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This was an amazing Celebration!

Many times when we come to the streets what we see is despair, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness and misery. Thats why I love those special moments even more when we can, in the name of Jesus Christ put some joy and hope in peoples lives. This time was no different.

Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Elvis aka Leland Johnson was...

 

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35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35

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Today I am brought to remember two men I was able to minister to on the streets of Calgary. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Reicher   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:13

Joseph knew about his name in the Bible, he was able to recite verses and challenge myself about them even. I could sense a hurt that he struggled with, one that likely led to the alcoholism he also struggled with, but thanks be to God that I was able to encourage him to think about changing his ways. I talked to him about being the kind of father his child would look up to and admire, about how Jesus wants to lead him into a better life and I am thankful that God was able to use me to deliver this message and hopefully impact his soul.

Joshua came at the very end, his actions and motions so erratic that even grabbing the bag of bread I was able to offer him was an extreme challenge. He seemed like a nice, polite young man who was just very hungry. He said and it was heart breaking when he admitted to his crystal meth addiction (the reason for his physical malady). As I talked to him about my friend Jesus Christ and what He could do for Joshua the head Pastor and I were able to pray for him, "bring him to Jesus" as I've heard many say, and I am glad to say that there was a stabilizing of Joshua and he spoke a little more coherently by the end of our prayer. The Pastor explained to him that statistically only 3% of people survive meth addictions, but that our God can save him 100% of the time. On my way home I couldn't help but think about Joshua's mom and how she likely never envisioned such a life for her son when she was able to hold him for the first time after giving birth, and I am thankful to my Father in heaven for allowing me the opportunity to reach out to people and make a difference in their lives big or small.

Join the works of my God and see for yourself.

Peter

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Street Church "Christmas Celebration with MP Rob Anders and Gospel Elvis 2014". PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:29

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Artur Pawlowski Biography PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2015 02:14

Well known advocate for the poor and the homeless. Canadian clergyman and civil & human rights activist.

Artur Pawlowski is a Canadian who was born in Poland on March 28, 1973 in a city called Kożuchów. He grew up under a Communist regime seeing soldiers with machine guns and tanks on the streets as people rose up in 1981 to fight for their freedoms. Soon after, he watched the end of communism in Poland. Artur attended one of the best high schools in Poland under the patronage of UNESCO. During this time, he started to travel around Europe became a very successful smuggler. He profited in everything from alcohol smuggled from Hungry to electronics bought in Vienna and gold funnelled in from Russia. Artur became a small but very profitable private lender where he lent money with high interest and exchanged foreign currency. Shortly after at the age of 17, he immigrated to Greece to join his father along with his mother and younger brother. One year later, he started a construction business working for some of the richest people in the country. As a business man, he dealt with many influential and famous people. It is a business realm that he describes as "dirty, corrupted and unmerciful."

In 1995, he immigrated to Canada. In his first two years in Calgary, he went through depression which included suicidal moods, and heavy drinking. Eventually, he lost all of his money. In 1997, he married a Polish woman named Marzena whom he had met in Greece. It was Marzena that got him back on his feet, and introduced him to Christianity. In 1998, filled with optimism, he went back into the business world. He became involved in many different businesses such as organizing lotteries, shipping and distributing goods, building and development and owned and operated a high end magazine in Calgary called Calgary Living. Within a year, he was back in the business world full steam. With over 30 people working full time, 50 job sites and many contractors, he felt he was back in the game.

In 2000, his first son Nathaniel was still born with a smashed lung and his heart on the opposite side. Through the doctors' efforts the child was revived, but the diagnoses was that his son would not survive. When was asked by the doctors about the possibility of unplugging Nathaniel from life support, Artur and his wife refused. The surgeon opened his tiny body in an effort to save him, but his lungs were deemed irreparable and his heart inoperable. Artur and his wife did what they could: pray. For the first time in his life, he dropped to his knees. He pleaded with God to heal his son. A few days later, through supernatural intervention, their prayers were answered. The boy defied all odds and was totally healed. This incident was best told by the doctors themselves. After the symposium of doctors he was told that "Your son should not live but he is alive. He should not breathe, but he is breathing. We called your son 'star baby' because he was like a baby that came to us from the stars." These incidents changed Artur, and lead him to make a commitment to stop living just for himself and start living for God.

