Olympic organizers used the London games to promote the next winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Billboards advertising the winter games could be found in airports, on the streets, and even on London’s iconic double-decker buses.
A couple working with the DIASPORA CLUSTER in ITALY share, “Nine of the top 22 Unreached, Unengaged People Groups (UUPGs) in the European Affinity are related to Italy or Italians. For this reason, we just relocated to Milan, Italy. Please pray for the movement of the Spirit among these UUPG’s and for US churches that might possibly embrace them and begin churches among them. Also lift us up as we build relationships in our neighborhood, as well as across Italian borders in Switzerland, France and Germany. Pray that our language skills will be sharpened quickly and that we will sense and obey God’s leadership in our new setting.”
Known as “The Breadbasket of the Soviet Union”, the farming villages north of Kiev were once some of the more affluent areas of Ukraine. April 26, 1986, changed all of that. The explosion and fire at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant caused the largest uncontrolled radioactive release into the environment ever recorded for any civilian [...]