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Click on the image above for a new prayer video for Vietnam from Prayercast; related story below.

In this issue: Reasons to celebrate

  1. MIDDLE EAST: An Unscheduled Appointment
  2. IRAQ: First-ever Sorani Kurdish Bible Published
  3. VIETNAM: God Is on the Move
  4. BURMA: Baptist Pastor Jailed for Spying Falls Ill
  5. CENTRAL ASIA: Believers Standing Firm

Greetings,

As I wrap up this batch of news I can hear distant fireworks as tomorrow is my nation’s birthday. But actually, because I live 20 miles from Canada and get their radio stations, I know that our northern neighbor just turned 150 years old. That is a big deal! Someone had a great idea to celebrate with 150 murals made across the nation. They are truly beautiful. I hope to visit Toronto this month. Maybe I can see one of these murals up close.

Two short videos challenged me on this eve of US Independence Day: Russell Moore on Whether America Is a Christian Nation (The Gospel Coalition) and Do American Christians Love Muslims? (Jihad of Love).

Some of our long-time readers may remember we shared this great flash mob celebration of Resurrection Sunday in Budapest, Hungary in 2011. As the song says, “Freedom was paid for on Calvary.” Enjoy!

Pat

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