From that time, he began charity work with the homeless on the streets of Calgary while continuing with his businesses. In 2005 when the crisis of homelessness reached its climax and headlines were saying "Homeless Lost Hope," "Homelessness on the Rise," "Tent Cities Emerging in Calgary," and "People Dying Under Bridges," Artur decided to walk away from his business realm and to never return. Through this decision he lost millions of dollars and put himself into the fight for every human being that was falling through the cracks. Within a few years, he went from a small unknown ministry to an organization that was operating from seven locations in Calgary, producing a T.V show that broadcasts to 120 million satellite dishes, distributing hundreds of thousands of meals per year, and starting similar ministries in several different countries. He became instrumental in reinstating the March for Jesus in different countries including Canada. Through the years he managed to form a number of policies that were implemented by the government to improve the lives of the poor in Canada. His advocacy work was recognized many times by the media such as The National Post, who called him the "symbol of free speech." As well, there were documentaries broadcast in Poland about his work as a "Street Advocate."

In 2005, Artur started to expose the corruption in homeless shelters. He openly spoke about the abuse of power that was taking place inside those organizations. He spoke up about rapes, the stealing of personal belongings by staff, violence, the barring individuals that would not consent to sexual favours, and drug trafficking inside the facilities by staff, etc. At the same time, he also started an organization later on known as "Street Church Ministries" which took the gospel into the middle of the worst places for drugs and prostitution in the city of Calgary in an area known as "Needle Park". Because of his public speech, he life was endangered a number of times. Thugs hired assassins to eliminate Artur's voice for interfering with their businesses. Throughout his continued advocacy work, he has received many more of these types of threats. However, despite the opposition from the criminal world the ministry thrives.

Within a short period of time Street Church volunteers were successful in assisting hundreds of drug addicts and alcoholics in leaving the lifestyle of drugs and violence because of that simple message of the gospel. In the process, he manages to save millions of tax payers' dollars. His message is very straight forward, "You cannot do it on your own. You do not have the strength or power to do it. You have tried many times, but have failed. Now it's time to turn to God, Jesus, and let Him do it. He has the power to turn your life around. Your tomorrow does not have to be like today. With Jesus, all things are possible. He is the hope that you are looking for. So, it is time to repent. Live, do not die. There is hope, his name is Jesus."

During one of his sermons, Artur was approached by two homosexuals with a declaration, "We hate you. We hate this church and this cross, and we will do everything in our power to shut you down." He refused to quit and persisted in preaching all biblical truths and exposing corruption in the shelters. Because of this, he quickly made more enemies including politicians who stepped into the scene to try to shut the ministry down. And even though Street Church Ministries was positively recognized by the media with headlines such as "Street Church brings hope to the homeless" etc., the enemies became very determined to destroy the work of the ministry. From that moment police, bylaw officers and politicians started an open campaign to remove Artur and the church from the public square.

For his public preaching and ministering, he has faced constant harassment and persecution. He was first arrested for publicly reading from the Bible in a Calgary park in 2006, and since then has been arrested or had to turn himself in to the authorities nine times. Street Church Ministries has received over 150 tickets and summons relating to the work of feeding and caring for the homeless with fines ranging from 36 to 10 000 dollars. Through years for defending the rights of Canadians, he has spent hundreds of thousands of his own money, and has remortgaged his home five times. The ministry has received fines for illegal public gatherings, the giving away of free goods and services, illegal prayer, placement of material such as tables and food on the ground, preaching, making someone uncomfortable, and having illegal signage such as "Jesus is King" etc. In the face of these trials, Artur has taken the opportunity to testify before lawyers, judges, politicians and citizens about the greatness of the Living God. The stories of persecution and arrests were covered many times by international media outlets giving him opportunity to preach the gospel across the world.

In addition to the focus on the streets of Calgary, Street Church has been involved in other activities that proclaim the Gospel. In 2012, to protest this ongoing harassment and discrimination Street Church Ministries led the Calgary Centennial Stampede Parade, lifting the name of Jesus in front of half a million people. As well, for years, the ministry has been involved in Kenya by providing humanitarian aid such as food and medical supplies for orphans and starting churches.

