ | March 11, 2013 | anon
    An Egyptian Christian suspected of trying to convert Muslims in Libya was tortured to death while in police custody, an Egyptian human rights lawyer said. Ezzat Hakim Attallah "died after being tortured with other detainees" in Libya’s second largest city Benghazi, Naguib Guebrayel, a Coptic Christian lawyer who heads the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, told AFP. Guebrayel’s claim contradicts an Egyptian Foreign Ministry official who said on Sunday that Attallah, who suffered from diabetes and heart ailments, had likely died of natural causes. Attallah was among five Evangelical Christian Egyptians detained in Libya ...
  • 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.
  • West Texas native, Baptist missionary murdered in Jordan

    09/07/2012 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Lubbock Online ^ | 7 August 2012 | Walt Nett
    The horror of a Southern Baptist missionary’s death in Jordan is gradually resonating to her childhood home on the rural South Plains this week. Sudan native Cheryll Harvey, 55, a longtime member of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview, was found stabbed to death late Tuesday night in her apartment in the city of Barha, about 50 miles north of Amman. Harvey’s teaching was in connection with the Jordan Baptist Society, according to a report published by the Baptist Press. Don Robertson, pastor at College Heights Baptist Church, said Harvey had taught English and other subjects in Jordan for 24...
  • Missionary work [Lds missionaries are themselves a 'mission field'...Christians, witness to them]

    06/20/2012 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Mark Cares Weblog ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Cares
    Chapter 25 of this year’s Gospel Doctrine Class covers Alma 17-22 and encourages LDS members to share the gospel. I’m going to break away from my usual practice on commenting on the content of the lesson and instead talk about some of my experiences with Mormon missionaries. Over the years I have talked with literally hundreds of them. The vast majority of time our discussions have been quite courteous. One of the most encouraging things is how many are genuinely interested in hearing the wonderful news that eternal life is totally God’s gift to them. Sometimes they are eager to...
  • In the Footsteps of the Apostles

    03/10/2012 3:48:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    National Geographic Magazine ^ | Mar 2012 | Andrew Todhunter
    <p>They were unlikely leaders. As the Bible tells it, most knew more about mending nets than winning converts when Jesus said he would make them "fishers of men." Yet 2,000 years later, all over the world, the Apostles are still drawing people in.</p>
  • Mitt Romney-The French Years

    03/08/2012 9:16:23 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 22 replies
    LeMonde/WorldCrunch ^ | Phillippe Bernard
    From 1966-1968, Romney spread 'the word of Jesus,' door-to-door from Bordeaux to Paris, as a Mormon missionary. It was a tumultuous period, both politically and personally for young Mitt. Indeed, some say his French tribulations are the source of his ambitions. It was a small country road winding through the Bordeaux region, a tight curve entering the small village of Bernos-Beaulac, just before the local post office. On June 16, 1968, this typically French scenery almost ended Mitt Romney’s would-be career – and young life – before it had even yet begun. A Mercedes was speeding in the opposite direction...
  • 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.
  • US election 2012: Mitt Romney's life as a poor Mormon missionary in France questioned

    01/10/2012 2:52:06 AM PST · by Cincinna · 32 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 15 December 2011 | Henry Samuel, Paris & Jon Swaine in Des Moines
    Much of Mitt Romney’s life as a Mormon missionary in France was not as poor or arduous as he has claimed, say those who knew him at the time. It was a rare reflection by Mitt Romney on his life as a young Mormon, offered as proof to struggling Americans that despite being born into privilege and amassing a $250 million fortune, he too had known hard times. A day after being labelled “out of touch” for casually offering a $10,000 bet to a rival candidate, Mr Romney told supporters he had experienced austerity as a missionary in France, using...
  • Romney on his work as a Mormon missionary: “We didn’t convert one person”

    12/22/2011 6:58:45 AM PST · by Colofornian · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec. 21, 2011
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, where co-host Joe Scarborough asked him about his experience as a Mormon missionary in France in the 1960s. “Talk about your rejections as a missionary knocking on door, after door, after door in a hostile environment,” Scarborough asked. Romney recalled five months he spent in one French city, where he said near-constant brush-offs built his resilience: “We knocked on doors from morning until quite late in the evening,” he said. “We didn’t convert one person in five months. So, you understand the rejection, you know that’s a pretty...
  • US election 2012: Mitt Romney's life as a poor Mormon missionary in France questioned

