Despite the fact that the Christian fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is notorious for being closed on Sundays, several Texas Chick-fil-A locations operated on Sunday to prepare and distribute free food to victims impacted by the deadly tornadoes that created havoc and destruction throughout the state.
After tornadoes and severe storms swept through the Dallas area over the weekend and killed as many as 11 people and damaged hundreds of buildings, Chick-fil-A employees from a number of stores northeast of Dallas opened the kitchens and volunteered their time to provide free food for first responders and victims of the natural disaster. Volunteers also delivered sandwiches to rescue workers and victims.
The humanitarian work of the Chick-fil-A restaurants was first publicized by Facebook user Jared Guynes who posted on Sunday about how the restaurant chain was breaking its own rule for the "best reason possible." He posted a picture of a Chick-fil-A pickup truck delivering food to a disaster services ambulance. more >>
The Deaf Bible Society, an organization reaching out to deaf people in the Middle East, has said it is trying to minister to the people before they can be manipulated by the Islamic State terror group.
"The Lord's really given us an opportunity to make an impact with the Gospel among the deaf, today unlike any other time in history," says J.R. Bucklew, president of Deaf Bible Society, in an article published by Mission Network News on Monday.
"While the hearing community is pushing the deaf aside," Bucklew added, "the deaf Church has an opportunity to grow exponentially. more >>
Extreme weather conditions, ranging from blizzards to tornadoes, have killed at least 43 people across seven states over the Christmas period.
"This is a huge impact on our community, and we're all suffering," said Garland Police Lt. Pedro Barineau from Dallas, where eight people were killed and 15 were injured, according to Fox News.
New Mexico, West Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle suffered heavy snow fall, while at least nine tornadoes swept through the country, destroying as many as 1,450 homes. more >>
When you look at a bridge you may simply see a span that connects distant sides. But once you hear about Candy Christmas and her ministry to feed and clothe Nashville's homeless and needy, you just might see bridges with brand new eyes.
Yes, her name is Candy Christmas and her outreach ministry is as sweet as her name.
Christmas runs a weekly outreach to feed the homeless called The Bridge, Inc., a non-profit that provides services and every day necessities to Nashville's "food insecure, poor and homeless." The Bridge is aptly named — it acts as a lifeline to a segment of society that is often forgotten, and the outreach takes place beneath Nashville's Jefferson Street Bridge. more >>
A Texas-based charity received its own Christmas miracle of sorts when a donor left a $50,000 check underneath the statue of the Christ Child in their outdoor manger scene.
The Children's Home, a Christian orphanage started in 1924, was recently given the surprise donation in a nativity display placed outside its administrative offices.
Over 100 leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention and other Evangelical organizations are calling on Christians to welcome Iraqi and Syrian refugees and establish programs at their churches to help resettled refugees get acclimated to their new communities and cultures.
More than 100 Evangelical leaders gathered at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College in Illinois on Thursday and signed onto a declaration calling on Christians to be more compassionate toward Syrian and Iraqi refugees as they seek asylum from the persecution and violence caused by the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group.
The leaders, who represent various denominations, humanitarian groups and other Evangelical groups, explained that as more than 60 million people across the globe and as many as 4.4 million Syrians have fled from their hometowns, "moments like these are when Christians cannot remain silent and still." more >>