A Christian film called Mully, sponsored by Focus on the Family, will be coming to theaters next month for a select three nights only.
The film tells the remarkable true story of Dr. Charles Mully, who grew up as an orphan in Kenya, but who made it out of the slums and became a successful businessman. Just when everything seemed to be going so well for Mully, however, he felt God calling him to go back to where he grew up and minister to those in poverty, particularly the children….read more
About The Movie
What happens when a six-year-old boy in Kenya is abandoned by his family and left to raise himself on the streets? MULLY is no ordinary rags-to-riches tale. It’s the true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely stratospheric rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own existence, searching for meaning in life. Against the better judgment of family and community, MULLY sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children across Kenya. Jeopardizing his own life and the security of his family, Charles Mully risks everything and sets in motion a series of events that is nothing short of astonishing.
August 14, eight people were killed in Mali during two separate attacks, seven at the UN mission in the ancient city of Timbuktu and one in Douenza, 130 miles to the south.
Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital the same day most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou told the AFP news source on Wednesday. “Looking at the tactics of the assailants, their physical traits, they probably came from northern Mali or closer to the border” with Burkina Faso, an army officer said on condition of anonymity. No group has so far claimed responsibility, but Burkina Faso has witnessed a string of such attacks…. read more
A DEADLY mudslide in Sierra Leone has killed at least 312 people including 60 kids after buildings were flattened near the country’s capital today.
Storms swept through Freetown, flooding downtown streets and creating mudslides in hilly areas.
One such mudslide in the Regent area reportedly happened in the dead of night while many residents were asleep.
Sierra Leone’s national TV broadcaster interrupted regular programming to show shocking scenes of people digging through the mud in a desperate bid to find their loved ones… read more
Christians in Eritrea are facing increased persecution since the government began a concerted crackdown on the Christian population in May.
According to The Christian Post, at least 160 Christians have been arrested by government authorities in the past month or so.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that 33 women of the 160 or so Christians are being held at Nakura, which is “”a notoriously harsh prison island in the Dahlak Archipelago that was created by Italian colonialists in the late 19th Century to crush political dissent.”
In addition, some of the women’s children are with them in prison. The youngest child is reported to be only two months old.
“Unbelievably more than 30 children have been left without parents or guardians and the security police are monitoring them to make sure they do not get support from the Christian community,” says a report from Release International….. read more
Kenya’s government has banned six animated shows airing on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network to battle what it described as attempts to “glorify homosexual behavior” and “impair” the moral judgment of children.
Channel 24 reported on Monday that The Kenya Film Classification Board has singled out Nickelodeon’s shows “The Loud House,” “The Legend of Korra” and “Hey Arnold,” along with the Cartoon Network shows “Steven Universe,” “Adventure Time,” and “Clarence,” accusing them of “damaging” the family.
According to the KFCB complaint, the shows in question have been trying to “normalize, glamorize, and even glorify homosexual behavior.”
The Kenyan censors have said that the six cartoons “are intended to introduce children to deviant behavior,” calling such efforts “obnoxious and inappropriate.”… read more
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This weekend, NPR interviewed Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and asked him a gotcha question: “is every American entitled to eat?” The segment was about cutting food stamps, and NPR’s agenda was clear: show that Republicans don’t care if Americans starve, which is why they want to cut food stamps. Smith answered, “Well, they – nutrition, obviously, we know is very important. And I would hope that we can look to…It is essential. It is essential.”
This was not enough for the media, who declared Smith a dunderhead: after all, doesn’t everybody have the right to food?
Imagine a land where there was a right to food, housing, and healthcare. Imagine that such rights were enshrined in the Constitution of that land. That would mean that everyone in that land could live free without the burden of worry over such basic resources, right?
The South African Constitution guarantees a “right” to all of these commodities. In fact, the Constitution even creates a legal duty for the government to help secure such commodities. Yet there are some 11 million “food insecure” people in the country, including 1.5 million children with chronic malnutrition and growth stunting. Life expectancy in South Africa is 57 years. There are currently 12 million people in the country without adequate housing. The population of South Africa is approximately 55 million…. read more
On April 2, 2015 148 people were killed in the al Shabaab attack on the Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya. Frederick Gitonga, the former chairman of the Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS), miraculously survived the attack. Looking back, he tells Open Doors workers he remained standing thanks only to the grace of God and the prayers of supporters and for the purpose of preaching the gospel.
In the lead up to the April 2nd Garissa University massacre, rumors of an imminent attack circulated. “Sometimes we would hear people saying: ‘You guys will be attacked, terrorists are planning to come and bomb you’.” As a result some students left the university.
The night before the attack, Fred stayed up until 2 AM counselling a Christian friend. The next morning he was so tired he slept in. It was very unusual for him to miss the 5AM prayer session.
That meeting was the attackers’ first target. They killed all 22 people present…. read more