This Friday, we are taking events that may look like bad news and flipping the perspective into good news.
1- We start with the worst news we see today, Afghanistan. While it is easy to join in the finger pointing of who did what badly, the fact is there are real people whose lives are now perilously at risk.
How, you may ask, is this good news? The good news comes from the deep and abiding faith of many Christians in Afghanistan. Their devotion to Christ is uplifting and inspirational. They lead us by example. We ask that you pray for them in this time of turmoil; that their faith be strengthened to endure, survive and serve God.
Afghanistan is the second largest growing church in the world. Or, it was.
How Afghan Pastors Reflect on God’s Sovereignty
QUOTE: In early July, Afghan pastors and church leaders made a difficult decision. They decided to formally register their faith with the Afghan government. What an absurdity to register as Christians in an Islamic republic that prohibits a person from converting to Christianity!
Against the advice of many, these Afghan church leaders felt compelled, for the sake of future generations, to legally declare their true faith in Christ.
“What about our children and our grandchildren?” they said. “Someone should make this sacrifice so the next generations can openly call themselves followers of Jesus.” They registered with the government, and we all prayed from outside, asking God to protect them from being rounded up and imprisoned the next morning. They were interviewed but not arrested.
This past weekend, we met in an Afghan/English church retreat. On the first night of the retreat, we learned that a pastor in Afghanistan received a letter from the Taliban: “We know who you are, what you do, and where to find you.” By Saturday the Taliban were at his door, but he had gone into hiding. Praise God.
2- As we all know now, Washington, DC is fetid, putrid quagmire of corruption and graft. We know that those we elected, regardless of party, think of themselves before they think of us or their country. We have known this for years yet it grows more odious by the hour. What about that is good news?
Marjorie Taylor-Green is emerging from the primordial goo to lead us back to the original intent of the country. She is holding Republicans in the Senate accountable for their traitorous vote with the Democrats on the infrastructure bill. She is a beacon of light in the murk. We support her and join her in her efforts and ask that you check this out and join in too.
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3- Our hospitals are on the road to being massively under-staffed. Surely, no one can make this into good news.
It is horrible to think that at this time there would be a lack of care to sick patients. But, it is the reason that hospitals are under-staffed that we look to for our good news.
Not a lot, but ENOUGH, nurses and hospital workers have said NO to getting the mandated untested, unapproved, and ineffective Covid-CCP vaccine.
They all got fired. Hence, hospitals, that were already understaffed prior to Covid-CCP, are in worse shape.
We stand with these brave people who have lost their jobs to protect their freedom from government tyranny. This could prove to be the tipping point on the vaccine mandates.
Massive Nurse Shortage Hits Houston—Weeks After 150 Unvaccinated Nurses and Hospital Workers Fired
QUOTE: Houston hospitals have “reached a breaking point” amid a COVID-19 outbreak, which struck weeks after 150 hospital workers were fired by Houston Methodist hospital, one of several hospitals struggling.
Nursing home organizations concerned vaccine mandate may lead to staffing shortages
QUOTE: President Joe Biden announced a new vaccine requirement for many nursing homes Wednesday, but nursing home organizations are concerned that may drive away critically-needed staff. The requirement from the Biden administration applies to long-term care facilities that receive federal funding from Medicare and Medicaid.
All staff must be vaccinated, or the funding would disappear. The mandate could take effect as soon as next month.
“We urge and even beg all health care personnel to get vaccinated,” said Rick Abrams, CEO of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL).
Despite supporting vaccinations, Abrams says a federal mandate for long-term care staff misses the mark. He’s concerned that for people who’ve held out this long in the pandemic, a mandate will only serve to backfire. “We have employees who are dug in, basically saying, ‘I am not getting vaccinated,’ and a federal mandate will unlikely change their minds,” Abrams said.
Home health agencies, paramedics fear staff exits after Maine’s vaccine mandate
As health care workers face Maine’s new requirement to get a COVID-19 vaccine or lose their job, there is increased worry among behavioral health agencies and paramedics that it will add to long-standing staffing shortages.
4- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is a favorite of ours. He continues to display true leadership in thoughts, words and deeds. He is pointing out the horrible and distracted priorities of the Federal Government as led by Joe Biden. THAT is good news. You can not solve a problem if you refuse to acknowledge the problem. DeSantis faces problems head on. We are encouraged by his leadership and hope that it is highly contagious.
DeSantis: Biden’s ‘Letting Afghanistan Burn,’ ‘Obsessed’ with Taking Away Parental Rights and Forcing Kindergartners to Wear Masks
QUOTE: On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said of President Joe Biden “[H]e is obsessed, while you have all this stuff going on with Afghanistan, obviously, all the stuff at the southern border…one of the biggest border disasters in the history of our country, inflation, gas prices, and what does he do?
Biden is obsessed with having the government force kindergartners to wear masks all day in school. In Florida, we believe that that’s the parents’ decision. Joe Biden thinks the federal government should come in and overrule the parents and force these young kids to wear these masks.
And you’ve got to wonder, where are your priorities that you’re so obsessed with this issue and so obsessed with taking away parents’ rights and you’re letting Afghanistan burn, our border burn, and so many other things in our country fall to pieces?”
5- It is depressing to think about all that has happened with election fraud that has lead us to this dismal place.
The good news is that we are not alone. More and more polling indicates support for the Biden agenda and actions is tanking. Frankly, Biden has no loyal base.
This is good news because without support for his far leftist agenda, moderate Democrats and ALL Republicans can vote NO on the bills being pushed frantically through Congress now. It is Politics 101-How to help your opposition fail by not voting with them on anything!
Many of us knew his man was not capable of being the Leader of the Free World. He is suffering from a progressive brain disease.
He is losing support across the board. We hate to say “we told you so” but, we told you so.
Stunning Poll Reveals Trump Would Win Election Held Today, As Nearly 1 In 10 Democrats ‘Regret’ Their 2020 Vote.
QUOTE: Stunning new poll numbers from Rasmussen Reports suggest nearly 1 in 10 Democrats regret their vote in the 2020 Presidential election, with 12 percent of ‘Moderates’ saying the same, and 14 percent of Black Americans expressing regret.
6- Flat out, straight up good news! No spinning!
Federal judge blocks Biden admin’s ICE rules that narrowed illegal immigrant arrest priorities. The rules limited ICE to targeting recent border crossers, security threats and aggravated felons
QUOTE: A federal judge on Thursday imposed a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration’s rules for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers that significantly narrowed the categories of illegal immigrants being targeted for arrest and deportation – a ruling that marks the latest legal blow to the Biden administration’s immigration policies.
Federal appeals court hands Texas another win, orders Biden to resume ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
QUOTE: Another court has upheld the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, handing another win to Texas, after a lower court also ruled in Texas’ favor one week prior.
7- This week some of our Team Kraken was told that a dear friend had died from what is thought to be the Lambda variant of Covid-CCP. We are saddened by this horrible news.
Our good news is that we still have a forum and a way to communicate to you that this is out there, it is real and you must protect yourselves and family. The vaccines and the boosters are not addressing this and in fact may be the reason it is happening.
It is up to you to improve your own immune systems and research all the alternatives to care that do not involve vaccines, intubation and hospitalization.
Deadly Lambda variant could be neutralizing vaccines, new study says
Okay, we are exhausted. Spinning gold from straw is harder than it looks.
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As always, we ask for your prayers for our country, for all those fighting to save it, and for Christians everywhere under assault but especially now in Afghanistan.
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Sidney & Team Kraken