    12/16/2011 8:49:23 AM PST · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Henry Samuel and Paris and Jon Swaine
    It was a rare reflection by Mitt Romney on his life as a young Mormon, offered as proof to struggling Americans that despite being born into privilege and amassing a $250 million fortune, he too had known hard times. A day after being labelled “out of touch” for casually offering a $10,000 bet to a rival candidate, Mr Romney told supporters he had experienced austerity as a missionary in France, using a bucket for a lavatory and a hose for a shower. “You’re not living high on the hog at that kind of level,” he said. But the Republican presidential...
  • The Journey Home - August 1, 2011 - David Currie (former Fundamentalist)

    08/01/2011 2:27:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    EWTN ^ | August 1, 2011 | Marcus Grodi
    The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi LIVE - Mondays 8 PM ET Encore – Tuesday 1 AM ET & 9 AM ET, Thursday 2 PM ET, Saturday 11 PM ET This exciting call-in program examines why so many people, including fallen away Catholics and individuals from other denominations, are being drawn home to the Catholic Church. August 1 David Currie Former Bible Church missionary David Currie was raised in a devout Christian family whose father was a fundamentalist preacher and both parents teachers at Moody Bible Institute. Currie's whole upbringing was immersed in the life of fundamentalist Protestantism -...
  • The Mormon retirement plan

    06/29/2011 9:25:18 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2011 | Mike Otterson
    ...the National Institute on Aging says that 2011 is a banner year in American demographics.-SNIP- Yet an increasing number of older couples from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are serving in a multitude of ways around the world. At last count, that number stood at just over four thousand retirees. Their “missionary” service, lasting from six months to three years, is as varied as relief work in Africa or Central America or staffing the church’s temples, employment centers and welfare facilities.-SNIP- These are selfless individuals whose approach to retirement means no small sacrifice. Like their young missionary...
  • Flashcards: Lds Marriage and Family Final [MormonISM Missionary test]

    06/14/2011 12:46:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies ^ | April 7, 2010
    SNIP What is the first of the four ingredients Kimball gives for a successful marriage? Proper approach toward marriage; choosing a spouse who is near perfection and then marrying in the temple. What is the First Presidency's stand on tattoos and piercing? They discourage tattoos and piercing for non-medical reasons. They don't take a stand on women piercing their ears for only one pair of earrings. What is taught in D&C 131? You cannot enter into the celestial kingdom without the covenant of marriage. All spirit is matter. What is taught in D&C 132? Those who marry in the covenant...
  • In the Jungle of Myanmar. The Story of a Missionary Proclaimed Blessed

    05/23/2011 10:44:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Chiesa Online ^ | 5/23/11 | Sandro Magister
    His name is Clemente Vismara. He spent his life in the missions. He planted the Church where Christianity had never come before. An ordinary sanctity, that simply put into practice the Sermon on the MountROME, May 23, 2011 – The beatification of John Paul II has rocked the whole world like a hurricane. "But there are also other exemplary witnesses of Christ, much less known, whom the Church joyfully points out for the veneration of the faithful": this is what Benedict XVI said at the "Regina Cćli" two Sundays ago. Humble, ordinary saints – including those who will never get...
  • Another Benedict is Here, Leading the Church into a New Missionary Age

    02/08/2011 4:36:27 AM PST · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/8/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Saturday, February 6, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI preached a profound homily before he ordained five priests to the office of Bishop. The Homily was an instruction on the office and mission of Bishops as successors of the Apostles.Pope Benedict XVI explained the Bishops' call to an "ecclesial existence". What is also notable about this homily is the Pope's emphasis on the missionary mandate of the whole Church. This is a recurring theme in the allocutions of Pope Benedict XVI... The contemporary culture has thrown off almost every remnant of Christian influence and embraced a new paganism. What Pope Benedict...
  • Flashcards: Mission Prep Final [Mormon missionary - Clarification

    01/30/2011 6:12:33 AM PST · by restornu · 42 replies
    Quizlet ^ | 1010 | Paldog (mother of special needs children)
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  • Flashcards: Mission Prep Final [MormonISM missionary - Open]

    01/29/2011 7:01:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 62 replies ^ | Dec. 7, 2010 | Paldog
    Mission Prep Final ...terms ...According to...Joseph Smith, what through which all knowledge is revealed? Melchizedek priesthood As the Manual teaches, what understand in order to recognize the Lord's hand in the Restoration? Apostasy and restoration SNIP According to the Manual...why did false doctrines begin to be taught and the true Church lost? No revelation or priesthood authority According to the Manual, what are...characteristics of the Great Apostasy? Lost...understanding of...nature of...Godhead, repentance, baptism, Holy Ghost SNIP As stated by...Joseph F. Smith, what...greatest event...has ever occurred since the Lord's resurrection? The First Vision SNIP T/F According to the Manual, we...
  • New Missionary Age: New Year Calls Catholics to the New Evangelization

