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Friday, August 24, 2012

OUTRAGEOUS! COMPLETELY UNACEPTABLE!!







 I just came in from church tonight, sat down to check my email and as I opened up my Yahoo page I saw this story in the number one search position. I am so glad for this young lady, her spirit , her testimony, AND her willingness as an  Apostolic American  to stand up for her right to honour her conscience in the workplace! There is a lawsuit going on of course NOT JUST FOR HER but for every other Apostolic Man and Woman who will be challenged in the same area. I suggest several things, Number one that we pray for this young lady and her courage to not just accept this and allow others to have to face it down the line, but I ALSO SUGGEST IF THIS COMPANY WILL NOT MAKE ANY PROVISION FOR APOSTOLIC PEOPLE TO WORK THERE.....THEN APOSTOLIC PEOPLE WILL REFUSE TO ****EAT***** THERE!  

 As of TODAY I am completely done with Burger King until not only is this woman allowed to honour Gods word in her employment there BUT that the company issues an APOLOGY to the Apostolic Community it has so cavalierly insulted by firing this young lady simply for choosing MODESTY over IMMODESTY! (Can you tell I am upset by this? Well...... I AM!)

 Here is the story! (P.S. Do they know how to spell PENTECOSTAL? Evidently NOT)

A Texas teenager is suing Burger King for religious discrimination, saying that the fast food giant fired her, a conservative Christian, for wearing a long skirt, rather than uniform pants, to work.


Ashanti McShan was a 17-year-old high school senior when she applied for a job as a cashier at the Grand Prairie Burger King in August 2010, according to the lawsuit filed on her behalf this week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During her interview McShan, who is a Pentacostal Christian, said that her religious beliefs forbid women to wear men's clothing, so she would need to be able to wear a long black skirt rather than the standard-issue uniform pants. The Burger King employee interviewing her "assured her that she could wear a skirt to work," the lawsuit says.

But when she arrived for orientation, another store management told her that she could not wear a skirt "and that she had to leave the store," in spite of her explaining that there was a religious issue at stake, according to the lawsuit.

"The result of the foregoing practices has been to deprive Ashanti McShan of equal employment opportunities because of her religious beliefs and observances as a Christian Pentecostal," the lawsuit states. The incident could be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars religious discrimination in the workplace.


"I've seen cases where an employer has denied a religion accommodation, and it's something where you could see how it could cause a problem," Equal Employment Opportunity Commission trial attorney Meaghan Shepard, who is representing McShan, told The Dallas Morning News. "The legal standard is 'undue hardship,' and in this instance it was a very simple request -- to be able to wear a long black skirt and not black pants -- and it was initially granted. And then she shows up at orientation, on time, and is then told by the manager to leave and that she couldn't wear a skirt. She was responsible, tried to get in touch with someone higher in the franchise, and they never responded to her. In our eyes, it was so clear-cut. She's a very sweet, articulate young lady who was just trying to work her senior year in high school."

The lawsuit seeks "appropriate back pay with prejudgement interest" for McShan, even though she was asked to leave the store before she started her first shift, as well as punitive damages and an injunction.

"Accommodating Ms. McShan's religious beliefs would have been simple and cost the company nothing," Shepard said in a statement. "Management's failure to comply with federal law deprived this teenage girl of the opportunity to work during her senior year of high school."

Pentacostal Christians believe in a strict, literal interpretation of the Bible. Deuteronomy 22:5 specifically states: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God."

"We haven't come far enough in our respect of religious liberties at the workplace if we have employers saying that uniform policies trump a religious observance without articulation of any hardship posed by letting an employee 'hold the pickles' and 'hold the lettuce' while wearing a skirt," EEOC regional attorney Robert A. Canino said in a statement.

The franchisee that owns the Great Prairie Burger King, Fries Restaurant Management LLC, also owns about 10 other Burger King restaurants in Texas; they would not comment to Yahoo! Shine. "As a normal couse of business, Burger King Corp. does not comment on personnel or legal matters related to its franchisees, who independently own and operate Burger King restaurants," Burger King Corp. told The Huffington Post in a statement.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

HAVE SUITCASE WILL TRAVEL !!!!!!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have gotten in on the "GROUND FLOOR" of something?






