24 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

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Dear prayer partners, The COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally, at a rapid rate, and infected millions. It has had a huge impact on the world as we knew it; there have been thousands of deaths, it has disrupted our ways of life, and led to huge job losses.  According to the World Bank’s special report…

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Week 9: My Soul Thirsts

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Psalm 42:1-2 “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (NLT) A deer generally enjoys feeding near streams of water. When hunted, it takes to the river to hide its…

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ESCALATING JIHADIST VIOLENCE IN AFRICA’S SAHEL REGION

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By Alex Pollock France launched a coalition of West African and European allies on Friday [12 June] to fight jihadi militants in the Sahel region, hoping more political cooperation and special forces would boost a military effort that has so far failed to stifle violence.  (Reuters) The Sahel Since 2011, there has been an uptick…

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NUWE AMERIKAANSE SANKSIES DREIG OM WANKELENDE SIRIESE EKONOMIE TE VERNIETIG

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Sirië staar bykans totale isolasie in die gesig wanneer die hewigste Amerikaanse sanksies nog, op 17 Junie in werking tree. Die nuwe “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act”, bring mee dat buitelandse maatskappye, ook in die naburige Libanon, Jordanië en Irak, geteiken kan word. Dié sanksies beteken dat enige persoon of instansie van oor die wêreld…

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NEW U.S. SANCTIONS THREATEN TO DEVASTATE SYRIA’S BELEAGUERED ECONOMY

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Syria faces near-complete isolation as the toughest U.S. sanctions yet come into effect on 17 June. The new law, Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, allows foreign companies to be targeted, including in neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Effectively, the sanctions prevent anyone around the world from doing business with Syrian officials or state institutions or…

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VYANDIGHEID TEENOOR ROHINGYA-VLUGTELINGE NEEM TOE

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Rohingya-vlugtelinge staar toenemende teenkanting van die omliggende Suidoos-Asiese lande in die gesig – lande by wie hulle juis, na jare in oorvol kampe in Bangladesj, asiel en deernis soek. Bangladesj het verlede week gesê hy sal nie die bykans 300 Rohingya, wat deur Maleisië aangehou word, nadat hulle in ’n ronddrywende boot naby die noord-westelike…

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HOSTILITY TOWARDS ROHINGYA REFUGEES GROWS

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Rohingya refugees face rising opposition from surrounding South East Asian nations, as they seek asylum and compassion, after years in crowded camps in Bangladesh. Last week, Bangladesh said it would not take back nearly 300 Rohingya who were detained by Malaysia after their boat was found drifting off the country’s northwestern island of Langkawi. From…

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17 JUNIE ’20 | BID VIR NIGERIË

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Liewe gebedsvriende Ongeveer 20 soldate en meer as 40 burgerlikes is dood en talle beseer, toe ’n dubbele Islamitiese aanval op Saterdag 13 Junie, in die noord-ooste van Nigerië se plofbare Borno-staat uitgevoer is. Die getal beseerdes was te veel vir die plaaslike hospitaal om te hanteer, sodat sommige gewondes noodgedwonge buite die gebou moes…

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17 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR NIGERIA

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Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 13 June, in Nigeria’s volatile northeast Borno state, about 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians were killed, and many injured, in twin Islamist attacks. These attacks overwhelmed the local hospital, forcing some of those injured to lie waiting for assistance outside the facility. The militants burned down the United…

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Week 8: Delight in Him

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Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (ESV) One meets up with a friend for coffee, and he or she pours their heart out about certain struggles they are facing. A little lost for words, one responds: “Don’t worry Susan, the Lord will give you…

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