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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Prayer Team

JERUSALEM – Psalm 122:6 is a prayer request with a promise. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” (KJV) This prayer exemplifies the heart of the work of the Jerusalem Prayer Team. Founder, Dr. Mike Evans, has an incomparable love and devotion for the land of Israel and the Jewish… Continue reading Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Prayer Team

Religious Leaders Call for Africa-wide Prayer in Response to COVID 19

11 March 2018, Arusha, Tanzania: Young and old, women and men, children and elderly — bringing together a congregation of over 1,000 people, the Arusha Mjini Kati Lutheran Church gathered to celebrate Sunday service on 11 March, together with international visitors participating in the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism. The church, which bears its name from its central location in Arusha, Tanzania, has a history of more than 100 years, and is an active body in Evangelical outreach, spreading the Gospel throughout Tanzania. Through “creative ministry”, including drama, music and artistic expression, the church explores new ways of engaging young people in the church, and in proclaiming the good news.

GENEVE — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have released a call to prayer as people in Africa continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore we call upon all faithful and people of goodwill to join us in the prayer to curb the outbreak of the pandemic,” reads a statement. “We pray for all the people… Continue reading Religious Leaders Call for Africa-wide Prayer in Response to COVID 19

‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

Slavic Gospel Association launches international prayer campaign; responds to coming avalanche of spiritual and humanitarian needs LOVES PARK — With on-the-ground reports indicating Russia’s coronavirus peak is less than two weeks away, a pioneering ministry to the former Soviet bloc today launched a global campaign – “Christ Over COVID: Much Prayer, Much Power” – calling… Continue reading ‘Christ Over COVID’ Calls for Global Prayer as Coronavirus Ravages Russia, Former Soviet Nations

Prayers for Hope, Healing, & Heroes at America’s Hospitals

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CONWAY, SC – Hospitals around America are literally being surrounded by Christians praying for the heroic medical staffs, for the healing of patients, and for both groups to find strength and hope in Jesus. On Friday evening, April 3, just one block away from this writer’s home, cars encircled the Conway Medical Center (CMC) as… Continue reading Prayers for Hope, Healing, & Heroes at America’s Hospitals

Initiator of School Prayer Guidelines, A Professor, Calls for National Day of Repentance

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Professor and Harvard graduate William Jeynes is organizing a National Day of Repentance for Easter, Sunday, April 12th. He is contacting governors to announce the proclamation for their states, and religious leaders to make the proclamation for their houses of worship and denominations. He is hopeful that President Trump will make… Continue reading Initiator of School Prayer Guidelines, A Professor, Calls for National Day of Repentance

Virtual Services Enable Real Prayer, but Not All Have Online Access

GENEVA — The following is the fourth in a series about the response of the WCC, member churches and all people of goodwill to COVID-19. The purpose of these stories is to share hopes, concerns and best practices among our one human family. – WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten As the world grapples with… Continue reading Virtual Services Enable Real Prayer, but Not All Have Online Access

YouVersion Community Creates 1 Million Prayers During First Week of New Bible App Prayer Feature

OKLAHOMA CITY — YouVersion recently launched a new feature within the Bible App to help people grow in their daily prayer life and experience the power of prayer in community. In the first week, the YouVersion Community added more than 1 million prayers using the new Prayer feature. “We’re blown away by the response we’ve… Continue reading YouVersion Community Creates 1 Million Prayers During First Week of New Bible App Prayer Feature

Prior to World Health Day, Gospel for Asia Encourages Special Prayers for Coronavirus Crisis

GENEVA – World Health Day has been observed every April 7th since 1950. The special day is one of eight inaugurated under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). It was the first such day to be set aside by the WHO. World Health Day has a dual function. First, it is intended to… Continue reading Prior to World Health Day, Gospel for Asia Encourages Special Prayers for Coronavirus Crisis

UPS Manager Continues Punishing Drivers for Prayer Meetings

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC — In spite of scrutiny, the United Parcel Service (UPS) Myrtle Beach, SC Center manager is now retaliating against employees who sought to voluntarily pray together before work, in the form of strict application of work “rules” and harassment, in response to attention over the prayer meetings. After Liberty Counsel sent a… Continue reading UPS Manager Continues Punishing Drivers for Prayer Meetings

