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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

78 Killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh
At least 78 individuals have been killed, and dozens injured, after a fire in the historic Dhaka district, the capital of Bangladesh. In the area of the fire, buildings are closely packed together, with narrow streets, and many buildings are run-down. The fire is believed to have been caused when fuel cylinder in a car exploded. The fire spread rapidly. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all that are affected.
9 Killed in Chittagong, Bangladesh
At least nine individuals have been killed, and over 50 others injured, after a fire in a slum in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The cause of the fires is suspected to be a short circuit. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
5 Killed in Aurora, Illinois
Five individuals were shot and killed at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured and the gunman was eventually killed by the police. On the day of the shooting, the shooter was being fired from his position at the plant, where he had worked for the last 15 years. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
4 Killed in Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers have been killed in India-administered Kashmir, following a clash with militants. Recently, in the same region, over 40 others were killed in a suicide attack. Pakistani and Indian forces have been battling over the area. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Flooded Gold Mine in Zimbabwe
Nine miners have been rescued alive from a flooded, illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, while the bodies of 24 others have been recovered. Flooding occurring after a dam burst. While nine have been rescued, dozens of others remain missing and are feared dead. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the missing miners and for their families.
Force Withdraw Agreement in Yemen
Government and rebel forces have reached an agreement to withdraw forces around the port of Hudaydah. The withdraw is part of a ceasefire agreement reached last year. The conflict began in 2015, and has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Please pray for peace in the region. Please pray for the families of the deceased and for healing for the injured.
7 Killed in Haiti
At least seven individuals have been killed as a result of protests against the government in Haiti. Protesters are protesting the soaring inflation and accuse the government of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The protesters have also asked for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The President has rejected the idea. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for peace.
17 Killed in New Delhi, India
At least 17 individuals have been killed after a fire in a hotel in New Delhi, India. Thirty-five others were rescued from the fire and 19 were taken to the hospital for injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Heat Wave in Australia
A record heat wave, following a record drought, in Australia have farmers, and others, worried. The drought and heat have caused animals to die and worries that crops will not be able to be planted. Across the globe, the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures. Please pray for all those affected by extreme temperatures. Please pray for their safety and health.

John Errol Ferguson was executed by the state of Florida on August 5, 2013.  John was pronounced dead at 6:17 pm EDT, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida.  John was 55 years of age.  John was executed for the murder of 35-year-old Charles Cesar Stinson, 37-years-old Gilbert Williams, 26-year-old John Holmes, 35-year-old Henry Clayton, 24-year-old Michael Miller, and 33-year-old Livingston Stocker on July 27, 1977, during a home robbery.  Forty-five-year-old Johnnie Hall and 24-year-old Margaret Wooden were also shot during the home invasion.  They survived their injuries.

 

John also shot, killed, and was sentenced to death for the murder of 17-year-old Belinda Worley and 17-year-old Brian Glenfeldt, who were parked on a “lover’s lane” on January 8, 1978, in Hialeah, Florida.  John was also convicted of the attempted murder of another couple on a lover’s lane a few months earlier.  John was also suspected in a fourth murder.

 

John had a difficult childhood, as his family was poor and his father was an alcoholic who died when John was 13.  John had previously spent time in a psychiatric hospital after begin shot in the head by a police officer, whom John was trying to kill.  John’s mental status was highly debated.  In his final words he proclaimed “I just want everyone to know, I am the Prince of God and I will rise again.”

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Charles Stinson, Gilbert Williams, John Homes, Henry Clayton, Michael Miller, Livingston Stocker, Belinda Worely, and Brian Glenfeldt.  Please also pray for peace and healing for Johnnie Hall and Margaret Wooden, their families, and any one else who may have been hurt by John.  Please pray for the family of John.

 

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