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See Media Page for Part Three Of
Radio Interview with
Grant & Barbara Livingstone
February 29, 2004
Cedar's Project Founder
Rev. Grant Livingstone returns
to Canada from Israel to Reactivate Project.
Media Release, Mon. Feb. 23rd., 2004
Founder Of Cedars Of Lebanon
Project Determined to Reactivate Reforestation In War Torn Country.
Grant B. Livingstone and his wife Barbara
have returned to Canada in an effort to reactivate the Cedars Of Lebanon
Reforestation Project. He firmly believes that the healing of the battered
Lebanese people is directly related to the proliferation of their national
symbol of identity, the Cedars Of Lebanon.
Livingstone envisions the reforestation of the isolated remaining stands
of these ancient Cedars, to cover the largely barren slopes of the Lebanese
Mountains as a fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy. This restoration is
related to the coming return of the Messiah Jesus to rule in a worldwide
millennial kingdom of 1,000 years. He believes that support for the
project is best channeled into a group in Lebanon who have appealed
for help to continue a project they already have the seedlings for.
Grant Livingstone an octogenarian of 81 years of age, is best known
for being the co-accused with former Project Field Director Bruce Balfour.
A Lebanese court charged them in absentia in the spring of 2003 for
being spies for Israel. Balfour was arrested in early July last year,
when he returned to Lebanon to film a documentary of the Cedar planting
project in order to raise support in North America.
Eventually, Balfour was tried on a lesser charge of inciting religious
sectarianism, along with Livingstone, who was also tried in absentia.
After international attention and pressure, Balfour was released in
early September of 2003. He vowed to establish a separate organization
to fight for the cause of the oppressed political prisoners who he shared
Livingstone commented on his charge by saying, " The absurdity
of me spying for Israel, when our Cedars project had such a high and
obvious profile is self evident. I am no spy, just a servant of God
who wants to be used by Him to restore hope and a future to the oppressed
and suffering people of Lebanon."
Grant and Barbara Livingstone, are veteran
evangelists and journalists who have resided in Israel over the past
28 years of ministry. They are the Middle East representatives of the
Canadian based Maranatha Evangelistic Association and their publication,
Restoration Times specializes in the correlation of current events in
relation to the prophesies that are predicted in the Bible.
BRUCE GIVES FIRST
UPON ARRIVAL TO LA AIRPORT
Like Joseph in Pharoah's prison, fellow prisoner's plead with
Bruce not to forget their plight in Lebanese 'misery' prison.
Bruce parts company with Cedar's project
to form Lebanese Prisoner Right Group.
Audio Interview with Bruce by Canadian Lebanese Activist
Visit the CLHRF or LCCC websites and listen to an
Audio interview with Canadian Field Director, Bruce Balfour
(English). Conducted by Elias Bejjani, Spokesman for
the CLHRF, hours after Bruce was release from
Lebanon's Roumieh Prison
link for the realplayer interview
BRUCE FREED FROM
PRISON, SEPTEMBER 2ND., 2003 AFTER
MAJOR CHARGE OF COLLABORATION WITH ISRAEL FALLS
THROUGH DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE. CONVICTED OF LESSER
CHARGE OF INCITING SECTARIAN SENTIMENTS
& SENTENCED TO
TIME ALREADY SERVED, THEN EXPELLED FROM LEBANON.
ARRIVES BACK IN LOS ANGELES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT,
SEE NEW FREEDOM
PAGE FOR NEWS REPORTS
Please note that above translation may not
reflect all of
Bruce's responses accurately because of translation from his English
to the court
Arabic record, to the
newspaper account , and back into English.
Extended again to
Wednesday,August 27th, 2003
for one more witness to prepare to testify.
''My client is innocent,'' defence lawyer George Assaf told Reuters.
''They are not serious charges.''
CBC News report Link, August 20th ,2003
Witnesses called on August 20 th Appearance
Fadi Husseini - Agricultural Engineer
Ghassan Rahhal - Southern Agricultural Association
New ! Balfour
Canadian Defense Fund
Non - Deductible
Donations can be deposited at any
TD Trust Bank
in Canada to the"
"Balfour Canadian Defense Fund" Account # 806-5-5212163
for Bruce's Legal Fees in Lebanon.
HUMAN RIGHTS FEDERATION
ORGANIZATION WRITES BILL GRAHAM
SUPPORT OF BRUCE BALFOUR!
SEE THEIR WEBSITE
LIVINGSTON TO BE TRIED IN ABSENTIA,
ALONG WITH BRUCE BALFOUR
ON AUGUST 11TH,2003
HERE FOR report
Lebanese Authorities Reading this Page:
Both Bruce Balfour's and Grant Livingston's motivations
come from a much higher authority than any earthly state.
Their defense is based on the Judeo/Christian Scriptures
in the Bible, and on the legacy of human rights and freedoms
that flow from that scriptural heritage. That is why we let the
Words of our God, be a prominent part of our defense.
The Bible is our Holy Book and the Holy Book of a large host of
Lebanese people as well.
We revere it, and seek to understand it to the best of our ability.
"And through your offspring, all nations on earth will be
because you have obeyed me."
- God talking to Abraham in Genesis 22:18