As I drove through the town of Itang, little seemed amiss. Luke, our deacon in this area, asked me to stop. “We can walk from here,” he said. As I got out of the vehicle the smell of burnt wood struck me. A hundred feet or so past where we parked we came around a corner - nothing but charred wood and ashes - more than 200 homes gone in one night. Our Anglican church was still standing - perhaps the attackers here had a sense of the fear of God that led them to spare that one building. If only they knew that the people they attacked were made in God’s image and more precious to Him than any building.
2016 has been a difficult year for Gambella - and it is only April.
The refugee crisis
Two years of civil war in South Sudan has brought 300,000 refugees into Gambella, roughly doubling the population of the region. The increased population has resulted in many stresses on the resources of an already fragile social system. Water, electricity, internet service have all been in short supply. Although Gambella is not densely populated, access to arable land and to river water for the needs of agriculture, animals and humans is becoming more and more contested.
The Anuak-Nuer conflict
Perhaps the most important challenge, however, has been the change in the ethnic make up of the region. The Anuak, for generations the majority people group in Gambella, are now vastly outnumbered due to the influx of refugees fleeing the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan, almost all of whom are Nuer. Tension resulting from different views and uses of land has once more sparked conflict. The Anuak, as well as hunting and fishing, are more settled in the land, planting crops and having a sense of ownership of the land they till. The Nuer, are traditionally nomadic cattle herders who drive their cattle through all land; the land that they believe belongs to God and is therefore free for their use.
At the end of January this tension became violent. The details of the fighting are vague and under-reported, but the short version is that a few dozen people were killed, many injured, and hundreds of homes burned and looted. Some of the Nuer and Anuak youth actually looted the villages of their own people who fled from fear of violence. The town and region are still filled with anxiety two months later. Nuer cannot safely travel into Anuak areas and Anuak are afraid to enter Nuer enclaves. The Federal Police and Army are seeking to keep order, but violence has flared up in several places.
Our church life has been deeply affected. Our theological students (five Nuer and five Anuak) must have classes in separate places for now. Travel to some places is too dangerous and many people are stranded away from home and are being cared for by church members and family. Some are running out of food or the ability to purchase more.
If these troubles weren’t devastating enough, bad turned to worse in mid-April.
The Murle attacks
Early on the morning of April 15th, large, heavily armed groups of Murle people crossed into Ethiopia from South Sudan. The Murle have had a long history of raiding the cattle of neighbouring ethnic groups, killing any who stand in their way (or happen to be in the wrong place) and kidnapping children who are then assimilated into their people. The reports were truly horrific. Young Murle men with automatic weapons killing indiscriminately in the areas of Lare, Jikwao and Nininyang - all places where we have Anglican churches. The first reports said 140 Nuer people, mostly women and children, were dead. The death toll went up steadily - 160, 182. It is now being reported that 208 have died, at least 82 treated for bullet wounds in the Gambella hospital (others have been moved to hospitals in Metu and Jimma), as many as 108 women and children have been abducted.
David Yao Yao, a former Murle politician turned cattle rider has denied responsibility. He did claim (truly enough) that the war in South Sudan (mostly between Dinka and Nuer, although this is an over-simplification) has so destabilized the eastern regions of South Sudan that the area is virtually lawless. It seems that it was only a matter of time before the chaos ensued. The Ethiopian government and the South Sudan government have said they will work together to track down the perpetrators of this brutality and rescue those abducted. We will see. The Prime Minister of Ethiopia declared two days of mourning.
The only good news is that the rains have started - it is harder to raid cattle in the rain, so this event might not be repeated (this year).
These overlapping tragedies of civil war and the massive influx of refugees, the ethnic violence over land between the Anuak and Nuer, and now these appalling Murle raids have left our people feeling raw and fearful.
