Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Internet Surveillance by Australian Government: STOP it before legislation gets through!

Sign the petition! www.getup.org.au/protect-us-but-respect-us

The Government is considering the most sweeping and radical changes to Australia's surveillance and intelligence laws since the establishment of the original powers in 1979.

We've put together a quick video to explain the changes. Watch the video and sign the petition to Attorney-General Nicola Roxon using the link above, asking her to withdraw the Government's support for these controversial changes to surveillance laws.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Julian Assange: key events leading up to WikiLeaks founder seeking asylum

American Grace - the book

American Grace - the book

Fascinating facts on 792 AM radio just now that statistically show churchgoers to be leading philanthropists & volunteers, and also better friends, neighbors etc. Not my words, but his after much research. There is apparently a link to an interview available. I will post it if I can find it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tough Ministry of Vincent in Africa

I received this recently from Vincent in Kenya. Vincent lost his wife not too long ago, has two children, and still perseveres in serving. We witnessed from a distance their journey through this difficult time. They found us through a family ministry we used to be involved in. We have been to Ethiopia ourselves, and so understand the difficulties of which he speaks. You can hear the heart and real need in this...

This month we still desire to reach the Samburu. THE SAMBURU tribe of KENYA: Samburu women of Kenya, are circumcised. In some places, children of the uncircumcised women are killed. Other places disabled children are killed. Deadly Livestock theft and cattle rustling against neighboring tribes is common occurrence. This month, I HAVE TO DO MISSIONS IN THIS REGION THIS MONTH, We missed it last month. We need to cover basic needs and meet travel expenses. Since we do not have specific or regular missions funds support, PRAY AND SUPPORT ME and the mission team WITH ANY amount of love offering, PLEASE. We are praying about long planned mission to Baragoi division, Samburu villages.


Personal Needs and urgent prayer items, I would want to let you know the reasons why I am hasty, anxious and sounding desperate.
1-Each time The month approaches and I need to pay house rent, I fail, only manage to convince house agents to give me more time to sort myself out, they allow me only up to some days which is also most of time not fulfilled on time.
2-Schools opened. My children have always have hard time to report, for at a that given time I usually have nothing at hand to even just send them in.
3-Some serious need for food. Those needs are always percistent.


We are again forwarding him a donation to help with his work, as we have several times over the past six or so years. If you are interested in assisting, please contact me. Even $20 AUD makes a difference in Africa! 

Due to the overheads of a Western Union money transfer, it may work best to consolidate funds first. If you don't know me or feel uncomfortable doing so, we can provide you with Vincent's account details so you can do a transfer yourself. My only concern is that multiple transfers puts less money into Vincent's account at the end of the day.

Here then is the footer of Vincent's email to me.

Steve B
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Rev. Vincent Barasa Maina is Founder & Director of Revival Gospel Ministries. It is a ministry with over six multi-cultural rural churches in Kenya, East Africa. He is involved in Church planting, evangelism and cross-cultural missions, slum charity, Heritage Missions for Orphanages and Schools, dedicated to feed, clothe, treat and educate poor orphaned children. He is widowed and lives with his son. Visit the websites and contact him at addresses below:

Rev. Vincent Barasa Maina.
P.O. Box 18202, Nakuru.
20100. KENYA. East Africa.
Mobile Phone: +254721474165 (Safaricom)
Email: maina104@hotmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/vincent.barasa1
http://www.reviveg.webs.com/
http://www.heritagec.webs.com
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Revival Gospel Ministries.
P.O. Box 52383 GPO, Nairobi.
00100. KENYA. East Africa.
Mobile Phone: +254732613085 (Airtel)
Email: rmichurch2@hotmail.com
http://www.reviveg.webs.com/
http://www.heritagec.webs.com

THE IRAN WAR PATH HAS RESUMED: With Another ‘Colin Powell Moment’?

"The Ministry of Disinformation!"
THE IRAN WAR PATH HAS RESUMED: With Another ‘Colin Powell Moment’?

Monday, May 7, 2012

He Who Blesses Israel is Blessed?

This is a really good summary from Steve regarding a common misconception many Christians world-wide have about Israel,  which has been blinded until the time of the gentiles is fulfilled. Thanks Steve for the accurate and succinct summary...

Steve B
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He Who Blesses Israel is Blessed?

by Steve WohlbergAcross America the line is heard, "He who blesses Israel will be blessed and he who curses Israel will be cursed." This line, supposedly from the Bible, is even quoted as a Divine, behind-the-scenes reason for the present prosperity of the United States. The idea is, America has become the most powerful nation o­n earth because she supports Israel.
First of all, America was en route to becoming a great nation long before she began to support Israel (the nation was reborn in 1948).
Secondly, the line, "He who blesses Israel will be blessed and he who curses Israel will be cursed" is really not in the Bible at all. That oft-repeated phrase is really a misinterpretation of o­ne verse, Genesis 12:3.
In Genesis 12:3, God said to Abraham,
I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you, and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Notice, the direct "bless-curse" line concerned Abraham alone, not Israel, and "all the families of the earth" were to be blessed in Abraham, which meant through "his seed," which was Jesus Christ (see Galatians 3:16). In order to receive that very blessing, individuals must be willing to be "turned away" from their sins by God's grace (see Acts 3:25,26).
In Deuteronomy 28, God said if Israel followed Him she would be "blessed," but if she strayed, she would be "cursed." Throughout the Old Testament, God's blessing or curse upon the Israelites was connected to their faith and obedience to His will. In the Bible, there is NO UNCONDITIONAL BLESSING upon any individual or nation that chooses to reject faith and disobey God. Paul said that "glory, honor, and peace" would come upon "the Jew first, and also the Gentile," if they do what is right, whereas "indignation and wrath" would come "upon every soul of man that doeth evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile … for there is no respecter of persons with God" (Romans 2:8-11).
If Jews respond to God's love, repent of their sins, trust in Jesus Christ as their promised Messiah, and do good, they will be blessed. If they don't, they will be cursed. The same is true for every human being inside Jerusalem, America, Russia, Europe, China, or Japan.
There is no UNCONDITIONAL BLESSING in the Bible upon any man or nation, including America or the modern nation of Israel.
God pleads with us now,
I call heaven and earth to record against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live. Deuteronomy 30:19.


Steve Wohlberg is the Speaker/Director of White Horse Media. With B.A. and M-Div. degrees in Theology, he has been a guest on over 500 radio and television shows, produced numerous TV series, hosted the nationally syndicated radio show World News and the Bible (2004-2006), and has authored 21 books. An international speaker, Steve has conducted Bible seminars in Russia, South Africa, Canada, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, and in cities throughout the U.S. 1-800-78-BIBLE.