Thursday, March 31, 2011

Threat of NEW MADRID FAULT Continues and NOT OVER (Guest Post)

Midwest quakes
UPDATED 3-18-11
next earthquake in US

If you felt some swaying before Sunday night's heavy windstorm hit St. Louis, you're not alone.
Experts say a 4.7-magnitude earthquake in Arkansas on Sunday night was felt here in St. Louis — about a half-hour before a fast-moving storm blew through with hail and 70 mph winds.

Jessica Sigala, geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said the Arkansas quake hit about 35 miles north of Little Rock at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Sigala said it was felt in at least five other states. More than 7,000 people, including some in St. Louis and as far away as Tennessee, have told the center they felt the quake.

Those who felt it in the St. Louis area reported it as an intensity of 2, which is very weak. It may been have felt by people here who live on upper floors, she said.

"That's actually normal," she said. "You can see that in a lot of earthquakes, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The farther you get from the earthquake, from the epicenter, it is normal to feel it in high-rise buildings."

More people perhaps felt it because it was at night and they were winding down, Sigala said.

Coincidentally, that was about the time that St. Louis television weather forecasters were flashing colorful warnings about heavy winds and possible tornadoes approaching the metro area.

At 11 p.m. in Franklin County, for example, the National Weather Service says they were getting reports of large hail and a funnel cloud near the town of Villa Ridge. At the same time, hail and heavy wind gusts were in St. Charles County.

Kelly-Kate Pease, who lives in a Central West End high rise, said she felt her bed start to sway at 11 p.m. She said she was alarmed that winds were causing that movement at her condo, while weather forecasters were saying the storm was still 30 minutes away.

Turns out, it wasn't the storm's winds that were making her condo sway. It was the earthquake in Arkansas, Sigala says.

Copyright 2011 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. All rights reserved.

Posted in Metro, Illinois, Stcharles on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 9:01 am Updated: 11:03 am. | Tags: National Weather Service, U.s. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center, Arkansas Earthquake, St. Louis Storms,

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Arkansas Today

Feb 18-2011

The U.S. Geological Survey has reported 29 earthquakes in the north-central Arkansas cities of Greenbrier and Guy since Sunday with 16 occurring Wednesday, two of which were magnitude 3.2 and 3.5.

A 4.7 magnitude quake was felt in Faulkner County just before 5 a.m. today. The Associated Press said more than 700 quakes have occurred in the region over the past six months, since October 2010. USGS Engineers and Geologists are still amiss to find the cause.

"The cause is still a mystery to us", said a USGS spokesman,"but we are working on it".

2-16-11 - DREAM - I was on my computer in Wisconsin somewhere. I had three IM's going because of a huge earthquake that shook a largee area in the midwest - probably the New Madrid.

We didn't lose electricity, which was a good thing, and I could communicate with other people who had experienced the same thing I just had - and we found out that the United States was completelhy severed in half at the Mississippi River.

When daylight came, I went outside to find out what things looked like and went to the Mississippi River divide and to my shock, the river was actually at least 1,000 feet lower from where I stood and looked very small at the bottom of the cliff that now divided Wisconsin from Minnesota. I was stunned to see this because I've been to that spot before, and Wisconsin and Minnesota were divided by the Missippi at that point but had been equal in altitude before.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing. There would be no way to get from one side of the river to the other now except to fly or take a fast boat if one still existed at the bottom of the cliff.

I saw no people, just lots of trees. The trees on the ot her side of the river looked very tiny in comparison to those on my side of the river because they were so far down now.

Dee Finney

here is the current earthquake map.

arkansas quakes 2011
link to maps:

arkansa closeup 2011
Arkansas closeup

A noted geologist from the University of Missouri-Columbia says his research of earthquakes in China may hold clues as to where the next big earthquake will hit in the Midwest.

This year marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S.

But if Mian Liu, professor of geological sciences at the University of Missouri is correct, the next big quake will occur someplace other than the New Madrid fault system.

Professor Liu examined records from China, where earthquakes have been recorded and described for the past 2,000 years. Surprisingly, Liu

"In north China, where large earthquakes occur relatively frequently, not a single one repeated on the same fault segment in the past 2,000 years," Liu said. "So we need to look at the big picture of interacting faults, rather than focusing on the faults where large earthquakes have occurred in the recent past."

Liu and fellow researchers Seth Stein, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at Northwestern University, and Hui Wang, a Chinese Earthquake Administration researcher, believe the New Madrid quake may have loaded increasing stresses on the Wabash Valley Seismic fault system. It extends through the lower Wabash Valley, near the borders of Southern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana.

"The two areas seem likely to be mechanically coupled in that stress transfer following large earthquakes in one could affect earthquake occurrence in the other," Liu wrote. "Numerical modeling indicates that stress transfer following the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes may be loading faults in the Wabash Zone."

The last major quake to occur along the Wabash Seismic Zone was on April 18, 2008, when a magnitude 5.2 quake centered near Belmont, Ill., was felt across a wide area of the Tri-State.

Researchers are now using GPS to test their theory.

