An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Please Pray for Iraq

Parliament is being recalled tomorrow for a debate and a subsequent vote on whether Britain should participate in the war against ISIS in Iraq. The following message was received by Bob West some weeks ago but is still relevant. The message demonstrates the seriousness and urgency of the Iraq situation. Please pray for a good outcome tomorrow by our political leaders. I can't do anything about the white borders. I know it is irritating. 

Just received this urgent prayer email below from Don Clark, FCCI Area Leader from Chicago. Samaritan's Purse is headed by Pres. & CEO Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham. Please PRAY and forward this
email to your sphere with thanks.
Bob West

James O. White CPA | Ambassador

Prayer warriors needed urgently!

Dear Friends, Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts."We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. 

Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!" Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians
across this region. May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible. Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your prayer group. We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians. 

1 Corinthians 13:13  Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

What do I gain from blogging?

It has been absolutely yonks since I last blogged. My absence came down to two reasons: being on holiday without proper IT equipment and feeling that I had nothing to say. The summer does tend to make one lazy. As the weather turns colder and I turn my heating on for a lengthier amount of time each day my thoughts have turned to my blog. I have had it for 4 years.

It was originally set up to publicise my efforts in standing for the House of Laity in the 2010 Synod elections. I didn't win but I kept on blogging because it helped build a fraternity with fellow Christian bloggers which I have really enjoyed. Also, it helped me develop an introspection into my Christian beliefs and values. Blogging gives me an avenue to vent my frustrations as a Christian left-leaning woman on the injustices being perpetrated in the world.

The narratives sometimes put out by leaders makes me want to self-combust but if i can blog about it then I feel that I have contributed in some way (minute) way to raising awareness. In fact, it is the persistently decent viewing figures that my blog has attracted all through the weeks that I wasn't blogging which tipped the scales. Thank you people and I do hope that you leave a comment and challenge me whenever you see fit.