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In a shocking new development, the Netherlands is preparing to legalise the practice of euthanasia for children ages 1-12 when are terminally ill. Youth 12 and older may already choose to end their lives if they have a terminal illness, but now the practice is being opened up to call children. This is a very...
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Who: Will and Rebel Hill have been serving as church planting missionaries to Japan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2011. They are members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. They have three children: Atlas, Journey, and Orion. Status: The Hill family recently returned to the field of Japan after being in the States for...
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Who: Philip and Lori Bassham have been serving as church planting missionaries to Thailand with Vision Baptist Missions since 2010. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have three children: Claire, Grace, and Emma. Status: The Bassham family is finishing furlough which has been extended due to the coronavirus epidemic. The...
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Bulgaria is often an unassuming country. With a population of only seven million, many times it can become lost in the shuffle of the outreaches of Europe. Connected to Turkey at its border, the nation rests in Europe and neighbors Asia. Bulgaria has a rich Balkan history, but sadly it is poor by way of...
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On October 25, 2020, Chileans will vote on whether or not to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution. This bid for change comes after the 2019 protests that marred the Chilean landscape and economy. As quarantine restrictions ease slightly in Santiago, demonstrators have begun gathering anew ahead of the referendum. At one of these protests, a video...
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By Katherine Holt, OGTC Student Chaco, a semi-arid region composing sixty percent of Paraguay’s land area, has recently experienced widespread wildfires.  These fires have been busy consuming wildlife and any vegetation that was left in the area. National authorities have asked their neighboring countries to assist in the attempt to quench these deadly flames. Because this...
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The Epoch TImes and the BBC published articles on the week of October 6th, 2020, the day when leaders met from four allied countries, which included the U.S., India,  Australia, and Japan. The “Quad” meeting comes at a time when tensions between China and these nations seem to be on the rise in the indo-pacific...
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TheEpochTime.com reported on October 2, 2020 that there is concern over the possible failure of the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, China, and what that could mean for the nuclear power plants nearby if it collapses. If it breaks, it could cause a major disaster. Chinese media has been downplaying the situation, saying that everything is...
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On October 2, 2020, DISRN.com published an article reporting that an online Christian bookstore owner in China was sentenced to seven years prison time and fined almost thirty thousand dollars for selling religious books that were unapproved by the Chinese government.  According to the article, the police did their best to destroy all of the man’s...
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Written by Chestley Howell, Missionary to Colombia While home in Kansas, I recently went with my dad to the Amish produce auction. There we bid on and bought pallets of fresh pumpkins, newly-picked organic watermelons, and pounds of tomatoes straight from the farm. The taste and the smell of the fresh fruit and vegetables were...
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