European jihadists in Syria to attack Europe?

PRAYER ALERT: On April 22 France publicized a new policy to stop its citizens from joining the Syrian rebellion. This is a rebellion that France supports. But France warned that any French citizen returning from Syria could face charges of participating in a terrorist organization. It also banned minors from leaving France unless they have […] Continue reading →

Children at risk in & out of Belize schools

BELIZE JOURNAL, Pt 1: Almost one year ago, the Government of Belize’s new gender policy was publicized without any prior public consultation. Since then, the church and many other informed stakeholders have made many strenuous objections. The church—including the Evangelical Association and the Belize Council of Churches—issued a comprehensive report from experts in many fields […] Continue reading →

New wineskin for Caye Caulker & Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL, Pt 2: For eleven years Tree of Life has had a storefront ministry in the most populous neighborhood in the village part of Caye Caulker island. We call it an outreach center. At one time or another we have reached just about every child in the neighborhood. We have seen move after move […] Continue reading →

War on drugs scores big victories in Mexico

PRAYER ALERT: The war on drugs can now claim some recent major gains. On Friday, April 4, US customs agents announced that they had discovered two tunnels for smuggling drugs from Mexico. Both were under the border between Tijuana and San Diego, CA. Agents arrested 73-year-old Gladys Rodriguez for arranging the construction of the tunnel […] Continue reading →

Decriminalizing drugs: a global cop-out?

PRAYER ALERT: Despite recent gains in the war on drugs, leaders throughout the world are pursuing policies for decriminalizing drugs instead. In 2001, Portugal became the first country in Europe to repeal all criminal penalties for personal drug possession. The Netherlands reduced the penalty for possession of marijuana to a fine. The Czech Republic treats […] Continue reading →