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Moriel Ministries Be Alert! has added this Blog as a resource for further information, links and research to help keep you above the global deception blinding the world and most of the church in these last days. Jesus our Messiah is indeed coming soon and this should only be cause for joy unless you have not surrendered to Him. Today is the day for salvation! For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice, - Psalms 95:7

Monday, February 26, 2007

'Angels singing on tape' sparks heavenly debate

Showtime for the sheep Some readers claim similar experiences, while others cast doubt on phenomenon WORLDNETDAILY - By Joe Kovacs - February 19, 2007 -- A report by WND about claims of angelic songs caught on tape has sparked a flurry of interest in the subject of angels, with some readers reporting similar experiences, and others casting doubt on the phenomenon, even pointing to a 1970s gospel song that could be the source of one of the mysterious recordings. The report focused on Jim Bramlett, a Christian author from Lake Mary, Fla., who posted an online collection of recordings he believes captures voices and music of God's angels in heaven. "I have four specific recordings of angels singing in church settings," Bramlett told WND. "It happened supernaturally. There's no other explanation. It's either from God or from the devil, and I don't think the devil is in the business of worshipping Jesus." The 76-year-old retired Air Force officer collected the tapes from various sources in recent years, and put them on his ChoicesForLiving website, where readers can click on several links to listen to three recordings made in the U.S., and one from China. After reading the report, Sharon Smith, a retired oncology nurse in Fort Smith, Ark., told WND she has heard songs like the recorded ones while in bed with intense pain from tearing her ribcage muscles. "I had no pain medications nor any kind of alcoholic beverage to relieve the pain," Smith said. "Not only did I hear this 'angelic' singing, but I also 'heard' two voices state, 'We can't reach her lying in this position.' I am not psychotic, nor a drug abuser." A Charlottesville, Va., woman says she, too, experienced an "angelic choir" twice in her life. The first time was 14 years ago as she was taking care of her newborn baby. "It had what sounded like a professional full orchestra and a score that was written for a huge movie," said J.S., preferring her full name not be disclosed. "It was absolutely awesome to listen to. It was 'distant' (as if listening to music from outdoors through closed windows), but full, moving, touching, beautiful and totally awesome. I knew the longer I listened that I was not listening to a tape, but to an angelic choir worshipping the Lord." The woman noted her husband was working outside at the time, but did not hear the song. Then last year, she claims a similar phenomenon took place as she heard a Christian song from her youth, initially assuming it was playing on her car radio:
As traffic increased along the way, I reached over to turn up the volume only to find that my radio was not turned on. I opened my window to see who had the song playing on their radio/CD, and figured I must have been hearing it from another vehicle's radio and I considered myself blessed to have been riding alongside someone who also loved the Lord and was worshipping him. When I opened the window, the volume did not change, and it was clear that there were no other radios or CDs on or playing what I was hearing nearby. I closed the window, tried playing with my radio to see if I could turn it on, but could not. It was broken and rarely played unless a second person in the front seat repositioned it and fooled around with it. I continued to hear the same song sung perfectly the rest of the way to my destination, and I continued to alternate between singing along and just listening to the perfect blend of voices. I was totally blessed and refreshed by this.
