THE PRAYER LIST – 30TH. APRIL 2011

Our longstanding friend, Göran Koch-Swahne, has to remain in hospital for another one or two weeks. We continue to pray most fervently for his speedy and full recovery.

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From REUTERS:

Syrian human rights group Sawasiah said it had the names of a total of 62 people killed during protests in Deraa, Rustun, Latakia, Homs and the town of Qadam, near Damascus. Friday’s bloodshed came after demonstrators across the country again defied heavy military deployments, mass arrests and a ruthless crackdown on the biggest popular challenge to 48 years of authoritarian Baath Party rule.

From PRESSTV:

Two servicemen and two civilians have been killed and at least seven people wounded in southern Yemen during a general strike called by anti-government protesters.

From THE GUARDIAN:

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From CNN:

Thai and Cambodian troops exchanged gunfire near a disputed temple Saturday despite a cease-fire agreement between the two nations.

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From CNN:

The Taliban said Saturday it is launching a new offensive against foreign troops and Afghan security forces and will focus on military bases and convoys.

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From ALJAZEERA:

On Friday, at least 11 people were killed in a string of bombings and shootings in central Iraq, a day after a suicide bomber killed 10 worshippers in a Shia mosque. In Baghdad, a bomb went off in a predominantly Shia neighbourhood, killing three police commandos and one civilian and wounding 24 policemen and five civilians, police and medical officials said. As police arrived on the scene to investigate, a second bomb exploded. In the mixed Sunni-Shia province of Diyala, gunmen stormed the home of Bashir Mutlak, a Sunni imam in Imam Waiss village. They killed the imam, his wife and their 11-year-old daughter. In the town of Buhruz four Sunni brothers aged between 20 and 35 were shot dead by gunmen wearing police uniforms.

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From THE MAIL:

Seventeen people have drowned and five more are missing after a bus packed with funeral mourners fell off a ferry into the Nile River.

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From THE MAIL:

Two people have been killed and 50 injured in a horror crash between a coach and a lorry on the M11 in Essex, England, this morning.

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THANKSGIVING

From XINHUA NEWS AGENCY:

Fighters loyal to Cote d’Ivoire’s deposed president Laurent Gbagbo have agreed to lay down arms weeks after the arrest of the strongman on April 11. The pro-Gbagbo militia had continued armed resistance in Yopougon, the stronghold of Gbagbo’s supporters in the economic capital Abidjan.

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THE PRAYER LIST – 30TH. APRIL 2011 — 3 Comments

  1. Prayers please for the thousands of people without homes or, in some cases, who have absolutely nothing left whatsoever, in the wake of the killer tornados that blew through the U.S. Southeast this past week. My Internet signal has just now been restored or I would have written sooner. I live west of the Warrior River. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, or what is left of it is on the east bank. The tornado left six miles of devastation almost a mile wide as it touched down. The University of Alabama campus was spared, for the most part. Other neighborhoods were not so lucky. Many of them were wiped off of the face of the earth. Thirty to fifty are known dead in Tuscaloosa and several hundred are missing. We were not the only city to be hit or even the only state, although Alabama seems to have gotten the worst of it, and Tuscaloosa the worst of Alabama. There were fatalities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, the Carolinas and all the way up to Virginia–not too far from Washington, D.C. Hundreds of people lost their lives in this awful storm front. If it has been reported already, please forgive this disjointed ramble. I have just come back on-line and am trying to catch up for the several days I lost.