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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Now Jesus is Banned in Bethlehem~at Christmas!

Pastor Steven Khoury of Holy Land Missions:

"In the birthplace of Christianity, we have seen over the years that the Christmas holiday has been reduced to snowmen and bells...The essential message of the holiday season has been taken away for fear of what the dominant religious factors in Bethlehem would say."

In answer to this conundrum, Pastor Khoury decided to take action and erected a large Christmas billboard at the main street entrance to Manger Square that declares in English and Arabic:

Jesus born to die and rose again. Invite him into your heart so you might live~Merry Christmas

By 20 December, the electric cable around the sign had been cut by vandals to ensure that it would not be lit up during the night. Nobody in the area of the billboard will sell access to electricity for fear of repercussions. The municipality has informed Pastor Khoury of the outcry and campaign by the (Majority Muslim) community to have the sign removed.
Jesus and his message have been lost
in the city that God chose for him to come into this world...Pastor Steven Khoury
Once a mainly Christian city, Bethlehem is now Muslim and the dwindling Christian community has been reduced to an estimated 3% of the total population. Tourists (and the money they bring) are welcome but Jesus is not.

Bethlehem is controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Israel does Not restrict tourists and in fact, this Christmas, the Jerusalem Municipality provided free transportation to tourists going to Bethlehem (Jews Not Allowed). In the Old City of Jerusalem, like in past years, free Christmas Trees were handed out.

Pastor Khoury has been going out with a portable generator and several high beam spotlights and lighting the sign up himself. Anticipating that the sign might be coming down any time, Khoury quickly put together this film next to the billboard sign. Have any major media outlets, anywhere in the world even mentioned this??
During this Holy season, please pray for Pastor Steven Khoury and the Christians of Bethlehem...

Tourists (and their Money) are Welcome~Jesus, Not so Much...

This is Pastor Khoury's Video from the Beginning of the Month

That's My King~A Compilation

That's My King~S.M. Lockridge (07 March 1913 ~ 04 April 2000)

Christmas Greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Message~Short and to the Point

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Canadians Will Recognize This...

Original Material by Vlad Tepes~From the Ottawa Area...
Adjust the Little Gear to the Highest Resolution 720 HD to Get a Sense of the Photos

* Thanks and Merry Christmas to Vlad Tepes and Tundra Tabloids !

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas & Chanukah Sameach~Words for Thought

There was a story that began around 2009, that the White House had designated that Christmas Trees would be renamed as “Holiday Trees”~and~in response, Ben Stein, gave this talk on CBS Morning Commentary. Emails have abounded...

Some parts did originate from Ben Stein~beginning in 2005~but they were liberally added to in various emails over the years. Nevertheless, much of what is written below can be attributed to him (over a period of time).  I was only able to find one video of the Ben Stein commentary on Christmas Trees (see below). As it was from 2011, the "email commentary" is missing. Still and all, the "email" reprinted here is worth a read.  Do take a few minutes to reflect and consider what our world has become...

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.  I don't feel threatened.  I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, “Merry Christmas” to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrting this happy time of year.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed round for being Christians. I think people who believe in G-d are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship G-d?  I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking. Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her: “How could G-d let something like this happen?” (regarding Hurricane Katrina).  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.  She said: “I believe G-d is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling G-d to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect G-d to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”

In light of recent events...terrorists attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when atheist Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered~her body found in 2001) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools. And we said OK...Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school (The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbour as yourself)  And we said OK...

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem. We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK...

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "We Reap What We Sow."

Funny how simple it is for people to trash G-d and then wonder why the world's going to hell.   

Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send "jokes" through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the L-rd, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of G-d is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what G-d thinks of us...

My best regards, honestly and respectfully...Ben Stein (Well, Partially...)

The Nativity Story

The Most Beautiful Story Ever Told...

Assyrian Christmas Song: Qa Deyan Pishlokh

One of Our Favorites from Church of the East Christmas Production (2006)

Yesu Aya~Sung by Arif Roger Bhatti

Christmas Music from Abbottabad in Pakistan

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jesus Was the First Shahid~Who Knew??

The Nativity in Bethlehem
Christmas day is approaching and the faithful are already flocking to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. For those who make the pilgrimage, beware of Taqqiyah (among other things)! It is not new, but the PA Media Spin has renewed energy and belief that the Christian world will lower their eyes and cover their ears to truth. 

