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Throughout the month of January, Shady Anis is our contributing our devotionals, which are also available in Spanish and Portuguese, and in audo version in English.

We hope these help to focus your thoughts and prayers on the coming of the Lord Jesus.

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Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

20th March 2020
This Lenten devotions series is unusual, I admit it. Is it appropriate to talk about advocacy – whether political or social – during this Holy season? Is it proper to take inventory of our failures...
19th March 2020
Jesus, the perfect example of advocacy for us as we seek to be advocates for our persecuted brothers and sisters, revealed how much God cares about justice. “Will not God bring about justice for His...
18th March 2020
As followers of Jesus, forgiven and redeemed by His blood, and already embarking on the Eternal life we will experience more fully in Heaven, we are instructed by Paul to be “imitators of Christ.”...
17th March 2020
For today’s devotions, coming on the day we celebrate Patrick, Bishop and Apostle to the Irish (461 AD), it may look as if I’m taking a detour from talking about the Suffering Church – but not really...
16th March 2020
Last Friday we looked at the overall plight of Christians in Pakistan. Christians are oppressed, persecuted, arrested, and killed. In an ideological sense, Christians are dhimmi – second class...
13th March 2020
In a population of over 180 million, Pakistan’s Christians make up only about two percent. They’re disenfranchised, harassed, and persecuted. Many suffer from grinding poverty. Education and...
12th March 2020
Long before the rest of the world began getting insomnia thinking about “Nuclear Iran,” Christians in that Islamic Republic lost more than just sleep. For decades, Iranian Christians have lost human...
11th March 2020
There is one example of advocacy from the Hebrew Scriptures that is quite different from all others. It’s the only one that actually uses a word that can be translated as “advocate.” It is also one...
10th March 2020
Today is Purim. A good day to make our Lenten Devotions about Esther, to honor her faithfulness and to soberly commemorate this one of many, many attempts by Satan to destroy God’s chosen people the...
9th March 2020
As an American former Episcopalian whose parish was one welcomed into the Anglican Church of Nigeria when we had no other way to stay in the Anglican Communion, I am deeply grateful for the...
6th March 2020
"We will never ever surrender our nation or our faith in Christ to those who glory in death and destruction. We will not be intimidated because we know and trust in the power of the cross." - The...
5th March 2020
Yesterday we looked at those who are persecuted and martyred on earth in the light of Eternity. When we obey the Biblical mandate to be their advocates, we discover the depth of their earthly...
4th March 2020
For the past few days we’ve been exploring the theology of advocacy for persecuted brothers and sisters. Being good advocates with resources from the Scriptures is very important, and we’ll look at...
3rd March 2020
Yesterday we explored how Moses spoke as an advocate for the Hebrew people to God by reminding Him of His past deliverance of them. Another characteristic of effective advocacy from Moses was how he...
2nd March 2020
The Exodus 7 Daily Office reading last Friday showed Moses, the advocate for the Hebrews to Pharaoh. God prepared Moses for this role from before his birth! Moses was saved from the massacre of...
28th February 2020
Advocacy for persecuted brothers and sisters around the world is a spiritual calling. To demonstrate the spiritual dimensions of advocacy, and to give us some ideas on how best to fulfil our role as...
27th February 2020
As Christians we are called, given a mandate actually, to be advocates. There are many different advocacy avenues. Christians called to be advocates plead the cause of the poor, rescue victims of...
26th February 2020
It is Ash Wednesday. Today we begin Lent. When we receive the imposition of ashes, we are told to remember that we are dust, and that we will return to dust. We are dust and ashes.

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