Posts from July 2015

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Prayer Focus for Zimbabwe – Sunday, July 26

by Cindy Riggle

Challenges for Prayer Young people have watched idealistic visions fade to empty slogans and oppressive misrule. They constitute a huge swathe of the population, but have little reason to hope for improvement to their difficult lot. Pray for the ministries of: a) Fellowship of Christian Unions – FOCUS(IFES) has 50 groups with 5,000 students served […]

Prayer Focus for Zambia – Sunday, July 19

by Cindy Riggle

Challenges for Prayer Zambia is a major destination and thoroughfare for people. Instability in nations surrounding Zambia has sent hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing into Zambia, especially from Zimbabwe of late. Also, Zambia is vulnerable to traffickers of both child labourers and sex workers. Thank God for a recently passed law specifically criminalizing human […]

Prayer Focus for Yemen – Sunday, July 12

by Cindy Riggle

Yemen, Asia: Yemen has suffered almost unending conflict over the last four decades – three civil wars, conflict with neighboring states, the effects of the Gulf War, Somalia’s collapse into anarchy, the Ethiopian/Eritrean war and tribal skirmishes. Tensions between Shi’a and Sunni Muslims make Yemen ripe for sectarian violence, to the point of insurgencies or […]

Prayer Focus for Vietnam – Sunday, July 5

by Cindy Riggle

Vietnam, Asia: One of the few Communist nations in the 21st Century, Vietnam faces new challenges. Repression of all types of freedom continues, but at the same time, social ills are on the rise. Drug addiction, AIDS, prostitution and exploitation of children are all too common. The land has seen great violence. Division and mistrust […]