Nigerian Farm Update

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Just a few short months ago we invested just $7,000 to rent about five acres of land and buy seed, fertilizers and hand tools for the orphanage children to start their own farm. But the farm is a lot more than the food it is producing. The orphaned children are learning farming skills and reliance on themselves rather than on charity.

The Chairman's Report for September 13, 2019

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Stories of adults with special needs who are helped by Diapers for Refugees / Christmas for Refugees and Diapers for Refugees problems in December / Christmas in the Holy Land for Christian children again this year? / Hope and hate in Nigeria: Our farm prospers, but more Christians murdered

Remembering 911

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Each of us will remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at the moment we heard about the Islamic Jihad attack against our nation on September 11th. On that fateful day I was on my way to Washington, DC to participate in the Sudan Peace Act press conference to be held at the Rayburn House Office Building at 10:00 a.m. that morning.

Holy Land Christmas

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"I have seen the Christian civilization of the “West Bank” collapse and be replaced by those who hate Christians and work to steal what is left of their land. No matter what, we must continue the Christmas program in the “West Bank” which includes Bethlehem."

The Chairman's Report for August 23, 2019

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First crop at orphanage farm … Children now have Irish potatoes! / Orphanage children receive reward for their work and gain experience / Christmas for Refugees: How many children will celebrate Christmas? / Diapers for Refugees program faces September and December deadlines

First Crops Harvested at Nigerian Orphanage Farm

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Bag after bag of Irish potatoes have been harvested from the orphanage farm we sponsor. Every dime of the money was worth it!

The Chairman's Report for August 9, 2019

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Our farm for orphanage in Nigeria preparing to yield first crop / No longer just plain gruel for children at the orphanage – We supply protein / Our forum with Boko Haram survivor a success in Washington / What was the real impact of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom?

Our Event at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

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On the first day of the multi-day event, the Religious Freedom Coalition, in conjunction with the Africa Conference of Christians, held an event featuring the sole survivor of a Sunni Muslim Boko Haram attack. Read about Ike and the rest of our event here.

The Story of Esther

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Esther was among many survivors of religious persecution that the State Department brought to Washington, DC for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. Here is a fact: More Christians are murdered for their faith in Nigeria every year than all other killings based on religion in the entire world.

A Sole Survivor of a Boko Haram Attack Shares His Story

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The Religious Freedom Coalition held an event during the multi-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. The feature speaker at our event, Ike, is a sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria.

The Chairman's Report for July 12, 2019

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Day by day description of an eight-day mission to the Middle East / Summer Camp improvements in Jordan for Christian youth / Day care center air conditioners installed and working well for children / Diaper program in Iraq well, but more adult diapers needed for infirm

Air Conditioning Units Installed in Bethlehem Day Care Center

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Air conditioning units have been installed at the day care center in Bethlehem, just in time for the hot summer months. Christian children now have a cool, safe environment where they can learn more about God while their parents work.

Nigeria Orphanage Update

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The generous supporters of the Religious Freedom Coalition have sent sufficient funds to also allow us to purchase protein for every child in the orphanage for three meals a day for the rest of the year! The growing farm keeps the children fed and allows them to learn farming as they take on self responsibility.

Charity Navigator joins Southern Poverty Law Center in the attack against the Religious Freedom Coalition

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Charity Navigator takes dishonest and misleading measures to join the Southern Poverty Law Center in shining negative light on the Religious Freedom Coalition.

The Chairman's Report for June 21, 2019

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We aid day care center near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem / Christians were 86% of the population in “West Bank” – Now just 2% / Adult diaper program changing the lives of elderly in Iraq and Jordan / How did the United States ever begin supporting Sunni Muslim radicals?

Air Conditioning for Holy Land Day Care Center

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A few weeks ago, I received distressing news about a day care center in Beit Sahour, a Christian area inside the Bethlehem “governate.” The day care, with 117 children age four and under, had only one of seven rooms with a working air conditioner.

Diapers for Refugees Update

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I received the first request for adult diapers in 2018. Our team had been so centered on the babies and toddlers and their needs that the idea of adult diapers had never been considered. I did not think there would be a big demand for the adult diapers. I was wrong!

The Chairman's Report for May 24, 2019

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Saudi Arabia’s “royal” family exposes its evil heart to the world / Sunni Islam is the mother of almost all terror attacks against innocent people / Roof of chapel at Nigerian orphanage collapses – New farm being cleared / Making the case on Capitol Hill that Christians really do face persecution

Roof of Orphanage Chapel Collapses During Storm

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Last year I visited the orphanage we support in Nigeria for Easter, and an Easter program was presented in the chapel while I was there. This year, during Easter week a powerful rain and wind storm completely destroyed the roof of the chapel.

