A plane carrying the second American missionary infected with Ebola has left Liberia and has arrived in the United States.
The specially-equipped CDC-outfitted plane is carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American missionary who was affected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia. This weekend, her colleague, Dr. Kent Brantly, returned to the United States and was transported to Georgia, where he has begun receiving treatment.
Writebol is described as "unassuming" and "very humble" by her pastor, John Munro. She and husband David have been in Liberia since August 2013 but had worked as missionaries for 15 years. They both worked with Serving in Mission, a nonprofit organization that worked with Samaritan's Purse. She helped guide missionaries and worked with nurses at hospitals. David worked as the technical services manager. more >>
When it comes to celebrating and having a good time, Christians really know how to get their praise on. Just because Christians serve God doesn't mean they can't have a good time too. Depending on the type of party you are having, here are five Christian songs you can add to your party playlist:
1. "Church Music (Dance!)" by David Crowder Band
2. "Love Somebody" by Mandisa more >>
Sometimes we have those days when we just feel down and need something or someone to give us a push and get us going. There is no better person to turn to then to God. These five Bible verses will give you that extra push you need:
1. Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." more >>
Do you fold your hands, bow your head and offer thanks to God before you eat? If so, this restaurant in North Carolina is offering a discount to people who "pray in public," and it may be the perfect place for you to eat and save money!
Mary's Gourmet Diner offers a discount to some customers if they pray before their meal. It is listed as a 15 percent discount for "praying in public." It started when Jordan Smith was traveling on business and stopped into this restaurant with co-workers to eat.
She told HLN they "prayed over our meal and the waitress came over at the end of the meal and said, 'Just so you know, we gave you a 15 percent discount for praying,' which I'd never seen before." more >>
This boy definitely had an angel looking over him on this day:
Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown hears the cries of a young boy who was dragged away by powerful rip currents near Crooklets beach in the U.K. He paddles out very far from the shore line to go and save him.
Rip currents are so dangerous that even the most experienced swimmers can drown after being taken out after a few minutes. Thank God for sending a guardian angel to help this boy! more >>
The surrogate mother of a baby with Down syndrome has forgiven an Australian couple for allegedly abandoning him.
Pattaramon Chanbua, a 21-year-old food vendor in Thailand, accused the couple of abandoning her critically-ill seven-month-old son Gammy and taking his healthy twin sister after they were born last year. She was reportedly paid by the biological parents to carry the twins but left to care for Gammy after they learned he has a congenital heart condition and a lung infection in addition to Down syndrome, according to News.com.au.
The couple recently denied Chanbua's abandonment claims. They claim that while they did use a surrogate for their baby girl, who is of the same age as Gammy, she does not have a twin brother. more >>