Thursday, January 14, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - January 14, 2009

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• Update: Massachusetts Race
• Update: DC Marriage Battle
• Prop 8: DAILY Conference Call!
• This Weekend: THE CALL - HOUSTON
• The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, January 14, 2010

" . . . my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

Today's Daily Brief

1. a) U.S. Spearheads Global Response to Haiti Earthquake -

The United States was leading an international relief effort Wednesday to rescue victims trapped in the rubble and provide aid after a devastating earthquake in Haiti, as dozens of other countries contributed assistance ranging from heaps of cash to small teams of aid workers.

b) Obama Announces $100 Million for Haiti Earthquake Relief

President Obama announced Thursday that the United States has committed an "immediate investment" of $100 million to help with the relief and recovery efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake.

- Father, we pray for Your Spirit to move mightily over the nation of Haiti at this difficult time. We ask that You will bring life and hope to this tragic situation. We also ask that You remind our President that the United States is always the leader in relief efforts. Those who target us as evil, or who want to redistribute wealth, we ask that You convict their hearts.

- "with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption" (Psalm 130:7)

2. Obama Muscles into Massachusetts Senate Race - Newsmax

In a bid to stave off a potential political disaster, Obama and his allies are mounting a last-ditch effort to thwart state Sen. Scott Brown's bid to score a "Massachusetts miracle" by winning the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in next Tuesday's special election.

- Father, we pray that Your perfect will would rest upon this election. We ask that all outside interference from any venue come to nothing, and that the people of Massachusetts would turn out in large numbers for this election, and they would vote for righteousness and truth.

- "there they shall recount the righteous acts of the Lord, the righteous acts for His villagers in Israel; then the people of the Lord shall go down to the gates" (Judges 5:11)

3. MA Senate Candidate On A Financial Roll - Human Events

On Monday, Scott Brown raised an extraordinary $1.3 million from over 16,000 donations averaging less than $80.

(Commentary from National Review blog:
That's a pretty incredible sum - if it has been raised in twelve hours - which I believe it has been. Even if that is over a few days, it is still an incredible achievement. Brown's tapping into some serious enthusiasm, which has been almost completely ignored by the national establishment. I see it on the blogs, on Facebook, from my MA contacts, etc. This is pretty incredible. We may all be disappointed in the end, but it will be amazingly close. And, to borrow a phrase, the shot will be heard round the country.)

- Father, we call all of heaven to witness this great event and ask that Your power, authority and strength be with Scott Brown in this election and place him in this key position. May the angels of the Lord surround Scott Brown, and all that pertains to his election, and make a path that he can walk on, raising him to the position God has planned. In Jesus Name.

- "The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in the holy place." (Psalm 68:17)

4. Health Care Negotiators Close in On Deal - AP

After months of divisive debate, a final deal on President Barack Obama's health care remake appeared within reach Thursday as negotiations picked up speed and House Democrats prepared to hear directly from the president.

- Lord, we continue to press in to You to stop this healthcare bill.

- "Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant." (Psalm 35:27)

5. Clerics in Yemen Warn of Jihad If U.S. Sends Troops - AP

A group of prominent Muslim clerics is warning it will call for jihad, or holy war, if the U.S. sends troops to fight al-Qaida in Yemen.

The group of 15 clergymen includes the highly influential Sheik Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, whom the U.S. has branded a spiritual mentor of Osama bin- Laden.

- We bind the spirit of intimidation that continues to flow from Islamic extremists. We plead the Blood of Jesus over all American interests worldwide, and ask that You reveal and thwart all plans against us.

- "You come to me with a sword, a spear and a javelin. But I come to you in the Name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." (1 Samuel 17:45)

6. Pope Meets Female Attacker and Forgives Her - AP

Pope Benedict XVI met on Wednesday with the woman who knocked him over at St. Peter's Basilica during Christmas Eve Mass, and he forgave her, the Vatican said.

- Father, thank You for this act of forgiveness. We ask that You forgive Your people who have failed to forgive those who have acted against us. May Your Holy Spirit move to convict all Christians in whom bitterness, anger, hatred or rage and frustration exist, and may You grant us the grace to walk in the power of the Cross.

- "And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." (Matthew 6:12)


The Day After - Haiti is still shaking!

A Word to our Readers:

Many of us are now receiving devastating eye-witness reports from missionaries who are on the land in Haiti. Begining today, we will bring these reports to you, in their entirety, including how to contact each missionary team down there and how to offer support, as God would lead.

Clearly, this is one time when the entire Body of Christ must band together, in prayer and in giving, to assist the survivors of this terrible quake. Thank you.

Today's report comes from Mary Chew at a YWAM base in Saint-Marc, Haiti.

The Day After: My heart is heavy . . . Haiti is in ruins . . . the devastation here is indescribable! So many people are deceased; and countless are without shelter. Just as the news reports, dead bodies lay in the streets. Families are searching for their loved ones . . . parents wailing for their dead children trapped under fallen schools. This is more than what I signed up for. Or maybe, it is exactly what I signed up for and I just don't know . . . the plans of God!

