Teresa Neumann - Staff – WSOC News, Samaritan’s Purse - (Aug 1, 2014)
"We are thankful that [Nancy] has access to this experimental drug. We believe in the power of prayer and ask people around the world not only to pray for Nancy and Kent, but also for everyone affected by this terrible virus." -Serving in Mission (SIM)
(Liberia)—News from Africa of Dr. Kent Brantly, the selfless missionary doctor battling Ebola, and nurse Nancy Writebol, who is also stricken with the deadly virus, continues to galvanize Christians around the world to pray for their healing. (Photo: Dr....(more)
Dan Wooding - Assist News Service - (Aug 1, 2014)
The churches affected include both Protestant and Catholic, registered and unregistered.
(Zhejiang Provence, CHINA)—Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned about the ongoing church demolitions and the removals of religious symbols in Zhejiang Province, amid growing reports of the use of extra-judicial measures and violent tactics by the authorities....(more)
Teresa Neumann - Irene A. Harkleroad – Baptist Press - (Aug 1, 2014)
"To see the way God is moving is unbelievable. I have truly realized that God takes broken people, restores them and uses them. Then He puts them all together and makes them a family and they serve Him. This is the ultimate story of mercy and redemption." -Eric Gibbs
(Sacaton, AZ)—Eric Gibbs, pastor of First Pima Baptist Church, the oldest Native American Southern Baptist church in Arizona, is reporting that "there is an awakening across Native American land." (Photo via (more)
Mark Olson - Press@clapham.com - (Aug 1, 2014)
"We can argue over a balanced budget amendment or tax and spend policies, but the reality is that we have lost over 125 million persons—no liberal or conservative economic policy can make up for that loss. We need to stop destroying our most precious economic resource, our people." -Mark Olson
(Kansas City, MO)—Mark Olson, a former liberal activist, has published research demonstrating the devastating economic impact abortion-on-demand has had on the American economy....(more)
Todd Starnes - Charisma News - (Jul 31, 2014)
Saying the entire incident "smells of political correctness," one Marine states: "I respect the intention behind this email, but note that there is no similar call honoring other faiths. There is no similar invitation for non-Jewish colleagues to refrain from eating leavened products during Passover, or non-Christian colleagues to refrain from eating meat during Lent."
(Washington, DC)—Do not eat or drink in front of Muslims, and learn more about their religion....(more)
Teresa Neumann - John Langeler – King 5 News - (Jul 31, 2014)
A national movement is underway called "In God We Trust-America," with nearly 400 cities and counties in 23 states voting to display the motto so far.
(Tacoma, WA)—The state of Washington is set to make history after council members in Pierce County passed a resolution to prominently display the national motto—"In God We Trust"—in their council chambers....(more)
News Release - Staff – Religion Press Release - (Jul 31, 2014)
"It's time for fierceness in prayer, and I cannot think of a more crucial message for a movie to convey. God waits to see a generation that will take Him at His Word. Let's be that generation." -Beth Moore
(Charlotte, NC)—Alex and Stephen Kendrick—creators of hit faith films "Fireproof" and "Courageous"—have just wrapped principal photography on their anticipated fifth movie. It is a family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life....(more)
Aimee Herd - Breitbart News - (Jul 30, 2014)
"Azaria is symptom-free right now and there is no chance of being contagious with Ebola if you are not exhibiting symptoms."
(Canada)—Dr. Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, BC, has not tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, however, he has quarantined himself as a precaution nonetheless, after he returned from Liberia. (Photo: Samaritanspurse....(more)
Aimee Herd - Samaritan’s Purse Newsroom, WSOC-TV - (Aug 1, 2014)
"Through the mountain tops and the valleys of this ordeal, I have been given a peace that comes from my relationship with my God. Jesus remains the Rock that I lean on. I feel strengthened each passing hour by your prayers. Through letters and comments, we have felt God's love and comfort poured out to us from literally every corner of the world." –Amber Brantly.
Plans are being made for both Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Whitebol—the two Samaritan's Purse aid workers stricken with Ebola—to return to the United States from Liberia for treatment....(more)
Abigail Klein Leichman - Israel21c.org - (Aug 1, 2014)
"Currently we've tracked all Ebola and Marburg virus survivors in Uganda, studied their immune responses to these viruses and identified survivors with a strong immune response. We take blood samples from them and isolate monoclonal antibodies that neutralize the virus in our lab." -Dr. Leslie Lobel
(Israel)—As the most severe Ebola epidemic on record spreads through central Africa, infecting and killing hundreds of citizens and foreign aid workers, and raising the specter of outbreaks all over the world, an Israeli research team is working with survivors to develop antibodies against the lethal virus. (Photo: Dr....(more)
Teresa Neumann - Caroline Anderson – Baptist Press - (Aug 1, 2014)
"It's all a God thing; it wasn't our doing that caused a wave of change. We were just there on the front row, or second row, participating in the joy." -Missionaries to China since 1989
(China)—Alexander and Maggie Kirkpatrick (their real names are not being used for security reasons) have served in East Asia for 25 years. When they first arrived in Western China, it was 1989 and the region was considered the "wild west" for many Westerners. But since then, they say the growth of Believers they have witnessed is "staggering." (Photo by: Hugh Johnson/via (more)
Helen Dodson - Yale News - (Aug 1, 2014)
For years, researchers have theorized that aspirin could be a prime tool in the battle against cancer. Now, a new Yale study confirms its effectiveness, at least in one kind of cancer.
(New Haven, CT)—Continual use of low-dose or regular-dose aspirin may cut a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer in half, a Yale School of Public Health and Yale Cancer Center study has found. Further, the degree of protection may grow the longer one takes the aspirin. The (more)
Teresa Neumann - Elliot Jager – Newsmax - (Jul 31, 2014)
"The Arab states' loathing and fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu."
(Israel)—The New York Times reports that Israel has the unspoken support of Arab states led by Egypt in its war against Hamas, indicating Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have joined Cairo in backing Israel's anti-terrorist campaign....(more)
Pete Baklinski - LifeSiteNews.com - (Jul 31, 2014)
Tomorrow is a national day of fasting and prayer for a nation in crisis with political and social agendas attacking life and faith in God.
(Canada)—A Canadian pro-life organization is calling on pro-lifers around the world to join in a national day of prayer and fasting for Canada as it re-enters a time of debating abortion....(more)
SA Staff - Salvation Army Texas - (Jul 31, 2014)
"The dynamic crisis along our country's border is yet another call for our staff and volunteers to live out our mission, to meet human needs in the name of Christ without discrimination."
(Texas)—The mission statement of The Salvation Army clearly states the organization's commitment to "meet human needs in His name without discrimination." This practical ministry of The Salvation Army is in operation as volunteers and staff work to provide emergency assistance to immigrants who have crossed the Texas border....(more)
Franklin Graham - Billy Graham Evangelistic Association - (Jul 31, 2014)
My father can no longer take walks or kneel in the woods to pray. His eyesight has dimmed and his conversations are brief. But I can tell you that he kneels in spirit to the Lord as he prays for lost souls and looks forward to eternal fellowship with His Savior in Heaven someday.
(Reprinted with permission from BGEA) Many people have asked how my father is doing. He is a little bit stronger, and his vitals continue to be good. It seems the heat of the summer has been good for him....(more)
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