One WND reader says he himself has heard angels singing in worship services, but thinks the Bramlett tapes could be nothing more than a publicity stunt. "People may say I am nuts. I really don't care, because I know how people in our congregation sing, and know when there's something more," said William Howard of Miami, Fla. "But these recordings on this website follow a pattern, of certain notes struck at a higher strength, which one some electronic keyboards can bet set to trigger sounds like string sections, organ sounds, or even as here, a patch that sounds like a chorus of people singing. You can even go so far as to have these voices annunciate 'oooh,' 'aaah' and 'da' sounds, too. And as I have spent many an evening goofing around with these effects with our keyboard player, it sounds too much the same to be posted on the Internet as angel voices." Don Jordan of Jamul, Calif., who is a fundamentalist Christian as well as software engineer and keyboard player, calls Bramlett's four recordings "extremely questionable at best." Regarding the tape from a Kansas City church, Jordan notes:
The poor quality of the tape severely garbles the upper notes but all I heard was a well-rehearsed earthly choir with a good soprano section. I was able to discern that the sopranos do not sing above the G that is one-and-one-half octaves above middle-C on the piano. According to my Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music, this is well within the range of a standard soprano part. In addition, the high notes were not held any longer than four beats at the performance's meter. There is nothing supernatural about that. Let's give whatever earthly choir sang this classic worship chorus credit where credit is due, please!
He concluded, "What we have here amounts to little more than wives tales for the modern technological age." The Kansas City recording features the voice of a "mystery" male soloist singing: Alleluia, ringing all across the land Everybody's singing at the Lord's command All the saints and the angels up in glory wait to hear the news of Jesus and his children as they're coming through. Those lyrics caught the attention of Michael Leamons of Knott, Texas, who told WND, "About 16 years ago, someone played a taped recording of a male soloist (accompanied by a chorus of alleluias) singing lyrics similar to those mentioned in your article. They claimed it was a recording of angelic singing. To me it sounded like Tennessee Ernie Ford singing 'Alleluia' with a chorus dubbed over his recording. ... I don't dispute that angels sing, and I don't have any knowledge of the other claims in your report, but I believe the one with the male soloist is a hoax." In fact, on April 15, 1974, Capitol Records released a Ford album titled,"Make a Joyful Noise," and the last song on the album was called, "Alleluia," containing the same lyrics as the ones purportedly recorded in the Kansas City church. Other readers point to the Bible to cast doubt on the veracity of the angelic choir claims. - "There are references to male and female angel voices in [the WND angels] story. Never in Scripture will you have an angel spoken of as female. Either a male or more as genderless." (Steve Ross) - "In the Bible, the angels don't sing. They speak. So maybe we should weigh these stories according to what we know is true about angels in Scripture." (Jodi Helm) In the King James Version of the Bible, there are several verses which some believe indicate angels do indeed sing in their worship of God. Regarding God's creation of the Earth, Job 38:7 states: "When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" Revelation 5:11-13 declares: And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And in the story of Jesus' birth, the Gospel of Luke records, "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:13-14) Some angels are also shown in Scripture to be sounding trumpets. "And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!" (Revelation 8:13) http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54317
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Angels singing caught on tape?