"GPS measurements in the past two decades have found no significant strain in the New Madrid area," Liu said.

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Report FROM New Madrid Fault area: The surface rupture of the roads and highways is out of control.

Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 11:19 AM
Subject: New Madrid quake is next

One of my psychic friends says the New Madrid area is the next event that will happen. And if it does, then all
that oily Gulf mess will pour into the hole it leaves when the land sinks. This country deserves it...

Is anyone following the tectonic pressure ....

Hello Raye;

I live on the New Madrid fault. And I can tell you this. The surface rupture of the roads and highways is out of control. Also, everyday of
the week, the structure of my moms home is "cracking" and shifting. You can hear the walls and the surface crack.

Nearby is a dollar general store. In that parking lot there are 3 flagpoles that "vibrate" violently. (not shaking from wind) Each and
everyday, the roads "blow" up potholes. U.S. 41 is ruptured severely.

Interstate 65 is also badly damaged. They keep trying to repave them but it doesn't work. The Cline Ave bridge at points is closing. This bridge
and off ramps leads right into Inland steel and LTV steel and BP Amoco. So far, I believe 5-7 bridges have been shut down or are scheduled for
closing because they are unsafe.

I monitor the earthquakes daily. And as you know there are far too many happening too quickly.

I believe the general public has been misled. In my opinion, the 2012 shift is happening now, but everyone has been conditioned to believe
that they still have time to prepare for the main event. Thats b.s. It doesn't happen all at once.

In Momence Illinois, some of the buildings are beginning to "sink". In Cedar Lake Indiana, the same is happening.

The bottom line is this; Buildings are cracking, parking lots can't be fixed, roads and bridges are closing every week, sidewalks are sinking
and sinkholes are opening everywhere. At time day or night, you can literally feel the earth "vibrate" below your feet.

I'm in Northwest Indiana, and I believe we are about to get hit with a earthquake of biblical proportions. We are surrounded by propane,
natural gas and BP Amoco refineries.

And, I'm more than concerned what will happen when the new madrid erupts.

best regards

Newly Found Fault Could Cause US Quake

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 23, 2009) - A previously unknown fault in eastern Arkansas could trigger a magnitude 7 earthquake with an epicenter near a major natural gas pipeline, a scientist said Wednesday.
Haydar Al-Shukri, the director of the Arkansas Earthquake Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, said the fault is separate from the New Madrid fault responsible for a series of quakes in 1811-12 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backward.

This is a Mississippi River island about 15 miles southeast of Marianna, Ark.,
where a scientists said he has discovered a fault that could produce a magnitude 7 earthquake
Acres of cotton fields cover the fault west of Marianna, about 100 miles east of Little Rock, but stretches of fine sand mixed with fertile soil gave away the fault's location, Al-Shukri said. Liquefied sand bubbled up through cracks in the earth, while ground radar and digs showed vents that let the sand reach the surface, he said.

The fault, likely created in the last 5,000 years, sparked at least one magnitude 7 earthquake in its history. Such temblors cause massive destruction in their wake.

"This is a very, very dangerous (area) at risk of earthquake," Al-Shukri said. "When you talk about (magnitude) 7 and plus, this is going to be a major disaster."

Al-Shukri did not identify a time frame for the potential earthquake

Scientists have pinpointed a set of faults in the Midwest
that cause severe earthquakes every 500 years. The
quakes are so powerful that they can cause the
Mississippi River to temporarily flow backwards.

Arkansas Quakes Could Offer Warning
posted: 11-28-08

filed under: National News, Natural Disasters News, Science News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 28, 2008) - A series of small earthquakes that rattled central Arkansas in recent weeks could be a sign of something much bigger to come.

By this weekend, seismologists hope to install three measurement devices to gather data about future temblors in the area. That information could show whether the rumbles come from heat-related geological changes or from an undiscovered fault — which could mean a risk of substantial earthquakes in the future.

“The potential for generating a high-magnitude earthquake is real," said Haydar Al-Shukri, director of the Arkansas Earthquake Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Five earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 2.2 to 2.7 have hit central Arkansas this month. Quakes with a magnitude of 2.5 to 3 are typically the smallest felt by people.

While hundreds of earthquakes occur each year, including several in Arkansas, the location of the recent ones give Al-Shukri pause. Arkansas quakes generally occur in the state's northeast corner, part of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, where three temblors with magnitudes of around 8 struck during the winter of 1812 and smaller ones continue today.

But central Arkansas does not have any seismic history, Al-Shukri said.

"It is abnormal. It is significant," he said. "We need to carefully watch this activity."

The area does not have any permanent seismograph, so researchers asked the University of Memphis in Tennessee if they could use its portable equipment. The nearest seismographs aren't close enough to provide the detailed readings scientists need to determine what could be causing the tremors or properly locate their origin, said Scott Ausbrooks, the geohazard supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey.

"I don't know if you've looked at a map of where these events are located, but they've got a scatter on them," he said. "We're thinking this is probably the inherited error built in when you try to locate events of this small a magnitude from that far away."