To have been one of the first investors in ... oh say 







OR
OR
  
                     









 Why if you had been smart enough to make just  a  very  small  investment in the beginning.................  you could be a BILLIONAIRE TODAY! 




 I feel like *I* yours truly , the one and only JOSEPH CONROY have gotten in on what has to be one of THE GREATEST INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES that EVER  came my way... INVESTING in The ministry of a family of four who are so incredibly given over to the service of God that they defy description!

A family who sold EVERYTHING and did it JOYFULLY in order to completely uproot themselves and come labour in the Mission Field! In a very short time Brian and Sherry Shell and their kids Austin and Kaelyn have been instrumental in winning souls from Bulgaria, Germany, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, sending out Apostolic Lighthouse of Augsburgs  FIRST Foreign Missionary (Brother Joseph Ayodele to Nigeria!) planting a brand new work in Aindling , Preaching ACT'S 2:38 salvation in the ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH IN NUREMBERG **AND ** BEING ASKED TO COME BACK AND PREACH MORE ON THE SUBJECT! Yes I am talking about the One The ONLY SHELL FAMILY! Or as I am calling them these days..................
THE HAVE SUITCASE WILL TRAVEL FAMILY!!!!!!


 Here they are at one of the saddest days of my life! The day they had to fly out from the Munich Germany airport to go back to the US to raise help to enable them to continue saving souls here in Europe!

I almost get jealous when I hear all the reports coming back from America of all the souls receiving the Holy Ghost , being Baptized in Jesus Name, Miracles of Healing , "Blowout" services, Backsliders coming back to God all happening as they are in the States on deputation! Brother Shell is NOT just a poor missionary in need of help, the man can flat out PREACH! And every pastor who has had him can tell you what a blessing that this family has been to their church.

 Can you pray with me that Pastors in America would allow their hearts to be opened to the cry not only of the LOST but of the LORD OF THE HARVEST who was so brutally murdered that he might REDEEM MANKIND BACK TO HIMSELF? That they would go that extra mile for Jesus and have this precious family come share their burden and testimony so that they can quickly ... make that QUICKLY return to the field????

 Remember that old song that said...

"The Saviours Calling!
 The Grain Is Falling!
 Oh do not wait!
It's growing Late!
Look on the Field It's White
It's Harvest Time!"

 Jesus prayer request was PRAY THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WOULD SEND FORTH LABOURERS INTO THE FIELD! Will you allow him to use YOU to do that?

 If YOU want to get in on a ground floor investment AND have the deep satisfaction of actually being part of LAUNCHING a great ministry by having the Shells PLEASE feel free to EMAIL me at
DORANC@Hotmail.com to schedule them! Time is running out!

(You'll thank me for this someday I Garauntee it!)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I HEART NYC!



There is SO MUCH MORE to New York City than Rockefeller Center at Christmas time and The Brooklyn Bridge! 


There is the ***OTHER***  Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! I like this one much better!

Here are two songs ! Enjoy!

Heaven Belongs To You!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1MFNGgUNCU

Speak Lord And We Will Obey!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ihH0gPvUBQ


 The absolute and complete difference in the POWER of Holy Ghost annointed music is so wonderful! Not only is it GOOD MUSIC but it stirs WAAAAAAAY past the "soul" (the EMOTIONS) and goes deep into the SPIRIT!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brush Arbour African Style!!!!!!

 Well this week marks yet another milestone for Eurpopean Apostolic Outreach,  One that thrills our souls! Many of you who have visited us here in Germany  over the past several years met one of the most incredible ministers of the gospel that it has been my privilege to know, Brother Joseph Ayodele.

