Evangelicals in the region mobilise on the ground. “We desire to help our brothers in Christ and be useful for the community”.
Three months after the earthquakes in Turkey, local Protestants continue to work among those affected: “Tens of thousands who survived are still homeless”.
As the leader of the self-proclaimed Good News International Church movement goes on trial, the national Evangelical Alliance condemns the tragedy and calls for legal action.
An evangelical pastor in Aleppo analyses the “very critical” situation in Syria. “Pray for us, our sufferings became so great”. The UN says at least 5,800 people died due to the earthquake.
It is not the first time that such sudden floods kill people taking part in baptism ceremonies.
The victims were bathing in a river during a spiritual retreat when the water level rose abruptly.
Since mid-June, floods of “apocalyptic proportions” have caused overflowing waters throughout the country, leaving over 1,200 people dead and affecting 33 million.
The EU said that migration along the West African Atlantic route to the Canary Island is increasing, with “at least 73 boat accidents killing 1,109 migrants” in 2021.
Two months after the eruption stopped, evangelicals work to cover the basic needs of those affected and to support local businesses. Authorities have publicly recognised them.
Only three of the 24 crew members have been rescued alive so far. One of them is a Ghanaian sailor and a member of the Evangelical Church of Marin.
Evangelical representatives call to pray for those recovering in hospitals and call for “serious public policies” to combat drug trafficking.
An armed group, trying to steal the offering and the attendees, stormed an all-night outdoor worship event with thousands of people.
Anna Lara Burguera used to sing in her parents’ band Sal150 (Psalm 150) and was very involved in her local church.
The volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma continues, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed. The Spanish Baptist Union is working on initiatives to help with psychological support and volunteers.
The lava has destroyed around 200 homes in the Spanish Canary island. Evangelicals in La Palma distribute emergency aid. “We ask for prayer”, says a pastor.
Over 1,400 people have died in Haiti earthquake and hundreds are still missing. Christian organisations say their staff are safe but the situation is very worrisome.
The pastor of a church heavily damaged in the Beirut explosion one year ago: “Neither explosion, pandemic, economic collapse, nor revolution can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Amid the huge economic crisis, hopelessness spreads among the population, says the Lebanese Christian worker Wissam Nasrallah. “It is for a moment such as this that the Lord has called the church to be present and active”.
Over 200 people has died in the floods that specially hit Germany and Belgium. Protestant leaders call to pray and expressed gratitude for those who are helping.
The General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) analyses the tragic situation caused by the new Covid-19 wave. He calls on believers worldwide to pray for India and its churches.
Tens of thousands of orthodox Jews had gathered at the Mount Meron for an all-night prayer and dance celebration. “It happened in a split second; people just fell, trampling each other. It was a disaster”.
After the blast that killed over 100 people, the residents of the biggest Equatorial Guinean city are “starting to recover”, says an evangelical aid worker on the ground.
Evangelical churches and entities have begun to aid assisting victims on the ground and sending donations.
The Baptist church in the most populous city of Equatorial Guinea lost the roof and members of evangelical communities have been affected. “We have never gone through a situation like this. We are fearful and very worried, but we rest in the Lord”.
Pastor Édouard Nelson was married and had 4 children. Friends and Christian ministry colleagues speak about his passion for church planting in Paris.
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