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Advent Week 2: Advent of Peace

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Happy Birthday President Van Buren!!
Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States of America, served from March 4, 1833, until March 4, 1837. Martin was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York, to parents of Dutch descent.

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International Death Penalty News 2021, Issue 49: Iran, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United States of America

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3 Killed in Michigan School Shooting
Three students died after a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan. Eight others were injured in the attack, seven students and one teacher. Two students remain in critical condition. Police have arrested a suspect and an investigation is ongoing. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for healing for the injured. Pray for the community.

Stouffer

Bigler Jobe Stouffer, II, is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, December 9, 2021, for the murder of Linda Reaves on January 24, 1985. Read more here.

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Civilian Patrols in Ethiopia
In response to increased violence from Tigrayan rebels, civilian volunteers patrol streets after dark. The violence in Ethiopia has led to a humanitarian crisis, with nearly 10 million people needing aid, including food and medicine. Pray for safety. Pray for peace and a peaceful resolution.

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Protest at the Solomon Islands
Australia has sent troops to the Solomon Islands to quell riots that have broken out in the capital city of Honiara. Protests turned violent as they attempted to set fire to government buildings, police stations, and businesses. Protesters also stormed parliament in an attempt to oust the Prime Minister. Pray for peace and safety.

Lawrence Landrum

Lawrence Landrum was scheduled to be executed on Thursday, December 9, 2021. His execution is rescheduled to October 15, 2024. Lawrence is convicted of murdering 84-year-old Harold White, on September 19, 1985, near Chillicothe, Ohio. Read more here.

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3 Killed by Storm Arwen
Storm Arwen has killed at least three people and caused the worst damage to the power grid in northeast Scotland in years. Thousands have been without power for days and trains have been unable to run to some locations. Relief centers have been set up to help people dealing with freezing temperatures. Pray for the safety of all affected. Pray for speedy repairs.

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Read the next part of Building Up Love - Love Never Fails

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6 Killed in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Six people have now died after a man drove his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Seven children remain hospitalized for injuries sustained during the attack. Police have arrested the driver of the vehicle. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for healing for the injured.

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2 Missionaries Released in Haiti
Two of the kidnapped missionaries in Haiti have been released. Fifteen continue to be held hostage. No information has been provided regarding the missionaries released. The missionaries were kidnapped by the 400 Mazowo gang, who demanded $1 million for each missionary. Give thanks for those who have been released. Pray for those who remain captive. Pray for a peaceful and safe resolution.

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