Satur-deja Vu

The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang is demanding $1 million ransom be paid for each of the 17 missionaries they hold hostage or he has vowed to begin executing them. Pictures and video have been released that appear to confirm all 17 are still alive. The US State Department believes the video to be legitimate. Christian Aid Ministries does not want to make any comment that may endanger the lives of those missionaries being held. I have a pastor friend that has traveled to Haiti many times both for humanitarian relief and to train local pastors to be effective in their ministry. Haiti is an impoverished nation with government corruption and mismanagement of the highest order. Pray for the people of Haiti, these 17 missionaries in particular, and the political situation which prevents conditions from changing.

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Happy Monday

It’s Happy Monday time!  

In case you missed it…

While homeowners in Florida are covering windows with plywood, thousands of people were still living in tents in Haiti when Tropical Storm Isaac came through.  The most recent numbers are six dead, but 30,000 have nowhere to go.  Pray for all those affected in the gulf coast states, as Isaac continues to track further and further west than expected.

The American most famous for taking “one small step for man” has crossed over into eternity.  Neil Armstrong was 82.  His death may have been the result of complications following a recent heart surgery. Continue reading