Documentar L. Romana – Israel împlinind profeţia biblică – Planul lui Dumnezeu pentru Orientul Mijlociu

Acest film prezinta istoria dramatica a Israelului. Puteti vedea cat de frumos profetiile Biblice referitor la Israel se implinesc, si ne dovedesc ca suntem in Timpurile din Urma. Explorati descoperirile arheologice care confirma drepturile lui Israel la acel pamant. Decoperiti destinul unic si special a Poporului lui Dumnezeu. Pacea in Orientul Mijlociu in final va veni cand Israel isi va indeplini rolul lui in planul lui Dumnezeu de a aduce Pace Mondiala.

VIDEO by 4Biblestudents

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Ieremia (Film)

Filmul e in limba engleza.

Ieremia

Povestea unui Crăciun care a intrat în istorie și cântecul / colindul care a schimbat totul

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Anul 2014 poate fi numit un an al conflictelor şi tensiunilor, ţinând cont de faptul că în prezent 11,7 la sută din populaţia totală a lumii se află într-o zonă în care au loc conflicte militare. Siria, Irak, Ucraina sau Fâşia Gaza sunt numai câteva dintre zonele în care se duc adevărate războaie, soldate cu mii şi mii de morţi.

În aceste condiţii, nu este de mirare că tema războiului este una sensibilă şi care poate fi exploatată pentru a-i impresiona pe oameni.

Compania britanică Sainsbury’s, al treilea lanţ de magazine din ţară ca importanţă, s-a folosit de această temă a războiului pentru a realiza o reclamă pentru campania de Crăciun din acest an.

Spotul, considerat de Business Insider drept cea mai bună reclamă de Crăciun a unui lanţ de magazine din Marea Britanie, spune povestea unei întâmplări adevărate petrecute în prima zi a Crăciunului din anul 1914, în timpul Primului Război Mondial.

În acea zi, soldaţii din armata britanică şi cea germană au lăsat la o parte armele, au ieşit din tranşee şi au făcut schimb de cadouri, cântând împreună colinde de Crăciun.

Soldaţii au jucat, de asemenea, un meci de fotbal, care este redat în reclama realizată de firma de publicitate AMV BBDO pentru compania Sainsbury’s.

Sursa – http://radioiasi.ro/life/reclama-emotionanta-intamplare-reala-din-primul-razboi-mondial-intr-un-spot-publicitar-video/ Titlul de la SemneleTimpului.ro

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Alone, yet not alone – coming June 13th (based on a true story) + Alone Yet Not Alone (Song) Performed by Joni Eareckson Tada

This is a true story about 2 young girls who are captured by the Allegheny Indians and taken 300 miles into the wilderness. The film is based on Tracy Leininger Craven’s novel of the same name and the true story of Barbara and Regina Leininger, who were taken forcibly from their German immigrant family in 1750s Pennsylvania.

Credit wikipedia

Plot Summary via Amazon.com – The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated by the ensuing violence. Hostile native tribes are raiding the vulnerable frontier farms, and two young sisters are among those taken captive. While hoping for rescue and return to their home, they are comforted with the words of a family hymn: Alone Yet Not Alone. But when the sisters are suddenly and cruelly separated, their tender faith is brought to a stretching point. Forcibly immersed into a primitive foreign culture, the older sister, Barbara, clings to her beliefs. Yet now a deeper fate threatens, and she makes a difficult decision: to risk her life in an attempt to escape. Pursued by a relentless and cunning warrior, Barbara and her three fellow captives must cross over two hundred miles of raw wilderness in their effort to reach friendly territory. Will their courage and trust in God be enough to see them through? And if they do succeed, will they find their family? Will Barbara ever see her sister again? Alone Yet Not Alone depicts the riveting true story of a family at a critical juncture in our nation’s history.

 

Rick Santorum: Alone, Yet Not Alone is a wonderful, historical review of a very critical time in American history… and the struggle and the sacrifice and the role of faith in particular

VIDEO by AloneYetNotAlone

This song is featured in the movie Alone Yet Not Alone, ready for release June 13th, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.aloneyetnotalone.com.

This beautiful rendition of the song Alone Yet Not Alone is performed by Joni Eareckson Tada (www.joniandfriends.org). Quadriplegic, Joni Eareckson Tada with limited lung capacity due to her disability, had her husband, Ken, pushing on her diaphragm while she recorded the song to give her enough breath to hit the high notes.

VIDEO by Enthuse Entertainment

Alone Yet Not Alone (Song)

Performed by Joni Eareckson Tada

Alone, yet not alone…

Joni Eareckson TadaO cantare extraordinara cantata de o femeie extraordinara.

