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Posted May 17, 2013
Minute for Mission
In March, political unrest escalated as rebels seized the capital city of Bangui. in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). The unrest and uncertainty continues. There have been recent incidents affecting the property and the people of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (EEL-RCA). Our brothers and sisters in Christ who reside in C.A.R. and their neighbors and friends of other faiths, need more than a minute from you. They need your constant prayers on their behalf.
Following the coup d’état, the country and its people have been in deep crisis. Ex-patriots have evacuated, citizens are fleeing to neighboring countries (see photo) or into the bush to hide. Banks are closed, ministries of the EEL-RCA have been disrupted and people are suffering. Also, please pray for the missionaries who have evacuated to Cameroon. We are in contact with the President of the church and other leaders as the communications networks allow.
We are currently seeking $10,000 in contributions for urgent needs for the church in C.A.R. As of Friday, May 17th, we have raised $5,700!
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We will do our best to keep the links below as current as possible with international news of the situation in C.A.R. Thank you for your prayers!
International Red Cross (http://www NULL.icrc NULL.org/eng/where-we-work/africa/central-african-republic/index NULL.jsp)
United Nations: UN official, visiting Central African Republic, calls for end to abuses, disorder (http://www NULL.un NULL.org/apps/news/story NULL.asp?NewsID=44719&Cr=central+african+republic&Cr1=# NULL.UXa0x3d3Yug)
Brookings Institution Blog: What Future for the Central African Republic? (http://www NULL.brookings NULL.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2013/04/06-central-african-republic-agbor)
From Susan in the Central African Republic (http://susan-car NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2013/05/unity-day-in-cameroon NULL.html)
From Joe Troester, African Water Log (http://africanwaterlog NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2013/05/the-central-african-republic-what-about NULL.html)
Doctors without Borders (http://www NULL.doctorswithoutborders NULL.org/news/article NULL.cfm?id=6780&cat=voice-from-the-field)
Reliefweb (http://reliefweb NULL.int/report/central-african-republic/central-african-republic-situation-report-no-9) ABC News (http://abcnews NULL.go NULL.com/International/wireStory/central-african-republic-rebels-demand-payment-19159221# NULL.UZZC-HfouGQ) UNICEF (http://www NULL.unicef NULL.org/infobycountry/media_69081 NULL.html) AllAfrica (http://allafrica NULL.com/stories/201305171386 NULL.html) Aljazeera (http://www NULL.aljazeera NULL.com/news/africa/2013/05/201351652915161648 NULL.html)
CNN (http://www NULL.cnn NULL.com/2013/03/25/world/africa/central-african-republic-unrest-explainer) Reuters (http://www NULL.reuters NULL.com/article/2013/04/02/us-safrica-centralafrica-zuma-idUSBRE9310IM20130402) L.A. Times (http://www NULL.latimes NULL.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-african-union-central-african-republic-20130325,0,6546177 NULL.story) Irin News (http://www NULL.irinnews NULL.org/Report/97780/Urgent-humanitarian-needs-in-post-coup-Central-African-Republic) New York Times (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2013/04/14/world/africa/michel-djotodia-leader-of-coup-in-central-african-republic-holds-on-to-power NULL.html?ref=africa)
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