I praise God that my daughters, Ruth & Naomi and I continue to be well protected by the Lord and were not physically effected by the earthquake. Yesterday evening and late into the night, I could still feel many large after-quake/trimmers. It is not so much the movement, as it is the sound that had me un-nerved. I put my girls in the bed with me (I was not chancing them in a separate room from me). I packed an emergency bag, just in case. Today, I can still feel many trimmers and each time, I look towards Ruth and Naomi and see how close the exit is. If I am experiencing this reaction, I can not even imagine the degree of PTS (post traumatic stress) those who are in the center of the epic location. Just as I typing this email, I felt one that I consider large as my kitchen cabinets are rumbling and my chair moved! This earthquake (s) is nothing like I have experienced in California.. . . it just doesn't want to seem to stop. God please stop the earth from shaking.

My prayer continues to remain the same that the Christians here will use this disaster as a window of opportunity to witness to all those who do not know Jesus as Lord . . . to show them Christ love, not just in word, but in hands-on deed. I am praying and fasting today, as to how the Lord will use me to help in this crisis. One thing that the Lord is already speaking to me about is going to the large prison, in Porte-au- Prince, to take hygiene supplies as the prison there caught on fire, as a result of yesterday's earthquake. God is in control, at all times, and I am grateful that my little ones and I are safe.

I have had people sending emails asking me how they can help? Here is the address to send donations: I will send out a report on how the funds are being used.

All donations are 100 % tax deductible. My mailing address for financial tax exempt donations: YWAM Haiti PO Box 236 Akron, PA 17501.

[All checks must be made out to "YWAM Haiti" with a note indicating the donation is for MARY CHEW. Upon receiving the checks all the donors will be sent a tax deductible receipt.]
Please continue to PRAY for HAITI !

Love to all,
Mary (with Ruth and Naomi in my sight).

"Father God, we lift up a prayer for Mary and her children in Haiti tonight. We ask Your hand of protection be upon them; and that their needs would be met through Christ Jesus."

"We thank you, too, Lord, for the many other missionaries who have been called to serve you in this -- one of the neediest countries on earth -- and we ask the same prayer for each one. May this be an hour when Your light can now shine in the darkness that is Haiti, and may many now come to the saving knowledge of Yeshua. We ask this in Your Name, Amen."

Update: Massachusetts Race

"We the People..." in Massachusetts Senate Race

"It's not Kennedy's seat, it's the people's seat." (Scott Brown)

In the recent Massachusetts debate between U.S. Senate candidates Martha Coakley and Scott Brown, Moderator David Gergen asked Republican Scott Brown if he was willing to sit in "Ted Kennedy's seat" and block the Democrats' healthcare bill. Brown responded: "it's not Kennedy's seat, it's the people's seat." The following are excerpts from the transcribed debate.

DAVID GERGEN: Mr. Brown, let me ask you this question, it's on a lot of people's minds. You said you're for health care reform, just not this bill. We know from the Clinton experience that if this bill fails, it could well be another 15 years before we see health care reform efforts in Washington. Are you willing under those circumstances to say, 'I'm going to be the person. I'm going to sit in Teddy Kennedy's seat and I'm going to be the person who's going to block it for another 15 years'?
SCOTT BROWN: Well with all due respect its not the Kennedys' seat, and its not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat. And they have the chance to send somebody down there who is an independent voter, and an independent thinker and going to look out for the best interests of the people of Massachusetts. And the way that this bill is configured, I'd like to send it back to the drawing board, because I believe people should have insurance. Not just this particular bill because it's not good for the entire country. You're talking about another trillion dollars in costs, a half a trillion dollars in Medicare cuts, military people, if you're veterans, you're going to have cuts in Tricare, and it's not good. We need to go back to the drawing board. Nobody has confidence in this bill right now. [Reported by: Intercessors for America]

[To view the video clip of this debate, go here.]

Update: DC Marriage Battle

"We the People..." in DC Marriage Battle

Advocates of traditional one man / one woman marriage from around the country -- many of them black ministers -- held a two-day summit in the nation's capital. They urged Congress to use its authority to block the 13-member DC City Council's legalization of homosexual marriage in Washington, which could take effect in March, and to let the city's voters decide the issue.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, said he's introducing legislation to that effect. Detroit pastor Marvin Winans said he joined his fellow ministers in Washington, DC because he believes "an assault against marriage anywhere is an assault against traditional marriage everywhere."

Bishop Harry Jackson, a local Stand4Marriage DC leader who hosted the summit, also predicted that a federal court will reject a challenge to Proposition 8, which banned same-gender marriage in California. Jackson said that would "set a precedent that at a certain level, when people vote, that's it."

