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News about what is going on in the continent of Europe from a mission’s perspective.

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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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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Czechia You may have seen the title and thought, “Czechia? I have never heard of that country in my life.”  Well, you may know it by another name which is the Czech Republic, but it is actually referred to and known as Czechia. You may not know much about Czechia but hopefully, as you read...
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Sweden When you hear Sweden, what comes to mind? For many it may be Swedish fish, or maybe everyones favorite, build-your-own, furniture company, IKEA. But hopefully, in this article, you can learn more about Sweden and its needs for the Gospel. On paper and looking at stats, you would think Sweden is a majority “Christian”...
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Pizza. Pasta. Art. Football. Cars. Fashion. Gelato. There is much to love about Italy, a long mountainous peninsula that dominates the central Mediterranean. With sixty million people, Italy is the fifth-most populous country in Europe. Despite being home to the New Testament “church at Rome” and various Anabaptist and Protestant groups throughout history, Italy is...
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On October 30th Izmir, Turkey was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Many buildings were damaged and several buildings collapsed. One of the apartment buildings that collapsed was near an area I would go by from time to time. As soon as buildings fell, people began to try to rescue others trapped in the rubble....
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“The United Kingdom’s terror threat level has been raised to “severe” after recent attacks in Austria and France linked to Islamic extremism,” this article says. This is the countries second-highest level. It was done as a precautionary measure and means that an attack is considered highly likely. Please continue to pray for the United Kingdom...
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According to this article, “French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he respected Muslims who were shocked by cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad but that was no excuse for violence, as his officials ramped up security after a knife attack in a French church that killed three people this week.” Please continue to pray for...
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