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The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, 
for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who 
was crucified. He is not here; he has risen.” - Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV)

In 2006, a man I worked with tried to have me killed for refusing to be his follower. On November 26, 2006, he sent four young people to murder me at my home. All four were arrested before doing me any harm. I fled to Uganda, far from my family...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, your power is beyond ours. Help us to trust your promises and look to you for help. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 28:1-10

Thought for the Day

When I trust in the Lord, I cannot be shaken.

Prayer Focus

Those persecuted for their faith


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When I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.