Sunday, November 14, 2010

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 19 - Freedom

Busy week.  Sorry I'm so far behind in blogging what I'm thankful for.  Today we observed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  We watched a video at the beginning of the service.  I just found out it was edited.  This is the unedited version - but a warning before you watch it.  It's not a pleasant sight... showing some of the people who have been persecuted instead of just hearing the stories that we heard.

And if you've already seen that one, here's one that lists the top 10 countries where Christians are persecuted.

After seeing these videos, how can we NOT be thankful for our freedom?  I think I just take it for granted most of the time.  But it's not like that around the world.  My goal this week is to stop complaining about my tiny problems & keep praying for these people around the world.  You can read more about them on this website.  You can also get a free copy of one of the books that Jon mentioned this morning, Tortured for Christ, & sign up for their prayer list.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the people
I Chronicles 16:8

1 comment:

Linda said...

I am not sure where I am up to with letting you know my posts.

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