Dan Wooding - ASSIST News Service - (Dec 7, 2013)
U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, while welcoming North Korea's release of Mr Newman as "a positive thing they've done," renewed calls for Pyongyang to free another American, Kenneth Bae, a committed Christian who has been held since November 2012 and sentenced in May to 15 years' hard labor.
(Pyongyang, North Korea)—The BBC is reporting that North Korea has deported a US veteran of the Korean War who had been detained in the country since October....
Dustin Siggins - LifeSiteNews.com - (Dec 6, 2013)
"Despite the millions spent on this research, cures by embryonic cells have proven elusive, while adult stem cell research applications have exploded."
(Washington, DC)—Once dismissed as the talk of right-wing social conservatives, stem cell funding data shows that two of the nation's most liberal states prefer adult stem cells to embryonic stem cell research....
Teresa Neumann - Jonathan Merritt – Religion News Service - (Dec 6, 2013)
"It is time for us to abandon once and for all our play-it-safe religion, and, as Robert Farrar Capon so memorably put it, 'get drunk on grace.' Two-hundred-proof, unflinching grace. It's shocking and scary, unnatural and undomesticated …but it is also the only thing that can set us free and light the Church, and the world, on fire." -Pastor William Graham Tullian Tchividjian
In his book, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, Pastor William Graham Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, drives home the same Biblical revelation that turned Martin Luther's life, and subsequently the world, upside down....
Dan Wooding - Assist News Service - (Dec 6, 2013)
"We prayed, and sought the Lord about the people group that we were to minister to. My husband said, 'I believe God is calling us to the Turks.' I said, 'No; He could never call us to the Turks.'…Still, I got on my knees and cried out to God. At the end of the month [my husband] came back to me with a testimony he'd heard of a Turk who had found Jesus… God broke my heart. I heard Him say, 'If I love them, how can you not?'" -Abridged quote from Norita Erickson
(Santa Ana, CA)—Southern California-born Norita Erickson of Kardelen Mercy Teams based in Ankara, Turkey, where she works with Turkish people with disabilities, has an extraordinary story to tell....
Aimee Herd - CNN.com - (Dec 5, 2013)
”He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
After being ill for some time, former South African President Nelson Mandela died late on Thursday, at 95....
American Pastor Saeed Abedini Robbed, Life Threatened at Knifepoint, as Health Deteriorates in Deadly Iranian Prison
Jordan Sekulow - ACLJ.org - (Dec 5, 2013)
Please continue to pray for the release of Pastor Saeed, and remember how God delivered the Apostle Peter from prison; with God nothing is impossible!
(Iran)—American Pastor Saeed Abedini not only faces deadly conditions in Iran's Rajai Shahr prison, but we can now confirm that he faces direct threats on his life from other prisoners....
Kathleen Skaar - Christian Library International - (Dec 5, 2013)
This Saturday, an eclectic mix of prayer warriors will lift up the needs of inmates, victims of crime, and prison staff for one hour at various locations in Christian Library International's second Prayer at the Prison Gate event.
(Raleigh, NC)—Prison chaplains, correctional officers, prison ministry volunteers, current inmates, former inmates, and relatives of inmates will gather at correctional facilities across the country at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, December 7th to sing Christmas carols and pray for revival in America's prisons....
Elaine Matthews - Infinity Concepts - (Dec 5, 2013)
"Cancer is a unique disease that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact on the lives of patients and their loved ones. Every leader who attended this Cancer Care Leadership Training represents the potential to minister to thousands who have been impacted by this disease." -Rev. Michael Langham
(Schaumburg, IL)—Cancer Treatment Centers of America®(CTCA) sponsored the first Our Journey of Hope®(OJOH) Cancer Care Leadership Training seminar on Nov....
Mark Ellis - God Reports - (Dec 5, 2013)
A bedroom was completely destroyed by fire—but not the Bible that was in it.
Hope For Life Ministry operates a home for street boys in Kigali, Rwanda focused on holistic and long-term care. Recently a fire caused by a faulty voltage regulator completely destroyed one of the bedrooms in the home and damaged a couple other rooms, but miraculously, two objects emerged intact....
Teresa Neumann - Staff – FoxNews - (Dec 4, 2013)
"A secret Santa is crisscrossing the United States, bearing a credit card and an extraordinary spirit of generosity, leaving enormous tips to waiters and waitresses before ducking out of restaurants from California to Chicago." MSN Money News
"Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time." That's the mission statement of the Instagram account "@tipsforjesus" started by an anonymous Christian who wants to defy the reputation of Christians being "bad tippers" in the market place....
Joel James - Eagles' Wings - (Dec 4, 2013)
Past recipients of this distinguished award include United States Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senator Alan Cranston, Secretary of State Lawrence Eagelburge, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
(Clarence, NY)—On Thursday evening, December 5, Dr. Robert Stearns will receive the prestigious America-Israel Friendship Award from the Bnai Zion Foundation. As founder and executive director of (more)
Teresa Neumann - Staff – The Huffington Post - (Dec 4, 2013)
"The rest of my life is not enough to thank God for this wonder. It is incredible."
(Nigeria)—In May of this year, 29-year-old Harrison Okene was a chef on the ship Jascon 4 when it suddenly capsized off the coast of Nigeria....