Ausbrooks said officials would install the three seismographs around Magnet Cove, a Hot Spring County community near where a magnitude-2.7 earthquake hit on Nov. 1. Residents told police dispatchers they heard what sounded like an explosion.

One possible culprit could be a hydrothermal quake, caused by extremely hot fluid pushing into rocks under the surface. The hot fluid percolates into the cracks of the rocks and causes movement, Al-Shukri said.

That theory matches the geologic history of the area. Central Arkansas is home to Hot Springs, a city that grew up around its namesake spas. The springs have 143-degree waters rushing to the surface continuously.

If that's the case, the earthquakes likely wouldn't pose a drastic danger to the area, Al-Shukri said. At their strongest, such quakes reach only a magnitude of 5, the U.S. Geological Survey's threshold for "moderate."

However, if the earthquakes are caused by a previously unknown fault, that could mean a much more powerful temblor in the future. A recently discovered fault in eastern Arkansas near Marianna caused an earthquake with a magnitude of between 7.2 and 7.5 in the past 5,000 years, Al-Shukri said. That could cause widespread, heavy damage.

"Now, it's not active, but in geologist time, that's yesterday," he said.

Ausbrooks wouldn't speculate on what could be causing the earthquakes, saying he wanted to see what data the seismographs capture. However, he acknowledged an unknown fault could be running through the area.

"There are numerous faults across the state, both known and unknown," Ausbrooks said. "This area has got a lot of faults associated with it from the mountain building of the Ouachitas, but they're considered inactive."

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Korean Reds Targeting Christians" Steamroller ROLLS Over 5 Church Leaders-Guest post

The Frightening Rise Of Christian Persecution: Christians Around The World Are Being Shot, Burned, Hanged, Tortured And Stuffed Into Metal Shipping Containers (Guest Post)

There is a widely quoted statistic that more Christians died for their faith in the 20th century than in the 19 centuries leading up to it.  But as bad as the 20th century was, the 21st century is starting to make that look like a Sunday picnic.  In every corner of the globe, Christians are being shot, burned, hanged, tortured and even stuffed into metal shipping containers.  Christian clergy are being marked for assassination around the world, hundreds of churches are being burned to the ground along with scores of homes and businesses owned by Christians.  Dozens of nations across the globe have now passed strict anti-conversion laws in an attempt to stifle the spread of Christianity.

In the countries where Christians are not yet facing physical persecution, they still must deal with open discrimination, lawsuits and increasing ridicule.  Christianity is now the most hated and most persecuted religion on the plant.  The reality is that the words that Jesus spoke in John 15:18 ring truer today than ever: "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first." Keep those words in mind as you read the following shocking reports of Christian persecution from all over the world....


Chinese authorities have conducted a crackdown on "illegal" Christian churches in recent months that church leaders are calling the harshest in years.  Christians in China are required to worship in "churches" run by state-controlled organizations, and Christians who attempt to worship on their own are brutally persecuted.

Recently, hundreds of government police and hired thugs descended on a megachurch that served approximately 50,000 worshippers, smashing doors and windows, seizing Bibles and sending dozens of worshippers to hospitals with serious injuries.  The co-pastors of the church are in prison and police vehicles remain parked on virtually every corner of the neighborhood where the church is located.  Scenes such as this are regularly being repeated all over China as the Communist government seeks to eliminate all religion that is not government-sanctioned.

In a story that recently made headlines all over the world, thirty elderly women in Eritrea were arrested for simply praying together.  But the truth is that this is just the latest episode in an ongoing persecution of Christians that is beyond brutal.

The Pakistan Christian TV website recently described the horrifc persecution of Christians in Eritrea this way....

Today some 3,000 Eritrean Christians are imprisoned for their faith. Some are in underground and solitary cells whilst some are in 'secret' prisons for the 'disappeared'. However, most are herded into unventilated shipping containers in the desert where dysentery and infectious diseases go untreated. Torture is routine.

The truth is that these unventilated shipping containers are extremely uncomfortable.  The temperatures in these metal shipping containers can reach well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and in many instances Christians are not even let out of them to use the bathroom.

Assassinations Of Clergy
Increasingly, Christian clergy are being targeted for assassination all over the world.  The following are just a few of the recent examples....
*A Russian priest that had been highly critical of Islam has been assassinated inside his own church.
*Leftist guerrillas in Colombia brutally executed a Christian pastor just outside his own home.
*Two masked members of the al-Shabaab Muslim militia shot and killed a Christian pastor in Somalia as he drove home from a worship service.

Persecution of Christians in India is getting so bad that India actually made International Christian Concern's Hall of Shame.

According to the ICC, 2008 was particularly bad, with "wave after wave of highly coordinated Hindu raids" that resulted in "the worst outbreak of anti-Christian violence in its recent history."
The statistics that the ICC quotes regarding the outbreak of persecution in India are sobering....
"In all, more than 100 Christians are confirmed dead, 4,000 homes have burned down, and over 50,000 Christians have fled their homes."

The following is just one example of what is going on in India.  This story was originally posted by The Voice of the Martyrs....

