By Guest Indiana
Taking Nigeria as a case study, if you are not a Jehovah’s Witness, you must have heard from some pastors or some other Christians like you about how the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach the wrong gospel. You must have heard them say that they use the wrong Bible. They must have told you to kick them out of your house or never let them in. They might have even told you that listening to them could lead you to Hell Fire.
My view about them changed when I related with one of them during an external tutorial class. There was a single guy among the rest in a mixed class of Christians and Muslims. This guy was the only Jehovah’s Witness. We all had a lot of fun bullying him. We made jest of his bag and made jest of the fact that he was a Jehovah’s Witness.
Despite all these bullying, he never retaliated. We were still kids back then and our knowledge of the Bible was what we were taught in our different churches. We argued over some verses in the bible and the guy took pains to explain some topics based on what he had been taught. We all shut him down, of course.
Years later, I had the opportunity to visit one of their Kingdom Halls. I had read a lot of their FREE publications and I wanted to see what they did there. I was wowed. I have been to many other churches but this Kingdom Hall was different.
The surprising part was that after the service, I met this guy again and he was so happy to see me. I was surprised. I thought he would make jest of me and ask why I was there. Instead, he and the other people there showed me love.
How are the Jehovah’s Witnesses better Christians than the rest of us?
Read more: https://www.nairaland.com/5455718/how-jehovahs-witnesses-better-christians
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By Space Merchant
As had been vocal about this before. We must teach and educate our children, when it comes to things such as sex, when it comes to money, when it comes to child abuse, resolving conflicts, bullying, and a list of other things, we must also teach our children about strangers (Stranger Danger as said in America)
https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/practical-ways-to-talk-to-kids-about-strangers/ https://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-interacting-with-strangers_3657124.bc https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/stranger-smarts.html http://archive.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers.html The Bible points out to teach our children so they may be wisdom. For among many of the better solutions, education is key: https://www.openbible.info/topics/how_to_train_your_children
Also learn the statistics regarding child kidnapping, some items I will link below
https://www.creditdonkey.com/kidnapping-statistics.html http://childfindofamerica.org/resources/facts-stats/ http://www.pollyklaas.org/about/national-child-kidnapping.html The United States of America
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapping_in_the_United_States https://www.parents.com/kids/safety/stranger-safety/child-abduction-facts/ https://reason.com/blog/2017/03/31/kidnapping-stats https://www.quora.com/How-many-people-are-kidnapped-each-day-in-the-US http://www.missingkids.com/footer/media/keyfacts The United Kingdom (EU)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/child-kidnap-and-abduction-increase-as-crimes-come-under-greater-scrutiny-10062014.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapping_in_the_United_Kingdom https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/latest-news/1018-missing-people-publishes-latest-uk-statistics.html https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37504781 Note: It is far worse for children because in most cases they are often end up in human sex trafficking, others into slave labor. In the EU, specifically the UK, you have the Grooming Gangs, which has a network in EU. Others being forced as brides and or mates, regardless of the victim's sex.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7264155/grooming-gang-sex-slave-eight-abortions/ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grooming-gang-victim-abducted-tesco-13248892 Note: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children provided some valuable information in the UK sources in the last link.
There's a lot more, but this will do.
My older post was directed to child abuse, but what is mentioned still applies, since child abuse services instruct parents and guardians to teach, we must do the same in other aspects of things such as about Strangers, be it the kidnapper is someone known or unknown:
Also another thing to note is even adults are kidnapped, primarily women, for as of recent a Florida woman who went to Costa-Rica on her 36th Birthday ended up vanishing, thus being kidnapped as some sources say, it is also noted that the driver was suspicious as well as some would say:
By Guest Nicole
EDMONTON — An Alberta family allegedly kidnapped by a group of naked neighbours, who may have unknowingly drank some hallucinogenic tea, say it was a frightening experience.
And the family members say until they learn more facts about what happened, they don't know how to feel about the ordeal.
"We just don't have enough information," said one family member, who asked not to be named. "We have no answers as to whether anything was purposely taken or not purposely taken."
The family members were reluctant to share their experience because of the ongoing court case, but they told The Canadian Press they know the accused as neighbours. They are all members of the same Jehovah's Witnesses church.
When one of the female accused showed up at the family's home in Leduc County south of Edmonton on Monday morning, clothed and acting frantic, they thought there must be an emergency.
But the family said with her were four other people who were naked and the family was forced outside and into a BMW. The man was allegedly put in the trunk and his daughter and her baby in the car with the others.
