Sunday, August 31, 2008

Garden of Gethsemane Jerusalem Israel

Picture from the booklet
Jerusalem - The Garden Tomb

In The Garden

I thank YOU, LORD, for giving me that very special day
in such a hurried schedule, to stop, and think, and pray,
To draw aside in stillness from every earthly care
and in the beauty of YOUR peace, feel your sweet presence there.

How good it was to stoop down and see YOUR empty tomb,
To know YOU rose victorious, and thus sealed satan's doom,
Death could not hold YOU captive, with fingers chill and grey,
YOU tore aside the gates of hell and rolled that stone away.

Yet my heart rejoices to know YOU live again,
To know we, too, are deathless, and with YOU soon will reign,
I see you in the garden amongst some olive trees
bent low in deepest anguish, in prayer, upon YOUR knees.

How much YOU had to suffer, we may not even know,
Or what it meant to YOU to be despised by friend and foe,
To feel the whiplash on YOUR back and cruel, sharp, thorny crown
Or rusty nails in hands and feet, as crimson blood flowed down.

I won't forget that garden or tomb where once YOU lay,
How quietly YOU met with me and spoke to me that day:
A moment oh so precious, filled with joy and peace divine
when I felt YOUR heavenly touch upon this humble soul of mine.

In the Garden (Gethsemane) ISRAEL
Reproduced by kind permission

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Our Heritage Port Elizabeth

Children Playing in English Meadow
Myles Birket Foster
1825 - 1899

Our Heritage Main Street Port Elizabeth

Book Title - Port Elizabeth
Photograph Basil Korkie
Page 31

Bottom left - Port Elizabeth Library
St Mary's Church
Centre picture - Main Street

Port Elizabeth Overlooking Humewood From The Donkin

Port Elizabeth from the Donkin looking south over Humewood
Photograph by Basil Korkie
Port Elizabeth
Page 29

Foreground - The Donkin
White's Road
Left - Algoa Bay with the Harbour Jetty
Baakens River Bridge which became Main Street into the town centre
Bottom Left - Sandstone building St. Peter's Church

Friday, August 29, 2008

Eastern Cape's First Chamber of Commerce Port Elizabeth

Left Mr. Joseph Simpson 1865 Chairman, Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
centre Mr. Henry Christian 1866 - 1896 Chairman, Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
right Sir Frederick Blaine 1878, Chairman, Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
1880, Chairman, Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
1885 - 1892, Chairman, Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
1894 - 1895 Chairman, Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce

Port Elizabeth +1840

Picture Mr W.A.Harris
Foreground - The Baakens river
Hilltop [left of picture] - The Donkin Memorial erected +1820
Foot of hill - St. Mary's Church
Bay - Algoa Bay

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hate Crimes Port Elizabeth

This photo is from a newspaper clipping in a local newspaper and shows one of the many violent rapes against woman in South Africa. This woman was placed on a railway track and was dismembered. It is a graphic and disgusting picture which speaks a thousand words concerning South Africa's violence. Perhaps this was one mother or a homemaker who was RAPED AND MURDERED, but unfortunatly they are very, very common in this country. Pray for mothers and women in this land, for their safety and protection.

Hayley Westenra Heaven Port Elizabeth

Hayley Westenra
From "Songs of Praise"

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pray for Israel Port Elizabeth

May those who love you be secure. May there be PEACE within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’ Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your prosperity." Psalm 122:6-9

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IN MY FATHER'S HAND Port Elizabeth

University of Port Elizabeth

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The University of Port Elizabeth was internationally renowned for its academic standards. Many of its achievers can be found across the world, and indeed South Africa. Located on the eastern seaboard its complex is just south of the city near Summerstrand. After 1994 the name and constitution of the university was changed.

The Ten Commandments Decalogue Parchment 1786 AD Port Elizabeth

Jekuthiel Safer
1786 AD
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Exodus 20

1. You shall have no other gods before ME
2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image...or bow down to them...I Am a jealous GOD...
3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your GOD in vain...
4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy
5. Honour your father and your mother
6. You shall not murder
7. You shall not commit adultry
8. You shall not steal
9. You shall not bear false witness...
10.You shall not covet...

