Syrian refugees have said that they are "horrified" at the prospect of a U.S. military attack on the government to take down President Bashar al-Assad, while Muslims have shared their amazement at a Christian missionary group providing relief in the region.
"It is about divided, the opinion. Some believe the rebels did it, but the majority of the people I talked to believe that Assad gassed his own people. That's the general feeling in the camps," Dr. Terry Law, the founder and president of World Compassion Ministries, shared with The Christian Post in a phone interview on Monday.
"They are horrified by it. Anybody in the camps says 'no more bombing, no more violence, our homes are destroyed already' and they are begging 'please let there be no response from the U.S. Just leave us alone,'" Law added of what refugees think of President Barack Obama's warnings of a military strike on Syria to punish Assad for using chemical weapons to kill 1,429 people in August. more >>
Massive flooding throughout the state of Colorado is forcing thousands to flee their homes while the National Guard is trying to reach an entire town trapped by floodwater in what some has described as the "largest storm in the state's history."
"It's got to be the largest storm that I can imagine in the state's history," Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper said at a news conference, Reuters reported, urging people to stay out of floodwater areas.
The massive storm, which forecasters say has caused the worst flooding in the state in over three decades, has turned roads into rivers, in some places reaching up to three feet deep. At least three people are believed to have died so far. more >>
Focus on the Family will be cutting additional staff this year, keeping with a recent trend found with the Colorado-based pro-family organization.
Monica Schleicher, director of public relations for the Colorado Springs ministry, told The Christian Post that part of the cuts were due to a new business partnership.
"We've…decided to partner with the Ambassador Advertising Agency to syndicate and distribute Focus radio products. This impacts our in-house agency, Briargate Media, and as of Oct. 1, 2013, Briargate will no longer distribute Focus radio products," said Schleicher. more >>
Young adults in their late teens and twenties face challenges familiar to adults, but new to them: idealistic and ready to change the world, they find themselves stuck in an unfulfilling job, long-term singleness, or a general set of circumstances where they cannot achieve their full potential. However, the Bible has answers for the existential angst they may feel in their "quarter-life crisis."
"If they think they have to have an 'X' amount of money by the age of 25 and they don't achieve that, then they can have a huge sense of letdown," Biblical counselor June Hunt, founder, CEO, and CSO of Hope For The Heart ministries, told The Christian Post in a recent interview. But success isn't an exact amount of money, the perfect spouse, popularity in the arts, or the ability to achieve things, she argued. Instead, "success is becoming the person God created you to be."
Below are six biblical lessons geared to provide comfort and direction for those struggling with a quarter-life crisis - defined as "feelings of confusion, anxiety, and self-doubt experienced by some people in their twenties, especially after completing their education," according to the dictionary WordSpy. more >>
Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization known for its food relief work in times of disasters, continues on its national community outreach tour with a stop on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa, giving away $1 million in food, giveaways, and services.
Like several of the Convoy of Hope events that have already taken place this year, the free community outreach will feature services including haircuts, dental check-ups, health services, workforce development services, and kids' carnival.
"Convoy of Hope leaders in Sioux City are super-excited about bringing a poverty-free day to that community," said Rick Zorehkey, a special assistant to one of the organization's co-founders. more >>
A former banker who turned to ministry and would serve as a pastor in Alabama for more than 20 years passed away last week at age 82.
The Rev. Richard Vigneulle, former head of the Shades Mountain Independent Church in Hoover, died last Thursday according to an announcement from his church. A visitation was held for Vigneulle last Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at Shades Mountain Independent Church, with the funeral taking place Sunday afternoon.
"The celebration service lasted for 2 1/2 hours and was a beautiful tribute to a man whose influence and legacy was felt throughout the community and into the world," Carol Wilkins, media director for Shades Mountain Independent, told The Christian Post. "Many gave testimony to changed lives through the ministry of Dr. Vigneulle. The service was well attended and Dr. Vigneulle's children gave a special tribute to their father with loving memories shared." more >>