On 18 November 2005, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida declared:
“We must not forget that Messiah [Jesus] is a Palestinian, the son of Mary the Palestinian.” This is not only a distortion of Jesus’ personal history, but also an anachronism. The Romans changed the name of Judea / Israel to “Palestine” 136 years after the birth of Jesus~to punish the Jewish nation after their unsuccessful rebellion...(Source PMW)
Muslims Block Manger Square & Pray to Mecca

Remember the Bible~and its true meaning. Remember that on that first Holy Day, Mohamed and Islam did not exist. Remember that Bethlehem was once a city with a Christian Majority! Since the PA has been given control, less than 15% of the population are Christians. The birth place of Jesus~Bethlehem~is now a Muslim Majority city. 

Please watch the video below, then follow the link to PMW and read the history of "declaring Jesus as a Palestinian". Christians must not bow down and allow these these false claims to be made.

Issa Karake: "We are standing at Jesus' Plaza, in front of the Church of the Nativity, [to convey] to those who uphold human rights: Take action before it is too late, take action to save [the Palestinian prisoners] the sons of the Nativity, the sons of Jerusalem, and the sons of Jesus, the Palestinian, the first prisoner and the first Martyr (Shahid) in history"...PA TV (Fatah), 04 May 2012

* More Information at  PMW (Palestinian Media Watch)   

It Is Not Only Jewish History the PA is Trying to Change!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Will You Remember ? The Changing of the Guard

November 11th is approaching and for many it is "Remembrance Day" but each year it seems that there are fewer people who identify with the ceremony and the diminishing group of "old soldiers" who stand (or sit) with solemn faces as the wreaths are laid.

* Re-Posted~Please! Remember to Remember, Honour and Respect !
An email circulating about a Jeopardy program prompted me to post this. For those who don't know, there is a program on American TV called Jeopardy, where contestants win money by answering skill questions. One night, the final question was:  "How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns". All three contestants missed it! After some searching is seemed that a short post about this amazing place was in line.

1] How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?
The Steps alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2] How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?
He hesitates for twenty-one seconds for the same reason as answer number one.

3] Why are his gloves wet?
His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

4] Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and, if not, why not?
He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder. 

5] How often are the guards changed?
Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6] What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?
* For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.  
* They must commit two years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
* They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform or the tomb in any way.  
* After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn.
* The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.  
* The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet.

* There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.
* There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

* The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe Lewis {the boxer}, Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy--the most decorated soldier of WWII (and yes, the famous Hollywood actor) 
* Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty. 

In  2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was  approaching Washington, DC, the US Senate/House took two days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of  the dangers from the  hurricane, the military  members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb  of the Unknown Soldier were given permission  to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that  guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded  to a service person.

The  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been patrolled continuously,  24/7, since 1930! We from democratic countries should all be very proud of all of our young men and women who serve to preserve our rights and freedoms no matter where they are. If you can't make it to Arlington, then watch the clip below. It is truly amazing! 

Eternal Rest Grant Them O Lord and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them...Amen

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

He Said Allahu Akbar~The Attack On Fort Hood

On 05 November 2009, a Palestinian American, Major Nidal Malik Hasan walked onto the military base at Fort Hood, shouted Allahu Akbar, and proceeded to kill thirteen soldiers plus an unborn child.

The Obama Administration, with their penchant for political correctness have refused to lbel this murderous act for what it is~A Muslim Terror Attack.

This desecrates the memory of those who lost their lives and adds trauma to those who were wounded. Obama and his minions have removed all reference to Muslim, Islam and Terror in their security and training documents and they will literally choke if asked to accurately describe "Terror Attacks by Islamists" because in their politically correct fantasy land, no such thing exists.

At the end of the clip you will see the following suggestions~Do Take the Time to Make Your Voice Heard...

Contact the President, your Senator and Congressman...
The Fort Hood Victims and Their Families Deserve an Apology;
Purple Hearts for the Soldiers and Fair Compensation for All of Their Injuries.

Call It What It Is~An Islamic Terror Attack!

Death & Deceit in Benghazi~Who Will Be Held Responsible?

Final Debate: Mitt Romney & Barack Hussein Obama

Who Will Be America's Next President??

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Germany's Turkish Mega Mosque~Oh Dear!

Eric Stackelback reports on a disturbing event in Cologne, Germany~the construction of a massive 1,200 seat ($40 million-plus), mosque~that will be the largest in Europe.

