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News about what is going on in the continent of Europe from a mission’s perspective.

This past Thursday, Portugal suspended all flights to and from Britain as the country seeks to contain the rapid spread of the new variant of coronavirus. Portugal has seen a rapid increase of coronavirus cases recently. Portugal is a country of over 10 million people. Please pray for Christians and churches in Portugal as they...
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Research based on online searches by Americans indicates that Iceland will remain a popular destination for American tourists after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. For several years, the largest group of tourists visiting Iceland has been US citizens. Iceland is a beautiful country of 360,000 people in the North Atlantic Ocean. One article claims that...
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On Monday night, ten people were swept away in an avalanche at the alpine resort of Verbier east of Geneva. One of the men who passed away was an unnamed British man. Switzerland is a very popular location for skiing. Switzerland has over 8.5 million people and no North American Baptist missionaries that we are...
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Sweden took a ‘contrarian approach to the pandemic’ by not introducing lockdowns or many restrictions but has begun to change its approach as COVID-19 related cases and deaths rise. Sweden has over 10 million people and few Baptist missionaries. One source reported that it is the most atheistic nation in the world. Please pray for...
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A recent poll found that Azerbaijan is one of the ‘happiest’ places in the world. The study ranked the country 5th after Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Ecuador and Colombia. The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, is consider one of the 50 most instagrammable places in the world. Of course, happiness is a relative term and not the same...
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On January 14, Poland’s Ministry of Justice announced a new law making it illegal for social media platforms to delete content posted by Polish users. Users will have a right to appeal any deletions and platforms can be fined as much as $13.4 million for doing so. Poland is a country of nearly 39 million...
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By Tuesday, January 26, Slovakia hopes to have tested the entire country for coronavirus. If done, the government hopes this will allow students to return to school, ease pressure on the health system, and enable them to reduce restrictions that are harming the economy. Slovakia is a country of 5.5 million people in Central Europe....
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Engineers in Latvia successfully completed the first-ever parcel delivery via drone in December 2020. The flight was done entirely over a mobile network and has been heralded as a ‘great example of how technologies serve people.’ Latvia is a country of nearly 2 million people and very few Baptist missionaries. Please pray for labourers to...
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According to a government source, London restaurants and pubs may not be able to reopen until May 2021. The United Kingdom is currently under its third national lockdown amid rising COVID-19 infections, deaths, and a new strain that is considered much more contagious. The Unite Kingdom has nearly 67 million people and has seen numbers...
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Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials have declined to meet with Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State. This is an extraordinary snub and comes possibly as an reaction to the storming of the U.S. Capital building. Luxembourg is a country of 613,000 people and has few Baptist missionaries. Please pray for labourers...
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