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March 31, 2011

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Irene Cox-What a great example of ministry to youth. http://ping.fm/KdfgL

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Central African Republic

République Centrafricaine

Africa

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Geography

Area: 622,436 sq km

A landlocked state in Africa’s geographical centre. Variation from tropical forest in the southwest to semi-desert in
the northeast.

Population: 4,505,945    Annual Growth: 1.90%

Capital: Bangui

Urbanites: 38.9%

HDI Rank: 179 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 88 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French and Sango (trade language used by most of the population    Languages: 82 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion                 Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 3,441,190 76.37 1.9
Evangelicals 1,453,346 32.2 2.3

Answer to Prayer

Solid foundations are laid for developing a national-level strategy for mission and evangelism that spans denominational and organizational lines. The potential for massive church growth and consolidation exists; there is a growing interest among the churches for evangelism to unreached people groups.

Challenge for Prayer

The physical human needs of CAR are immense. The seemingly endless series of coups and counter-coups devastated the economy and infrastructure. Pray for the following needs:

a) Peace and stability, particularly in the north and east. Constant uprisings and banditry grind down the already poor and blight the government’s efforts to restore the infrastructure. Anarchy continues to reign in the north of the country, and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes in the past few years. Pray that banditry and chaos might not prevail and that a strong and just central government can establish peace throughout the country.

b) The economy. The nation, although blessed with vast mineral resources, is weak economically. Pray that the government might bring to bear a wise hand in increasing wealth that enriches the entire nation and not just a privileged few.

c) Unemployment. Pray for the emergence of employment opportunities for the many without work. Pray for the emergence of Christian businessmen who will be agents of transformation in the economic and spiritual spheres.

d) Health. CAR is another nation increasingly devastated by AIDS; HIV rates peaked at 15% of the adult population infected, although now reduced to 6%. Life expectancy is dropping year by year. Pray for programmes and ministries to combat not only HIV/AIDS but also diseases that come about from malnourishment, lack of clean water, faulty hygiene and poverty.

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March 30, 2011

First Green Cars, Now Green Buildings – FoxBusiness.com

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IBM is making inroads with its monitoring and energy management software, which will be integrated with those of Honeywell’s Tridium unit, a division that focuses on energy controlling devices inside commercial buildings.

Pray Today – March 30 | Operation World

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Cape Verde Islands

Republic of Cape Verde

Africa

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Geography

Area: 4,033 sq km

Fifteen dry, barren islands 600 km off the west coast of Africa.

Population: 512,582    Annual Growth: 1.43%

Capital: Praia

Urbanites: 61.1%

HDI Rank: 121 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Official language: Portuguese    Languages: 2 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion                 Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 484,698 94.56 1.3
Evangelicals 33,840 6.6 4.5

Challenge for Prayer

Economic and ecological problems must be wisely addressed. Scant resources were poorly managed in the past, intensifying Cape Verde’s poverty. Pray for government leaders who will make good decisions and develop the economy for the betterment of the whole nation.

Most Caboverdians are Catholic in name, but in practice are more influenced by superstitions and African fetishism. Christian literature is lacking in Creole, and most people have only a rudimentary grasp of Portuguese.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Cape Verde Islands.

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March 29, 2011

VCU sets Final Four sendoff for tomorrow | Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Saturday’s Richmond Symphony concert with superstar percussionist Evelyn Glennie at Richmond CenterStage has been moved from 8 p.m. to 8:30  to accomodate the game. What’s more, concert ticketholders are invited to come early and watch the game on the Carpenter Theatre’s big screen.

The Freight Train That Is Android « abovethecrowd.com

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In essence, they are not just building a moat; Google is also scorching the earth for 250 miles around the outside of the castle to ensure no one can approach it.

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March 28, 2011

Pray Today – March 28 | Operation World

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Canada

Dominion of Canada

North America

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Geography

Area: 9,970,610 sq km

The world’s second-largest country. Wide diversity of mountains, prairie grasslands and forests, but much is
sparsely populated wilderness and arctic tundra.

Population: 33,889,747    Annual Growth: 0.96%

Capital: Ottawa

Urbanites: 80.6%

HDI Rank: 4 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 156 (10% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English; French    Languages: 169 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion                 Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 24,424,341 72.07 0.4
Evangelicals 2,601,683 7.7 0.8

Answer to Prayer

The strong legacy of parliamentary democracy has been influenced and shaped by Christian faith across all major parties. The proportion of elected members of parliament who are committed Christians is much higher than the average population.

Challenge for Prayer

The influence of Christianity has seen a long, sustained decline in Canadian society, not just in numbers but also in public presence. This is ostensibly for two main reasons:

a) Increased and deliberate pluralization and secularization. The non-religious population has made the greatest gains in recent years, but other religions are also growing rapidly through immigration and high birthrates. As with several other Western nations, biblical Christianity faces significant antipathy from the media and popular culture.

b) A failure of relevance, morals, and theological and spiritual dynamism in the Church. Protestants and Anglicans together numbered 45% in 1950, but are now only 11%. In each denomination, the degree of theological liberalization – especially in the mainline United Church and in Anglicanism – has generally coincided with the rate of decline. On the positive side, this fading of Christendom has trimmed the “deadwood” from churches, but it still reflects a sad decline in the influence of the gospel in Canada. Pray for a much-needed revival, starting in the Church and radiating outward.

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