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We’re so thankful for all your prayers over the last few weeks as we are creating strategies and plans to help our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
We always want to keep you up to date on our work in the Middle East.
Here’s the latest:
- We’re still supporting some nonstandard evacuation operations but are pushing most of them to Save Our Allies. They are equipped and ready to coordinate these types of efforts long-term.
- The Common Operating Picture (COP) — We’re still focused on developing a central place for organizations like ours to coordinate manifests, resources and plans. Quiet Professionals and Echo Analytics Group are refining a product we hope will be the focal point for many of these disparate efforts. (We’re considering repurposing the COP to counter sex trafficking and/or the migrant problem.)
- We’re still watching events in the Panjshir Valley to see if and when humanitarian help will be allowed in.
- We’re exploring other organizations to be our long-term partner in resettling Afghan families. React.org is the leading group that we want to work with.
As always, we are asking for continued PRAYER for our team and in each of these areas.
We’re also grateful for any financial support you’re able to give as we continue this important work.
When you GIVE to our programs, here’s where your support is going:
- There are a handful of Afghan families we’re directly funding. Most are family members of ATP friends and others we happened to pair up with amid the chaos of the fall of Kabul.
- We’re pushing money into Afghanistan to assist in hiding some Afghans being hunted by the Taliban. There aren’t many of these cases, but we’re helping them survive until other options are available.
- ATP is providing lodging and food for hundreds of Afghans sitting at Mazer-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan as they await flights out. A few flights went out recently, but many more are needed soon.
- With your support, we’re creating Lions and Lambs in Dari and Farsi to provide trauma relief to Afghan children scattered across the world. We ordered 35,000.
- We’re connecting with various locations in the United States to see where we can assist the refugees.
This work is far from over, but we’re grateful for any monthly and one-time gifts you’re able to provide.
Would you partner with us today in supporting our work in Afghanistan and around the world? (Click on the picture and the donate section is at the bottom of that page. Pastor Ed)
As always, THANK YOU. We’re so grateful for your continued support as we seek to bring light and hope to some of the world’s darkest places.
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President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence along with President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris
The Church Universal, Pastors and Christian Leaders
Aiden and Sarah McWhorter
Notes: Previously had cancer and now in a beta test.
Notes: Cellulitis and sepsis
Amanda Hurt Wood
Notes: Amy Wood regarding the after effects of the Covid virus
Notes: Needs Heart Surgery
Notes: Breast Cancer – surgery on 11/18
Notes: The boys are trying to get paper work done to get her moved to Batesville! Pray things fall into place!
Notes: He had a wreck in Florida and has ALOT going on !
Notes: Issue with son Josh.
Notes: Sent home to get affairs in order.
Notes: 6 year old who has leukemia tested for virus.
Notes: Praising the Lord!
Little Emmie was discharged from hospital! She is the one who has had cancer and went into remission but cancer. came back ! She had pneumonia and Covid 19 !Was on a ventilator!
Family of Bill Nolting
Notes: Funeral was Friday
From Tammy Thixton for her daughter and granddaughter
Notes: Aww thank u they’re both doing somewhat better .. harpers lungs cleared up and she’s far exceeded the growth charts and after Schneck saying she had Cerebral Palsy amd would not talk or walk .. Riley has proved them wrong and so has Harper so definitely prayers answered .. she was injured during delivery and will probably more than likely have surgery on the eye they damaged.. but she’s talking and almost walking on her own so everything Schneck peds have said Specialist have said there’s no way .. Carrie has been put thru the wringer with all they’ve said since she was born but able to cope I guess .. just awful what drs have said that has turned out to be unfounded.. so I thank u from the bottom of my heart
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Notes: Little girl with Leukemia
Gretchen – friend of Karen Ruth
Notes: I just spoke to her mom — apparently the confusion and inability to make sense was a bad reaction to the covid medication. Cleveland clinic changed her meds, sent her home after a week, and she returned to her nursing job today 😁 So scary but she’s finally on her feet. Thank you for the prayers!
Notes: I really haven’t posted much about myself regarding my cancer and I’m not one to ask for prayers, however I could really use some right now! Thankfully I only have 5 radiation treatments left but this feels worse than any sunburn I’ve ever had.