    12/30/2010 7:59:13 AM PST · by tcg · 5 replies · 4+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/30/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...John Paul II called for a "New Evangelization." Pope Benedict XVI has made this a central pillar of his pontificate. He erected a Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization tasked with evangelizing countries where the Gospel was announced centuries ago, but where its presence in peoples' daily life seems to be all but lost. Pope Benedict established a new dicastery (Vatican Office) and underscored the seriousness with which he views this mission of the New Evangelization. Cultures formerly infused with a Christian culture are now regularly called post-Christian and understandably so. In April 2009 John Meachem, then of Newsweek magazine,...
  • Local missionary killed in W. Africa

    11/22/2010 12:32:55 PM PST · by TheBattman · 10 replies
    Jacksonville Daily Progress ^ | November 17, 2010 | Lauren LaFleur
    ‘Modern day martyr’ studied to evangelize his home country JACKSONVILLE — Michael Loua was a passionate Christian — he loved his family, he loved his home country of Guinea, West Africa, but most importantly, he loved his God. This weekend, Michael was killed because of his passion to lead those in his home country to his Lord. “He was a preacher; he was an evangelist, so he loved to evangelize people and to lead people to the Lord,” said Michael’s widow, Elisabeth Loua. Elis-abeth said now her children are uncomfortable with the idea of going back to Guinea. “When I...
  • Day 26: Family Media Detox

    09/27/2010 4:32:56 PM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 1 replies ^ | 09/27/10 | Staff
    I’m no fan of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and I certainly don’t support intrusive, regulatory paternalism, but I know a lot of folks who would like to see fewer ads for Cialis, Viagra, and booze. An excerpt from an article published on the Healthfinder website: The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t want children exposed to tobacco ads at all, and wants to limit their exposure to alcohol marketing and advertisements for erectile dysfunction drugs and other prescription medications. Those are just a few of the recommendations in its new policy statement, “Children, Adolescents, Substance Abuse, and the Media,” published...
  • Christians testifying to Muslims.

    I found this wonderful website while doing a websearch for "ministering to muslims." I was glad to see that there really was such a website. I have read a few pages of this and find that it can be very useful towards understanding Islam and ministering to Muslim people you may know without being confrontational. This website is worth keeping on your favorites and passing around to friends and ministers.
  • 2 Mormon missionaries jailed 17 years for defilement

    08/09/2010 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 87 replies · 1+ views
    A Circuit Court in Accra on Friday sentenced two missionaries of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) to various jail terms after finding them guilty on charges of conspiracy and defilement. The convicts Omale Ojonugwnuwa, alias Elder Omale, a 25-year- old Nigerian and That ayaone Keeng, 20, from Botswana, were evangelizing on behalf of the church popularly called Mormons in Ghana. They pleaded not guilty to defiling a 14-year-old house help of a next door neighbor, who runs errands for them. The court sentenced Elder Omale to 10 years imprisonment for conspiracy and defilement while Keeng was...
  • For They Heard Them Speaking in Tongues & Praising God Acts 10:46 [Missionary experience, bk]

    08/08/2010 4:45:32 PM PDT · by Quix · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Bk: From The Field: 365 Missionary Stories to Encourage Your Daily Walk p125 | 2002 | Dr Leland Edwards
    FOR THEY HEARD THEM SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND PRAISING GOD! ACTS 10:46 The train from Colon, Panama, brought several passengers to the village of Frijoles one Sunday morning. Many had heard of the miracles of God in this church and came for physical healing. One was an elderly woman known as Mama Mecha. That morning Mama Mecha received Jesus as her Savior. After the service, the congregation went to the inlet of Gatun Lake, which is a short distance from the church, to baptize the new converts. Her testimony of her conversion that morning stirred many hearts. As Mama...
  • British doctor and nine others killed in Afghanistan ambush

    08/07/2010 6:43:07 AM PDT · by IMTOFT · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Not Referenced
    The body of Dr Woo, whose family came from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was found on Friday next to three bullet-riddled four-wheel drive vehicles. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also claimed the lives of six Americans, a German and two Afghan interpreters. The attack happened in the Kuran Wa Munjan district of Badakhshan province in Afghanistan.
  • American Missionary Convicted in Haiti Child Abduction Case, But Released for Time Served

    05/17/2010 1:24:51 PM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies · 353+ views
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian court has convicted American missionary Laura Silsby of arranging to transport 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake. But the judge has sentenced her to time served in jail and she is free to leave the country. The Idaho woman got the good news during a court hearing Monday. The 40-year-old has been in custody since Jan. 29.
  • A Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization to be Formed? Bring it On!

