Did You Know?

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.

July 17, 2018


Christopher Anthony Young was executed by the state of Texas on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  He was pronounced dead at 6:38 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Christopher was 34 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of 55-year-old Hasmukhbhai Patel on November 21, 2004, in San Antonio, Texas.  Christopher spent the last 12 years of his life on Texas’ death row.  


Christopher has said that growing up, he was a good chess player and learned how to play the violin, cello, and bass, but stopped when he going the Bloods gang.  Christopher joined the gang after his father was shot and killed in a robbery when he was eight.  Christopher then dropped out of school after the 9th grade.  He worked as a laborer prior to his arrest.  Christopher had previously been convicted of possessing marijuana, evading arrest, and three assault with bodily injury.  He also attacked his mother when he was a juvenile.


On November 21, 2004, a security camera recorded a man, later identified as Christopher Young, entering a convenience store at 9:37 am.  He appeared to be concealing something in his left pocket.  After looking around the front of the store, Young approached Hasmukhbhai Patel, the owner of the store who was working near the rear.  Young asked about the cost of cleaning clothes at the store before lowering his voice and demanding that Patel “give up the money.”


Patel and Young moved towards the front of the store, and Young could be seen holding a silver handgun.  Young fired two shots at Patel, who was behind the cash register, where he had pressed the panic button.  Patel attempted to flee, but Young chased him, cornering him behind the cash register, which blocked them from the view of the camera.  Young emerged after a few seconds, concealing his handgun under his shirt.


Two witnesses, and regular customers, were in the parking lot and heard the gunfire.  They also witnessed Young leaving the scene.  One of the witnesses attempted to give chase, and was able to tell police what Young was wearing, the color of his car, and at least one letter of the license plate.


Young was arrested by police around 11am, later that same day, after police found the vehicle, which had been stolen earlier in the day from a woman he sexually assaulted and attempted to kidnap.  Young was wearing the clothing identified by the witnesses, and he tested positive for gunpowder residue, along with the steering wheel of the car.  Additionally, Patel’s blood was found on Young’s sock.


Please pray for peace for the family of Hasmukhbhai Patel.  Please pray for strength for the family of Christopher Young.


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