Please Join Us in Prayer for the Kidnapped Teens…

All Israel has come together in prayers for the safe return of the three teenagers who were kidnapped this past week. Everyone has an opinion (or three) and the papers are full of theories, but the fact is we still have no idea where they may be.
What is known is that the two sixteen year olds, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, were on the way home from their yeshiva around 22:00pm. An Israeli reported that he stopped for them, but was not going thier way. He left them at the hitchhiking post in Kfar Etzion. Nineteen year old Eyal Yifrach met up with them there, and it is believed the three teens either got into a vehicle willingly, or were forced.
The Jewish Press reported that the car used for the abduction was found, along with some personal belongings of the boys. The cell phone of one of the teens was also found.
To Clarify~Those Claiming the Teens Should Not Have Taken a Ride: The bus system in Israel stinks! Even in the cities it is a nightmare and service does not run late in the evenings. In Israel there is a 115% tax on cars, fuel costs average $6.50 per gallon, and don’t even ask about insurance and safety tests! Owning a car is like taking a mortgage in North America…The place where the boys were waiting for a ride is a common “trempiadot”~a site where people wait to catch a ride. For most, this is the only way to get around.
What Can We Do to Help?
Those who are believers know the power of prayer and this is something eveyone world wide is capable of. Indeed, all Israel has been praying constantly. We ask that you include the three teens in your prayers. In addition, please pray for the safety of those who are searching day and night to “Bring Our Boys Home”
The Chief Rabbis in Israel have asked that as we light candles on Shabbat, we light one extra candle for the teens and recite Psalm 83, 121, 130 and 142. They are printed below for your convenience. The names to recite are:

Eyal ben Iris Teshurah (Eyal Yifrach~19)
Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim (Gilad Shaar~16)
Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah (Naftali Frenkel~16)

Whatever your prayers, and whenever you pray, please keep the three boys in mind. God answers prayer, and he is not fussy about form or style~only that it comes from the heart!
Two popular Israeli singers immediately released a song, Bring Back Our Boys. In it are scenes from the prayers held at the Kotel (Western Wall), Judaism’s Holiest site, and across Israel. Please Join Us And Pray…  
Bring Back Our Boys~Gad Elbaz and Naftali Kalfa~גד אלבז ונפתלי כלפה~ושבו בנים לגבולם

For Those Who Wish to Pray Psalms:

Psalm 83
1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
Psalm 121
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalm 130
1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Psalm 142
1 I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.
2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
5 I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

Praying At The Kotel

Our crew have been busy filming around the country for many weeks now. At the end of June, while in the Old City of Jerusalem they stopped by the Kotel (Wailing Wall or Western Wall) and spotted a Minyan at their Shakarit (morning) prayer service next to the Wall. The readings take place on Shabbats, Mondays, and Thursdays. On Jewish holidays, Rosh Chodesh, and fast days, special sections connected to the day are read. The beautiful, eleaborately decorated covers that “house” the Torah Scrolls are very typical of Sephardi communities~if you are able to see one at close quarters it will take your breath away .
In this brief clip, the men have on their Tefillin and Tallit and raise the Torah Scroll (Hagbahah) before the Haftorah (selections from the books of Nevi’im “Prophets” of the Hebrew Bible “Tanach”). Of course, customs vary around the world, from one community to another, but from the sages we learn the following:
“When the Torah scroll (is about to be read) he rolls out the scroll to show three columns, raises it and shows the people standing to his right and to his left, and then turns it forward and backwards, for it is a mitzvah for all the men and women to see the writing and say while bowing, V’zot HaTorah:

And this is the Torah which Moses placed before the Children of Israel’…Deuteronomy 4:44; and 
“The Torah of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul”…Psalm 19:8*
*The second verse is (generally) no longer said. The information provided is for “general knowledge”. The customs vary depending on many things, such as residing inside Israel or in other countries, and the traditions of the community, and strictness of observance.
If you come to Jerusalem, we encourage you to pay a visit to the Kotel and observe the various Minyans at prayer. Meanwhile as we enter into the weekend and the Holiest day of the week~Saturday (Shabbat) for Jews, and Sunday for Christian believers~here is a short clip to set the mood…Shabbat Shalom to All!


