As the presidential elections draw near, the mounting tensions are causing people to lose their lives, be arrested, and flee to neighboring countries. Please pray for our partners who continue to minister and facilitate Bible listening groups in the midst of this violence; for peace and stability to pervade; and that the elections would not provoke further unrest and violence.
Central African Republic:
Thank you for your prayers! After several months of violence, nearly 700 representatives within the country have met for a week of reconciliation talks. Please pray that the talks would pave the way for peaceful elections in August and for an end to the political and humanitarian crisis that has devastated the country and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.
Praise God! The National Emergency Management Agency has reported that 275 traumatized and malnourished women and children were rescued. However, the violence continues. Please continue to pray for peace and protection.
The United Nations estimates that 10,000 people have been killed and more than 1.5 million have been displaced since the fighting started in 2013. Efforts to mediate have failed and renewed violence has begun during the traditional planting season, further threatening the already depleted food supply. Please pray for an end to the conflict so the 300,000+ people affected can receive the food and medical support they so desperately need; also for the safety and protection of our partners as they continue doing Kingdom work in dangerous conditions.
On May 9th, the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in Liberia was over. Please continue to pray that it would quickly end in the neighboring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone. We rejoice and praise God for this good news and are thankful for our dedicated partners in these countries who have been persistent in promoting God’s Word to those who live in fear and have suffered great loss.