March 11th, 2009
Extrapolate the details in the following article by David Noakes to the bank crisis in the US and you get a plausible explanation for a disaster whose causes so far have not been explained or even investigated.
ADDIS ABABA, February 3, 2009
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President Muammar Gaddafi whose public statements have had the potential of worsening the delicate Muslim-Christian relations in Africa was on Monday elected chairman of the African Union (AU).
The Libyan leader replaces Tanzania's Jakaya Kikwete in the one-year-term position that is held on a rotational basis by a head of state from Africa's four regions. His pet subject is greater African unity.
The front page of the Wall Street Journal today carried a story about Bruce Wilkinson's failed venture into Swaziland on the continent of Africa. This is a very significant story.
"In Swaziland, U.S. Preacher Sees His Dream Vanish: Mr. Wilkinson Hits Wall Trying To Push 'Orphan Village'; Rodeo Stars, Safari Guides: Feeling Snubbed by the King," by Michael M. Phillips, staff reporter for the WSJ details the failure of Wilkinson's operations. http://tinyurl.com/bmw2q This article is a "must read."
The best-selling megapastor wants to turn the genocide site into the first "purpose-driven nation"
By David Van Biema
Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, is not known for hugging pastors. Catholic and Protestant clergy have been convicted in connection with the genocide in his country in 1994, and Kagame has repeatedly stated his disdain for religious organizations. Thus a buzz went up in Kigali's Amahoro Stadium last month when Kagame allowed Rick Warren, pastor of the Saddleback megachurch in Lake Forest, Calif., and author of the best-selling The Purpose-Driven Life, to throw an arm over his shoulders and "pray for the President."
In fact, their bond now extends well beyond prayerful embrace. Kagame has committed his government to cooperation in a five-to-seven-year self-sufficiency project staffed by Rwandan volunteers but initiated, advised and at least partly funded by Warren's network of "purpose-driven churches." Warren talks of turning Rwanda into "the first purpose-driven nation."
|Stricken . a statue of the Madonna and child at a |
church in Mulbarton, south of Johannesburg, after
it was badly damaged in a thunderstorm
Worshippers of the Our Lady of Lebanan Church in Mulbarton, in the south of Johannesburg, were upset to discover that lightning had decapitated the church's imported marble Madonna and child statue overnight.
The head tumbled down the conical minaret, a shrine to Mother Mary, damaging part of the brickwork as it fell.
A huge storm hit the area on Tuesday night.
The church is a creation of architectural beauty: made of stone, with Roman pillars, huge wooden doors and
delicate statues of Mary and Jesus dotted around the yard.
There are large wooden barrels in which roses have been potted.
A few metres away from the church doors stands the shrine.
It was built in May 2002, a year before the church was completed.
Norbert is recovering from being hit in the side by a Lorry. He is resting but experiencing internal bleeding. Dave Royle was informed by security personnel that they believe Norbert was intentionally attacked by the same people who Norbert is taking to court for stealing the orphan's maize. Please pray for his recovery, the opportunity for his Christian witness to overcome the circumstances, and renewed faith in the face of evil.
I felt led to write this small article as an encouragement to those involved in church planting or who partner Moriel in our planting program. In this fallen world we live in its easy to get side tracked and focused on the opposition we receive from the world, the flesh and the devil and we fail to step back occasionally and recognise the joy that new believers receive at their Baptism. yes Yeshua is still in the business of drawing souls to Himself through the leading of the Holy Spirit and it was with real joy and a time of celebration that 6 people from Moriel came through the waters of Baptism and it was a privilege to assist Ps Bernard Mathe in our small pool. One of the people baptisedÃ‚ was Yvonne one of our elderly missionaries who was sprinkled as baby but at 70 now recognises the need to be obedient to our Saviour. Jesus said 'If you love me you obey my commandments', Baptism was a step of real obedience for these people.
We would like to announce the planting of another Moriel church in South Africa. We led a team from Aletheia community church in Spring's, travelled to the rural town of Thakgalane in Limpopo province to establish 'The Living Christ Bible Church'.
August 10, 2003
Aids activists in South Africa have cheered President Thabo Mbeki's decision to distribute antiretroviral drugs to people diagnosed with HIV. But a visiting churchman who works there with children suffering from AIDS has questioned the South African Government's ability to carry out its promise.
by Peter Hammond
Last week, the detective inspector investigating the threats called me in to the local police station to explain the recent developments. Since Frontline Fellowship began receiving hostile and threatening phone calls and the FatwaÃ‚ by fax, as a result of our new book: -"Slavery, Terrorism & Islam The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat" http://www.frontline.org.za/books_videos/sti.htm, they had traced the fax, seized a laptop containing a death threat, and arrested and charged a Muslim man - who admitted to typing out the death threat, and faxing it to our Mission.