For his commitment to his faith and beliefs, Artur has been recognized by various groups. In 2012, for his support of Israel, he received the Honorary Chaplain Position for the Province of Alberta from the prestigious Israeli humanitarian organization The Magen David Adom. He is the first ever to hold such a position for the province of Alberta. As well, on April 28, 2012 he received the 'Free Speech Award' for his seven years of ongoing defence of Canadian constitutional rights and freedoms. This award came from the organization called (PGIB) The Progressive Group for Independent Business of which Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a member. Through the years he has had multiple opportunities to meet with the head of States and high ranking politicians sharing with them the righteousness of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In 2011 Archbishop Dr. Gerry Kibarabara, the secretary general of United Christian Churches of Kenya's Supreme Council presents Pawlowski with Honorary Ordination for His Humanitarian Work in Africa. http://www.streetchurch.ca/press-coverage-topmenu-33/736-street-church-honoured-in-kenya

Artur Pawlowski currently lives in Calgary, Alberta Canada with his wife Marzena and their three children; Nathaniel, Gabriel, Maya- Grace. He continues his work on the streets with Street Church Ministries and is currently facing four trials for his stand in defending human rights.

For his commitment to his faith and beliefs, Artur has been recognized by various groups. In 2012, for his support of Israel, he received the Honorary Chaplain Position for the Province of Alberta from the prestigious Israeli humanitarian organization Christian Friends of Magen David Adom (CFMDA). He is the first ever to hold such a position for the province of Alberta.

As well, on April 28, 2012 he received the 'Free Speech Award' for his seven years of ongoing defence of Canadian constitutional rights and freedoms. This award came from the organization called (PGIB) The Progressive Group for Independent Business of which Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a member.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 02:24
 
On the way to the march PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:46

When I recorded two first episodes of Na Poddaszu (In the Attic) series with Artur Pawłowski, I didn't expect that in some time I would travel with him in a devastated Volkswagen and talk for hours about spiritual revival, Poland and radical serving God.

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When I talked to my Christian friends about my dreams, their faces often shown astonishment. I even had an impression that many of them simply doubted my common sense. However, as I talk to Artur, it is me who makes "big eyes" and listens with innocent disbelief about upcoming "levy in mass." It wasn't different this time. Going from Warsaw to Poznan to prepare for the first March for Jesus in the city's history, I listened to a story of a man who abandoned everything for God. He was a wealthy businessman, a developer and an owner of a magazine. He made business with politicians and mobsters in one of the richest cities of North America. Today he helps, loves and feeds people whom he once despised. And ministry he founded reaches with the power of the gospel to the homeless and most needy. He does it disregarding of the resistance of corrupted politicians and disdain of full time spiritual ministers of glass churches. He paid a great price for his beliefs and attachment to the basic Christian values such as: holiness, life and family. Hated by liberal media, repeatedly arrested, judged, considering no circumstances he still goes forward.

Staring at the road, Artur was convincing me that the time for revival in Poland has come. That we should forget about divisions and focus on the Kingdom of God. That Christianity is not about sitting in chairs. Our churches are full of theorists. We research the Bible in Greek, learn hebraisms, memorize dozens of scriptures, and still lack fruit. There is a simple recipe to end this torpor. It is faith working in love. Working means going out to a person. It is active, not egoistic. Motivated by love, it doesn't seek its own, doesn't take offence, neither causes divisions. During March for Jesus we can practice it. We don't think about which denomination has the monopole for the truth but we march in unity for the glory of our God to let the world see that there are still people out there for whom He is the most important.

Our green Transporter slowly neared Poznan. There was a brainstorm and last preparations before the next day's march. I was sitting fastened to a creaky seat and thought about the meaning of what we do. Again, I was overwhelmed with the conviction that the words of Jesus in which He calls us "the light of the world" reflect the sense of our mission the best. If the lightness yields, the darkness will take its place. That's why we can't hide and be quiet as a mouse in the church and allow our country to immerse in gloom. We have to go and shine, and March for Jesus creates a great opportunity for it.

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Od lewej: Artur Pawłowski, Marcel Płoszczyński, Paweł Bukała, Marta Bukała, Iza Godlewska.

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March for Jesus in Poznan few days later.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:23
 
Vigils for Charlie Hebdo victims. PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 January 2015 02:01

We had a great privilege to be invited to come to the vigil held outside of Calgary City Hall. We were able to stand together in solidarity for the victims of the terrorist Islamic attack in Paris, France.

Earlier Jan. 7, Muslim gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked the offices of the satirical magazine. According to the Paris prosecutor, the victims included the magazine's editor Stéphane Charbonnier and cartoonists Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski and Bernard Verlhac. Two police officers were also killed.

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Thousands turned out to vigils around the globe in solidarity with those killed, to prove that the world stands united against terrorist attacks.

During the vigil in Calgary we were able to lift the Canadian, French and Israeli flags in support for diversity and our ability to freely express our views and believes.

