More than 5000 people from both Protestant and Catholic
denominations participated in this demonstration
The Bible says,in the body of Christ , the church,
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth....Romans 1;16 KJV
Since several days Christians in the eastern state of Orissa are facing violence , crime and murder.The situation seems out of control.I have published a CNN IBN news report which Julia passed on to me.Thank you Julia.
The VHP is a right wing Hindu organization.
Rev Richard Howell , representing Christians is a family friend.
(L-R Sagarika Ghosh (news editor) Ram Madhav (RSS -Hindu organization spokesman) Prof Mohanty and Rev Richard Howell)
For he will command his angels concerning to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.Psalm 91;11,12 (New International Version)
On her way to church my mother again had a fall.
It was not very serious,she just sank down on the steps as she could not negotiate the high,uneven steps.
Our church steps are about 200 years old, built for strong British soldiers who could scamper up and down (it was a Garrison church)
The aging members of our church find it difficult to climb up those steps.
When the Lord will enable us, we will fix them or build a proper ramp.
No bones broken, but pretty shaken up .The angels were there to cushion her fall.Please pray for my mother, she is not eating properly and that is causing her to become weak.
Sometimes the sky looks very dark
This morning before leaving for church I was listening to a Christian Radio Station and there was a song by 'Children of the Day 'called"For Those Tears I Died" I just started crying as I listened to that song.I used to sing it ages ago with my sisters and it really wrapped itself around my heart as I face my daily trials.
Jesus wept so that he may wipe away my tears
He died so that I may live
Everyone who is hurting or facing a difficult situation take courage.
From the mid 70s to the 80s there was hardly any Christian music available in my city. I used to listen to missionary Radio stations.
They were my daily sustanence - food water and air.
FEBC - Manila Philippines
FEBA - Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
Trans World Radio - Shri Lanka
TWR - Agana, Guam
SLBC - Shri Lanka etc
Family Radio (North America)
I learnt all my songs from these broadcasts.
Spent all my free time trying to record songs on a little tape recorder and play the tapes over and over again to transcribe the lyrics.
I spent a major part of my pocket money writing to the radio stations.
Most of the time the reception was not good enough, and I couldn 't decipher the words, but I just kept going.
I learnt this song that way.
It is like a cool drink for my thirsty soul.
As a Post script to this video I must add that a friend told me about Marsha Stevens, the woman who wrote this song and is singing in this presentation.She has fallen away from the Lord and no longer upholds Biblical morality or values. I don 't subscribe to her present music or teaching. But there is a lesson to be learnt from this. If you are faithful to the Word of God God can use you as His instrument, the moment you turn away from Him you can be anything you want.
Took a blogging break and enjoyed visiting other people 's blogs.
The past week began with a visit to a sick church member.She had very high fever over the weekend and couldn 't come to church but she was up and about on Monday.
Its been very humid and rainy all week.I 've not been well. My mother 's cough didn 't get any better and she developed other problems. So I got her some new medication and nourishment.
My fixed phone went dead last Sunday and Internet was very unstable. I made complain calls with my cell phone to various offices and no one came to my rescue. So I called up the General Manager of the Telephone Company. And yesterday my phone and Internet was restored.
The High Point of the week was to hear that my younger sister Namrita has Internet on her cell phone, we can communicate much more freely now.
They have a computer but have not subscribed to Broadband as it would be a distraction to her grade -school going sons.
On 15th August India celebrates her 61st Independence Day
The video I have posted has some excellent photographs and music.
Happy Independence Day.
Please do continue to pray for our Nehemiah Project , the Lord has provided but we are still short of funds needed to make all the payments.
We trust in His provsion.
Since yesterday my Internet connection is on the blink. I just can' t do anything worthile on the net.
Wanted to reply to all your comments, but can 't.I 've got photos, will try posting them.
My arm is better today, except that I feel dizzy at times. Mom 's cough is better. I make tea with tulsi ( maybe its called Monk 's basil)its good for the throat.
Thank you for your prayers.
Please pray for our brother in Christ - Ruan ,battling cancer and sick vith puemomia in Moncton NB. This ShriLankan brother 's faith is amazing.Also pray for the protection of our wall. Mischievous boys from a neighbouring area come during the night and break parts of the wall.Our guard went over to complain to the parents, they were not at home ,(out working). But the neighbours said they'll give them the message. They are destroying our hard work, just like the oppositi0n did to Nehemiah