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On September 1, the residents of the town of Alcanar, Spain, survived intensive flash flooding that swept cars away and tossed quite a few of them into the Mediterranean surf. Thankfully, no one was killed in the flooding, but many people had to be rescued and relocated. Cleanup will take a while, as residents and...
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Josh & Allie Miller have over 80% of their needed support and will leave for Peru in 3.5 months! They just welcomed their third child, Corban, on August 13. He and Allie are doing very well, and the Millers are thrilled to have a little boy. Pray for the Millers are they prepare for their big...
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Since June, President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has detained and placed presidential hopefuls, union leaders, and newspaper editors under house arrest. He has recently called for the arrest of an award-winning author and former vice president who has accused Ortega of autocratic tendencies. Nicaragua is set to hold presidential elections in November. Many believe the...
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On August 27, 1991, Moldova declared its independence from the Soviet Union. On the anniversary, the citizens celebrated thirty years of freedom in the capital of Chisinau. Moldovan president, Maia Sandu, was joined by the presidents of Ukraine, Romania, and Poland in the celebration and had a clear message about the future. She emphasized the...
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Our primary objective is not just to live in Japan but to start a church. While settling back into the country, we plan to be concurrently promoting the church plant and spreading the gospel so we can officially launch the church at the beginning of December. We hope this allows us ample time to get...
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Mitch and Jacqulyn McCormack are over halfway done with language school! They are in Book 3 and continuing to plod along faithfully. Mitch has also been able to work with several young men who recently put their faith in Jesus at a soccer outreach program started by Omega Baptist in Arequipa, Peru. Pray for the McCormacks as...
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In missionary biographies of days gone by, you can read about how many spent months at sea on their way to their fields to tell people about Jesus. While most of us missionaries don’t ride ships to our respective fields of service, we nonetheless have the chance to serve the Lord in foreign lands. But...
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By Courtney Mathos, missionary to Bolivia & Tracy Paver, missionary to Chile During the third week of August, Bolivians celebrate the Festival of the Virgin of Urkupiña. Like most Bolivian holidays, it is rooted in tradition and is celebrated with parades, a Catholic mass, and a pilgrimage to a hillside in Quillacollo. Behind the festival...
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In the Latvian capital of Riga, thousands of citizens have protested the issue of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations. The government intends to make vaccinations mandatory for many professionals, and is strongly considering allowing private employers to fire employees who refuse the vaccine. While the majority of the Latvian population is concerned about vaccine mandates, a far...
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In the heart of the Balkans in southeast Europe is a small place called Kosovo. Most people around the world know of Kosovo because of the 1998-1999 Kosov War when Kosovo Albanian forces fought against the Serbian and Montenegrin forces of Yugoslavia. Kosovo is a partially recognized state now and operates fairly independently of the...
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