Notes: Little boy Jesse had tumor in head removed.. doing well right now.. however long term prognosis not good.
Notes: On of Teddy’s nurses. An Indianapolis NICU nurse who has long cared for the most vulnerable patients now needs her own life-saving care. A battle with COVID-19 has left 47-year old Kari Wegg’s lungs badly damaged. Her family said a bilateral lung transplant is the birthday gift they are praying for.
Larry Miller and family
Notes: He is in ICU on a vent !
Notes: Inoperable Colon Cancer
Notes: Family and health issues
Melissa’s Dad (friend of Teresa)
Notes: Her dad is in a nursing home with Parkinson’s. Oh thank you it is heartbreaking to see him thru a window And all the deterioration in him since we haven’t been able to go in and talk with him and feed him and I can tell he’s missed it as well as we have thank you so much
Mary – Jennifer’s Mother
Notes: Breast Cancer
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Notes: Plays fiddle for NOCB
Pastor Nerren’s Grandson Preston
Notes: A police officer who was shot in the head is paralyzed from the neck down, on a ventilator and unable to speak, his family said in a statement released by police. The family statement released on twitter by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Saturday said he is expected to stay on the ventilator. He has been tentatively accepted at a spine rehabilitation center
Sheriff Matt Myers and Chief Mike Richardson
Notes: Insert your L E O Leader’s names.
Thin Blue Line
Unspoken for a friend’s granddaughter
Notes: One of my grand-daughters has been having headaches and wetting the bed. She had been having little seizures and we didn’t know it because she was having them in her sleep.. Today, my daughter found her on her bedroom floor, foaming from her mouth and having a full blown seizure
Let me start by saying, the article linked here is no joke and is in no way funny. That’s right a sitting United States Congressman ended his prayer on the House floor with Amen and Awoman. If the phrase “you can’t make this stuff up” was ever appropriate, it is here.
I’m not going to go into a political rant, but I want to share/educate on the meaning of the word Amen, and let me preface that with the word has nothing to do with gender.
Amen. In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (Vol. 1, p. 69). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, K. R. Snodgrass writes:
Amen. Hebrew word meaning “so it is” or “let it be,” derived from a verb meaning “to be firm or sure.” Some translations of the Bible always retain the Hebrew word amen in the text. Others translate it by an expression such as “truly” or “I tell you the truth,” or sometimes omit it altogether. Because of its use in the OT, “amen” was also used in Christian worship and religious writings, including the Greek NT. Since Jews, Christians, and Muslims all use this word in a variety of languages, it may be one of the most widely known words in the world.
“Amen” has much more significance than merely being the last word in a prayer. In fact, that practice is not evidenced in the Bible, and was not especially frequent in ancient times. In the 30 times it is used in the OT, “amen” nearly always occurs as a response to what has preceded. The significance of the response is that with it the people adopted what had just been said as if it were their own. For example, in Deuteronomy 27:15–26 (where “amen” appears 12 times) the people responded with “amen” after each statement of a curse directed toward those who disobey God. Similarly, “amen” is used as a response after statements of promise (Jer 11:5) or of praise and thanksgiving (1 Chr 16:36), and as a conclusion to the first four of the five “books” of psalms (Pss 41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48). The only exceptions in the OT are two occurrences in Isaiah 65:16. There, the phrase “the God of amen” stresses that God is the one who is “firm”; that is, he is completely trustworthy and faithfully fulfills his promises.
The use of “amen” as a response to a preceding statement is continued in the NT Epistles and Book of Revelation. It appears after doxologies (Eph 3:21), benedictions (Gal 6:18), the giving of thanks (1 Cor 14:16), prophecy (Rv 1:7), and statements of praise (Rv 7:12). (The LB usually tries to give the idea without using the specific word.) From 1 Corinthians 14:16 it is clear that a response of “amen” after a statement of thanks was a means for worshipers to participate by showing agreement with what had been said. In Revelation 7:12 “amen” occurs both at the beginning and the end of a statement, but the first “amen” is a response to the praise given in 7:10. An “amen” after a statement of praise has the connotation, “That is what I say too.” As a response to a benediction or a prophecy the idea is “Precisely! May God do it.”