Showtime for the sheep? WORLDNETDAILY - By Joe Kovacs - February 18, 2007 -- 'It happened supernaturally. There's no other explanation' A retired Air Force officer who now spends his days authoring books on Christianity has posted an online collection of recordings he believes captures voices and music of God's angels in heaven. "I have four specific recordings of angels singing in church settings," Jim Bramlett of Lake Mary, Fla., told WND. "It happened supernaturally. There's no other explanation. It's either from God or from the devil, and I don't think the devil is in the business of worshipping Jesus. That is not in his job description." Bramlett, 76, collected the tapes from various sources in recent years, and has now put them on his ChoicesForLiving website, where readers can click on several links to listen to three recordings made in the U.S., and one from China. The Feb. 6, 1996, recording at the Greater Grace World Outreach Church in Baltimore, Md., starts off with a woman playing a piano, and gradually, accompanying voices are heard in the background. Bramlett described them as "beautiful voices of beings who were not in the service." "I have the full tape with the pastor discussing the situation with the congregation, and about 25 people gave testimony to hearing the voices. They were all in awe at what had happened." Another recording took place at the Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., and features a 10-minute, sustained sound after a call to praise by a minister. "They seem to lift the praise of the congregation to a totally new and awesome level, and it just goes on and on. The intensity and consistency are clearly supernatural and beyond the ability of the congregation," explains Bramlett, a former vice president at the Christian Broadcasting Network where he spent nine years. A woman who says she and her husband were at the Lakeland service wrote Bramlett to vouch for the authenticity of what took place: "The tape of the Florida meeting was exactly like the way it sounds. Glenn and I were there during those meetings, and if it wasn't this one then there is another tape of a meeting where [the phenomenon] happened again. The one we were in went on and on and stopped abruptly. Silence for about a minute then a male voice sang out 'Glooooory' and several women's voices from different directions echoed 'Gloooooory' in perfect harmony, and the praise and worship started up all over again." Perhaps the most stunning of all the recordings is thought to be from a church in Kansas City, where there is not only an audible chorus of "Hallelujah" – meaning "praise God" – but also the voice of a male soloist who purportedly was not present. The lyrics of the mysterious solo were transcribed as follows: Hallelujah, ringing all across the land Everybody's singing at the Lord's command All the saints and the angels up in glory wait to hear the news of Jesus and his children as they're coming through. Though he doesn't have it on tape, Wayne Warmack of Greater Works Ministries in Rogers, Ark., says he and his wife, Sandy, personally heard angelic voices during a Passover celebration last April at a lakeside retreat center near Marianna, Fla. "I began to distinctly hear wordless voices in perfect harmony with us, that were clearly not coming from me or Sandy, or the other 20 or so people present in the room. They sort of drifted in and out of my hearing while I struggled to maintain my composure and continue the song," Warmack said. "If you've ever heard that sound, it leaves you a different person than when you came in. I can't describe it. There's just no way to describe it. It is definitely heard with more than just the physical ears." But not everyone is joining the chorus of hallelujahs. Dr. Steven Novella, a neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine and president of the New England Skeptical Society, analyzed the electronic voice phenomenon, or EVP, at WND's request. "The fatal problem with this entire type of evidence is that there is no way to validate or invalidate the source of sound on a recording. Therefore it has no discriminating value," Novella said. "Personal testimony is not reliable as evidence and is not acceptable scientifically. Choosing to have faith in the persons making the angel-voice claims is no different than just having faith in angels in the first place, so the recordings don't get you anywhere." Novella discussed some of the specific claims made by Bramlett and others who suggest the source of the sound is supernatural: - "There seems to be no doubt they are angelic voices." They sound like human voices to me. This is just a bold assertion without supporting argument or evidence. - " ... about 25 people gave testimony to hearing the voices. They were all in awe at what had happened." Not uncommon for a congregation of believers sharing a common belief and being swept into an emotional fervor by an experienced preacher. Not exactly dispassionate testimony. - "I have had this tape for several years but I recently found a cleaner version of it on the Internet, preceded by an explanation. I do not know the identity of the narrator." This reminds of the "Jesus in the clouds" picture that keeps cropping up. When the same piece of evidence keeps coming up in different contexts and situations, that strongly suggests fraud. Also, the angels in this recording were playing bass guitar and horn, and at one point broke into a pretty funky beat. It's actually pretty laughable. Also, it was noted that the angel voices were not noticed until the recording was played back, so nothing was heard during the recording. This is a red flag for a recording artifact. The simplest explanation is that the recording was made over a prior recording of a choir singing with accompanying music, and they heard the two recordings superimposed when they played it back. So, bottom line, these are all worthless as evidence. They are being offered uncritically by people who already believe, are not questioning the angel claims, and who are committing some logical fallacies. "I think his explanations are nonsense," responded Bramlett. "Over the years, I have found there are negative skeptics and cynics out there on every subject. It is easy to find them. They are so predictable, and they typically reject anything supernatural. They have to, because to admit it would be tantamount to admitting to a God to whom they are accountable. They cannot permit that. It is as simple as that. Biblically speaking, you could say they are spiritually dead and they think everything must have a natural, material explanation." The concept of supernatural beings called angels has a strong basis in Scripture. In the King James Version of the Bible, the word "angel" is found 201 times in 192 verses, while "angels" occurs 94 times in 92 verses. At least two are named – Michael and Gabriel – and the New Testament describes a galactic conflict involving angels at war with each other. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels (Revelation 12:7) The Bible also records numerous instances of angels appearing to humans and even having discussions with them. The 19th chapter of Genesis indicates two angels helped rescue Lot and his family from the ancient city of Sodom; Luke 1:26 shows the angel Gabriel being dispatched by God to the town of Nazareth to inform Mary she would miraculously become pregnant with Jesus; and Hebrews 13:2 reminds people to "entertain strangers," since some strangers might actually be angels. Bramlett believes angels are still making appearances in our modern day, and he documents several purported instances on his website. "Some say that true reality is spiritual, not physical," he said. "The supernatural breaks through [into our dimension], and it's exciting when it does."