While the car was being driven, the family said the man managed to jump out of the trunk. As the car slowed, the woman and her baby then managed to get away.
The man, woman and child were then picked up by a passerby in his truck, but the truck was allegedly rammed by the car.
RCMP have said that when they arrived at the scene of the crash, they took five people into custody. Three adults, a man and two women, are facing charges of kidnapping, resisting arrest and mischief and are to next appear in court Nov. 30.
Two teenage girls also in the car were released without charges.
No one was injured.
The father of the girls, ages 13 and 15, has said his daughters and their mother were having breakfast Monday morning with another couple when they decided to have some tea recently brought back from a trip overseas. The father said the tea was from India, but the family that was allegedly kidnapped said one of the accused had travelled earlier in the year to Thailand and South Korea.
"It's absolutely crazy," said the father, who cannot be named due to a court publication ban protecting the identity of youths involved in the case.
"It's a scary thought thinking, 'Oh, let's try this tea that we purchased.' And then all sit down thinking they're just going to have a nice morning and end up in that circumstance."
He said the girls don't remember what happened.
The Mounties have not said if they're investigating whether a hallucinogenic tea motivated the alleged crime but have said drugs and/or alcohol may have played a role.
Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press
By James Thomas Rook Jr.
I just got this email today, from somebody who got my name from the Archive!
It says to "READ MESSAGE WITH CAREFULNESS"
This is supposed to be a secret, so if you tell anybody ... tell them not to tell!
Dearest In The Jehovah James Thomas Rook, Jr ,
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By Guest Nicole
A Reedsport woman was arrested after allegedly trying to kidnap a 6-year-old and resisting arrest in a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall earlier this month.
Denise Estrella Valdez Cardenas, 26, was charged with assaulting a public safety officer, resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault, harassment, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree disorderly conduct and two counts of coercion.
Read more: https://www.nrtoday.com/news/reedsport-woman-tries-to-kidnap-girl-resists-arrest-at-jehovah/article_efb4f445-e19c-5fb0-9f67-cc6e345ec6f8.html
By Bible Speaks
Out in the ministry, defying intense dust and sun in Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria.
Photo shared by @jossyjay91
Curfew in southeast Nigeria after clashes between army, pro-Biafra supporters
The JW branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nigeria has confirmed that none of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been killed or injured during this disaster ???By Bible Speaks
AUGUST 4, 2017
Heavy Rainfall in Nigeria
Extreme rains in southwest Nigeria from July 6 through July 12, 2017, caused flooding in the states of Delta state, isoko north, LGA, Â Lagos, Niger, and Oyo. News reports indicate that at least 18 people have died as a result.
The branch office of JehovahÂ’s Witnesses in Nigeria has confirmed that none of JehovahÂ’s Witnesses have been killed or injured during this disaster, though four were displaced. Additionally, two of the WitnessesÂ’ homes sustained damage and another one was destroyed. Witnesses in Nigeria are providing relief aid to their fellow worshippers as well as their non-Witness neighbors, a number of whom also were displaced or lost homes.
A set of identical twins brothers Itakke Usangnwan and Enyieokpon Usangnwan, last Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah of Witnesses in Uyo, Akwa Ibom wedded twin sisters Attah Abigail and Helen Obiofia.
Abigail Attah wedded Itakke Usangnwan while Helen Obiofia wedded Enyieokpon Usangnwan.
See their beautiful pre-wedding photos after the cut.
Amazing! Twin Sisters Marry Identical Twin Brothers In Akwa Ibom(Photo)
By Guest Nicole
If Coca-Cola called it “misleading” when California tried to slap soda cans with obesity-warning labels, imagine the reaction to this news: A court in Nigeria has decided that two very popular Coke drinks there, Sprite and Fanta, are literally “poisonous” when consumed alongside vitamin C. A judge serving on Lagos’s High Court has ordered Nigerian Bottling Company, the local manufacturer of those drinks, to add labels warning consumers that they could be dangerous.
The backstory on the case itself is complicated — in short, it started in 2008, when a Lagos businessman filed a lawsuit arguing he’d purchased large quantities of Nigerian Sprite and Fanta to export to England; but when they arrived, U.K. health authorities ran tests and concluded they weren’t fit for human consumption because the levels of benzoic acid and a food coloring called sunset yellow were so high, they posed a health risk if mixed with ascorbic acid. Fast-forward to the ruling this month, and the judge has widened the attack to include Nigeria’s own food regulators, who he calls “grossly irresponsible” for certifying the safety of Fanta and Sprite, even though they can become “poisonous in the presence of ascorbic acid.” Maybe the weirdest part: Nigerian Bottling Company’s defense was partly that its sodas aren’t intended for export — so, they’re, like, for Nigerians only — moving the judge to write that the company’s products “ought to be fit for human consumption irrespective of color or creed.”
