7-Year-Old Boy Tortured, Killed for Being Christian

Anmol is pictured above, the photo is about 2 years old. In the other photos, Anmol’s mother, father Harish, brother and sister, and Harish’s brothers. Next photo- the burial service for Anmol. Map of northern India Photo from socioecohistory.wordpress.com. All remaining photos from Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia reports on this case here- http://www.gfa.org/persecution/child-murdered/

November 26, 2013

Seven-year-old Anmol laughed and played; he sang songs and learned Bible stories at Sunday school—and later, he was cruelly tortured and killed for being a Christian.

The last time Anmol’s parents saw their son alive was right before he left for Sunday school November 17. Anmol never returned home that day. His mother and his father, Harish, assumed he had gone to play with his friends, like he had done in the past. But when he didn’t come home, they began to worry.

Harish filed a missing persons report with the local police Monday, November 18. That same evening, police received a call about a child’s body seen floating in a nearby pond. When Anmol’s parents heard the news, they rushed to the hospital, where the body was taken, and identified the dead child as their son.

“It was very clear he was brutally murdered,” reported field correspondent, Jayana. “[The murderer] had tortured the child in such an inhuman way. . .”

Evidence suggests Anmol’s neck was cut, toes were broken and hands were slashed and burned. His face was burned, as well, while hot fragments of coal or firewood were placed on Anmol’s stomach, burning his abdomen. His mouth was also found tied. Autopsy reports came back indicating Anmol’s final cause of death was drowning.

Details identifying the murderer are unconfirmed while investigations take place.

“It’s unthinkable that this would happen to a little child like this,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia. “Persecution against Christians is an ongoing matter that we see happening every week. In fact, it’s increased by 400 percent in the last several years, but the killing of a little child like this is unheard of. Our people are already there to comfort and meet the needs of the family.”

Harish with his wife, daughter, remaining son and two of his brothers. Pastor Ruben continues to minister to the family during this time.

Harish held Anmol’s funeral Tuesday, November 19. Around 200 believers gathered for the ceremony, including the local GFA pastor, Ruben.

“The wail of the people and the parents was truly heartbreaking to see,” Jayana said. “It was truly a painful and intolerable incident.”

Anmol’s family has been a main target for persecution since 2003, when Harish made the decision to live for Jesus Christ after witnessing the miraculous healing of his older brother who had been sick for a long time. Along with Harish, 45 other people came to know the saving grace of Jesus and were added to the church because of this healing. Later, Harish’s distant relatives also believed in the power of Christ through Harish’s witness. Today, Harish is considered “one of the strong believers of our church,” Jayana said.

Because of the large number of people coming to know Christ as their Savior, persecution has since broken out in this community.

Around 200 believers gathered for Anmol’s funeral.

Please pray for:

  • Comfort and peace for Anmol’s family as they grieve his death. Anmol leaves behind a father, mother, older brother and younger sister.
  • God to strengthen and protect His children from further persecution.
  • Anmol’s murderer to repent and come to know the saving and forgiving grace of the Savior.
  • Pastor Ruben as he ministers to his congregation during this time.

CITESTE articolul in LIMBA ROMANA 

Anmol, martir la varsta de 7 ani, torturat si omorat in India pentru convertirea familiei sale la crestinism

READ THIS ARTICLE IN ENGLISH here

Matei 10 :28; 32-33

 Nu vă temeţi de cei ce omoară trupul, dar care nu pot omorî sufletul!

32 Aşadar, pe oricine Mă va mărturisi în faţa oamenilor îl voi mărturisi şi Eu înaintea Tatălui Meu, Care este în ceruri. 33 Însă de oricine se va lepăda de Mine în faţa oamenilor mă voi lepăda şi Eu înaintea Tatălui Meu, Care este în ceruri.

Poza 1 si 2 Anmol, cu doi ani in urma, Poza 4 – parintii cu ceilalti 2 copii si fratii lui Harish, Poza 5 – Inmormantarea.