The DC bill is now under a 30 legislative day review by the U.S. Congress. To be overturned, a majority in both chambers must reject the bill and President Obama must agree. Two Senators and 37 House members, all Republicans, submitted an amicus brief supporting Bishop Jackson.
- Pray that the residents of DC be permitted to vote on same-sex marriage in your nation's capital. (Intercessors for America)

- "Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees. . ." (Isaiah 10:1)

Prop 8: DAILY Conference Call!

. . . there is a prayer line conference call each weekday morning (through the duration of the Prop 8 trial in CA) at 8am PT (11am ET) for prayer for the Prop 8 Trial in California and also the critical upcoming election in Massachusetts.

Conference call no. - 712-432-0232
Access Code: 246193 #

Please join in if you are able - and please pass this information on to other prayer intercessors throughout this great nation !!

This Weekend: THE CALL - HOUSTON

Largest-Ever Abortion Facility in U.S. Sparks Moral Outcry

Facility Targeting Black, Hispanic Communities in Houston will "Lead to Countless Innocent Deaths and Make Late- Term Abortion More Accessible"
TheCall Houston 1-17-2010

Thirty-seven years ago abortion was legalized in Texas; now let it begin to be reversed there. We are calling for the pro-LIFE people of Houston, Texas, and America to gather Sunday night, January 17th, 2010 for TheCall. We are describing these types of gatherings as TheCall/Crisis for historic moments when we only have a brief window of time to mobilize. It is a sudden summons of the consecrated ones who will leave everything in a moment to gather, fast, pray and proclaim.
At this present moment, the second largest abortion facility in the world, next to China, is being built in Houston, Texas. This six-story, 78,000 sq. ft., Planned Parenthood abortion "Super Center" is right in the middle of four minority neighborhoods. Three of these neighborhoods average an 85% Hispanic population and the fourth is 80% Black American. The third floor is dedicated to performing late-term abortions. Obviously, Planned Parenthood is targeting these minority communities and families to fuel their abortion industry.

This Call will be held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at Grace Community Church. On this evening, 1/17, we will be unifying with one voice before God to pray for the Luke 1:17 answer to the killing of our babies and the wounding of our women - "And he will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children."

Silent March 1-18-2010

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday, January 18th, 2010, at 9:30am, remembering that great voice of justice in America, thousands of believers along with key Black- American and Hispanic leaders will gather to march silently, pray, fast, and peacefully witness against this massive abortion facility and then we will hold a National Press Conference. This is a great hour for pro- LIFE people "when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics" may come to raise up a witness for the preservation and healing of a city and a nation. We are calling the consecrated ones from all over America who have set their face to see the ending of abortion in their generation to suddenly come to Houston and stand as a prophetic witness against this abortion temple. May God find a generation who refuses to be silent when the ancient death temples begin to brazenly arise in the earth again.

Demonstration of Compassion

Who knows? Houston could become a Birmingham of our day to let the unborn go free and spare the pregnant mother the agony of post-abortion physical and spiritual trauma. Here a great demonstration of compassion could be launched through pregnant mother care and a mass movement of adoption. Out of Houston the voice of our minority peoples could begin to proclaim to the nation their stand for life. We believe, as Martin Luther King Jr. would have proclaimed it - It is time to "subpoena the conscience" of the nation with a dramatic display of unity against this facility and for the healing of our nation.

I Have A Dream

Jeremiah 1:5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." Clearly, for every child God has a dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. cried, "I have a dream!" His niece Alveda King has prophetically stated, "How can the dream live as long as we kill our children?"

God also has a dream for America, and a massive six- story abortion facility has never been a part of that dream. Let the nightmare end, and let the dream live.

Join Lou Engle, Tony Perkins, Sammy Rodriguez, Eduardo Verastegui, Mathew Staver, Star Parker, Dr. Richard Land, Ken Blackwell, Pastor Stephen Broden, and Bishop Harry Jackson in Houston to take a stand and to pray!

Consumed by the call,

Lou Engle
President, TheCall, Inc.

For more information, go here.

The Good News Corner

Perry won't let Texas compete for federal school money

Gov. Rick Perry said today that Texas will not compete for up to $700 million in federal grant funding for schools. His decision to snub the Race to the Top grant competition defied pleas from several Houston-area school leaders who said their districts could use the money. But Perry, joined by state Education Commissioner Robert Scott, said the money was not worth the federal mandates. Texas, Perry said, "reserves the right to decide how we educate our children and not surrender that control to the federal bureaucracy."

Perry's decision drew praise from some teacher groups and several lawmakers who said the federal funding would have come with too many strings. The U.S. Department of Education plans to dole out $4 billion to those states that embrace certain reform ideas such as adopting national curriculum standards - an effort Perry and Scott oppose. Texas and Alaska are the only two states that have not joined a common standards initiative.

Based on its size, Texas could have qualified for about $350 million to $700 million - or $75 to $150 per student. "Everybody can use money," said state Rep. Rob Eissler, a Republican from The Woodlands who chairs of the House Public Education Committee. "But if you look at a one-time infusion of $80 per child and then having to change your laws permanently - I think we're better off doing what we're doing." (Houston Chronicle)