Wednesday, January 20, 2010

6.1 After Shock Hits Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- A strong aftershock rocked Haiti on Wednesday morning just as much-needed medical aid was set to reach the earthquake-ravaged nation.

The 6.1-magnitude aftershock was about 6.2 miles deep, with an epicenter about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It rattled people struggling to recover from the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that walloped the impoverished country January 12, killing at least 72,000 people.

Such a strong tremor can pose significant danger in a nation where damaged buildings are teetering precariously. The aftershock was the strongest to hit Haiti since last week's original quake, the USGS said.

The largest aftershock before Wednesday was magnitude 5.9, the agency said.

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Rifqa Bary To Stay in Foster Care until her 18th Birthday

JMC Ministries Response

Written by Miranda Caverley

This has been a story we here at JMC Ministries has been following since day 1.  We have even included it into our JMC LIVE Show.  Because this hits home to us. Rifqa lives just 1 hour away from us.  She has been in our prayers since this ordeal has begun. We are so happy to see that she will stay in Foster Care until she is an adult. 

We know what she claims that she will be killed is true.  Because we have heard many testimonies of Muslims who after converting to Christianity or any other religion for that matter. Were forced to flee from their family and sometimes even go into hiding to keep from being murdered.

Solar Powered Audio Bibles Head to Haiti to give Hope to those suffering from the Devastation

Posted January 18, 2010

Faith Comes By Hearing, the world's foremost Audio Bible ministry, is responding to this crisis by providing faith, hope and love through God's Word in audio.

"We already have 600 Proclaimers on their way through our ministry partner, Convoy of Hope," said Jon Wilke, the ministry's spokesperson. "These portable, solar-powered Audio Bibles will be given to local pastors so people can hear God's Word in their own language--Haitian Creole."

"There is an immediate need for 3,000 Proclaimers. We want to equip those short-term groups, disaster relief teams, church teams and ministries with the Word of God in a format people can use," he said.

Right now, Haitians are afraid to go inside whatever is left of their homes. They are fearful of aftershocks or further collapse. Masses of people are sitting outside, on the curbs and under homemade shelters. Peoples' houses are crumbled, their families are shattered and they are living in ruins.

"Haitians will need that long-term hope and comfort that comes from knowing God has not forgotten them through this tragedy," said Wilke.

Churches can get involved by providing funding for more Proclaimers or by incorporating these Audio Bibles into their short-term trips. Learn more at or by calling 800-545-6552.

"Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti and for those who are mobilizing to meet the tremendous needs that are impacting thousands of people," Wilke said.

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Abortion Clinic in Ohio Closes It’s Doors For Good

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- After 34 years in the abortion business, the Mahoning Women's Center in Youngstown, Ohio, permanently closed its doors on January 12, 2010. The owner has retired and the building will be sold. The closure leaves the community of Youngstown abortion-free.

"This is such great news for the people of Ohio and all Americans. It means that lives will be saved," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We know from experience that when abortion clinics close, many women who would otherwise have opted for abortion will instead happily keep their babies or release them for adoption."
The closure follows a well-documented national trend. In 1991, there were nearly 2,200 abortion clinics, but today there are 712. Since 1991 over two-thirds of all abortion clinics have permanently closed. That trend reflects the shifting attitude of Americans toward the pro-life position.
Operation Rescue documented this trend in Project Daniel 5:25, which lists the remaining abortion clinics and encourages pro-life supporters to maintain a presence outside each one.
"This week, we mark the 37th memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion and we mourn for the 50 million babies that were the cruel victims of that decision. Yet, at the same time, we rejoice that abortion clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate and that an increasing number of Americans are rejecting abortion in favor of embracing and cherishing life. The foundations of Roe have crumbled, and the abortion industry is not far behind," said Newman.
To further speed the closure of abortion clinics, Operation Rescue is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortionists who are breaking the law.

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