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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
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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!
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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“In April, Fulani herdsmen attacked a group of Christians during Sunday mass, killing two priests and seventeen parishioners. The same attackers then razed fifty homes belonging to Christians. In fact, earlier in the year, on New Year’s Day, 72 people died at the hands of a Fulani attack.” Danger grows for Christians in Nigeria, a nation that at one time was nearly 100% Christian.
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In April of this year, when I visited the Nigerian orphanage that the Religious Freedom Coalition supports, the available water was marginal. There was only one running tap for over 200 children and the squatting toilets did not flush.
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Will we be able to meet all requests for the Christmas program? In Lebanon our ministry partner wants to increase the program to 2,000 children and to furnish two blankets to each family. In Iraq the program costs will increase because the location of the children is spread out more. Sadly, regardless of how many families we reach, many thousands more will spend Christmas in a tent in a farmer’s field.
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The reality of attacks on Christianity can still be seen in Iraq. At a church the Cross on Sunday School doors has been desecrated and the writing of the Islamic State still says, "The Cross must be broken" The church as looted just as were Christian homes and businesses.
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“As you are likely aware, the SPLC has listed RFC on its ‘Hate Map.’ … Accordingly, RFC is not eligible to receive charitable donations from the AmazonSmile Foundation. Should you have any questions regarding the SPLC’s inclusion of RFC on its Hate Map, we encourage you to contact SPLC,”
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We drove south for many hours from Makurdi and stopped briefly at Agatu town, then headed to the village where the attack occurred. When the paved road stopped we had to change cars to continue at under five miles per hour on a dirt road that was more path than road.
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The bill was on hold by the Senate Leadership until the last week of April, when it was suddenly put on a “fast track” as an election tool to get Christians to vote Republican this fall. But it simply was not the same bill that passed the House last year and Senator Rand Paul was right to put a hold on it until Senator Corker’s language is removed.
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Before arriving at the IDP camp we stopped by the “Modern Market” We were there to buy diapers and feminine products, as we had been told there was a desperate need for them at this particular camp.
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Our Easter event at the orphanage had to be cut short to move children out of the camp for safety. The orphanage is under constant threat as are all Christian institutions in the “Middle Belt.” All we can really do is show love and support by helping wherever we can.
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On Easter Sunday, I attended one of the churches that had been bombed in 2012. That was a bad year for church bombings in Nigeria; many hundreds died and thousands were injured while in worship services at their churches.