Veteran Free Presbyterian missionary, Dr Bill Woods, reports great distress amongst many Christian families as a result of the worst flooding in decades in Acre state in Brazil which has affected 12000 in the regional capitol, Rio Branco. Many of the Lord’s people are affected. Dr Woods himself is feeding 37 families who are living in a church building. This is widespread across the city. Another city near the Bolivian border is 95% under water. The photos below were taken several days ago and the water has been rising every day since then. The pictures show the devastation the flooding has caused. The flood waters are expected to continue rising until Tuesday.
If you would like to help in the appeal that has been launched please contact:
Acre Gospel Mission
c/o Pastor Keith Lindsay, 30 Carnglave Manor, The Spa, Ballynahinch, BT24 8XE.
Phone: (44) 028 9756 3200 or (44) 07710 506939
The things which will announce, accompany and follow after the return of Christ
NEW! Part ten: “The End of the Old, the Beginning of the New”
This is the final chapter in this brief study of some aspects of the events that will take place at the end of this age and usher in the everlasting state of joy and bliss for the blood-washed children of God.
It is our privilege, as believers, to possess a knowledge of how all things pertaining to this present world will end. It is a most desirable knowledge as is indicated by man’s interest in every form of sooth-saying and prediction of the future. However, men refuse God’s revelation of the future. This is because it reveals the doom of the wicked and the triumph of God and His people. The spirit that was in Ahab keeps men from the prophecies of the Bible. “And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil,”1 Kings 22:8. How men hate the truth of God and those who proclaim it and own it as true!
Such a knowledge is revealed for our encouragement and comfort —VICTORY IS ASSURED TO THOSE WHO TRUST IN CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOUR. Read more…
Previously published sections in this study
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Part one: Why we should watch for Christ’s return.
Part two: What the Christian waiting for Christ’s return should look out for.
Part three: Why the Saviour warned of deception in the last days.
Part four: Events in Israel which will herald the return of Christ.
There has been a spirit of nostalgia amongst Free Presbyterians of late. Doubtless, the retirement from the pastorate of Martyrs Memorial congregation by Dr Ian Paisley has aroused this. Many have been caused to remember the days of blessing and glory by this event.
It is but good and proper to recall such days and to give thanks unto God for the great mercy with which He visited our little Province, through His servant Dr Paisley and others in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, irrespective of our views and opinions of events in more recent days.
But in the midst of our thinking upon those times of mercy and blessing and a desiring of them to return again amongst us there is a vital place for the right use of the little word ‘why’! Read more…