A Creationist group's project to build a park centered around a life-sized model of Noah's Ark might benefit from an estimated $18 million in tourism incentives. This would come by way of a state sales tax refund that would be received after the Ark Encounter has been open to the public for at least three years.
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has given "preliminary approval" on the Ark Encounter project overseen by a Christian apologetics group known as Answers in Genesis.
Gil Lawson, spokesman for the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, told The Christian Post that the "preliminary approval" was given last week. more >>
The full-length trailer for the film "Believe Me" debuted this week and gives viewers a first look at its plot which revolves around a group of college students posing as a Christian ministry for money.
"Does the guy holding the microphone always hold the truth? Already ruffling feathers, and with over half a million views on its teaser trailer, Riot Studios now releases the official theatrical trailer for their religious satire 'Believe Me,' which challenges the power of platforms," read the press release.
The fake ministry, known as "The God Squad" is created by the students in order pay off the tuition of the group's leader, and main character Sam, played by Alex Russell. more >>
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 >>
WASHINGTON – Faith-based communities are a critical part of overseas aid and development, government officials declared at an event praising those efforts.
At the opening event for the multiday U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit, leaders in the government and faith-based organizations spoke about the efforts to aid development in the African continent.
The Friday morning opening breakfast event was hosted by Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. more >>
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are returning to America in a specially outfitted CDC jet to receive further treatment for the Ebola virus they contracted in Liberia while working as missionaries.
CNN reported that both have left Liberia in the specially outfitted airplane where they will remain in enclosed structures so as not to infect anyone else. They are headed to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital where they will be treated for the disease in a special facility containment unit.
"Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases," the hospital's officials told ABC News. "It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country." more >>
The two Americans diagnosed with Ebola after working in Liberia are both fervently praying to God for deliverance, and now they are reportedly improving as well. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were both infected while working as Christian missionaries and their faith is helping them through their ordeal.
"She's stable," Nancy's son Jeremy told "Today." "She's fighting through it and continuing to express a few symptoms but she's able to move around on her own. She's working real hard to get through this."
Writebol and her husband David have served as missionaries for over 15 years and are still together in Liberia. David is only allowed to see his wife through a window, lest he be infected as well. Their church in Charlotte, North Carolina held a prayer service for the couple. more >>