Thursday, September 8, 2011
A couple of days ago a private jet carrying members from the Russian Professional Hockey team crashed killing 43 people (both hockey players and crew members). Others are seriously injured and in the hospital at the moment. The plane apparently failed to gain altitude and hit a signal tower breaking into numerous pieces. most of the pieces fell into the river below. Even though this happened to a Russian team, the effects still ripple across the world since some of them used to play for the NHL as we well. Please pray for the family and friends of those who passed, for their teammates, for the country and for those that are still in the hospital. Remember Nothing is beyond our God.
For full story: http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/6939064/russian-jet-carrying-lokomotiv-khl-crashes-43-dead
Thursday, September 1, 2011
1) An Christian Pastor from Iran was set free from prison recently. He was charged on blasphemy against Islam. he was sent to prison for a year but God made a way for him to be set free!! He still needs pryer however because he will have a trail soon.
2) Russia: The Kiev prayer center received 3,412 calls and 213 letters/emails/text messages resulting in 115 decisions for Christ. Also, 109 cell groups were established.
1,800 people received help through the elderly care ministry, and 4,370 children benefited from humanitarian projects.
3,622 young people and church leaders attended Bible training seminars in Ukraine.
Armenia: OP provided funds for remodeling the recreational center in Gyumri. At-risk youth now have rooms where they can play games, fellowship, and watch Christian programs.
3) Latin America: During the past month across the region, 147,183 people benefited from humanitarian aid and 4,296 from ministry-related outreaches. Also, 4,536 calls were answered. Through all these efforts, 3,874 committed their lives to Christ.
Brazil: 3,340 students at 7 different schools heard lectures on the importance of finishing school through the “Life Skills for Teens” project.
Costa Rica: A training program for poverty-stricken women was started in Limon. Through this outreach, the group is receiving baking lessons to equip them with a trade for generating income. Also, the women are helped with their spiritual life. Through the Bible lessons, they are learning about God and will have the opportunity to give their lives to Him.
Guatemala: During the “Light and Truth” outreach at the community center in Zacapa, Operation Blessing (OB) coordinated a martial arts activity. The children heard a message on how this sport can be used for fitness, discipline, and self-defense.
1,203 children are given cereal, milk, and oatmeal every morning before school through the Mana Project in Zacapa. They also pray, sing, and hear messages from the Bible.
Honduras: OB’s national anti-parasite campaign was launched with plans to reach 95,000 school children.
Peru: We trained 50 pastors and church leaders who will be answering calls at our new prayer center.http://www.cbn.com/worldreach/worldreach_newsletter.aspx#latinamerica
China has always had a piece of my heart, especially the women there. The way that society views them and the way that they view themselves makes your heart want to break at times. The group "All Girls Allowed" focuses on stopping the gendercide that is happening in China. Girls are being disposed of when they are babies just because they are not boys. 100 MILLION actually are missing from this world because of this. While action is being taken there is still a lot more that needs to be done. If not, then many harmful after effects could result (effecting the whole world). Pray for both the safety and health of the mothers that decide to keep their girls, and for the government and society to accept them.
PLEASE VISIT WEBSITE: http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/category/topics/gendercide