When 19-year-old worship music artist and leader Taylor Carpenter was born, her family had to carry her around on a big pillow. Without any advance knowledge, it was discovered that she had the congenital bone disorder Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or "Brittle Bones."
People with OI are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of Type-I collagen.
Carpenter described her condition to The Christian Post recently. "Basically, my bones are super weak. Due to this defect, I am wheelchair bound. I am also very short in stature and am forced to rely on others more than I would like to," she said. "My condition causes my bones to form differently so I had to have multiple rodding surgeries on my legs, arms, and back." more >>
A memorial service for longtime National Religious Broadcasters board member Dr. Alex Leonovich is planned for Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manville, N.J., on Saturday. Leonovich, who was the director of Slavic Missionary Service, "went to be with the Lord" on Wednesday after nearly seven decades of missionary, pastoral, and evangelistic work, NRB stated.
"Alex was a giant among the NRB faithful. He never lost sight of his calling and never lost his love for NRB," said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright.
SMS, an organization dedicated to reaching Slavic people for Christ, stated, "Alex not only preached with his words, but even more so with his actions. Alex would always tell you that he is ready to be with the Lord at any time, and God truly helped Alex to fulfill his ultimate desire: 'When it's time for the Lord to take me home, I want to go with my boots still on!'" more >>
NFL player Tim Tebow and reality television star Willie Robertson were just two of the well-known names to headline the Wildfire Conference for Men, held at Liberty University's Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va., this past weekend.
The conference, which took place March 8 and 9, sold out to a 10,000-male audience and featured the headliners Tim Tebow, who is a quarterback for the New York Jets, Willie Robertson, star of A&E's reality show "Duck Dynasty," as well as former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz.
"Men from all walks of life – grandfathers, fathers, sons, brothers, hunting buddies, and more –came together to worship God and learn more about the life of true adventure that God intends for every man," Michael Queen, director of marketing at the American Association of Christian Counselors, which sponsored the Wildfire conference, told The Christian Post via email. more >>
Through his documentary "Monumental," actor and well-known evangelical role model Kirk Cameron has inspired a series of east coast tours with stops in many of the places seen in the film.
As Jay Proffitt, director of the tour staff at American Christian Tours told The Christian Post, the "Monumental" themed tours provided by their company not only visit the same places but also discuss the same concepts in the documentary.
While the Rice Lake, Wis.-based tour company offers several other Christian-themed tour options in Washington, D.C., to a primarily student-oriented audience, its "Monumental"-themed tours are geared more toward families and church groups. more >>
Michael "Mickey" Williams Jr. decided at the age of 16 that he would become a drug dealer, but never had he anticipated that he would become a slave to those same drugs and find himself in and out of prison and rehab for the next two decades.
Williams says he partly turned to drugs out of rebellion and resentment against his parents, who had their own substance abuse problems. But once they got clean, after years of being absent at home, they suddenly started doing what they should have been doing from the start – being parents to their four children, a task they had instead left to him. Williams has two younger brothers and a sister who is one year his senior.
"While my parents were out there doing what they were doing, I had to take care of my siblings," he told The Christian Post. "When my mom and father didn't come home and my brothers and sister needed to go to school or they needed something to eat, I had to somehow figure out how to make a meal out of what we had in our home." more >>
In what the man of God now describes as a "miracle," a Suffolk County, N.Y., pastor who was four days into a week-long fast with his church found the strength to arrest an alleged drug-addled burglar who surprised him at his office when he showed up to prepare for an early morning prayer meeting last Thursday.
Pastor Mike Jankowski of Lamb's Chapel Outreach Christian Ministries in Suffolk County told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday that even though he was weak and fatigued from four days of fasting during the ordeal, God gave him the strength to subdue the alleged burglar and pray for his salvation while he waited for police to arrive.
"I feel like this guy broke into a building that the church uses but it was the love of Christ that apprehended him and I feel like that needs to be our DNA as the body of Christ right there," said Jankowski, who said he has asked local prosecutors to be merciful to the alleged burglar, whom police have since identified as Brian Cook. more >>