Aimee Herd - Cheryl K. Chumley – Washington Times, Charisma News - (Mar 10, 2014)
Please be praying for a miracle for these 33 Believers and missionary Kim Jung-wook, and strength for them to stand in their faith in the meantime.
(North Korea)—According to a Charisma News report, North Korea's Kim Jong Un, has ordered 33 Christians thought to be working with South Korean missionary Kim Jung-wook, to be executed....
Israel Asks Christians to Avoid "Christ at the Checkpoint Conference": Presents a "Serious Long-Term Threat to Israel's Security"
David Lazarus - Israel Today - (Mar 10, 2014)
Government officials believe the goal of the conference is clearly to drive a wedge between Christians and in an unprecedented move, the State of Israel issued a strong warning as it became clear that Palestinian evangelicals at Christ at the Checkpoint Conference (CatC) are misusing Christian teachings to inflame anti-Israeli passions. Government officials are concerned that the "blame Israel" propaganda coming out of events like CatC ultimately serves, even if unintentionally, to encourage violence and stir up even more radical Islamic terror.
(Israel)—Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a last-minute statement suggesting Christians steer clear of the "Christ at the Checkpoint" (CatC) conference that opens today in Palestinian-held Bethlehem....
Dustin Siggins - LifeSiteNews.com - (Mar 10, 2014)
"The Church can't just be vanilla ice cream and cotton candy on Sunday morning. There is joint responsibility in talking about issues of faith. I tell a lot of pastors… 'I got a deal for ya. I'll be as strong on these social issues as you're willing to be on Sunday morning. 'How about that deal?'" -RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
(Washington, DC)—Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that attending the 2014 March for Life gave him "a little bit of a wake-up call" about the fact that the Republican Party needs to lay greater emphasis on its commitment to the pro-life cause....
Jeremy Reynalds - Assist News Service - (Mar 10, 2014)
"I have always been fascinated by the Matthew 22 parable in the Bible. The poor were invited to a wedding banquet in place of the wealthy, who were too busy to come. When I heard 'Son of God' producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, along with Pastor Rick Warren, talking about the film being for everyone, something just clicked. It really is thrilling to give this kind of gift." -John David Ware
(Glendale, CA)—Some low income families in NW Pasadena are in for a treat....
OM Staff - OM International - (Mar 7, 2014)
So far, every baby received at the baby safe has been brought inside, which has allowed the mother to receive counselling and support, as well as provide the baby with a history. It also allows the ABBA House to retrieve important medical information so that the baby can be best cared for.
In early 2013, the OM South Africa AIDS Hope team realized a grim truth told by workers at the Mamelodi City Dump: Dead babies found in plastic bags are not uncommon. In fact, it usually occurs a couple times every month (Photo via OM.org)....
Ukraine's Acting President Grants First International Interview Exclusively to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Aimee Herd - Charles Chandler – Decision Magazine, BillyGraham.org - (Mar 7, 2014)
"I see God's hand in every little detail that took place as unarmed people went out to defend their freedom and the independence of their country against a fully armed professional army, many times bigger in size. Their faith was victorious. God granted them victory."
(Kiev, Ukraine)—Viktor Hamm, the Vice President of Crusades for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), traveled to Ukraine this week, to meet with interim President Oleksandr Turchynov, a devout Evangelical Christian....
Dr. Alveda King - Christian Newswire - (Mar 7, 2014)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece also lambasts a recent Rolling Stone magazine article, which denies abortions are often devastating to a woman's body and mind.
(Atlanta, GA)—Note: On February 26, The Rolling Stone published a pro-abortion article by Lauren Rankin titled, "The Seven Most Common Lies About Abortion." Those so called "lies" Rankin listed flew in the face of the truth of abortion in the eyes of Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Martin Luther King, Jr....
Aimee Herd - David Schwartz – Reuters - (Mar 6, 2014)
"This is not a pro-life versus pro-choice issue. This is about the healthiness of a facility where a woman goes to get a procedure done. What is it that they have to hide?" -Representative Debbie Lesko
(Arizona)—Lawmakers in Arizona have advanced a measure this week which would allow "unannounced inspections of licensed abortion clinics," according to a Reuters report....
