On Tuesday night, about 3,000 people from over 50 countries attended a prayer and worship night as part of Mission-Net's biannual congress.
"The countdown to New Year is a concert of prayer for the nations, both within Europe but beyond to the world," Jason Mandryk, author of the seventh edition of Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation, told The Christian Post in an interview Tuesday.
Mandryk described Mission-net as "basically a European Urbana," only smaller and more diverse, representing over 40 European nationalities along with others from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East (European immigrants). On Tuesday, the Facebook account of Operation World, which teams with Mission-net, announced that about 3,000 people from over 50 countries would attend the New Year's concert. more >>
A 19-year-old girl decided to have an abortion upon learning that she was pregnant for a second time, already having a 4-month-old child. However, the abortion pills she took failed, and now the young mother has decided to see the pregnancy through and welcome her baby girl.
Shannon Skinner learned she was pregnant by partner Anthony Hunt, 24, and the two decided to have an abortion because it was not the right time for her to have a second child.
"Anthony and I felt like we'd made the right decision because we were having problems and we didn't think it was right to bring a baby into that," Skinner told SWNS.com. "I'd always been one of those people that was against abortions and hated them, but I was suffering with post-natal depression. Lacie was just four months old at the time, so I had to do what I thought was best." more >>
Three deadly bombings have rocked two of Russia's southern cities in the past four days, killing at least 34 people just six weeks before the country plans to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device containing shrapnel on a public bus Monday morning in the southern city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and injuring over 30. This attack, which investigators are describing as a "terrorist act," comes one day after another suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at Volgograd's railway station, killing at least 17. Additionally, on Friday a car bomb killed three people in the southern Russian city of Pyatigorsk, 170 miles east of Sochi.
No group has taken responsibility for the two most recent attacks in Volgograd, but Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the investigators covering the attacks, told media outlets that the shrapnel used in the two most recent explosive devices was "identical." more >>
Tottenham Hotspurs welcome Stoke City to White Hart Lane as both teams look to put recent poor performances behind them.
New Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will look for his first victory as manager after a disappointing home draw against West Brom on Boxing Day.
The main factor that has led to the trouble with Spurs is their anemic goal scoring. Spurs have only managed to find the net more than once in two of their previous 11 Premier League games at home. more >>
Chelsea will host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as both teams chase the top spot in the Premier League.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his club are just two points off the pace coming into this weekend after drawing with league leaders Arsenal 0-0 away and beating Swansea City 1-0 on Boxing Day.
Still, Mourinho has been vocally frustrated with the low goal total put forth by his strikers and has stated that he may have to turn to a more defensive minded approach should his side continue to fail to score. more >>
Arsenal will travel to St. James' Park to face a Newcastle United team hoping to pull within three points of the league leaders.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has led his team to three victories in their last four which has landed them firmly in the sixth spot and within striking distance of the league leaders.
Pardew will welcome back midfielder Cheick Tiote who will return to the squad after serving his suspension for Sunday's Premier League clash with leaders Arsenal. more >>