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Eleven men and no women have been

executed in the United States in 2018.

3 Killed in Earthquake in Japan
At least three individuals have been killed in an earthquake in Osaka, Japan. Over 200 others have also been injured. The earthquake has caused damages to airports and train lines. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
31 Killed in Damboa, Nigeria
At least 31 individuals have been killed by two suicide bombers in Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria. Boko Haram militants are believed to be behind the attacks. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of all residents.
2 Deputies Killed in Kansas
Sheriff Deputies Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King, were shot and killed while transporting inmates from jail to a court hearing. One suspect was also shot and is in the hospital recovering. Please pray for the families of Patrick and Theresa.
22 Injured in Shooting in Trenton, New Jersey
At least 22 individuals have been injured in a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey. Police say there were three shooters, one of which was killed, while another is in a hospital in critical condition. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
Ceasefire Ends in Afghanistan
A temporary, three-day ceasefire occurred between security forces and Taliban militants during the End festival. Some had hoped that the ceasefire would be extended, however, the Taliban has announced that they will resume fighting. The Afghani government will continue the ceasefire for another 10 days, however forces may defend themselves if attacked. Please pray for peace.
Indian Water Crisis
A water crisis is developing in India due to increasing demand. Many homes in India do not have running water or access to clean water and it is not uncommon to run out of water in the summer due to lack of rain. Please pray for rain for the nation. Please pray for wisdom for a solution.
Fighting Continues in Yemen
In Hudaydah, Yemen, government forces and a Saudi-led coalition have been fighting over an airport. Both forces have also been fight Houthi rebels in addition to each other. Reports indicate that at least 139 fighters have been killed. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Illegal Immigration Problem in United States
The handling of illegal immigrants who enter the United States has become a dominating story, with many different ideas on how the problem should be solved. Please pray for wisdom and unity for our government officials as they work together to solve this complicated and expansive issue.

October 28, 2014

 

Miguel Angel Paredes was executed shortly before 7 pm CDT, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.   Thirty-two-year-old Miguel is convicted of murdering 23-year-old Nelly Bravo, 23-year-old Shawn Michael Caine, and 37-year-old Adrian Torres on September 17, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas.  Miguel has spent the last 13 years on Texas’ death row.

 

Miguel was one of 20 children, although seven of his siblings died before he was born.  Miguel was born in Chicago, Illinois to Mexican immigrant parents.  Miguel’s parents eventually moved the family to San Antonio, Texas, where Miguel eventually fell in with the violent Hermanos de Pistoleros Latinos gang.  Miguel claimed he joined the gang thinking he had found loyalty and love.  By the age of 15, Miguel had a pregnant girlfriend and a criminal record.

 

Early in September of 2000, Adrian Torres, a member of the Mexican Mafia, had given John Anthony Saenz over $800 worth of cocaine.  Shortly thereafter, he began calling Saenz’s house seeking repayment.  On September 17, 2000, Saenz told his wife to leave because Adrian was coming over and he was “going to take care of business.”  Saenz called and asked Greg Alvarado and Miguel Paredes to come over with weapons for back up.

 

Adrian brought Nelly Bravo and Shawn Caine along with him.  The three were ambushed by Saenz, Alvarado and Paredes.  After Adrian, Nelly, and Shawn were killed, they were wrapped in carpet and placed in the back of a pick-up truck.  After driving for a while, they pulled over on a dirt road and burned the carpets and the bodies.

 

Saenz and Alvarado each received a life sentence.  Paredes was sentenced to death.

  

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Adrian, Nelly, and Shawn.  Please pray for strength for the family of Miguel Paredes.  Miguel claimed that he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

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