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Thursday, 25 May is Ascension Day
"All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the Kingdom is the Lord's and He rules over the nations." Psalm 22:27-28
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Christmas at the Battlefront
On Christmas Eve 1914, a spontaneous cease-fire was observed across the whole of the Western Front. The Christmas Truce of the First World War, a singular event unprecedented in the history of warfare, initially received widespread media coverage in the New York Times of 31 December 1914, followed by British newspapers, such as the Mirror, The Illustrated London News, and the Times, which printed front page photographs of British and German troops mingling and singing Christmas carols.
Did you know that the first English translations of the Bible were banned?
Did you know that the first printed copies of the New Testament in English had to be printed in Germany and smuggled into England in bales of cotton?
Did you know that the Bible translator responsible for this was burned at the stake for the crime of translating the Scriptures into English?
Bishop Stephen Bradley observed: “We are in danger of forgetting truths for which previous generations gave their lives.”
George Verwer is the Founder of Operation Mobilisation, which, with over 6,100 people and ships ministering in over 110 nations, is one of the largest Missions in the world today. OM's Logos Hope Mission ship is in Durban now and is coming to Richards Bay, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape throughout May and June. Peter Hammond met up with George Verwer during his recent ministry tour to South Africa.