“Among the dead are children who recited Bible verses on Christmas Day”
Boma, the central city of the Alliance National Church in Congo-Kinshasa, was hit by the worst flooding ever. News agencies report at least 50 people were killed.
Read the first-hand personal report by church president Mabiala Kenzo (click here).
If you want to help the Church to reach out to the victims, you can use the AWF bank account
(See information here, just indicate “Boma”).
During the 2016 AWF Convocation in Bangkok Dr. Jura Yanagihara was elected as new President. Dr. Yanagihara has experience in many areas, one of which was President of the national Alliance Church in Brazil.
The international Alliance family is deeply grateful that God provided a highly qualified servant-leader. Jura Yanagihara will take over from Arie Verduijn, who will step down in January 2017 after three consecutive four-year terms.
The picture shows Jura being prayed for by Arie. For more information on Dr. Yanagihara see the short resume below.
Since ISIS took Mosul his Church was scattered. Last Friday Abu Karam was promoted to glory. Read about the impact of this humble servant of God. Click here
The Alliance Church in Baghdad organizes a public prayer meeting for the country on Friday June 3. Pastor Joseph Francis invites you to join them in prayer. The service starts at 17:30 (5:30 pm) local time and will be broadcasted live on the internet.
Click here for a live broadcast.
17 Girls died when a fire broke out in a dorm in Wiang Pa Pao. Pastor Nipon Luang-gern, president of the Alliance Churches in Thailand reports six of these children were from one Alliance church in Khun Mae Pao.
The fire broke out about 11pm on the first floor. Many of the children who were asleep on the second floor could not escape as the flames devoured the two-story building. Initial investigations indicate that a malfunctioning light bulb ignited the fire
Please pray for the Church and especially for the families of these children. Pastor Nipon is planning to hold a memorial service on Monday, May 30, 2016.
On behalf of the international Alliance family the AWF send a token of love for the bereaved families.