In a paper written for the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization, convened between September 29 and October 5, 2004 in Pattaya, Thailand by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Issue Group on Reaching Jewish People with the Gospel provided an excellent 55-page summary of:
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country.
An introductory prayer guide for the United States can be found at the Operation World website. For a much more extensive guide to praying for the United States, consider purchasing the Operation World book (see our affiliate disclosure).
Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for the United States.
Beauty Ndoro and her husband of Zimbabwe were recruited by Servant Partners to serve in Mexico (they have served in both Mexico and Nicaragua).
Nairobi Chapel, a non-denominational church in Kenya, has sent church planters to Chicago, London, Sydney, and Christchurch. San Francisco is their next target city.
As we approach what probably is the most unique election some of us have ever faced, I have some thoughts on the current political climate that are a little bit broader than whether we should vote for one candidate or another.
I’m somewhat hesitant to share them because I’m generally not consumed with politics and probably don’t keep up as much as I should. But after a fair amount of inner debate, I’ve decided to offer these thoughts not only because I think they might be helpful to some but also to hear the opinions of others who might have a different perspective than I do.
Part of what concerns me about the current climate is the close identification that often is assumed between evangelical Christianity and the GOP – it is almost as if they are the same thing for many of us.
On January 4, 2016, actress Susan Sarandon shared on the program “The View” about her experience with Syrian refugees in Greece. She described their plight, and ended her talk with this question: “Down the line, we’re going to look at this crisis and we’re going to say ‘where were we?'” You can find it here.
As I write these lines, the debate about whether to support or oppose President Obama’s plan to receive ten thousand refugees in the USA is raging, while in the predominantly Muslim country of Mali (my field of work for the past 23 years) jihadists have killed an unspecified number of people and taken over 100 people hostage in a Bamako hotel today. This latest development is only heightening the tensions about the Syrian refugee issue.
November 13, 2015 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Terrorist attacks are still ongoing in Paris, France, as I write this… One CNN reporter says, “We cannot discern any iconic target in these attacks…” I am baffled at how the West is still slow in grasping the signs and symbolisms that characterize such attacks, or what jihadists are all about or what it is they’re targeting.