 Brother Joseph is from one of the great tribes of Nigeria the Yoruba. He came to Germany several years ago as a trinitarian preacher and when he came to Apostolic Lighthouse here in Augsburg he was so open to truth that he immediately dug into the scriptures concerning the Oneness of God as well as Baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ for the Remission of sins.... He was QUICK to embrace the name of Jesus in Baptism for the remission of sins!

 He served here at Apostolic Lighthouse first as an evangelist and then for about two years as Assistant Pastor here in the church preparing always for the day that he could return home to his wife and children as well as the nation of Nigeria preaching THE FULL GOSPEL!  It was such a privilege to have Brother Brian Shell Missionary extraordinaire to help in ordaining Brother Joseph and sending him out!





 Just after Easter of this year Brother Joseph returned home to begin ministering TRUTH throughout his country! There had already been much work to lay the foundation of a base of operations there in Ibbadan that we are still trying to complete.



 Since returning they have found that this building is too small for a sanctuary and so will use it for a mission base as well as Sunday School rooms but already need to flatten the land in front of the building and erect a steel pole structure that can support a corrugated Iron roof and shelter several HUNDRED people under it for services at Apostolic Lighthouse Ibbadan!

 BUT! The best thing is that even as Brother and Sister Ayodele are labouring with just the few crumbs of help that we are able to send them from the church here in Germany to establish a strong Book of Acts church in Ibbadan they have already begun ANOTHER ASSEMBLY for the name of Jesus in another state of Nigeria in a village called Wakajaye in Osun State! He and his wife laboured so hard to erect with their bare hands this wood and metal shelter.






 TUESDAY they began the First Jesus Name Pentecostal Services EVER under its shade! Apostolic Lighthouse Wakajaye!!!!








They even had Sunday School on Tuesday to bring the Jesus Name Message to the children of Wakajaye!





 We are so thankful for all of you who are so faithful to help us here in Europe as well as Nigeria to proclaim the good news that JESUS SAVES TODAY!!!!!!!!

 Please continue to pray for us!  We have such opportunity in front of us and need YOU in back of us!

Brother Joseph Conroy, Brother and Sister Brian Shell and Brother and Sister  Joseph Ayodele!

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Harvest Time!


The World Needs Jesus But Why Should I Tell You?

 
 Well this year I will turn FIFTY EIGHT YEARS OLD!

 Ubelievable! I really did, somehow in some corner of my mind think I was going to be able to stay seventeen forever!

 WHAT HAPPENED???!!!!
I'm OLD!

 And along with that growing older, older, older by the moment comes the question...

"What are you going to do when you retire?"

 To which I can only answer "AWHOANDAWHATANDAHA????"

 Retire... Are you kidding? I'M JUST GETTING STARTED!!!!!!

My missionary call didn't come once I got in church, it came YEARS before that! While I was still lost in false religion!

 Although my family had a surface knowledge of Jesus but not the SUBSTANCE of the truth still they were given over completely to foreign missions!

Not just giving in the offerring for missions but in making deliberate , totally unrequired or asked for investments in what ever missionary came our way!

 I can remember as a little boy how very involved in our church my parents both were. My father  was an attorney at law in Chicago and was a very very busy man. Not only that but he was a very ungodly man.

 Yet if a missionary so much as was known to be visiting any of the local churches whether in our parish or not, my father made it a POINT to go out of his way, talk to the pastor and ASK WHAT HE COULD DO TO BLESS THAT MISSIONARY!

 I remember with fascination a whole series of missionary priests and nuns who were brought to our home for a visit! First my father would take the missionary priest to a shoe store and buy him several pairs of what I know were probably the finest shoes they had ever had. Then he would take the missionary to a clothing store and buy him a suit or two. THEN they would come back and we would take them out for dinner. THEN at the end of dinner my father would take the missionary aside and I would watch him hand him an envelope and I knew that inside was several hundred dollars which back in the 1950's and 60's was a MAJOR offerring, (still is!)

 But the best part was coming home for a while before the missionary woud leave and hear them tell about their work and experiences in their field of labour.

 I LOVED IT!