Raising the Torah Scroll~Hagbahah (Lifting)

The School District Said Prayer Was No Longer Allowed…

So, This Valedictorian Tore Up His “Approved” Graduation Speech and Improvised…

Write Up From the Video:

After the school district ruled that a prayer was no longer going to be performed at any school functions including graduation, which prayer was replaced with a moment of silence Valedictorian Roy Costner adds the Lords Prayer into his speech, with the crowed showing tons of support. Liberty High School Graduation 2013 @ Littlejohn~Roy B Costner Valedictorian address. Video was recorded by Brian Dismukes
Here is the Entire Speech…I’m Sure His Parents Are Very Proud

A Meeting with Pastor Umar Mulinde in Jerusalem

Pastor Umar Mulinde~Jerusalem
On Thursday (31 May 2011), we posted Parts 1 and 2 of a moving, private meeting with Pastor Umar Mulinde and a some of the people who attended the 4th Jerusalem Assembly, including Jay and Meridel Rawlings, and Dr. Charlotte Phillips. Today we have Parts 3 and 4 for your viewing.
On Christmas Eve 2011, the young Pastor of a Church in Uganda, (Pastor Umar Mulinde) was the victim of a cowardly terror attack~because he chose to leave Islam for Christianity. More than that, he openly shared his love of God and Israel with his fellow citizens! Following the attack, and fearing for his life, he contacted Jerusalem OnlineU (where he had learned about Israel) and requested to be brought to Israel for his treatment. Very quickly, calls were made, and the wheels were set in motion. Travel Visas were arranged, the wonderful doctors at Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, offered to care for him without charge and within days he was in Tel Aviv.
Evelyn & Umar Mulinde

When we first met Pastor Umar and his lovely wife Evelyn their quiet strength touched us all very deeply and they quickly became “part of the family”.  This young man has suffered (and still suffers) unspeakable pain.

Pastor Umar has not had his wife by his side for the majority of this time as she had to return to Uganda where their six young children are. Rather than complain of his own situation, both Pastor Umar and his wife were concerned with how the children would react to these events. He was determined that his wife be with their children to help them deal with what had happened and not turn away from their faith in the Lord.

David said that Pastor Umar has the Heart of a Lion and we have seen this demonstrated over and over again.

In the first video clip below, Pastor Mulinde speaks to those present and in the second clip he asks for prayer and receives a blessing, then he delivers an Important Message for all in the West.

*** Part 1 and 2 from this Very Important Meeting HERE
*** Links to More Information on Pastor Mulinde are below the Videos

~ 3 ~  Lost Tribes Needed and A Request From Pastor Umar Mulinde (2:00)

~ 4 ~   Blessing and An Important Message From Pastor Umar Mulinde

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

Chaim Sheba Rehabilitation Center  Where Pastor Mulinde is Being Treated:

Pastor Umar Mulinde in Jerusalem~Parts 1 and 2

Pastor Umar Mulinde and Dr. Charlotte Phillips
Many activities and gatherings took place outside the venue of the 4th Jerusalem Assembly (02 April 2012), one being a very exclusive prayer meeting. Jay, Meridel and David were able to bring a very special pastor (from Tel Aviv) to Jerusalem to be lifted up in prayer.
After being viciously attacked with acid in Uganda, Pastor Umar Mulinde, was brought to Israel for treatment. Since his arrival in Israel, he has deeply touched the hearts of many people, be they Christian, Jewish or secular. We were privileged to be able to meet with Pastor Mulinde and his lovely wife Evelyn at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, and they are now a part of our family. This humble, soft spoken young man truly has the Heart of a Lion beating in his chest, and his love of God has no limit. Even though he has suffered greatly, his message remains clear and his faith is stronger than ever.
The 4th Jerusalem Assembly was held during the week of 02 April 2012. One of the many prestigious speakers was Dr. Charlotte Phillips, the founder and overseer of Glory Center Ministries, Baltimore, USA.

During the first part of this spirit filled meeting, Dr. Charlotte Phillips had special words for Pastor Umar and spoke of her calling to “build a bridge between Africa and Israel”. Here, for your viewing are portions from her message.
~ 1 ~   Two Realities in the Earth 

~ 2 ~  The Connection

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

Chaim Sheba Rehabilitation Center  Where Pastor Mulinde is Being Treated:

No Muslim Prayers in Schools! This Will Impact All of Canada!

As a reminder, you should know the Lords Prayer and Christianity have been removed from public schools, no matter if the school has a majority of Christians. Now in Toronto there is a move to allow Muslim prayer in schools!

Our Rights as Christian Canadians are Being Violated!
Our Kids Can’t Even Say
Because Christmas Is CHRISTIAN!!
~ What A Sick Joke! ~
We wrote about the Toronto school that has been secretly allowing Islamic prayers in the cafeteria, and the growing influence of fundamentalist Muslims in the Toronto Police Force. These stories are not even the tip of the iceberg. Muslim accommodations in schools are only a first step~but it will not stop there~this is how Islam works!

