Week 9: What should we do in the midst of suffering?

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By Yolandé Korkie Ps 55:23 “Cast you burdens on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never permit the righteous to be moved” (NIV) The ability to trust God in the midst of personal suffering, especially when God does not answer our prayers, is something that Christians contend with everywhere. Despair, depression, exhaustion…

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SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT SAYS COVID-19 CORRUPTION IS AN UNFORGIVABLE BETRAYAL

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By Donnelly McCleland President Cyril Ramaphosa has described COVID-19 corruption as “an unforgivable betrayal” for the millions of South Africans who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. In a letter released on Sunday [23 August], issued to African National Congress (ANC) members, the president said the party remains deeply implicated in South Africa’s corruption…

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TWEE ONTPLOFFINGS IN FILIPPYNE SE OPSTANDIGE SUIDELIKE STREEK

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Minstens 15 mense is dood en verskeie gewond, in twee ontploffings op Maandag, 21 Augustus, in die stad Jolo, in die suide van die Filippyne. Die eerste ontploffing het omstreeks twaalf uur die middag plaasgevind. ’n Tweede bom het ontplof terwyl veiligheidsmagte die gebied beveilig het. Agt veiligheidsmaglede, ses burgerlikes en die bomdraer is in…

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AMERIKA MISLUK OM SANKSIES TEEN IRAN HERINGESTEL TE KRY

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Amerika se poging om internasionale sanksies teen Iran heringestel te kry, het op 21 Augustus misluk toe die VN se Veiligheidsraad met 13 stemme teen 2 daartéén besluit het. Washington beweer Iran het die kernverdrag van 2015 verbreek – dié ooreenkoms was bedoel om Teheran te verhoed om kernwapens te ontwikkel, in ruil vir die…

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TWIN EXPLOSIONS IN PHILIPPINES’ RESTIVE SOUTHERN REGION

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On Monday 21 August, at least 15 people were killed, and several more wounded, in two bomb explosions in the southern  Philippine town of Jolo. The first explosion occurred around noon, and as security forces were securing the area, a second bomb exploded. Eight members of security forces, six civilians, and the bomber were killed…

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US FAILS TO REINSTATE SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

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On 21 August, the United States lost a bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran after being outvoted 13-2 at the UN Security Council. Washington claimed Iran breached the 2015 nuclear deal that aimed to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in return for sanction relief. The nations that opposed the US bid – specifically…

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26 AUGUSTUS ’20 | BID VIR MALI

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Liewe gebedsvriende Leiers van Mali se militêre junta – onder leiding van kolonel Assimi Goita – en bemiddelaars uit Wes-Afrika se politieke streeksblok, gelei deur die voormalige Nigeriese president, Goodluck Jonathan, het op Sondag, 23 Augustus, ’n geslote vergadering gehou. Onder bespreking was ’n oplossing vir die land se heersende leierskapskrisis. Nadat president Ibrahim Boubacar…

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26 AUGUST ’20 | PRAY FOR MALI

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 23 August, leaders of Mali’s military junta led by Colonel Assimi Goita and mediators from West Africa’s regional bloc led by Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, met behind closed doors to discuss a resolution to the nation’s current leadership crisis. On Tuesday 18 August, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned and…

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PROTESTS CONTINUE IN BELARUS AFTER CONTENTIOUS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

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By Alex Pollock Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, said on Monday (17 August) he would be ready to hold new elections and hand over power after a constitutional referendum, an attempt to pacify mass protests and strikes that pose the biggest challenge yet to his rule. (Reuters) The Election Belarus – an Eastern European…

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ISRAEL EN DIE VERENIGDE ARABIESE EMIRATE BEREIK OOREENKOMS OM BETREKKINGE TE NORMALISEER

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Die Amerikaanse president, Donald Trump, het op Donderdag, 13 Augustus, aangekondig dat Israel en die Verenigde Arabiese Emirate (VAE) ’n ooreenkoms met Israel bereik het om betrekkinge tussen dié twee Midde-Oosterse lande te normaliseer. Trump was behulpsaam met die bemiddeling van die ooreenkoms wat die VAE slegs die derde Arabiese moondheid maak – ná Egipte…

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