 I would lay down and just think how magnificent a life it would be spent bringing Jesus Christ to the lost in this world!

 And deep down inside I knew it .................................

THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO!

 Even as a little boy I knew that if I chose THAT road as opposed to a career in law, or medicine or what have you but MISSIONS I would undoubtedly NEVER own a home, always be a charity case, always resented by some and ignored by others and yet still all I could say was LORD I DON'T CARE! LET THE OTHERS HAVE THEIR HOMES AND THEIR FANCY CARS AND EXPENSIVE SUITS AND NICE VACATIONS  BUT LORD,  MISSIONS IS ALL I WANT  TO DO! IT'S ALL I EVER REALLY WANTED TO BE!

 A MISSIONARY!

 Then when I was seventeen , lost as lost could be and KNEW IT,   much as the song says

 "I SEARCHED AND I SEARCHED FROM DAY TO DAY
I KNEW IN MY HEART I WAS NOT SAVED
I WANTED TO KNOW THE ANSWER FOR SURE
AND THEN GODS SPIRIT SPOKE TO ME
THIS IS THE HOUR YOU CAN BE FREE
I STAYED ON MY KNEES THAT NIGHT TIL THE ANSWER CAME!

 And I became living proof that the scripture is true that says SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND!

 And from the moment I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost about midnight in my living room in Fresno, California  back in 1972 I knew beyond any shadow of a doubt...

 SOMEDAY I AM GOING TO SPEND EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY AS A MISSIONARY OF   JESUS CHRIST!

EVERYBODY HAS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS! 

 I began witnessing to people the very first day of my new life! Followed the example of the young man that God had used to invite ME to church and soon  started teaching home Bible Studies with Search for Truth charts.
Did everything I knew to do to prepare myself so that somehow someway God could look down on me and USE me for the work my heart just ached to be involved in
MISSIONS.

  It wasn't long before God opened a door of ministry for me to the nation of Syria. Arriving there with zero help from any group or church in  America it wasn't long before people started repenting and being baptized in Jesus Name and receiving the Holy Ghost! Imagine! I mean WHO'D A THUNK IT? 

(well I did!)

 Spread the Acts 2:38 message to Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, and now all over Europe AND Africa !!!!!

 LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT

 Its over twenty five years now since I launched out at his command, blazed a path way for Apostolic Salvation for men and women in many places and countries that had never had the True Gospel preached to them.

  Every one says "YOU OUGHTA WRITE A BOOK"

 Well maybe someday... I just wanted to reactivate this blog, the events of the last months especially in Syria where there are STILL saints of God Baptized in Jesus Name filled with the Holy Ghost kind of filled me with a fear that somehow if I mentioned ANYTHING  about the situation in that horrible dictatorship that it might have repurcusions on them. So I kind of took myself offline to keep from doing that, but now  I think the time is WAY past that as many flee for Lebanon , Turkey or Jordan or any other port in this horrible storm.

 Currently God has been so very good to me! After many years of much prayer and much heart ache, God has sent a tremendous young family with a zeal and passion for missions that I simply have not seen in many others.

Brother Brian and Sister Sherry Shell and their kids Austin and Kaelyn have already made two missionary trips to help me. Because they have so little help as missionaries at present they are only able to stay three months at a time. 

 Right now they are back in the United States after having sold EVERYTHING wait...   make that ........

*E*V*E*R*Y*T*H*I*N*G*
to come to the field and labour for the master, and the only way that that is going to happen is for Ministers and Saints to become PROACTIVE and actively CONTACT THEM , HELP THEM, GO OUT OF THE WAY for them, so that this world that gets bigger every day and has so few APOSTLES sent out into it can hear the news that JESUS SAVES TODAY!

 If an unsaved Catholic Man could sacrifice and CARE about missions WHAT ABOUT YOU WHO HAVE THE TRUTH?

Email me at Doranc@hotmail.com to help me schedule him so he and his family can get back over here where the harvest is ripe but the labourers are few!

 God Bless You Brother Joseph Conroy