Once built, the mosque will occupy a full city block with a surface area of 22,000 square meters (236,800 square feet). The 55-meter high (over 100 feet) minarets stand as tall as an 18-story office tower~a real traffic stopper!

Although Cologne is already home to over thirty mosques, German Muslim Activists claim this monster mosque is needed:

"If you compare it by percentage to the total population of Muslims and compare it, for example, to churches for the total population of Christians, then you should have in Germany not 3,000 prayer places but 15,000"

The majority of the Muslims in Germany are Turks who regard Turkey's Prime Minister (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) as their leader~Not the chancellor of Germany! Erdogan, who stated that the assimilation of Germany's Turks into German society would be "a crime against humanity", is directly involved in the building and supervision of mosques across Germany, including the Cologne Mega Mosque, through a cultural organization called DTIB~which acts as an arm of the Turkish government in Germany.

When Germans question this (lack) of loyalty and refusal of Muslims to integrate, they are immediately threatened with violence and accused of being "racist" and "nazi".

Cologne is home to the famed High Cathedral of St. Peter, the largest Christian building north of the Alps. The four Turkish Islamic associations also reside in Cologne and many Germans now fear that the construction of this mega-mosque is a Muslim political statement~a visual display of Islamic dominance in the city. Ordinary citizens in Germany are concerned, yet, Christian Leaders Are Silent~Why?

2016: Obama's America~You Must See This Film!

As expected the film has been flagged and removed. It appears that any site that was showing the film has been flagged. 

If we can find another copy available we will post it. 

The movie is based on a book called Obama's America. The man behind both book and move is Dinesh D'Souza, a Christian who has done his research~which is more than the mainstream media has done.

Do visit his website to learn more. Mr. D'Souza has written many other books of interest as well. This movie is worth purchasing and sharing with everyone you know. What happens in America will affect all of the free world! This Film Should be Seen By Everyone...

Meanwhile, Here is an Interview with Dinesh D'Souza About His Film...

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Memories~Send In The Clowns

As the weekend approaches we leave you with a brief flash from the past, with all its memories, grainy though they may be. 

While most people know Frank Sinatra~even in these days~I wonder...How many of you can identify the faces of the "clowns" that cross the screen (starting at 0:27)? If you don't know of them, do take some time to search online and enjoy their antics~relax and laugh!

Bask in a time when people did not have to use "four-letter words",  to be entertaining, women did not "bare all" and intimate relations were "implied". Families consisted of a mother, a father and children. The Lord's Prayer was said in schools and the Flag was saluted and respected. Yes, they did smoke on screen (horrors), but is that so much worse than the foul, immoral conduct of our current day, so-called stars? Are there any comedians or actors who can do a performance without swearing, posing nude, or having illicit relationships in front of the cameras or on stage?

Yes, It Is A Good Question~Where Are the Clowns??

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sukkot in Israel

Etrog & Lulav for Sukkot
We are at the time of year in Israel when a series of major holidays are celebrated~Rosh Hoshana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. 

This means that many days during September and October are designated holidays. It is a time when families travel the country, visit museums and the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a joyous and festive period.

It is also a time when many businesses work partial days or close entirely and all work is back logged. For this reason, our posting has been slow. We hope to pick up again after the 10th of October with new content and information. Meanwhile, do scroll through this site and review our Blog posts from the past. 

We also invite you to visit our video website at this link:

...where you can watch many of the documentaries and interviews we have produced over the years~All at no charge. Until then, our Jerusalem Vistas Family wishes you all Chag Someyach!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Islam is 1400 Years of Terror...These Are The Facts!

This is a very informative film from Dr. Bill Warner, Director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. The information is not scanned from Wikipedia, rather, he has compiled it from the dusty tomes of history and Islamic texts. You can (and should) read his bio. One section (excerpted below) states:

Dr. Warner has had a life-long interest in religion and its effects on history. He has studied the source texts of the major religions for decades. Even before the destruction of the World Trade Center he had predicted the war between Islam and America. The day after 9/11 he decided to make the source texts of Islam available for the average person.

In this lecture, Dr. Warner provides an easy to understand history of Islam and explains that the "religion of peace" is in truth, a political terror machine. Using "Islamic Data" he provides, maps, graphs and figures that explain how the "Golden Age" was not so golden after all, and much, much more. He asks Why do we remain ignorant and keep suffering? ...And provides us with the answer...but you will have to watch to the end of the video to find out.