Aceasta cantare a fost scrisa pentru filmul crestin ‘Alone, yet not alone’ (Singur, dar nu singur) care va fi lansat in 13 iunie 2014 in SUA.

I’m alone, yet not alone. / Eu sunt singur, dar nu singur.
God’s the light that will guide me home. / Dumnezeu este lumina care ma va conduce acasa.
With His love and tenderness, / Cu dragostea si gingasia Lui,
Leading through the wilderness, / Ma va conduce prin pustiu,
And wherever I may roam, / Sau pe unde as umbla,
I’m alone, yet not alone. / Eu sunt singur, dar nu singur.

I will not be bent in fear. / Nu ma voi lasa indoit de frica.
He’s the refuge I know is near. / El este refugiul si stiu ca-i aproape.
In His strength I find my own. / Imi gasesc taria in puterea Sa.
By His faithful mercies shown. / Prin credinciosia si indurarea Sa.
That so mighty is His shield / Ca scutul Sau este asa de puternic
All His love is now revealed. / Si toata dragostea Sa acum si-o arata.

When my steps are lost. / Cand pasii mei ratacesc,
And desperate for a guide, / Si caut cu disperare o calauzire,
I can feel His touch, / Eu simt cum ma atinge,
A soothing presence by my side. / O prezenta linistitoare la dreapta mea.

Alone, yet not alone. / Singur , dar nu singur.
Not forsaken when on my own. / Nu parasit cand sunt doar eu,
I can lean upon His arm, / Eu ma pot sprijini pe bratul Sau,
And be lifted up from harm. / Si scapat de la pericol.
If I stumble, or if I’m thrown, / Daca ma impiedic sau sunt aruncat,
I’m alone, yet not alone. / Eu sun singur, dar nu singur.

When my steps are lost. / Cand pasii mei ratacesc.
And desperate for a guide, / Si caut cu disperare o calauzire,
I can feel his touch, / Eu simt cum ma atinge,
A soothing presence by my side. / O prezenta linistitoare la dreapta mea

By my side!/ La dreapta mea!

He has bound me with His love, / El m-a cuprins cu dragostea Sa,
Watchful angels look from above. / Ingerii privesc din ceruri,
Every evil can be braved, / Orice rau poate fi infruntat,
For I know I will be saved. / Pentru ca stiu ca voi fi salvat.
Never frightened on my own, / Niciodata infricat,
I’m alone, yet not alone. / Eu sunt singur, dar nu singur.

I’m alone, yet not alone./ Eu sunt singur, dar nu singur.

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com] VIDEO  Enthuse Entertainment

The Flood and Noah

photo credit www.theguardian.com

Somehow these videos are still out there and youtube has not removed them. So, watch while they are still up

The Creation and Flood of Genesis

The story begins with the creation of Man and Woman, the sin committed by Adam and Eve, and the temptationby the snake, which led to their banishment from Paradise. The story continues with the first crime committed by mankind, Cain’s murder of his brother, the condemnation of God, mankind’s corruption and evil, and God’s regret for having created earth. The choice of Noah, a just and upright man to build the Ark, the flood and its clearing the way for a new mankind, the pact of the eternal Covenant between God and all living beings, are told through the clear and simple words of an old nomad shepherd. VIDEO by Victor Girona Noah’s story begins at the 65th minute.

 Noah’s Ark Movie

Film din zbor deaupra unei eruptii vulcanice in Vanuatu – Vulcano eruption filmed up close

photo credit  www.volcano.si.edu

Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu

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Film din zbor, deaupra unei eruptii vulcanice in Vanuatu

Video by Shaun O’Callaghan via stiriradioava.blogspot.com

Volcanoes and earthquakes. Inside the Volcano

Visit: http://www.world-earthquakes.com

Eruptii vulcanice si cutremure

Video by worldethq

Literatura: Aventurile lui Tom Sawyer si Huckleberry Finn de Mark Twain (film si desene animate)

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Sambata, in timpul iernii obisnuim sa mai postam cateodata documentare educationale si literatura clasica, ceea ce ajuta elevii scolari in studiile care le vor face la scoala. Astazi am ales sa prezentam Aventurile lui Huckleberry Finn, film si carte audio,  autor Mark Twain.

Aventurile lui Tom Sawyer (1968)
Film romanesc intreg

Aventurile lui Tom Sawyer (în engleză The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer) este un roman scris de Mark Twain și apărut în anul 1876. Este o lucrare considerată ca literatură pentru copii, dar este citit cu plăcere și de unii adulți. Din cauza jargonului folosit de autor, romanul după publicație inițial a fost pus în America pe lista cărților interzise. (notita, jargonul se refera la denumirea care era data negrilor in anii aceia).

