Source: Arab Times
By Paul Francis X. Fernandes (Arab Times Staff)
Egyptian Orthodox Church Holds Reception On The Occasion Of Egyptian Easter Season
KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The Egyptian Orthodox Church in Kuwait held a reception on the occasion of the Egyptian Easter Season in honor of Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah the President of the Kuwait Association for Ideal Family and the Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. Sheikha Fariha was honored in the presence of Rev Emmanuel Garib, representatives of various religious communities and social figures and prominent personalities among them was the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Kuwait Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al- Khalifa.
During the event all those who addressed the gathering stressed on the importance of dialogue and cultural rapprochement between religions in order to ensure justice and peace. Saying Kuwait is a country which yearns for fraternal coexistence, love and peace, renounces sectarian wrangling and works to confront ignorance and aggression, the church leaders welcomed the climate of religious tolerance in Kuwait and praised HH the Amir, the government and the friendly people of Kuwait. Sheikh Khalifa stressed on the importance of intercultural dialogue and rapprochement to achieve peace and security for mankind.
He pointed out Kuwait is a land where dialogue for love and peace is renewed under the wise leadership of HH the Amir of Kuwait. Al-Khalifa recalled his country’s hosting of the tenth session of the Conference of Islamic-Christian dialogue on the basis of faith King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attaches to the importance of dialogue in achieving peace among peoples of the world.
Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmad called for staying away from sectarian clashes and aggravations and work together to counter ignorance and aggression in order to deepen the bonds of love and affection and peace in the country under the guidance of HH the Amir and the Crown Prince.
She expressed her delight in participating with the Christian counterparts on this occasion and said “I am very happy to attend such occasions which remove the barriers and obstacles among the heavenly religions which call for peace, love and tolerance and convergence of views.” The head of Egyptian Orthodox Church in Kuwait Bigol Al-Anba Bishoy said Kuwait is a pioneer of love and peace and lauded the wisdom of His Highness the Amir and his directives. He described the land of Kuwait as “fertile” for brotherly coexistence between religions.
He also praised the social role played by Sheikha Fariha in addition to coherence among persons living in this land and taking care of the Egyptian Christians and all Egyptians in the country. Member and a representative of the Council of Islamic-Christian Relations Riad Al-Kazimi conveyed his deepest congratulations and blessings to Pope Twadharos II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch Alkarazh Macarios, and wished him every success for all humanity and Egypt and its people progress, prosperity, security and safety.[subscribe2]
Dearly Beloved in Christ
Greetings to you in the most powerful name of our lord and savior
Jesus Christ. I am glad to write this loving letter to talk to you
today. We are glad to see your works on the website. I am also thank
Lord for giving us a great communication to share on another. Before
introducing me, we are assuring our continued prayers for your
ministry and for your dear family in all our prayers and you please do
pray for us and for our ministry in India. My name is Mrs. Jayamma, am
38 my husband’s name John Victor aged 40. We have been preaching the
gospel and planting churches in 10 agency villages. we win thousands
of souls into the Kingdom of Heaven through your powerful and
spiritually filled messages.
India is a pagan country bounded by 330 million pagan Gods and there
are 880,000 villages in India where people still do not know Jesus.
Our goal is to plant churches in such areas and we as a team go over
there preach the gospel and stay over there and see that a church is
planted over there and leave a new Pastor over the work. All of our
villagers are agricultural laborers. They are very poor. We are
working for the Lord among them. Apart from this we do have
children home with 30 abandoned children. And Old age mother’s home
with 10 ladies. We save these children and old mothers to win them for
Christ. We are accommodating them in a rented building and we are
praying for our own ministry campus. Please do encourage us and do
help these children if you are inspired by the spirit of Lord. The
name of our orphanage and old aged mother home is Jaya Charitable
Home. If you need more information regarding this project, we shall
send to your hon our. We really encourage you to pray and visit our
orphans and help as the Lord leads you to do so. Our daughter
is padmaja. Our son is Lewis Kumar. They are supporting our work here.
My husband is a village doctor (First Aid) He got permission from the
government to do first Aid treatment. I work tailoring and embroidery.
I give my tithe to support to arrange good food for them, giving good
India dress (Saree blouse) they will pray for our ministry. We do also
support the widows in the church with a small monthly support and
there are so many widows who desperately need help. (James 1:27).
Please do pray for the needs of our ministry and also we are
requesting you to please visit India so that you will know that we are
a genuine ministry. If you need any references if you cannot come, we
can give you and you can contact them.
But our heartfelt invitation is for you to visit us as a team or your
family; we would be really excited in meeting you and hearing your
powerful messages. Please let us know of your schedule and please
inform our ministry activities in whatever way you can help us, or
encourage us to your churches, friends, relatives, crusade speakers
who are interested in helping with the work of Lord in India. If Lord
leads you we are wishing to conduct a big International Crusade with
Our letter is not to solicit you for funding all of our activities,
but we are only telling you of our activities and if you are only led
by the Lord, we ask you to encourage us and guide us and support us
and visit us and give your valuable suggestions and also pray for us
as God answers our prayers and fulfill our needs..
We close our letter with love and greetings and hugs to you. If you
need more information please do email us or you postal address.
Love to hear from you good news.
Yours Indian Sister…..jayamma
Parampeta (post) -534447
West Godawari District, A.P., S. India