North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un exports tens of thousands of North Koreans to Russia. According to a human rights group, they are put to work in slave-like conditions and have most of their wages garnished to fund the Pyongyang government. The workers are victims of cruelty and violence at the hands of corrupt officials who eventually seize up to 90 percent of the pay that they earn. The North Koreans who are put to work in Russia are paid approximately 50,000 rubles a month, which is equivalent to $841. Despite the harsh conditions, many North Koreans bribe officials to be sent to Russia due to the even worse situation at home.
* that God will change Kim Jong-Un's heart and the hearts of other people who hold power in North Korea
* that one day justice will flow through North Korea like a river and righteousness like a never-failing stream.
On July 23, we will be having our monthly Newcomers Lunch and Fellowship after service.
If you are new to CMC, please join us so we can get to know you better!
Members from the Welcoming Team will be in the back of the main hall to greet and guide you.
The Baori are described as a nomadic group, and have been associated with criminal activities in the past. This community has three occupational divisions: the Kapadia, who sell old and used garments; the Magnia, who subsist by begging; and the Chatnia, who beg and eat discarded food. Because of their lifestyle, it may be difficult for Christian workers to make contact with the Baori people, and establish trust.
* for the followers of Christ: there may be no Christian believers today among the Baori community, but pray the ones that will soon come forth will be properly taught the truths of Scripture. Pray that they will learn and practice the ways of Christ.
* for the entire people group: for these poor people to be able to properly provide for their families. Pray they will make schooling for their children a priority.
The Somalia-based terrorist group, al-Shabaab, has overtaken Nigeria's Boko Haram as Africa's deadliest militant group, according to new figures from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. The data, compiled by the Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, showed that al-Shabaab was responsible for 4,281 casualties in 2016, compared to 3,499 committed by Boko Haram. Al-Shabaab, which has ties to al-Qaeda, is largely operational in Somalia with some incursions in neighbouring Kenya.
* that the Lord responds to the cries of His people in Somalia, Kenya and Nigeria by mightily intervening on their behalf.
* that He will frustrate the evil plans of the terrorists, replace the hatred in their hearts with His overwhelming love.
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