Olivia Osteen, niece of famed pastor Joel Osteen, has joined forces with Disney star Jake Short to bring national awareness to children suffering from hunger in the U.S. through the Blessings in a Backpack campaign.
The two young advocates have recently been featured in a public service announcement (PSA) to promote the nonprofit organization, which works to fight hunger in elementary schools nationwide by supplying children on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program "with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year," according to the nonprofit's website.
Short, who is the star of Disney Channel's comedy A.N.T. Farm, and Osteen, an aspiring actress who serves as a young Christian role model, implore viewers to contribute to Blesssings in a Backpack in their recent PSA announcement, which was produced by Sound Tree Entertainment's Gregory James Blount. more >>
CARY, N.C. – The global media organization Trans World Radio (TWR) said that within less than two years they will be able to deliver Christian content to nearly 60 percent of the people in the world in their own language. The ministry plans to do this by integrating its broadcast capabilities through radio, Internet, and smart phone technology.
"If you can imagine a Web portal with hundreds of ministries coming to one location to have their Christian content (audio, text, or video) available," Ralf Stores, U.S. Director of Media Development and Services, told The Christian Post recently. "Not only the content of hundreds of ministries, but have that content available in every one of the major languages of the world."
Stores said that TWR is currently the largest media ministry in the world when it comes to radio. Through their broadcast stations and outlets placed in strategic parts of the world, the 60-year-old ministry's primary method of delivering Christian programming is through AM, medium and short wave radio stations. more >>
Expolit, an annual Spanish-speaking conference that brings together Christians from around the world, has announced that Wycliffe Bible Translators has been chosen as this year's nonprofit beneficiary.
"Wycliffe is honored to have Expolit's support for our important work to make the Bible accessible to all people in the language and form that is most meaningful to them," Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe USA, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "William Cameron Townsend had his vision for Wycliffe Bible Translators while working with the Cakchiquel people of Guatemala in 1942, so it's fitting that Expolit's support will focus on supporting another project in its final stages in Latin America."
The Expolit annual book and music convention allows Christians from various ministries and organizations to network, strategize, and build partnerships. The conference is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors May 2-5 in Miami, Fla., and the funds raised during the event will support Wycliffe's efforts in making Scripture accessible to communities in Colombia. more >>
Pornography tops the list of controversial topics among Christian men. Some churchgoing fathers, pastors and young adults frequent websites filled with explicit sexual content and beautiful women involved in these acts. One of these women, Crissy Moran, made a more than comfortable living as an adult actress- her website earned her over $15,000 a month. However, Moran left the industry in 2006 and never looked back, deciding to rededicate her life to Jesus Christ.
Moran, now 37, was raised by Christian parents who divorced when she was 14, just 3 years after she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Her father suffered from alcoholism after splitting up with her mother and his condition led Crissy to believe that God had abandoned her. Despite his constant drinking, Moran's father still preached abstinence until marriage to her, while her mother's outlook had become less and less influenced by Christian values.
The confusion lead her down the wrong path, and Moran started pursuing a career in pornography in 1999. After posting revealing pictures of herself on the internet, Moran was offered jobs modeling in Miami and Los Angeles for Playboy and Hustler. She eventually moved on to creating her own pornography website and performed in over 40 mainstream adult films after moving to California. more >>
A young U.S. missionary has persuaded the Honduran government to allow 2,000 Christians to converge on the Central American country for one week to preach the Gospel, provide medical aid and potentially affect life-long change as part of a One Nation One Day campaign targeting what has become the world's deadliest country.
"We have almost 1,600 people already signed up to come with us to Honduras July 13-21. We have already shipped 10 containers of aid and we're gathering eight more. We have 18 different ministries sponsoring 18 different outreaches in the capital cities on July 20," explained Dominic Russo, the 29-year-old missionary organizing the event through his nonprofit Missions.Me network, which he leads with Jedidiah Thurner and and Gabe Bahlhorn.
"The momentum is enormous. We're going to be broadcast live in Honduras on the government channel. We're going to be on every radio station in Honduras and broadcast hopefully across the world with a couple of different Christian networks. The momentum is unbelievable and the vision is that all of Honduras will be changed and impacted in one day," he added. more >>
Professional golfers Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan – otherwise known as the "Golf Boys" – are back with a new video in an effort to raise awareness about the world's clean water crisis.
The video, titled "2.Oh" and released online Monday, features the "four hopelessly tone-def and rhythm deprived golfers" rapping over a booming bass about adventures on the golf course, things that rhyme with their names and causing mayhem.
In one part of the video, the men rhyme: more >>