If you are looking for offense you’ll find it
In giving advice or counseling about personal relations, I often answer accusatory questions with a simple phrase, “If you are looking for offense, you’ll find it.” There are any number of issues that you can drum up in your mind and justify about anyone or anything if you look hard enough. That’s where we are in today’s society. Everywhere you turn, people are offended. You can’t say something about liking tomatoes without someone saying that it is racist. The most innocent of comments are interpreted as something of ill intent. Such is the case with a simple song that has become associated with the holiday season. Most view it as a fun duet, others want it banned because they say it advocates date rape. Click here to read the rest of the Daily Jot.
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International Christian Concern estimates that in Nigeria in October, there were 260 Christians killed at the hands of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, bringing the total to over 2,300 killed so far this year, and 16,000 Christians killed in the past three years. This is the same issue we are dealing with in our Ghana ministry.
In September 2011, I interviewed eyewitnesses in the Northern Region of Ghana to how the Fulani sized up a village, attacked it, killing the elders who resisted, raping the women, and stealing what they could. It was in this way that they brought villages under Islamic control. Read the rest of the story.
By Pastor William Agbeti
In Ghana alone, there are some 3 million persons living with various forms of disabilities. When placed together in a geographical space, these will form the third largest region in the country; comprising the poorest of the poor, the least, the littlest, the last, the lost and the loneliest. Hardly any free meal program that we organize passes without attracting the disabled, who come looking for help.
Our Ghana ministry serves where others will not. This two-day residential program for children with disabilities provide food, clothing and recreation. Read the rest of the story.
By Pastor William Agbeti
As early as 8am Sunday morning, February 5, they started pouring in. Two hundred and sixteen children, forty eight parents and a handful of the disabled, coming from various poor homes and communities, eagerly looking forward to a good, free meal.
The atmosphere was electrifying and heartrending - an entire community of children and parents showing up for a free meal. Read the rest of the story.