Europe & Russia Tues: South
Asia Wed: East
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Frid: South America Sat: Central & North America Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day:
Jesus, today please bless the people of South Asia
Tuesday September 4, 2012 Daily Blog John W Previous 2012 blogs
at a HK prison I met an inmate from Syria,
where there is now a civil war taking place
Inmate is from the capital of Syria, Damascus, where St Paul stayed for a while. Inmate said that Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. I thought that Jericho (in Israel) is the world's oldest city...so I just checked Wikipedia and found that several cities claim to be the world's oldest city. Which one is the oldest depends on whether you judge by date of foundation or fact of continuous inhabitation.
Inmate's family was originally Christian, from Palestine, but became Muslim about two hundred years ago when "everyone else was Muslim"
Inmate spoke of the famous Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, one of the most important and beautiful mosques in the world. In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited the mosque, primarily to visit the relics of John the Baptist. It was the first time a pope paid a visit to a mosque
week's "Foreigner in Hong Kong" in today's Ming Pao newspaper can
be accessed, with my recording, here at any time,
and can be accessed at Ming Pao's website, from midday today HK time to mid-evening tonight HK time.
The title of this week's article is Two back-to-school stories
English editorial in the Ming Pao newspaper (HK),
Boycott Will Only Help the Establishmentarian Camp
and my recording of same,
can be accessed here from midday HK time today to mid-evening HK time tonight
4th of the month,
Jesus please bless
the people of Guangdong
(Please join me in praying for one part of China each day of the month)
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