Copilul orfan Thomas Sawyer este crescut împreună cu fratele său vitreg Sid și verișoara Mary de mătușa Polly în satul american „St Petersburg” de pe malul fluviului Mississippi, denumire fictivă a orașului natal al autorului Hannibal, Missouri. În roman apar și Huckleberry Finn, un prieten de-al lui Tom, sclavul negru Jim, precum și Joe Indianul, un răufăcător căutat de autorități. Sid un copil model, îl pârăște la fiecare ocazie pe fratele său neastâmpărat Tom. Acesta chiulește de la școală, ducându-se la scăldat, se bate cu alți copii și se împrietenește cu Huckleberry Finn, un vagabond al cărui tată este un bețiv. Tom în peripețiile sale este în căutare de comori. Cu această ocazie este martorul unei crime comise în cimitir. În cele din urmă Tom descoperă pe Joe Indianul într-o peșteră. Cu ajutorul lui răufăcătorul este prins de autorități, iar Tom este sărbătorit ca erou. Autorul prezintă cu simpatie, înțelegere și umor aventurile personjului său principal, povestire care îl face pe cititor să-și reamintească de zilele fericite și fără griji ale copilăriei sale. (Sursa wikipedia)

Aventurile lui Huckleberry Finn – Carte audio

VIDEO by vladghering

Aventurile lui Tom Sawyer

Eroul principal al romanului este un băiat pe nume Huckleberry Finn care trăiește în târgușorul american imaginar St. Petersburg, Missouri, situat pe râul Mississippi, și duce o viată de hoinar, până când o vaduvă îl ia să îl educe și să îl învețe carte. Dar când prinsese și el puțin gustul modului lui nou de viață, apare tatăl său care îl răpește pe o insulă a râului, vrând astfel să îl dezvețe cu forța de bunele maniere proaspăt învățate. Huck evadează de acolo, înscenând totul ca și cum ar fi fost omorât. El fuge pe o altă insulă unde se întâlnește cu un negru fugar pe nume Jim. Cei doi se duc pe o plută în statele libere, dar în drumul lor ei întâlnesc doi hoți care îl vând pe Jim ca sclav unui fermier, unchiul personajului de roman Tom Sawyer. Huck fuge și, împreună cu Tom, îl eliberează pe Jim în stil eroic, fugind cu toții in Teritoriul Indian. Sursa pentru info si poze – wikipedia.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Movie (Hulu)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Animated English (Hulu)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
FULL Audio Book – by Mark Twain (5 hrs)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry „Huck” Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published.

PAGINA: David Wilkerson in Limba Romana

Dan Bercian despre David Wilkerson:

David Wilkerson a folosit tot ceea ce a avut şi tot ceea ce a primit de la Dumnezeu ca să salveze oameni, sufletele lor. David Wilkerson a fost un adevărat slujitor al lui Dumnezeu. Istoria lui începe undeva în anul 1958, luna februarie, când hotărăşte să părăsească cele două biserici pe care le păstorea în statul Pennsylvania şi să vină la New York. Nu a fost atras de o biserică mai mare şi de mai mulţi enoriaşi, aşa cum se întâmplă azi cu mulţi aşa zis slujitori, ci de faptul că a văzut într-o revistă pozele unor tineri din New York, acuzaţi de crimă. A venit cu dorinţa de a-i ajuta pe tinerii din New York, prinşi în dependenţa de droguri, imoralitate şi violenţă. A coborât în cele mai joase locuri ale oraşului, la propriu şi la figurat şi şi-a riscat viaţa căutând să-i salveze pe aceşti tineri. Istoria începutului slujirii lui a fost aşezată pe paginile unei cărţi, tradusă şi în limba română. Cartea se numeşte “Crucea şi pumnalul” şi s-a tipărit în circa 50 de miloane de exemplare.

David Wilkerson a înfiinţat apoi Youth Crusades, o organizaţie care şi-a propus să lucreze printre tinerii cu probleme, implicaţi în droguri, violenţă, imoralitate. Cu fiecare an care trecea implicarea a fost tot mai mare şi numărul de tineri atinşi cu Evanghelia a crescut nu doar în SUA ci în lumea întreagă. A dat hrană spirituală hrănind pe mulţi cu Evanghelia lui Hristos şi a dat pâine multor fămânzi şi lipsiţi. Cred că versetul 36 din Faptele Apostolilor capitolul 13, verset pe care fiul său Gary i-l dedică, i se potriveşte foarte bine lui David Wilkerson: “Şi David, după ce a slujit celor din vremea lui, după planul lui Dumnezeu, a murit, a fost îngropat lângă părinţii săi, şi a văzut putrezirea.”