On April 25, Pastor Mohan Babu and two other believers were severely beaten by 35 Hindu extremists for holding a Vacation Bible School (VBS) near Bangalore City, in Karnataka State. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts in India, the three-day VBS was organized by Ragigudda Baptist Church. VOM sources said, "Around 60 children from different backgrounds were attending the VBS. As they were worshiping, about 35 people belonging to a Hindu extremist group forcefully entered the hut chanting slogans and demolished the hut. The extremists mercilessly beat Mohan, Samuel and Krishna, alleging forceful conversion. The perpetrators chased the children without any courtesy and tore the Bibles. Mohan was severely injured on his lips and was profusely bleeding. The believers are living in fear and did not lodge complaint with the police."
Hundreds of Muslim villagers in southern Egypt recently burned and looted scores of Christian-owned shops.  Christians in Egypt live in a constant state of fear and thousands are being forced to relocate.  In fact, the forced deportation of Egyptian Christians from their homes by the government in order to "protect" them is rapidly increasing.

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia, of course, strictly forbids the conversion of any Muslim to Christianity.  The penalty for conversion is death.  Back in 2008, The daughter of a man who works for Saudi Arabia's religious police became a Christian after she joined an Internet chat group.  He responded by cutting out her tongue and burning her to death.

The United Kingdom and Europe
All across Europe, "anti-proselytising" laws are being passed.  Not only that, but other laws are being adopted that force Christians to deny their beliefs.  For example, the U.K. government is being forced by the European Commission to eliminate exemptions that allow churches to refuse to employ homosexual staff.

North Korea
North Korea is one of the most brutally repressive governments in the history of mankind.  Tonight more than 200,000 Christians will try to stay warm in horrific North Korean labor camps.
Christians there are considered little more than dogs as the following story from The Voice Of The Martyrs illustrates.....
The young brown-eyed girl looked up at her mother. What would she decide?
Earlier that morning, the young girl's mother, their pastor, and twenty-six others in her North Korean village of GokSan were bound and taken before a screaming crowd of Communists.

One of the guards ordered Pastor Kim and the other Christians, "Deny Christ, or you will die." The words chilled her. How could they ask her to deny Jesus? She knew in her heart he was real. They all quietly refused.

Then the Communist guard shouted directly at the adult Christians, "Deny Christ, or we will hang your children." The young girl looked up at her mother. She gripped her and knowing how much her mom loved her. her mother then leaned down. With confidence and peace she whispered, "Today, my love, I will see you in heaven."

All of the children were hanged.

The remaining believers were then brought out onto the pavement and forced to lie down in front of a huge steamroller. The Communists gave them one last chance. "Deny this Jesus or you will be crushed." The Christians had already given up their children; there was no turning back.
As the driver started the heavy piece of equipment, the singing from the villagers started softly. "More love, O Christ, to thee, more love to thee."

United States
Even with everything that has happened, the United States still offers Christians more freedom than virtually anywhere else on earth.  But that is quickly changing as well.  Christians in the U.S. just do not have the same level of freedom that they used to experience.

For example, school teachers in Florida say that they are being forced to hide in closets to pray after a controversial court ruling.  All expressions of Christian faith are being ruthlessly pushed out of the public sphere by very powerful interest groups.

Calls for government repression of Christianity in the United States have grown louder than ever before.  The Huffington Post even published a deeply disturbing article that calls evangelical Christianity the number one source of domestic terrorism in the United States and that calls on the Secret Service and the FBI to investigate and "infiltrate" pro-life and evangelical Christian groups.
Not only that, but many of the hottest best selling books in recent years have publicly mocked Christianity....
Just consider the titles of a few recent New York Times bestsellers.....
*"God is Not Great: Why Religion Poisons Everything" by journalist Christopher Hitchens.
*"The End of Faith" by atheist author Sam Harris.
*"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins.

But this anti-Christian sentiment is just not held by a few elitists.  The reality is that it has spread to much of the general population.

For example, the following are the titles of just a few anti-Christian threads on one of the most popular political discussion forums on the Internet....

“Dirty, Filthy, Christians”: Treatise On The Most Dangerous Death Cult In Human History
How can we destroy Christians?
Christians should not participate in politics
Why Christians are so ******* lame...
Attention Heterosexuals! Repent! Jesus Can Finally Make You Gay!
Christian are sub-humans

The truth is that hatred for Christians and Christianity is rapidly increasing.
Jesus warned us that these days would come.
In Matthew 24:9, Jesus told us how the world will treat Christians in the end times....

"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me."

The times ahead of us are not referred to as "the Tribulation" for nothing.  It will be an absolute bloodbath for Christians.  The entire world system will be geared towards eliminating all traces of the true Christian faith.  Members of the same family will even betray one another to the authorities.

The truth is that things are not going to get any easier for Christians from here on out.    Someday soon there will be no place to hide from Christian persecution.
When that day arrives, what will you do?

