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Indonesia battered by double disasters

Indonesia (MNN) — Last Friday, in the Indonesian archipelago, the central island of Sulawesi was hit by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, followed by a nearly 20-foot high tsunami. Mudslides also occurred as a result. FMI’s Bruce Allen says infrastructure has been destroyed by the double disasters. Power lines are down, making communication …

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Sudanese government ordered to return church property

Sudan (MNN) — The Sudanese government returned 19 confiscated properties to the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) last Monday, September 24. A Sudanese court in August ruled that the property confiscations were unlawful. The court also ordered the Sudanese government to drop its case against five SCOC church leaders, according …

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Yemen crisis is “world’s worst by far”

Yemen (MNN) — 12 million people face starvation as Yemen teeters on the brink of famine. The executive director of the UN’s food program told the General Assembly on Thursday, “Yemen is undeniably the world’s worst humanitarian crisis by far.” Civil war is turning Yemen into rubble, and forces controlling …

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Erdogan plays politics, Brunson court date looms

Turkey (MNN) — American pastor Andrew Brunson is back in the headlines. In a recent interview with Reuters, Turkish President Recep Erdogan claims limited power over Brunson’s case: “This is a judiciary matter. Brunson has been detained on terrorism charges … On Oct. 12 there will be another hearing and …

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U.S. refugee cap drops

USA (MNN) – The United States Administration announced last week that the refugee cap for the fiscal year of 2019 will be reduced to 30,000 admissions. This is following the previous record-low refugee ceiling in the U.S. of 45,000 admissions in the fiscal year of 2018. “To say that we’re …

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How you can prepare for Urbana18

United States (MNN) — Urbana is the triennial student missions conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. This year’s Urbana, Urbana 18, will take place three months from now from December 27-31. But its legacy started over 70 years ago when the conference first served 575 students in 1946 in Toronto, …

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