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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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Since Friday, January 15th, some 7,000-8000 Hondurans have tried to make their way through Guatemala in an attempt to immigrate to the United States. Guatemalan forces pushed back the caravans with tear gas and batons. The journey can be quite dangerous. Hondurans band together in large groups when immigrating to the United States to have...
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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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Who: Eric and Rebekah Elrod have been serving as church planting missionaries to India with Vision Baptist Missions since 2015. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have two children: Olivia and Emilia. Status: The Elrod family returned to the USA earlier this year for a short furlough. In the midst...
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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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Now that Chile has decided to rewrite its constitution, it will fall to the citizens to select those who will put pen to paper and draft something worthy of the Chilean vote. As the deadline to be chosen drew to a close, there was no shortage of people willing to put their name into consideration....
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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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