Pro-Life Good News: 2 More Abortion Clinics in Texas Closed Thanks to Legislation that Protects Women
Aimee Herd - Sophie Novack – National Review - (Mar 6, 2014)
"Of the 20 remaining clinics, only six meet [the] standard and are likely to remain open." –National Review
(Texas)—The restrictions put in place by legislation passed last November have led to the closure of ten clinics prior to this week, and two more are reportedly closing as well....
Aimee Herd/Rebekah O'Brien - LifeSiteNews.com - (Mar 6, 2014)
Illustrating the bond of dependency of a child to his mother…
Writing for LifeSiteNews, Rebekah O'Brien describes a video that has gone viral in the past week, and for good reason....
Frozen Again: Remarkable Photos of Niagara Falls Suspended in Ice after its Second Big Freeze of the Season
Aimee Herd - Daily Mail - (Mar 6, 2014)
Special colorful lighting at night further enhanced the frosty spectacle.
(Niagara County, NY)—The return of the Polar Vortex that caused temperatures, especially in the Eastern US, to plummet into single digits and below, may not have been enough to freeze the most powerful waterfall in North America—Horseshoe Falls—but it did partially halt the flow of another part of Niagara Falls this week....
Teresa Neumann - Greg Kernaghan – OM International/Charisma - (Mar 5, 2014)
"I am an Iranian and was not only a Muslim but also part of a terrorist family. Jesus appeared to me in a dream and changed my life. Do not miss this!"
(Saudi Arabia)—In November 2013, Greg Kernaghan, a writer for Operation Mobilization (OM) International, traveled through the Middle East interviewing and recording Christian workers in those areas. Note that the names and some of the places he mentions have been changed to protect Christians from persecution....
Aimee Herd - Staff – CBN News - (Mar 5, 2014)
"The veterans group said it hopes appealing straight to the Supreme Court will quickly resolve the case." –CBN News.
(San Diego)—According to a CBN News report, a veterans group has appealed to the US Supreme Court, asking for an order to be overruled which would remove the war memorial cross at Mount Soledad, in Southern California....
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Israeli Prime Minister's Office - (Mar 5, 2014)
"If you want to understand the moral divide that separates Israel from its enemies, just listen to Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, Iran's terror proxy in Lebanon. He said: Iran and Hezbollah love death and Israel loves life. And that's why, he said, Iran and Hezbollah will win and Israel will lose. Well, he's right about the first point. They do glorify death, and we do sanctify life. But he's dead wrong on the second point. It's precisely because we love life that Israel shall win… 70 years ago, our people, the Jewish people, were left for dead. We came back to life. We will never be brought to the brink of extinction again....
Urgent Prayer and Support Needed for Crisis in Ukraine, says Russian Ministries leader - "I cannot justify the actions of the Kremlin"
Dan Wooding - ASSIST News Service - (Mar 5, 2014)
Please pray with us specifically that evil forces would be stopped in any attempt to destabilize, divide and conquer Ukraine and that there would be no bloodshed as a result of this conflict and peace would be restored.
(WHEATON, IL)—Sergey Rakhuba, President, Russian Ministries, has issued an urgent call for urgent prayer and support for the crisis in Ukraine....
"The Romeikes can stay!" – Stunning Turn of Events, Homeland Security Says German Homeschooling Family is Now Allowed to Stay in USA Permanently
Aimee Herd - Erica Ritz - The Blaze - (Mar 4, 2014)
"This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God." -Michael Farris
Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court refused the case of the German homeschoolers, the Romeikes, who sought asylum in the US so they could home educate their children legally....
Teresa Neumann - Staff – KATU News - (Mar 4, 2014)
"He is a very religious guy" -Danny Russu's co-worker
(Portland, OR)—Danny Russu, 21, an employee for Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, was replacing a sewer line when the dirt he was working in collapsed and buried him. Completely....
Aimee Herd - Fred Lucas – The Blaze - (Mar 4, 2014)
"The official state book shall be the Holy Bible, published by Johannes Prevel, (Prevel, Jean, active 1510-1528, printer... the oldest edition of the Holy Bible in the Louisiana State Museum system."
(Louisiana)—According to a report in The Blaze, Louisiana state Rep. Thomas Carmody, who represents the Shreveport area, has introduced legislation that would make The Bible the official state book. (Photo via arklatexhomepage....
