The conflict between Western Sahara and Morocco has been a forgotten conflict for a long time. This conflict led to extremism and the continuous increase in crimes and prevented economic growth in the region. It has worsened the stability in the country. There is a possibility that the Russian war on Ukraine and other recent events could create openings to advance long-stalled Western Sahara peace efforts. The U.S. is exploring this new opening to end the crisis. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has given new leverage to Morocco’s rival, Algeria, which backs the Polisario Front in its battle for Western Sahara’s independence. Pray for the people who have longed for peace and stability for a long time to understand that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning and great is His faithfulness(The Bible, Lamentations 3:22-23).
A Christian Believer in Laos shares that anti-trafficking ministries have been effective in Laos. Some ministries help people to escape from unsafe and abusive situations and help those who have been exploited to reintegrate into society. Through these ministries, many are coming to know Jesus Christ. Pray for more safe houses to be established to help those escaping from human trafficking situations. Pray for the good rehabilitation of those returning to their home villages. Pray that they will be able to put on their new self and their new life, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of the Creator (The Bible, Colossians 3:10).
Source: Christian worker in the region