Both the Nigerian Bottling Company and the federal food-safety agency are appealing the ruling, essentially arguing: “But Coke’s products don’t exceed benzoic acid limits in Nigeria …” They cite limits set by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which technically wouldn’t label the sodas as dangerous, either. Permissible ingredient levels vary by country, depending on “a number of factors such as climate,” they say. (England is more temperate, versus the tropics where higher preservative levels are needed.) Regardless, the BBC reports the fiasco has basically caused “an uproar” among Nigerians, who aren’t so sure they still want to drink a soda that’s considered unsafe for humans in any part of the world, and several consumer groups have called for immediate boycotts.
By Guest Nicole
Peace Euodia pictured above, died of excess bleeding during child delivery, because her church, Jehovah Witness Church does not permit her to accept blood transfusion.
By Guest Nicole
A three-day Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Igbo Language has been concluded at Daluwon, near Lagos. The convention, which has as theme, “Guzosie Ike N’ebe Jehova No” (Remain Loyal To Jehovah”), attracted a total of 1,316 delegates to the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Daluwon is located between Redemption Camp and Ofada town.
The attendance is considered significant because Igbo is neither the lingua franca nor the language spoken by the natives.
The three-day convention lasted from November 25 to 27. The programme on Friday focused on how Jesus Christ set a perfect example as God’s loyal one. Saturday was devoted to analysing what the Bible book of Job teaches Christians about remaining loyal despite intense suffering.
The star attraction on Sunday was a gripping feature-length film on how the Biblical King Hezekiah “held fast to Jehovah” while being besieged by his enemies. (2 Kings 18:6).
The convention featured talks, interviews and short videos. A total of 13 newly dedicated persons comprising seven males and six females dedicated themselves to Jehovah and were baptised during what several delegates described as a spiritual banquet.
Brother Noah C J Ubani, Overseer of the News Media Department of the convention, told News Express that the convention was for Jehovah’s Witnesses and interested members of the public in Lagos and Ogun states who speak or understand Igbo Language. “There are 14 conventions holding on this ground this year, majority of them being in English and Yoruba languages,” he said.
Ubani disclosed that the Igbo Language Convention was first held in 2015. “This is the second in two years. The ‘Imitate Jesus!’ Regional Convention held in December last year attracted only 11 congregations with a peak attendance of 1,004 delegates. But this year is a bumper, attracting 18 congregations,” he said.
On why an Igbo Language Convention is being held far away from Igboland, Ubani explained that Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that “it is important for people to hear the good news of God’s Kingdom if possible in their mother tongue because they understand it better.” He backed up the belief by quoting what happened on Pentecost Day in 33 CE when people who gathered in Jerusalem to listen to Jesus’ apostles heard the good news in 14 different languages.
Ubani disclosed that Jehovah’s Witnesses started forming Igbo Language congregations in the Lagos and Ogun area in 2014, adding that so far 17 have been formed, with others on the way. “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” he said, “are preaching in 18 languages in Nigeria. This is in fulfillment of Revelation 14:6, which speaks of an “angel flying in midheaven, and he had everlasting good news to declare to those who dwell on the earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.”
•Photo shows a cross section of delegates at “Guzosie Ike N’ebe Jehova No” (Remain Loyal To Jehovah”) Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held at Daluwon, near Lagos, Nov. 25-27, 2016.
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No fewer than 40,000 delegates of the Christian witnesses of Jehovah from Oyo, Ogun and Osun states are expected to converge on the ancient city of Ibadan for a three-day convention .
This was contained in a release issued by Jehovah’s Witnesses Media Contact, Mr Olayinka Dada made available to journalists in Ibadan.
The Media contact stated that the convention billed for this weekend is to hold at the Ifatumo Assembly Hall, Ibadan with the delegates already arriving the ancient city.
“Our conventions this year will feature content that will help people develop stronger bonds with friends, family members and above all, with God. We are confident that all who attend will enjoy these programs” he said.
According to the release, the Convention with the theme of the “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” is to impart richly on the spirituality of Ibadan dwellers and boost the tourism industry.
Mr Dada while stressing that Jehovah’s Witnesses were of the strong believe that loyalty is an essential part of any healthy relationship and that this year conventions would feature content that would help people develop stronger bonds with friends, family members and above all loyalty with God.
