Invisible Children, A Criminal Named Kony, and The Machine Gun Preacher

There’s been a lot of talk about this on the internet, especially on Facebook, but in case you missed it, here’s the movie that went viral about Kony2012. It’s pretty self-explanatory, if you want to watch it.

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

A lot of questions have been raised about the legitimacy of the claims in this video and the financial dealings. The Invisible Children have answered the questions here:

Invisible Children Answer Critics

Here’s a page that shows crimes being committed in the areas where the LRA is active in real time:

http://lracrisistracker.com

And here is the video response of the Machine Gun Preacher, who has been working in Uganda for 13 years rescuing kidnapped children from the LRA, to the viral video about Kony2012. He tells what the real problem is and says that South Sudan is where we really need to be focusing. The eyes of the world need to be on the president of northern Sudan. He funds Kony and others and is trying to wipe out the people of South Sudan. The way I understand it is the Muslim government of the north is trying to wipe out the Christian population of the south.

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign and Praise Report

The fall 40 Days for Life begins one week from today,
and it’s going to shatter all records!

From next Wednesday, September 28, through November 6,
40-day campaigns of prayer and fasting, constant vigil
and community outreach will be held in …

… 301 cities …

… all across the United States (48 states plus the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) plus Canada,
England, Spain, Australia, Argentina and Germany.

Four dozen of these locations are launching their
FIRST-EVER 40 Days for Life campaigns.

Amazing!

And, as we all prepare to pray and fast, stand vigil
and conduct grassroots outreach together, there is
BREAKING NEWS that shows — with God’s abundant grace
and blessings — what could happen in YOUR community.

Since the last 40 Days for Life campaign ended, two
more abortion centers where 40 Days for Life vigils
have been conducted have shut their doors and CLOSED!

In PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, volunteers arriving to pray at
the abortion center found a sheriff’s notice on the
front door of the facility. Legal proceedings had
begun against the abortion business, and a judge
ordered the center CLOSED.

In FOREST GROVE, OREGON, the local 40 Days for Life
team confirmed that the owner of the abortion center
had CLOSED this facility — and one of his other
locations as well. Volunteers told me the signs are
down, the building is empty — and a phone call
confirmed the permanent closure.

This makes SIXTEEN abortion centers where 40 Days
for Life vigils have occurred that have SHUT DOWN.

To God be the glory!

If you’ve not taken part in 40 Days for Life before,
I hope this shows you what can happen when you put
your trust in God and step forward in faith.

Find the 40 Days for Life campaign nearest you — and
learn how you can help make a lifesaving difference in
your own community — by going to:

http://40daysforlife.com/location.cfm

Look for your nearest location, click on that city name,
and then sign up to help however you can.

By Shawn Carney
40 Days for Life

Thousands Rally in Support of Israel on the Eve of UN Vote

Local Churches and Synagogues Demonstrate Support for Israel

Contact: Sarah Kass, Press Officer, 832-301-3504

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — On the weekend of September 23rd -25th people all over Texas and the southwest region will participate in an event called One With Israel. This event is a personal call to action for solidarity and prayer for lasting peace and stability in Israel. Around 200 churches and synagogues throughout Texas and the southwest have made their commitment to join One With Israel to prove that Israel has great friends during these difficult times.

Event Details

Who: Local communities

What: Show of support for the State of Israel on the eve of a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State

Where: Churches and Synagogues in the Southwest

When: September 23-25, 2011

Throughout history, Israel has been in a constant struggle for its right to exist. As the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel has become the lone refuge for those who wish to live in peace. Despite multiple attacks, Israel has held fast with the support of its friends and allies who are a true blessing.

In September Israel will face another major challenge to Israel’s legitimacy as the Palestinian Authority will seek a unilateral declaration in the United Nations where unfortunately they find an almost automatic majority of support. These actions are designed to impose upon Israel a Palestinian plan that will essentially strive to bring Israel back to the 1967 borders and to further isolate Israel within the international community by delegitimizing our nation. Therefore, we seek Greater help in this difficult time.

As the Palestinians and the Arab world, most of who refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, initiate their plan in September, rabbi’s, pastors, and ministers we will hold a simultaneous event in the synagogues and churches of the southwest United States. We ask you to join in this effort to demonstrate the support of the Jewish and Christian community for Israel. This event is titled: “One with Israel.”

The Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Meir Shlomo states, “True and lasting peace can only be achieved by direct negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel. Anything short of a mutual agreement on key issues, such as the designation of borders, is counterproductive to a lasting peace. Morality, fairness, and common sense dictate that direct dialogue between the parties is key and to halt the UN vote for unilateral statehood. The State of Israel has confirmed its unrelenting commitment to peace and has been willing to go back to the negotiation table. Regrettably, these cries have fallen on deaf ears.”

The Consulate of Israel to the Southwest calls for everyone who supports democracy, peace, and freedom to demonstrate support for Israel in the “One With Israel” solidarity event that weekend. For further resources email us at onewithisraelsw@gmail.com.

Source: Christian News Wire

PRAY FOR ISRAEL