Let’s use the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive – be it today or at any other time of the year.
Our generation must speak out for the poor and vulnerable, and the generations to come, and not act as if history ends with us.
A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.
Another church was destroyed last Friday. “These violent actions seek to prevent our growth”, the Council of Pastors of the region of La Araucanía says.
“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.
Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.
Many were trapped in zones of difficult access in East Attica, near Athens. Dozens went into the sea to escape the flames. Christian organisations in the region are offering help.
The blaze started in an old nightclub nearby. Around 40 people were evacuated.“Building or no building, the church will worship God and serve our community”, the pastor says.
We should always put God first if we think that something goes against His word.
When the forest burns, soils are exposed to the rain, and erosion becomes a serious problem.
“Our camp burned down”, says director of Kalamos, an evangelical youth camp north of Athens. Dozens of fires have devastated Greece this summer.
Half of the 62 victims died in their cars while trying to escape the flames. As Portugal recovers from the shock, churches in the region offer support.
Hundreds have become homeless after the blaze, about 800 sleeping spaces were destroyed. “We are here because of love for them”, Chistian volunteers said.
Riots caused a massive fire in the camp of Moria (4,000 refugees), many tents and prefabricated houses were burnt. Members of NGO Remar: “The situation is chaotic. Most refugees will not have a place to sleep in the next days”.
A Chinese-American production will tell the life of Eric Liddell. After his triumphs as an athlete he dedicated his life to a Christian mission in China.