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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

10 Killed in Brazil
Ten teenage football (soccer) players were killed after a fire broke out in their dormitory at a youth team training centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Three other teenagers were taken to the hospital for injuries. According to one of players, the cause of the fire was the air conditioner, however an investigation is ongoing. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
6 Killed in Chile
Extreme rainfall in Chile has led to floods and the reactivation of a waterfall in the Atacama Desert. The waterfall had been dry for a decade. The extreme rainfall has killed at least 6 individuals and has also forced residents to flee their homes, due to the overflowing rivers. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for all those affected.
4 Killed in Haiti
At least four individuals have been killed, and dozens of others injured during four days of, often, violent protests in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. The protests are against current President Jovenel Moise, with calls for him to step down, after accusations of corruption. Other government officials have also been accused of corruption. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
Yellow Vest Protests Continue in France
As the protests enter their 13th week, a protester has had his finger blown off after attempting to pick up a rubber pellet grenade. The protests began over fuel taxes in November 2018, and have since evolved as a general protest against President Emmanuel Macron and the political class, who the protesters see as out of touch. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for a resolution.
US Government Funding Talks Stall
If no legislation is passed by Friday, the US government could face another shutdown, three weeks after the last shutdown ended. Please pray for wisdom among the elected officials. Please pray for a resolution.
100 Car Collision in China
At least two individuals have been killed, and 50 others injured, when over 100 vehicles were involved in a pile-up in southwest Guizhou province. While the cause of the accident is under investigation, officials note that the pile-up occurred on slippery roads, with the temperature dropping after a rain. Pleas pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the healing of the injured.
97 Children Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo
Last year, an Ebola outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has since resulted in the death of the 97 children, with the number of new cases doubling in January. Over half of those deaths were children under the age of 65. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the infected. Please pray that a cure may be found.

Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2018  7:55 pm EDT

 

Troy Clark has been executed by the state of Texas.  Click here to read more.

 

Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018  3:10 pm EDT

 

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had rejected a request for clemency from Troy Clark.  He does not have any pending appeals at this time.

 

Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018  11:22 am EDT

 

Troy James Clark is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Fifty-one-year-old Troy is convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Christine Muse on May 19, 1998, in Tyler, Texas.  Troy has spent the last 18 years on death row in Texas.

 

Troy had a difficult childhood and a history of alcoholism in the family.  He dropped out of school after 6th grade.  At home, he was frequently left unsupervised and suffered from abuse.  His brother committed suicide while Troy was still living at home.  Troy had twice served time for possession of a controlled substance.  He was on parole at the time of the murder.

 

Troy Clark and Tory Bush lived together in Tyler, Texas, using and selling methamphetamine.  For a brief time, Christine Muse also lived with the couple.  Clark became concerned after she moved out that she would go to the police with information about their drug dealing.

 

On May 19, 1998, Christine made a social visit to the couple.  Clark shot her with a stun gun and used duct tape to bind her hands and legs, and cover her mouth.  He placed her in a hall closet for several hours.  He then took her into the bathroom, beat her with a board, and, with the help of Bush, drowned Christine in the bathtub.  Clark placed her body in a barrel and filled it with water, lime, and cement mix, which Bush had purchased.  Bush, at Clark’s direction, then placed trash on top of the barrel, which was then left on the property of their landlord who lived outside of town.  

It was several months before Clark was arrested.  Police found Christine’s body with the assistance of Bush.  During the search for Christine’s body, investigators also found the body of Tracy Mize in a septic tank on the same property in which Christine’s body would later be discovered.  It is believed that Clark also killed her to silence her, as she knew about Christine’s murder.  During Clark’s trial, witnesses also testified that he killed a man in 1988, and raped a women, however, he was not charged with those crimes.

 

During his trial, Clark attempted to demonstrate that Bush was the mastermind behind the crime.  However, the jury found Clark guilty of murdering and kidnapping and sentenced hime to death.  Bush received a 20 year sentence and is eligible for release this year.

 

Please pray for healing for the family of Christine Muse and all who have been after by Troy Clark’s crimes.  Please pray for strength for the family of Troy.  Please pray that if Troy is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be provided prior to his execution.  Please pray that Troy may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

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