Incredibly Evil Heart of Saudi Arabia

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A young Saudi man was about to board a plane to America to pursue his education at the University of West Michigan when he was arrested, beaten for years, and recently beheaded. His crime? Favor of democracy. In this article, William J. Murray sheds light on the hard truth of Saudi terror that many have tried to keep under wraps for so long.

The Chairman's Report for April 26, 2019

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Working on Capitol Hill to expose the murders of Christians in Nigeria / Senator Rand Paul will quote me in his new book on socialism / Food for Nigeria orphanage – Helping start a farm to feed themselves / Diapers for Refugees – More adult diapers for special needs elderly

A Farm for the Orphans in Nigeria

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I received a proposal from the camp director to help rent two hectares of land and obtain supplies for a small farm for the older children to plant and grow some of their own food. A farm of this size cannot feed the 87 children that are currently in the orphanage. But the farm will do more than supply some of the needed food.

The Chairman's Report for April 1, 2019

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Can we stop Amazon’s support of Islamic organizations that promote hate? / Southern Poverty Law Center now has half a billion dollars in assets! / The liberal elites corrupted our society … Now they want to censor us. / Diaper program funded for April and May … Next fund transfer in June. / Nigeria orphanage: Gruel for breakfast with one egg every other day.

The Chairman's Report for March 15, 2019

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In this issue of the newsletter / Results of the survey of Religious Freedom Coalition supporters / Diapers for Refugees and Christmas for Refugees top the survey / Capitol Hill / religious freedom work very important and must continue / Our Amicus brief for jailed Christian friend has been filed in Supreme Court!

Iraqi Refugees Who Fled Islamic State Face Somber Christmas in Lebanon

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the Christmas that Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria will have this year – as they have been driven from their homes by Islamic State terrorists. As Pastor Youssef Denha put it: “This is a holiday of sadness, not happiness. Daesh (Islamic State) has left us with nothing.”

The Human Cost: Ethnic Cleansing In The Middle East

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“I had a 600 square meter home in Mosul. now I live in 6 square meters,” said the 74-year-old science professor who now lives in what can best be described as a booth in a church basement. For those not familiar with metric, his 6,400 square foot home was stolen by the Islamic State, and he now lives in an area of about 64 square feet. He was not exaggerating. He had photos of his home with the Arabic letter “nun” painted on it, and over the door written “Property of the Islamic State.”

Iraqi and Syrian Refugee Children Celebrate Christmas Far From Their Homes

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Unlike many humanitarian feeding programs, Christmas for Refugees presented the Christmas story and the “reason for the season,” the coming of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. At each Christmas meal event the birth of Christ was explained in detail in puppet shows and through each event coordinator and pastor. Children even received a special colorful comic book describing the true meaning of Christmas

An Urgent Need In Crisis Ridden Iraq

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Manara Ministries is the ministry overseeing the Religious Freedom Coalition Christmas For Refugees program in the Middle East. RFC Chairman William J. Murray is currently in Lebanon working with Manara to provide a Christmas meal for hundreds of refugee children – children displaced by Islamic terrorists – like those barbarians who killed 132 children in Pakistan yesterday.

First Christmas Event Held For Refugee Children in Lebanon

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On December 6th the first Christmas dinner for one hundred Christian refugee children was held in Beirut, Lebanon. The next two dinners will be held in Lebanon on in mid-month. The remaining nine planned banquets will be held Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Chairman's Report December 12, 2014

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In this issue: Christmas for Refugees program begins in Lebanon / Did Senators and Congressmen respond to constituents' demands to stop Islamist rebels? / The National Defense Authorization Act, not exactly transparent / The Damascus Massacre - will history repeat itself? / Syrian refugees -- from middle class to suddenly dirt poor

Support RFC’s Christmas For Christian Refugees Ministry

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The Christmas for Refugees program that was so successful last year is being expanded. As of now, the plans are for 1,000 Christmas dinners to be served to Christian refugee children in Jordan and 1,000 more to children in Lebanon. Each child will take home to their family a box of staple foods valued at about $30 to $35. The ministry we coordinate with in Lebanon says they can easily expand the program to 1,500 or even 2,000 children — if we can raise the funds. Please pray that we can reach as many children as possible.

Syrian Refugee Babies Freeze To Death In Tent Camps

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BABY Fatima was less than 48 hours old when she died last weekend. Her parents, Syrian refugees living in a tent on the outskirts of Arsal, a Lebanese border town, rushed to the local hospital when they found she was not responding, but it was already too late: she had succumbed to the first snap of freezing winter weather.