Please take the time to watch and educate yourself. By studying and learning from our history we will avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future...

* Hat Tip to Tundra Tabloids...
* If you are interested in the transcript for English subtitles, go to Gates of Vienna blog.

Islam is 1400 Years of Terror~English with German Subtitles

The Gates of Vienna~An Important Piece of History...

Unless the Lord Guards the City~The Watchman Stays Awake in Vain...

* Hat Tip to Tundra Tabloids

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Part 7~Israel, Iran and The Bible~God's Prophetic Time Clock

When watching the news it appears that the only problem in the world is Israel and the Jews~This is Wrong! 

Time and again the Islamists declare "first the Saturday people, then the Sunday people"...this is an age old chant clearly stating that once the Jews are eliminated~the Christians will be next! 

Jews have been almost totally cleansed from all Muslim countries and Christians are now the next in line. Communities that thrived for two thousand years, such as the Christian Copts of Egypt, are vanishing as people are faced with the choice to flee or die. In the west there are now Sharia courts, Islamic schools, No-Go Zones for Non-Muslims and an growing suppression of all things Christian (from a tiny gold cross to "Christmas"), because it offends Muslims~Why is there no outcry?

What will our part be in this coming battle? What Can We Do? Dr. Rawlings explains in detail, these six ways that everyone can help:
                                      1] Pray and Be Informed
                                      2] Pray in Unity
                                      3] Pray Without Ceasing
                                      4] Pray for the Iranian People
                                      5] Pray for Your Nation

Part 7~For Such A Time As This
Israel, Iran and The Bible~God's Prophetic Time Clock

Links to All 8 Parts:

Monday, September 03, 2012

Part 6~Israel, Iran and The Bible~God's Prophetic Time Clock

In Part 6, Dr. Rawlings examines the "false prophets", and the Islamic belief in a "false" messiah.

Much of what drives the Iranian quest for power is their belief system. At the core of this system is of course what they consider their holy book and the prophet Mohammed.

Much of what drives the Iranian quest for nuclear power and war is what Dr. Rawlings terms the "Spirit of Persia" or the Mahdi.  

You will see how scripture has foretold of these things and how the world will react and in fact we are seeing this now, in our times! More disturbing, is how the Islamic world is now claiming that when Islam becomes the "only" world faith, and Jesus (of the Bible) will embrace Islam, and turn against Christianity to "Break the Cross"!!

Part 6~False Messiah and False Prophets
Israel, Iran and The Bible~God's Prophetic Time Clock

Links to All 8 Parts:

Part 5~Israel, Iran and The Bible~God's Prophetic Time Clock

Part 5~The Eurasian Alliance

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Part 3~Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock

We learned in Part 2 of the unique relationship between the Jews and Persians~and the unprecedented move by the Persian king~to allow the Jewish people to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple.

Now, in Part 3 we open the book of Daniel and examine the workings of the realms of darkness and light in the battle for the tiny Jewish nation.

In fact, one of the very first attempt at a "holocaust" took place when Haman tried to destroy all of the Jews. We learn of the relationship between the earthly and heavenly realms and spiritual and physical wars.

* Links to Parts 1 and 2 are below the video

Part 3~The Spiritual Battle over Persia (Iran)
Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Part 2~Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock

In Part 2 of Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock, Dr. Rawlings takes us back in time to ancient Persia.

This is the beginning of an examination of the specific relationship between the Jewish people and the Persian nation.

After the Jews were exiled to Babylon, the Persians came into power. Most are familiar with the book of Esther, that tells of how, with God's grace, the king acted to save the Jewish people.

In what could be termed an almost unprecedented experience, the Jewish exiles are given permission by King Cyrus to return to Israel in order to rebuild Jerusalem.

The biblical books of the prophets Isaiah, Ezra, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah and Chronicles tell of Jewish life in Persia and the return to rebuild the temple.

Part 2~Historical Context
Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock

Links to All 8 Parts:

Three Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Islam

Listen and Be Aware~This Just Scrapes the Surface!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Israel, Iran and The Bible~A New Teaching DVD

We are pleased to announce the completion of Jerusalem Vistas~Israel Vision's new Teaching DVD titled:

Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock 

On a daily basis we read about the threat presented by the conflict between Iran and Israel. Dr. Jay Rawlings examines the Bible for insight from the scriptures and Biblical Prophecy. Israel is God's Time Clock, and in this new DVD, the only authoritative source (The Bible) is our guide to find out exactly "what time it is now". With a nuclear middle east on the horizon, these "signs of the times" are becoming more and more frightening.

