City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee has said that relief teams helping victims on the ground in Japan are continuing to share the light of Christ amidst the humanitarian tragedy that has stricken the country following the massive earthquake and violent aftershocks.
Kong said in a Facebook message on Sunday to CHC relief teams helping people in Japan: "Thank you, guys, for working so hard for the Lord Jesus Christ in Japan. We are so grateful and proud of you. Everyone here in CHC Singapore and the Harvest family of churches everywhere are praying for you. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."
He provided an update of the various efforts CHC teams have been undertaking in the past week, and said that on Tuesday one of the teams in Kumamoto delivered water, bread, tomatoes, rice balls and basic toiletry supplies to Sakura Hospital in Mashiki, Mashiki Health & Welfare Centre and the suburb of Higashi-ku. more >>
In the upcoming episode of "The Story of God," Morgan Freeman travels to New Orleans to speak to survivors of hurricane Katrina and learn how their Christian faith enabled them to overcome hardship and rebuild their community.
The National Geographic series follows Freeman as he travels to 20 cities in seven different countries in a quest to find answers to the mysteries of faith.
In episode 2 titled "Apocalypse," viewers get a glimpse of the Hollywood actor at Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ in New Orleans with two ministers who are also survivors of the 2005 hurricane that hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which led to water levees and flood walls breaking in New Orleans, flooding 80 peecent of the city. more >>
Country music star Craig Strickland died of hypothermia when he went missing last December during a hunting trip, an autopsy report has confirmed.
Strickland, who was a member of the band Backroad Anthem, was declared missing shortly after Christmas last year when he and his friend, Chase Morland, embarked on a duck hunting trip in Oklahoma's Kay County.
The pair had begun their trip as winter storm Goliath hit Oklahoma and other southern states. The duo's capsized boat and Morland's body were found a few days after they were reported missing, and Strickland's body was found in early January. His death was ruled an accident. more >>
For decades former NASA contractor Bob Ebeling was haunted by his failed effort to stop the 1986 launch of the space shuttle Challenger after discovering defective O-rings that caused the spacecraft to disintegrate in flight, claiming the lives of seven astronauts. Just weeks before his death on Monday, however, the 89-year-old man had found peace.
Following a story commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy, in which Ebeling said he still suffered from feelings of regret, NPR reports that many of its readers and listeners reached out to Ebeling to express their support.
"Ebeling heard from hundreds of NPR readers and listeners, who responded to our January story," the news agency reported. more >>
Sometimes people are described as being consume by their work. However for one meteorologist that idiom might have gotten a little too literal.
Liberté Chan of KTLA 5 thought that her dress was light enough that the green screen used to project the weather map would not mistake it for the background.
But boy was she wrong! Hilarity ensues as all of a sudden her body becomes part of the forecast, leading to a coworker putting his jacket over her like a gentleman should. more >>
Even those most closely associated with snow have to have their first time in the white stuff. And this is one of the most adorable examples out there.
A polar bear cub celebrates her 3-month birthday at a Toronto zoo, being given the best present ever for the special day and accepting it in the cutest way possible.
In a video posted to YouTube by an account named "Unusual" on Single Person Awareness Day, the cub wonders about a winter wonderland. more >>