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When God Comes Near: Advent Trailer  Nick Beasley  25th Nov

Join us this Advent season for a new podcast series: When God Comes Near

Filmed all around the world, the series will look at what it means when God comes near: throughout history and in our lives today. Presented by inspirational leaders connected with the 24-7 family, this 22 part series (we'll be resting on the sabbath) kicks off on Monday December 1st (obviously...)

Check out the trailer below...


               
 

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#prayeralert: Fighting, HIV, 1.9 Million Displaced - Sudan needs your prayers  Laura Gish  24th Nov

Nearly 2 million people have been displaced.

The recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan has affected much of the nation. Individuals are being forced to relocate, medical centers are hindered, including centres that help South Sudanese men and women affected by HIV. Two centers in the capital were forced to close down. Almost 1,500 patients fled, their whereabouts unknown.

HIV is a stigma. Those who have contracted the virus are outcasts in society. Many live in denial of the disease and those who have it are highly discriminated against. One woman said, “Many people fear to come close because they fear they will contract HIV.” Community leaders will force a woman who has HIV to leave her home; yet, if the man has HIV, she must stay there to take care of him. Discrimination is also carried out through civil service. Many people with HIV have been laid off

Care is hard to come by with the shortage of medicine and humanitarian aid. Transportation alone is a factor. The cost for a patient just to get to a clinic prevents many from receiving treatment. Those who are receiving treatment are deemed “lucky.” However, the clinics often run out of medicine before treatment is completed.     

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Gang Wars and Prayer Rooms in Manenberg  Clare McVittie  21st Nov

I don’t quite have the words to express how I’m feeling right now. I don’t have the words to explain what I just witnessed, but I feel compelled to write, compelled to communicate what is happening so close to home, for many of us.

Everyone knows there’s gang fight in Manenberg, there always has been, it’s almost boring, right? At least that’s how it seems. But there is a war going on in Manenberg that is SO evil, SO unfair…so destructive to an entire community, and yet no one is taking any notice.

I’m calling the church to pray.

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Video: Join us in Vienna   Adam Heather  20th Nov

DATE: 22nd - 25th October 2015

Come and join us in Vienna for our International Gathering as we celebrate our 15th birthday and 15 years of unbroken day-and-night prayer that has spread around the world. 

Tickets are set to be released early in the new year, so keep checking back...

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#prayeralert: A Half Million Displaced Iraqis Flee Terror  Laura Gish  19th Nov

#prayeralert:  A Half Million Displaced Iraqis Flee Terror

Naziheen. An Arabic word describing people who have been displaced. More than 543,000 naziheen from Iraq have traveled hundreds of miles to flee from the hand of radical extremists — and they’ve flooded into neighbouring countries. 

Those who have managed to settle in a place like Dohuk, a northern Iraqi Kurdish city, are living under trees and bridges, sleeping in churchyards, unfinished buildings, parks, and schools. Nearly 20,000 families are occupying the city’s elementary schools, and another 50,000 children are living in classrooms. There is not enough food, blankets, toilets — not enough of anything — to accommodate the masses. The situation is critical and its effects far reaching. For instance, local Kurdish students haven’t even been able to begin their school semester. 

Motels and hotels are filling up, as well,” one hotel owner said. “The naziheen come with enough money for the first month’s rent; when they run out, they beg to stay.” 

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Free Phone Wallpaper for November  Nick Beasley  8th Nov

Pinch, punch, first of the month...

So all year we're celebrating 24-7 Prayer's 15th birthday and 15th year of non stop prayer. And we're 3 months in to our celebratory smartphone wallpaper give aways! Hurrah!

You can find September's and October's by following the links...

If you want to read more about our 15 years and all we've seen God do, you can check out the pretty impressive infographic we put together here.

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