Just a couple of days after the Murle attacks, a truck owned by an NGO and driven by a “highlander” drove into Jewi Refugee camp just a few miles outside of Gambella town. ‘Highlander’ is the name given to non-Gambellan Ethiopians - Amharas, Tigrayans, Oromos and others - who are lighter skinned and quite different culturally from those groups native to Gambella. The truck struck and killed two Nuer children. Enraged refugees, no doubt already tense and on edge, responded with vengeance killing at least nine (perhaps more, reports are conflicting) highlanders. Vengeance leads to vengeance. Highlanders in Gambella began a march to the camp to kill Nuer. A highlander mob tried to attack Newlands, the Nuer part of Gambella town. Many were praying. Thankfully, perhaps miraculously, highlander retaliation was turned back by the Ethiopian (highlander) army. Although cars were burned in the centre of town, blocking the roads, and gunfire was heard sporadically throughout the day (warning shots thankfully), fewer casualties than expected were reported. As of April 25th, Gambella remains in simmering, tangible fear and anger.
The Anglican situation
Information has been hard to obtain from the villages and refugee camps. The internet has functioned only part of the time. Quite a number of relatives of our church members were killed during the Anuak-Nuer clashes. Many members were looted or had their houses burned. We have so far learned that, during the Murle raids, three members of our Anglican congregation in Kowkow (near Lare) were killed and 1 child abducted. The sister of one of our clergy was also killed in another village and her child abducted. I have little doubt that we will hear similar details from other villages. Pray for our clergy and lay readers seeking to bring comfort to those who mourn and practical aid to many in need.
Thanks for asking
Many have been asking us, how they can help respond to the suffering in Gambella, and the needs of those who have lost loved ones, whose houses have been burned or looted, who need food, clothing and shelter. As one of our people told us, “There are many who are very suffering”. Some have been directly hit, others have been stranded without means for food, unable to return to their home area. The simplest and quickest way to help would be through a donation to our ‘Samaritan Fund’. See below for donation links, but please specify that the gift is to be given to “Ethiopia - Samaritan Fund”.
For those wishing to make a contribution in response to this crisis, please click on this link for "The Friends of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt":
Funds can be donated online or by cheque. Please specify:
Ethiopia - Samaritan Fund.
We are very suffering here
There is a wonderful
"I am because We are".
Identity is known in relationship;
to your community.
This can be unfortunate
in places that
have a tradition
are blood covenanted
to the revenge
of their grandfather's enemies.
Grief in Gambella
The revenge of family
can be a part of identity.
It is very hard,
especially for a young man,
"No. I will not join in the fighting".
Now our churches have a saying,
"One Lord, one family, one blood".
The blood of Jesus
speaks a stronger word,
than the blood of Abel;
the blood that cries out for revenge.
~ Please Pray with us ~Please pray for Peace in Gambella and in South Sudan
Pray for a functioning government in the eastern regions of South Sudan.
Pray for evangelists to reach out to the Murle people so that their society can be transformed by the saving and healing love of Christ.
Pray for comfort for those who mourn and for wisdom for those bringing comfort.
Pray for comfort for those who mourn and for wisdom for those bringing comfort.
Pray for an end to the culture of vengeance.
Pray for an end to the culture of vengeance.
whose life was changed a few years ago.
A stray bullet from Merle cattle raiders
hit her leg,
crippling her until,
through the Samaritan fund,
and through volunteer pro bono surgery,
she was able once again,
to live the life of a normal young girl,
walking and running without assistance.
Children from Ninninyang,
one of the villages
recently raided by the Merle.
This photo was taken
a few years before the current crisis.
one of the villages
recently raided by the Merle.
This photo was taken
a few years before the current crisis.
This breaks my heart. I have no money to send but I know God has heard and answered my prayers for you. God bless you always.ReplyDelete
why church loans are needed is a very important question and its answer should be known by all churches.Churches face many situation while it need financial market's help by financial intermediaries who are reliable and will charge them fair so that it can fight and get strength to face those situation.ReplyDelete
One of the most formative experiences of my life - maybe because it was borderline traumatic - happened to me when I first drove out to the beautiful state of California to start on my new job back in the year 2000. The journey took me through the spectacular countryside of Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, and a nasty stretch of desert between Utah and California, forcing me to confront some of my deepest fears. Read MoreReplyDelete
When someone dies, many people don't know what to do as our culture is uncomfortable with death. This article talks about my personal experiences with death and provides suggestions about what to do when someone loses a person they love. Read MoreReplyDelete
This article talks about my personal experiences with death and provides suggestions about what to do when someone loses a person they love. https://supremeten.com/best-waist-trimmer/ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this post. Hope you have a great weekend ahead.
