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Monday, July 23, 2012

Pastor Umar Mulinde: A Man with The Heart of a Lion

When members of the world's Christian community gathered in Jerusalem for the 4th Jerusalem Assembly, Jay, Meridel and David arranged to bring Pastor Mulinde to Jerusalem to meet with some of the leaders.

The story of Pastor Umar Mulinde and his journey from preaching Islam to Christianity is one that everyone must pay attention to. As a former Muslim he speaks honestly about Islam and the danger that it represents. Pastor Mulinde emphasizes that he does not hate Muslims. He tells us "we don't fight Muslims", rather, the fight is with the "Spirit of Islam".

We had posted some excerpts from this meeting (See Links at End of Post), but to our dismay the main portion of the films were lost. With prayer and perseverance, David was able to recover the lost footage. We are pleased to be able to post the two missing segments (Below) where Pastor Mulinde speaks honestly, from his heart, about his struggle against continuous attacks and persecution. His complete faith in the Lord has sustained him, and each time we speak with him this faith seems to have grown stronger. This soft-spoken young man remains determined to speak out and will never allow the spirit of evil to silence him. 
1st Meeting~Evelyn, David, Jay, Meridel & Umar

In Part 2 (below) Pastor Mulinde reaffirms his faith and the fact that persecution will never silence him. His simply spoken words are an uplifting example for us all:

"One thing I know is that this attack cannot reduce my self-esteem, because I was attacked physically, but spiritually I am alive. The Umar Mulinde in me is alive and cannot be burned with acid. That's why I have some pain and wounds, but I can talk boldly because the real person inside me is healthy and I thank God for that!"

All of us who have had the privilege of meeting Pastor Umar and Evelyn Mulinde have been deeply touched. They have no hate, no wish for revenge~just a steadfast belief and acceptance that the Lord is in control. Many people speak from podiums and pulpits, but this young pastor speaks from his heart with a message that cannot be denied or passed over. Words cannot portray the spirit that surrounds this young family, but all who encounter this man will come away deeply affected by the fire in his heart that burns for the Lord. We look forward to the day when he will return in joy and triumph to his church in Uganda and the thousands who are waiting to great him and we pray that his message will be heard around the world.

Please continue to pray for Pastor Umar Mulinde, his wife Evelyn and their children. Pray that as he undergoes his final treatments, the Lord will ease the pain and bring comfort to this gentle man with the Heart of a Lion...

Part 1~Pastor Umar Mulinde Tells His Story

Part 2~Is The World Listening?

Here are Links for Information on Pastor Mulinde's Amazing Story:

Chaim Sheba Rehabilitation Center  Where Pastor Mulinde is Being Treated:

Don Franklin in the Israeli Knesset

Don Franklin~United Church Lakeland, Florida USA

* You Can Also See Don Franklin Speaking at the 4th Jerusalem Assembly at the Link Below:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bishop Quinten Moore in the Israeli Knesset~03 April 2012

On 03 April 2012, the attendees of the 4th Jerusalem Assembly were invited to the Knesset (Israel's Parliament). The various speakers spoke of their love and support for Israel and the Jewish people. These speakers, from various countries and backgrounds brought with them essential modern-day Christian Zionist messages.

While attending the 4th Jerusalem Assembly in Jerusalem, Bishop Moore also met our dear friend, Pastor Umar Mulinde. They met in the lobby as Pastor Mulinde arrived to speak with some of the leaders who attended the assembly. During this impromptu meeting, these two pastors from opposite sides of the world discovered they had a mutual friend! You can watch the encounter and learn more HERE

In this clip, Bishop Quintin Moore of The Christian Communion International, and lead pastor of The Father's House speaks and gives this blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace...Numbers 6:24-26

Bishop Moore~Christian Communion International

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pastor Umar Mulinde Meets Friends & Bishops in Jerusalem

Evelyn & Pastor Umar Mulinde
In January 2012 we met an amazing couple~Pastor Umar and Evelyn Mulinde. The circumstances were grave~Pastor Umar was in Israel for medical treatment after being doused in acid by Muslim fundamentalists. At the bottom of this post you can follow the links to articles and videos on Pastor Mulinde.

Over time, the story of this amazing man has been revealed. Born a Muslim and trained to preach Islam, Umar Mulinde had an "curious mind" and this led him to question much of what he had been taught. As a result, he found the Love of the Lord. While studying the scriptures he was constantly reading about "The God of Israel", and as he learned more, he developed a Love for Israel.

After he completed his degree, Umar was ordained as a pastor and began his outreach to other Muslims. These actions were like a "death warrant", but he was not deterred. Rejected and considered "dead" by his family, persecuted by the Muslim community, this young man built a church in Uganda with thousands of followers. Each Monday, his congregation spends the day studying and praying for Israel. Below he tells Bishop Daniel Williams of Christian Communion International, that he believes his faith and this devotion to "bless" Israel may be one reason that his life was saved in this latest, vicious attack, referring to the scripture:

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curse thee...Genesis 12:3
Bishop Quintin Moore

In April 2012 during the 4th Jerusalem Assembly. David, Jay and Meridel brought Pastor Mulinde from the Tel HaShomer hospital in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to meet with Christian leaders attending the assembly. 

The clip below is of an encounter that took place in the lobby as they arrived. Bishop Quintin Moore of The Christian Communion International, and lead pastor of The Father's House speaks with Pastor Mulinde and they discover a common friend, "John", who was the pastor that led Umar to the Lord!

In the next days we will post the round table meeting between Pastor Mulinde and some of the key speakers at the 4th Jerusalem Assembly. You will hear Pastor Mulinde tell his riveting story of the persecutions he endured on his journey of faith...from Islam to Jerusalem...Do Stay Tuned!

A Meeting of Friends and Bishops... 

Here are Links to Information on Pastor Mulinde's Amazing Story:

Chaim Sheba Rehabilitation Center  Where Pastor Mulinde is Being Treated:

A View of the World at Work as Seen From Space

This is The World the Lord Made~Stunning!