Governor Sarah Palin - The Elijah List - (Dec 7, 2013)
Governor Sarah Palin on The Elijah List:
Alveda King - Media Release - (Dec 6, 2013)
"Ninety-five years of life is a fitting testimony to the strength of character of this legendary statesman."
(Atlanta, GA)—President Nelson Mandela paid a heavy price to stand against apartheid while campaigning for human justice and human dignity. His message still resonates though his weary, battle worn body has gone the way of those gone before him....
Teresa Neumann - Staff – Mission Network News - (Dec 6, 2013)
Over 350,000 Malians have been displaced from their homes due to a violent internal conflict that has been ongoing of over a year now.
(Mali, Africa)—Christians from Mali are asking for prayer as their country attempts to transition into a democracy in order to combat Islamist militants....
Teresa Neumann - Ari Yashar – Israel National News - (Dec 6, 2013)
"We believe we are called as a nation to be an ally and to support Israel, and we, as leaders, want to work for change in our country, and for a repentance among the Christians in our country. We want to support Israel." -Official Norwegian Declaration
(Israel)—A group of Norwegian Christians visited Israel this week asking for forgiveness for "Norway's antagonism toward Jews....
Teresa Neumann - Michael Trimmer – Christian Today - (Dec 6, 2013)
"Beyond doubt, Christians are the most persecuted single group in the world today on grounds of religion. The power of prayer is immense and it has an incredible force …this is a powerful season for prayer. The persecution of Christians has been a much overlooked issue for too long, and the severity of the situation, which is worsening in many parts of the world has been ignored. " -Stephen Pound, Labour MP for Ealing North
(United Kingdom)—On December 3, Parliament held a 3-hour debate, coming to an agreement on the severity of the global persecution of Christians and the great need for it to be recognized worldwide....
Aimee Herd-Commentary - Asher Intrater, Ron Cantor – Charisma Magazine - (Dec 6, 2013)
"It is interesting that in Jewish tradition, it is that one special candle, the shamash, that leaves His special position above the other candles to come down and give light to the other unlit ones. Shamash means 'servant.' Once the shamash has brought light to the other candles, He then takes His place, once again, above the others. Unbeknownst to most religious Jews, this is played out in Philippians 2."
Growing up in northern New Jersey, I remember seeing almost as many menorahs in the windows of homes in my neighborhood, as I did Christmas trees in December....
Teresa Neumann - Tiffany Brannon – Movieguide - (Dec 5, 2013)
Zamperini's life has garnered so much attention over the years, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of "Seabiscuit," recently published his biography, called "Unbroken," which has just been made into a film by the same name.
(Australia)—Louis Zamperini, the famed Olympian runner (the "Tornado from Torrence") and WWII POW, severely tortured by the Japanese during his time in a horrific prison camp, is also known for his Christian testimony after being saved via a Billy Graham crusade....
Peter Baklinski - LifeSiteNews.com - (Dec 5, 2013)
"...we decided to stand up and fight against this bill that will affect the next generation."
Taipei, Taiwan)—About 200,000 people marched in front of Taiwan's Presidential Office on Saturday, according to organizers or the march. The crowd was protesting a proposed law that would allow same-sex couples to 'marry' and adopt....
Ben Johnson - LifeSite News - (Dec 5, 2013)
Two miracles in one.
(Dorchester, UK)—A lot of mothers say their baby changed their lives unexpectedly, but few have as dramatic a story as Nicola Weller....
Teresa Neumann - Bill Sherman – World Religion - (Dec 5, 2013)
"They come here to get their car fixed, and they don't know they are going to have some repair done on their soul. We talk to them, see what needs they have and pray with them. We keep everything confidential. We don't want to nose into their business, but we want to lift them up." -Mark Latham, Deacon and Counselor
(Tulsa, OK)—The Car Care Clinic is a unique ministry project which teams volunteer mechanics from several churches with people who can't afford to take their cars to a repair shop....
Aimee Herd - WQAD.com, WCVB - (Dec 4, 2013)
"One of their own was being picked on, and they stood up for him—that's what football is all about." –Tom Cooney
(Bridgewater, MA)—First grader Danny Keefe has a "band of brothers," and they're making sure he doesn't get bullied anymore....
Teresa Neumann - Ahuva Balofsky – Breaking Israel News - (Dec 4, 2013)
"We, in our past, and in our history, have had a somewhat anti-Semitic view of Jews. And we have come to repent for that. Now we want to develop a relationship with you. We want to draw close to you." -Amish Reconciliation Mission
(Israel)—A group of 30 Amish Christians have travelled to Israel for their third Reconciliation Mission aimed at repairing their relationship with Jews after admitting that they have been seen as being "apathetic" in regards to "generations of Jewish suffering....
Susan Tyrrell - Life News - (Dec 4, 2013)
"More than $46,000 is being distributed in the initial round of grants from funds raised by sales of the Choose Life specialty license plates which were authorized by the Texas Legislature under a 2011 law." -Texas Attorney General's office
(Austin, TX)—Texas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has put his money where his pro-life mouth is and announced grants to 13 nonprofits in Texas for the purpose of supporting adoption, the result of profits from the state's relatively new pro-life license plates....
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