"Except you exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees you will in no wise enter the Kindom of Heaven".

These are powerful words as who in the modern age can exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees? "There is not one who is righteous", declares the LORD. When Moses smashed the tablets of stone upon which the ten commandments were written it was symbolic of what mankind would do to each of GOD's moral standards. We need a sacrifice, we need JESUS the perfect sacrifice for our Sin and the sins we commit from day to day. JESUS offered his life for you accept HIS gracious wonderful sacrificial gift.

JESUS said you must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven!

The Influence of the Magna Carta 1215 AD Port Elizabeth

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QUOTE: "Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter, literally "Great Paper"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Freedoms), is an English charter originally issued in 1215. It required the King to renounce certain rights, respect certain legal procedures and accept that his will could be bound by the law. It explicitly protected certain rights of the King's subjects, whether free or fettered — most notably the writ of habeas corpus, allowing appeal against unlawful imprisonment....

Magna Carta was the most significant early influence on the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta influenced the development of the common law and many constitutional documents, such as the United States Constitution.....

After the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and advances in the 12th century, the English king had by 1199 become a powerful and influential monarch in Europe. Factors contributing to this include the sophisticated centralised government created by the procedures of the new Norman systems of governance and extensive Anglo-Norman land holdings in Normandy. But after King John of England was crowned in the early 13th century, a series of failures at home and abroad, combined with perceived abuses of the king's power, led the English barons to revolt and attempt to restrain what the king could legally do."

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The Magna Carta was legally binding on the King, and his subjects, in all its territories. The content and legal aspect of the document, to limit abuse of power differs from the social systems of chiefs on continents and islands where none of their subjects had land ownership, or full ownership of possessions. It is by far the most modern legal democratic idea for its time, and on which all free nations modeled their good governance, in recent times.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Oval Cricket Grounds St Georges Park Port Elizabeth

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England Cricket Team First Test 1888/9 Port Elizabeth

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Art Rennaisance Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

The J.Paul Getty Museum
Head of Christ
Antonio Allegri
1489/94 - 1534

Book of the Week Port Elizabeth

Sunday, August 17, 2008

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Algoa Bay September 1848 Port Elizabeth

Thomas Baines Painting 1848

City Road Map Port Elizabeth

Road Atlas of South Africa
Page 36

Saturday, August 16, 2008

King George VI Art Gallery Rink Street Port Elizabeth

King George VI
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The Port Elizabeth Art Gallery was built in 1956 and named after King George VI in line with the city's English history and its founding fathers. The gallery can be located in Rink Street, although now under another name, next to one of Port Elizabeth's oldest grave sites and at the juncture of two roads, Brick Makers Valley Road winding down the Baakens River valley below the old Fort, and the other through Western Road down the steep hill which becomes Whites Road past the Donkin Memorial and old St Peter's Church, which becomes a T junction onto Main Street.

The Prayer of JESUS Port Elizabeth

Family Photo

The Prayer of JESUS

Which art in Heaven
Hallowed be THY Name
THY Kingdom come
THY will be done
In earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread
and Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those that trespass against us
and let us not be lead into temptation
But deliver us from evil

For Thine is the Kingdom
The Power
and the Glory
For Ever and Ever

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Port Elizabeth Environs

Port St Francis

Port Elizabeth Environs

St Francis Bay
The houses are all styled on the famous whitewashed Cape Dutch dwellings of the Western Cape along man made canals. The canals are well known to overseas investors and many businessmen from abroad have purchased these spectacular properties as holiday homes. The wonderful climate is another attraction and canal cruises can be made from the tiny canal harbour , a must for the visitor.