The entire series will be available on DVD for purchase from 01 September. Meanwhile, we will be posting portions for your viewing on this Blog. Below you will find Part 1~The Introduction. In the following days the remaining sections will be available~you will not want to miss them.

Israel and Iran~God's Prophetic Time Clock, is a timely and sobering analysis of Middle East tensions. We hope and pray that the signs of impending disaster are wrong...

Part 1~Introduction
Israel, Iran and The Bible: God's Prophetic Time Clock

Links to All 8 Parts:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Al Quds Day OR Another Word for Hate Fest...

The By-Line Followed by A Discussion With Tarek Fatah

* Please take the time to watch. This annual "fest" is becoming more openly hateful each year. Why does Canada allow public resources to be used like this? All Canadians should take heed~a dangerous precedent is being set...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pastor Umar Mulinde: A Man with The Heart of a Lion

When members of the world's Christian community gathered in Jerusalem for the 4th Jerusalem Assembly, Jay, Meridel and David arranged to bring Pastor Mulinde to Jerusalem to meet with some of the leaders.

The story of Pastor Umar Mulinde and his journey from preaching Islam to Christianity is one that everyone must pay attention to. As a former Muslim he speaks honestly about Islam and the danger that it represents. Pastor Mulinde emphasizes that he does not hate Muslims. He tells us "we don't fight Muslims", rather, the fight is with the "Spirit of Islam".

We had posted some excerpts from this meeting (See Links at End of Post), but to our dismay the main portion of the films were lost. With prayer and perseverance, David was able to recover the lost footage. We are pleased to be able to post the two missing segments (Below) where Pastor Mulinde speaks honestly, from his heart, about his struggle against continuous attacks and persecution. His complete faith in the Lord has sustained him, and each time we speak with him this faith seems to have grown stronger. This soft-spoken young man remains determined to speak out and will never allow the spirit of evil to silence him. 
1st Meeting~Evelyn, David, Jay, Meridel & Umar

In Part 2 (below) Pastor Mulinde reaffirms his faith and the fact that persecution will never silence him. His simply spoken words are an uplifting example for us all:

"One thing I know is that this attack cannot reduce my self-esteem, because I was attacked physically, but spiritually I am alive. The Umar Mulinde in me is alive and cannot be burned with acid. That's why I have some pain and wounds, but I can talk boldly because the real person inside me is healthy and I thank God for that!"

All of us who have had the privilege of meeting Pastor Umar and Evelyn Mulinde have been deeply touched. They have no hate, no wish for revenge~just a steadfast belief and acceptance that the Lord is in control. Many people speak from podiums and pulpits, but this young pastor speaks from his heart with a message that cannot be denied or passed over. Words cannot portray the spirit that surrounds this young family, but all who encounter this man will come away deeply affected by the fire in his heart that burns for the Lord. We look forward to the day when he will return in joy and triumph to his church in Uganda and the thousands who are waiting to great him and we pray that his message will be heard around the world.

Please continue to pray for Pastor Umar Mulinde, his wife Evelyn and their children. Pray that as he undergoes his final treatments, the Lord will ease the pain and bring comfort to this gentle man with the Heart of a Lion...

Part 1~Pastor Umar Mulinde Tells His Story

Part 2~Is The World Listening?

Here are Links for Information on Pastor Mulinde's Amazing Story:

Chaim Sheba Rehabilitation Center  Where Pastor Mulinde is Being Treated:

Don Franklin in the Israeli Knesset

Don Franklin~United Church Lakeland, Florida USA

* You Can Also See Don Franklin Speaking at the 4th Jerusalem Assembly at the Link Below:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bishop Quinten Moore in the Israeli Knesset~03 April 2012

On 03 April 2012, the attendees of the 4th Jerusalem Assembly were invited to the Knesset (Israel's Parliament). The various speakers spoke of their love and support for Israel and the Jewish people. These speakers, from various countries and backgrounds brought with them essential modern-day Christian Zionist messages.