What happens in Toronto will have an impact across this country…so if you don’t want this to happen in more schools It is crucial that you vote “NO” against Muslim Prayers being conducted in Public Schools, while Christian prayers are not permitted!!!  

Speak up Now! Go To:  CityNews Toronto 
The public vote is to the left of the story. 

Aside from the fact that Everything Christian has been essentially banned from schools consider the following points:

* Muslims pray five times per day~how many times a day will prayer be conducted in schools?
* During Muslim Prayers, Infidels (non-Muslims) may not approach the area…what about those kids?
* Will schools be required adopt Islamic (Halal) rules to “protect Muslim Religious Freedom”?
* Will non-Muslim teachers be fired?
* Will ALL Females~Muslim or Not~Including Teachers be forced to wear hijabs or burkas?
* Will children be pressured to convert to Islam?
* Islam has no separation between religion, state or law~Islam is the total (ONLY) system~so…
* Once prayer takes hold will this result in a change to the curriculum to include Islamic (Jihad) teachings?
* According to Islam, Everything and Everyone is subservient to Islam~What exactly will that mean eventually?
* Will this become a political issue forcing employers to pay Muslim employes to pray?
* What about children with gender identity issues? Islam dictates the death penalty for gays… 
* Will Sharia Courts be demanded next as a “religious right”~as in UK, Europe, etc.?
* Will there be No Go Zones~where even police do not enter (again as in UK, Europe, etc)?

Consider that Sweden is now the Rape Capitol of Europe, with almost ALL Rapes perpetrated by immigrants from Muslim countries. Women are warned to dye their fair hair black, stay home or wear Islamic garb to avoid rape 

…Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!!.
Count the millions of dollars in law suits being filed against businesses who can’t (or won’t) cater to Muslim employees (or Muslims who walk through the door or happen to pass by).
Consider that Christian pictures, verses or even a tiny gold cross is considered offensive and banned along with, pork, alcohol, and for that matter, everything non-Muslim. 
These are basic freedoms that Canada has always guaranteed~which is why our ancestors came to Canada in the first place. We are being told that we must be tolerant but only towards Islam.

Does it not seem reasonable that those who come to this country seeking a better life style, also be required to show some tolerance?

 Be Sure To Vote “NO” in order that First, the public opinion is made known, and Second, you should contact your representatives and demand that our freedoms NOT be infringed upon.   

Jihad in Toronto Schools

For those who are interested in the topic here is more from Michael Coren:

Jihad Training Manuals Being Distributed at Toronto School

Canadian Tax $$$ Go to Muslim Hate Preachers~Who Knew?

In July we posted an article about a Toronto school cafeteria being used for Muslim prayers. It turns out that one of the backers of the “mosqueteria”, the North American Muslim Foundation is  getting a grant~from Canadian taxpayers. The problem is, this is an extremist group that promotes hate preachers and excuses terror attacks. I know that grants can be a huge black hole of waste, but in this case one has to examine the facts and ask the politicians, What Were You Thinking?

Was This the Best NASCAR Prayer Ever?

At the end of July 2011, Pastor Joe Nelms, of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, gave a most unusual prayer at the opening of the the NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 300 race.
There was definitely a reaction from the crowd and he got a big cheer at the end. Pastor Joe said he was trying to inject some life into the prayer, get peoples attention. that he surely did! He now says that he has received some inquiries at his church, so it would seem that he did spark some interest from his audience. 
Naturally there were some detractors, but the majority of people viewed it positively. As one news writer said, “Clearly, Nelms is single-handedly putting the fun back in fundamentalism”. Faith is in a battle for survival, and this Pastor is right up there on the front lines. 
The clip was carried, by Reuters, ABC, and the Huffington Post, among others. In fact, Huffington did some research and posted two other videos of his unconventional prayers. that would indicate he is trying to reach people. 

Of course it has also made the rounds in the blog world and sure enough, someone put music to it. Here is the original clip first, but do listen to the “songified” one that follows~the tune  is kind of catchy…

Here is the Original Prayer

And Here is the Musical Version

Urgent Prayer Request!

We urgently need your prayers ! Please pass on to your prayer partners.
As I am writing this Joshua Rawlings, the son of Jay and Meridel is in hospital. He is having emergency surgery for appendicitis. 
We ask for your prayers that the surgery is succesful and recovery is immediate. 
Please also pray for Jay and Meridel as they are in Canada and are not able to be at Joshua’s side. 

Thank you all.