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Pirates and Prayer

Acts 22:29 (NIV)
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Those who were about to question him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.

 It is one thing to read about Paul’s imprisonment and study 1 Peter’s discussion of persecution…something else to see it at work in the world.

 One of the ministries New Life Church supports financially and spiritually each month is IAS – International Aid Services.  The ministry takes the love of Jesus to many African nations through the digging of wells, other medical helps, and micro-economic investing and loans.

 In 2012 in Somalia, IAS missionaries were attacked and kidnapped.  It has now been twenty months.  IAS has been working with friendly governments and has even been in secret negotiations with the kidnappers.  This isn’t Captain Philips…there are no Navy Seals to help missionaries.

 But now they are asking for our help.  First, please pray for these ministers of the Gospel.  Second, please click the link here ( www.iasamerica.org/action ) and send a letter to the Kenyan government – it seems that they could apply the most pressure to the kidnappers.  I’ve also attached more information on the kidnapping.

 I just sent the letter myself: copy, paste, print – it took five minutes and cost 48 cents. 

 Thanks for your help,

Pastor Jim

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