Remembering Persecuted Christians in NORTH KOREA: Guest Post

Bearing the Cross | Jeff M. Sellers: Forgotten Gulag in North Korea
What you can do to help persecuted Christians

ADVERTISEMENT From ages 9 to 19, Kang Ch'orhwan witnessed death by starvation, torture, and public execution in one of North Korea's detention centers for political prisoners. There thousands of Christians are still wasting away, as the Communist dictatorship regards faith as subversive.Because authorities punish not only the charged but their families to three generations, Ch'orhwan was incarcerated for false accusations of espionage made against his grandfather. In the detention camp, he saw Christians punished for praying; forbidden to look up to heaven, they were beaten if they raised their eyes from the ground.
"As Christians could not get out alive, I could not understand why they voluntarily put themselves under the brutal condition of concentration camps when they could be sent back home with one simple denial of their invisible God," Ch'orhwan testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1999.
Christians in North Korean prison camps are rounded up monthly for torture and executions, says Suzanne Scholte, president of the Defense Forum Foundation (the U.S. partner of the Seoul-based human-rights organization Citizens Alliance to Help Political Prisoners in North Korea). The regime, she says, propagates its own trinity: deceased former President Kim Il Sung as Father, President Kim Jong-il as Son, and official Juche (roughly translated as "self-reliance") ideology as the Holy Spirit.
Prisoners unable to contain their horror at executions are deemed disloyal to the party and are punished with electrical shock, often to death. Others are sent into solitary confinement in containers so cramped that their legs become permanently paralyzed.
Eight Christians working in a prison smelting factory died instantly when molten iron was poured onto them, one by one, for refusing to deny their faith, according to eyewitness Soon Ok Lee, who also testified before the Senate committee. She had endured six years of torture before being released and escaping to South Korea, where she became a Christian.
About 100,000 of North Korea's estimated 500,000 Christians are imprisoned for their faith, according to Paul F. Schotchmer of the Sentinel Group. Also, about half of the estimated 100,000 to 300,000 North Korean refugees on the Chinese side of the border are believers as a result of Christian relief workers ministering to them, says Douglas Shin of the Los Angeles-based rights organization Exodus 21.
These refugees live in terror of Chinese authorities, who employ bounty hunters to capture and send them back to certain imprisonment—and death by starvation, disease, or torture—in North Korea, he says.


My Fellow Christian READERS, REMEMBER: The mercy you SOW is the mercy you shall REAP! And we all need to reap MUCH mercy in the times to come in which we will  face great suffering and persecution!

GO to these websites to find out how to help PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS WORLDWIDE NOW!

In the past 100 years (during the 20th Century) 26,000,000 Christians were killed for their faith (martyred).  This is more than the combined total of all previous centuries.  It does not count the untold numbers who were persecuted in other ways, imprisoned, tortured, and even enslaved.  
These things are all still going on right now, and in certain countries are worse than they have ever been.

100 million Christians around the globe are currently suffering persecution for their faith.  Most often persecution takes the form of imprisonment, abuse, and hostilities.   In some cases, however, Christians are asked to face more than scorn, prison, or the loss of health—they are asked to face death.

The Growing Worldwide Persecution of Christians-
One of our Slovak readers, who prefers to remain anonymous, sends a translation about recent events in his country’s capital, along with this introductory note:
Last week a rally in support of the persecuted Christians took place in Bratislava. Your readers may be interested in how Slovak politicians react to recent horrible events concerning Christians abroad.
Below is his translation of an article from the respected Slovak newspaper SME:
Palko: Europe Shows Disregard for the Killing of Christians
Vladimír PalkoBratislava — Europe hesitates with expressions of solidarity, as if the killing of Christians in the world was not worth noticing. Those words were stated today to the News Agency of the Slovak Republic by the chairman of the non parliamentary party Conservative Democrats of Slovakia (CDS) and former interior minister Vladimir Palko, who attended the rally in support of the persecuted Christians in Bratislava. The event had been arranged by Young Conservative Democrats of Slovakia, which is a youth movement of CDS.
“The motive is the increasing persecution, even killing of Christians all over world. Since we announced this event, several dozen Christians have been killed in Nigeria, 21 Christians in Egypt on New Year’s Eve, and many other incidents. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that this problem is acute,” Palko pointed out.
According to him, today’s rally resulted in an appeal addressed to the Slovak President, the Slovak government, and the National Council of the Slovak Republic, urging a push through our foreign policy for the observance of human rights for Christians and freedom of religion worldwide.

Palko is convinced that publicizing the persecutions is the first step for the protection of the persecuted. “We believe that this event will also inspire people in other European countries, and it has already happened. For example, I know that this rally has been an inspiration for the event which will take place on January 18 in Saint Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic. It’s possible that similar events will be arranged also in other European countries,” he added.
Not only a crowd of a few hundred people that attended the rally taking place near the convent church of the Notre Dame order, but also a member of European parliament Anna Zaborska (Christian-Democratic Party) who came to show her support. “The attacks against Christians intensify, and the reaction of the EU and Slovakia does not seem adequate to me. The reason why I attended this rally is because I intend it as an open declaration of my support,” she stated for The News Agency of the Slovak Republic.
Zaborska is also ready to ask in writing the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton to name the particular steps the European Commission has taken in order to support of the Christians all over the world. “I have arranged an appointment with our Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikulas Dzurinda (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union), where I plan to discuss the possibility of Slovakia joining the initiative of Poland, France, and Italy, for the EU should be the first community giving asylum to Christians expelled from their homelands,” she added.


