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Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas

“WHEREAS, the state of Texas is in the midst of an exceptional drought, with some parts of the state receiving no significant rainfall for almost three months, matching rainfall deficit records dating back to the 1930s; and

WHEREAS, a combination of higher than normal temperatures, low precipitation and low relative humidity has caused an extreme fire danger over most of the State, sparking more than 8,000 wildfires which have cost several lives, engulfed more than 1.8 million acres of land and destroyed almost 400 homes, causing me to issue an ongoing disaster declaration since December of last year; and

WHEREAS, these dire conditions have caused agricultural crops to fail, lake and reservoir levels to fall and cattle and livestock to struggle under intense stress, imposing a tremendous financial and emotional toll on our land and our people; and…”   Full article here

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Burkina Faso dissolves Parliament, gets New Cabinet

Burkina Faso (MNN) — Burkina Faso has a new government today, just 10 days after a military mutiny. It seems that the changes are bringing some calm back to the troubled nation. Easter weekend, the dawn-to-dusk curfews were briefly lifted, allowing the faithful to celebrate. A Christian radio network partnered with HCJB Global has been countering the chaos with the messages of peace, reconciliation, hope and encouragement through Christ. Pray for more opportunities to share this message.
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/15636

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