Did You Know?

Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

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.
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.
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.

Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018  7:23 pm EST


Florida has executed Eric Branch.  Click here to read more.


Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018  6:23 pm EST


The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request to halt the execution of Eric Scott Branch.  


Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018  11:23 am EST


Eric Scott Branch is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm EST, on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida.  Forty-seven-year-old Eric is convicted of the sexual battery and murder of Susan Morris on January 11, 1993, in Pensacola, Florida.  He has spent the last 24 years on Florida’s death row.


Eric allegedly had a difficult and unstable childhood growing up.  At the time of the murder, Eric was wanted for sexually assaulting a girl in Panama City on New Year’s Eve.  He was also in violation of his parole in Indiana, where he had been convicted of sexually battery and beating a 14-year-old girl.


Eric Branch knew he was wanted by the police for a parole violation and that his vehicle could be traced back to him.  In an attempt to avoid arrest by the police, he decided to steal a vehicle from the University of West Florida in Pensacola.  He targeted Susan Morris as she walked to her vehicle after an evening class on January 11, 1993.  He took off with her in her car.


Her nude body was later discovered in nearby woods.  She had been severely beaten and stomped.  She had also been sexually assaulted and strangled to death.  She had numerous bruises and lacerations throughout her body.


Branch was arrested a few days later in Indiana, where Susan’s car was also discovered.  Branch had also been seen on the campus of the University of West Florida on the night Susan disappeared.  Susan’s blood was found in the recovered vehicle and on clothing belonging to Branch.  He was convicted and sentenced to death on May 3, 1994.


Ahead of his execution, Eric Branch requested that his execution be halted.  He appealed to Circuit Judge Edward P. Nickinson, arguing on two points that he should not be executed.  First, Eric claims that his young age at the time of the murder, 21, should have prevented him from ever being sentenced to death, as he was emotionally immature and his brain was not fully developed.  Second, he is arguing that the 24 years he has already spent on death row is cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of his 8th Amendment rights.  Judge Nickinson rejected both requests.  Eric has appealed to the Florida Supreme Court, which has rejected his appeal.


Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Susan Morris.  Please pray for strength for the family of Eric.  Please pray that tif Eric is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason that evidence will be provided prior to the execution.  Please pray that Eric may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.


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