În 1987 înfiinţează în oraşul New York biserica Times Square Church. Acesta a fost locul în care multe suflete au găsit alinare şi vindecare pentru sufletele lor. Într-o Americă în care creştinismul se rostogolea vertiginos pe panta decăderii şi a închinării false David Wilkerson şi-a ridicat glasul cu putere împotriva falsului şi a compromisului şi a făcut din biserica Times Square Church un loc în care sufletele însetate după adevăr să-l poată găsi.

Dacă o vreme David Wilkerson a văzut un pericol imens în ceea ce se întîmpla pe străzi, în ultimul timp a văzut pericolul de acum prezent în biserică. Şi s-a ridicat cu vehemenţă împotriva falsului şi păcatului chemând credincioşii la luptă şi veghere.

David Wilkerson a fost un om care a plâns tot timpul. A plâns pentru cei pierduţi de pe străzi şi pentru cei pierduţi din biserici. Iată ce spunea în urmă cu puţin timp:

“Mă uit la întreaga scenă religioasă de astăzi şi tot ceea ce văd sunt invenţii şi lucrări ale omului şi ale cărnii. Este mai degrabă neputincioasă. Nu are nici un impact asupra lumii. Şi văd cum lumea intră tot mai mult în Biserică şi îşi pune amprenta asupra ei în loc ca Biserica să influenţeze lumea. Văd cum muzica intră în casa lui Dumnezeu. Văd cum divertismentul intră în casa lui Dumnezeu. Obsesia de divertisment în casa lui Dumnezeu, o ură faţă de corecţie şi o ură faţă de mustrare. Nimeni nu mai vrea să asculte astăzi!


Ce s-a întâmplat cu agonia din casa lui Dumnezeu? Ce s-a întâmplat cu acel chin sufletesc ce trebuie să însoţească lucrările religioase? Acestea sunt cuvinte pe care nu le mai auzim azi în aceste zile ale răsfăţului…”

Într-o seară a anului 1986 a ieşit să se plimbe cu soţia lui prin New York. Era la distanţă de mulţi ani de când a umblat prin canalele şi locurile rău famate ale oraşului, din dragoste pentru păcătoşi. Dar ce a văzut acum chiar pe străzile centrale ale oraşului i-a adus o durere adâncă în suflet şi a început să plângă.

Pe 27 Aprilie 2011 Tatăl l-a chemat acasă. Poate că acesta este lucrul cel mai greu de înţeles pentru noi. Într-o lume în care greu mai găseşti oameni cu adevărat dedicaţi pentru Dumnezeu, în care greu mai găseşti oameni care să nu vrea totul pentru ei ci să vrea totul pentru ceilalţi, într-o lume în care greu mai găseşti oameni gata să lupte împotriva falsului şi minciunii şi care sunt şi cu ochii plini de lacrimi văzând cum casa Domnului este transformată în bâlci, nu este greu să se nască întrebarea: de ce? De ce Dumnezeu îşi cheamă acasă slujitorii şi nu îi mai lasă să lupte pe frontul tot mai greu şi mai întins?… Nu vom şti decât în cer.

A fost înmormântat pe 2 Mai 2011 pe când lumea nu mai avea ochi decât pentru Bin Laden (Ed. note- toate stirile vuiau cu veste ca americanii l-au omorat pe Bin Laden). Am văzut atunci ceva ce mi-a spus multe despre noi oamenii. Am văzut americani ieşiţi pe străzi chiuind de bucurie pentru moartea lui Bin Laden. America a fost cuprinsă de frenezie pentru-că duşmanul numărul 1 al ei a fost răpus! De acum va fi mai bine! Vor putea trăi din nou sau cel puţin s-a aprins speranţa.

