The head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team is a fierce lady who leads her team to victory. Although Joanne Boyle loves to coach, there was always a void her team just could not fill. She always mentioned she wants to adopt a child, but knew it would be difficult.
After 12 trips to Senegal, Boyle always found it in her heart to mention it, but she never found the courage to go forward and make one of the children her own until one day. After several trips, constant obstacles, and a number of lawyers, she finally met the daughter she had always wanted.
Ngoty took the trip back to the U.S. with her and found a family on the basketball court as well. more >>
Having to deal with a granddaughter who is diagnosed with cancer was hard for this girl and her parents. Her loving grandfather did something heartwarming after dealing with the loss of his son in a tragedy. He finds a way to grieve by giving back.
This granddad found out about both these situations in the same year. After hearing about the cancer, Roger and his son started to create a radio flyer cart in which you can take patients around the hospital with their medicine still connected.
Tragically, his son passed away during the process. more >>
A conservative student group at The George Washington University faces punishment, including the loss of its funding, for refusing to engage in LGBT sensitivity training on campus. The students are now being condemned and attacked on campus by those who claim they're committing an "act of violence" for standing up for their members' individual rights and Judeo-Christian values.
The Young America's Foundation chapter at the Washington, D.C.-based academic institute has refused to participate in LGBT sensitivity training recently made as a requirement.
Amanda Robbins, vice president of GW YAF, told The Christian Post that their objection to the training "stems not only from many of our members' Judeo-Christian values, but also from our organization's commitment to defending the individual rights of every student on campus." more >>
WASHINGTON — Respect for the worth and dignity of every human being, a Christian value held in common by liberals and conservatives alike, is helping to unite a broad coalition in favor of criminal justice reforms, such as limits on solitary confinement, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, explained.
"Conservatives and progressives are coming together," Stief said, due, in part, to their "universally held Christian values [to] respect the personhood of individuals." The current prison system, he added, "does not see [prisoners] as persons." more >>
Mark Hall, the lead singer for popular contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous kidney Wednesday and "everything went really well," according to an update from the band.
"Mark is out of surgery. Everything went really well. Dr. says textbook operation. Just like we prayed for. I told the doctor that he might possibly be the most prayed for Dr. on the planet today. He will be in recovery for a while. Thank you so much for your prayers," noted an update on the band's Facebook page posted shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
In an earlier post on Tuesday, Mark's wife, Melanie, said she was "humbled" by the outpouring of support her family has received since they went public with Mark's health issues last Thursday. more >>
The latest execution video posted by the Islamic State terrorist organization to Twitter on Tuesday evening purports to show a baby-faced boy, who looks no older than 12 years old, executing an Israeli counterterror spy.
The 13-minute video shows the prisoner identify himself as the 19-year-old Muhammad Said Ismail Musallem, who confessed that he was working for the Jewish counterterror agency Mossad.
Musallem, who believes his family members are also spies, called on his family to repent and declares that espionage attempts against ISIS are doomed to fail. more >>