Gospel for Asia Calls for Prayer, Fasting About Coronavirus Crisis During Lent

WASHINGTON, DC – Out of fear and an abundance of caution, the coronavirus has been dominating news headlines just as we enter the Christian celebration of Lent.Pundits, physicians, and politicians are debating the potential of a coronavirus pandemic. Some say there is no reason to worry about the deadly virus that has already claimed the… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Calls for Prayer, Fasting About Coronavirus Crisis During Lent

The 10th International Prayer Against Anti-Semitism and Nazism Unites Believers All Over the World

KIEV – The believers from more than 30 countries around the world prayed against anti-semitism and Nazism a short while ago. For the 10th year in a row, the representatives of various confessions and denominations from more than 300 churches were uniting in prayer, raising their voices and making a stand against this phenomenon. Which,… Continue reading The 10th International Prayer Against Anti-Semitism and Nazism Unites Believers All Over the World

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Amidst Fear of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Christians Unite in Prayer, Spreading Love and Peace

HONG KONG – As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, major cities in China and more than 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, have fallen to the virus. Hong Kong’s churches are providing a prayer book online called “Pass Over Us”, and the Chinese Evangelical Association launched a 28-day prayer… Continue reading Amidst Fear of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Christians Unite in Prayer, Spreading Love and Peace

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30th Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

CLEARWATER, FL — The weekend of April 18 – 19, 2020 has been designated as the 30th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for the addicted and their families. Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of those… Continue reading 30th Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

Score One for Prayer by Public School Kids

WARRENTON — People of faith are celebrating this week, and none more than the teachers of nearly 5,000 Good News Clubs in the nation’s public schools. On National Religious Freedom Day, January 16, President Trump signed new guidance rules to protect, among other things, freedom of prayer in public schools. He was surrounded by students… Continue reading Score One for Prayer by Public School Kids

Australia Calls World to Start the New Decade in Sunrise Prayer Relay on New Year’s Day 2020

UNANDERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia Christian prayer leaders invite their brothers and sisters in Christ, prayer groups, prayer networks and churches to join with them all over the world to pray at sunrise on New Year’s Day 2020. This prayer gathering can take place at a public location such as a hill, lookout, landmark or church… Continue reading Australia Calls World to Start the New Decade in Sunrise Prayer Relay on New Year’s Day 2020

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – November 3, 2019

NEW YORK,  NY – Christians around the world are invited and encouraged to engage in prayer and supplications on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted for their faith. Sunday, November 3, has been set aside as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We should not be… Continue reading International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – November 3, 2019

Urgent Call to Prayer for Persecuted Christians in North Korea

BARTLESVILLE, OK The Voice of the Martyrs is calling on Christians around the world to pray for persecuted believers in North Korea as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church takes place on Sunday November 3. To help mobilize informed prayers, VOM’s 2019 IDOP short film, “Sang-chul: North Korea”, provides a dramatic example… Continue reading Urgent Call to Prayer for Persecuted Christians in North Korea

Growing Christian Network Seeks to Cover Every UK Street in Prayer

NEATH, England – Seven years after Christian doctor Rebekah Brettle launched the Neighbourhood Prayer Network many lives have been impacted through this ambitious initiative to mobilize believers to pray for every street in the UK as well as reach out with Christ’s love to their neighbors. At a time when countless people across the nation… Continue reading Growing Christian Network Seeks to Cover Every UK Street in Prayer

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Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers

Welsh councillors in the UK have defended their freedom to conduct prayers before meetings in the face of opposition from those labelling it ‘discriminatory’. Councillor Paul Penlington called on Denbighshire Council in North Wales in the UK, to conduct prayers away from the council chamber, and has received the support of the National Secular Society.… Continue reading Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers

Prayer Is NOT a Worthless Response: Greg Laurie, Jack Graham, Franklin Graham Speak About the Shootings | CBN

Prominent Pastors Greg Laurie and Dr. Jack Graham say the mass shootings in America are clearly the result of a spiritual crisis in the nation. In a five-minute Instagram video posted Sunday, Laurie and Graham discuss the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio and what Christians need to do in response to… Continue reading Prayer Is NOT a Worthless Response: Greg Laurie, Jack Graham, Franklin Graham Speak About the Shootings | CBN

India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

Faith-based agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.