Getting focused on movement to your site is basic to its survival. On the off chance that you might want to take in more popular activity privileged insights then I urge you to take in more about what viral movement age is and the strategies it uses to make a large number of guests to sites. See MoreReplyDelete
Continue sending emails with the primary goal of helping them. The result is better campaigns and consistently higher ROI from your marketing. Stages 2 and 3 are where email marketing to ecommerce customers gets really interesting. The first and most important thing you need for email marketing is the permission to email your prospects and customers. Many email marketing plans include unlimited email sends each month and bill you based on the number of subscribers. Send compelling offers or information to show them the value of becoming a paid or active customer.
Dozens of free, industry-specific newsletters and emails created specifically for your business. Use our simple, user-friendly interface to build your email marketing campaigns free from the inconvenience of rigid step-by-step wizards. Email Marketing Fact: Your carefully crafted multimedia content or images are not going to be readable by most people. Responsive Emails have to be especially designed these days to target Smartphone users but all the emails will be responsive as the number of people checking emails in their Smartphone is constantly rising.
Create quality, eye-popping emails that work. As a sender you can tie in eMailPlatform with your business's Facebook or Twitter profile. You can post updates alongside your email campaigns and see details reports that show how your social activity is performing. There are discussions about the decline of email marketing and the rise of social media, but the death of email marketing has been greatly exaggerated. Make each email message you send out for business purposes somewhat personal. If they ask you to take your shoes off, you respectfully do so. It's the same with email marketing, so before we begin I'd simply like to remind you to be on your best behavior at all times and remember…you're in their house.http://www.reviewengin.com/inbox-blueprint-review/
With J2Store, the entire checkout process is painless and uses Ajax technology that walks through the customers step by step without refreshing the page. Cross Selling and Up-selling: Select products for cross sells and up-sells without having to enter the links manually. Our team of experts will setup your ecommerce sales. E-commerce can offer maximum convenient to consumers because they can visit various online storefronts to compare prices and make purchases without having to leave their homes or offices. Widening digital divide: e-commerce facility mainly for urban peoples because for e-commerce business people must have internet connectivity and computer literacy. Selling a product online allows you to reach a wider audience and new customer pockets, with 41% of the world's global internet users purchasing products online in 2014.
Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998: This is an important legislation for ecommerce because if the person collects customer or employee information, they must all be kept safe and confidential. They provide home service delivery if any customer do shopping more than 25 pounds and they give the deliver just in time with proper care and maintenance. The matter has reached to the level of Indian government that has also promised to look into the matter and draft suitable e-commerce law of India, if required. Social commerce delivers the ultimate in convenience by allowing customers to purchase directly from their preferred social media channels rather than having to exit to a separate shopping cart. Every purchase in a contact's order history is communicated back to the CRM and stored in their profile, so you can create promotions you know your customers will love.http://7figurecyclediscount.com/
Every one of us detest getting spam messages - whether they are the "sexual" ones or the ones about value diminishments or whatever. However authentic email advertising can be exceptionally compelling for both you as the individual conveying the messages and for the individual accepting the messages. How does this function? Read More
nike air max 1
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
cleveland indians jerseys
tiffany and co
Do not wait for a miracle, go to the online casino. great online gambling games Excitement is interesting.ReplyDelete
We are here to give you a complete review on the Parallel Profit project by Steve Clayton and Aidan Booth. If you are someone from the field you would already be familiar with these two names, for those of who are new. Parallel Profits ReviewReplyDelete
Best Secrets Of Closing The Sale Android Apps - https://www.reviewengin.com/secrets-of-closing-the-sale-masterclass-review/ReplyDelete
Я могу расскзать где купить светодиодную ленту в Украине конечно же в ekodio отличный выбор тутReplyDelete
6 Awesome Tips About Online Business From Unlikely Sources - https://www.reviewengin.com/how-to-start-a-online-business-to-quit-your-9-to-5-job/ReplyDelete
How To Handle Every Adtrics Academy Challenge With Ease Using These Tips - https://www.reviewengin.com/adtrics-academy-review/ReplyDelete
hermes belts for menReplyDelete
curry 6 shoes
michael kors outlet online
air max 2019
chrome hearts outlet
golden goose outlet
nike air max 95
