Voice of violence, or voice of hope?
When you think of eastern Congo, what is the first thing that comes to mind? I guess it will have something to do with war, violence around tribal differences and natural resources. The latest BBC stories about this region are describing the fight between the M23 rebels and the government army around the city of […]
New Housing conversation day – Oxford
Ali Boulton and associates host a day for experienced practitioners as well as people just starting out with a Christian response to new housing developments.
Tanzania: Marburg virus
Five people in the north-west of the country have died of Marburg virus, and the authorities are working hard to curb the spread of the virus. Pray for the disease to be stopped in its tracks.
Paraguay: flooding, outbreak of chikungunya
In Paraguay there have also been heavy rains causing flooding and some communities have been isolated as roads have become impassable. A chikungunya outbreak also continues in Paraguay with at least 33 people having died this year as a result. Please pray for all those suffering from the mosquito borne disease, for a quick and […]
Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique: Cyclone Freddy
Mission associate Sue Bird in Malawi asks for prayer for those suffering the after-effects of Cyclone Freddy. Sue writes that the HIV testing and counselling centre where she works in Songani (in one of the districts most badly affected) is still standing, although many dwellings are not. Across the three countries, over 300 people have […]
Iraq: church leader facing blasphemy charges
Middle East Concern writes that a church leader, Bishop Bahzad Mziri, is facing blasphemy charges following social media comments taken out of context, and that he and his family have had to leave Iraq. Christians in Iraq ask for prayer for Bishop Mziri and his family to know the peace of Jesus, for God’s protection […]
Ecuador, Peru: heavy rains
Please pray for all those who have been affected by heavy rains across the region. In Peru and Ecuador many have died as a result of flooding and landslides, infrastructure has been destroyed and crops have been lost. Many are without work and some communities are completely cut off.
After the recent 6.8 earthquake in Ecuador in which at least 15 people died, please pray for all those who have lost loved ones, those who are injured and need healing and for all those who have had their homes and properties damaged. We praise God that mission partner Bev Cannon and her husband, mission […]
Afghanistan, Pakistan: earthquake
Pray with us for Afghanistan and Pakistan following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. All our people in mission are safe, though the earthquake was felt in Lahore. Please pray for these countries and everyone dealing with the devastation caused by the earthquake. The Afghan regions affected are particularly remote and hard for any aid to reach.
CMS-backed ethical cleaners gain B Corp status
The award winning Clean for Good becomes the only cleaning company in the UK to be both an accredited Living Wage Employer and B Corp certified