The Dominican Republic shares the eastern portion of an island with Haiti in the Caribbean. They have had five hundred years of turmoil, from European colonization starting with Columbus, foreign disease that wiped out one million indigenous people, and the importation of slaves for the development of large sugar cane plantations. Today there is much corruption, violent crime and promiscuity in the society, which makes it difficult for Christian involvement. The Catholic church enjoys a privileged status from the Pope, while other denominations are still ostracized. Missions are building in the Dominican Republic, particularly by the Assemblies of God. Pray […]
Djibouti is a small country between Ethiopia and Somalia, and has possibly the hottest average temperatures on earth. Lack of water, arable land and natural resources makes the country dependent on French aid and the American military base there. Unemployment is 50-80% and is combined with an addictive qat consumption (an amphetamine-like plant that grows in the area). Missions is difficult there due to the terrain and it is almost all Muslim. The American military base is very strategic there and provides most of the employment. Pray that the American and French aid to the country will meet both their […]
Denmark is almost completely surrounded by the North Sea and Baltic Sea. It has complete freedom of religion but the Lutheran Church is recognized as the national church and supported by the state. It is mostly Christian Protestant with very few of Catholic or Islam faith which is unusual for a European country. However, though professing Christians, few believe in a personal God and over half are considered agnostic or atheist. Actual church attendance is around 2%. The Lutheran Church has become ritualistic and dead. Pray that the church will have a revival of hearts and that more missionaries and […]
Czech Republic is a landlocked country between Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. Emerging from the communist regime in 1989, it rapidly democratized and has one of the most developed economies in central Europe with strong industry and manufacturing components. But the long and turbulent history and the fact that it has not been a religious society for hundreds of years, has left a significant falling away and fading of religious influence in the society. There are new churches and ministries springing up, especially with younger people. Unfortunately the Catholic Church in this area has failed to play a relevant role […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.