27 MAY ’20 | PRAY FOR SOUTH SUDAN

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Dear prayer partners, On Friday 22 May, the UN human rights chief insisted that intercommunal violence in South Sudan had to stop and those responsible had to be swiftly brought to justice. This announcement came after a review report of the first three months of 2020, revealed that about 658 people were killed in intercommunal…

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INFODEMIC: A Christian response to the “Plandemic” film, and other conspiracy theories

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By Mike Burnard Few words describe COVID-19 as accurately as the words of Ghanaian writer Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: “While some people inspire, others conspire!” It seems like the pandemic has brought out the best in many, as well as the worst in others. A well-produced short film, “Plandemic”, has exploded on social media since its release on 4…

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Week 5: Wait patiently for the Lord

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Psalm 27:14 “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” (NLT) So many of David’s Psalms in the Bible were penned during times of deep personal distress. The Holy Spirit moved David’s heart to write the Psalms during these moments and to pour out His heart to a…

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ISRAEL HULDIG NUWE EENHEIDSREGERING IN NÁ LANG POLITIEKE KRISIS

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Israel het uiteindelik ’n eenheidsregering gevorm en sodoende ’n  langdurige politieke krisis beëindig. Die magsdelingsooreenkoms, wat in April opgestel is, is deur eerste minister Benjamin Netanyahu en die leier van die Blou-en-wit-party, Benny Gantz, onderteken. Die ooreenkoms bepaal dat Netanyahu vir 18 maande as eerste minister sal dien, waarna Gantz vir 18 maande dié pos…

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BURUNDI TREF VOORBEREIDINGS VIR BELANGRIKE VERKIESING TEN SPYTE VAN PANDEMIE

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Op Woensdag, 20 Mei vind Burundi se presidentsverkiesing sowel as parlementêre verkiesing plaas – vyf jaar ná die huidige president se omstrede derde ampstermyn wyd-verspreide geweld ontlok het. Die afgelope verkiesingsveldtog was die mededingendste stryd in bykans drie dekades, ná ’n uitgerekte burger-oorlog wat opgevolg is deur president Pierre Nkurunziza se bewind van 15 jaar….

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ISRAEL SWEARS IN UNITY GOVERNMENT AFTER LONG POLITICAL CRISIS

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Israel has formed a unity government, ending a longstanding political crisis. The power-sharing deal, which was drafted in April, was signed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz. The agreement has Mr Netanyahu serving as prime minister for 18 months, followed by 18 months of Mr Gantz as prime…

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BURUNDI PREPARES FOR LANDMARK VOTE DESPITE PANDEMIC

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On Wednesday 20 May, Burundi will hold parliamentary and presidential elections, five years after the incumbent president’s controversial third term sparked widespread violence. This election campaign has been the most competitive in almost three decades, after a long civil war and then 15 years under President Pierre Nkurunziza. Analysts believe that there is a close…

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THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON GLOBAL MISSIONS

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By Gustav Krös Over the past five months, the world as we knew it changed forever. The coronavirus brought about changes to humanity on an unprecedented scale. Whether it is something small, like the thought that will cross your mind before shaking a stranger’s hand, or whether it is something big like the influence it…

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20 MEI ’20 | BID VIR AFGANISTAN

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Liewe gebedsvriende Drie gewapende mans, vermom as polisiebeamptes, het op Dinsdag 12 Mei die kraamafdeling van ’n klein hospitaaltjie in die suid-westelike deel van Kaboel binnegestorm en blindelings begin skiet. Minstens 24 mense, onder wie pasgebore babas, moeders en verpleegsters, is in die aanval dood. Niemand het nog verantwoordelikheid vir die aanval aanvaar nie. Op…

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20 MAY ’20 | PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN

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Dear prayer partners, On Tuesday 12 May, in a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul, three gunmen disguised as police burst into the hospital’s maternity ward and started shooting, killing at least 24 people, including new-borns, mothers and nurses. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. On the same day, in the eastern…

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