Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Aramaic Broadcasting Network

The Aramaic Broadcasting Network (ABN) is a unique ministry bringing the Gospel to Arabic speaking peoples, and specifically seeking to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Yeshua.

This is a harvest field of a great multitude and must be supported. The importance of this work cannot be overstated. The impact upon our world of effectively bringing Muslims to the knowledge of the Kingship and Lordship of Messiah Yeshua cannot be overstated.

ABN is holding a fundraiser as they expand in their mission. Let our prayers go out to them, and those of us who are able also give financial support.

ABN describes their vision as, "The Vision of ABN: Our vision is to spread the Word of God to Middle Eastern communities worldwide through media. We are raising funds now to get to those goals, and ultimately fulfill the mission of ABN – which is to spread the Word of Christ to these communities in North America, Europe and the Middle East."

[Read about ABN, and find out how to donate here]

I will be tuning in to the show "Jesus or Muhammad?" (part of their English language programming) with David Wood and Sam Shamoun today at 11:00pm Eastern Standard Time. You can tune into the show by going here and clicking "Watch Live!" in the upper right corner.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Prayer and fasting for "The Answers Conference" and Negeen

There is an apologetics conference taking place on March 13th in Virginia with a number of speakers including; David Wood & Nabeel Qureshi (from Acts17Apologetics), Mary Jo Sharp, Sam Shamoun, Mike Licona, Tony Costa, Mark Mittelberg, and several others.

I found out about this conference from the folks over at They also held a very successful fundraiser to send Negeen, a recent convert from Islam to Christianity to the conference (go here to watch Negeen's testimony).

A few of us who comment on the blog are planning to fast and pray, both for the conference in general, and Negeen specifically. Any brothers or sisters who are interested, and feel lead by The Ruach please join us!

Here is a prayer that I will be praying morning, midday and before bed, on the 12th and 13th of March, and I am suggesting it to others who would like to join:

Abba, we thank You for the blessing of communion in prayer with You, through Your Holy Spirit. We thank You, the Living God, all powerful, who hears our prayers and supplications, for your unmerited grace and infinite love. In the name of our Messiah, Yeshua, we come before You Heavenly Father and ask that by the mighty presence of the Holy Spirit You protect and guide the speakers at the conference, and protect and guide all the attendees as well. We specifically ask this on behalf of our precious sister Negeen, whom You saw fit to call out of the trap of Islam, into saving faith in Your Unique Son. Mighty Adonai, we ask that You will inspire all of us to follow You more completely, and to seek after Your heart in all things, and we offer up fasting and prayer in an attitude of taking up our own cross like Your mighty Messiah, that we may in this small way be reminded that our flesh is being crucified. We offer up the prayers of our lips as supplications that may be to You a sweet sound. We fast as a type and shadow that our flesh is passing away, and life is in Mashiyach. We trust, that according to Your word, as two or more of us gather, You will be in the midst of us Lord Yeshua, hearing and answering our prayers. Maranatha! Amen amen.

[Scripture meditations for the day of the fast]

Psalm 24

Psalm 72

Let it be well with us as we remember the words of our Messiah in regards to fasting:

"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you" (Matthew 6:16-18).

Any additional prayers or comments, please feel free to post to the comments section.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jailed Iranian Christians set free!

I was out of the country and both extremely busy and away from consistent internet access for about 4 months, but I thought it fitting to resume my (somewhat sporadic) blogging right where I left off; with news about Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh, the two Iranian women were unjustly imprisoned in Iran. [Previous post]

"We rejoice to announce that, after 259 days in detention, Iranian Christians Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh were released from Evin prison on Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 3:30pm without bail. Elam Ministries notes that “they may yet have to face a court hearing and still need our prayers.” [Perscuted Church blog]

Amen amen!!