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Around the World, September 2017

BUENOS AIRES — As immigrants come to this South American nation from Latin American nations including Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru for higher education, some study the Bible through the Let’s Start Talking ministry offered by the Caballito Church of Christ.

“Immigrants often do not have the family ties Argentines have and are open to a place they are made to feel welcome,” missionary Joel Banks said. “We are very glad that more people are becoming Christians in Buenos Aires, no matter what part of the world they were born in.”

Coloma ASAN — “The Church of Christ here has never been moved, scared or panicked,” minister Alex B. Coloma told The Christian Chronicle after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to test fire ballistic missiles near Guam, a U.S. island territory in the Pacific Ocean.

Coloma, who ministers for a Church of Christ that meets in the village of Asan on Guam’s western shore, said he was comforted to learn recently of North Korea’s apparent change of plans regarding the test.

“We keep on praying that all the people of Guam are now at peace and going back to their normal daily routine, despite the word war,” Coloma said. “Our brethren have trusted God so much. He is always, and still is, in control.”

FREETOWN — Emergency workers have pulled more than 400 bodies from the debris of a mudslide in this West African capital.

“My house flooded,” said church member Johnny Kamara. “(We) lost my late elder brother’s son, wife and children from the landslide. This a terrible loss for our country.”

Kamara and fellow Christians plead for assistance for victims of the disaster.

BARCELONA — “The world is terrified,” said Juan Antonio Monroy after back-to-back attacks in Barcelona killed 14 people. Monroy, who lives and worships in the Spanish city of Madrid, is an evangelist for Herald of Truth, a ministry associated with Churches of Christ.

“Islamic terrorists have many victims among the civil population in Spain, France, England, Germany and other European countries,” Monroy said.

Churches of Christ in Spain “pray for the family of the assassinated persons and for the injured, some of them in critical state. We can do no other thing. And I ask Christians in America to join us in prayer.”

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