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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | October 23, 2017

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Revival falls on Ilford church

October 4, 2017 |

It seems the only way is indeed Essex as a church in Ilford is experiencing a renewal which has drawn visitors from all over the country and abroad

Since June this year, meetings at Capstone Church, Ilford, have continued every week from Wednesday to Saturday in addition to their Sunday services.

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Persecution Watch Oct – Nov 2017

October 4, 2017 |

Rebuilding hope in Iraq

Christians are slowly returning to the town of Karamles in Iraq after Islamic State (ISIS) was ousted.

Over half of the houses in the town are either piles of rubble or completely burnt out, but 250 families have signed up to return. With the help of Christian charity Open Doors, 30 houses have so far been restored, with 20 more in the pipeline. However, the returnees get no help from the government. Read More

President calls Day of Prayer for Texas

October 4, 2017 |

For the second issue running HEART is able to show a photo of US President Trump being prayed for, although some Christians and the secular media voice their disapproval of his past persona and current style.

This time he is shown after asking for prayer from pastors when he had declared a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which took place on Sunday 3 September.

The storm devastated Texas, particularly Houston, followed by another hurricane, Irma, which cut off power to 6.5 million people in Florida, after ripping through the Caribbean islands. Read More

Too Lidl faith

October 4, 2017 |
The digitally-altered Santorini church as it appeared on Lidl packaging (Credit: Stacy Cashman at

The digitally-altered Santorini church as it appeared on Lidl packaging (Credit: Stacy Cashman at

Lidl has been caught out deleting crosses from packaging photos.

The supermarket chain digitally removed the crosses from photos used to illustrate their Eirdanous range of Greek food. The pictures were of a Greek Orthodox church in Santorini.

After disgruntled shoppers drew attention to the Photoshopped images, Lidl UK told Premier Radio: “We are sincerely sorry for any offence caused by the artwork on our Eridanous product range and can confirm that we will be revising the packaging design as soon as possible.” Read More

The business of multiplication

October 4, 2017 |

The man who has helped Britain’s courts go paperless began his business five years ago on a corner of his Sussex dining table. After years of prayer and financial difficulty, Paul Sachs’s brainchild is transforming the nation’s legal system. Roger Greene tells the miraculous story of multiplication in the lives of Paul and Bev Sachs

It all began in a conversation in 2008 between Paul Sachs and his brother on the Victoria line train between Billingshurst and Horsham. Read More

Australia votes on gay marriage

October 4, 2017 |

Hillsong founder Brian Houston – standing up for biblical teaching on marriage
Credit: Hillsong


The results of a national ballot on same-sex marriage in Australia will be announced on 15 November.

The voluntary postal voting (a mandatory vote had been considered) runs from 23 September to 27 October. The ballot, costing $122 million, asks: “Do you support a change in the law to allow same-sex couples to marry?”  Read More

After trial by TV, Nigel and Sally say ‘thank you’ for worldwide Christian support

October 4, 2017 |

The parents caught in a media storm after deciding to challenge their young son’s school have spoken of the huge support they have received from Christians

The ordeal of Christian parents Nigel and Sally Rowe began after they removed their … Read More