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Australia, Syria, Sharia: 4 April
Friday, March 28, 2014

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Perth Town Hall Friday week – thank you to those who have booked!  As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, we need to ask: What is happening? Can it affect Australia?

Unfortunately, we have just received news that Dr Patrick Sookhdeo is now unable to travel to Australia.  He is ill, and has had to deal with a serious problem. 

But by the grace of God, two superb speakers have stepped up to fill the gap – Rev Paul Mursalin and Jude Simion

Rev Paul Mursalin

Paul was born in Guyana, into a devout Muslim home. By the time he was eleven, he was able to recite the entire Qur’an in Arabic, all 114 “surahs”.  At the age of 17 he became a Christian – and was immediately persecuted by his father and members of the Muslim community.  He was chased out of home and wandered on the streets for nearly six months until the Lord opened the doors for a way back home.

Paul met with Dr Patrick Sookhdeo of Barnabas Fund about 12 years ago in Barbados.  He now works to promote an awareness of Islam among Christian leaders and churches across the Caribbean and Suriname.  He is currently a Trustee of Barnabas Fund International.

Syria – what’s happening?
Jude Simion, Chief Operating Officer for Barnabas Fund Australia, met with Syrian church leaders in Lebanon last year.  He will give a first-hand report of the needs and movements of Christians over there.  Rev Dr David Seccombe, until recently principal of a Bible college in Africa where many students come from Muslim-majority countries, will explain how what is happening in Syria could affect us in Australia. 

We can offer a refund to anyone who booked expecting to hear Dr Sookhdeo, but we are sure the new speakers will not disappoint.

If you haven’t booked – it’s not too late!  Bookings close 1 April – BOOK HERE NOW.  


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