Category Archives: Eastern Europe

Picking up the Prayer Baton

December 18, 2014

Christmas will come next week and we are bombarded with hopelessness. Will our world ever be a safe place? We feel collective anguish for the people of Sydney, Pakistan, and Ferguson. Maybe you, too, are facing the loneliness and despair of Christmas without a loved one present. Hope feels impossible. Elusive. Unattainable. And yet I’m reminded of […]

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Pray for the Balkans!

May 21, 2014

Please pray for the Balkan countries of former Yugoslavia:  specifically Serbia, Bosnia, and eastern Croatia. They are experiencing the worst devastation since the 1992-1995 war. This week, torrential rain fell on the area. It was the heaviest rainfall since they started keeping records 120 years ago. The region received over three months’ worth of rain in just […]

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The Story Behind the Story

April 11, 2014

As many dramatic stories unfold around the globe every day, the plight of Ukraine, while still being reported, no longer holds the top billing. You may think that means that the situation is no longer tense and prayers are no longer needed. That is not true! Our brothers and sisters in that vast country need […]

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A lot can happen in a week

February 26, 2014

While the rest of the world watched Putin’s Olympics, people in neighboring Ukraine witnessed a different scenario, a violent one. The protests, already enduring for three months in Kiev’s Independence Square, suddenly escalated to the point of claiming 88 lives. My last post echoed the chorus of pleas sent out via cyberspace, asking believers everywhere […]

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Pray for Ukraine

February 20, 2014

The demonstrations in Kiev began at Thanksgiving time, but it has picked up intensity in the last weeks. Finally, it’s being given major news coverage in the States. Some things you won’t hear on our news shows, and some images will never be shown. My missionary friends in Ukraine sent me this photo of prayer […]

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