Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa.  25-50% of the population fled the country following the economic and social meltdown, and scourge of disease.  Independent from Britain since 1965, it was followed by intense guerrilla warfare and government fraud and corruption.  The church has grown amidst these trials as a refuge and to help meet the many desperate physical and social needs of the people.  Pray for the strength of these churches, for desperately needed resources, and the healing of their country. ~~~ *** ~~~ This is the last country (alphabetically) in a year of prayer around the world.  This is the final image too.  If nothing else, I hope you remember this picture.  It is a real part […]
Zambia is a landlocked central southern African country. Debt, corruption and AIDS have driven the economy spiraling downward, so that 86% live below the poverty threshold. Independent from Britain in 1964, then under socialism until 1991 when Chiluba, an active Christian, was elected and declared Zambia a Christian country but with full religious freedom for all faiths. It was written into their constitution in 1996. There is still much to be done to help the country economically and socially. Health services are overwhelmed with AIDS, leadership training is urgently needed, and Islam has been aggressively targeting Zambia. Pray that the country and people will turn to God as their source of strength and help.
Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa”.  It is a fertile and well watered land with a temperament climate.  Agriculture accounts for 80% of the work force.  The population has been reduced over the years by the many wars, tribal killings, AIDS and diseases.  Previous regimes also imposed restrictions and intense persecution of Christians. But they now have freedom of religion.  Since 1986, there has been widespread revival and prayer movements in the churches there.  This makes Uganda one of the most truly Christian nations in the world, with church attendance high, and public prayer common even in government buildings.  There are mega churches and house and storefront churches.  Crime rates have fallen and it is estimated that half […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope 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. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.