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So what have I been up to since my last breaking news?
If you’ve been following me, you would know that as a social media marketer and manager, it is my duty to bring Brand awareness or Leads to a business, starting with my own obviously. But that isn’t easy as I’m building my reputation from scratch. And not every business owner is aware of the Social Media’s importance.
Some don’t know how to use Pinterest or Instagram hence they leave their opportunity for more audacious entrepreneurs.
What does it take to be among those renowned Enterprises, that we hear of everyday? Keeping up a good profile, by updating it few hours or at least once a day, relevant content that attracts viewers and readers, a customer service which is always available to respond to customer’s query and being motivated to keep up the hard work.
These steps are those I’m going through every day.
Every business needs a social media manager and marketer.
To expose what the enterprise has to offer and find the right customers among the millions of daily social media users.
Each platform works differently. In some you can post short video clips, in others only articles, etc… To know and mange all of them in the right way is what the social manager does.
If you think that your business isn’t working that great it is probably because you need someone to boost it for you. While you get busy with your own work.
You need only 3 platforms to get going. But sometimes you have try multiple platforms to find the ones that work best. When you do, stick to them and work as much as you can to gain its full potential.
When we left Sao Paulo we headed south to Curitiba and Florianopolis. I don’t remember much about Curitiba except that it was said to be the cleanest town in the country. At the end of the 17th century, Curitiba’s agriculture was only for subsistence and its main economic activities were mineral extraction. Waves of European immigrants arrived after 1850, mainly Poles, Italians, Germans and Ukrainians.
But Florianopolis was a very beautiful town by the sea. Seemed to be a European town rather than a Brezilian one. Carijós Indians, a Tupi people, were the first inhabitants of Florianópolis area. The traces of its presence are verified through archaeological sites and sambaquis dating up to 4000 years ago. The Indians called the place Meiembipe or “mountain along the channel”.
Around 1514 the Portuguese landed and gave the area the name Ilha dos Patos, but in 1526 it was renamed Ilha de Santa Catarina (Saint Catherine Island).
The official settlement of the island began in 1673 with the arrival of bandeirante Francisco Dias Velho’s agricultural company and it continued in 1678 with the construction of a chapel consecrated to Nossa Senhora do Desterro. At this time a villa began to take form, slowly becoming a colonial settlement.
To guarantee its domain the Portuguese Crown elevated Santa Catarina Island to the category of village in 1714 with the name of Nossa Senhora do Desterro and already in 1726 they promoted it again, now to the category of town.
From this date on Vila do Desterro and mainly the port began to have a strategic function because it was situated halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, possibly two of the largest seaside cities of South America at that time. For this reason in 1739 the Capitania da Ilha de Santa Catarina was created and Desterro became its capital. Soon the most expressive seaside defensive ring of Southern Brazil started to be built.
With the coming of the Captaincy the population began to grow, but the great population growth happened between 1747 and 1756 with the arrival of about 6,000 settlers coming from the Archipelago of Azores and from Madeira Island. The development of the agriculture, the cotton and linen industry and the commerce followed the Azorean occupation. In 1823, during the monarchy which ended in 1889, Desterro became the Capital of Santa Catarina Province opening a period of prosperity with many urban works and also intense political organization.
We continued to Porto Alegre, the last big town before Uruguay.
The official date of the foundation of the city of Porto Alegre is 26 March 1772 by Manuel Sepúlveda. The village started in 1752, when 60 Azorean couples were brought over by the Treaty of Madrid in order to set up Missions at the Northeast Region of Rio Grande do Sul that was handed over to the Portuguese Crown in exchange for the Sacramento Colony located on the margin of the Plata River.
On 24 July 1773, Porto Alegre became the capital city of the province, when the administration of Manuel Sepúlveda officially started. In 1824, immigrants from all over the world started arriving, especially German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Jewish, and Lebanese. This mosaic of diversity in appearance, ethnic origin, religions and languages is what makes Porto Alegre, nowadays with nearly 1.5 million inhabitants, a cosmopolitan and multicultural city. The city is an example of diversity and plurality.
Some pics along the way :
Sometimes I feel empty
The need of something I don’t have
But that I want so much
Some words, some thoughts
That could be shared
Can mean everything in this world
Where loneliness brings boredom
And hope into despair
Only God knows
What I dream about and what I Want
There are empty days when
I feel so lonely and wish to
Be disturbed by friends
In New Testament times, we find that the Jews were still expecting the fulfilment of the prophecy of ‘ONE LIKE MOSES’, refer John 1:19-25. When Jesus claimed to be the Messiah of the Jews, the Jews began to enquire as to where was Elias? The Jews had a parallel prophecy that before the coming of the Messiah, Elias must come first in his second coming. Jesus confirms this Jewish belief:
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist” (Matthew 17:11-13).
