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Resolute by Elliot

New Release Tuesday - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am
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The Wonderlands: Sunlight by Jon Foreman

New Release Tuesday - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am
On May 26, lowercase people records and Word Entertainment will release Jon Foreman's The Wonderlands: Sunlight, the first in a four-EP series, digitally. The ambitious solo project from the lead vocalist/guitarist of GRAMMY® and Dove-winning rock band Switchfoot has been 10 years in the making and will feature 24 songs in total one for each hour of the day.[...]
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Life by Sleeping At Last

New Release Tuesday - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am
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LifeStyle by Krystal Klear Da Rapper

New Release Tuesday - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am
BUY LifeStyle HERE: http://goo.gl/oxIh0Y Krystal Klear Da Rapper CitySide Records releases LifeStyle featuring king Stevian and Fly By. LifeStyle is to inspire those who are trapped in their past life and straddling the fence but need that push to put them in the presence of our Lord Jehovah.[...]
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Internship to Russia = SOAR

Mission Network News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am

SOAR International Ministries has their first-ever
intern joining them this summer in Russia.
(Photo courtesy of SOAR).

Russia (MNN) -- As many college students have returned home from college, a few are taking on summer internships. Many will be joining organizations or businesses to gain experience in the business world. Some will join ministries to gain ministry experience. SOAR International Ministries is excited about beginning their first internship program this summer. How did it come about? SOAR's Greg Mangione says, "As we were talking with different schools and attending missions conference they would ask, 'What kind of internship opportunities do you have?'" SOAR began looking into it. "We started talking with one of our partners in western Russia about the possibility of them being involved." SOAR has been working on the specifics for about a year. Mangione says, "Beginning June 9, we've got one intern from Moody who will be going over to Russia with us."

SOAR International's Greg and Vika Mangione.

"Benm" a Moody Bible Institute student, is heading there next month to help a church who has an orphan transition home outreach. "Once the orphan graduates, what's left for them? The statics are basically crime and poverty. [When] they come out of the orphanage, they don't know how to go grocery shopping, they don't know how to cook and clean. They don't know how to take care of themselves." What will Ben be doing? "Helping to train orphans who have graduated out of the orphanage, as this transition home helps them integrate into normal life and give them skills so that they can have a productive life, but then also mentor them spiritually." This particular transition home is seeing incredible results. "90% of them are born again Christians that are active in their church. Many have started families. Many have gone to college or universities and have gotten degrees or specialty education so they can be more productive in society." Many who have gone through the program are now giving back and mentoring those who are involved today. Ben will also help at a summer English camp offered through the church. Support SOAR with your best gift today.
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Refugees: how should Christians respond?

Mission Network News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am

(Photo courtesy FH)

International (MNN) -- There are 51.2 MILLION refugees worldwide. According to the UN, global forced displacement has reached levels not seen since World War II. Every 60 seconds, eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. With serious conflict situations worldwide, from Ukraine to Syria to Myanmar to Central America, there's a refugee crisis in nearly every "backyard". The question is: what should we, as God's people, do about it? "We're called by God to walk with the most vulnerable, and refugees clearly are some of the most vulnerable people in the world," observes Peter Howard of Food for the Hungry (FH). FH President Gary Edmonds adds in a recent blog post, "As an organization dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people thrive, we are called to love and invite the refugee into places of safety and solace." A history with refugees FH is no stranger to refugee crises. One of its first projects back in the 1970's was helping Vietnamese boat people floating in the South China Sea. The ministry has helped untold thousands in the decades since.

(Photo courtesy FH)

"Imagine on a moment's notice, having to leave your home with nothing and go to a foreign country. Sometimes the foreign country doesn’t speak the same language; you don't know the system, you don't know where you're going to access food," Howard says, describing refugees' experience. "The level of fear and anxiety among refugees is incredibly high." As they walk with refugees, FH workers and their national partners help meet both physical and spiritual needs of desperate populations. "We never separate the physical and the spiritual," says Howard. "As followers of Jesus Christ, everywhere we go and in everything we do, we are representing Christ and His Kingdom." As Christians live out their faith by caring for refugees, curiosity grows. "What are these churches and who are these Christians that are reaching out to us, and why are they reaching out to us? We don't even share their same faith, but yet they're serving us," Howard shares. Those questions often lead to spiritual conversations, and believers get to share their motive and hope: Jesus Christ and His salvation. Helping refugees in 2015 This year, FH is focusing its efforts on the Middle East and Burundi. Middle East

(Photo courtesy FH)

By the end of August 2014, the UN estimated 6.5 million people had been displaced in Syria, while more than 3 million refugees had fled to countries such as Lebanon (1.14 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (815,000). More than 400,000 Iraqis had left the country as of last July; over 250,000 refugees from throughout the region were still within its borders. With Integral Alliance, FH is helping refugees from Iraq and Syria seeking safe haven in neighboring nations. Learn more and come alongside their efforts here. Burundi

(Photo courtesy FH)

Earlier this month, yet another refugee crisis arose in Central Africa. "In the last couple weeks, there's been tension that's flared up, and over 100,000 people have fled Burundi," Howard shares. "Many of those refugees are children." Up to a third of Burundi refugee kids are unaccompanied, he adds. "Food for the Hungry has felt very called to come alongside those children and help them get reconnected with their family, and ensuring that their basic needs are met." Learn more here.   What's God asking YOU to do to help refugees?
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What is the future like for women in Honduras?

