Brutally Murdered Nuns Laid to Rest in the Congo as Crime Investigation Continues

 

Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday (Sept. 11) in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid heightened calls for action about their death.
Sister Lucia Pulici, 75, Sister Olga Raschietti, 82, and Sister Bernadetta Boggian, 79, of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary were gruesomely murdered Sunday in their convent in the Kamenge area of Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.
The triple murders shocked Christians across the globe and ignited calls for the protection of sisters worldwide. The nuns were reportedly beaten and killed with a knife. At least one nun was decapitated. There were conflicting reports about whether they had been raped.
While mourning their deaths, Sister Enelesi Chimbali, general secretary of the Nairobi-based Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa, said such women left their comfortable homes, convents and native countries to serve the poor and downtrodden.
The nuns were buried in Bukavu town in the DRC, where the order has a cemetery. The order’s district covers both Burundi and parts of neighboring DNC. The sisters had wanted to be buried in Africa according to the Xaverian order’s former regional superior, ​Sister Delia Guadagnini, to mark their love for the continent to the end.
The nuns had lived in Burundi for the last seven years, offering health care, spiritual and social support to the local communities. They had served in Africa for more than 50 years, spending most of the time in the DRC.
Thousands attended their requiem Mass on Wednesday in Bujumbura, where church officials called for thorough investigations and the truth about the deaths.
On the same day police said 33-year-old Christian Butoyi Claude, a suspect in their custody confessed, to the killings, saying the convent was built on his family’s land.
The suspect had in his possession two keys the sisters used to enter the convent and a mobile phone belonging to one of the sisters, according to the police.
But the nuns of their order are questioning the police version of events. Guadagnini said the crime was not committed by one person and the police arrest was an excuse to divert attention.
“We don’t believe in the police’s version,” Guadagnini told the Fides news agency. “We do not think this horrible crime was committed by a single person,” she said.
This is not the first killing of Catholic clergy or religious order members in the small East African country where a majority of residents are Christians.
In 2011, a Croatian nun working with an Italian charity was killed in an attempted robbery. In 1995, two Italian priests and a lay female volunteer from the Xaverian mission were killed for allegedly backing a Hutu tribe militia.

How Megachurches Are Spending Their Tithes and Offerings

 

Leadership Network and Vanderbloemen are releasing what they claim to be “by far the biggest-scale, cross-denominational response anyone has ever collected about church finances.” Specifically, they interviewed 727 megachurches about how they spend their finances, and the report has some interesting findings, all of which are free to download here. Among the findings: A little under half of a church’s annual income typically goes to staff, with senior pastors making at least 30 percent more than the next highest paid staffer. The biggest determiner of pastor salaries, by far, is the size of the church—race, theology and even age of the pastor had no appreciable bearing on on their income.

One interesting, perhaps unexpected finding: one of the biggest determiners of a church’s growth is, increasingly, a children’s pastor. Treat your children’s pastors accordingly …

 

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Ebola Awareness Concert

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PreciousForYou management presents an Ebola Awareness Gospel Concert on the 20th of

September, 2014 at the Jubilee Christian Centre, No. 1 Penarth Street off IIderton Road, London

SE15 1TX by 4pm.

The Concert which is expected to feature PRECIOUSFORYOU (Convener), Ms Carol Jiani, Mrs Lena

Marshall, Youth Choir, Mrs Jamesetta Taylor, Minister Amazin, Michael Agyei, Provai, Sister Mabel

& Liberian UK Band ft. Emmanuel Koffa, Harry E, Isumel – Fusion First, is a charity and awareness

campaign on the Ebola Virus Spread in some parts of the world.

Donations and contributions will be made towards the course at the venue of the event.

Refreshments and drinks will be made available to all attendees.

Memoye Ference – Awesome God | Prod. By Wole Oni

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They say the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step and Memoye has taken a first giant step with “Awesome God.”

“Awesome God” being Memoye’s debut single is a worthy effort, professionally delivered and spirit lifting. It expresses the mind of the singer who is a passionate songwriter and vocalist. He likes to refer to himself as a ‘God chaser.’

Memoye received the ministry of music in 1999 and has through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit made

colossal impact on many lives. He has now decided to reach larger audience, haven received directions from God, he has released his first bundle of gift for the benefit of all.

“This song is for everyone who wants to declare the awesomeness of God wherever, whenever and however. Shout if you will, lift your hands if you will, nod your head if you will, and dance you must as you listen to this sweet melody of praise.”

Awesome God was produced by the award winning Wole Oni.

