On October 10 Christians in Calgary will hold a prayer vigil for people around the world who are persecuted for their faith.
The Vigil on Saturday, October 10, will start at 12:00 pm at Calgary’s City Hall Plaza (800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2P).
Persecution of Christians and people of other faiths is happening around the world every day. The International Day of Prayer website estimates that 200 million Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith. It says another 350 million face discrimination and restrictions.
On October 10 Christians in Calgary will hold a prayer vigil for people around the world who are persecuted for their faith. This is our opportunity to stand in the gap for our persecuted brothers and sisters and call upon the Lord in faith for their needs and their freedom.
There will be speeches given by politicians and leaders. Along with that we will be joining together in worship and prayer.
Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. (Hebrews 13:3 NASB)
Persecuting the Followers of Jesus is hurting the Lord Jesus!
JESUS: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9:4)
We will have Prayer, worship, and fellowship in the power of the resurrection & the fellowship of His suffering.
Please invite others to come
The Vigil on Saturday, October 10, will start at 12:00 pm at Calgary’s City Hall Plaza.
Would you be willing to be a part of this important day for Christendom? Will you take the time to care? Today it’s them, tomorrow it could be you. We welcome you to join us and invite you to come.
Any interested parties please contact Pastor Artur Pawlowski via phone 403-607-4434 or e-mail [email protected]
OCT 10 special rally “Stand with Jesse Rau the Calgary bus driver that lost his job for standing for his faith”.
Fearing for his job, after having his facebook wall monitored by his employer, the Calgary Transit, Jesse Rau came out publicly in the media to plead for his right to abstain from promoting the homosexual parade, which goes directly against his Christian beliefs.
“I was shocked when my supervisor called me in to chastise me about my personal facebook posts and to inform me that if I wanted to have a good career with the Calgary Transit, that I should stop posting my personal opinions on facebook. I never would have imagined that I was not free to express my personal opinions about the changes going on our society in my private time. Nor would I have imagined that my job would be on the line because of it. Then when my employer went against their own policy that states that no idealogies are to be promoted through their organization, and indicated that bus drivers would be expected to drive the “Pride Bus” and promote the homosexual parade, that’s when I decided to appeal to the public about what the City Transit is doing to its employees and so I took it to the media,” stated Rau.
Unfortunately, Mr. Rau was right about his fears relating to his job. The Calgary Transit has now demonstrated that they do not respect their employees’ guaranteed fundamental freedoms. But rather that transit employees should fear being coerced by Calgary Transit through surveillance, and pressure relating to job loss, into embracing whatever they demand.
“Today I was fired and they cited two things. None of their concerns related to my work. On the contrary, prior to this issue, I was told that, due to my good work performance, I was supervisor material. To go from awaiting promotion to facing joblessness simply for standing for my Christian faith in a supposedly free country is horrible.”
Jesse Rau was fired after being grilled for five hours, during a special meeting, that felt to him more like an interrogation, being asked questions unrelated to work duties, but rather relating to his personal beliefs and even the opinions of other people who commented on his facebook wall. The City indicated that sharing his views and concerns in the media and on social networks is not permitted. It seems clear that if his views aligned to their position on homosexuality and particularly the “pride” event, that they would never have blinked let alone interrogated and fired him.
We are raising awareness and are calling a press conference tomorrow which will held outside at 1740 – 25a Street SW at 2:30 PM. For more information please call 403-607-4434 or e-mail [email protected]
Everyone that wants to stand in solidarity with Jesse Rau and his family is welcome to join a special rally which will be held at City Hall on October 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM. Anyone interested in helping Jesse Rau with expenses related to job loss and hiring a lawyer can contact Jesse’s pastor Artur Pawlowski who will be working with Jesse on this issue. Alternatively people wanting to hand their financial support to Jesse personally can do so at the October rally.
“I will leave you with this thought, yesterday they were coming for the politicians, judges, and doctors today they are coming for the bus drivers, clerks and bakers. Believe me, I grew up in a country like ours has become, and I can tell you tomorrow the communists/fascists/dictators are coming for you. Will you let them?” stated Jesse Rau’s pastor Artur Pawlowski.