WILLS POINT, TX — Christian missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) today called for Christians to pray as South India remains in the grip of a critical water shortage that threatens hundreds of millions of lives.  Critical water shortages have ‘reached point of no return’ as mega-city Chennai fights thirst. As many as 600 million… Continue reading India Water Crisis Threatens Hundreds of Millions – Gospel for Asia Requests Prayer

The Power of Prayer and Prayercast

NAPERVILLE, IL – Prayercast is a division of OneWay Ministries, committed to “activating God’s people to exalt Jesus Christ and advance His gospel to the multitudes.” If prayer is, as John Wesley once said, “Where the action is,” then Prayercast is the 21st-century compass to point us to where the action is. Senator and former… Continue reading The Power of Prayer and Prayercast

Major Milestones for UK Wall of Answered Prayer Christian Landmark

BIRMINGHAM, UK – The Wall of Answered Prayer is a piece of public art with one million bricks, each representing an answered prayer. The aim of the project is to preserve and celebrate the UK’s Christian heritage and inspire the nation to pray.  The architectural sculpture will use state of the art technology so that visitors… Continue reading Major Milestones for UK Wall of Answered Prayer Christian Landmark

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A Call to Prayer from the Streets of Venezuela

VENEZUELA – This week Venezuela woke up to the news of a civic and military uprising led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by over 50 countries as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president. They called it Operation Liberty, a movement to remove the discredited president Nicolás Maduro from power. Chaos and uncertainty spread through the streets… Continue reading A Call to Prayer from the Streets of Venezuela

National Day of Prayer and Holocaust Remembrance Share Same Day

WASHINGTON, DC – May 1st and 2nd are inextricably conjoined in 2019 as the former is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) and the latter is the National Day of Prayer. The two days do not often adjoin or overlap. Holocaust Remembrance Day is scheduled according to the Hebrew calendar on the 27th day of the… Continue reading National Day of Prayer and Holocaust Remembrance Share Same Day

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The Relentless Attack on Prayer

MOUNT STERLING, OH – Missions Box News serves primarily to connect the church in the West to news of what God is doing through nonprofits around the world. Sometimes we share the work of specific FBOs; other times we may offer insights into situations of international concern that may hinder or help the spread of… Continue reading The Relentless Attack on Prayer

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Whole Villages Are Gone: Calls For Prayer After Devastating Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

International relief organizations are responding to an increasingly devastating humanitarian crisis after a tropical storm and powerful cyclone tore across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Current estimates confirmed by President Filipe Nyusi indicate that some 1,000 people may have been killed in Mozambique alone. “Officially, we have a record of more than 84 dead but everything… Continue reading Whole Villages Are Gone: Calls For Prayer After Devastating Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

Gospel for Asia Issues Prayer Appeal on Behalf of Village Pastor Abducted in Myanmar

Concern growing for the safety of Pastor Tun N., serving with Gospel for Asia field partner. WILLS POINT, Texas — Gospel for Asia (GFA) has issued an urgent prayer appeal on behalf of one of its field-partner workers who was abducted at gunpoint in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Tun N., aged 41, who pastors a congregation in… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Issues Prayer Appeal on Behalf of Village Pastor Abducted in Myanmar

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church November 4, 2018

Missions Box News invites you to join tens of thousands of Christians on Sunday, November 4th, in prayer for our brothers and sisters around the world who are persecuted and are suffering because of their faith in Jesus Christ. It’s not likely that most who read this have ever faced persecution. Yet, persecution of Christians… Continue reading International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church November 4, 2018

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Pastor Robert Jeffress Calls on Christians to Join Him in Prayer for Those Facing the Ferocity of Hurricane Florence

