Double Suicide Bombing In Iraq
The Islamic State (IS) group has said it was behind a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday that killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100. “It’s because of the elections. They are fighting for positions,” said Hussein Nahi, a porter at the scene who was wheeling goods in a wooden cart when the first bomber detonated his explosives. “This is because of disputes by the politicians, because always when elections are close, we pay the price.” Read more about this tragic taking of innocent lives here.
Immigration Ministries Praise Executive Order
Newly elected President Joe Biden spent his first hours as president signing many executive orders. Two of which were repealing former President Trump’s restrictions on travel from several Muslim countries, and stopping construction of the Southern border wall. Evangelical advocates for immigrants and refugees were encouraged by President Biden’s decision, seeing it as a positive step forward. Read more about these executive orders here.
Evangelist Stephen Lungu Passes Away
Many people around the world are mourning the death of a popular and much loved international evangelist. Steven Lungu, a leading African evangelist and former international team leader and CEO of African Enterprise, passed away in Lilongwe, Malawi today from Covid-19 complications. Lungu, whose powerful testimony of how God transformed him from a bitter freedom fighter to a global evangelist, has touched multitudes of people around the world. Read more about this man of God and his powerful testimony here.
Popular Christian Singer Relying On Jesus
Grammy award winning Christian artist, Zach Williams, has released his newest song entitled, ‘Less Like me”. In the song Williams asks to be more like Jesus with a little more mercy and a little more grace towards others. “What does being more like Jesus mean to me? A couple things that come to mind, especially in this season, would be patience and peace,” Williams is quoted as saying. See the video for this uplifting song here.