The authorities say the full scope of the destruction is not clear. At least 6 evangelical church buildings have been destroyed.
“God willing, we will approve this tool to ensure that the forests are paid for and protected”, said Marina Silva.
An uncontrolled forest fire has already devastated 15,000 hectares on the island of Tenerife, which has been declared a disaster area. Christians are among the 7,000 evacuated or confined. No church buildings have been affected.
The police in the Cuxhaven region investigates the causes. The worship place has been completely destroyed causing damages worth 200,000 euros.
The leader of the Evangelical Alliance in Greece asks to “pray for our government to take the needed steps and pass the right laws in order to protect both the beautiful environment of our country, and the people and their property”.
It is estimated that around 3,500 hectares were affected by the fire. “Part of our task is to bring consolation, truth and hope to the people”, the local evangelical pastor says.
Bitterness is one of the emotions that bring about bondage in a person, it binds our hearts and restricts our natural abilities.
“All the furniture the electrical switchboard and a Bible were burned, and the name ‘Ram’ written on one of the inside walls of the church”, explains the pastor.
Fulani extremists attacked several towns, burning more than 100 houses. 53 Christians were kidnapped and are still held captive.
A 100-member Sudanese Church in Al Qadarif state was set ablaze by a suspected member of the Sudanese Armed Forces.
Muslim extremists beat 2 Christians with cane, and a house where a cell fellowship of 23 people met was totally burned.
In France, the destruction of forest fires was seven times the annual average. Christian environmentalists warn against responding to the crisis with “self-defeating views”.
The church of the pastor was destroyed by fire. A delegation of French evangelicals was visiting the country to discuss the application of the ‘separatism law’ in the overseas region.
Somali militant group was suspected of joining the attacks. “Please pray for the families affected. People have fled from the area for fear of their lives”, evangelicals say.
Thousands of devotionals from Our Daily Bread ministry are distributed to security forces in Brazil after an agreement with the Ministry of Justice.
The mob burnt down the family home, the premises of the New Life church where he was a pastor, and the school.
Satanists set fire to many churches in Norway in the 1990s. Now churches are not attacked as often as they used to, and smaller denominations hardly ever experience church fires.
The president of the Regional Coordination of Evangelical Churches denounces that “there have been more than 60 churches burned in two years”.
In just 2 weeks, two evangelical churches in rural areas have been destroyed. One of the firemen was injured.
13,000 people lose their shelters as the tensions grow in the Greek island of Lesbos. Christian aid workers demand effective solutions and “not repeating the same mistakes”.
The still-burning Amazon fires are only a part of an increasing planetary crisis, and raise important questions about an appropriate Christian response.
A crowdfunding campaign to rebuild the main office of the evangelical student movement has been launched. “The expressions of encouragement and care we are receiving from many are a big support”.
According to the evangelical body, the “legislation is very indulgent due to certain interests”. In 2019, more fires than previous years have been reported.
Evangelical local churches in the Mati area “help with cleaning and rebuilding”. “Pray that their actions talk about the love of Christ, and many could know Him”.
The spire and the roof collapsed, but firefighters said the fire is under control. “The worst has been avoided”, French President Macron says. Evangelicals express their solidarity.