Friday, March 28, 2008

Update on teenager injured by bomb explosion in Israel, Ami Ortiz

Email from Brock and Bodie Thoene came, but I forgot to forward it. A second one came, and I am providing the links to the updates.

  • 3/25/2008 - Bodie & Brock Thoene

  • A MIRACLE---Update on Ami Ortiz
  • 3/26/2008 - Bodie & Brock Thoene

    From that update:

    At 2 A.M. this morning the doctor gave him and his wife a very disturbing report that included news that they may need to amputate some of his limbs.  A few hours later that same doctor, an expert in treating victims of bombings (unfortunately, in Israel he gets too much practice), told David, "I want to choose my words wisely here.  I am an expert in treating these wounds.  What you have here is a miracle,"  speaking of the improvement that the youngster made in those few hours.

    God is good... he is recovering slowly! 

    God bless!

    Canon Law Blog Update--Proposal: Impose excommunication for euthanasia

    I agree, and think that this is late in coming, actually, considering Terri Schiavo was Catholic, and Michael was married (twice now) in the Catholic Church....

    I also draw your attention to the article he links to below (teens 'needing' euthanasia in Belgium... )

    God bless!

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Edward Peters
    Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Proposal: Impose excommunication for euthanasia

    For some months I have been researching and writing an article on euthanasia in canon law. I hoped against hope that it might remain an academic exercise, but (to judge from, say, this report on the practice of euthanasia in Belgium) the speed with which the Western, specifically Christian, protection of innocent life is collapsing suggests that one of my projected canonical recommendations deserves an earlier hearing than appearance in a peer-reviewed journal can afford. Simply put, I recommend that euthanasia be made an excommunicable offense under the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

    Read why here.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008


    I had not checked all of my email over the weekend, so I missed this prayer request, and hope that the delay is not too long to ask for you to join in prayer for this young man. I have left off the  copied news story, and have found the link to it here. There is a more detailed update here. From the second link, it appears that he is still alive, but still in need for prayer, having shrapnel and burns, among other injuries.

    God bless!!

    Dear Friends,
    This just came in from our dear friend,  Chris Mitchell CBN Journalist in Jerusalem. 
    When Chris asks us to pray,  we ask you to join us. 
    The Lord promises HE WILL HEAR AND ANSWER!
    Psalm 20!
    Shalom in the mighty name of Jesus,
    Brock and Bodie Thoene

    From Chris Mitchell in Jerusalem:

    Dear Friends,
    David and Leah Ortiz are two of the bravest and best people I know, who have served the Lord faithfully for years here in Israel.  They have unashamedly and fearlessly shared the Good News with both Jew and Arab.
    Earlier today, their 15 year old son Ami was critically injured in a terror attack.  A package delivered to the Ortiz home blew up when Ami tried to open it.  Undoubtedly, the package was designed for David and Leah, not their son.  (Below is a Jerusalem Post article on the bombing.  Despite the ambiguity of the article, it is almost certain a terror attack.)   
    Ami has just gotten out of a five hour surgery with severe injuries all over his body.  Doctors say his condition is "uncertain."
    Please pray for Ami's life and physical restoration.  Please pray too for David and Leah for the Lord's Hand to be upon them in a dramatic way at this time.  They need His peace and grace right now!  Please pray too that the church will rally around the Ortiz family at this time with prayer and support.
    Thank you so much and Blessings!

    Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian

    While searching for the Vilnius Divine Mercy this afternoon, I came across a new blog I had not read, and this news....

    Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian

    It can also be found here and here and here, as well as many other places on the blog world! I wonder how I missed it?