Teenagers on their way to a school dance decided to walk on train tracks instead of the road, and Mateus Moore ended up saving his girlfriend's life by pushing her out of the way of an oncoming train. Moore is being hailed as a hero for his actions, and a community is mourning the loss of a life cut short.
Mickayla Friend and Moore had been dating for some time and decided to walk along the train tracks on their way to a dance. One witness says that the couple seemed to hear the engineer's warning horn at the same time and, upon seeing how close the train was, Moore made the decision to sacrifice himself for Friend.
"They would have both been underneath that train if he didn't push her out of the way at the last second," Sean Stark told KCRA. "He pushed her, and he went under [the train] and she hit the corner of the train," he added. more >>
NFL free agent wide receiver Jason Avant says his grandmother's faith led him to Jesus. She prayed for him for years, and when he finally came to Christ, it was the happiest day of her life.
Her positive influence goes back to his drug-dealing days,Avant told CBN News in a video interview posted Friday.
"I was the worst gang-banger/drug dealer ever because my grandmother gave me too much truth for me to be comfortable in that environment," he said. The NFL star admitted to dealing drugs as early as sixth grade when he was growing up on the south side of Chicago. He lived with his Christian grandmother, but most of the other relatives he lived with were gang-bangers, so he grew up familiar with drug deals and drive-by shootings. more >>
Forgotten people in developing countries around the world are being shown that God does care about them, due largely to the work of nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing life-saving clean drinking water to the 768 million people who still lack access to this necessity.
"When you take a remote community that doesn't show up on any of the maps, and the government may or may not know where that community is – you can find it on Google Earth only if you know exactly where to look – it's very easy for the people in these communities to feel like they've been forgotten," Mary Kay Jackson, a missionary with The Mission Society and the managing director of Pure Home Water, shared with The Christian Post in a phone interview on Thursday.
"When I can go in with the water filters, they come to me and say, 'Thank you so much Mary for bringing the filters.' And I say 'Don't thank me, it was Jesus who brought the filters.'" more >>
JUNIA Say hello to Andronicus and Junia, my relatives and my fellow prisoners. They are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. Romans 16:7 more >>
I've been all over the board about him. My emotions have ranged from anger to apathy to compassion. He's equal parts rational, cold and notorious. He's the Prodigal Son's older brother.
An early reading of the Prodigal's story prompted me to quietly whisper to myself, "I am so glad the Prodigal encountered his father first when he returned home, rather than his brother."
I know, as do you, that had he encountered his older brother first, the Prodigal would have never made it home. His brother would have rejected him and turned him back to the 'far country.' more >>
A 22-year-old mother from Lawrence, Mass., sacrificed her body to save the lives of her twin daughters by becoming a "human speed bump" to stop her car from rolling down her driveway into traffic with the girls trapped inside.
Mindy Tran told ABC News that she and her daughters, Saleen and Sydney, had recently moved from a shelter into their new apartment when the freak incident took place.