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“God does not always promise to deliver us out of the storm, but He promises to lead us through the storm” — Dr. Robert Jeffress DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas issues the following statement calling for prayer for those threatened by Hurricane Florence, which is… Continue reading Pastor Robert Jeffress Calls on Christians to Join Him in Prayer for Those Facing the Ferocity of Hurricane Florence

Prayer and Praise for Rescue of Thai Boys

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BANGKOK – Ardoon Sam-aon is a talented 14-year-old. He plays the piano and the guitar and participates in the youth program and praise team at Mae Sai Grace Church where he accepted Christ in March 2018. He has a 3.94 GPA as an eighth-grader at Ban Wiang Phan School. He is an avid volleyball and… Continue reading Prayer and Praise for Rescue of Thai Boys

National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast Honors Luis Palau with Esperanza Advocacy Award

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WASHINGTON DC – Internationally-known evangelist Luis Palau is currently undergoing treatment for Stage 4 lung cancer. His ongoing treatment prevented him from attending the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast this week in Washington, D.C. Palau was honored at the event with the 2018 Esperanza Advocacy Award. This was the 16th annual National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast sponsored… Continue reading National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast Honors Luis Palau with Esperanza Advocacy Award

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Prayer Requests for Afghanistan

Islam is the official state religion of Afghanistan. Source: Masoud Akbari

Imagine a country where you had to keep your faith silent for fear of being arrested. There are many people living in countries throughout the world that face this threat. Afghanistan is one of them. There are no churches, but mosques can be found on every street corner in the rugged and mountainous terrain of… Continue reading Prayer Requests for Afghanistan

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Horizons International to Open Prayer for All Nations Center in Lebanon

BEIRUT – Horizons International recently introduced its plans for establishing the Middle East Center for World Missions in Beirut. The entire project is expected to take 10 years to complete. The objective is “To build a hub and network that facilitate the mobilization, training, and sending of missionaries from the Middle East and North Africa… Continue reading Horizons International to Open Prayer for All Nations Center in Lebanon

Prayers Interrupted by Mob in India

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A Hindu woman, Anita Masih, traveling to Delhi with six other Christians, stopped in Mathura at the request of her sister Valmiki. She had asked the group to pause on their journey to come to her home to pray for her sick husband. While the Valmiki was gathering water for her guests, a mob of… Continue reading Prayers Interrupted by Mob in India

As Wells Dry Up Across India, Gospel for Asia Issues Call to Prayer

WIDESPREAD DROUGHT AFFECTS 330 MILLION ON SUBCONTINENT WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) is calling on the world to pray for those experiencing a drought, aggravated by rising temperatures. More than 300 million are affected. The Indian government has noted that nearly a quarter of the country, more than 250 districts, are facing… Continue reading As Wells Dry Up Across India, Gospel for Asia Issues Call to Prayer

Andrew Palau Joins Local Churches Across Northeast England for Historic Collaborative Evangelistic Campaign

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TEESSIDE, ENGLAND — Several years of prayer and preparation led to more than 70 churches from throughout Northeast England coming together for Festival Teesside with Andrew Palau earlier this month. In an effort that can only be described as historic for the region, this evangelistic festival, along with more than a dozen surrounding events, is… Continue reading Andrew Palau Joins Local Churches Across Northeast England for Historic Collaborative Evangelistic Campaign

Christ for All Nations (CfaN) Witnesses Miracles and Breakthroughs During the First 7 of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

ORLANDO, FL — Christ for All Nations (CfaN), led by Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, has experienced extraordinary spiritual breakthroughs and miraculous events during its first seven of fifteen mass gospel crusades in Uganda. Each crusade is five nights long, meaning they preached the gospel in multiple locations for 35 nights in just 10 days. This is… Continue reading Christ for All Nations (CfaN) Witnesses Miracles and Breakthroughs During the First 7 of 15 Mass Crusades Across Uganda

Samaritan’s Purse Expands Emergency Response for Hurricane Beryl Victims to Three Hard-Hit Areas

