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POSSIBLE ISRAEL-HAMAS TRUCE
17 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – FEgypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.Cairo has brokered an interim truce that has allowed commercial goods into Gaza ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast which starts next week.
SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 48 IN KABUL
16 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – Forty-eight people have been killed in a suicide bombing in a Shiite neighbourhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Male and female high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams a private education centre in the Dasht-i Barcha area when the bomber struck. The attack, blamed on Isis, was the latest assault on Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics. It also showed militants remained capable of mounting large-scale attacks, even in the heart of Kabul, and underscored the struggles of the Afghan forces to provide security and stability on their own. The attack came during a particularly bloody week in Afghanistan that has seen Taliban attacks kill scores of Afghan troops and civilians.
CHURCHES BURNED AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are hiding in villages… Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.
ADDRESSING THE LAND ISSUE IN SOUTH AFRICA: 'COOL HEADS' NEEDED
7 AUGUST 2018 – A detailed report on the proposed amendment to the SA constitution – Land Expropriation without Compensation, including a perspective from the President of AgriSA, the largest representative of farmers in South Africa, and a Christian perspective on how to respond with a Caleb spirit.
Helping to ensure the future of the Church in Syria
Individuals supporting mission projects through sport
PROJECT EAGLES WINGS
Supporting Chinese missionaries in reaching the world
PROJECT LIVING BREAD
Providing solar-powered audio Bibles to illiterate (oral) communities in the Arab world
Training leaders in South-central Asia
PROJECT CEDAR TREE
Relief work among refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
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