Mission Network News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:00am
Honduras (ORO) -- [EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a blog story posted directly from Orphan Outreach. Visit their Web site to learn more about how this organization is changing children's lives.]

(Photo courtesy of Orphan Outreach)

Amy Haroff journeyed with Orphan Outreach to Central America as a short-term missionary, and her passion for the children she met transformed her life. She now serves full-time at Jubilee School in Honduras. We asked Amy to share what the future holds for young women in this poverty-stricken land.  In a country with a 60-70% poverty rate, a corrupt government, an inadequate infrastructure, and a lack of systems to manage resources, it comes as no surprise that the state of education in Honduras is shaky at best. Statistics boast an 85-95% literacy rate, but digging deeper reveals how meaningless these numbers are. Being that Honduras is a patriarchal society, it would be easy to assume that the education of men is favored over that of women. However, when I sat down to platicar with a group of women from various backgrounds, I learned otherwise. Literacy simply means the ability to read and write, but in a country where education is only required through age 12 and is only free through age 15, I have to wonder how educated the average Honduran really is. Here in Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, I have watched news reports depicting the horrible learning conditions in some of the public schools. Teachers are underpaid ($8-12 per day), and under-educated; they are not even required to have a teaching certificate as long as they are in the process of earning one. Public school classrooms may be nothing more than brick walls: no desks, no chalkboards, no materials. How are students supposed to learn in conditions such as these? What’s more, despite the requirement to attend school, many students are unable to attend because their family cannot afford to buy school uniforms or supplies. Instead of growing up learning to read and write, do math, and study history, geography, languages, and science, these kids grow up learning how to survive in the harsh environments in which they were born. This might mean selling gum or candy on the streets, collecting bus fares, or learning how to make and sell tortillas. Based on the group of women I was privileged to converse with, the determining factors when it comes to accessing education are financial resources and geographical location. My house mom is 65, grew up in a moderate-sized city, and only completed the required level of schooling. However, in order to help support her family, she studied sewing at a trade school I also spoke with two sisters who are in their 50s. They grew up in el campo, two out of eight children, and they are currently working as live-in housekeepers. The older sister was able to attend school through the first grade, and she is very proud of the fact that she has been able to teach herself how to read a little bit. The younger sister, however, was not able to attend school at all and is completely illiterate. Before I knew this, I invited her to play a game of Uno, and I was saddened to see her struggling to match colors and numbers. On the other hand, she can tell you everything you need to know about cooking Honduran food and managing a house and garden! The sisters report that as they were growing up, their brothers were given priority when it came to choosing whose education could be paid for. The thinking at the time was that women belonged in the home, which allowed the men to be out earning income. Gradually, this mode of thinking is shifting. I next visited with a group of women in their 30s who grew up in Tegucigalpa and who all have some degree of college education. They all had what so many young people in Honduras don’t have, and that is someone at home encouraging them to pursue their educational goals. What they had to say is more in keeping with current statistics. They report that because there is an increase in the number of single mothers, there are now more women receiving secondary education than men (52.4% of women vs. 43% of men). A single mother anywhere operates out of survival mode, and the women I spoke with state that a single mother is going to want a better life for her children; she’s going to teach her sons that they need to help out in the home, and her daughters that they, too, need to and deserve to receive a good education. The role of the mother and what she teaches her daughters they are capable of is an enormous contributing factor in regards to the educational pursuits of a young woman. Conversely, a single mother raising a son may be anxious to have him out in the workforce to help provide for the family, or he may get caught up in gang activity; perhaps for these reasons, the number of males receiving secondary education is lower. Men are anxious to fulfill their traditional role of financial provider, and sometimes the quickest way to do this is by getting a job or joining a gang.

