Former Congressman Frank Wolf has noted that Christians in Nigeria, who are among the millions of displaced people suffering due to the action of radical groups, are feeling abandoned by Western churches that are failing to speak out on the developing humanitarian tragedy.
Wolf, who is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, told The Christian Post in a phone interview that he was part of a delegate team that visited Nigeria in February, and got to witness first hand the difficulties that internally displaced people face.
"People of faith, Christians, feel very much forgotten. Nigeria is fractured and is breaking down in so many ways, and it seems that the world has forgotten about it," he reflected on his interactions with Christians there. more >>
A person should turn to God to help break free from drug addiction, says the Rev. Billy Graham in an advice column, responding to a man who says his wife is complaining about his drug habit.
"I admit I probably smoke pot a bit more than I should (it's legal in our state), but now my wife is getting after me because she says I'm addicted to it and turning into the equivalent of an alcoholic. Can harmless drugs like pot really do that to you?" asked the man.
Graham replied that no drug, including marijuana, is "harmless" and the experts he knows "agree that almost any drug can become addictive — including marijuana." more >>
Tim Tebow is known for his philanthropic efforts, but now his foundation is challenging others to join him next Saturday for a one-day worldwide event known as Team Tebow Service Day 2016.
"Team Tebow Service Day 2016 is being held to encourage Team Tebow members and others to serve in their community where they are most passionate," a statememnt on the Tim Tebow Foundation website reads.
"Service day projects are completely up to you and can be as simple as a neighborhood trash clean-up or as organized as recruiting a team for a local charity 5k. Our hope is that you would serve your community where you are most passionate!" more >>
It's important for people to help support the elderly and the helpless, said evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In an advice column published Friday, Rev. Graham was asked by a person who works at a nursing home why people tend to not visit their elders.
"I've worked in a nursing home for almost 20 years, and the hardest part of my job is watching people dump their relatives here and then never come back to visit them. Why are people so insensitive? Even if someone has dementia they still deserve our love, don't they?" inquired the person. more >>
Tim Tebow is spending part of his summer in the Philippines visiting with children who live at the orphanage his father founded 25 years ago.
Tebow, the 28-year-old football player-turned-television personality, was born in Makati City, Philippines, and has made it his mission to help children who live in his country of birth. While there, the athlete and motivational speaker visited Uncle Dick's Orphanage which houses 45 children who had nowhere to go.
Tebow's father, Bob, founded the orphanage nearly 25 years ago through his Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. Now that he has his own charitable foundation, Tebow documented his visit on social media, calling the children and the orphanage in Mindanao island "family." more >>
A "catastrophic humanitarian emergency" is developing at a refugee camp in Nigeria where more than 1,200 graves have been dug for the deceased who starved to death after fleeing from their homes to escape the Islamic terror group Boko Haram, according to Medical charity MSF.
"This is the first time MSF has been able to access [the town of] Bama, but we already know the needs of the people there are beyond critical," said Ghada Hatim, MSF head of mission in Nigeria. "We are treating malnourished children in medical facilities in Maiduguri and see the trauma on the faces of our patients who have witnessed and survived many horrors."
Hatim said as many as 188 people have died in the camp since May 23, mainly from malnutrition and diseases such as diarrhea more >>