Friday, September 21, 2012

Islam and Christianity

It is easy to gather that Western Christianity is under attack.  Everywhere we turn it looks like protests are breaking out against the West and Christianity.  It really bothers me.  I think about how much our country has tried to help, during and right after, the Arab spring and get frustrated with the whole mess.  It is easy to get upset and be frustrated when the pain and the angst is thousands of miles away.  But what if they were your neighbors?  What if they were spreading leaflets saying that they were going to kill you and destroy your property?  What if you could not just leave?

Everyday as you watch the riots and demonstrations keep in mind that near where those people are destroying the US flag is a family of Christians with no options but to hunker down and pray that the rioters will not kill them and destroy their house.  Christians throughout the region are now being targeted by those same groups who are protesting the freedom we have in our country.  Pray for those Christians who have for centuries lived their faith and lives under the crescent moon, knowing that their status as second class citizens means they could be targeted and killed with immunity.

While you can just turn the TV off, they have no where to go, but to Jesus.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


We live in a world filled with communications.  Much of those communications are fairly useless interaction that sucks up valuable time from other activities.  But in Africa modern communications have helped improve life dramatically.  In Africa smart phones are real tools that enables leaders to send SMS notifications to hundreds of people about upcoming events, stay connected with leaders in the church and community and even pay and transfer funds.

This note just came in from James Kariuki Kamau, ICM TZ director

"Some people in States replace their phones periodically. I phone 5 is out. Just wondering the possibility of getting a good I Phone 3 or 4 for reasonable cost. They will work here and have hotspot capability.

If you have an I Phone that you would like to donate just send it to the office and we will make sure James and other leaders get it:  4201 Ardmore Ave. Suite 8, Bakersfield CA 93309"

Please consider what you will do with your very good "old" I phone after you get your new and improved I Phone 5!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LBC Summer Team to Kenya

ICM is so blessed to have many wonderful partnerships in Bakersfield.  Through these partnerships Africa is blessed by teams going over and helping in so many wonderful ways.  But even more importantly, everyone who goes over is blessed and changed for the rest of their lives.  Hearing about Africa and even giving to needs does not come close to the reality brought home by being there.

If you or your church is interested in going to Africa please let us know.... You do not have to live in Bakersfield to be part of the ICM Short Term Team Program!

Now set back and watch another short video of the LBC team in Kenya!

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