According to the New Testament the Jews were not the ones to swallow the words of any would-be Messiah. In their investigations they underwent intense difficulties in order to find their true Messiah. And this the Gospel of John confirms: “and this is the record of John, when the jews sent priests and levites from Jerusalem to ask him, who art thou ? Amd he confessed and denied not, but confessed, I’m not the christ.” (This was only natural because there can’t be two Messiahs at the same time. If Jesus was the Christ then John couldn’t be the Christ!) “and they asked him, what then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I’m not.” (Here John the Baptist contradicts Jesus! Jesus says that John is “Elias” and John denies that he is what Jesus ascribes him to be. One of the TWO (Jesus or John), God forbid!, is definitely not speaking the TRUTH! On the testimony of Jesus himself, John the Baptist was the greatest of the Israelite prophets: ” Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. “(Matthew 11:11).
We Muslims know John the Baptist as Yahya. We revere him as a true prophet of God. The Prophet Jesus is also esteemed as one of the mightiest messenger of the Almighty. How can we Muslims impute lies to either of them? We leave this problem between Jesus and John for the Christians to solve, for their “sacred scriptures” abound in discrepancies which they have been glossing over as the “dark sayings of Jesus”. We Muslims are really interested in the last questions posed to John the Baptist by the Jewish elite- “ART THOU THAT PROPHET? And he answered, NO.” (John 1:21)
The weirdest of all! in the verse 19 of Deuteronomy chapter 18:
” And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”
We have a further fulfillment of the prophecy in Muhummed! Note the words-‘…..MY WORDS WHICH HE SHALL SPEAK IN MY NAME,” and in whose name does Muhummed speak? We all know the answer even if we’re not Muslims: “in the name of God, most gracious, most merciful”
The Prophecy was fulfilled in to the letter. Every chapter of the Holy Qur’ân except the 9th begin with the formula: in the name of God, most gracious, most merciful.
The Muslim begins his every lawful act with this. But the Christian begins: “In the name of the Father, son and Holy Ghost.”
Concerning Deuteronomy chapter eighteen, I have given you more than 14 reasons as to how this prophecy refers to Muhummed and NOT to Jesus.
The Christian theologians are ignorant of even the name of God. Because “God” is not a name, and “Father” is also not a name.
We know what has been written, we doubt what has been changed but we ignore what has been forgotten.
The word of God is so important for the human being, it helps the person follow certain rules which will keep him on the right path and live a good life while expecting the reward for his right conduct in the next one. The rules of God are higher than the ones we make. If we follow the guidelines He sent us, we will be happy and rewarded for our obedience. If we desobey being headless of His commandments, we will be punished in the hereafter. So simple, yet ignored.
The Lord sent us messages, warnings, knowledge, prophets, signs to help us see who He is and how we should behave in this temporary existence. Do you think it is thanks to you that the rivers flow? Do you think it is thanks to your knowledge that vegetables came out of the ground in the first place? Everything we have (from the sun light to the cup of tea on your table) is created by God. We have to acknowledge that so that we might be thankful.
God sent us His messngers/prophets, because He saw His creatures fighting, robbing, killing, taking advantage of the weak, hoarding wealth as if they were going to live forever, pushing away the needy…. He saw rebellion and greed in us. Deeds that rejoiced the devil and angered God.
But their contemporaries were ungrateful, they rejected their teachings. Some were beaten, tortuted, or even killed by those opposing them. Even though deep down, they knew that they were messengers of God, but jealousy, greed and pride pushed them to refuse submission to God. Still, the Lord sent others to bring them light and justice.
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Élie, Job, Salomon, David, Jonas, Lot, Noe, Moses, Aaron, Jesus, Mohammed, they were all sent to teach us and guide us to the right path leading to Heaven.
Sweet is your name
That fills my heart
A light that surrounds me tenderly
Making my heart beat faster
The thoughts of you gives me strengh
When all lights are out
You’re the rain that washes away my fears
When despair burns my mind
For you I’d give my life
Just to spend some time with you
How can’t I fall in love
After reading your words
Your words are truth
Please bring me closer
I need you my love
time stopped while the scream
burst out with despair and heavy tears
where is hope nowadays?