Thanks to the efforts of one Oregon suburban church, a public school in inner-city Portland that was once on a short list to be shut down due to frequent gang violence and had a reputation of being one of the most underperforming schools in the state, has been transformed and is now thriving at its highest academic level in years.
"Roosevelt High School was well known as the most under-resourced and failing school in the state. It had become a metaphor for failure, with a capital 'F,"' pastor Kip Jacob of SouthLake Church in West Linn told The Christian Post.
Although Roosevelt High School in north Portland and its surrounding neighborhood used to be considered relatively safe and family friendly, all of that changed in the late-1980s when gang members from Los Angeles traveled north looking for a new stronghold to claim. more >>
When these Target employees saw a young man in search of a tie for his first job interview, they just had to help. Not only do they help him find a tie for his interview, they go a step further to make sure everything is perfect for his big day.
It's one thing to provide customer service, but it's another to go out of your way to do the best you can for someone, even if it means taking some extra time. What these four employees do for Audrey Mark is selfless and so kind that it is guaranteed to warm your heart. Afterwards, they decide to take a trip to the Chick-fil-a that Audrey went for his job interview. God bless these people for helping him prepare for his big day!
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Police officer Steve Norton is being hailed a hero after saving the life of baby Harrison. After Joe's son Harrison suddenly stopped breathing, this police officer didn't wait for the ambulance. If any more time was wasted, this baby's life would have been in danger.
Both were afraid the wait for the ambulance would cost the son his life. In this case, they wanted to do anything they could to save this baby. Harrison was born prematurely, and is highly in danger of unlikely things happening which this officer knew could be an issue. The mother rewarded Steve with a keychain explaining how thankful they are to have had him that day.
God bless this hero, he went above and beyond to save this little guy. Check out the interview with the police officer below: more >>
This beautiful woman, Elizabeth Smart, was kidnapped and lived through something truly horrifying. At a young age she was kidnapped by a man for nine months before being rescued. Her faith and love for God got her through the scariest moment of her life.
After being kidnapped, Elizabeth was chained, raped, and treated horribly by a man. Most people in this case would question God, and maybe even lose their faith. But, Elizabeth is speaking out to tell us all that it was her faith in Jesus that got her through this kidnapping. It was certainly not easy to go through something as terrifying as this and come away OK.
God bless her for sharing such a bone chilling story, and proving that the power of Jesus is strong in all cases and scenarios. more >>
Anthony Greve was part of a popular rock band Pop Evil that was just about ready to become very popular. But, his road to stardom was not always glamorous. Anthony had become depressed and consumed by the devil.
He knew that there had been something wrong with the way he had been feeling. Every time he tried to escape and leave the band, something kept pulling him back. He desperately tried to find a way to leave, but just couldn't find a way out. When he told his parents, they thought he was crazy for leaving fame and money behind.
One night, he and his brother had a terrifying run-in with a demon! But God won that fight. This is a must-see story! more >>
Of all the soldiers at Fort Bragg, none are more committed and take their job as seriously as Peter Kuch. This man was torn from his family because of a horrible war in Sudan. He made his way to America to serve and tell his story.
After finding his way to safety through a desert, he came to America shortly after. It became his new home in which he shows to be very passionate about. He was a part of the Sudanese Civil War, and knew he would have to pray in order to stay alive. Peter walked through a desert with friends, and none of them happen to make it. Not even his parents were together with him. But, eventually through the grace of God, he was able to reunite with his mother again.
Watching him speak about his country is special. You cannot miss this story. Watching Peter speak about the U.S. the way he does will bring you to tears. more >>