Monday, July 28, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim is FREE!


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Here is a picture of Meriam with her children aboard the plane to Italy. 
  • Thanks to God for His hand in Meriam's case. Meriam is finally free and is in Italy right now until she can come to the U.S. and join her husband. 
                                                  Meriam and her Husband
  • I know many Christians all over were praying for Meriam and her family. I am SO excited that those prayers were finally answered! 
  • Click here to read an article by ACLJ about Meriam's freedom.

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Help Meriam! Time may be running out.

Below I have copied part of a post that came from "A Place Called Simplicity" If you go to the blog you'll be able to see the whole post as well as enter in a giveaway.  
Meriam, a mother and wife in Sudan is still on death row. She has just had her baby girl, and her 20 month old baby boy with her in prison as well. The father is an American, and her only crime is being a Christian. Please,  I ask that you would help share the news and sign another petition to bring the White House's attention to it... 

..... If a petition has over 100,000 signatures the White House is forced to respond to it. 

All one has to do is register to sign.  There are all kinds of White House petitions
going on a regular basis.  There is no threat to your safety to sign and I have never
been contacted in any way since registering to sign a different petition
 about a year or two ago. 

So here's my question for today:

Would you please sign the White House petition on Meriam's behalf 
and would you then please ask your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, 
and anyone else you can think of to sign as well??  

The sooner the White House petition has the 
mandatory 100,000 signatures -  the sooner 
the White House is forced to respond!!  

And an interesting side note -

Anyone 13 or older can participate 
and sign the White House petition -
it says so right here!!  

Other governments have expressed outrage at Meriam's horrific sentencing...
we need the government {which Meriam's husband is a citizen of} to swiftly
respond.

It is said that Meriam will face her 
100 lashes 
in the next two weeks!  


Meriam and her new baby Maya.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pray for Meriam, and sign her petition!


  • Please pray for Meriam Ibrahim. She is a pregnant mother in Sudan who was sentenced on May 14th to death. After the birth of her child she is to receive 100 lashes before her execution. The judge gave her three day to repent of her "crime" her faith in Jesus. And she refused.  Please keep her in your prayers, and sign the petition and BeHeard. Be the voice for Meriam, and share about her with your church and friends.
  • To find out more and to sign the petition, go to http://beheardproject.com/meriam

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Will You Sponsor a Youth?

Coming soon... UMA's Summer Camp 2014!! 
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Urban Mountain Adventures is partnering with YDI Headwaters Youth Camp to give our kids a Summer Camp experience they will never forget!
The theme of Summer Camp 2014 is going to be 'YOLO', 'You Only Live Once'. Today's youth culture has wholeheartedly embraced this mantra as a justification for poor decisions and an excuse to live as if there are no consequences. We want to teach our youth the importance of how our decisions determine not only the course of our life on earth but also where our eternal life will be spent. We do only have one life to live on earth, and we should enjoy it! We should live it as a gift from God. But we should live it remembering the One who gave it to us!
#YOLO, so dont waste it!
For a tax deductible donation of just $200 you will be providing the way for one local child to experience a life-changing, Christ-centered week at camp. That covers the expense of food, lodging and all the fun activities at YDI! If you are willing to donate but unable to cover the expense of a full scholarship please consider how you can help us get these kids to camp! 
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Please pray for the girls in Nigeria


  • For those of you who have heard the sad story of the 300 girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria, here is an article about it and ways you can help. Open Doors Report of 300 kidnapped girls. 
  •                         Send Prayers & Encouragement To The Families Of The Nearly 300 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Easter Story


The Death of Jesus


45 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. 46 At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[j] lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”[k]
47 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and thought he was calling for the prophet Elijah. 48 One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a reed stick so he could drink. 49 But the rest said, “Wait! Let’s see whether Elijah comes to save him.”[l]
50 Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. Matthew 27:48-50

Jesus shouted, "Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!" And with those words he breathed his last.  Luke 23:46

 51 At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, 52 and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. 53 They left the cemetery after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.
54 The Roman officer[m] and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!”
55 And many women who had come from Galilee with Jesus to care for him were watching from a distance.56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee. 

The Burial of Jesus

57 As evening approached, Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea who had become a follower of Jesus, 58 went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. And Pilate issued an order to release it to him. 59 Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a long sheet of clean linen cloth. 60 He placed it in his own new tomb, which had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance and left. 61 Both Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting across from the tomb and watching.
Matthew 27:51-61

As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed. Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time the were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law. But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. Luke 23:55-56.24:1

The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, on the Sabbath,[n]the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. 63 They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ 64 So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.”
65 Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.” 66 So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.

The Resurrection

Early on Sunday morning,[a] as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint. Matthew 27:62-66. 28:1-4

They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn't find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and  bowed with their faces to the ground... Luke 2:2-5

Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”
The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”

The Report of the Guard

11 As the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and told the leading priests what had happened.12 A meeting with the elders was called, and they decided to give the soldiers a large bribe. 13 They told the soldiers, “You must say, ‘Jesus’ disciples came during the night while we were sleeping, and they stole his body.’ 14 If the governor hears about it, we’ll stand up for you so you won’t get in trouble.” 15 So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell it today.

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[b] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:5-20



  • He is risen!!!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spoken For


  • Here is a 18min video from the authors of Spoken For. I reviewed their book a little while ago on my other blog, and it is amazing. Spoken For helps show women and teen girls that we are God's and He loves YOU. I definitely suggest that you pick of a copy of their book. I am sure it will help encourage you in your walk with Christ. God bless!
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