There's no minimum balance required to open an account, it gives you access to over 80 FX pairs, and carries no obligation to fund or trade. Approval for setting up of subsidiaries and undertaking of new activities by commercial banks as also the regulatory functions relating to financial institutions (FIs). As a result, different forex pairs are actively traded at differing times of the day. Many traders seem to think support and resistance levels are concrete and that they should never trade a setup if there is a support or resistance level close by, this can result in them getting analysis paralysis and never entering a trade. You need to research and test and find out what type of forex trading strategies and systems work for you simply because every body is different.ReplyDelete
Darwinex , our third-place finisher, provides traders access to nearly 1,200 trader-developed strategies that are traded like securities (ticker symbols) on the Darwinex platform. However, a currency may sometimes strengthen when inflation rises because of expectations that the central bank will raise short-term interest rates to combat rising inflation. The process is simpler and brings an ease of Returning Money after foreign trip at reasonable exchange rate. Finally, there are large and small speculators simply looking to profit off the price movements in the forex market, which, of course, is where you come into the picture. FXTM's industry-leading educational resources are available in 22 languages, and are tailored to the needs of both experienced and novice traders.https://www.reviewengin.com/forex-duality-review/
If the content on your site is not time-sensitive, consider starting a blog. And it just so happens that setting up your WordPress blog correctly is the first step to good SEO, so this is where the following tutorial on your essential SEO settings comes into play. Building and maintaining your own website or blog can be a huge amount of fun. Also, they just look and function better than the free themes you can pick up on WordPress Theme Directory. You find the settings and instructions on how to do that in the SEO → Search Appearance section. Instead, they hope that the search engines will magically find their website and all of the content on it.ReplyDelete
There have been many algorithm updates during the past 2 years or so, with Google trying their best to keep the search engine relevant, and making sure that only the best websites and content ranks on the first page. You will see huge spikes in link velocity, as you'll have a lot of inbound links disappearing from your link profile. GoDaddy offers a wide selection of themes which all work perfectly with their drag and drop builder. If you stick with the free version, you can't upload any custom themes or plugins, and you will have a WordPress subdomain. One of the main reasons why you'll see a boost in rankings is because any links that go through to your underperforming piece of content will now redirect through to your higher-performing content, adding to the existing links it already has and making it more authoritative in the eyes of Google. https://www.reviewengin.com/7-best-wordpress-seo-tips-to-rank-google/
Don't Waste Time! 9 Facts Until You Reach Your Best-way-to-manage-social-media-time-to-improve-productivity https://www.reviewengin.com/best-way-to-manage-social-media-time-to-improve-productivity/ReplyDelete
This Mend The Marriage review is meant to throw light on the overall effectiveness of this product. Man behind Mend The Marriage book is Brad Browning.ReplyDelete
Our human body produces more than 50 types of hormones which cater to different functions such as controlling our insulin levels, blood sugar levels, as well as controlling out metabolism. Because of its direct impact on our metabolism, hormones are considered to be one of the key factors which can make or break our weight.ReplyDelete
Forex Awards: 5 Reasons Why They Don't Work & What You Can Do About It - https://www.reviewengin.com/category/forex/ReplyDelete
They can use their substantial foreign exchange reserves to try and stabilize the market. Luckily, we’ve reviewed 13 of the best forex brokers in the industry to help you decide which one is right for you. We evaluated each forex broker on a variety of factors including trading platforms, spreads, features, financial instruments offered, reputation, and more. Forex margin is a good-faith deposit made by the trader to the broker. It is the portion of the trading account allocated to servicing open positions in one or more currencies.
To allow individual traders to purchase lots, brokers have a minimum investment amount known as the margin. Online trading accounts connect you to brokers that allow you to play two currencies off against each other. In other words, you’ll buy a base currency and watch its value change against the value of another. For example, you could exchange money at a certain rate one day and find a better rate the next. If you’d like to trade forex or are thinking of switching brokers, read this article for Benzinga’s picks for the best forex brokers. Trading without a plan is like sailing without a compass — if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll be lost battling the waves. So, aim to put together a forex trading plan that incorporates a trading strategy you have tested and found generally successful and easy to stick to.
The duration of the trade can be one day, a few days, months or years. Then the forward contract is negotiated and agreed upon by both parties.
Here we will go through a few of the most common steps to take in finding the best broker for you, and what you will need in order to set up a forex trading account. Pip is something you will see a lot of in forex trading and is short for “percentage in point”. A pip is defined as the smallest movement that a foreign currency market can make based on how the rates are listed to four decimal places. The value of 1 pip then is always 1/100 of whatever market you are trading. It is an important measurement to be aware of and calculate, as things like your spread will also be calculated in pips. This is just the same as when you frequent a bank or currency exchange.
Futures contracts are usually inclusive of any interest amounts. The U.S. currency was involved in 88.3% of transactions, followed by the euro (32.3%), the yen (16.8%), and sterling (12.8%) . Volume percentages for all individual currencies should add up to 200%, as each transaction involves two currencies. The main trading centers are London and New York City, though Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore are all important centers as well. Currency trading happens continuously throughout the day; as the Asian trading session ends, the European session begins, followed by the North American session and then back to the Asian session. Prior to the First World War, there was a much more limited control of international trade. Motivated by the onset of war, countries abandoned the gold standard monetary system. https://www.reviewengin.com/trade-command-center-review/
The Dodo, an online outlet “for animal people,” live-streamed the party on Facebook. Travel Mindset specializes in influencer marketing for tourism brands, but the examples below come from a variety of sources. After the WWDC conference has finished, Apple knows their message and news about their new products will reach the masses through content produced by journalists and social influencers. As a marketer, it’s important to find influencers that align with your brand’s core values, voice, and vision. This will help ensure that you reach the right audience for your products or service while maintaining the branding you’ve worked so hard to cultivate. Pay the influencer a specific amount to create sponsored posts about your product or brand.ReplyDelete
TikTok has created a $1 billon Creator Fund to nurture influencers
Social media and blogs are home to the majority of influencers, although other creators like podcast hosts can fit the bill, too. Many times, influencer marketing is a part of brand awareness campaigns, but it can also result in plenty of conversions and sales. Even if your target audience doesn’t overlap with all of your celebrity influencer’s fans, having them promote and/ or use your product or service is a powerful form of social proof. Since celebrities are so well known, they’re effective at reaching multiple audiences across various channels.
Bonus Offers And Love - How They Are The Same - When you go to your favorite online retailer to buy a new pair of shoes, you’re engaging in ecommerce. If you pay online to attend a music concert or buy a plane ticket through the airline’s website, that’s ecommerce, too. According to a recent survey, 56% of organizations expect the majority of their revenue to come from ecommerce within the next three years. This article will help you understand the different types and reasons for use of websites in ecommerce. Allow customers to book appointments online, then send confirmations and reminders by email or SMS with Booxi.ReplyDelete
If you offer products and services that can help other retailers, you can easily start moving your products and even do wholesaling. Again, you can choose to buy a domain name as to not include your platform and this can further increase your brand awareness. We suggest that you spend the extra investment because if you do include your platform, you would share the limelight with it, and you are helping advertise it for free.
One of the smartest decisions I ever made was finding someone who could show me the ropes. There are legal protections and tax benefits for incorporating, so don’t skip it. Lead your shoppers to the best results no matter how they search, in any language. Create intelligent, personalized ecommerce site Search and Discovery experiences that shoppers love.
You simply create a survey around the items you want feedback for. So it might be your print on demand t-shirt designs, it could be your product listings, perhaps it’s your logo’s or brand design. If your plan is to eventually outsource FB Ads or Google Ads, just learn the basics to get you started but don’t get too wrapped up in the detail. Focus on what you’re good at and when you start to make sales you can begin to outsource the rest. Content generated by customers, your audience or users of your product or service. Clearly the influencer marketing model has evolved over the last few years, certainly since I started online.ReplyDelete
Now that you have identified your customer’s concerns, it’s easy to find your product in 3 ways. The below checklist will help you identify the right products for your eCommerce business. Open-ended discussions among the businesses and consumers will improve the outcome to a great extent within a short duration. Online reviews are a valuable asset to building a reputation.
Here is a list of our partners and here's how we make money. Start your free 14-day trial of Shopify—no credit card required. Get access to our free, checklist on search engine optimization. Advertising can turbocharge product sales by encouraging reviews and driving sales from interested shoppers. Lightning deals and coupons drive immediate sales and boost viability, especially when you’re trying to boost awareness of your brand. https://www.reviewengin.com/ecommerce-business-ideas/