Traducere Blogul Agnus Dei de la – Mission News Network, photos de la Gospel for Asia, map of Northern India from socioecohistory.wordpress.com

Anmol, un copil de 7 ani, a disparut Duminica 17 Noiembrie,  in drumul lui spre casa de la  Biserica Credinciosilor (Believer’s Church) din Nordul Indiei. In acea dimineata, ca si in alte duminici, Anmol  a participat la clasa de scoala duminicala.  A doua zi, trupul sau neinsufletit a fost gasit intr-o balta.

In dimineata zilei de 17 Noiembrie, Anmol s-a bucurat impreuna cu alti copii din clasa sa, cantand cantari impreuna si ascultand la dascalul care-i invata din Biblie. Parintii lui Anmol au crezut ca copilul lor s-a dus acasa la prieteni de-ai lui, ceea ce el o facea din cand in cand, la invitatia lor. Dar cand au vazut ca Anmol nu se mai intoarce, au inceput sa se ingrijoreze si au raportat disparitia lui la politia indiana din orasul lor.

Pe cand se facea seara, politia a primit un telefon in care s-a raportat despre un trup neinsufletit, plutind intr-o balta. Parintii l-au identificat la spital, ca fiind copilasul lor de 7 ani, Anmol. Le-a fost clar ca copilul lor a fost torturat. Ucigasul l-a mutilat cu salbaticie pe Anmol; evidentele torturii:  lui Anmol i s-a rupt gatul, i s-au rupt degetele de la picioare si mainile lui au avut urme de taieturi si arsuri. Pana si fata lui a fost arsa, iar pe abdomen i s-a pus jaratic sau lemne aprinse, care i-au ars abdomenul. Gura i-a fost legata- ucigasul nu a vrut sa-i auda urletele. Dar cel mai socant este faptul caci cauza finală a morţii a fost stabilită ca fiind înecarea. Aceasta denota faptul ca Anmol a fost torturat pe viu inainte de a fi omorat. Inca nu se cunosc detaliile ucigasului  pentru ca politia isi continua investigatiile.

In anul 2003 Harish, tatal lui Anmol, impreuna cu alti 45 de indieni au devenit crestini, predandu-si viata si incepandu-si lucrarea pentru Isus Hristos dupa un eveniment miraculos in care un frate de-a lui Marish a fost vindecat de o boala pe care o suferea de lunga durata. Cu timpul, mai multe rudenii, chiar si cele mai indepartate au inceput sa-L urmeze pe Hristos datorita propovaduirii Evangheliei pe care o facea Marish. Persecutiile impotriva familiei au inceput la scurt timp si au continuat in toti anii acestia, culminand in luna Noiembrie cu martirizarea copilului lor iubit, Anmol.

Marti, 19 noiembrie a fost o zi grea pentru familie, ziua cand si-au inmormantat fiul Anmol, un martir la varsta frageda de 7 ani. La inmormantare au participat in jur de 200 de persoane si in sat s-au auzit plansete de durere si bocete zguduitoare.

Organizatia Gospel for Asia ne cere sa ne rugam pentru aceasta familie indurerata si pentru comunitatea acestei biserici, care se afla intr-o zona in care persecutia impotriva crestinilor a crescut cu 400%.

Din viata femeilor – Pakistan

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56 de femei ucise in 2013, pentru că au născut fete

Anul acesta, 56 de femei din Pakistan şi-au pierdut viaţa din cauză că au născut fete şi nu băieţi, a declarat I.A. Rehman, activist pentru drepturile omului, la un simpozion organizat cu ocazia zilei internaţionale împotriva violenţei asupra femeilor.