I have been thinking of establishing a PRAYER CHAPEL (Log Cabin Chapel) for people to come and PRAY against things planned for our nation, and setting up 24 hour intercession for our nation based on what I and others report on. It would be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

IF you have a log cabin type structure (it can be small) that can be used for this purpose that you would like to consider donating for this purpose, PLEASE CONTACT ME! It will be used for the glory of God~

What are your comments?-Pamela Rae Schuffert

How Can I LOVE YOU, MY Readers?

Send me your prayer requests and I will pray for you.-Pamela

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Blessed are they that do his [God's] commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  (Rev 22:14)

  1. Jn 14:15 If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
  2. Jn 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me
  3. 1 Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments
  4. 1 Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
  5. 2 Jn 6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
  6. Rev 12:17 who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
  7. Rev 14:12 Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Words of LIFE for Christian Readers Today:Keeping Jesus Commandments is LIFE!


Dear Readers, Just a brief reminder to LET YOU KNOW You are LOVED and prayed for in this hour and shall be prayed for by me. God loves you and will bring you through the perilous times to come!-Pamela Rae Schuffert

Monday, March 28, 2011

Serious Reflections: The JOYS OF MARTYRDOM for Jesus Christ Our Savior

Many Christians greatly fear the things that I and others have written about to come to our nation, and worldwide. They know Christians are targeted for persecution and death in the things to come. Even I have had to admit to fear at times, and pondering on HOW I WILL COPE WITH COMING PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM, death for my testimony and my work. I admit this! And OUT of such ponderings and fears have come my Scriptural conclusions from the DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT'S inspirations. I share them now with you.

Our bodies were made to be TEMPORAL. EVERY ONE of your cells is destined and doomed to die someday. Your entire body is doomed to die by Divine Providence. Why then should we as Christians seek to preserve and keep what we cannot? Even Jesus Christ our Savior in His temporal body of sacred and Divine flesh, could not keep His fleshly body alive: it too was doomed to die, so that something much BETTER could come forth!

Praise God! For in it's place came forth a Divine RESURRECTION BODY, following the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, not of mere HUMAN FLESH but of the POWER OF GOD, the LIVING GOD OF THE RESURRECTION!

Praise GOD for our temporal bodies! Praise GOD for our  Resurrection bodies to COME! Praise God for our Divinely redeemed eternal spirits, waiting for the death of our bodies so they can ascend into LIFE IN THE HEAVENS WITH THE LIVING GOD AND JESUS CHRIST FOREVERMORE!

THINK of your human body as a PLACENTA housing your precious new life, YOUR ETERNAL SPIRIT! It is not you FLESH that ascends into HEAVEN, but you eternal SPIRIT born again through faith in Jesus Christ! The flesh must DIE: this must be an accepted fact.

A placenta houses the precious new life of the unborn until it is time to be released INTO THE WORLD TO COME for that child..and OUT of the dark world of the placenta ad the womb.But in 9 months, IT IS TIME for the PLACENTA TO DIE so that the NEW LIFE may enter into the world to come for that child! What if the placenta were to argue ad say, "BUT I DON'T WANT TO DIE! I want to LIVE!" That new life might never safely enter the world to come for it, if the placenta had it's own way. But in fact, God ordained that the placenta yield that life in approximately 9 months, so that the precious new life might LIVE!

And so it is with our bodies and our eternal redeemed spirits. the body MUST die eventually so that the precious NEW LIFE born of the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD might enter into the WORLD TO COME! This is all a part of God's plan completely. The DEATH of your temporal body is the literal LIFE ETERNAL IN THE GLORIOUS KINGDOM OF GOD for your eternal SPIRIT redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and born of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.

Therefore FORGIVE your future persecutors and executioners in the times of persecution. Therefore REJOICE in your persecutions and martyrdom for Him.Jesus Christ did. He told His disciples to REJOICE that he was GOING TO THE FATHER. We too should rejoice in our future persecutions, sufferings and martyrdom for His Name's sake.This is HOW we overcome and go to the Father as HE did.

The Bible declares that we MUST overcome by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB, the WORD OF OUR TESTIMONIES, and because we loved NOT our earthly lives unto the death! FAITHFULNESS UNTO DEATH is required to enter into the glorious kingdom of the LIVING GOD. We were redeemed by His precious blood for this very purpose. NOT to save out fleshly lives forevermore, but our eternal spirits redeemed by HIS blood and born of HIS Holy Spirit.

This is WHY Jesus said do NOT fear those who can only destroy the body, but fear only HIM Who can destroy body and soul in hell.

We are not to fear death, but to trust in God and rejoice, for someday death must come to all flesh...only to give birth to greater and more eternal things! Jesus Christ did not fear death, nor can we if we are to be His disciples.

So be prepared in the future times of persecution to CONFESS JESUS CHRIST BEFORE MEN, and to both suffer and to die the death worthy of HIS NAME and the name of  being HIS DISCIPLE. Amen.

"Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." REVELATION 2:10

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Revelation 12:11

I am personally looking forward to my glorious death for Him someday, because my treasures are stored up in heaven, I have nothing left in this world, nor have I stored up treasures in this world. Read my previous post about my destitute state for the sake of this work for God and my readers, and you will understand. I fear none of those things I must face, by His grace alone. And neither should you. We are called as Christians to DENY OURSELVES, take UP our cross, and follow Jesus Christ to the end! We are called to lose our lives in this world for His sake. We must be faithful unto death to inherit eternal life!

Therefore, come, guillotines, come camps, come boxcars with shackles and more, if you MUST...and  dispatch me into my glorious eternity with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

-Pamela Schuffert


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-Pamela Schuffert


QQ] October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”



Lu Guang (卢广), freelancer photographer, started as an amateur photographer in 1980. He was a factory worker, later started his own photo studio and advertising agency. August of 1993 he returned to post-graduate studies at the Central Arts and Design Academy in Beijing (now is the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University). During graduate school, he studied, traveled all over the country and carved out a career, became the “dark horse” of the photographer circle in Beijing. Skilled at social documentary photography, his insightful, creative and artistic work often focused on “social phenomena and people living at the bottom of society”, attracted the attentions of the national photography circle and the media. Many of his award winning works focused on social issues like, “gold rush in the west”, “drug girl”, “small coal pit”, “HIV village”, “the Grand Canal”, “development of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway” and so on.

1. “At the junction of Ningxia province and Inner Mongolia province, I saw a tall chimney puffing out golden smoke covering the blue sky, large tracts of the grassland have become industrial waste dumps; unbearable foul smell made people want to cough; Surging industrial sewage flowed into the Yellow River…”

- Lu Guang


2. Chemical waste from Jiangsu Taixing Chemical Industrial District (江苏泰兴化工园区) dumped on top of the Yangtze River bank. May 15, 2009


3. Fan Jai Zhuang in Anyang City, Henan province, (河南安阳市范家庄) there is only one wall separating this village from the steelmaking furnaces. The villagers live in this heavily polluted environment where the village is under the iron rain every day. March 24, 2008


4. Industrial sewage of Zhejiang Xiaoshan Industrial District (浙江萧山化工园区) eventually flowed into Qiantang River. April 24, 2009


5. Henan Anyang iron and steel plant’s (河南安阳钢铁厂) sewage flowed into Anyang River. March 25, 2008


6. Guiyu, Guangdong province, (广东省贵屿镇) rivers and reservoirs have been contaminated, the villager is washing in a seriously polluted pond. November 25, 2005


7. Shizuishan Industrial district in Ningxia province (宁夏石嘴山湖滨工业园区), the tall chimneys spitted out smoke and dust. Residents took preventive measure for the falling dust from the sky when going outside. April 22, 2006


8. In the Yellow Sea coastline, countless sewage pipes buried in the beach and even extending into the deep sea. April 28, 2008


9. In Ma’anshan, Anhui province (安徽马鞍山), along the Yangtze River there are many small-scaled Iron selection factories and plastic processing plants. Large amounts of sewage discharged into the Yangtze River June 18, 2009


10. In Inner Mongolia there were 2 “black dragons” from the Lasengmiao Power Plant (内蒙古拉僧庙发电厂) covering the nearby villages. July 26, 2005


11. Jiangsu province Changshu City Fluorine Chemical industry land sewage treatment plant (江苏省常熟市氟化学工业园污水处理厂) was responsible for collection and processing of the industrial sewage. However they did not, the sewage pipe was extended 1500 meters under the Yangtze River and releasing the sewage there. 2009 June 11


12. Soil by Yangtze River, was polluted by Anhui Province Ma’anshan Chemical Industrial District (安徽省马鞍山化工园区). June 26, 2009


13. Large amount of the industrial wastewater flowed to Yellow River from Inner Mongolia Lasengmiao Industrial District (内蒙古拉僧庙工业园区) every day. July 26, 2005


14. A Large amount of the chemical wastewater discharged into Yangtze River from Zhenjiang Titanium mill (镇江市钛粉厂) every day. Less than 1,000 meters away downstream is where the water department of Danyang City gets its water from. June 10, 2009


15. In Haimen city, Jiangsu province Chemical Industrial District sewage treatment Plant (江苏省海门市化工园区污水处理厂) discharged wastewater into Yangtze River. June 5, 2009


16. Hebei Province Shexian Tianjin Iron and steel plant (河北省涉县天津钢铁厂) is a heavily polluting company. Company scale is still growing, seriously affecting the lives of local residents. March 18, 2008


17. Longmen town in Hanchen city, Shaanxi Province (陕西省韩城市龙门镇) has large-scaled industrial development. Environment is very seriously polluted there. April 8, 2008


18. There are over 100 chemical plants in Jiangsu province coastal industry district. (江苏滨海头罾沿海化工园区) Some of them discharge wastewater into the ocean; some heavily contaminated sewage is stored in 5 “Sewage Temporary Pools”. During the 2 high tides in every month, the sewage then gets discharged into the ocean with the tides. June 20, 2008


19. Jiangxi Province Hu Ko County Chemical Industry district (江西省胡口县化工园区) is by the Yangtze River. Chemical factory landfill the Yangtze River bank to expand the scale of the factory without authorization.


