Miriam Ibrahim and Family out of Sudan

24 July 2014

Miriam Ibrahim who was born to a mixed faith household, her mother being a Christian and her Father who abandoned his family, Muslim. She has always declared that she is a Christian and has never been a muslim as she was raised by her mother. She and her family are now finally free. 

They have now arrived in Italy after spending the last month holed up at the American Embassy in Sudan. Prayers have been answered. Let us continue to pray for the family, for their healing, for their continued faith in Christ. 

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Joy Nicole Loves to Sing

20 July 2014
If you are on Facebook or any form of social media you may have come across a young lady called Joy Nicole singing with such an amazing anointed voice gospel songs. The videos are arranged in multi-windows that showcase her skill and talent singing both lead and backing vocals. Her Facebook Page states that though she is not a solo artist, she does sing in her Church Choir and Praise and Worship Team.

Below she is singing one of my favourite gospel songs that was made even more famous in the Color Purple film, "God is trying to tell you something".

Also check out this rendition of "How Excellent" which seems to be quite popular on my FB timeline.

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David Banner Asked God For A Vision

8 July 2014

David Banner is a rapper, record producer and actor. In an interview with Arise 360 he explains the reason for his change in focus and why he chose to make his current business decsions. He also reflects that having suffered depression he has learned transcendental mediation and prayer which helped him through it all. He acknowledges God for how his life is going.

"I literally prayed one day and I asked God to show me a vision.... it was revealed to me, to stop chasing men and start chasing sound"

Be Who God Wants You To Be

6 July 2014

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.

Psalm 139:14 I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Who are you? Have you developed an image that is pleasing to others? Do friends try to dictate your very being so that you conform to their will. They too may be followers of Christ, but you must be able to discern the will of God in your life. Yes you can serve other people, but you must be yourself. Your God given self. Pray that God will reveal to you who He wants you to be and for the help to get there. Pray that you will be surrounded by the right people who will help and not tear you down. Most importantly stop conforming to what man wants to see. There is only so much of your life you can airbrush before your spirit starts crying out release, release. release. 

*A Book Giveaway*

3 July 2014

I started this blog many years ago. In fact the first entry was in November 2006. I remember debating the title with work colleagues and this was the one. I chose the name Faith and I, as I was at a point in my life wanting to personalise my faith a bit more and also to focus. I have been a regular church attendee from a little girl one who would arrange her own ride to church. It was less of going because you were made to I simply always have loved going to church. My early church days were with my great aunt and seventh day adventist denomination. Though now I go to a Sunday church. I remember as a teenager being teased by boys for my church attendance with taunts of "church girl". Was not bothered as I loved going church and being as active as a member I could be. 

I thought in 2012 after my Baptism I would pick up the pace on this blog. So finally I am re-focused and ready to commit more to this blog. I want to see it reach its full potential and inspire others on their journeys.

As I have finally got over 100 posts and can see how my blogging style has changed I thought why not celebrate with a giveaway for my readers. There will be two winners each receiving one book each. Prizes are:

Prayers That Move Mountains by John Eckhardt (read my review here
Anointing: Fall on Me by TD Jakes.

I have read both books and feel they will be a blessing to the winners.

All you have to do is tell me 
(1)What is your favourite post so far on Faithandi.com
(2) What type of posts or topics would you like to see explored on this blog.

Email your responses to letters@faithandi.com 

Any general questions about the giveaway please leave a comment below.

The rules are as follows.

Giveaway Rules:
1. Must be resident in the UK (prizes will only be posted to a UK address)
2. If under 16 must seek parents/guardian permission prior to entry.
3. Tell me what is your favourite post so far?
4. Tell me what type of posts or topics you would like to see on this blog?
5. You must answer at least one of the above questions, failure to do so may void your entry
6. Email responses to Letters@faithandi.com 
7. There will be 2 winners receiving one book only.
8. Prize must be claimed within 48hrs or a new winner will be chosen
9. You will be notified by email and then on this blog that you have won.
10. Competition closes Friday 11 July 2014

Disclaimer: This is a faithandi.com giveaway which has not been sponsored nor affiliated with any third party. 

Meriam Ibrahim Still Needs Prayer

2 July 2014

Meriam Ibrahim is a Sudanese Christian woman. She was born to a Christian mother and a Muslim father who abandoned his family while Meriam was still very young. She has been raised Christian and is married to Daniel Wani who is also a fellow Sudanese Christian. 

Sudan and South Sudan are now two separate countries which have also ended up religiously divided. The attacks against Christians in the north has increased and Meriams treatment is not surprising. She has been accused of apostasy and her marriage being deemed void so therefore committing adultery. However the courts have dropped the charges. Yet she is still not being allowed to leave Sudan. Her "brother" who is from her father's side who she does not know from what reports say clearly has a vendetta against her. He is now asking the courts to give him authority over her and prevent her from leaving the country as he now wants to dish out some form of honour for his faith.

This is still an ongoing saga. Meriam was forced to give birth in chains with her son next to her. So please keep Meriam and her family in your prayers. The Bible teaches us that prayer changes things. We pray to a living a God who hears us. So let us continually pray for her. 

Sidenote: Meriams case may have become newsworthy but there are many Christians around the world in both developed and developing nations who are suffering for their faith. We need to be active in praying and being as pro-active as we are able or God leads us to be.