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Fourteen men and no women have been

executed in the United States in 2018.

17 Killed in Missouri
Seventeen individuals, including children were killed when their boat capsized at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. Others remain hospitalized with injuries. A suddenly storm created high waves, capsizing the tour boat, although an investigation is ongoing. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
19 Killed in Sichuan Province, China
At least 19 individuals have been killed, with 12 others injured, due to an explosion at an industrial park in Jiang’an county in Sichuan Province, China. The cause of the explosion at the chemical plant is currently under investigation. Those injured in the explosion are expected to survive. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
3 Killed in Tour Bus Crash in New Mexico
Three individuals have been killed, and at least 24 others injured, during a crash involving a tour bus and three other vehicles near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The accident occurred after the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting another crashed car and lost control. The bus was then sideswiped by a semi-truck. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
149 Killed in Pakistan
At least 149 individuals have been killed, and over 180 injured, after a suicide bomber detonated during a rally in Mastung. Terrorist group, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes shortly before the general election. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for safety and peace during the upcoming election.
Five Dead in Bangladesh
Five teenagers died shortly after playing a football match in Cox’s Bazar district in south-eastern Bangladesh. The boys entered the Matamuhuri River after their game and were swept away by strong currents. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
10 Killed in Nicaragua
At least 10 individuals have been killed by security forces in Masaya, Nicaragua. Currently in Masaya, there is a standoff between government and anti-government forces, with protesters demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega. The government is trying to retake control of the city. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Rescued Boys Heading Home Soon
The 12 young boys, and their coach, are expected to be able to leave the hospital and return to their homes later this week. They are reportedly in good condition, although many remain on antibiotics. They have also recently been informed of the death of Saman Gunan, a diver who lost his life while helping prepare for their rescue. All were saddened to hear of his death. Please pray for Saman’s family. Please pray for the boys as they return home and to their normal lives.
54 Killed in Syria
At least 54 individuals, including 28 civilians, have reportedly been killed in a US-led coalition air strike. Others killed were Islamic State militants. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.

Mark Allen Pinnell, a death row inmate in Oregon, died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at 10:55 am, at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution’s infirmary.  Mark was 67 years of age.  He died after suffering from severe chronic pulmonary disease for years.  Earlier this year, Governor Kate Brown rejected his request to be transferred to a hospice, outside of the prison.

 

Mark was sentenced to death for participating in the robbery and murder of 65-year-old John Wallace Ruffner, in his apartment in Tualatin, Oregon, on September 19, 1985.  Mark’s partner-in-crime, Donald E, Cornell, who was released in 2011, after serving nearly 26 years in prison.  Mark attempted to have his sentence overturned, arguing that Donald’s lesser sentence proved that the death penalty was arbitrarily applied.  His request was ultimately denied.

 

Until his death, Mark was the oldest death row inmate in the state.  He spent the last 17 years of his life on Oregon’s death row.  Please pray for the family of Mark.  Please pray for the family of John Ruffner.

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