Ben Johnson - LifeSiteNews.com - (Mar 4, 2014)
After allowing a pro-LGBT event to proceed on campus, Oklahoma State University made the mistake of not giving the same freedom to a campus pro-life group.
(Oklahoma City, OK)—Oklahoma State University has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the public university of denying pro-life students their First Amendment rights....
Teresa Neumann - Staff - Christian News Northwest - (Mar 4, 2014)
It will be an amazing scene in "Portlandia" as the line of crosses could be a half-mile long, or longer.
(Portland, OR)—Three years ago, while attending a men's conference in New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley, Oregon, Scott Stuart heard a message by Joe White, founder of Men at the Cross ministry which caused him to envision literal crosses being carried in the city of Portland....
US Supreme Court Denies Hearing German Homeschool Case: "Last Judicial Hope For The Family"—Supporters: "We will not give up and see this family returned to Germany where they will face certain persecution"
Teresa Neumann - Michael Farris – Home School Legal Defense Association - (Mar 3, 2014)
"...I am just glad that the Pilgrims did not face this anti-religious policy when they landed at Plymouth Rock." -Home School Legal Defense Association
(Purcellville, VA)—The Romeike family fled to the United States from Germany in 2008 to avoid losing custody of their children to the German government. The initial immigration judge hearing the case granted the Romeikes' request for asylum in 2010 on religious freedom grounds, but the Obama Administration appealed that decision....
Aimee Herd - AFP Staff – The Australian - (Mar 3, 2014)
"I'm really, really tired."
According to The Australian, 75-year-old missionary from Australia, John Short, who had been arrested and held by North Korea last month, was freed this week....
Open Doors Staff - Open Doors USA - (Mar 3, 2014)
"Of course God is at work! Of course prayers help. I am such a weak person. I hardly had any Bible knowledge, but God used me to explain the Gospel to others. …Please, tell your friends that they need to continue to pray. God is answering their prayers." -North Korean Believer
(North Korea)—"Is God at work in North Korea? Because we don't see it." Some Open Doors supporters feel disappointed. Even after years and years of prayer for North Korea, ranked No. 1 on the Open Doors World Watch List for 12 years in a row, it seems that the situation in the country grows worse by the day. The prison camps, the famine and the fierce persecution of Christians still exist....
Teresa Neumann - Staff – Newsmax - (Mar 3, 2014)
"The film confounded Hollywood elites, mainstream critics and industry experts with a staggering $25.5 million dollar box office take." -Newsmax
(Hollywood, CA)—Approximately ten years ago, Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" blew moviegoers and film critics away with its cinematic message of redemption. Results were immediate. People's lives were touched and saved, hearts were rededicated to Jesus, and Hollywood was forced to sit up and take notice....
Teresa Neumann - Dan Van Veen – Assembly of God News - (Feb 28, 2014)
"I pray for my boys all the time. I pray for His protection, constantly, on their lives. This is a confirmation that God is hearing us. God is so amazing!" -Pastor Mike Walsh, father of son who survived an avalanche
(Powell, WY)—Assembly of God (AG) News has released an amazing story of survival centered around two brothers who were caught up in an avalanche on February 8. One of them was buried and has miraculously lived to tell his story....
Jennifer Mason - A Voice for Brady - (Feb 28, 2014)
"The Doctors' comments indicated that they recognized that unborn children have value and are worth defending, and their kindness made it a safe place for Heather to be a Voice for Brady." -Jennifer Mason
(Denver, CO)—Heather Surovik, sponsor of Colorado's Amendment 67, was featured on the Emmy award-winning daytime television program "The Doctors." The program aired last Friday on CBS....
Dr. Graham McLennan - National Day of Prayer, Australia - (Feb 28, 2014)
Australian Christians invite the world to join them in prayer on March 1 for the historic 4th National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
(Canberra, Australia)—This Saturday, March 1, 2014, a live webcast will make it possible for churches, fellowships and individuals across the USA, and around the world, to join in Australia's historic 4th National Day of Prayer and Fasting....
Teresa Neumann - Robert Wilde – Breitbart - (Feb 28, 2014)
"After 15 years in the top committee I had to leave as Greenpeace took a sharp turn to the political left, and began to adopt policies that I could not accept from my scientific perspective." -Patrick Moore
(Washington, DC)—Greenpeace co-founder and Canadian ecologist Patrick Moore is reported to have told a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (C02) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years." (Photo via ibtimes....
Teresa Neumann - Russ Jones – Religion Today - (Feb 27, 2014)
Speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Carson said, America's Judeo-Christian values "are things we don't want to get rid of for the sake of political correctness or for the sake of being like everyone else. We're not like everyone else."
(Nashville, TN)—On Monday, February 24, at the annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Dr. Ben Carson—former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the 2008 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and named as one of the nation's 20 most eminent physicians and scientists—took the platform to discuss a host of issues....
Teresa Neumann - Nicole Lange – Charisma News - (Feb 27, 2014)
They'll be "storming the gates of Hell."
(Israel)—Granted, the name "Gehenna" is indicative of Hell—the antithesis of Heaven, and yet that's precisely where a revolutionary Christian event is going to take place this fall. (Graphic via CharismaNews....
Ben Johnson - LifeSiteNews.com - (Feb 27, 2014)
"We are not seeing an abortion industry on the 'offensive, "but a scandal-ridden, self-interested industry on the ropes. It is not offering positive, pro-woman initiatives, but instead acting out of desperation to maintain its financial bottom-line and to ensure that the dirty truth about its operations does not see the light of day." -Dennis Burke, Americans United for Life
(Washington, DC)—Abortion advocates at the Guttmacher Institute and other pro-abortion institutions say they are "fighting back," introducing more legislation to expand access to abortion than in any year in recent memory....
David Gavrilovic - LifeWithoutLimbs.org - (Feb 27, 2014)
"It's amazing that anywhere, at any time, I can offer a prayer, listen to a message, share some thoughts on social media and read from the Bible with one simple app. No matter where you are around the world, you can connect with us and share your spiritual journey."
(Westlake Village)—With a goal of making the Word of God and the power of prayer available anywhere and anytime, the Life Without Limbs ministry has launched a free, innovative mobile application now available for download from iTunes and Google Play to use on a variety of Apple and Android mobile devices. The app's features are highlighted in a new promotional video at www.lifewithoutlimbs....
Aimee Herd - Dr. Bob Rodgers, Sr. – Charisma News - (Feb 26, 2014)
"The court considered that even though Pastor Cho had the final say in the church, he never took the lead in any of the crimes, including tax evasion, committed on the suggestion of the accounting firm." -Presiding judge
(South Korea)—News reports, this week, have been swirling around the indictment of South Korean Pastor David Yonggi Cho—Founder of the world's largest church; Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul—on fraud and embezzlement of $12 million in church funds....
Peter Baklinski - LifeSiteNews.com - (Feb 26, 2014)
Australians were shocked to learn of famed TV personality Charlotte Dawson's suicide. Only hours before her body was discovered by a real estate agent, Dawson had appeared on a show looking calm, composed, and on top of the world. But behind the façade, a depression rooted in an abortion years earlier lurked.
(Australia)—A famed Australian TV personality known for her beauty and bright personality was found dead Friday, hanging in her apartment....
Why the Movie "God's Not Dead" was Made, and Why It's Important to See It: ADF Exclusive Interview with Director Russell Wolfe
Aimee Herd/ADF Staff - Alliance Defending Freedom - (Feb 26, 2014)
"What this movie does, is it stops everything and puts you on center stage and makes you ask yourself, ‘what do I believe? Is there or isn't there a God?'" –Russell Wolfe
Russell Wolfe is not only CEO and Managing Partner of Pure Flix Entertainment, but he is also Director of the new film "God's Not Dead," slated to be released in theaters on March 21st this year....
Don Beehler - American Heritage Girls - (Feb 26, 2014)
"With all the talk we hear today about choice, it seems that the choice of life is often overlooked and undervalued. I'm gratified that American Heritage Girls stresses the value God places on each individual and the importance of living a life that is pleasing to Him." -Alveda King
(Cincinnati, OH)—Alveda King, niece of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
Aimee Herd - Huffington Post - (Feb 26, 2014)
People started crying out to God and even the TV media spoke about the role of the Church and quoted Scriptures... What Ukraine needs is not just a change of people in authority but a change of the system and the relationship of the authorities to ordinary citizens. Ukraine needs love, mercy and forgiveness. Ukraine needs Christ! -EBF
As the dust begins to settle in Ukraine, and impeached President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, a new—interim—president has been appointed....
Aimee Herd - News Staff – BBC, PMNewsNigeria.com - (Feb 25, 2014)
Pray for protection for the people of Nigeria against the Boko Haram terrorist group.
(Yobe, Nigeria)—According to a BBC News report, the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram is suspected in the most recent attack in Nigeria, which has left nearly 30 students dead in Yobe....
Teresa Neumann - Lea Speyer – Breaking Israel News - (Feb 25, 2014)
"When I first met Ricky, we started talking about blood uniting Jews and Christians and I was overcome at how immediate and effusive his response was. He didn't hesitate to say yes. He stood up as a leader, almost in a Biblical way, and said, 'I'm in!'" -Jonathan Feldstein, Director of Heart to Heart
(Israel)—Last week, Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs stopped by a Jerusalem blood donation center to donate his blood....
Aimee Herd - Clint Davis, Christina Corbin – Dayton Daily News, Fox News - (Feb 24, 2014)
"The two bullets were stopped by the New Testament book in his chest pocket." Sgt. Michael Pauley, Dayton Police
(Dayton, OH)—Divine "Intervention" are the words Dayton, Ohio police are using to describe the way a bus driver's life was saved early Monday morning....
Bishop Calls on Men in the Church to Recommit to Purity and Renew Sacred Commitment to Wife and Children
Hilary White - LifeSiteNews.com - (Mar 10, 2014)
The largest consumer demographic for internet pornography is the 12-17 age group and 80 per cent of 15-17 year olds experiencing multiple "hard-core" exposures. Ninety percent of 8-16 year-olds have viewed porn online, most while doing homework on their personal computers and laptops.
(Arlington, VA)—The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is "a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today," Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week....
Teresa Neumann-Commentary - Phil Cooke – Charisma News - (Mar 10, 2014)
As Hollywood continues to produce movies for faith audiences and celebrities become more outspoken in their beliefs, Christians are being watched and judged by their reactions. Says Christian film critic Phil Cooke, "[Noah] will be a national conversation that millions will participate in and will be a water-cooler conversation for the next six months. What an opportunity for the Christian community! Instead of condemning it outright, let's join the conversation. Rarely does an event come along that begs us to present our side of the story. But if we don't see the movie, we'll be wasting the opportunity."
(Hollywood, CA)—I never used to care how the world viewed Christians....
Aimee Herd - Efrem Graham - CBN News - (Mar 10, 2014)
"It's devastating, but I know in my heart that Philip's with God and I plan to be there with him because I have a deep faith in my God." -Sondra Wood, Philip's mother.
While authorities and rescue workers search for any sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on Friday, family members and friends of loved ones aboard await any word, hoping for the best but bracing for the worst....
Teresa Neumann - Steve Hill Ministry – Charisma News - (Mar 10, 2014)
"A mighty warrior is fallen, earth is the better for his life and the poorer for his passing. May the Lord raise up a 100 like him...." –John Jeffs
After a long battle with melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, for pastor and evangelist Steve Hill has passed into the arms of His Savior....
Aimee Herd-Commentary - CandaceCameronBure.net - (Mar 7, 2014)
"I won't ever stop being the real me to be an illusion of a better but fake Christian version of myself." –Candace Cameron Bure
Recently, actress (and now author) Candace Cameron Bure had to defend her position regarding her Facebook page....
Aimee Herd - Dylan Stableford – Yahoo News - (Mar 7, 2014)
“He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice…” -Job 37:3-4
(Sydney, Australia)—Social media users chronicled a powerful thunderstorm in pictures on Wednesday, as the ominous “shelf cloud” filled the sky over Sydney....
Teresa Neumann-Commentary - Vera Tweed – Newsmax - (Mar 7, 2014)
"I'm incredibly blessed to have had my illness. It motivated me to relearn basic science and nutrition." -Dr. Terry Wahls
(Iowa City, IA)—My husband and two of my children struggle with an inherited auto-immune disorder which doctors have told us puts them at high risk for other diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. As a Christian I rebuke what I feel is a generational curse on our family, and I pray diligently for their healing and protection....
"Son of God" Producer: The Truth is, Many in Hollywood Love Jesus and Many Americans Love Family-Friendly Films
Teresa Neumann - Bill Hoffmann – Newsmax - (Mar 7, 2014)
"I will tell you there's a lot of Christians who love Jesus, who love God, in Hollywood. I've got news for everybody out there. Hey, the mass of Americans love family-friendly [movies and they] love God. It's one nation under God. Get over it." -Mark Burnett
(Hollywood, CA)—In a recent interview with Newsmax, "Son of God" producer Mark Burnett was outspoken about a community of Christians in Hollywood and the beliefs of Americans in general....
Yossi Aloni - Israel Today - (Mar 6, 2014)
Years ago, Mark Obama visited Israel. He said that visit had been important as a way to connect to his roots and honor his mother and grandmother, who had fled anti-Semitism in Lithuania.
Mark Ellis - God Reports - (Mar 6, 2014)
"He was seeing Heaven and it was awesome."
Sometimes, a good man seems like the most difficult person to save. In Mike Proctor's family, his wife and children were never quite sure where he stood with the Lord, but God gave them a gift at the end of Mike's life....
News Release - Tufts University - (Mar 6, 2014)
The use of silk plates and screws can spare patients the complications of removal of metal devices or potential inflammatory hydrolytic products from synthetic polyesters.
(Boston, MA)—When a person suffers a broken bone, treatment calls for the surgeon to insert screws and plates to help bond the broken sections and enable the fracture to heal. These "fixation devices" are usually made of metal alloys....
Jenna Bartlo - Biola University - (Mar 6, 2014)
"Lent can be a beautifully reflective time for us to quiet our hearts and lean in to the spectacular reality of the Cross, the Crown and the empty tomb."
(La Mirada, CA)—The Christian season of Lent has been underemphasized in many evangelical circles in recent history, but there is much this liturgical period preceding Easter can offer, according to Biola University President Barry H. Corey....
Shawn Carney - 40 Days for Life - (Mar 5, 2014)
"The abortion facility installed sprinklers – but not for the landscaping. The sprinklers are on the top of their privacy fence, where they're aimed right at the prayer volunteers!"
It's Day 1! And 40 Days for Life is already off to a big start....
Teresa Neumann - Staff – Israel National News - (Mar 5, 2014)
Over 2,000 youth traveled from around the country to make their voices heard in support of Israel.
(Washington, DC)—At the annual American Israel AIPAC event held on March 1 and 2 in the nation's capital, 14,000 supporters of Israel traveled to attend the conference which featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as keynote speaker....
Andrea Rhodes - United Bible Societies - (Mar 5, 2014)
"When they ask us, 'Why are you helping me?' we tell them about Jesus and His great love for widows, children and other vulnerable people. This is a surprising message for them, and they want to know more. They are very open to the Gospel." -Dr. Manasseh.
(Swindon, England)—A church-based program is helping tens of thousands of widows in India each year to lift themselves out of poverty and isolation—the fate that awaits many Indian women who lose their husbands....
Teresa Neumann - Missy Diaz – Newsmax - (Mar 4, 2014)
So says top medical analyst Robert Goldberg of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
(New York, NY)—In the not too distant future, using chemotherapy to fight cancer, will be a thing of the past. So believes top medical analyst Robert Goldberg of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. (Photo via slate....
Susanna Rose - LifeSiteNews.com - (Mar 4, 2014)
"I knew God put me here for a purpose, and He's the reason my mother and I were saved. I want to do Him proud and my family proud." -Valerie Gatto, Miss Pennsylvania
(Pittsburgh, PA)—When the newly crowned Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, was in third grade, she found out the difficult truth that she had been conceived when her mother was raped at knifepoint....
Why Passion's Louie Giglio Believes Young People—Said to be Leaving the Church—Are Really Walking Toward Jesus
Aimee Herd - Nicola Menzie – Christian Post - (Mar 4, 2014)
"Everywhere we go to do an event, there is an arena of some kind full of young people, full of 18-year-olds, 20-year-olds worshipping Jesus. So I think the Church is actually gaining ground with Millennials and not losing ground. I just think at this point it's just hard for us to quantify that." -Louie Giglio
(Atlanta)—In a Christian Post interview, Passion founder, and pastor of Passion City Church; Louie Giglio discussed the dilemma some recent surveys have pointed out; young people leaving the familiar church settings in which they grew up, for everything outside of it....
Billy Graham Team Sends Member to Encourage Ukraine's Church Leaders, Meet with Interim President Turchynov
BGEA Staff - BillyGraham.org - (Mar 3, 2014)
Viktor Hamm, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Vice President of Crusades, knows the region well. Born inside an infamous Soviet labor camp in what is now northwest Russia, he became a Christian preacher—against all odds—and has preached the Gospel on Ukrainian street corners, military bases and in stadiums as a BGEA associate evangelist.
(Kiev, Ukraine)—Viktor Hamm arrived in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday in the midst of an escalating crisis that has grabbed the attention of the world....
Teresa Neumann - Washington Man of Prayer - (Mar 3, 2014)
"I believe the impact of this event could be a spiritual turning point for the nation as Americans witness members of Congress reaching out to God in penitent prayers from inside the nation's Capitol." -Pastor Dan Cummins
(Washington, DC)—According to its website, "Washington—A Man of Prayer commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when, after being sworn in at Federal Hall, President Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul's Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America's behalf....
Kirsten Andersen - LifeSiteNews.com - (Mar 3, 2014)
"We are all in for this exciting effort that raises awareness, funds and most importantly prayers for the unborn."
(New York, NY)—On March 5, thousands of dedicated pro-life athletes will begin a cross-country relay race that will take over a month to complete....
Ukraine's Interim President Calls for Prayer, Meanwhile Ukrainian Believers Thank Christians around the World for Interceding
Aimee Herd - Ruth Kramer – MNN - (Feb 28, 2014)
"Alexander Turchinov (interim president) is a good Christian man. He belongs to one of the largest Baptist churches in Kiev. We are praying, and [we] ask you to pray with us that God will grant wisdom to our brother and to the other elected officials to head the country." - Sergei Gladishko, SGA.
(Ukraine)—Ousted Ukrainian president, Victor Yanukovich has reportedly fled the country, seeking refuge in Russia, while he calls the acting president and parliament of Ukraine "unlawful....
An Eye-witness Account, as Nigerian Death Toll Rises in Monday's Brutal Boko Haram Attack-Closure of All Schools Considered
Aimee Herd - Katey Hearth - MNN - (Feb 28, 2014)
"I was also counting myself among the dead because some attackers came from behind, and I heard them passing very close to where I was hiding. But God saved my life." –A student who escaped the attack
Earlier this week, BCN reported on the horrendous slaughter of students in Nigeria on Monday, from which the death toll has risen to at least 59....
Aimee Herd - Billy Hallowell – The Blaze - (Feb 28, 2014)
"It's unusual that really two shows I have been on have had that in common, 'Raymond' and 'The Middle'—both families were churchgoers, and they never made a big deal about it. It was just part of the fabric of their lives which is true for many, many families in the United States, but it is never portrayed."
(Hollywood, CA)—Emmy Award-winning actress, and outspoken Christian, Patricia Heaton spoke with The Blaze recently, about being a Believer amongst the Hollywood community, and the fact that she is not alone there, in her faith....
Ryan Jones - Israel Today - (Feb 28, 2014)
The promise came a day after Israel's Knesset held its first ever debate on extending Jewish sovereignty over Judaism's holiest site.
(Israel)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday vowed that his government would not alter the status quo regarding the Temple Mount, a day after Israel's Knesset held its first ever debate on extending Jewish sovereignty over Judaism's holiest site. (Photo via (more)
Aimee Herd - Staff – KaginsInc.com - (Feb 27, 2014)
"…it was a very surreal moment. It was very hard to believe at first. I thought any second an old miner with a mule was going to appear."
"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing." -Prov. 25:2
(California)—The drought that So Cal has been experiencing has led to at least one nice side effect: gold....
Teresa Neumann - Rick Ansorge – Newsmax - (Feb 27, 2014)
In trials, the therapy eliminated about 50 percent of the primary tumor in the pancreas and an astonishing 90 percent of the distant or metastasized tumors.
(New York, NY)—Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease that has taken the lives of well-known luminaries such as Michael Landon, Steve Jobs, and Patrick Swazye, as well as millions of others over the years. (Photo via newstonight....
Jeremy Reynalds - ASSIST News - (Feb 27, 2014)
"It is my hope that this opportunity for prayer, support, dialogue and education will encourage our society to share the healing mission and the love of Christ with those who suffer from mental illnesses." –Bishop Vann
(Lake Forest, CA)-Pastor Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church, the Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County (NAMI-OC) are joining together to host The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church on March 28 at Saddleback Church in Southern California....
Aimee Herd - Caitlin Burke – CBN News - (Feb 27, 2014)
"The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences." -Gov. Jan Brewer
(Arizona)—According to a CBN News report, Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "Religious Freedom Act," which would have given businesses the right to deny service to members of the gay community on religious grounds....
Teresa Neumann - Marilyn Hickey – Charisma News - (Feb 26, 2014)
"In Indonesia, all ages respond to the Gospel. The young are getting saved and getting powerful in their witness and prayer life… [and] I believe Iran is going to have a visitation of the Holy Spirit. God is good and magnificent to open powerful doors at this time." -Marilyn Hickey
(Indonesia)—Evangelist Marilyn Hickey returned recently from her 10th trip to Indonesia, where she ministered for three weeks, and has reported several "unusual" miracles that occurred during her meetings. (Photo: CharismaNews....
Teresa Neumann - Lea Speyer - Breaking Israel News - (Feb 26, 2014)
"This is an historic law. It's the first time there is a separate representation for Christians. Soon we'll expand on this and give [Christians] all the separate representation they deserve." -Knesset MK Yariv Levin
(Israel)—The Knesset has passed a law that now legally differentiates between Israeli Muslim's and Christian Israeli Arabs....
Teresa Neumann - Gael Fashingbauer Cooper – Today.com - (Feb 26, 2014)
With Zamperini's reputation as an outspoken, passionate Christian already well known, one can only imagine Jolie has been hearing the Gospel message.
(New York, NY)—Appearing on the Today show on Tuesday, Angelina Jolie, director of the film "Unbroken," shared with Tom Brokaw the destiny that had been living next door to her for years without her knowing it....
Peter J. Smith - LifeSiteNews.com - (Feb 25, 2014)
"In the end, we found that 6-and 10-month-old infants overwhelmingly preferred the helpful individual to the hindering individual. This wasn't a subtle statistical trend; just about all the babies reached for the good guy." -Professor Paul Bloom
"So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them." -Genesis 1:27
"For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb....
Ben Johnson - LifeSiteNews.com - (Feb 25, 2014)
The law would have deemed abortionists not "qualified" to receive state tax dollars intended for family planning services.
(Washington, DC)—The Supreme Court yesterday, February 24, effectively killed an Arizona bill that would have denied Planned Parenthood any share of state Medicaid dollars, declining to hear an appeal from the state....
Teresa Neumann - Staff – Haaretz/JTA - (Feb 25, 2014)
"We've always been dealing with a small group of activists who know how to manipulate the system and intimidate people. Now, that will blow up in their faces because very few people share their agenda." -John Wimberly
(Israel)—The Presbyterian Church came under fire last week after the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of their church released a study guide called "Zionism Unsettled," which was hyper-critical of Israel's statehood....
Aimee Herd/David French - David French – ACLJ.org - (Feb 24, 2014)
"We're thankful for this victory, but we will remain vigilant. No longer can the FCC fly beneath the radar, and we'll closely examine future 'studies' to ensure they fully protect the free press." –David French, ACLJ.org
On Friday, BCN posted an article on how the FCC was planning to insert researchers into newsrooms across America in order to "monitor" how and what news was being reported. (Photo via ACLJ....
Yossi Aloni - Israel Today - (Feb 24, 2014)
With efforts to marginalize and harm Israel ever increasing, it is comforting to realize that there are other voices who refuse to bow to the pressure to boycott the Jewish state.
(Israel)—Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson is not alone in her principled stance against boycotts targeting Israel. Following intense activity by Jewish organizations, Israeli consulates and various friends of Israel, the heads of no fewer than 248 major American universities and colleges have in recent weeks openly stated their rejection of an academic boycott against the Jewish state....
Teresa Neumann - Elad Benari – Israel National News - (Feb 24, 2014)
"Israel is saving the lives of those who have been wounded in the daily slaughter that is being perpetrated in Syria. This is the true face of Israel." -Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
(Israel)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made news last week when he visited an Israeli military field hospital in the Golan Heights where wounded Syrians are being treated....
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