Christians mobilize for outreach to gangs

BELIZE JOURNAL, PT. 1 on Christians mobilize. The first shock came when 60 leaders of Belize City’s 14 gangs marched together for peace on April 12. The second shock came when the city realized that no gang murders had occurred during the entire Easter break up until April 21. But the police are reassigning one […] Continue reading →

Long range community development for Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 2 on long range community development. Our current Festival of Hope evangelism campaign peaks with a week of gospel activities July 16-22. But we must look beyond it for long range community development for Belize. Already we’ve planned a 12-week discipleship program for converts. And Kenrick Burns’ upcoming seminar for pastors will […] Continue reading →

Gangsters march for peace—but where next?

PRAYER ALERT on gangsters march. Sixty gangsters from 14 different gangs met in Belize City on April 12—but not for a showdown. Amazed onlookers watched the gangsters march for peace from Raccoon Street to Central American Boulevard and then down Cemetery Road. They had removed their gang colors and wore T-shirts saying “Walk for peace, […] Continue reading →

Police abuse in Belize censured by USDS report

PRAYER ALERT on police abuse. The US Department of State just issued its report on Belize’s human rights practices for 2016. It reserved its harshest criticism for police abuse. “The most important human rights abuses included the use of excessive force by security forces (especially the police),” the USDS said. “The government occasionally ignored reports […] Continue reading →

Biblical worldview held by 10% of Americans

PRAYER ALERT on biblical worldview. From IPMI Monthly Global Prayer Teleconference: Only 10 percent of Americans hold a distinctly biblical worldview. In surveys published by the American Culture and Faith Institute, seven out of 10 Americans called themselves Christians. But relatively few were able to answer questions about the Bible and Christian beliefs. “Our research […] Continue reading →

Venezuela scarcity spurs widespread violence

PRAYER ALERT on Venezuela scarcity. From IPMI Monthly Global Prayer Teleconference. Street gangs and organized crime run rampant in Venezuela. It now ranks as one of the deadliest countries in the world last year, according to the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council. The think tank Observatory of Venezuelan Violence said homicides were at 90 […] Continue reading →