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Pajama Drive THANK YOU

December 12th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in News and Updates

Pray for Singer Natalie Grant

October 2nd, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in News and Updates
On September 21st, multiple Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee Natalie Grant announced with transparency that she has cancerous tumors on her thyroid. Watch her announcement here.

Natalie’s thyroid surgery is October 10th. Please pray for the doctors, for a quick recovery, and that her voice not be affected.

Good news story: Trio of runners help a fatigued woman cross the finish line of a half-marathon

April 4th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in News and Updates

I love what Gilles Et Claudette wrote of Facebook about this video: “This is a life lesson, as Christians, it’s our job and call to support the weak or those who tumbles as they walk or run in our Christian journey on earth. Not to judge or criticize. Our life is filled with such instances, at the end, it’s to get to the end, with a little help of friends and the Grace of God.”

 

Why This Muslim-Focused Pastor Is Urging a 1 Corinthians 13 Approach to Nice Attacks

August 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in News and Updates
People gather to leave flowers in tribute to victims the day after a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores and injuring more on the Promenade des Anglais who were celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday, in Nice, France. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

People gather to leave flowers in tribute to victims the day after a truck ran into a crowd
at high speed killing scores and injuring more on the Promenade des Anglais who were celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday, in Nice, France. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

On France’s Bastille Day of proclaiming “Freedom! Equality! Brotherhood!” it takes just one Islamic Radical to reveal their hatred of all we stand for.

At least 85 are dead already, 50 more severely injured, including many children. It often takes a moment like Orlando or Nice in France to wake us up to the realities of Radical Islam, but this is a moment to “face the facts, but not fuel the fear.”

There are thousands of Muslims today across France and Europe who are shaken by the senseless murders of Radical Islam. Believe me, most of them are longing for someone to reach out to them and befriend them, rather than alienating them, and seeing them as “the enemy.”

Ali Husnain, was one of those young Muslims, who could well have been radicalized, but at the age of 16, he visited his aunt in Oxford, England, where a simple act of friendship changed his life. There he met some friendly Christians and was invited to a church meeting. He was amazed at the end of the service, when an invitation was given to anyone who would like to have an encounter with Jesus. Why would anyone not want to meet Jesus? He went forward, but found himself all alone at the front of the meeting where he fell under the power of the Holy Spirit, and immediately had an open vision of Jesus!

That experience totally changed Ali’s life. He had been born into a very wealthy family in Pakistan, and was raised as a devout Shia Muslim. He was a direct descendant of Mohammed, and Christianity couldn’t have been further from his mind. Now after this encounter, and a subsequent dream, he had come to faith in Jesus.

Unfortunately, Ali was unaware that he was about to face the evils of Radical Islam. On his return to school in his town in Pakistan, he casually mentioned that he didn’t need any other sacrifice at Eid, as he already had Jesus as his sacrifice.

Word quickly got round about his conversion, and after school he was dragged out and ritually held down while a member of a terrorist group stabbed him through the heart. They left him to die, but they didn’t bargain on Jesus appearing to him, stretching out his hand towards the knife lodged in his chest. He was rushed to hospital, where Jesus again appeared in a vision and totally healed him. He was chased all round Pakistan, and they even killed one of his aunts who sheltered him. Miraculously, we heard about this in Oxford, and a local British doctor was able to rescue him and fly him back to the U.K.

The persecution didn’t stop there. Along with others, I had been discipling him for three years, when one day I was in his house as a phone call came through from the terrorist group in Pakistan. I listened in amazement as they said that they had finally located him in the U.K., and would send someone to kill him the next day if he didn’t recant and come back to Islam.

This was in safe old mother England—not Pakistan! It was a rude wake up call to the realities of international terrorism. We quickly found a secure location for Ali to live for a few months while the storm blew over. He had already been refused asylum twice by the British government, who couldn’t believe that his life was in danger back in Pakistan. So now, armed with a recording of the threat from this terrorist group, we were finally able to persuade the authorities to grant him asylum. Remarkably, Ali is now living and working openly back in Oxford, and a friend has written his story: The Cost: My Life on a Terrorist Hit List.”

What is more amazing however, is that Ali not only refuses to run and hide, but now wishes to travel back to the town where he was stabbed in Pakistan in order to purchase land to build a healthcare facility for those living in poverty, regardless of faith. He wants to show the love of Christ to those who tried to kill him, through starting ” The Gulshan Trust” which will help him raise the funds to build and run this facility.

In 2-3 years time, following this act of love and forgiveness, Ali intends to return to Pakistan, so that he can then slowly breakdown the intense hatred and misunderstanding of the local people towards Christians and the Christian faith. Ali had an open vision that he was preaching on a platform to a huge crowd of people back in his home town, and in that vision, some of the people who stabbed him were there listening intently in the front row. Radical Islam cannot win! We need to learn with Ali, that “love never fails.”

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Read This Account of Tim Tebow Praying During an In-Flight Medical Emergency

July 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in News and Updates
Tim Tebow is in the news again—and not for anything related to the NFL.

He was on a Delta flight Sunday traveling to Phoenix from Atlanta when a passenger suffered a medical emergency and passengers from all over the plane jumped in to help, including Tim Tebow who helped the best way he knew how: by praying with the people on the plane and comforting the passenger’s wife.

One of the passengers, Richard V. Gotti, posted on Delta’s official Facebook page to share the story. So far, the post has been liked more than 25,000 times and shared more than 10,000 times.

Tim Tebow

I have to share this story! I was traveling on Delta Airlines Flight Number 1772 from Atlanta, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona when there was a medical emergency on board. An older gentleman began having what appeared to be heart problems, and he went unconscious. I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour! Whether it was chest compressions, starting an IV, helping breathe life into this man, or praying everyone helped! I listened to shock after shock from the AED machine and still no pulse. No one gave up. I observed people praying and lifting this man up to the Lord in a way that I’ve never seen before. The crew of Delta Airlines were amazing. They acted in a fast and professional manner! Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation. The plane landed in Phoenix and that was the first time they got a pulse back! Please share this with your friends! Pray for this man and his family, and also thank God that we still have people of faith who in times of difficulty look to the Lord!