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Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials have declined to meet with Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State. This is an extraordinary snub and comes possibly as an reaction to the storming of the U.S. Capital building. Luxembourg is a country of 613,000 people and has few Baptist missionaries. Please pray for labourers...
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Hungary has ignored an EU court ruling on asylum. This article reports that 2500 people have been pushed back over its border with Serbia since the EU court judgment came out on 17 December. Hungary has nearly 10 million people and less than 10 Baptist missionaries. Please pray for labours to take the gospel to...
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Bulgaria experienced a 62% slump in overnight tourist stays in November 2020, according to stats recently release. With millions of tourist visiting the country every year, primarily from Greece, Romania, Turkey, Germany, and Russian, tourism contributes to 15% of Bulgaria’s GDP. Bulgaria has over 7 million people and very few Baptist missionaries. Please pray for...
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Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. He is 72 years old and is a candidate in Portuguese elections to take place on 24 January. Portugal has over 10 million people. There are 33 Baptist missionaries according to a 2019 study, but this is down from 42 in 2003. Pray...
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North Macedonia, formerly part of Yugoslavia, is attempting to join the European Union but has been blocked by Bulgaria. In this article, the former US Ambassador to Bulgaria states that “the time for harassment of North Macedonia is over.” North Macedonia is home to over 2 million people and very few Baptist missionaries. Please pray...
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In the final days of 2020, the Argentine Senate moved to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Before this landmark decision, abortion was only allowed in cases of rape or when the mother’s life and health were at risk, forcing thousands to resort to illegal abortions. Argentina has a long history of...
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Too Close for Comfort Kinmen Island is only about 3km off the shores of China. It is so close that one might think it was part of the Mainland, but it is, in fact, an island of Taiwan.  For people like Aidan Ellis-Patterson, an Australian English teacher working on the island, the possibility of a...
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By Joy Wahl, OGTC Intern Tears of joy and singing erupted from the streets of Argentina on Friday, December 11. After 15 years of protests, Argentina’s lower house finally passed an abortion bill. If the Argentine Senate approves the bill, abortion will be legal in the country. Pro-choice supporters are hoping that once the abortion...
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A recent report from the US State Dep. raised more concern about the situation around the world concerning Religious Freedom. Along with other countries like Burma, China, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Nigeria was added to the list of countries with the worst religious freedom violations. They have seen thousands of churches burned, children massacred,...
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Azerbaijan You may be wondering where Azerbaijan even is. Most people may not know or have heard of Azerbaijan. It is surrounded by Armenia, Russia, Iran and the Caspian Sea. Although in Central Asia, it is a Eurasian country and has many associations with Europe. Hopefully, while reading this article, you will learn more about...
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