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Persecution in Indonesia

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 8 December 2017, 14:37


Beautiful Indonesia, but not so if you are a Christian

The republic of Indonesia, located in South East Asia, is the world's largest island country, with over 17 thousand islands making up its land mass. It is the fourth most populated country on Earth, with a population estimated at some 261 million people. The island of Java contains half of the population. The islands have numerous natural resources ... read more

 Posted: 8 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Our Angry World

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 22 September 2017, 13:09


Our world is angry...

The Power of prayer is needed more than ever with so many crisis around the world. Today we report on the catastrophic mudslides in Sierra Leone and the effects of hurricane Irma on the islands of the NE Caribbean, especially Aruba. Thousands of people have been affected by mudslides in Freetown, the Capital of Sierra Leone. Over 500 people have be ... read more

 Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Christians in Myanmar

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 14 September 2017, 19:49


Pray for all people...

Mary Sumner founded the Mothers’ Union in 1876 in the Old Rectory, Winchester. She lived long enough to see the Union become a worldwide organisation. I am certain she is looking down and seeing that her vision for the Mothers’ Union, and its values, are needed more in the world than ever, nowhere more than . . . Myanmar (formerly Burma ... read more

 Posted: 14 Sep 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Famine in Yemen

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 22:21


Hunger in Yemen

The famine in Yemen is now threatening over 17 million people; a great proportion suffering from malnutrition. The famine is being compounded by a massive outbreak of Cholera. Background: The famine is the direct result of Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen. Yemen was already the most impoverished nation in and the Middle East. The Republic o ... read more

 Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Any Questions?

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 22 June 2017, 13:51


Any questionns?

At a recent communion service, we heard the reading taken from Matthew’s Gospel Ch22 starting at v: 34: in which we are told of the Pharisees and the Sadducees asking Jesus questions in order to plot against him. They asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment of all and after Jesus had replied that it was to love the Lord your God with al ... read more

 Posted: 22 Jun 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 18 June 2017, 22:21


Pray for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Lucy Bubb has been in contact with our Wave of Prayer links asking if they have any particular needs that they would like us to pray about during our special time in the Wave of Prayer diary (18 - 20 June). I've heard back from Sandra, who is our contact for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. and they said that there are some problems and some challen ... read more

 Posted: 18 Jun 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Broken

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:15


Out of evil cometh good.

Broken? Yes, but…‘Out of Evil cometh Good’ Nuts – Bolts – Nails – Planned, premeditated and deliberately executed - a barbaric crime against the innocent. Everything stopped with shock on the night of Monday 22nd of May 2017 to identify with the grieving and injured people of Manchester after 22year old Salman ... read more

 Posted: 25 May 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Salvador’s Street Children. 

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 08:47


Street Children

I have a great concern for babies and children and it never fails to make my heart ache when I hear about children being used and abused, left and neglected therefore, I just couldn’t ignore an article that came to my attention the other day. The article told of a man called David Baker who read a book published in 1937 about the orphaned chi ... read more

 Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Your help is needed

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:11


Help us to smile and play again

With around 4 million people in the world on the verge of starvation one is tempted to question the whereabouts of God in all this! And for those people out there who don’t believe there is a God, they may just wonder what the heck is going on! There are of course, many who don’t believe that there is a God, but there can’t be an ... read more

 Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Your Support is Vital

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 11 March 2017, 20:03


Help!

On 22nd February I posted an article called ‘Hunger in South Sudan’ I have now been alerted by Lucy Bubb that the Mothers' Union has been supporting the regional crisis since December 2013 a disaster that has been made ever more acute owning to the civil war that rages there. It is estimated that somewhere around 1.5 million people hav ... read more

 Posted: 11 Mar 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Hunger in South Sudan 

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 09:52


Sudanese Flag

It was with great sadness I saw on the television just the other night the devastating news that yet another country had officially declared that they have a famine and a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. The Sudanese President Salva Kiir spoke to his besieged country just a few hours after his elected government had declared a famine in some pa ... read more

 Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Our Caribbean Cruise

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 18 February 2017, 18:15


Barbados MU Banner

Doris Baker who is a Diocesan Member and her husband Peter went on a very enviable Caribbean Cruise in January. They said after arriving home, what a wonderful time and experience they had enjoyed. The cruise took in all the major Caribbean islands which they said was wonderful, however, one island in particular, will be very memorable for them - i ... read more

 Posted: 18 Feb 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Wave Return

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 6 February 2017, 13:03


A wave from Toungoo Diocese

Wave of Prayer! Many of you will remember our request for photos of branches sending the "Wave" of Prayer to our link diocese (we're still more than happy to receive them) - well, we're receiving some back! Whilst no longer officially linked with any diocese in Myanmar, we are continuing informally as friendships have blossomed. We've received a ph ... read more

 Posted: 6 Feb 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Wave of Prayer Greetings

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 19:11


Greetings from overseas

EXCHANGE OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS WITH OUR WAVE OF PRAYER DIOCESES We are delighted to have established good three-way communication with two of our Wave of Prayer Dioceses: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and the Military Episcopate of Kenya. We sent an e-card with Christmas/New Year greetings to these two Dioceses: “With our l ... read more

 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A Muslim Gift

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 24 October 2016, 16:45


A Muslim Gift

A Muslim Gift for Christians - In Pakistan’s north-eastern Punjab province, some Muslim villagers have raised funds to help build a church for their poor Christian neighbours. The small population of Christians, numbering around 20 families had nowhere to worship and had to use someone’s home or find some other place for their Holy-day ... read more

 Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Urgent prayer request

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 3 October 2016, 08:09


Please pray for us...

