Monday, March 26, 2012

Parents Loss of Daughter in Nigeria

Pray for Freedom of Religion and Brotherhood in the Great Nation of  NIGERIA.

IN MEMORY Simi Maltida Kim
Young Lab Tech student, Simi Maltida Kim, troubled by Muslim college instructor disappears in Nigeria's volatile Northeast Bauchi state. My heart grieves for the death of this young Lab Tech student, Simi Maltida Kim. She was bullied by her Muslim instructor at the Federal Polytechnic in Northeastern Nigeria’s Bauchi state in Bauchi city. Then Simi was kidnapped on her way home,  Sept. 1, 2011, disappeared, likely abused, and now reported murdered for her Christian Faith.

By Obed Minchakpu

BAUCHI, Nigeria, March 22 (Compass Direct News) –
Nearly seven months after their 24-year-old daughter disappeared during a wave of Islamic extremist violence here, Helen and Dakim Gyang Bot can only assume that the voice on the other end of her cell phone that told them “we have killed her” was telling the truth.

The body of Simi Maltida Kim has not been found, and those who answered the active Catholic’s cell phone shortly after she disappeared on Sept. 1, 2011 did not indicate why they killed her.

But there are signs that she was one of the hundreds of victims of Islamic extremist violence in northern Nigeria last year that has driven thousands of Christians to flee.

The Bots live in an undisclosed town near Jos, in Plateau state, but their daughter was a final-year student of Science Laboratory Technology at the Federal Polytechnic in Northeastern Nigeria’s Bauchi state. An instructor there had troubled her about her faith in Christ and unduly failed her on an exam in an effort to get her to recant, her mother said.

Her father said that when she did not answer her cell phone and did not return home on day she had said she would, the family was all the more anxious because news had filtered into town that Christians were being killed in Bauchi city. The family reported the disappearance to authorities and continued to call her mobile phone; on one attempt, a female voice said,

“Don’t ever call this phone number again – we have killed her, so stop wasting your time looking for her,” her father said.

The priest at the family’s church told Compass that Kim might well have been killed by Muslim extremists in Bauchi.

“We learned that many Christians were killed in Bauchi at that time, so we are convinced that she must have been killed, too,” he said.

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But GOD warns the Persecutors 
of His People....

“Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a prey” (Jer 30:16 NKJV).

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also” (Heb 13:3 NKJV).
Jesus, the Son of God, the Messiah King, is seen by many walking the World into the hearts of men and women today.
“For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea” (Hab 2:14 NKJV).

Q. Do you have the Faith to Pray for People World-Wide?

– Bill Hunt

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Parents, Islamic Extremists, Beat Young Woman in India

Pray for Freedom of Religion and Brotherhood in the Great Nation of INDIA.

Reflection of Woman in Water

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also” (Heb 13:3 NKJV).
Jesus, the Son of God, the Messiah King, is seen by many walking the World in to the hearts of men and women today.
For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea” (Hab 2:14 NKJV).

Christian in West Bengal cast out of home for her faith.
By Mahruaii Sailo

NEW DELHI, March 20 (Compass Direct News) – A young woman was thrown out of her home this month for daring to give thanks for healing in Christ’s name in a predominantly Muslim village in India’s West Bengal state, and then her parents helped Islamic extremists to beat her nearly unconscious. The attack on Rekha Khatoon, 22, took place on March 9 in Nutangram, Murshidabad.

I boldly told those who beat me up that I may leave my parents, but that I will not leave Jesus,” Khatoon said. “Jesus has healed me, and I cannot forget him.”

In a village where hard-line Muslims have threatened to kill the 25 families who initially showed interest in Christ, leaving only five frightened Christian families, Khatoon was returning from worship with Believers Church at Al Hamdulillah Hall when her parents and Muslim extremists attacked her, she said.

The mob also harassed the Christian woman who encouraged Khatoon to trust Christ as Lord, Aimazan Bibi, said Bashir Pal, pastor and founder of the village Believers Church.

On the same night, Rekha Khatoon’s father, Nistar Shaike, and about 20 Muslim radicals surrounded Aimazan’s house, shouted anti-Christian slogans, threatened to harm her and her family and falsely accused her of ‘luring’ Rekha to convert to Christianity,” Pastor Pal told Compass.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What Makes a Man True? by Bill Hunt

Can you recognize a True Man; are you yourself one?

You are the Light of the World.”

From king or president to worker or servant, in any position, a true man is a man of character. There are many words of quality or action we could use to describe him.

A man of God is not marked by evil.
A man of peace is not moved by panic.
A man of truth is not marred by lies.

A man of wisdom is not marked by foolishness.
A man of integrity is not moved by deceit.
A man of knowledge is not marred by ignorance.

A man of faith is not marked by fear.
A man of hope is not moved by despair.
A man of love is not marred by indifference.

A man of gentleness is not marked by meanness.
A man of forgiveness is not moved by vengeance.
A man of generosity is not marred by greed.

A man of leadership is not marked by tyranny.
A man of humility is not moved by pride.
A man of loyalty is not marred by betrayal.

A man of strength is not marked by weakness.
A man of enterprise is not moved by poverty.
A man of bravery is not marred by cowardice.
(You could, of course, list more.)

There is only one perfect man who modeled for us the Way, the Truth, and the Life. By him, we are bought, paid for, ransomed, and redeemed. There is one man to follow.

Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:13 NKJV).

Bill Hunt

World Prayer Alert Summary:
ISTANBUL, March 16 (Compass Direct News) – In a rare crackdown on a concentrated area, Iranian authorities have arrested Christians living in the country’s third largest city in what is seen as a tactic to discourage Muslims and converts to Christianity from attending official churches. Since last month officials have arrested about 12 Christian converts in Isfahan, 340 kilometers (211 miles) south of Tehran. Authorities have arrested leaders and members of churches meeting in buildings, as well as some from underground churches, according to Mohabat News.
The targeted arrests started on Feb. 22, when intelligence officers arrested approximately seven Christians at their homes between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., Mohabat reported. The Christian Iranian news service identified those detained on Feb. 22 as Hekmat Salimi, pastor of St. Paul Anglican Church, a convert of 30 years and author of theological books; Giti Hakimpour, 78, a female pastor at St. Luke’s Anglican Church; Shahram Ghaedi, an actor; Maryam Del-Aram, 54; Shahnaz Zarifi, a mother of two; and Enayat Jafari.
Another Christian, house church member Majid Enayat, was arrested on the same day at his workplace. Of those arrested, Mohabat reported that authorities released Hakimpour on Feb. 25. On March 2, authorities arrested another convert in Isfahan, Fariborz Parsi-Nejad. None of those arrested in Isfahan last month has been officially charged. Though religious freedom monitors in Iran said it was not clear what triggered authorities to target Christians in Isfahan, one Iranian Christian outside the country said it may be yet another tactic to stop converts from attending Farsi-speaking meetings in official church buildings.
The government is very sensitive in Isfahan, which is the only city apart from Tehran with official church buildings,” the source said on condition of anonymity. “Now the government is focusing on the church buildings to scare the people so they don’t go.”
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jesus Works Each Person's Miracle by Bill Hunt

Jesus will Answer Your Personal Needs.

Paralytic Lowered Through Roof
(Art by James Tissot, 1886-96)

Following Jesus, watching him work miracles was a fabulous experience. First, we walked the dusty roads to Capernaum. On the Sabbath, Jesus went right to the synagogue and rose to teach.

What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?” a man screamed out. Such a screaming demon will alarm you, and we all gasped.

Be still. Come out of him.”

Jesus looked at him and ordered silence. The man fell to the floor shaking. When he quieted down, Jesus raised him to his feet, the man now sound of mind and body.

At the home of Simon and Andrew, Simon's mother-in-law lay sick. Jesus stepped to her bed, took her hand and raised her up. That's all he did. I didn't hear a word. Everyone in the house watched him.

Later, on the road, as we walked from village to village, a poor pitiful man with leprosy begged him on his knees. The man looked awful and smelled worse. He begged more.

If you are willing, you can make me whole.” Needless to say, no one seemed interested in him, except Jesus.

I am willing, be clean,” said Jesus.

The man instantly looked clean as if someone had bathed him. There was no smell, just a sweet fragrance in the air.

Now the next event I found amazing. The roof of this house in Capernaum seemed to cave in. Men tore it off. Pieces fell to the floor. People inside backed against the walls. Four men lowered a paralytic through the roof down into the house.

Son, your sins are forgiven,” Jesus said.

The Rabbis grew huffy. Jesus turned to them, “Which is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven', or 'Take up your mat and walk'?”

Get up, take up your mat, and go home!” he told the paralytic. The paralytic stood up and walked out with his friends! Everyone saw it.

In the town square, Jesus invited the local tax collector to follow him. Later, eating at the home of this new follower, Levi, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have come to call not the good, but the sinners.”