“The Program sessions will begin at 8.20am on all three days of the Convention. Admission is free. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations”.
Mr Dada maintained that the 3-Day Regional Convention would feature 49 presentations, each exploring the theme “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” with 35 video segments specifically for the program and two short films that will be shown on Saturday and Sunday.
By Guest Nicole
The ongoing regional Convention of the Jehovah’s Witnesses for Lagos and Ogun States started last month and is expected to end this month, at the Assembly Halls in Ota, Daluwon, Lekki and Badagry. Themed, “Remain loyal to Jehovah,” the convention, according to the spokesman of the group, Mr. Martins Omotehinse, holds throughout the country and every Friday to Sunday.
It features talks, short videos, symposia and Bible dramas.
Meanwhile, the series of convention in Ota Assembly Hall started in August and ends on December 16, while the ones in Badagry and Daluwon will start this month and ends on December 16. The convention series in Lekki Assembly ground starts on September 14 and ends on December 15, 2016.
By Guest Nicole
The 2016 Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lagos and Ogun
States kick off in August and September at the Assembly Halls in Ota,
Daluwon, Lekki and Badagry respectively.
The series of convention in Ota Assembly Hall starts on August 26 and
ends on December 16, while the ones in Badagry and Daluwon start on
September 9 and end on December 16. The convention series in Lekki
Assembly ground starts on September 14 and ends on December 15, 2016.
A spokesman of the Witnesses, Mr. Martins Omotehinse said the theme of
the convention is: “Remain loyal to Jehovah”. He said that members of
the public are cordially invited to the spiritually uplifting event
which is free of charge.
The convention which holds on Fridays to Sundays, each week would
feature talks, short videos, symposia and Bible dramas. The first
drama which comes up on Friday is entitled: “Who is on Jehovah’s
side”. On that day, also by way of talks and short videos, delegates
would be shown how Jesus Christ set outstanding examples of loyalty to
On Saturday by 10:45am there would be baptism of new members.
On Sunday, there would be a public Bible discourse entitled “When will
loyal love triumph over hatred”. The convention will feature a total
of 49 presentations with 35 video segments.
Also on Sunday, delegates would be treated to a gripping
feature-length film showing how King Hezekiah of ancient Judah trusted
in Jehovah as enemies besieged Jerusalem.
The series of conventions would be held throughout Nigeria in English,
Nigerian Pidgin, Igbo, Egun, Efik, American Sign Language (ASL),
Yoruba, Isoko, Esan, Ijaw, Urhobo, Abua, Edo, French, Khana, Okpe,
Hausa and Khogana.
By Guest Nicole
An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member with a P600,000 reward for his capture was arrested in Zamboanga City Thursday.
Arrested was Bads Adjam, with aliases “Pa Malod” and “Abu Jihad,” who is wanted for his involvement in the kidnapping of six Jehovah’s Witnesses members in Patikul, Sulu in 2002 and 21 foreign and local tourists in Sipadan, Malaysia, in 2000.
Police Senior Supt. Billy Tamayo, the chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR), identified the arrested suspect.
In his report to Police Chief Supt. Roel B. Obusan, acting director of the CIDG, Tamayo said operatives composed of the NCR-CIDG based in Region 9 and Naval Intelligence Security Group-Western Mindanao, apprehended the suspect at Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City, on Thursday.
Zamboanga City map (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)
Obusan said the arrest was made possible by virtue of a warrant of arrest with Criminal Case No. 815-3 for six counts of Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention with Ransom issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) 9th Judicial Region, Branch 4, in Parang, Sulu.
Tamayo said that aside from the kidnapping of six Jehovah’s Witnesses, the suspect was also included in Criminal Case Numbers 122473H-122493H for kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention (21 counts) issued by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 262 for the kidnapping of 10 Malaysians, nine Europeans and two Filipino resort workers in Sipadan Island, Malaysia, in 2000.
Tamayo added that the suspect has a monetary reward of P600,000 as per Department of National Defense (DND) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) joint order on reward number 15-2012 dated November 2012.
The suspect is presently detained at the CIDG-NCR lock-up cell for documentation and proper disposition prior to his turn over to the court concerned.
By Guest Nicole
Actualmente sirviendo en Nigeria como voluntario de construcción. El servicio del campo aquí es impresionante, a los niños realmente les encantan los vídeos de Caleb. Desafortunadamente nuestro proyecto pronto finalizará pero la hemos pasado muy bien sirviendo con los hermanos aquí por cuatro meses.
By Guest Nicole
Después de una reunión en Alagbado, Nigeria.
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