Port Elizabeth Environs

St Francis Bay Canals

Port Elizabeth Environs

St Francis Bay Canals

Port Elizabeth Environs

St Francis Bay Canals

Port Elizabeth Environs

St Francis Bay Canals

Blacks Gang Rape Mother, Murder and Shoot Baby Port Elizabeth


Janine and Kyla Drennan [above] and her mother-in-law Hester Rawston [not shown] were recently the victims of a brutal criminal hijacking while on their way to a birthday party for their one year old daughter Kyla Drennan. Hijacked by a marauding gang of heavily armed black men Janine desperatly SMS’ed her husband to “call cops”.

That same evening the men abducted a 16 year old female teenager who according to a [“Police Spokesman, Captain Sebola, said the men drove the two women to an open field where they repeatedly raped and beat them”.]1

The hijackers shot Janine’s mother-in- law through the back of the neck and dumped her body along the way. Despite the desperation and the pleading of Janine the men shot her one year old baby through the back of the head exection style - before gang raping and then murdering Janine with a single bullet to the head. (Photograph the YOU MAGAZINE 2003 pg.8)

(BEELD – Johannesburg. Mr Brennan at the site where his ONE YEAR OLD TODDLER WAS SHOT THROUGH THE BACK OF THE HEAD and his wife GANG RAPED AND SHOT DEAD.) (Also read the STORY in the PICTURE on right downloaded from website, credit to photographer.)

The reason given for murdering three family members – referring to the savage murder of Janine and Kyla Drenan and her mother in-law, see two pictures above. (Read the STORY by Naleesha Kalideen in THE STAR Newspaper 28th July 2004 main page, PICTURES by Thuys Dullaart in same newspaper)

Visitors, tourists and other parties have been warned about this country's criminality. Should you wish to ignore these warnings concerning the rapes and violent crimes and come here you may just be fortunate enough to have an event free visit but be vigilant and watch your children, keep them in constant view. Since 1994it has been estimated that 30000 whites alone have lost their lives to black on white crime.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jeremiah 29:11 Port Elizabeth

Sir George Edward Grey Governor 1854 Port Elizabeth

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The Donkin is in the foreground
Whites road is between the Donkin Reserve and St. Augustine's Church
The Feather Market Hall below St Augustine's Church
Algoa Bay in the background with the Harbour Jetty

Elizabeth Frances Donkin Port Elizabeth

Elizabeth Frances Donkin (nee Markham)was the first wife of Sir Rufane Donkin, she died in India before 1820 but the Donkin is left as a testimony to her.Lady Elizabeth has a solid Genealogy and can be perused on the internet for those interested in family trees. The Donkin memorial was designed by Mr. Reed and built by soldiers from the Fort. The stone for the memorial was supplied by a local businessman in Port Elizabeth.

Picture Source "A Panorama of Port Elizabeth"
page 40

Elizabeth Frances Donkin's Grave in Meerut India with her great granddaughter visiting her tomb.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Schoenmakerskop Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth Hero Prevents Christmas Tragedy Port Elizabeth

The article concerning the brave act of this elderly man (photo above), who saved lives and prevented serious trauma of Christmas shoppers at the Greenacres Shopping Center, was also carried by the Herald Newspaper, (more to follow). Single handedly he fought off three armed black men who staged an attempted break in of a jewellers across from the Father Christmas stand, where many small children and mothers were busy having photos taken.

Without a thought for his own life and despite the criminals being heavily armed he prevented the robbery and gave chase even outside the complex, in the process injuring his hands. This man showed the necessary resistance to the masses of crime for which we are truly thankful. Many shoppers have lost their lives to marauding gangs armed with AK47's and other weaponry, and everyone should continue to be vigilant at all times to the real possibility of an attack. We thank this good gentleman for his courage and care for other citizens.

The Rock Wall Pollock Beach Summerstrand Port Elizabeth

The Wall above is totally exposed at low tide and many fishermen cast their line into the sea above the rocks until the tide begins to turn, by this time many of them hope that they will have caught something worthwhile.

GOD is the Best Painter Port Elizabeth

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Port Elizabeth Environs Eastern Cape

Jeffrey's Bay Postcard

Fun in the Sun