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BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has launched its third emergency relief flight to the Caribbean in less than a week, this time, delivering vital supplies to Jamaica as the island begins to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Beryl. Today’s flight carried out by the organization’s DC-8 cargo plane carried essential materials like tarps and… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Expands Emergency Response for Hurricane Beryl Victims to Three Hard-Hit Areas

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God Bless America

SAN DIEGO —Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Over 200 years ago Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and declared to the world, along with 55 other men, that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among those are life, liberty and the pursuit… Continue reading God Bless America

Crackdown of Christians in Hong Kong Spreading

CHINA— The persecution of Christians in mainland China is now spreading to Hong Kong, warns Release International, which serves the persecuted Church around the world.   A new law could force Catholic priests in Hong Kong to reveal the secrets of the confessional. Partners of UK-based Release International say the British government has a responsibility… Continue reading Crackdown of Christians in Hong Kong Spreading

Franklin Graham Preaches in Glasgow, Scotland, Also Announces Creation of The Billy Graham Defense Fund to Support Religious Freedom in The UK

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Franklin Graham preached in Glasgow tonight where a crowd of 7,560 people filled the OVO Hydro for the God Loves You Tour UK. “Maybe you’re here tonight and you’re wanting to know, who is Jesus?” Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan’s Purse, told the… Continue reading Franklin Graham Preaches in Glasgow, Scotland, Also Announces Creation of The Billy Graham Defense Fund to Support Religious Freedom in The UK

Marching Together for Life in Romania

ROMANIA — The “March for Life” 2024, with the theme “Building Together for Life,” took place recently in various cities across Romania and in the Republic of Moldova. In Cluj, Napoca, the event was organized with the blessing of His Eminence Andrei, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Cluj, and took place in Avram Iancu Square, in… Continue reading Marching Together for Life in Romania

Bringing Relief to Israel and Gaza

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse is serving the desperate needs of people on both sides of Israel by providing relief, food, ambulances, and other critically needed supplies in partnership with local churches and ministries. John Silkman – Samaritan’s Purse: These things I have spoken unto you to give you peace. In this world you will find… Continue reading Bringing Relief to Israel and Gaza

The Voice of the Martyrs Recognizes Christians Persecuted by ISIS

BARTLESVILLE, OK — Christians around the world will observe Day of the Christian Martyr on June 29, 2024, which according to church tradition, marks the anniversary of the Apostle Paul’s beheading in Rome. VOM is honoring Christians persecuted in Mosul, Iraq for Day of the Christian Martyr on June 29. In the summer of 2014,… Continue reading The Voice of the Martyrs Recognizes Christians Persecuted by ISIS

Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

EL SALVADOR — Moises Groezinger shares how his life was transformed when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift as an orphan in El Salvador. Moises Groezinger: My name is Moises Groezinger. I’m from El Salvador. I’m a volunteer firefighter. I don’t know much about my country because I was raised in an orphanage.… Continue reading Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

BRAZIL — When the Guiba River’s levee system was compromised, all but three neighborhoods in the city of Canoas in Brazil were suddenly, violently flooded. Any buildings still above water became shelters and distribution centers as donations poured into the region from across Brazil. As floodwaters now recede, new needs are uncovered, and Samaritan’s Purse… Continue reading Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

Millions Hear About Persecuted Christian Prisoners in Eritrea Through The Voice of the Martyrs

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BARTLESVILLE, OK — Over the past year, The Voice of the Martyrs has creatively challenged people to call for the release of falsely imprisoned persecuted Christians in Eritrea. Through VOM digital media campaigns, millions of people have heard about the horrific treatment of persecuted Christians in Eritrea, nearly 20,000 people committed to pray, U.S. leaders… Continue reading Millions Hear About Persecuted Christian Prisoners in Eritrea Through The Voice of the Martyrs

Guadalupee and the Lawyer in Mexico who Helped Him

MEXICO— José Alfredo is a lawyer in Mexico who helps Christians like Guadalupe, who was threatened with expulsion by his indigenous community, to understand their legal rights and settle disputes so that they can continue to worship God freely and without fear. Gaudalupe – Mexico: Since we follow Christ who saved us, they harass us,… Continue reading Guadalupee and the Lawyer in Mexico who Helped Him

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