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A GLOBAL SOUTH CONSULTATION ON CHURCH AND CULTURE co-sponsored by the Centre for Ministries and Community Development of the Anglican Diocese of Mauritius and TruthXchange , having as theme ..RISE OF A GLOBAL NEO-PAGANISM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON CHURCH AND CULTURE.. is held at ST PAUL'S CHURCH PLAINE VERTE MAURITIUS 3-5 AUG 2010.
August 4, 2010

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] Gen 30:1 But Rachel had not borne Jacob any children, and so she became jealous of her sister and said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I will die."
Gen 30:2 Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, "I can't take the place of God. He is the one who keeps you from having children."
Gen 30:3 She said, "Here is my slave Bilhah; sleep with her, so that she can have a child for me. In this way I can become a mother through her."
Gen 30:4 So she gave Bilhah to her husband, and he had intercourse with her.
Gen 30:5 Bilhah became pregnant and bore Jacob a son.
Gen 30:6 Rachel said, "God has judged in my favor. He has heard my prayer and has given me a son"; so she named him Dan.
Gen 30:7 Bilhah became pregnant again and bore Jacob a second son.
Gen 30:8 Rachel said, "I have fought a hard fight with my sister, but I have won"; so she named him Naphtali.
Gen 30:9 When Leah realized that she had stopped having children, she gave her slave Zilpah to Jacob as his wife.
Gen 30:10 Then Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
Gen 30:11 Leah said, "I have been lucky"; so she named him Gad.
Gen 30:12 Zilpah bore Jacob another son,
Gen 30:13 and Leah said, "How happy I am! Now women will call me happy"; so she named him Asher.
Gen 30:14 During the wheat harvest Reuben went into the fields and found mandrakes, which he brought to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."