"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found" (Psalm 32:6)
Praying for the Persecuted Church
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, "Come, ye blessed of my Father...for I was in prison, and ye came unto me...Inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me..." (Mt 25:34-46).
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body (Heb 13:3).
Dear CHPA Foundation Friends:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
President Bush Receives Burnt Bible From Brad Phillips President Bush Pledges to Assist Persecuted in Sudan at White House Signing Ceremony for Sudan Peace Act
Washington D.C., October 21, 2002 ---At a historic ceremony at the White House yesterday, President George Bush signed into law the Sudan Peace Act (SPA), a bill that condemns the National Islamic Front regime for human rights violations including genocide, slavery and religious persecution of Christians in a civil war that has claimed more than 2.5 million lives and forcibly displaced five million people from their homes.
"The (Sudan Peace Act) act demonstrates the clear resolve of the United States to promote a lasting, just peace; human rights; and freedom from persecution for the people of Sudan," President Bush said. "I am very grateful for what President Bush has done today, and I have no doubt that it was the pressure and prayers from thousands of friends and partners of Persecution Project Foundation that made the difference in this fight," PPF President Brad Phillips said.
IT IS "SEPTEMBER 11" EVERY DAY FOR CHRISTIANS IN SUDAN After the signing ceremony was completed in the presence of Congressional leaders, Secretary Colin Powell, NSC Advisor Condeleeza Rice, and members of the Friends of Sudan Coalition, PPF President, Brad Phillips presented the remains of a burnt Sudanese Bible to President George W. Bush. The Nuer Bible was brought out from southern Sudan by Brad Phillips during a PPF crisis relief mission in the oil-field region of western Upper Nile.
"Mr. President thank you for what you have done today. This Bible belonged to a Christian family that were among the victims of genocide in southern Sudanís Upper Nile oil region--they were killed and their home was burned to the ground and this burnt Bible is all that remained. Please accept this Bible and remember to pray for our persecuted brethren in Sudan," Phillips said. President Bush responded, "Thank you, I will pray."
"It is very appropriate for President Bush to sign this act today. Only last week on October 16, 5,000 Sudanese militants took to the streets of Sudanís capital Khartoum, and denounced America and burned an effigy of President Bush wrapped in an Israeli and American flag. Since September 11, Christians in Sudan have prayed that the USA would join them in their war against terrorism. This is an answer to their prayers," Phillips added.
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