...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.

March 09, 2004 Pray for the Persecuted

Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3

Christians Axed to Death in Church Meeting by Muslim Warriors

Michael Ireland, ASSIST News Service

Forty-eight people have been hacked to death in Yelwa, Nigeria, by armed Muslims, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). During an early morning prayer service on February 24, armed Muslims invaded the service, ordered the congregation to lie face down and proceeded "to machete and axe them to death in their house of worship" according to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). A local source told CSW the attack was carried out by as many as 400 heavily armed Muslims who shouted "Allah u Akhbar" (God is great), wore red and black uniforms and moved with military precision. In a strongly worded statement of March 2, CAN called on Muslims in northern Nigeria to emulate their western counterparts by living peaceably alongside northern Christians. The latest violence is part of a campaign organized by a coalition of local and external extremists, CSW said. CSW's Advocacy Director, Tina Lambert, said: "CSW is deeply disturbed by the renewed violence and horrified by the massacre of Christians during a prayer service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those affected. (www.assistnews.net)

Here is a link to a clearinghouse site for info on how you can get involved with praying for the persecuted. This is the best way of identification with the suffering brothers around the world who we so many times forget due to distance and ignorance on our parts.

...And then pray for those who persecute

Why radical Muslims hate you- from Rusty Wright at Probe Ministries.

Not much to blog this week- we are entering the busiest time of the year at work. Note: Earnie's surgery on her eye didn't happen- it was too much to tackle at the eye doctor so she will be hopitalized next Wednesday for the procedurre.

Will be off to check on my Mom's welfare this weekend and will also get to attend my Grandmother's 90th birthday party- I will blog here Sunday if back in time. So keep us in your thoughts and prayers...

From the personal weblog of Anthony Foster @http://anthonyfoster.com/blog/