Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 10

I decided to wait another day or two before commented on what is going on,  There is a lot to learn here.   On Monday there was a bombing in Davao they are not sure if it was related to the MNLF.

And here is another update from the same Christian teacher in Zambo that I shared his words with you yesterday.
Carey Masci
The Zamboanga standoff is now on day 10 with no definite indication when it will end. For the ill fated residents in the strife-stricken areas in the city, they are still caught in the middle of the continuing running battles between government forces and the Misuari-led faction of MNLF rebels. Yet, the clearing operation made by the military signifies that very soon this Zamboanga seige will end.

Just as more hostages regained their freedom, we were shocked by a breaking news at around past 10 am yesterday reporting that armed followers of Nur Misuari seized no less than the city’s police chief and his two police escorts in an encounter in Barangay Mampang here on Tuesday morning. Shortly after 6 p.m., however, Senior Supt. Jose Chiquito Malayo, the Zamboanga City police chief, was freed under still unexplained circumstances. Interviewed by the Inquirer, Malayo said he was not sure if he was a negotiator or a hostage. What he was certain of, he said, was that the(MNLF group led by Usong Uggong was trapped in a mangrove area in Mampang who claimed they never took part in the siege of Zamboangaand wanted to go home to Basilan. But what is important Malayo is now back bringing 23 MNLF whom he convinced to surrender.


As of today, classes are still off in all levels, government offices are still closed, air travel is yet paralyzed, malls in downtown are closed. Selected banks are opened, few outlets of Western Union and MLhuillier are accessible and some pharmacies started to operate.

Let us all specifically pray for these:
1. Zamboanga crisis will end
2. Remaining hostages from the hands of MNLF will be released
3. Clearing operation will be successful
4. Health condition of about one hundred thousand evacuees at designated evacuation center
5. The whole Zamboanga city today will be covered by God's amazing power!

What is happening to Zamboanga right now is a warning and admonition that Christ is coming soon! Let this be a moment of awakening!
The Gospel of Matthew contains Jesus’ prophecy to His disciples about the state of the world just prior to His Second Coming. “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matthew 24:6–7). While humanity has lived with warfare over the millennia, our time in history is unprecedented because of the massive annihilative potential of modern weapons and the massive global scale of potential conflict. L ET US ALL DRAW NEARER TO GOD, FIX OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM! SURRENDER OURSELVES INTO THE PRESENCE OF OUR ALMIGHTY!

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