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Ali Pektas from Turkey was a good building technician. He was the best plasterer in Marash, a Turkish town. Ali's problem,however, was Alcohol. He always came home to his wife and children drunk. He was not a good father or husband either, as he physically abused his wife and children in his drunken state. Ali desperately wanted to quit drinking but could not. Just so that he would not abuse his wife, Ali sometimes had to travel to search for jobs in Istanbul. It was here, that a friend advised him to go and live for a time in Saudi Arabia where Alcohol is prohibited so he could kick the habit. Well, Ali did go to Saudi Arabia but soon got directed to secret points he could get the drinks. He got a bit more interested in religion in Saudi Arabia and decided to embark on pilgrimage to Mecca hoping to turn a new leaf. He had performed most of the rituals but then something happened. On the night preceding the last rites,Ali had an unusual dream. He was face to face wi…


"Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart" - Psalm 37:4.

I warmly welcome you my friend to this wonderful new year God has given us. It is the goodness of God to us that separates us from those who passed on last year. It is not that we are better than those who have not lived to see this year. It is not the robustness of our security network that guaranteed we made it to this year despite many evils we encountered, it is the protection of God that saw us through into this year. Therefore everyone who has crossed into this year  must be grateful to God and praise Him for His many benefits in our lives. We must thank God because He has never ceased to put across His lifeline to us to rescue us from drowning in the terrible waters of sin, troubles and sorrows. Indeed if it had not been the LORD that was on our side, the waters would have overwhelmed us, the streams would have gone over our souls (Psalms 124:4). Dear friends, we certainly h…