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

You may have noticed recently via the news media that there is civil unrest and violence in Northern Ireland. The answer as to why is this happening reminds us of what the apostle John wrote about the life and times of Jesus in John 21:25: “And there are also many other things which Jesus did,...
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Stormy weather and tempestuous seas caused the crew from Dutch cargo ship, Eemslift Hendrinka, to need rescuing earlier in April. Some crew members had to jump ship, while others were picked up off the deck. Once the crew was saved from the listing ship, attention quickly turned to the problem of towing it ashore before...
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In March of 2021, Greece celebrated the bicentennial of the beginning of the war that won their independence. This war against the Ottoman Empire began in 1821, and lasted until 1830. Britain, Russia, and France all aided the Greeks in their fight for freedom 200 years ago. To celebrate, many foreign dignitaries were present in...
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In many western countries, a trend is unfolding that is pushing paper money by the wayside: digital currency. Sweden is a leader in this new economy, with only 3% of all transactions taking place in cash. An evolving mindset concerning currency, as well as new payment technologies, have paved the way for many countries to...
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Russian authorities are strongly considering banning Twitter due to it’s refusal to remove banned content. Russian authorities allege that the site contains illegal posts that have not been removed by the social media giant. The illegal content includes not only 2,500 posts encouraging child suicide, but also child pornography and drug information. In the past...
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In late 2020, a pastor in Bremen, Germany, was fined for “inciting hatred” against homosexuals in a highly publicized trial. The pastor, Olaf Latzel, addressed the biblical definition of marriage in a private Bible study group for couples in his church. The court system’s decision to fine Mr. Latzel for his remarks at a private...
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Last week, eight people were injured in a stabbing attack in Vetlanda, Sweden that could be terror-related. A twenty year old man reportedly used a knife to attack people in the town which is 210 miles south of Stockholm. Sweden is a country of over 10 million people with very few missionaries. Please pray for...
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On Saturday, nearly 2000 people participated in a march in the city of Wohlen, Switzerland near Zurich. They were protesting ant-coronavirus measures put in place by the Swiss government. Though the measures in Switzerland have been quite moderate compared to other countries, some citizens are clearly not happy with the restrictions. Switzerland is a country...
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After World War 2, the Soviets took over Serbia and combined several countries into what was called Yugoslavia. In the 90s, parts of Yugoslavia broke away and the country was reformed as Serbia and Montenegro. Finally, in 2006, Serbia became its own independent country again. Serbia is completely landlocked and surrounded by the countries of...
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A recent study revealed that Estonians marry less now than they used to 20-30 years ago. In 2018, there were only 6 marriages per 1000 adults which is about half what it used to be in 1988. The average age a woman had her first child in 2017 was 27 years old while the average...
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