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Easter Threat Against East Africa Churches

DAR ES SALAM, Tanzania -- Christians and their churches here in Tanzania and Kenya are on alert this Easter weekend in anticipation of potential attacks against them. Many have armed police guarding their buildings.

A militant Islamic group known as Muslim Renewal has threatened to burn "homes and churches." They say they "are not finished, at Easter, prepare for disaster."

The Al Shabaab-linked group is believed responsible for the murder in Zanzibar last month of Catholic priest, Father Evarest Mushi. It may also have been involved in the killing of Pastor Abdi Welli in Garissa, Kenya.

Militant Muslims have killed church leaders and they've attacked more than 30 churches in Tanzania and Kenya in the past year.

Pray for Christians and their leaders who are under a new wave of persecution in East Africa. Pray that God will intervene to protect them this Easter season.

Watch the video comments below of Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar Bishop Michael Hafidh. He discusses fear in the Tanzanian church and the Christian response to the threats.

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# RE: Easter Threat Against East Africa Churches

We must remember the true meaning of the Easter holiday and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Oschter Haws (the original name for the Easter Bunny) is a fictitious embodiment of all that is unholy with American gluttony for chocolate, candy, eggs and all things savory and sinful. See the Good Lord RISE from his grave and RECLAIM our sacred holiday with the Hammer of God at
Left by dregstudios on Mar 28, 2013 5:33 PM

# RE: Easter Threat Against East Africa Churches

Psalms 2
1 Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure

We must trust the Lord with all of our hearts, and lean not to our own understanding...The Lord is with His Saints, always.
Left by SPEAKTHEWORDNOW.COM on Mar 28, 2013 6:10 PM