CYCLONE HITS MOZAMBIQUE, ZIMBABWE

18th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: EWN) – More than 100 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds. Authorities in Zimbabwe said the toll there had risen to 65 in the east of the country, while…

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WEEK 7: Faithful in the Little

15th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” (Luke 16:10, NLT)   After I completed my first year at the missions and discipleship school, I returned for a second year. All the seniors who…

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MULTIPLE DEATHS IN ATTACKS ON TWO MOSQUES IN NEW ZEALAND

15th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

15 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”…

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US SENATE PASSES BILL TO HALT MILITARY SUPPORT TO SAUDI IN YEMEN

14th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

14 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – The US Senate voted 54-46 to block further involvement by the US military in the war in Yemen, where Saudi and UAE bombings conducted with American weapons are blamed for causing mass civilian deaths, starvation, and disease. “We have the opportunity to take a major step forward in ending the…

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INFOGRAPHICS

13th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

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HUNDREDS OF IS FIGHTERS SURRENDER AS CALIPHATE NEARS DEFEAT

13th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

13 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over. A Reuters journalist in Baghouz saw hundreds of people surrendering to the SDF, which launched its final…

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PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

12th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

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CHINA OFFICIALS: WEST USING CHRISTIANITY TO SUBVERT GOVERNMENT

12th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

12 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even “subvert” the government, a senior official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion. China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government…

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WEEK 6: Death, Where is Your Sting?

11th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55, NLT)   One afternoon, I sat at my computer, on Facebook, in my pyjamas, and I heard my gate rattling with vigour. Before I could even get off my chair, a friend that lived around the corner came running into…

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE CRASH KILLS 157

11th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 MARCH 209 (SOURCE:AP) – An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed. There was no immediate indication why the plane went down in clear weather while on a flight to Nairobi,…

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