Mi-am dat seama că americanii nu îşi cunosc cu adevărat duşmanul. Şi nu doar americanii. Nici noi. Duşmanul numărul 1 al lor şi al nostru nu a fost Bin Laden şi nici terorismul, acel fel de terorism despre care se vorbeşte azi. Duşmanul numărul 1 este diavolul care îi îndeamnă pe oameni spre păcat. El este cel mai mare terorist care a existat vreodată, unul care nenoroceşte sufletele oamenilor. Bin Laden nu a fost decât unul dintre locotenenţii lui. Dar mai are încă mulţi alţii. Şi nu doar în Afganistan sau Pakistan ci chiar în adunări ale creştinilor.
Dacă americanii ar avea lumină şi ar şti să preţuiască lucrurile cu adevărat valoroase nu s-ar fi bucurat ci ar fi plâns. Ar fi plâns pentru că Dumnezeu a luat din mijlocul lor pe unul care i-ar fi putut conduce spre lumină, adică spre Hristos, i-ar fi ajutat să iasă din recesiunea spirituală în care se afundă tot mai mult. Şi atenţia le-ar fi fost îndreptată nu spre Bin Laden ci spre David Wikerson. Aşa cum spuneam ca şi Bin Laden mai sunt mulţi, veţi vedea aceasta în vremea care vine, dar ca David Wilkerson foarte puţini, îngrijorător de puţini. Şi veţi vedea aceasta tot în vremea care vine. Dacă vor mai fi ochi care să vadă.

David Wilkerson a plecat Acasă, la odihnă. Şi noi suntem mai săraci prin plecarea lui. Dar exemplul lui rămâne şi poate şi trebuie să fie urmat.

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ARTICOLE si Mesaje David Wilkerson

(in L. Romana)

David Wilkerson cu Nelu Filip rodiagnusdei

David Wilkerson In Romania

la Biserica Elim Timisoara 1999

Doua fisiere video pretioase, incarcate recent, de la vizita fratelui David Wilkerson in Timisoara pe data de 14- 16 mai 1999. Mesajul a fost tradus de Pastorul Nelu Filip.

David Wilkerson a plecat la Domnul in 27 Aprilie 2011. Charisma magazine, o revista crestina a raportat trecerea lui David Wilkerson astfel:

wilkerson_davidDavid Wilkerson, founder of World Challenge Ministries, was killed April 27 in a car accident in east Texas. Wilkerson was well-known for his best-selling book,The Cross and the Switchblade, in which he told how he pioneered a minstry to gang members and drug addicts in New York City in 1958. Soon after, he founded Teen Challenge, today a worldwide ministry reaching people with life-controlling habits. Wilkerson, who was 79, was buried during a private ceremony in Tyler, Texas, on May 2. For an online tribute to Wilkerson that includes photos, videos and memories of his 50-plus years of ministry, visit wilkerson.charismamag.com.

Scrie Vasilica Croitor intr-un articol: Vestea morții lui David Wilkerson a făcut înconjurul lumii cu o viteză uimitoare. În câteva ore de la publicarea știrii pe situl Charisma, serverele au căzut din pricina unui trafic record în istoria sitului. Ceva m-a mișcat în mod special în relatarea inițială pe care a făcut-o Steve Strang. Iată cum explica editorul atenția acordată de lumea întreagă:

Aceasta s-a întâmplat fiindcă David Wilkerson […] a fost un model de integritate și și-a încheiat lucrarea bine, într-o vreme în care unii teleevangheliști sunt surprinși de fotografi în țări străine cu alte femei, alții sunt dați în vileag pentru activități homosexuale secrete, în timp ce critică public obiectivele homosexualilor. Wilkerson a fost o întruchipare a virtuții, iar influența sa a fost imensă.

VIDEO by Criste Adrian

In Timisoara 14 Mai 1999

In Timisoara 15 Mai 1999

In Timisoara 16 Mai 1999

Crucea si Pumnalul

Asculta citirea cartii aici in Limba Romana, fisiere audio la Resurse Crestine

http://audio.resursecrestine.ro/carti/index-autori/david-wilkerson

Cartea in Limba Romana,

de David Wilkerson

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CRUCEA SI PUMNALUL

(Engleza)

David Wilkerson - Crucea si pumnalulVIDEO by Vision Video

Doua bande rivale din ghetourile new-yorkeze au ca scop al existentei lor violenta asupra celorlalti. Filmul prezinta povestea adevarata a drumului strabatut de Nicky, de la delicventa la eliberare.

Tradus in 25 de limbi, Crucea si pumnalul cu Pat Boone si Eric Estrada, este unul din acele filme rare care si-au aratat puterea unica de a exprima sperantele si temerile cele mai adanci ale tinerilor din intreaga lume.

Emisiuni audio cu Daniel Briciu de la Radio Unison:

In Numele Adevarului

via Resurse Crestine

The Archeological History of the city of Jerusalem (Film)

Photo credit www.openbible.info

This episode looks into the history of the city of Jerusalem. (Biblical Mysteries EP10)

Jerusalem (/dʒəˈruːsələm/; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushaláyim About this sound ; Arabic: القُدس‎ al-Quds About this sound ) [i] is the capital of Israel,[neutrality is disputed] though not internationally recognized as such,[ii] and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea. It is Israel’s largest city in both population and area, if East Jerusalem is included, with a population of 801,000 residents over an area of 125.1 km2 (48.3 sq mi).[iii] Jerusalem is also a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond its boundaries.

Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Jewish tradition since, according to the Hebrew Bible, King David of Israel first established it as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel in c. 1000 BCE, and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city. In Christian tradition, Jerusalem has been a holy city since, according to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified there, possibly in c. 33 CE, and 300 years later Saint Helena identified the pilgrimage sites of Jesus’ life. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina, whereas Shiite (Shia) Muslims consider Najaf in Iraq the third holiest city followed by Karbala. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (Salah), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran. As a result, despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi), the Old City is home to many sites of tremendous religious importance, among them the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, West Jerusalem was among the areas captured and later annexed by Israel while East Jerusalem, including the Old City, was captured and later annexed by Jordan. Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequently annexed it. Currently, Israel’s Basic Law refers to Jerusalem as the country’s „undivided capital”. The international community has rejected the latter annexation as illegal and treats East Jerusalem as Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the city hosts no foreign embassies.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 208,000 Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, which is sought by the Palestinian Authority as the capital of a future[citation needed] Palestinian state.

All branches of the Israeli government are located in Jerusalem, including the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), the residences of the Prime Minister and President, and the Supreme Court. Jerusalem is home to the Hebrew University and to the Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book. The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo has ranked consistently as Israel’s top tourist attraction for Israelis.

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JERUSALEM, the movie, finally coming to an Imax theatre near some of you September – November 2013 + London Jan. 2014

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About the Movie: Through the unrivaled beauty and visceral nature of the IMAX® experience, JERUSALEM seeks to increase public understanding and appreciation for Jerusalem’s historical, spiritual, cultural and artistic uniqueness, as well as highlighting some of the intersections between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Mary Slessor – Missionary to 1800’s Nigeria

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Mary Slessor, inspired by the life of Dr. David Livingstone set out for West Africa at the age of 28. Undaunted  by two illnesses, one of them being malaria, which forced her to return to Scotland for a short period, by the witchcraft, and the one case of ritual slaughter practiced by the natives, she learned the native language, lived with and like the natives and moved further and further into unbroken territory- Efik and Okoyong of Calabar, in present day Nigeria. Along the way she established missions and adopted every baby she found due to the ritual killing of twins that is still practiced in some Nigerian villages today. (See here- 40 Abuja Towns Kill Twins! (stharry.wordpress.com) ) Besides being an evangelist, Mary Slessor also concentrated on settling disputes, encouraging trade, establishing social changes and introducing Western education. In 1892 she was made vice-consul in Okoyong, presiding over the native court and in 1905 was named vice-president of Ikot Obong native court. Slessor suffered failing health in her later years but remained in Africa where she died in 1915.

If you think all Victorian women were ladies in lavender crinolines swooning at the sight of a mouse, think again. There were a surprising number who went off into the unknown alone, and the bravest was a Scottish missionary called Mary Slessor. She became a legend in Scotland and in Nigeria, where she is still celebrated today. When she first went to Africa in 1876 the Scottish church had bee established on the Nigerian coast for many years but the interior was largely unexplored. This fascinating two-part documentary explores her life and works, from her early childhood in Aberdeen to the work she carried out improving trading and the living standards of women in Nigeria.

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Mary Slessor was born on December 2, 1848 in Gilcomston, close to Aberdeen, Scotland. She was the second of seven children of Robert and Mary Slessor. Her father, originally from Buchan, was a shoemaker by trade. In 1859 the family moved to Dundee in search of work. Robert Slessor was an alcoholic, and unable to keep up shoemaking, took a job as a labourer in a mill. Her mother, a skilled weaver, also went to work in the mills. At the age of eleven, Mary began work as a „half timer” in the Baxter Brothers’ Mill. She spent half of her day at a school provided by the mill owners, and the other half working for the company. The Slessors lived in the slums of Dundee. Before long, Mary’s father died of pneumonia, and both her brothers died, leaving behind only Mary, her mother, and two sisters. By age fourteen, Mary had become a skilled jute worker, working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with just an hour for breakfast and lunch.

Mary’s mother was a devout Presbyterians who read each issue of the Missionary Record, a monthly magazine published by The United Presbyterian Church (later United Free Church of Scotland) to inform members of missionary activities and needs. Mary developed an interest in religion and, when a mission was instituted in Quarry Pend (close by the Wishart Church), Mary volunteered to become a teacher. Mary was 27 when she heard news that David Livingstone, the famous missionary and explorer, had died. She wanted to follow in his footsteps.