In these first few days, one thing grew apparent to me. Jesus related to each person in a personal way. He always did. You'd find the same thing. Jesus is the answer to your needs. It's like he knows every one. Turn to him. You'll see.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28, NKJV).

(Scriptures and story adapted from Mark, Chapters 1 & 2.)

Bill Hunt

Prayer Request:
A young mother, Shamim Bibi, (2-28-12 Pakistan) has been ripped from her baby and imprisoned under penalty of death for her Christian Faith. Also, Asia Bibi (6-19-09 Pakistan) mother of five children; Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, (10-2009 Iran) father of two sons. Nations guilty of violations against most basic human rights. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom." Actively Pray for these and the Persecuted World-Wide.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pakistani Woman Charged with ‘Blasphemy’ for Refusing Islam

Compass Direct News

Relatives who became Muslims try to force her to renounce Christian faith.
By Murad Khan

FORT ABBAS, Pakistan, March 12 (Compass Direct New) – A young mother has been falsely accused of “blaspheming” Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, because she rebuffed attempts by relatives who had converted to Islam to force her to renounce her Christian faith, family members said. Police in Khichiwala, Bahawalnagar district, in Punjab Province, charged 26-year-old Shamim Bibi, mother of a 5-month-old girl and resident of the village Chak No. 170/7R Colony, in the Fort Abbas area, under Section 295-C of Pakistan’s “blasphemy” statutes after neighbors accused her of uttering remarks against Muhammad. She was arrested on Feb. 28. Speaking ill of Muhammad in Pakistan is punishable by life imprisonment or death under Pakistan’s internationally condemned blasphemy laws. Shahbaz Masih, her brother-in-law, told Compass that one of the two men named as witnesses has denied hearing anything from Shamim Bibi that supports the charge. Bahawalnagar Superintendent of Police Investigation Irfan Ullah acknowledged that one of the two witnesses had admitted to not being present at the alleged “crime” scene at the time of the alleged remark. “The other witness is standing by his claim, and she has produced nothing so far which can prove her innocence,” Ullah told Compass by phone. He vehemently denied that police had caved in to pressure from local Muslims and had registered a case in undue haste.

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A young mother, Shamim Bibi, has been ripped from her baby and imprisoned under penalty of death for her Christian Faith. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom." Actively Pray for her and the Persecuted Church.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet with Jesus by Bill Hunt

You want to walk and talk with Jesus? Ask him.

Calling the Fishermen

(Art by James Tissot, French, 1886-1994)

Sitting on the banks of the Jordan River one day, I watched the rustic looking John baptize people in the water, dunking them one by one. He baptized me, praying. I cried for my sins.

Several men and women around, sitting and standing, curiously enjoyed the sight. In the bright sun I saw this imposing man approach along the shore.

Later, I learned his name, Jesus.

John and he looked at each other. Jesus lay aside his main tunic and entered the water. This tremendous spiritual presence filled the air as John baptized him. It was remarkable. A beautiful, commanding voice from the Heavens sounded all around.

You are my Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”

We watched astounded as Jesus put on his garment and walked away. No one moved, as if frozen. I felt my whole being filled with God. Soon after, I heard John was arrested and put in prison by that tyrant, King Herod. I didn't hear anything about Jesus, either, for several weeks.

I found him again in the regions of Galilee. I felt strongly compelled to join other men watching Jesus. The heavenly voice I heard still burned alive in my heart.

The time is now,” preached Jesus. “Repent of your sins and believe the good news of God's Kingdom.”

I watched him when he approached the two fishermen brothers, Simon and Andrew, at the lake.

I will make you fishers of men.”

They looked at him, folded their nets, and placed them in the boat. They followed him. A little group of us walked along the shore and watched him. We didn't want to leave.

He also called the brothers, James and John. They stepped out of their father's boat, left the crew, and walked in the slapping waves to the shore to join Jesus. It was a beautiful moment. The rest of us all smiled at the new “fishermen of men,” wondering what might be in store for them (Mark, Chapter 1).

As a young man, I walked alone down the long curvy drive under the trees in the dark. Overhead, a billion stars twinkled in the night. Suddenly, I felt a presence now walking with me.

Is that you?” I asked.
I didn't know you watched me.”

Yes,” he said.
I want to talk with you”

I've long hoped to talk with you,” I said.

I'll always be with you,” he said.

Bill Hunt

"He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him" (John 14:21 NKJV).

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