20. Anhui Province Cihu Chemical Industry District (安徽省慈湖化工园区) built a underground pipe to discharge wastewater into the Yangtze River. The wastewater sometimes is black, gray, dark red, or yellow, wastewater from different chemical factories has different colors. June 18, 2009


21. Shanxi Province is the most polluted areas of China. It is also the province with the highest rate of birth defects. This loving farmer couple adopted 17 disabled children. April 15, 2009

“In Some areas of China people’s lives were threatened because of the environmental pollution. Residents suffering from all kinds of obscured diseases, the cancer villages, increase of deformed babies, these were the results of sacrificing environment and blindly seeking economical gain.”

- Lu Guang


22. Elder shepherd by the Yellow River cannot stand the smell. April 23, 2006


23. 15-year-old boy from Tianshui, Gansu Province (甘肃天水), dropped out of the school after 2nd grade, followed his parents to Heilonggui (黑龙贵) Industrial District. He earns 16 yuan a day. April 8, 2005


24. Inner Mongolia province Heilonggui (黑龙贵) Industrial District, the couple who worked at the Plaster Kiln and just got home. March 22, 2007


25. Villagers from Kang village in Linfen City, Shanxi Province (山西省临汾市下康村) due to long-term consumption of the polluted water contaminated by industrial waste, there were 50 people who have cancer and cerebral thrombosis. 64-year-old Wang Baosheng got ill since 2003, he has fester all over his body so he cannot go to bed and lying face down on the edge of the bed each day. July 10, 2005


26. Breathing in large amount of dust into the lungs, people gets sick after working there for 1-2 years. Most of these migrant workers come from area of poverty. April 10, 2005


27. Zhangqiao village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan Province (河南省舞钢市洪河边的张桥村), a 45-year-old woman Sun Xiaojun (孙晓军) could not move her feet and hands since 4 years ago. The numerous hospital treatments were not effective. April 7, 2009


28. Zhaozhuang village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan province (河南省舞钢市洪河边的赵庄村), 66-year-old Zhao Bingkun suffering from esophageal cancer since 2004, after the second surgery, treatment cost already have reached over 200,000 yuan. His condition is in late stage, he is having fever everyday, waiting for death. April 7, 2009


29. Zhaozhuang village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan province (洪河边的河南省西平县张于庄村), Gao Wanshun’s (高万顺) wife died of cancer. Now he lives in poverty. April 3, 2009


30. Linfen City in Shanxi province (山西临汾市) is seriously polluted area. Farmers after working in the cotton fields for 2 hours are filled with coal ashes. September 24 2007


31. Salt factory worker in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province (江苏连云港) said angrily, “when the wind blowing towards our side, the foul smell from the chemical factories is unbearable. There is even more poison gas at night.” July 19, 2008


32. People form Fanjiazhuang (范家庄) are ready to submit a complain filled with their fingerprints, to seek compensation for pollution damages. March 19, 2008


33. In Shanxi Province there are a lot of charitable nursing homes, to help disabled infants abandoned by their parents. April 14, 2009


34. Liujiawan village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan province (河南省舞钢市洪河边的刘家湾村), 13 year old Yang Xiao in November 2008 was ill with obscure disease. She was saved by the donation of the villagers. When the grandmother saw the old village chief came to visit his granddaughter, she kneeled on the ground holding granddaughter’s hand. April 19, 2009


35. The oldest is 9, not going to school. The youngest is less than 2 years old. They lived in severely polluted area. They hands and faces were always dirty. April 10, 2005


36. Mazhuang village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan province, (河南省舞钢市洪河边的马庄村) 58-year-old Ma Haipeng (马海朋) was suffering from stomach cancer since 2006 and could not work in the field. He must take medicine every day, otherwise it is too painful. April 6, 2009


37. Every year, a lot of deficiency babies in Shanxi Province were abandoned. Kong Zhenlan (孔贞兰) in Qi town (祁县) who was making a living by recycling trash adopted 25 abandoned children. April 14, 2009


38. Xuanwei (宣威) in Yunnan province is a cancer village. Every year there are more than 20 people die of cancer. 11-year-old student Xu Li (徐丽) is suffering from bone cancer. May 8, 2007


39. In Shexian Village, Hebei Province, (河北省涉县固新村) the existing cancer patients are more than 50 people and more than 20 cancer patients die each year. March 18, 2008


40. Zhangyuzhuan village by the Hong River in Xiping county, Henan province, (河南省西平县洪河边的张于庄村) 22-year-old Zhu Xiaoyan (朱小燕) had a tumor in her stomach in 2007. She died after number of hospital treatments on July 2008. 4-year-old girl with her grandfather came to mother’s tomb. April 2009 2


original source: Fengniao

Followup: Interview with Lu Guang, the photographer of “Pollution in China”