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Mauritania – pray for the believers

From a believer living and working in Mauritania There was an initial effort to curb the spread of the virus by banning travel between regions for about 2 months. There were a few reported cases, mostly in the capital, but the population in general was very skeptical about whether or not COVID was real, and […]

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Mali – for the Church to rise up

From a believer living in Mali By God’s grace, Mali has largely been spared from Covid-19. We have had 2,688 confirmed cases and only 125 deaths as of 22 August 2020 (John’s Hopkins Tracking Data). However, it has greatly impacted our economy. Several large companies that employ hundreds of workers have closed for at least […]

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Malaysia – for recovery from present and looming loss

From a Malaysian Christian leader Malaysia is a blessed land with abundant resources without typhoons/cyclones or regular earthquakes, unlike some of our neighbouring countries. So this SARS-COV-2 pandemic is the first major natural crisis we have had to endure for decades. Thankfully the authorities have generally handled the matter well. Infections and deaths are relatively […]

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Malawi – for protection of all her citizens, especially children

From a Malawian mission leader Malawi and Covid-19 situation Covid-19 has caused a great challenge to the lives of Malawians and also to the church. There have been imminent lockdowns time and again which would mean no more gatherings for congregations. Malawi has also experienced an alarming spread of the disease and this has caused the […]

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Madagascar – for all who are in need today

From a Malagasy Christian leader, with some OW (edits) Official government figures show over (14,000 cases) and 173 deaths (from 19 March to 18 August), though many doubt these are accurate figures. The real impact is of course economic. Over 60% of the people in the tourism/hospitality industry lost their jobs, 30% in transport, (among […]

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North Macedonia – for pastors as they serve the people

From a Macedonian evangelical leaderNOTE: OW has added section headers, and made slight (edits) for clarity. Locked down and locked in Blessings and greetings from Macedonia. August is mostly a month in which not many things are happening in the churches because many of the believers are going to Holidays, so mainly (a) more relaxed […]

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Lithuania – reasons to thank God

From a Lithuanian Christian leader Lithuania can be grateful for being not too seriously harmed by the new coronavirus. The death count for people having died with the virus is only 81 (so far); in August there a about 600 active cases in a country of three million. The economic recession is not as big […]

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