Nigerian Family Facing Deportation from Canada

There is something seriously wrong with the leadership in our nation if a real refugee who has a legitimate fear for her life and that of her children. We must pray and act to defend the life of real refugees. While the shallow words and actions of politicians, entertainers, “journalists” and activists ring hollow we must get on our knees and repent on behalf of our nation and those who persecute the the vulnerable. Christians are the most persecuted group on the plane especially in Africa and the Middle East.

Please pray for and support this family and the millions like them around the world. Likewise please pray for their persecutors and all who desperately need to know the love of Jesus Christ.

“If they catch me and torture me, who will take responsibility for my children? Who will take responsibility for this?” are questions that supporters of Morufat Ogunkoya’s family say that Canadian Immigration need to answer


The Ogunkoya family has recently received a deportation order after two appeals for refugee status have been rejected. A meeting was held last Thursday at the Welland’s Rose City Kids, a non-profit youth organization, to support the family.


Fleeing what she asserted was religious persecution in Nigeria, Morufat arrived in Canada in Quebec in January 2018 with her three children, Victor, 16; Hephzibah, 14; and Rejoice, 10. Morufat said after an argument with her husband about where to emigrate, he went to the U.S. However, considering U.S. President Donald Trump’s highly publicized stance on refugees claimants, Morufat was afraid to move there with her children and chose Canada.


Although she was born into a strong Muslim-faith family, Morufat was introduced to Christianity and converted in 1994. She later became an ordained minister. She claims her father has strong ties to Muslim clerics and the extremist group, Boko Haram, which is similar in ideology to ISIS in Nigeria. He forbade her to become a Christian and has since threatened her life and the lives of her family members, said Morufat.
“He has declared a fatwa on me,” she said, a decree allowing

Read more at http://www.thevoiceofpelham.ca/2019/07/10/nigerian-refugee-family-faces-deportation/

Abraham Lincoln Bible Unveiled After 150 Years

From George Washington to Donald Trump, US presidents have taken the oath of office with their hand on a Bible.

President Trump and former President Barack Obama both used one of Abraham Lincoln’s Bibles during their inaugurations.

Now another Bible belonging to Lincoln has been unveiled to the public for the first time in 150 years. 

Reportedly after receiving another Bible, Lincoln wrote, “In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book.  But for it, we could not know right from wrong.  All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.

Miner once wrote that Lincoln “believed not only in the overwhelming Providence of God, but in the divinity of the Sacred Scriptures” and that the first lady told him at Ford’s Theater that Lincoln was planning a post-White House visit to Jerusalem to “see the places hallowed by the footsteps of the Saviour.”

Read full article at:

www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2019/june/abraham-lincoln-bible-unveiled-after-150-years-promising-new-clues-on-his-faith-in-god

Should men pray?

Would you like to meet with other men to take a serious look and intellectual and spiritual look at prayer. then join with other men from Northwest London as they start a free 5 week series on prayer beginning Tuesday May 7 at Forest City Bible Church in the Sunningdale area of London, ON.

#prayer #meditation #ldnont #men #christian #bible #study

What is love?

According to 1 Corinthians 13 – Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

I can’t think of a better definition.

Read more about love, the love of God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible. A great place to start is in what is commonly referred to as the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13.

Canada set to lose 9,000 churches in the next 10 years

I found this CBC article to be very believable but sad.

The much sadder story is that so many in our society have abandoned our traditional Judeo-Christian values and faith for a self-centred me-first obsession. Along with the movement we have lost honesty, integrity and respect – things that our parents and grandparents highly valued regardless of what church they attended if any.

It reminds me of the following quote by D.A. Carson

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

D.A. Carson

From the CBC

Shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs force old churches to be closed, sold or repurposed.

A national charity that works to save old buildings estimates that 9,000 religious spaces in Canada will be lost in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country.

National Trust for Canada regeneration project leader Robert Pajot says every community in the country is going to see old church buildings shuttered, sold off or demolished.

“Neighbourhoods are going to have multiple churches closing,” Pajot said. “Some people qualify this as a crisis, and I kind of agree. It is going to hit everybody.”

Read more at.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/losing-churches-canada-1.5046812

Church looking for new location finds old bowling lanes right up its alley | The London Free Press

I love to read stories like this. Well done Pastor Goodyear and Hillside Church.

Where some saw bowling lanes and pins, Hillside Church in London saw a potential pulpit and got to work converting an old bowling alley into a place of worship and community fellowship.

“Most people think I’m crazy,” said Pernell Goodyear, the pastor of Hillside Church. “The idea is to pick spaces and redeem them into something useful.”

The non-denominational, independent Christian church sold its longtime…

Read more at the London Free Press

If you are interested in learning more about Hillside Church please visit their website at https://www.hillsidelondon.com/