Maybe if you read this article, it will shed some light on why the insane ending to the prayer was done and how that’s a preview of things to come in the House of Representatives.
Amy and I send our prayers and condolences to the entire Trump Family. May God give them comfort and let all others give them respect and the opportunity to grieve.
Beginning tonight, March 18th, Ed Boston Ministries will begin hosting an online Prayer Service at 7 pm eastern for the indefinite future. The world is experiencing situations like no other in our lifetime and the answer to this is PRAYER.
We would like to give you the opportunity to have your prayer requests prayed over during these nightly times of prayer. Please submit your requests to email@example.com; or the Ed Boston Ministries Facebook Page.
We will try to bring comfort to all through obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I know this scripture is difficult for many, but here is the answer!
Philippians 4:6 New International Version (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
This is exactly what we plan to do each night until the Lord leads us differently.
Pastor Ed and Amy Boston
Many people are very concerned, and when you read comments from the President and Vice-President it is very understandable that all folks should be taking precautions with it comes to the Coronavirus.
Earlier today, Vice-President Pence said the following the morning after President Trump addressed the nation about the pandemic the entire world is battling.
“There’s been some irresponsible rhetoric, but the American people should know President Trump has no higher priority than the health and safety and well being of the people of this country,”
Being irresponsible is totally unacceptable during this time, and that includes many pastors who have said things that have not helped the panic here in America and around the world.
All that being said, the Bible tells us in Isaiah 41:10; “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
The book of Joshua also tells us in Joshua 1:9; “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
While there are many who believe that this crisis is blown out of proportion and a huge number are panicking and are fearful that large parts of the population may die.
As in all things in life, prayer is needed and not panic. Faith in God to do what He says in the verses above is needed. We need not play politics in times of crisis – we need to trust God and FEAR NOT.
Pastor Ed Boston
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Pastor Ed talks about Hurricane Dorian and prays for those who in the path of this devastating storm as well as those who have already faced the wrath of this massive hurricane.
We’ve made a conscious decision to not post as much about politics as we have in the past. The nation is more politically divided than any time in recent memory and maybe in the entire history of our great nation.
President Trump is one of if not the biggest topics when it comes to that division. It seems that people either love him or hate him and there’s not much in between the two.
We consider ourselves Christian Conservatives, so it shouldn’t be a surprise, that we are supporters of the President. Is he perfect? Who is? Does he say and do things that we wish he didn’t? Absolutely!!!
All that said, many people would laugh when the topic of President Trump and Christian values are used in the same sentence. That’s exactly why we love the opinion piece from Stuart Varney that is below.
When laughing off the President’s faith, let us remind you of the scripture in John 8 that says:
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Stuart Varney: Trump doesn’t wear his religion on his sleeve, National Day of Prayer ceremony was a revelation
Thursday morning, President Trump appeared in the Rose Garden for the National Day of Prayer. It was anything but a “normal” religious event. It wasn’t a somber, restrained affair. It was a joyous call for unity, at a time when unity is vitally needed. It was a very different spiritual occasion.
For me the “highlight,” if I may call it that, was the appearance of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. The president called him to the podium and he told the story of the Poway synagogue shooting where he had faced the killer.
He said, “you need to stand tall, to stand fast, and to do what it takes to change the world.” No pieties there: reality! None of this “our thoughts and prayers are with you.” That’s a platitude. Stand up. Face down hate. That’s what the rabbi said. That struck a chord: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus: all in the audience, and all understood the importance of what Rabbi Goldstein had said.
We also discovered that this president begins all cabinet meetings with a prayer. We didn’t know that. We’d never been told. Mr. Trump clearly doesn’t wear his religion on his sleeve. I’m not going to make a big deal out of this but we saw a side of the president that most of us didn’t know.
And this is the side of the president the media does not show.
What a shame: the prayer event was extraordinary. And timely, following the slaughter of Muslims in New Zealand, Christians in Sri Lanka, Jews in Pittsburgh and Poway. A call to spiritual unity that was exactly what was needed, and that’s exactly what President Trump delivered.
Adapted from Stuart Varney’s “My Take” monologue for Fox Nation on May 3, 2019.
Read the entire story by clicking this link: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/stuart-varney-trump-national-day-of-prayer-poway-rabbi