Celebrating Jackie Hamill: Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory

Last month I provided a link to an article I’d posted several years ago about Jackie Hamill, a friend of mine who lost her life in the service of the Lord, after being taken hostage by prisoners in the Philippine jail she was visiting to share the gospel.

Cheryl McGrath, a regular visitor to my blog has written a very good article about Jackie here:


Martyrdom of a Friend: in the news again.

Several years ago I posted an article on my old blog about a friend of mine who had been martyred while visiting a jail in the Philippines.

Even though it happened almost 27 years ago, this morning it was in the news again, thanks to disturbing comments made by a current candidate for the Philippine presidency.

What does it say about the world when vulgarity and misogyny can be seen as traits worthy of a nation’s leader? It’s clearly a trend NOT unique to a particular candidate hoping to be the Republican candidate in the US.

If I hadn’t seen a story on the news this morning I couldn’t have understood why my old article on a mostly inactive blog, could accumulate 300 views in one day.

See may article here: http://onefiles.blogspot.com.au/2009/08/martyrdom-of-friend.html

And why it has suddenly become news again here: