The Central African Republic is holding elections for president and national assembly on Sunday 18 October (at least that was the schedule at the time of writing). A transitional government was put in place January 2014. Pray that the Lord’s hand will be over these elections and that those raised up to power will be the men and women of His choice. The situation in the country is still very volatile following the coup in 2013 when Muslims seized political power in the Christian-majority nation. A Muslim militia called Seleka committed human rights abuses against Christians. They were opposed by a militia called anti-Balaka, which has been condemned by church leaders. Recently CAR Muslims said that anti-balata are forcing them to convert to Christianity under threat of death. Pray that such terrible actions in the Name of Christ will be strongly condemned by the Church of CAR and that peace, equality, security and freedom will be restored.