Friday, January 24, 2014

The battle between old system and those who seek freedom in Ukraine takes a medieval twist

Here's a link to the current scenes in the streets of Kiev. Unrest is spreading to western Ukraine, a hotbed for Ukrainian nationalists who do not want the current regime or Putin's control. These days are critical as Yanokovich seems to want to end the unrest. Keep up the prayer. Shalom. David Schneier

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Serious update from Ukraine

  Things seem to be moving in the wrong direction in Ukraine. I just received this e-mail from my reliable source in Ukraine. Please step up the prayer and let you representatives in the US know of your concern. Shalom. David Schneier

"Just letting u know that the Ukrainian government has announced that they plan to turn off all internet, TV, and cell phone service starting tomorrow. This may not happen, but they announced it. Please pass along for prayer."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Here is a livestream link for what is going on in Kiev. Looks like you have to block and paste it. Shalom, David Schneier

Pastor Darko is coming to Beth Hallel Birmingham!!!

All are invited to hear Pastor Darko share about what the Lord is doing in Croatia at his church that totally embtaces the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus), the Messianic Jewish movement and the Feasts of the God of Israel. Shalom. David Schneier

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Further update from Ukraine

New technique the government started today was to track all the protesters by their cell phones. They send them a text that says, "Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
New technique the government started today was to track all the protesters by their cell phones. They send them a text that says, "Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
If you got this notice you would be violating the new laws against violent demonstrations. Who determines what is violent is difficult to say, This is the problem of unfettered use by the government of technology on its own citizens who are acting lawfully under the Constitution of Ukraine. Sound familiar? Shalom, David Schneier

Police officers responded with stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets. The government has warned that the law allows police to use live ammunition.
Riot police officers shoot rubber bullets and throw a stun grenade at anti-government protesters, during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine, Monday 20 January 2014.

Demonstrations turn violent in Kiev

A smoke grenade explodes during clashes between police and protesters in central Kiev on 20 January 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Please pray for me at 9:15 am, tomorrow, January 21st, as I open the Birmingham City Council's meeting in prayer. Shalom. David Schneier

New update from Ukraine

My contact in Ukraine has forwarded me new statements from those demonstrating in Ukraine against the new regulations concerning free speech, assembly and religious freedom. I have other  things to track down about what this such as do the regulations only apply to meetings in the street or also for churches and are funds being blocked to churches for no demonstration purposes.

"WE met with a lawyer this evening and they have enacted 2 new laws today.
1.  No public prayer with 3 or more people.
2.  It is now illegal to import bibles into the country. 

 We met a lawyer tonight who is keeping up with issues. I asked her your question. It is illegal to send money to NGO's & churches from outside. They monitoring the groups that are supporting the opposition. That's why the law was put into place.  Money from outside are being sent to these groups to support the movement, not the church etc.  they said they don't know what would happen to funds if they really enact the law."

I have no way yet to verify these quotes from Ukraine yet but my source is quite reliable and not given to exaggeration. Shalom. David Schneier

 Models stand on the barricade during their performance at the Independence Square in Kiev Photograph:
Thousands of anti-government protesters gather in the evening at Independence Square in Kiev
People sleep in the camp on Independence Square in Kiev during the square's occupation by supporters of western integration for the seventh successive day. Photograph:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Remember and pray for the people of Ukraine! Here's a recent photo from Kiev. Pray for a just peace and an honest and godly government there. Shalom. David Schneier

Protesters clash with police on Jan. 19, 2014 during an opposition rally in the center of the Ukrainian capital Kiev in a show of defiance against strict new curbs on protests. 200,000 protesters expressed frustration over the lack of a clear program from the opposition leaders after almost two months of protests over the government's ditching of a pact with the EU under Russian pressure. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY
Near Birmingham, AL or passing through? We are blessed to have Pastor Darko Kovacic from Zagreb, Croatia at Beth Hallel on Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm. His church, Zagreb Christian Center, loves Israel and celebrates the Feasts of the Lord in a powerful way. All are invited to hear what God is doing in Croatia. Love and Shalom. David Schneier
PS: Pastor Darko is usually smiling