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What if the Bible gets Updated?

Since the dawn of Times, shifting temperatures, rising sea levels, natural disasters, and Change in Genes have ordinarily happened. These events happened consistently Over Time. Lately, The World has witnessed a cascade of genetic drifts that altered dramatically all Sorts of Species.

Surprisingly, The World Became a "New World of FEAR" BUT the BIBLE has NOT Been Scientifically updated YET to Evangelize This new Changing World.

I know and I Understand the implications about how People view this matter, sometimes they even deny the whole idea of it. This Ostensibly Difficult Task has to be Acknowledged/ Considered as new ways of Teaching the Bible/Gospel to the Christian World such as Catholics ,BAPTISTS, Adventists, Jehovah Witnesses, Pentecotists, and Vodoyisans..!

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Haitian Pastor in Brooklyn arrested in deadly fire

Luckner Lorient who has been a pastor at Eglise Baptist Clarte Celeste in Flatbush, was picked up at Miami International Airport on Tuesday July 26, 2016 as he returned to the United States from Haiti. The arrest came as a result of a deadly fire that took place back on Nov. 19, 2014, at 1434 Flatbush Ave., in a building owned by him. That particular building housed his church located on the ground floor but also some cramped apartments on the floors above. Two months before the fire, Luckner Lorient was fined by the city for subdividing the basement, second and third floors, with one subdivided apartment having 21 people living in it.

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Sister Dona found innocent after spending 42 months in prison

This is a lesson of dedication and commitment. After spending 42 months in prison for something she did not do, Sister Dona is once again free. Dieudonne Pierre Bélizaire, better known as Sister Dona who founded the orphanage Sister Redeemer of Nazareth, was cleared from charges of kidnapping, child trafficking and criminal conspiracy in a criminal court in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and released immediately. As a reminder, Sister Dona was arrested and put in prison in June 2012 for the disappearance of child Raphaël Chenet. The father of the child accused sister Dona of selling his child. Sister Dona has consistently claimed her innocence.

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Attempted kidnapping of Monseigneur Pierre-Andre Pierre, Rector of UNDH

Bishop Pierre-André Pierre is lucky to be a free man today. On Saturday, March 14, 2015 a kidnapping attempt on him went unsuccessful as the Haitian Police managed to free him. He is the current Rector of Université Notre-Dame d'Haiti.

Bishop Pierre-André Pierre was born in 1952 in Arcahaie. He was appointed Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope John Paul II in 2004 and in February 6, 2009, Bishop Pierre-André PIERRE was elected "Recteur of Notre Dame University of Haiti (UNDH) by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Haiti.


Yo manke Kidnape Monseigneur Pierre- Andre Pierre , Rector nan UNDH

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Religious houses robbed, nuns intimidated and insulted in Verrettes

The religious community in Haiti was not escaped with the increased level of insecurity that has been recorded in Haiti lately. The latest incident took place this week where several people armed with gun broke into a Sisters house in the city of Verrettes and stole money and equipment.

This is not an isolated case. The religious community has been the victims of several cases of crimes for the past few months. On the night of February 23, 2015, bandits broke into the residence of the Sisters of the Holy Union, in Saint-Michel de l'Attalaye and took money and equipment after physically abusing several nuns. This incident was also repeated in Petite-Rivière de l'Artibonite back in January, 2015.

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Haiti Cardinal Chibly Langlois Celebrates Mass In Little Haiti

Chibly Langlois is the first Haitian cardinal who was elevated to the College of Cardinals by the Pope Francis on 22 February 2014. He is the youngest among the other men named as cardinals and the only cardinal among the new cardinals at the February 2014 consistory who was not an archbishop. Chibly Langlois is the president of Haiti's Bishops' Conference and the acting bishop of Les Cayes since 15 August 2011.

On Sunday 23 November 2014, at 9:30 am, Langlois celebrated the Mass at Notre Dame d'Haiti in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. South Florida is the home of the largest Haitian Diaspora in the U.S. Cardinal Langlois, as the president of the Haitian bishops' conference, often visits South Florida to hold discussions on the Partnership for the Reconstruction of the Church in Haiti (PROCHE). On this occasion, Rev. Jean Mary Reginald, the administrator at Notre Dame has said, Langlois serves as the representative for Haitians everywhere-- he represents the Haitian church, the Haitian migrants, and symbolizes solidarity between Haitian Catholics and the Vatican. He is our witness before the church.

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Pope Francis to convoke a conference in Haiti in January 2015

Pontifical Council President Cardinal Robert Sarah made a visit to Haiti Thanksgiving week with the express purpose of demonstrating spiritual solidarity with the country as they continue to recover from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. He also came to help launch Leogane's Notre Dame des Anges School, which the papal diplomatic mission helped the Leogane Church build.

At this time Pope Francis announced his desire to summon a conference on Haiti in Vatican City to be held on January 10, 2015. He is doing this so awareness of Haiti's continued need for humanitarian aid does not get forgotten. Thousands still remain homeless and the cholera epidemic rages on. The Holy Father wants to stress the Church's empathy for the Haitian people. The Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Pontifical Council will coordinate with local bishops to organize the conference.

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Episcopal Diocese of Long Island to help Agricultural College in Haiti

Using money garnered through the tithing of funds following the sale of the former church property in Brooklyn, the Bishop of the Long Island Episcopal Diocese, Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, has set aside $2 million for a grant to benefit ministry on a local and international level. One such beneficiary will be the St. Barnabas Agricultural College, located in the north of Haiti.

The bishop announced the grants in November at the diocesan convention held every year. The proceeds from the sale of the Church of the Redeemer are going towards ministries in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, as well as other non-American-based ministries. $300,000 each will be given towards recovery efforts from Ebola to dioceses in affected areas, to the Missionary District of the Navajoland, to the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission, ministries in South Sudan, Ecuador, and Cape Coast, and also to Haiti. The donations were made for specific functions, and at the St. Barnabas College, the work to be done with their endowment will include the building of ministry space and housing facilities to give support to the work of the Bishop, Suffragan Oge Beauvoir, and the congregation of the diocese.

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RYSA teaming up with Crosspoint Christian Church's Haitian Christian Mission

On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, the ten best players of Rockdale Youth Soccer Association (RYSA) ranging in age from 13 to 18 along with coaching director Rafe Mauran will be travelling to Haiti on a seven-day mission trip. The participants will provide soccer day camps in elementary schools and orphanages in Haiti. Their other service project will include delivering food to those in need, book bags filled with school supplies, visit to a playground project and meeting other needs of the school children. To make this trip a success, organizers are seeking donation and supplies from the community. The supplies they are requesting as donation within September 28 may include: (a) slightly used cleats (size 5 to 14 with shoestrings), (b) slightly used book bags (zippers in working condition), (c) pencil, crayon or markers, (d) protein bars, and (e) power packs of Gatorade energy drinks. All checks and monetary donation payable to Haitian Christian Mission are tax-deductible.

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Voodoo, big social problem in Haiti, according to Cardinal Chibly Langlois

The battle for the sole of Haiti has begun once again. In an article written in, newly nominated Haitian Cardinal Chibly Langlois, said that "Voodoo won't save Haiti. Traditional faith offers no real solutions for the poor and is a big social problem".

Cardinal Chibly Langlois attributed Haiti's political problems to its belief system. "If a person is well educated and has the financial means, they will go to a doctor rather than a Houngan when they are sick. The same is true for conflicts between the population; someone would go to Court to get justice instead of going to the voodoo priest to get revenge.

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