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Two Thousand Kessab Christians Find Safety In Latakia, Syria
3/26/2014 Syria (Armenian Weekly) 
An estimated 2,000 Kessab Armenians are in Latakia receiving assistance from local Armenians, the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent. Kessab has been over-run by fighters, mostly from the extremist Nusra Front, where they have desecrated churches, pillaged houses, and destroyed government buildings, Syrian Armenian community activist Nerses Sarkissian told the Weekly.

  • Pray for the safety of those who did not escape Kessab with their fellow Armenians 
  • Pray for those aiding and assisting our brothers and sisters 
  • Praise God for the workers who are providing assistance to the 2,000 Armenians  

Death Toll Goes Above 150 Following Last Week's Attacks On Christian Villages In Nigeria
3/26/2014 Nigeria (ChristianPost)
The death toll following a massacre across three villages in Nigeria a week ago has risen above 150, according to the deputy Chairman of the Kaura Local Government Area. This includes the wife and three children of the ECWA Church pastor, Rev Likita Riku, whom were killed, and burned beyond recognition.The victims were buried in three mass graves after inter-denominational prayers last Sunday.

  • Pray for the spiritual and physical healing and comfort of the families that have suffered this loss
  • Pray these extremists will be brought swiftly to justice 
  • Pray for the end of violence against Christians in Nigeria 

Final Draft Of Resolution On Sri Lanka Tabled At The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
3/26/2014 Sri Lanka (Colombo Page)
The final draft of the resolution on Sri Lanka sponsored by the United States, the United Kingdom and three other countries was submitted to the 25th session of the UNHRC in Geneva. The revised draft limits the time period for the OHCHR to conduct the investigations. However, the text of the final draft was formulated with the help of India eliminating any probe on India's complicity in Sri Lanka's terrorist war.

  • Pray this resolution will go through, and will bring peace, comfort, safety and justice to the Sri Lankan people
  • Pray Sri Lanka will rise above intolerance and protect all people 
  • Pray for all Christians in Sri Lanka  

Syria's Islamist Rebels Force Christian Activist To Wear Veil
3/25/2014 Syria (Al-Monitor)
Marcell Shehwaro, a well-known Christian and civil activist in Aleppo, was arrested by armed men and taken to a rebel Sharia court after a scuffle occurred when she refused to wear a hijab. She was freed only after signing an agreement to wear the veil from then on. "It is impossible for Christians to live with this armed opposition....leave this country, it's not ours anymore," she told Christians on Facebook.

  • Pray for Marcell Shehwaro, her family and fellow Christians, for spiritual strength and comfort through these trying times
  • Pray Syria will bring justice for those without a voice and rise above extremism, and intolerance for the sake of its people
  • Pray for the safety and protection of believers fleeing Syria 

Churches Under Fire In Russian Takeover Of Crimea
3/24/2014 Russia (WorldMap)
Crimean Catholics are in fear for their lives and churches as Russia takes over Crimea. "Our Church has no legal status in the Russian Federation, so it's uncertain which laws will be applied if Crimea is annexed," Priest Mykhailo Milchakovskyi told CNS. ICC's Ryan Morgan said church leaders have a reason to be worried. Will Russia grant registration to churches or are the kidnappings and threats just the beginning?

  • Pray for the families, church leaders and congregations during these uncertain times
  • Pray Russia will grant all churches registration
  • Pray for the safety of all Ukrainian, Russian and Crimean Christians
USA: Atheists Demand Christian Governor Delete Biblical Tweet
3/24/2014 United States (Fox News) 
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to remove posts from his official Facebook and Twitter feeds that read, "Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Governor Walker's office told Fox News the governor has absolutely no plans to remove anything.

  • Pray for Governor Walker, his office, family and any God-fearing politician for renewal of strength and guidance
  • Pray the authorities will stop their personal hatred towards Christians and Americans, and protect the Constitution of their land they are to serve in tolerance
  • Pray that the families will continue to be strong in the midst of the threats

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