    04/27/2010 4:09:51 AM PDT · by tcg · 176+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The rumors began with the respected reporting of Andrea Tornielli. He is the eminently reliable Vatican correspondent for the daily Il Giornale. His report was then picked up by the Vaticanisti and ever reliable, John L. Allen, Jr., the only good thing about the National Catholic Reporter these days. In an April 25, 2010 in NCR Allen wrote: "According to a report from a well-connected Italian Vatican writer, Pope Benedict XVI will shortly announce the creation of a "Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization," to be presided over by Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella. The office will be dedicated to rekindling...
  • The American Minute: April 19 - David Brainerd - Missionary to Indians - Born 1718

    04/20/2010 3:13:46 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies · 215+ views
    The American Minute ^ | 4/20/2010 | William J Federer
    American Minute for April 20th: His interpreter, Moses Tinda Tautamy, helped him minister to Indians along the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers, camping at night. Born APRIL 20, 1718, missionary David Brainerd wrote in his Journal: "FORKS OF DELAWARE, Pennsylvania, Lord's day, July 21, 1745. Preached to the Indians...Divine truth seemed to make very considerable impressions and caused the tears to flow freely. Afterwards I baptized my interpreter and his wife, who were the first I baptized among the Indians... Though before he had been a hard is now more than six months since he experienced this change; in which...
  • Serious Prayer Request From a Christian Missionary Family Preparing to Go to Their Field of Service

    02/22/2010 4:21:33 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 25 replies · 422+ views
    Maiisonary MT Prayer Letter | February 20, 2010 | Missionary MT
    From a dear Brother who is preparing to work in Asia. Names have been withheld because of the sensitive nature and location of their ministry. ------------------------------------------------------- This is one of the hardest posts for me to write. Today, we went to the Doctor to find out about our baby that we are expecting in 19 weeks. Because this pregnancy hasn’t gone as smoothly as our first one, we were a little worried going into the appointment, especially since we had been given no new information at our last appointment. Well, we finally received some answers today. We were able to...
  • Video shows fighter jets shooting down US missionaries (Peru)

    02/03/2010 11:58:20 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 2,069+ views
    The Times ^ | February 4, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    Video shows fighter jets shooting down US missionaries Anne Barrowclough An extraordinary video has emerged showing a bungled CIA operation that led to the shooting down of a light plane carrying American missionaries in Peru. The dramatic footage taken from a CIA surveillance plane, which has been shown on America's ABC News, shows Peruvian fighter jets opening fire on the missionaries' seaplane even as its pilot screamed for help. Although the Peruvian pilots issued a warning first, the pilot of the missionaries' plane was on a different frequency and could not hear it. The Peruvian jets shot down the missionaries...
  • Don Bosco Prep mourns losses at Haitian school belonging to same Catholic order

    01/20/2010 8:47:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 308+ views
    north ^ | 01.19.10 | ALLISON PRIES
    As they continued to look for survivors and shelter the homeless, officials from the Salesians of St. John Bosco learned Tuesday that several hundred people had perished, according to Hannah Gregory, a Salesian public relations representative. The private high school is a part of the Salesian Catholic order, which works specifically with young people around the world, encouraging them to learn and care for themselves. The order had six facilities in Haiti; most have been destroyed. The hardest hit was a compound called Enam in Port-au-Prince that served primary grades and offered vocational training for older children, said the Rev....
  • Haiti Updates, Prayers and a Community of Hope

    01/18/2010 7:18:18 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 145+ views ^ | 01/18/2010 | John G. Winder
    There are a myriad of missionaries and ministries on the ground in Haiti doing work in the name of Christ. Many have been there for years while others have arrived in the past few days and are still arriving. Here are some of their observations on the devastation, death and hope in Haiti.

    01/13/2010 9:25:41 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 453+ views ^ | 01/13/2010 | John G. Winder
    The Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, NJ is praying for 15 missing members who are in Haiti. The missionaries went to Haiti to deliver medical supplies to Grace’s Children Hospital in Port-au-Prince.