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Mobile gangsters bedevil Jamaica policing

PRAYER ALERT on mobile gangsters. Early this month gangsters ran riot in an outbreak of violence that affected most of the inner-city neighborhoods of Kingston, Jamaica. Twelve died and 15+ sustained gunshot wounds. Some of the incidents stemmed from petty conflicts between gangsters who knew each other. But other incidents came from mobile gangsters. Mobile […] Continue reading →

Waging spiritual warfare, not worldly warfare

50-DAY FAST from destructive criticism on waging spiritual warfare. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments, and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it […] Continue reading →

Kindness kills arguments and frees captives

50-DAY FAST from destructive criticism on kindness kills. “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that […] Continue reading →

Loving yourself the way that God loves you

50-DAY FAST from destructive criticism: Loving yourself. “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matt. 12:39). How can the second commandment be like the first and greatest commandment? How can we love our neighbor like we love God? We must take the intermediate step. Loving ourselves. But doesn’t Paul exhort us […] Continue reading →

OAS LGBTI resolutions exposed and opposed

PRAYER ALERT on OAS LGBTI resolutions. The OAS General Assembly meets June 19-21 in Cancun, Mexico. Among other topics it will present a draft resolution on the “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.” As we see so often, “human rights” becomes a cover for LGBTI pressure to limit religious rights and freedoms. Within this “human […] Continue reading →

CitizenGO petition against OAS LGBTI stance

PRAYER ALERT on CitizenGO petition. Join the 67,231 people who have signed this CitizenGO petition against the OAS pro-LGBTI resolution. The resolution gives special rights to LGBTI persons that the rest of of don’t have. The OAS will consider this resolution at their General Assembly in Cancun June 19-21. US Director of CitizenGO Campaigns Gregory Mertz […] Continue reading →

Drive out terrorists, Trump urges Muslim leaders

PRAYER ALERT on drive out terrorists. Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump spoke to the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority nations. He thanked the leaders for their warm reception. He commended their Muslim majorities for being largely tolerant, friendly and peace-loving. But Trump contrasted them with the tiny minorities of Islamic terrorists who were ideologically rigid, […] Continue reading →

Muslim majority leaders unite to stop terror

PRAYER ALERT on Muslim majority leaders. In his address to leaders of 50 leaders of Muslim-majority nations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump spoke of how nations in the Mideast once protected all ethnic groups. They lived in peace side by side. They once tolerated freedom of religion for the three Abrahamic faiths—Muslims, […] Continue reading →

65 Venezuelan military members sent to court

PRAYER ALERT on 65 Venezuelan military members. President Nicholas Maduro’s government has placed at least 65 Venezuelan military members on detention. It has already charged some with instigating rebellion and betraying the motherland. It is holding others for upcoming court hearings. The Maduro government refused to comment further. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said that the […] Continue reading →

Venezuelan protests increase as poverty rises

PRAYER ALERT on Venezuelan protests. Venezuelan protests entered their seventh week with no end in sight. Hungry citizens are waiting in lines for up to 12 hours at supermarkets. Then they enter only to find their desired items have sold out. Or that the hyperinflated prices are far beyond what they can afford. “Just 20 […] Continue reading →

Trump Israel deal expected for upcoming trip

PRAYER ALERT for Trump Israel deal. US President Donald Trump will visit Israel during his first trip overseas. He will arrive on May 22, immediately after Jerusalem Day, the 50th anniversary of the city’s reunification. Trump will reportedly recognize the entire city as the capital of Israel, contrary to plans for East Jerusalem to be […] Continue reading →

Palestinian peace rhetoric belied by actions

PRAYER ALERT on Palestinian peace rhetoric. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas spoke conciliatory words about Israel during his May 3 visit to the White House. “We are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world.” In a way typical of Palestinian peace rhetoric, […] 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 →