„O ţară în care mamele sunt ucise din cauză că dau naştere unor fete nu poate fi numită o societate morală”, a declarat Rehman. Pe lângă aceste decese, în Pakistan au mai avut loc 90 de atacuri cu acid, 72 de incendieri, 491 de cazuri de violenţă domestică, 344 de violuri în grup şi 835 de alte violenţe, toate îndreptate împotriva femeilor din Pakistan în perioada ianuarie 2012 – septembrie 2013. singular lor vină a fost că sunt fete şi femei.

Iar Pakistanul nu este o excepţie, ci un simbol al situaţiei din mai multe ţări asiatice, în care femeile însărcinate cu fete sunt presate sau obligate să avorteze. În India anului 2011, raportul dintre fete şi băieţi a ajuns cel mai mic din istorie, cu 914 fete sub şase ani la 1.000 de băieţi.

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Benjamin Zander: Muzică și pasiune – Invață copiii să indrăgească muzica clasică (TED Talk)

Benjamin Zander are două pasiuni fervente: muzica clasică și dorința de a ne face să realizăm cât de mult ne place muzica clasică, chiar dacă nu realizăm încă — şi prin extensie, dragostea pentru noi posibilități, noi experiențe, noi conexiuni.

Pagina web – http://benjaminzander.com

Cantarile Corului Jubilate de la Seara de Imnuri Crestine la Biserica Poarta Cerului Timisoara 19 Octombrie 2013

Jubilate Biserica Poarta CeruluiCorul Jubilate la Biserica Poarta Cerului 19 Octombrie 2013

Invitatia: Fundaţia Jubilate în colaborare cu CentrulAreopagus vă invită la O seară de imnuri
creştine românești. Întălnirea va avea loc sâmbătă, 19 octombrie 2013, ora 18, la Biserica PoartaCerului din Timişoara, str. Banul Mărăcine nr. 25.

Această seară muzicală marchează încheierea Concursului de imnuri creștine (desfâșurat în perioada mai – august 2013). Vor participa formaţii vocale din Bucureşti şi Arad. Evenimentul aduce împreună, într-o atmosferă de închinare, creații muzicale deja consacrate în imnologia creștină românească și lucrări reprezentative participante la acest concurs. Photo credit http://www.jubilate.ro

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Cântarea scrisă de Anca Ciora, Biserica Baptista „Iris”, Cluj-Napoca.

Tu inima mi-o intocmeşti

Aceasta cantare este scrisa de Ramona Pop, Biserica Baptista Şega, Arad.

Ramona a cântat-o în cadrul serviciului de închinare special dedicat cântărilor creștine românești, din data de 19 octombrie, la Biserica Penticostale „Poarta Cerului”, Timișoara.

1. În cămări pui adâncul, În mormane-aşezi apa,
Înaintea-Ţi tremură pământul, Aşteptând zorile.

Ref: Tu inima mi-o întocmeşti,
De faptele-mi Îţi aminteşti,
Dinainte mersul mi-l cunoşti deplin,
Ştii când stau sau mă-nclin.

2. Nu puterea oştirii Îmi e luntre în valuri,
Tu veghezi din mijlocul măririi Să mă duci spre maluri.

3. Când aştept îndurarea,
Răbdător, de la Tine,
Stau uimit şi-aud cum cântă valea
Cântecul liniştii.

Isuse-al meu prieten scump

Momente surprinse cu Google Street view

Photo credit en.wikipedia.org

E fascinant sa vezi poze in ansamblu de la Google street view. Cu timpul, cred ca tecnologia ne va oferi posibilitatea sa vedem imagini oriunde in lume, in direct. Te cam pune pe ganduri. Realizatorul acestui video si-a ales momentele mai socante sau interesante in colajul sau, si totusi, ma gandeam, acesti infractori, surprinsi cu Google Street view au uitat ca exista Dumnezeul care le vede orice miscare si care ii va duce la judecata in final, pentru fiecare fapta rea?

Nu uitati! Puteti fi surprinsi de cineva prin Google Street View, dar Dumnezeue cel care va vede chiar fiecare moment din viata voastra!

