Thursday, 16 February 2012



Recorded in the Gospel of John 14:

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"

A Young Women believer found peace in Jesus Christ in the midst of yet another Arab revolution.

In recent times we have seen the horrific events in Egypt, Libya and other Muslim countries and have seen violent leaderships uprooted, the whole world is now watching Syria, where the death toll has reached way over 7,000 so far.

And the Nations do not know what to do. Reminds me of the scripture that Jesus spoke about “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” Luke 21

The UN is like a toothless Tiger as it achieves NOTHING whilst President Bashar Assad continues with his harsh and mistrusted regime and extreme Islamic groups want POWER so they can rule and force their faith on all Syrians. It's difficult for us to imagine anything good coming out of this turmoil

However a Young Woman named Abella in her early twenties, gives her a Christian perspective of it all

"In the beginning I was so afraid. Every night when I went to bed, fear sneaked in because of all the news I heard and watched on television."
"But one day I got a text to remind me about practice with our Peace Choir—that's what we call our choir. I asked myself how I could be part of a Peace Choir without having peace in my heart.

"I got convinced again that my peace comes from heaven and not from earth."
Millions of Christians in many countries around the world experience the same fear each every day as this young Woman does. But when they receive Bibles, and encouragement from Christian groups amid the violence and uncertainty they are able to find peace in Christ.

Our prayers and support have never been more needed in these critical times



Sunday, 5 February 2012


The Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the ecclesia/church in Corinth the following words:

1 Corinthians 4: 6 - 21

Fools for Christ’s Sake

6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. 7 For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

8 You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us—and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you! 9 For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! 11 To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. 12 And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; 13 being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.

14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. 15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you, imitate me. 17 For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

18 Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

What more can we say?

Bless you all