Two Christian missionaries who got infected by the deadly Ebola virus while working in Liberia have been given a fighting chance at life thanks to an experimental serum made from tobacco plants called ZMapp.
The missionaries, Dr. Ken Brantly, 33, who works with Samaritan's Purse and Nancy Writebol, 59, an aid worker with SIM, are both being treated at a special unit set up at Emory University Hospital in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, according to news reports.
Brantly, who was flown from Liberia to the U.S. on Saturday, was the first to receive treatment, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Writebol arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday and both missionaries have been showing progress. more >>
Text messages sent by the teenage missionary who reportedly admitted to raping children at a Kenyan orphanage surfaced this week revealing his belief that he was possessed by a demon named "Luke" at the time of the offenses.
Evidence brought by the Assistant US Attorney cites text messages from the indicted rapist Matthew Lane Durham, 19, to a friend. Those messages include threats to the Kenyan orphanage founder.
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 >>