After last Wednesday night's Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston ended with nine people losing their lives in a violent act of racial hatred, over 100 worshipers gathered in the very same room just one week later to continue the church's Wednesday night tradition.
Interim pastor Norvel Goff Sr., who's standing in for slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, said that while Wednesday night Bible studies would never be the same for members of the church, he believed that faith had brought the 100-strong crowd to the same basement room only a week later to continue worshipping the Lord.
"This territory belongs to God," Goff told the crowd at the Bible study, as quoted by CNN. "Bible study will continue. But because of what happened, we will never be the same." more >>
Ryan Pittman is a man with Down syndrome and a servant with a heart for God. Since he was a young boy he always wanted to help others. In time, he was finally able to travel to Peru and follow his dream and serve Jesus!
He now stands up in front of a class in Peru and gives his powerful testimony. Before giving his testimony speech at the school, students had no idea people with Down syndrome could read. By sharing his relationship with Jesus and explaining to them that they are all the same because they need God, he strengthened their faith.
"I am different … I have Down Syndrome. But we are all the same because we all NEED God." more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has joined the growing chorus of voices calling for Southern states to put the Confederate flag to rest and leave it in the history books.
After a white gunman killed nine African-Americans during a Bible study at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, numerous activists and leading voices from both sides of the political spectrum have called on states that raise or present the Confederate flag on government property to stop honoring a symbol of "hate."
Graham, a North Carolina native and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Facebook this week to explain that even though some of his own ancestors were injured fighting for the South in the Civil War, the Confederate flag stands in the way of racial unity in America. more >>
Outspoken Christian Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson said he's going to let God decide where he'll be playing the next stage of his NFL career, as his contract with the Seattle Seahawks is set to expire at the end of the 2015-2016 season.
While discussing the possibility of a contract extension in an interview with "The Adam and Joe Show" on Raleigh, North Carolina's 99.9 The Fan sports talk radio Monday, Wilson stressed that while he would love to stay in Seattle, it's God who will choose which city he'll call home come the start of the 2016-2017 season.
"At the end of the day I trust the process," Wilson said. "I know God's going to take me and put me where he wants to have me. I hope that's Seattle. I love it there, it's a great place." more >>
Cheryl grew up around a household of alcoholics. This led to a life surrounded by alcoholism, loneliness, abuse, addiction and adultery. In her first marriage the abuse was so bad she had to leave. After finding the man she truly loved and going through many struggles, God had spoke to Cheryl and turned her world around. Through all the dark times, Cheryl was guided by the light.
When you come from a household that had such a negative impact on your life, you can end up repeating some of these acts. It hurts to be involved, but a lot of the times, it may not fully be that person's fault. We all make mistakes and we must learn to forgive ourselves. In this case, Cheryl had been through a failed marriage, and was on the verge of another one.
Finally she cried out to God. more >>
A Christian mother of 11 was poisoned to death last week by her Muslim sister-in-law in an eastern Ugandan village, neighborhood sources told a leading Christian persecution watchdog organization.
Namumbeiza Swabura, a Muslim convert to Christianity, succombed to food poisoning last Wednesday after enduring months of constant threats from local Muslims after she and her husband — a former Islamic school teacher [sheikh] — accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in August 2014, sources informed Morning Star News.
Swabura is survived by her husband, Mugoya Muhammad, and her 11 children, the youngest being a 5-month-old infant. more >>