Missionary

Eventually, Mary applied to the Foreign Mission Board of the United Presbyterian Church. After a of training in Edinburgh, Mary set sail in the S.S. Ethiopia on 5 August 1876, and arrived at her destination in West Africa just over a month later. She was 28 years of age, red haired with bright blue eyes. Mary was sent to the Calabar region, warned that witchcraft and superstition were prevalent. The ritual sacrifice of children, and twins in particular, was customary among the people she would be ministering to, but Mary was undaunted. She worked first in the missions in Old Town and Creek Town. She lived in the missionary compound for 3 years. She wanted to go deeper into Calabar, malaria forced her to go home to Scotland and recover. Mary left Calabar for Dundee in 1879. She was in Scotland for 16 months before heading back to Africa.

On her return, she did not go back to the compound, but 3 miles further into Calabar, to Old Town. As she had to leave a large portion of her salary at home for the support of her mother and sisters, she had to economise and took to subsisting on the native food.

Issues that Mary confronted as a young missionary included widespread human sacrifice at the death of a village elder, who, it was believed, required servants and retainers to accompany him in the next world, and the lack of education or any status for women. The birth of twins was considered an evil curse. The belief was that the father of one of the infants was an evil spirit, and that the mother had been guilty of a great sin; and as they were allowed to live. Twin babies were often abandoned in the bush. In such circumstances as soon as twins missioners sought to obtain possession of them, and gave them the security and care of the Mission House. Some of the Mission compounds were alive with babies.Mary adopted every child that she found abandoned. She once saved a pair of twins, a boy and a girl, but the boy did not survive. Mary was devastated, but took the girl as her daughter and called her Janie.

After only three more years, she went back to Scotland on yet another furlough because she was extremely sick. But she wasn’t alone this time, she had Janie with her. She was home for over 3 years looking after her mother and sister, who had also fallen ill. While she was home, Mary spoke at churches all over and shared stories from Africa.

According to Livingstone, when two deputies went out to inspect the Mission in 1881-82, they were much impressed. They stated, “…[S]he enjoys the unreserved friendship and confidence of the people, and has much influence over them.” This they attributed partly to the singular ease with which she spoke the language.

Mary again returned to Africa, with more determination then ever. She saved hundreds of twins out of the fierce jungle, where they had been left either to starve to death or get eaten by wild animals. She prevented dozens, possibly even hundreds of wars, helped heal the sick and stopped the practice of determining guilt by making the suspects drink poison. She went to other tribes, spreading the word of Jesus Christ wherever and whenever she could. While in Africa, she received news that her mother and sister had died. She was overcome with loneliness. She wrote,”There is no one to write and tell my stories and nonsense to.” She had also found a sense of writing, ”Heaven is now nearer to me than Britain,and no one will worry about me if I go up country.”

In August 1888, she went traveled north to Okoyong, an area where missionaries were previously killed, but Mary was sure that her teachings, and the fact that she was a woman, would be less threatening to unreached tribes than male missionaries had been. For 15 years, she stayed with the Okoyong. She was a peacemaker and a nurse. She died when she was 66.

Among the Efik

Unlike other missionaries, Mary lived as part of the tribe, learned to speak Efik, the native language, and made close personal friendships wherever she went. She adopted abandoned twins and worked tirelessly to protect children and raise the status of women. Mary was known for her pragmatism and humour; this earned her the respect and trust of the people she wanted to serve.

Mary Slessor went to live among the Efik and the Okoyong which lived near the Efiks who live in Calabar, in present day Nigeria. There she successfully fought against the killing of twins at infancy. Mary Slessor was a driving force behind the establishment of the Hope Waddell Training Institute in Calabar, which provided practical vocational training to Africans.

Death

In 1888 she went alone to work among the Okoyong. For the rest of her life Slessor lived a simple life in a traditional house with Africans, concentrating on pioneering. Her insistence on lone stations often led her into conflict with the authorities and gained her a reputation as somewhat eccentric, but she was heralded in Britain as the ‘white queen of Okoyong’. She was not primarily an evangelist but concentrated on settling disputes, encouraging trade, establishing social changes and introducing Western education. Slessor frequently campaigned against injustices against women, took in outcasts and adopted unwanted children. In 1892 she was made vice-consul in Okoyong, presiding over the native court and in 1905 was named vice-president of Ikot Obong native court. In 1913 she was awarded the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Slessor suffered failing health in her later years but remained in Africa where she died in 1915.

