SOUTH SUDAN EXPECTED TO FACE ‘HUNGRIEST YEAR’ IN 2022
News for the week ending 13 January – South Sudan – The country is currently facing the worst hunger crisis in its 11-year history, as nearly 8.5 million of the country’s 11.2 million people are expected to face extreme hunger this year.
From a Christian perspective, the Christian Church in South Sudan has played a role in trying to alleviate the suffering faced by the people since the country’s independence in 2011, but the needs remain great.
CANADA REACHES HISTORIC DEAL TO COMPENSATE FIRST NATIONS VICTIMS
News for the week ending 13 January – Canada – The Canadian government announced that an in-principle agreement was reached to reform the child welfare system for First Nations people and compensate those harmed by the under-funded system.
From a Christian perspective, as the Church seeks to restore an accurate representation of God in Canadian society and build trust, it needs to continue its journey of humble repentance.
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.
THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA
20 JULY 2021 – What we see happening in South Africa is the physical manifestation of what is happening in the spiritual realm. The reality is that a spiritual battle is raging across South Africa, and it is being manifested through riots, arson, gang violence, taxi violence, farm murders, etc. When confronted with the scenes of this past week, we must guard our hearts and minds against looking at it purely from a physical perspective.