West Seattle Spectacular Photos – Poze prin muntii din Seattle, Washington

Photos – credit West Seattle Herald’s Patrick Robinson on Facebook. Exquisite photos! WestSeattleHerald.com

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‪What The Founding Fathers Believed – both sides of the debate‬‏

Photo and quotes below are from a New York Times 2010 article titled: How Christian were the Founders?

Have you ever been in the middle of this debate? Here’s some info from around the web that contributes to this debate:

(1) One excellent article, arguing in favor for the faith of the founding fathers, and showing discrepancies and fallacies with the video can be found here-  Response to “The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers” — Who Were They Hiding It From? Written by John Eldsmoe, theologian and constitution expert.

(2) Bill Fortenberry – A game of smoke and mirrors – A Further Refutation of Chris Pinto here. http://www.increasinglearning.com/smoke-and-mirrors.html

(3) An interesting article  from 2010, in New York Times.:

Christian activists argue that American-history textbooks basically ignore religion — to the point that they distort history outright — and mainline religious historians tend to agree with them on this. “In American history, religion is all over the place, and wherever it appears, you should tell the story and do it appropriately,” says Martin Marty, emeritus professor at the University of Chicago, past president of the American Academy of Religion and the American Society of Church History and perhaps the unofficial dean of American religious historians. “The goal should be natural inclusion. You couldn’t tell the story of the Pilgrims or the Puritans or the Dutch in New York without religion.” Though conservatives would argue otherwise, James Kracht said the absence of religion is not part of a secularist agenda: “I don’t think religion has been purposely taken out of U.S. history, but I do think textbook companies have been cautious in discussing religious beliefs and possibly getting in trouble with some groups.”

Here are some early colonial texts have long been included in courses: „The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut declare that the state was founded “to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.” The language in the Mayflower Compact — a document that McLeroy and several others involved in the Texas process are especially fond of — describes the Pilgrims’ journey as being “for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith” and thus instills the idea that America was founded as a project for the spread of Christianity.”

The same New York Times article describes Bartons’s beliefs and agenda, an agenda which Chris Pinto in his film, is fighting against:

Barton wrote that students should be taught the following principles which, in his reading, derive directly from the Declaration of Independence: “1. There is a fixed moral law derived from God and nature. 2. There is a Creator. 3. The Creator gives to man certain unalienable rights. 4. Government exists primarily to protect God-given rights to every individual. 5. Below God-given rights and moral laws, government is directed by the consent of the governed.”

…(another) expert, Daniel L. Dreisbach, a professor of justice, law and society at American University who has written extensively on First Amendment issues, stressed, in his recommendations to the guideline writers about how to frame the revolutionary period for students, that the founders were overwhelmingly Christian; that the deistic tendencies of a few — like Jefferson — were an anomaly; and that most Americans in the era were not just Christians but that “98 percent or more of Americans of European descent identified with Protestantism.”

The result of all the arguments comes down to those that want to use ‘separation of church and state’ as a wall to keep religion out:

If the fight between the “Christian nation” advocates and mainstream thinkers could be focused onto a single element, it would be the “wall of separation” phrase. Christian thinkers like to point out that it does not appear in the Constitution, nor in any other legal document — letters that presidents write to their supporters are not legal decrees. Besides which, after the phrase left Jefferson’s pen it more or less disappeared for a century and a half — until Justice Hugo Black of the Supreme Court dug it out of history’s dustbin in 1947. It then slowly worked its way into the American lexicon and American life, helping to subtly mold the way we think about religion in society. To conservative Christians, there is no separation of church and state, and there never was. The concept, they say, is a modern secular fiction. There is no legal justification, therefore, for disallowing crucifixes in government buildings or school prayer.

So, here is the video The Secret Faith of the Founding Fathers by Chris Pinto of Adullam Films.

VIDEO by kegslinger (3 hours)

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