At least five individuals were killed, and 14 injured, after a gunman opened fire at seven locations in Northern California. One of the shooting locations was near an elementary school. The shooter was killed by police. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
400 Killed in Earthquake in Iraq and Iran
At least 400 individuals have been killed, with over 7,000 also injured, due to a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in the northern border region of Iraq and Iran. Rescue workers are currently searching the rubble for survivors. The earthquake struck during the evening as families were getting ready to retire for the night. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all affected.
33 Killed in DR Congo
Thirty-three individuals have been killed after a train crashed in Buyofwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, in the southern part of the country. The train crashed into a ravine and caught fire. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
16 Killed After Boat Capsizes
At least 16 individuals have been killed after their boat capsized on the Krishna River near Vijayawada, India. Some of those on the boat remain missing. The boat is believed to have capsized due to over crowding. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of those missing.
Mass Graves Found near Hawija, Iraq
The mass graves of at least 400 suspected victims of the Islamic State have been found near Hawija, in northern Iraq. There were a combination of prisoners and civilians in the graves. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
British Missionary Killed in Nigeria
Last month, four British missionaries to the remote village of Enokhora, Nigeria, were kidnapped by a criminal gang. Three have since been released. The fourth, 57-year-old optician Ian Squire, died after being unable to access medication for an asthma condition. Please pray for his family. Please pray for the village, which will likely lose their only local health clinic.
2018 Winter Olympics
Please pray for all those preparing to travel for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Please pray for their safety and the safety of all who will attend.
Two Stabbed at Mall of America
Two men were reportedly stabbed during a thwarted theft at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Both men are expected to survive their injuries and the suspect has been arrested. Please pray for healing for the injured. As we approach this holiday season, please pray that such attacks will not become commonplace.
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