Urgent prayer request... We have been asked to keep Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in our prayers particularly at this time as Hurricane Matthew approaches. Our contact, Sandra, has told us that the country are preparing for the hurricane with boarding schools being evacuated and guidance being given about where to stay to keep safe. There is a Men ... read more

 Posted: 3 Oct 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Making Contact!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 19:49


Mrs. Beryl Okumu-Oking - 1

Dear MU Members, in the last 6 weeks or so, we've been able to make contact with another one of our Wave of Prayer links: The Military Episcopate, Kenya. I am sure you will be delighted to 'Read all about it…' Making contact with our Wave of Prayer links - Military Episcopate, Kenya On 20th June, during our Wave of Prayer time and after m ... read more

 Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | There are 3 comments | make a comment / view comments

A real 'Wave' of Prayer

posted by: Lucy Bubb | on: Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:44


Shenfield MU with Lucy Bubb - Overseas Team

In my article in the recent copy of Roundabout, I asked branches to take pictures of themselves waving to send to our new link diocese so that they know we are thinking about them and praying for them. You will be aware that our Wave of Prayer links have changed this year but we are still continuing, albeit informally, to pray for our links with H& ... read more

 Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Christians in Iraq

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:01


Iraq

There has been a Christian community in Iraq for two thousand years, but today Christians are being forced to leave their home and country to escape the self-proclaimed Islamic state (IS). Being a Christian in IS controlled territory is likely to invite being served with a death warrant. Christians also live in fear of being kidnapped, tortured and ... read more

 Posted: 11 May 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 16:48


Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

On 24 July, 1824 the Diocese of Jamaica, which apart from Jamaica itself included the Bahamas and the then British Honduras (now Belize), was established by Letters Patent by King George the Fourth. Dr. Christopher Lipscombe, who was appointed the Bishop, was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace Chapel on 25 July 1824 and a ... read more

 Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Christianity in North Korea

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 25 February 2016, 11:45


Often the chidren are not told!

Just recently, I read that the most dangerous place to be a Christian is in North Korea. Christians face arrest, torture, imprisonment and death because they dare to believe that there is a higher authority than the nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Many follow their faith in secret, parents often don’t tell their children about their faith ... read more

 Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Owo & Doko in Nigeria

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 28 January 2016, 14:24


The Right Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther - the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria .Photo Credit: CMS

Owo which is in Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria, at the southern edge of the Yoruba is a major collecting point for cocoa, it also serves as a market centre for yams, cassava, corn [maize], rice, palm oil and kernels, pumpkins and okra. Cotton and teak are cultivated in the surrounding area, which was originally covered with dense tropical rain fo ... read more

 Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Muslims protect Christians

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 7 January 2016, 13:00


Protected.

In late December 2015 there was news of a group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen who protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed ... read more

 Posted: 7 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

'Military Episcopate’ Kenya

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 10 December 2015, 13:09


Military Episcopate Kenya

In late November of 2009 a new military diocese for Kenya was formed. The Anglican Church of Kenya created its 31st Diocese, raising its Chaplaincy to the Armed Forces to the status of a ‘Military Episcopate’. At a service at St Paul’s Garrison Church at the Kahawa army barracks outside Nairobi, the Protestant Suffragan Bishop for ... read more

 Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Stand Together

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 08:36


Our prayers are for the people of France.

I feel sure I can speak for all of us when I say how saddened we are at the news of the devastating carnage which occurred in France last Friday. So much dreadful news virtually on our own doorstep is even more chilling for us all. Therefore, I felt it only right and fitting to contact the French branch of the Mothers’ Union to send them our ... read more

 Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

South Sudan

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 14:55


South Sudan picture from humanitarian.worldconcern.org

Just four years ago South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. It lies in the centre of Africa surrounded by six other countries. The country is oil rich, but following many years of civil war it is far less developed than most countries of the world. Only a small percentage of people have anything contemporary like a mobile phone and ther ... read more

 Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Lest They Forget.

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 7 November 2015, 19:53


The American Flag - by Rennett Stowe from flickr

Joan and I were in the USA during November 2012 and consequently missed the celebration of Remembrance Day here in the UK when we honour those who have given their lives in the service of our country. In the USA, the 11th of November is known as Veterans Day and is a federal holiday which is held to honour all who have served in their armed servic ... read more

 Posted: 7 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

After the floods…

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 5 November 2015, 14:27


Photo: flickr: IOM flood response in Myanmar

The floods that struck in July and August this year in Myanmar had a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods and food security, according to a joint Government-United Nations report released earlier this week. The report says that more than half a million hectares of rice paddy were affected and almost a quarter of a million livestock were ... read more

 Posted: 5 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Serious Flooding in Myanmar

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 9 October 2015, 18:37


The worst for years!

There has been serious flooding in Myanmar, the worst for many years. Mothers’ Union Central Office is in contact with both the Mothers' Union Provincial Office and the Anglican Church of Myanmar to help support them and the relief teams in their efforts. We are also working with the wider Anglican Communion to establish what relief is needed ... read more

 Posted: 9 Oct 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments