A 15-year-old orphan boy who captured the hearts of thousands across the world in 2013 after he desperately begged a Florida congregation to adopt him has finally found a home. And it's with, Connie Going, the caseworker who had been trying to find him a home since he was 7.
Worried about never finding a home before aging out of the system, the teenager asked Going to take him to the St. Mark Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2013 where he made the heartbreaking plea that bent the world's ear.
"My name is Davion and I've been in foster care since I was born ... I know God hasn't given up on me. So I'm not giving up either," said Davion, who was born while his drug-addicted mother was in jail. She died there in 2012. more >>
Islamic State militants in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul abducted 120 schoolchildren from their classrooms on Sunday, as the group raided multiple schools in the town's various neighborhoods looking for children to ship to its "Cubs of the Caliphate" training camps.
Just two days before the one-year anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria, the militant group that Boko Haram pledged its allegiance to, ISIS, stormed into schools in the southern and western neighborhoods of Mosul and kidnapped students, whose ages ranged from 12 to 15 years old.
"The ISIS organization militants abducted 120 children aged between 12 to 15 years from their schools in Qayyarah, Shoura, Badush and Baaj district south and west of the city of Mosul," an unnamed Iraqi source was quoted as saying by IraqiNews.com. more >>
Imagine having to breathe out of an oxygen tank everyday and trying to get around. It seems almost impossible to do things. For Alida, nothing is impossible and she proves that by getting things done on her busy days.
When life becomes difficult for Alida, her very special friend named Mr. Gibbs helps her. Sadly, this beautiful young girl has to travel with an oxygen tank in order to breathe correctly. He is always there to look after her, not matter what. It's a strong friendship that that could be rather difficult for such a playful dog. This best friend and therapy dog is a godsend for Alida.
It is incredible how much trust the parents have in the animal when they are together and not in sight. This proves once again that a dog is man's (and woman's) best friend! more >>
A 12-year-old girl who survived a 30 foot fall three years ago now says that she sat on Jesus' lap in heaven while unconscious. Her experience and remarkable recovery are being published in a new book titled Miracles from Heaven.
The Mirror reports that Annabel Wilson Beam somehow survived the accident three years ago without an injury, to the astonishment of doctors. The incident occurred in December 2011 when the young girl was playing outside the family's Texas home with her two sisters and slipped and fell inside a hollowed out cottonwood tree.
"She hit her head three times on the way down, which is consistent with the findings of an MRI scan," said her mother, Christy Wilson Beam. more >>
This video gets straight to the point with bullying. It uses real life cases and these men discuss their emotions coming up in the world while being bullied. They have the BEST response to these bullies!
When you are young, people tend to bother you if you don't fit in. Being different is very difficult at a young age. We are under the impression that we must fit in, but is this really fair? BuzzFeed creates a video that interviews people who were different than the majority of people. Being bullied was a part of their lives. It hurt them, and those mean words stuck with them for a long time.
Now they have decided to share what they were told so that all the world can hear. They broke out of their shells with a bit of comedy involved. This video proves that you can take your weakness and turn it into a strength. more >>
A leader in the field of sexual orientation change efforts therapy has denounced the therapy's negative portrayal following the Obama Administration's support for banning the practice. Obama supports the right to an abortion for minors, but would deny them therapies to help with same-sex attraction if they want it, he pointed out.
Last week, President Barack Obama came out in support of bans on conversion therapy for gay and transgender youths.
David Pruden, executive director of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, provided The Christian Post with comments denouncing what he called "misleading" descriptions of conversion therapy. more >>