Aasia Bibi in Canada

We praise the Lord that press reports of Aasia Bibi’s resettlement in Canada with her family have now been confirmed by Barnabas Fund.

Please pray for the family’s adaptation to living in an unfamiliar culture and climate, separated from their relatives and having to learn a new language.

Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association has reported today that a video is circulating in which a man claims he is in Canada seeking an opportunity to murder Aasia. Please ask the Lord to protect her and her family.

Aasia Bibi Still Incarcerated

Over a week after the Pakistan Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of Aasia Bibi on blasphemy charges, she remains confined in a locked room and is being prevented from leaving Pakistan to join her daughters in Canada, where they have been granted asylum.

Quoting Aman Ullah, who spoke to Aasia Bibi by telephone yesterday, Aljazeera reported that she is frustrated and frightened, uncertain of when she will be able to leave Pakistan.

“The door opens at food time only,” said Ullah, and she is allowed to make phone calls in the morning and again at night. He said she usually calls her daughters.

Bibi’s husband is with her, he said.

We reiterate our request that you pray that Aasia and her family will now be reunited, be relocated to a place of safety and enjoy the Lord’s permanent protection.

Aasia Bibi’s Acquittal Upheld

The Pakistan Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking review of the court’s verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi on blasphemy charges.

Read a full account of the court proceedings by Dawn.

Qari Muhammad Salaam, who submitted the review petition, requested the court maintain the death sentence awarded to her by a trial court. Salaam had filed a case against Aasia Bibi and accused her of blasphemy.

The court said that the petitioner’s lawyer could not prove anything wrong with the court verdict.

Please pray that Aasia and her family will now be reunited, be relocated to a place of safety and enjoy the Lord’s permanent protection.

The Express Tribune reported on 25 January that Aasia’s daughters and their guardians have already migrated to Canada.

UKIP

Long-term readers of articles on this site will recall that Grace Missions has previously commended UKIP, particularly for its opposition to same-sex ‘marriage’. In 2014, we reported that Grace Missions Director Ross Rennie would be campaigning on behalf of UKIP in the run-up to the Newark by-election. We salute UKIP for being at the forefront of the campaign for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Recent developments have, however, prompted us to reconsider our continuing support for UKIP. The decision of UKIP’s leader Gerard Batten to appoint Tommy Robinson/Stephen Yaxley-Lennon as his adviser and what former leader Nigel Farage referred to as the party’s “fixation with the issue of Islam” have raised concerns that UKIP is drifting towards extremism. We cannot lend our approval to or be associated with these developments.

Grace Missions has always been unaligned with any one political party. We support policies that are in accordance with the principles of Scripture and oppose those that are not.

Leave Means Leave Protests

Theresa May has negotiated the worst deal in history and Parliament is set to debate this terrible Brexit con over the next few weeks.

Leave Means Leave logoAs an organisation, Leave Means Leave speaks out for those who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum and we are very clear that this deal does not meet the expectations of the millions of people who backed Brexit.

As such we want to ensure MPs hear our voices as they debate and decide how to vote.

Beginning on the 3rd of December, and continuing until the deal is voted on, we will be holding daily protests outside Parliament every day that MPs are sitting.

Starting at 11 am every day we are asking that people join us at the statue of George V on Abingdon Street for a protest against May and the worst deal in history.

We need as many people as possible to join us every day we are out protesting so that this betrayal of your vote does not go unnoticed. Please sign up for a free ticket on our Eventbrite pages for all the days that you can attend.

Register here if you can attend on Monday 3rd.

Register here if you can attend on Tuesday 4th.

Register here if you can attend on Wednesday 5th.

Register here if you can attend on Thursday 6th.

Register here if you can attend on Monday 10th.

Register here if you can attend on Tuesday 11th.

Please also forward this email to as many Brexiteers as you know to ensure a good turnout.

Thank you for all your help – together we must stand up for our country’s future.

Kind regards,

Richard Tice
Vice Chairman
Leave Means Leave 

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