The sister was so smart to lie down and her children, so good. Some of the children here wouldn't have done what she told them. Obedience helped to save their lives. So important to teach obedience. Lives depend on it.
Kenya. Shopping Mall Shooting.
Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:53 PM
Wow, reading her story is amazing! OBEDIENCE is the key word that Jehovah wants us to do. What a thrilling and extremely scary time. Jehovah was looking after this family for SURE! May Jehovah bless this sister and her family, wow, just simply wow!
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:22 PM
Confirmed! just saw this on the Six 0'clock news. Singing one our songs is like a secret handshake. Love it.
Hopefully someone can find a recording of the six oclock news item. My mum just text me to say she saw them singing the kingdom song on TV. The interview was also repeated at about 8:45pm on channel 80 here in the UK. Just hope someone with playback can record it and put it up on here as I was busy catching some zzzz ready for work in a minute.
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:09 PM
Vernalee you're right about kids its not easy to get them to do what they are told.
Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:52 PM
yes and me.. only to find they had cut all of the song etc out !! This was on BBC1 Hd ?
ive set my box to record it...
Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:45 PM
"He will call, and I shall answer"
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:20 AM
Edited by a3a27988, 05 October 2013 - 02:21 AM.
Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:14 AM
So can I safely say that this is true, this is our sister
As Brother Ross said, it is like a secret handshake. It only makes sense that someone who goes to the meetings would know the words to song 111.
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:41 AM
A sister here on the forum said she is in the next congregation from this Sister.
I still find it amazing how Jehovah protected her. Gives more meaning to fully trust him.
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:15 PM
Found it on youtube but its cut so there isn't the song
Wow, I got shivers ... I thank Jehovah for protecting our sister and for our excellent training of her children - there's no doubt in my mind it saved their lives.
Edited by sunshine, 05 October 2013 - 03:19 PM.
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:35 PM
During the Westgate siege in Kenya last month, one of the iconic images showed a mother lying on the floor, protecting her two children. Her name is Faith Wambua. She was in the shopping centre with her nine-year-old daughter Sy and her 21-month-old son Ty when the attack happened.
Faith spent four-and-a-half hours playing dead in the mall while keeping her young children quiet, before they were all finally rescued by a Kenyan policeman, Iyad Adan. She spoke to the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse about her experience that day:
"We walked in looking for the florist. We heard this very loud sound 'bang'. I thought the building was collapsing and the best thing to do is to lie in the open area.
I just told the children: 'Lie down, lie down'. I thought it must just be a normal robbery and within five to six minutes it will be over. But then time just passed and we were waiting to hear: 'OK, get up they have gone.'
But nothing of the sort. It seemed like something worse than I thought. My daughter was praying very loudly and she was saying: 'Jehovah, Jehovah, please protect us'.
I was also praying but quietly and I felt my daughter was too loud and perhaps she would give away our position and so I just asked her to lower her volume.
That's the point when I started singing a song about the resurrection because I thought we were all going to die”
I didn't know what was happening but I knew at that point I was to direct my children to just stay still.
"I was worried about my son because he is only 21 months. We had had breakfast at about nine o'clock. I knew he must be hungry.
I started thinking: 'Oh, my goodness Jehovah, this boy will wake up and he will start crying. I put my fingers in his mouth, he comforted himself and he just kept quiet.
Smell of gunpowder
There was a lot of broken glass around us and and chipped concrete from the pillars. I picked that up and I was playing with it. He really loves insects, so I pretended that was an insect.
I took one piece of glass, saying: 'Look, dudu' - dudu is a Swahili word for an insect. I said: 'Ty, look. Dudu is coming to bite you.'
That would scare him a little and so he would keep quiet. And we played that game for almost an hour. It was amazing he just kept still.
At some point when they came too close and I could smell the gunpowder and I could hear the bullet casings dropping on the ground, then I knew we were finished.
That's the point when I started singing a song about the resurrection because I thought we were all going to die.
I remember once they came very near because there was a lady lying about two meters from us. I could hear them walking.
They had a conversation and at that point they actually called out: 'Mama, mama.' I didn't know if they were talking to me but I knew I was not going to raise my head.
'Mama, Mama' - I could hear this lady answering and less than five seconds later, two shots and then she was quiet. We lay there and she kept on groaning: 'I'm dying, I'm dying' and we were helpless, we couldn't do anything.
'We couldn't even look at her. At that point terror just gripped me because I knew I was next.
It really was a miracle. I cannot explain how they could not see us and we were lying so close to her. We were terrified in there.
Faith Wambua says it is a "miracle" that she and her family survived
After a while I felt someone touching my hand and I said: 'My goodness, they have found us out.'
This person again came out calling: 'Mama, mama, mama, are you OK?' This was the point where I just played dead.
'Mama, mama, are you OK?' No response from me. Then I could hear this person moving. And then he came to the front.
'Mama, mama,' again and then I could feel him touching my son because I was lying over him.
[Then he was] touching my daughter and... my daughter was very trusting. She raised her head and then she asked the guy: 'Who are you?'
Then he said: 'I'm with the police.' At that point I raised my head and I looked at him. At first I was sceptical because he was wearing a civilian jacket but then he showed me his uniform.
He said: 'I'm with the police and you are safe. We are here to help you.' And my daughter asked: 'How do I know you are not with the bad guys?'
He asked us to look up and that's when we looked up and saw that there were police officers. Now I could clearly see different people in uniform.
They were there with guns pointing in different directions and I knew now the police were here. That's the point when he asked us to get up.
This police officer was very kind. He even reminded me to pick up my keys. He grabbed my son. My daughter ran ahead. And I was actually taking cover with his body, thinking: 'If anything happens I am by a policeman's side.' And that is when we ran out.
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:09 AM
in Kenya last month, one of
the iconic images showed a
mother lying on the floor,
protecting her two
children. Her name is Faith Wambua. She was in the
shopping centre with her
nine-year-old daughter Sy
and her 21-month-old son
Ty when the attack
To read more http://mobile.bbc.co...rofile&refid=17
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:43 AM
That has just strengthened her trust in Jehovah. Her children will never forget that incident.
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:29 AM
That little girl showed remarkable faith. All praise goes to Jehovah who heard and answered her prayers. She felt Jehovah's divine protection and will never forget this all her life!
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:46 PM
This is 11.28 mins of interview with our 9yr old sister Sy! Watch to the end!
Especially starting at 8:46. Our dear little sister sings song 130!
And here's a 5 minute interview with her mother:
Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:48 AM
I hope our dear sister and children don't suffer post traumatic stress after their terrible ordeal. There was an interview with a young woman caught up in the same siege on TV yesterday and she said that the images of what she saw would stay with her for life. Very distressing.
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