emailed from my pastor
Dear CCMN Family,
Local Newspapers and TV News in Pakistan:
Christians in Pakistan are bracing for possible attacks after U.S. forces killed long sought-after terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, who was hiding in one of the country’s northern cities.
“The situation is tense,” said Pakistan’s religious minorities adviser. “There are, in fact, strong reactions of unreasonable fear against Christian minorities. The government is paying close attention to preventive measures.”
Vatican-based Fides news reported that schools and Christian institutions in the country have been closed – and local churches guarded with high security measures – after a U.S. special forces military operation raided the summer residence of Osama bin Laden on May 1 in the city of Abbottabad, killing the Al Qaeda leader and several others.
Bin Laden is credited for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 that left nearly 3,000 Americans Myterdom.
Pakistan authorities have provided security measures in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Multan Faisalabad and several others cities out of concern for possible violence against Christians by Taliban groups.
I humbly request you please pray for the Christian in Pakistan, I know when USA attacked Afghanistan and Iraq, Christian suffered and were persecuted in Pakistan. Christian in Pakistan are in fear, but we are ready to pay. We love Jesus Christ and praise God we are honored when we are being persecuted for Jesus Christ, Amen.
Please stand with us and pray for our innocent Christian nation in Pakistan.
We observe, however, that intolerance and radical Islamic groups are flourishing in the country, and other extremist leaders could establish themselves and continue terrorist actions.
Please keep praying and supporting Pakistian, we need you so much!
There is only one body, there is only one church. If one part of the body suffers, all parts of the body suffer.
Warmth. The fuzzy feeling that happens in a place you can’t quite describe.
This day was filled with adventure: breakfast burritos as Pipes Cafe, popped tires, thrift store runs, costco gelato, and finally, as a conclusion to our fun-filled day, afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s…British style!!
Despite the drizzle and the lingering storm clouds in the horizon, my 21st birthday was complete with the three things I love: close friends, adventure, and a great cup of tea (I got the Cream Earl Grey, which is a must!).
So better late than never, but thank you to all of you who came down to celebrate my 21st with me! You definitely filled that weekend with lots of warm fuzzy feelings.