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American armada prepares to take on Iran

The prince of the kingdom of Persia LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - By Damien McElroy aboard USS Eisenhower - February 25, 2007 -- It is four and a half acres of American power in the middle of the Arabian Sea but the influence of USS Dwight D Eisenhower stretches for hundreds of miles. The aircraft carrier, backed by its sister vessel, a handful of destroyers and a shoal of support ships, has placed a maritime ring of steel around an increasingly unstable region. While the Eisenhower is ostensibly assisting US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is the looming threat of Iran that increasingly occupies its attention. Recent tensions between America and Iran over Teheran's attempts to develop a nuclear weapon have raised the prospect of its third regional war in a decade. The addition of a second aircraft carrier to its strike groups has fuelled the belief that America is gearing up for a fight with Iran. Not since the Iraq war in 2003 has America amassed so much fire power around the Gulf. As flagship of the Fifth Fleet, the Eisenhower welcomed the arrival of a second Nimitz class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS John C. Stennis, and its accompanying destroyers on Tuesday. Captain Dan Cloyd, the Eisenhower's commanding officer, compared the situation with the international tension of the Cold War.... Every hour and fifteen minutes a handful of jets scream north across the ocean. The range of missions an aircraft carrier as big as the Eisenhower - it has more than 5,000 people onboard - can carry out is virtually limitless. The Eisenhower is not only the flagship of the carrier group that protects The Gulf through which one-fifth of the world's oil is shipped. It has also helped overthrow a hard-line Islamic regime in Somalia during a stint off the Horn of Africa. Its fighter jets now offer close support to Nato and US forces in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Commander Matt Pothier returned yesterday from Afghanistan having delivered air support to British soldiers. He said: "Right now I have more opportunities than I've ever had to use weapons where we know there aren't any friendly people. In combat that's very rewarding." In the carrier's Combat Direction Centre, Warrant Officer Michael Myers can spot anything untoward in a 256 mile radius from his radar screen. He can identify objects as small as wooden boats on the open sea and small aircraft in a swathe of countries from the Arabian peninsula to the northern shore of the Sea of Arabia. Should Lieutenant Commander Craig Stapleton, the tactical operations officer, give the order, WO Myers can put up Hawkeye, an EP2 surveillance plane with massive radar capable of establishing American air traffic control across half a continent. "Those planes alone extend our radar horizon to a huge circle of the sky. I could see for 1,000 miles if I wanted to." ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=TL5IPNJPJFNIVQFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/02/24/wiran24.xml FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of religious, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Israel seeks all clear for Iran air strike

The prince of the kingdom of Persia LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH - By Con Coughlin in Tel Aviv - February 26, 2007 -- Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, The Daily Telegraph can reveal. To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon. A senior Israeli defence official said negotiations were now underway between the two countries for the US-led coalition in Iraq to provide an "air corridor" in the event of the Israeli government deciding on unilateral military action to prevent Teheran developing nuclear weapons. "We are planning for every eventuality, and sorting out issues such as these are crucially important," said the official, who asked not to be named. "The only way to do this is to fly through US-controlled air space. If we don't sort these issues out now we could have a situation where American and Israeli war planes start shooting at each other."... The pace of military planning in Israel has accelerated markedly since the start of this year after Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, provided a stark intelligence assessment that Iran, given the current rate of progress being made on its uranium enrichment programme, could have enough fissile material for a nuclear warhead by 2009. Last week Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, announced that he had persuaded Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad for the past six years and one of Israel's leading experts on Iran's nuclear programme, to defer his retirement until at least the end of next year. Mr Olmert has also given overall control of the military aspects of the Iran issue to Eliezer Shkedi, the head of the Israeli Air Force and a former F-16 fighter pilot. The international community will increase the pressure on Iran when senior officials from the five permanent of the United Nations Security Council and Germany meet at an emergency summit to be held in London on Monday. ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/24/wiran124.xml FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of religious, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