Mary Slessor died in 1915 at her remote station near Use Ikot Oku. Her body was transported down the Cross River to Duke Town for the colonial equivalent of a state funeral. Attendees at her funeral included the Provincial Commissioner along with other senior British Officials in full uniform. Her Coffin was wrapped in the Union Jack. Flags at government buildings were flown at half mast and the Governor General of Nigeria, Sir Fredrick Lugard telegraphed his ‘deepest regret’ from Lagos and published a warm tribute in the Government Gazette. WIKIPEDIA link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Slessor

Beautiful Romania – The Carpathian Mountains and provincial life(film) Muntii Carpati si viata la sate

A beautiful film/documentary with footage from the air of the Carpathian mountains which cover over 47% of the Romanian territory.

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The life of Greg Laurie – Lost Boy – Full documentary

Greg Laurie has written a book on his life story and has recently posted part 1 of the film ‘Lost boy’ which is based on the book.

Published on Sep 21, 2012 by  Documenting the family history leading up to his birth, as well as his early childhood and teenage life, this week’s episode gives a glimpse into Pastor Greg’s troubled early years. Through it all, one message stands out above all others: God is in the business of finding those who are lost.

Greg Laurie webcasts page – http://www.harvest.org/media/

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The Hiding Place -The story of Corrie Ten Boom

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For her efforts to hide Jews from arrest and deportation during the German occupation of the Netherlands, Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) received recognition from the Yad Vashem Remembrance Authority as one of the „Righteous Among the Nations” on December 12, 1967. In resisting Nazi persecution, ten Boom acted in concert with her religious beliefs, her family experience, and the Dutch resistance. Her defiance led to imprisonment, internment in a concentration camp, and loss of family members who died from maltreatment while in German custody.

Cover of "The Hiding Place"

Cover of The Hiding Place

The ten Boom family were members of the Dutch Reformed Church, which protested Nazi persecution of Jews as an injustice to fellow human beings and an affront to divine authority. In her autobiography, ten Boom repeatedly cited religious motivations for hiding Jews, particularly her family’s strong belief in a basic tenet of their religion: the equality of all human beings before God. Their religious activities had also brought the family a history of personal connections to the Jewish community. Corrie’s grandfather had supported efforts to improve Christian-Jewish relations in the nineteenth century. Her brother Willem, a Dutch Reformed minister assigned to convert Jews, studied antisemitism and ran a nursing home for elderly of all faiths. In the late 1930s that nursing home became a refuge for Jews fleeing from Germany.

After World War II began, members of the ten Boom family became involved in resistance efforts. Two nephews worked in resistance cells. Various family members sheltered young men sought by the Nazis for forced labor and assisted Jews in contacting persons willing to hide them. Corrie became directly involved in these efforts when, along with her father and sister Betsie, she decided to hide Jews in the family home in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Using her job as a watchmaker in her father’s shop as a cover, Corrie built contacts with resistance workers, who assisted her in procuring ration books and building a hiding place in the family home.

Six people, among them both Jews and resistance workers, hid in this hiding place when the Gestapo (German secret state police) raided the house on February 28, 1944. Those in hiding remained undiscovered. Several days after the raid resistance workers transferred them to other locations. In the meantime, however, the Gestapo had arrested Corrie ten Boom, her father, her brother and two sisters, and other family members. In addition, the Gestapo arrested several resistance workers who had unwittingly entered the house during the raid, as well as many family acquaintances who had been attending a prayer meeting in the living room. Altogether, the Gestapo arrested some 30 people in the ten Boom family home that day.

After holding them briefly in the penitentiary in Scheveningen, a seaside town close to The Hague, the Gestapo released all but three of the ten Boom family members. Corrie ten Boom, her older sister Betsie, and her father Casper remained in prison. Casper ten Boom became sick in prison and died in a hospital corridor only ten days after the arrest. The sisters remained in the Scheveningen prison until June 1944, when officials transferred them to an internment camp at Vught, in the Netherlands. In September 1944, the Nazis deported Corrie and Betsie ten Boom to the Ravensbrueck concentration camp in Germany. In Ravensbrueck, the sisters managed to stay together until Betsie died that December.

The camp administration released Corrie ten Boom in late December 1944. Along with other released prisoners, she traveled by train to Berlin, where she arrived on January 1, 1945. From Berlin, ten Boom journeyed across Germany by train until she reached the Netherlands, where she reunited with surviving members of her family.

After the war, ten Boom advocated reconciliation as a means for overcoming the psychological scars left by the Nazi occupation. She later traveled the world as an evangelist, motivational speaker, and social critic, referring to her experiences in Ravensbrueck as she offered solace to prisoners and protested the Vietnam War.
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