11 March 2012

STAND and BE BRAVE... By Vicky Bentley

Thank you for being willing to stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters in Africa. Over the past few days the recent video posted by Invisible Children concerning Joseph Kony has prompted many of you to call asking us, “What is FRM doing? How can we help?”

Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself.
Remember also those being mistreated,
as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.
Hebrews 13:3
The single greatest thing ANYONE can do is pray. Storm the very gates of heaven asking God to bring peace to the continent that for centuries has suffered at the hands of man’s darkest and most depraved sins.
What ALL of AFRICA needs is Jesus Christ!
Peace can only come through His redemption and deliverance.
Pray for revival to ignite a fire that will consume every evil force of hell at work and
Purify for Christ a people set apart for His exclusive glory!

FRM/FRMA has had the privilege of serving on the frontlines of Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan for the last 16 years. The safety and protection of women, children, and Christians is of paramount importance to us. God has called us for such a time as this to stand in the gap.

We currently have chaplains serving in the war torn region of Southern Kordufan (the borderline of newly founded South Sudan), where Northern Sudanese Islamic forces are targeting Christian civilians and displacing tens of thousands!

A Christian college was destroyed just a few weeks ago and just a few months ago a bomb landed on top of one chaplain’s personal residence killing ELEVEN innocent family members….the bombs were sent to the villages because the Islamic soldiers were unable to penetrate the well-guarded military targets!
That is a CRIME…
That is happening right now!
That is something you can raise your voice about!

The atrocities of Joseph Kony and the LRA are well documented and with a few minutes time you can quickly discern that thankfully his regime has lost most of its former dominion. The limited number of LRA rebels were quarantined during SPLA mediation talks several years ago. Nearly all the IDP camps of Northern Uganda have been closed and thankfully most Ugandans are home and rebuilding their lives. Kony is still wanted by the ICC and a number of US special forces have been deployed to hunt him down. Kony does need to be disarmed and arrested, but he no longer poses the greatest threat to innocent women and children in the region today.

The battle for the hearts and souls of the suffering and oppressed is monumental—and extremely serious. We appreciate your heart to not bury your head in the sand, and stay awake, informed and active to defend the defenseless.

We are supporting organizations based in Northern Uganda that are helping the hurting rebuild their lives (Kitgum Infant Orphan Care Center, Tender Trust, NUCBACD, and Sanctuary of Grace).

We are committed to keep making HOPE a reality for these precious brothers and sisters.

And we will continue to support our chaplains laying their lives down so that the children of South Sudan can have their basic right to liberty, freedom of religion, and justice.  Please join us in praying for God’s Almighty Hand to bring SAFETY and FREEDOM to our brothers and sisters suffering in Sudan!

Get into the battle for souls….your commitment matters to the LORD….

“Run up and down every street in Jerusalem,” says the LORD.
 “Look high and low; search throughout the city!
If you can find even one just and honest person,
I will not destroy the city.”
Jeremiah 5:1

Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah STOOD in a fiery furnace when all others bowed to the image of gold…..

Daniel STOOD in prayer even though it meant a night in the lion’s den….

Moses STOOD against his “foster father” who had given him every earthly luxury and delivered a NATION from slavery….

Mordecai and Esther STOOD to be counted as Jews and rescued their brethren from Haman’s hired henchmen….

David the shepherd boy STOOD against the giant and slew him with a single stone….

Jael STOOD at the door of her tent and slew Sisera to free her people from oppression…

My husband says, “By one man standing an entire city can be spared… You are that one man….STAND… and watch how you plus God is a majority that makes an eternal impact. God expects His people to be brave!” 

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