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Shady B – Love Call (Produced By Dr Roy)

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Here is a brand new song that comes with a whole new fresh flavor for your ears. It is LOVE CALL” and comes to you straight from the heart of Port Harcourt courtesy rapper Shady B and SupaNova producer, Dr Roy.

Together, they run a platform known as HOUSE OF WOW MUSIC and indeed, these brothers are here to wow music lovers with unconventional sounds made to spread the gospel of Christ. It all starts with this special “Love Call” and we’ve been made to know that there are a horde of other songs and projects coming from them too.

Shady B and DrRoy are not entirely fresh faces to the music scene in Nigeria having worked with a combined stellar list of artistes and producers like, Frank Edwards, Afrikan J, Wisdom K, IBKspaceshipboi, Kelly Handsome, Mercy Chinwo (Nigerian Idol winner Season 2) and Mark T just to name a few.

“Love Call” is their first officially released single from their label, HOUSE OF WOW, and has deep and thought enjoyable lyrics accompanied by well-strummed contemporary sounds that will keep you listening over and over again.

According to them, “Way out of the world” the acronym for WOW is a reminder of who we are and what we’ve been designed to do through the music we do.”

Okay, today, it all officially begins with this totally enjoyable fresh single from them. Do go ahead and enjoy…

 

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KALU UKOH – ODOGWU [Ft. Manuz]

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Kalu’s new single “Odogwu” produced by his music coach and director MANUZ is a song of deep thanksgiving to God. In this song,he featured MANUZ who has tremendously impacted his music career. This song will never leave your lips after listening to it. Lets worship God together. Download and share. God bless you

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Bishop – Song of Victory

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Efe B’Liv a seasoned worship leader is here with his debute single Titled #OGHENE TEGA, meaning “God Is Worthy To Be Served”is set to get us praising and thanking God for all He has done as we relive His wonders in our lives!. With its video dropping later this month,you will agree with me that this Niger Delta Gospel Minister will lead us into Gods presences.
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Beeorboy – Yahweh Jehovah

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Here is a brand new single from another Ibadan-based gospeller known as Beeroboy. The song comes with a quality assurance and a guarantee that will uplift you with every chime and vocal delivered.

Beeorboy impressively cascades through expertly delivered beats made by veteran producer, Wole Oni. (WOMP). We must say, together, they made an irresistible praise medley that will stay around for years.

ABOUT THE ARTISTE
Abiola Oduremi, popularly called Beeorboy, was born into the family of seven from Modakeke-ife in Osun state of Nigeria. The enigma, nurtured in the way of the LORD, is a GOD chasing true worshipper presently based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

He is a dynamic performer and fecund song writer fast rising in the GOSPEL music industry. He has performed at concerts and worship services leading people to the presence of GOD; also performed at noble functions around the states and witnesses always testifying to be held spell bound by his rightly divided and dynamic blend of genres of music.

His first single, AKOLOLO, brought him to fore with soul lifting lyrics and a blend of rhyming skills that will send shiver down your spine.

Promising but certainly living up to the hype, he has perpetually been a blessing to the world with other songs like ISE KEKERE-PLENTY MONEY and IFE MI – a song for everyone who has found true love.

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Terrywils Releases “Everything” Off “Not Ashamed” Album

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“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” – Philipians 3:7

Nothing else best describes Terrywils’ “Everything” than the above verse of the scripture. The song gives lyrics to the joy of losing everything for Jesus, just to gain everything! Off the 2013 “Not Ashamed” album, Terrywils decides to release “Everything” for free download. The song, as inspiring as it is; is only a tip of what is contained in the “Not Ashamed” album.

Terrywils is more than meets the eyes. Aside from being an anointed praise and worship Minister, is also a song writer, choir director, an instrumentalist with over a decade experience and a vocal coach. He is the founder of a non denominational mass choir called “One Voice Music Project.” He was one of the winners of the famed Hilda Dokubo’s ‘Street to Start’ project in 2006 and went on to record his first album “Trust in the Lord” 2010.

Enjoy “Everything” off Terrywils sophomore “Not Ashamed” album.

 

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Gracey – I Love You Lord + Aya Ma Uho

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Check out theses single “I Love You Lord” and “Aya ma uho” which was carefully produced, mixed and Mastered by great musicians, producers and engineers: Sampro of Rogba Multimedia, Ollyjay and Ayobami Soetan (UK based Nigerian) who all worked tenaciously to craft this beautiful work.

For Booking, Contact details:

Minister Gracey

Contact: http://www.gray-cee.com

Twitter handle: @tomidavies

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialgraceymelodies

 

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