Charlie Hebdo raised the ire of some Islamic extremists by publishing caricatures of the prophet Muhammed. Its offices were firebombed in November 2011 and its editor, Stephane Charbonnier, has received numerous death threats, but the magazine has refused to shy away from satirizing any topic – or religious figure.

Freedom of press, freedom of association, freedom of religion are part of our values. We value our rights and freedoms.

The question now remains. Will people bow before these Islamists terrorists and give in to the culture of death and fear?

Did those very evil thugs accomplish their goal by scarring anybody that wants to speak the truth about the evil cult called Islam? I hope not!

Charbonnier, 47, who wrote under the name Charb, was the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo.

He was a staunch defender of the magazine’s cartoons depicting Muhammad. In 2011 their offices were destroyed by a firebomb after Charlie Hebdo proposed inviting the Prophet Muhammad to be a guest editor. In 2012, the magazine again courted controversy when it published caricatures of Muhammad.

“Mohammed isn’t sacred to me,” Charbonnier told the Associated Press in 2012. “I don’t blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law. I don’t live under Quranic law.”

Charbonnier who was then in police protection said in an interview with Le Monde that he didn’t fear retaliation.

“I have no kids, no wife, no car, no credit. This may be a bit pompous what I’m saying, but I prefer to die standing than live on my knees,” he said.

Al Jazeera English Facebook Page: Muslim Readers Support Attack and Pandering to Muslims - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/01/al-jazeera-english-facebook-page-muslim-readers-support-attack-and-pandering-to-muslims.html/#sthash.tdleYC9M.dpuf

Muslims Celebrate Attack On Headquarters Of French Satirical Weekly 'Charlie Hebdo'

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French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s publisher, known only as Charb, presents to journalists, on September 19, 2012 in Paris, at the headquarters, the last issue which features on the front cover a satirical drawing titled ‘Intouchables 2′.

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Roy Klassen, the honourary consul for France in Calgary called those killed “heroes.”

“It’s people who are very courageous to express their views,” he said.

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MP Joan Crockatt attended Wednesday’s rally “It’s an act against us all and it’s an act against free speech,” she said.

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 04:58
 
This was an amazing Celebration! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Artur Pawlowski   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:26

Many times when we come to the streets what we see is despair, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness and misery. Thats why I love those special moments even more when we can, in the name of Jesus Christ put some joy and hope in peoples lives. This time was no different.

Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Elvis aka Leland Johnson was awesome. With his exceptional talent he was singing and ministering to the homeless and passerby for more the two hours. Thousands heard the good news as shuttle buses every fifteen minutes were bringing new people from all over the city. There was some problems with LRT and people had to take those busses right in front of our church gathering. God decided :-) that they needed to hear the Gospel and the “reason for the season” which is of course Jesus Christ.

People were dancing, laughing, clapping and singing with Elvis. What a joy, what a celebration.

The food was incredible. Peter was serving our very own Alberta steaks. They were delicious. We also had hundreds of hamburgers and thanks to Daniel Gugins and his business (Ukrainian Fine Food 403 287-8884) we had hundreds of pierogies with sour cream. What a treat that was.

We also had a visit from an real statesmen Rob Anders, Member of Parliament. He was giving gifts to the less fortunate. Let me tell you that being around politicians all my life I have never seen one that would come and help the poor without the cameras and reporters all around him. This man is different, he came and spoke and gave gifts to the homeless and did not care for any recognition. Wow, we do not see that very often. Usually they want to be on every TV station and newspaper so the whole world could see how good of a person they are. Rob Anders is truly different. May God bless him mightily for his generous heart.

This event would not be possible without the wonderful volunteers that once again proved that it is not the quantity, but quality that makes the difference, makes everything unique and better. They did an amazing job. True servants of the most High God. With the joy and gladness they ministered to the poor. They served food, prayed for people and shared with everyone what Christmas was all about. What an amazing group of people. Thank you for being the hands, feet and the mouth of Jesus, great will be your reward.

Proverbs 19:17 “He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him.”

Please have an wonderful Christmas and Happy new Year filled with God's blessings, His peace and His joy.

I bless you in the name of Jesus Christ

Artur Pawlowski

Let’s live life in the light of eternity-If everything we did was for one soul to make it to heaven because we broke our silence and opened our mouths it was all worth it!!!

Leland Johnson

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Rob Anders Member of Parliament speaking to the homeless during Christmas Celebration in front of Calgary's City Hall.

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Rob Anders Member of Parliament giving Christmas gifts to the homeless.

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Artur Pawlowski and Leland Johnson praying for Rob Anders

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