While attending the 4th Jerusalem Assembly in Jerusalem, Bishop Moore also met our dear friend, Pastor Umar Mulinde. They met in the lobby as Pastor Mulinde arrived to speak with some of the leaders who attended the assembly. During this impromptu meeting, these two pastors from opposite sides of the world discovered they had a mutual friend! You can watch the encounter and learn more HERE

In this clip, Bishop Quintin Moore of The Christian Communion International, and lead pastor of The Father's House speaks and gives this blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace...Numbers 6:24-26

Bishop Moore~Christian Communion International

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pastor Umar Mulinde Meets Friends & Bishops in Jerusalem

Evelyn & Pastor Umar Mulinde
In January 2012 we met an amazing couple~Pastor Umar and Evelyn Mulinde. The circumstances were grave~Pastor Umar was in Israel for medical treatment after being doused in acid by Muslim fundamentalists. At the bottom of this post you can follow the links to articles and videos on Pastor Mulinde.

Over time, the story of this amazing man has been revealed. Born a Muslim and trained to preach Islam, Umar Mulinde had an "curious mind" and this led him to question much of what he had been taught. As a result, he found the Love of the Lord. While studying the scriptures he was constantly reading about "The God of Israel", and as he learned more, he developed a Love for Israel.

After he completed his degree, Umar was ordained as a pastor and began his outreach to other Muslims. These actions were like a "death warrant", but he was not deterred. Rejected and considered "dead" by his family, persecuted by the Muslim community, this young man built a church in Uganda with thousands of followers. Each Monday, his congregation spends the day studying and praying for Israel. Below he tells Bishop Daniel Williams of Christian Communion International, that he believes his faith and this devotion to "bless" Israel may be one reason that his life was saved in this latest, vicious attack, referring to the scripture:

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curse thee...Genesis 12:3
Bishop Quintin Moore

In April 2012 during the 4th Jerusalem Assembly. David, Jay and Meridel brought Pastor Mulinde from the Tel HaShomer hospital in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to meet with Christian leaders attending the assembly. 

The clip below is of an encounter that took place in the lobby as they arrived. Bishop Quintin Moore of The Christian Communion International, and lead pastor of The Father's House speaks with Pastor Mulinde and they discover a common friend, "John", who was the pastor that led Umar to the Lord!

In the next days we will post the round table meeting between Pastor Mulinde and some of the key speakers at the 4th Jerusalem Assembly. You will hear Pastor Mulinde tell his riveting story of the persecutions he endured on his journey of faith...from Islam to Jerusalem...Do Stay Tuned!

A Meeting of Friends and Bishops... 

Here are Links to Information on Pastor Mulinde's Amazing Story:

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Part 12~Hora Efrochim~Hora L'Agadati

The final dance performed in our series is called Hora L'Agadati. The name is derived from one of Israel's most popular citizens, Baruch Kauschenski-Agadati, known for bringing Folk Dance "from the street to the stage".

Baruch Kauschenski-Agadati was a Russian-Israeli classical ballet dancer, choreographer, painter, film producer and director. Born in Bessarabia, and raised in Odessa, he made Aliyah in the early 1900's where he attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Agadati went on to become a key personality of the Israeli arts world and one of the pioneers of cinema in Israel.

We hope you have enjoyed watching some of Israel's brightest young people in action. Regardless of what you may hear or think about Israel, life does go on each day~people go to work, they laugh, they cry, and our children dance...!

Part 12 of 12~Hora Efrochim~Hora L'Agadati

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Der letzte Tanz in unserer Serie durchgeführt nennt Hora L'Agadati. Der Name stammt von einer der beliebtesten Bürger Israels, Baruch Kauschenski-Agadati, für die Erhebung Folk Dance "von der Straße auf die Bühne" bekannt sind, abgeleitet.  Baruch Kauschenski-Agadati, war ein russisch-israelischen klassisches Ballett Tänzer, Choreograph, Maler-, Film-Produzent und Regisseur. Geboren in Bessarabien, und aufgewachsen in Odessa, machte er Aliyah in der Zeit um 1900, wo er an der Bezalel Akademie für Kunst und Design in Jerusalem. Agadati fuhr fort, eine wichtige Persönlichkeit der israelischen Kunst weltweit und zählt zu den Pionieren des Kinos in Israel geworden. Wir hoffen, Sie haben genossen, einige der begabtesten jungen Menschen Israels in Aktion. Unabhängig davon, was Sie hören oder denken über Israel, das Leben ist an jedem Tag gehen~Menschen zur Arbeit zu gehen, sie lachen, weinen sie, und unsere Kinder tanzen ...! 

Teil 12 von 12~Hora Efrochim~Hora L'Agadati