US 'Iran attack plans' revealed

The prince of the kingdom of Persia BBC NEWS - February 20, 2007 -- US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure, the BBC has learned. It is understood that any such attack - if ordered - would target Iranian air bases, naval bases, missile facilities and command-and-control centres. The US insists it is not planning to attack, and is trying to persuade Tehran to stop uranium enrichment. The UN has urged Iran to stop the programme or face economic sanctions. But diplomatic sources have told the BBC that as a fallback plan, senior officials at Central Command in Florida have already selected their target sets inside Iran. That list includes Iran's uranium enrichment plant at Natanz. Facilities at Isfahan, Arak and Bushehr are also on the target list, the sources say. Two triggers BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says the trigger for such an attack reportedly includes any confirmation that Iran was developing a nuclear weapon - which it denies. Alternatively, our correspondent adds, a high-casualty attack on US forces in neighbouring Iraq could also trigger a bombing campaign if it were traced directly back to Tehran. Long range B2 stealth bombers would drop so-called "bunker-busting" bombs in an effort to penetrate the Natanz site, which is buried some 25m (27 yards) underground. The BBC's Tehran correspondent Frances Harrison says the news that there are now two possible triggers for an attack is a concern to Iranians. Authorities insist there is no cause for alarm but ordinary people are now becoming a little worried, she says. Deadline Earlier this month US officers in Iraq said they had evidence Iran was providing weapons to Iraqi Shia militias. However the most senior US military officer later cast doubt on this, saying that they only had proof that weapons "made in Iran" were being used in Iraq. Gen Peter Pace, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said he did not know that the Iranian government "clearly knows or is complicit" in this. At the time, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the accusations were "excuses to prolong the stay" of US forces in Iraq. Middle East analysts have recently voiced their fears of catastrophic consequences for any such US attack on Iran. Britain's previous ambassador to Tehran, Sir Richard Dalton, told the BBC it would backfire badly by probably encouraging the Iranian government to develop a nuclear weapon in the long term. Last year Iran resumed uranium enrichment - a process that can make fuel for power stations or, if greatly enriched, material for a nuclear bomb. Tehran insists its programme is for civil use only, but Western countries suspect Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. The UN Security Council has called on Iran to suspend its enrichment of uranium by 21 February. If it does not, and if the International Atomic Energy Agency confirms this, the resolution says that further economic sanctions will be considered. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6376639.stm FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of religious, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Korean Men Use Brokers to Find Brides in Vietnam

The kings of the east Revelation 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east. Note: I believe this is one of the (often) overlooked aspects of why an army from the east would eventually invade either the Middle East or any other location that could remedy their shortage of wives. History shows and logic suggests that a lack of women and a large male army that desires them has always been (and will always be) a dangerous combination and two highly combustible ingredients when put together. BE/\LERT! NEW YORK TIMES - By Norimitsu Onishi - February 22, 2007 -- HANOI, Vietnam -- ... More and more South Korean men are finding wives outside of South Korea, where a surplus of bachelors, a lack of marriageable Korean partners and the rising social status of women have combined to shrink the domestic market for the marriage-minded male. Bachelors in China, India and other Asian nations, where the traditional preference for sons has created a disproportionate number of men now fighting over a smaller pool of women, are facing the same problem. ... Read Full Article (NY Times Requires free registration) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/22/world/asia/22brides.html? FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of religious, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Christians Arrested in Northern & Southern Laos

Matthew 24:9 "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. THE VOICE OF THE MARTYRS - From VOM Sources - February 22, 2007 LAOS -- In Southern Laos, two Christian men have been taken from their farms and put in prison. No charges have been filed and no news is forthcoming about their current situation. Pray God protects and encourages these men and their families in this difficult time. In North Central Laos, on January 18, five police officers showed up at a Christian brother's home and arrested him. VOM sources have known him and his family for 20 years. His wife and 12-year-old son did not get an opportunity to speak to him before he was taken away. All efforts to locate him or allow his wife to know where he is being detained have been unsuccessful. According to VOM contacts, in several similar incidents, the people taken by police were never found alive. Pray for this family, that has led more than 500 people to Christ in the past two years. Ask God to protect this brother and comfort his wife and child. Psalm 119: 49-56 FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of religious, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.