(Photo courtesy of Orphan Outreach)

As in other areas of the world, in Honduras it is more and more necessary to have two incomes to provide for the needs of a family, and this is another reason more women are continuing with their education. Miraculously, some women are working full time, taking care of their families, AND going to school. There are others, however, who are choosing their careers ahead of getting married or having children, and these are the ones who are most likely to complete their degrees. The state of education for women in Honduras definitely seems to be in transition, and I was pleasantly surprised that it seems to be moving in a favorable direction. The downside is that even women who complete their degrees are less likely to find a job especially if there are men seeking out the same position. The level of respect for women is growing but is still lagging far behind where it should be. As one young woman I spoke with so powerfully stated, “Whether or not a woman is respected depends on if she commands it or not. I feel I am respected because I will not tolerate being treated otherwise.” I am thankful for her strong voice and her involvement with the youth in her church; with more voices like hers, more and more Honduran women will be raised up to believe what they are capable of and will learn to command the respect that they very much deserve. Another part of aiding this transition toward better education and greater respect for women comes from quality Christian schools like Jubilee Centers International, an organization that partners with Orphan Outreach. Because the state of public schools is so poor, families who are able to afford it send their children to private schools. Attending a private school carries an air of prestige but does not necessarily guarantee a better education. Jubilee Centers International is an exception. They provide quality, affordable, Christ-centered education in the heart of one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Thanks to support from Orphan Outreach and their child sponsorship program, they are able to offer scholarships to needy students, opening up the possibility of attending a private school to those who otherwise could not afford it. Beyond just teaching basic academics, Jubilee Centers International also provides English, music, and Bible classes. Christian principles are integrated into their curriculum, vision, values, and procedures. As a result of their presence in the community, after five years, they are already seeing transformation occurring in the lives of the students and their parents. The students are being set free to dream big dreams of becoming doctors, accountants, and engineers. No longer do they feel trapped and held down by their circumstances. They love learning about and worshipping God, and the light of His living hope shines brightly on their faces! Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a student from Jubilee Centers International. More information is available here. 
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The Company You Keep

Christian Post - Living - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:30pm
When I'm around nonbelievers, I don't expect them to behave like believers. I don't hold them to the standards of Christians. But sometimes Christians will get really uptight around nonbelievers. They used a cuss word. They said something that is contrary to my faith.
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Mother of Fallen Navy SEAL Depicted in 'American Sniper' at Texas Megachurch: 'I Knew God Hadn't Changed... He Would Get Me Through This'

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 1:42pm
Debbie Lee, mother of the first Navy SEAL to give his life in Iraq, spoke at Ed Young Jr.'s Fellowship Church in Texas on Sunday, urging greater education on the meaning of Memorial Day and for congregants to reach out to Gold Star families.
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Pro MMA Fighter's Ministry Helped 710 Combat Vets With PTSD Live by God's 'Biblical Blueprint,' Escape High Suicide, Divorce Rates

Christian Post - Living - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:19am
Hundreds of former Marine and military veterans have been spared from the growing suicide and divorce rates among combat veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because a professional MMA fighter's faith-based retreat taught them that their disorder is no match for God's "blueprint" for their life.
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'There's No Such Thing as Comfortable Christianity;' NHCLC's Samuel Rodriguez Urges Spirit-Filled Christians to Speak Up

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 7:41am
In a high-energy parting shot to a gathering of several thousand Spirit-filled believers at the closing session of the Empowered21 Global Congress in Jerusalem, Israel on Sunday, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Samuel Rodriguez warned that "there is no such thing as comfortable Christianity" and urged the group to use the power God gave them to declare Him to the world.
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Nepal earthquakes: a spiritual wake up call?

Mission Network News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:00am

(Photo courtesy of Reach Beyond)

Nepal (MNN) -- The Nepal earthquakes shook the country--and not just on the ground.

One relief worker believes the tremors could have been a spiritual wake up call.

“I was actually just recently with our partner who was working directly with us in Harmi,” said Curt Cole, senior vice president of global ministries with Reach Beyond. “His heart is very heavy at this time just because of the spiritual condition of people in the country of Nepal. While God has been working in certain areas, there’s still the vast majority of people that have not heard about Jesus. He believes God is using this to literally shake up the country of Nepal.”

Reach Beyond workers arrived in the town of Kathmandu on April 29 to assess the damage and see how they could help. They have been working to meet immediate needs by providing food, water, and shelter. But they are using relief efforts to create opportunities to share Christ’s love and encourage the suffering.

“This is the most serious earthquake they’ve had in life,” Cole said. “His belief is, and we’re praying along with him, that God will use this to bring people to a better understanding through the churches that do exist and through the help that’s coming from different agencies around the world. And were just happy to be a part of that.”

(Photo courtesy of Reach Beyond)

Reach Beyond currently has three staff members working in the small, remote village of Harmi. They are analyzing structures and will determine which ones can be repaired and which must be completely rebuilt. One of the only buildings still standing isa  birthing center started two years ago by a Reach Beyond partner. It caters to people’s physical and spiritual needs, and will open soon after minor repairs are made.

But another building--a radio station and partner of Reach Beyond--was destroyed. It was one of eight partner stations in Nepal, which all happened to be near the quake’s epicenter. Reach Beyond workers plan to repair the station so it can continue to inform and encourage believers.

“As Christians, we should first of all be praying for our brothers and sisters that live in Nepal,” Cole said. “There are many Nepalese Christians who are vibrant in their faith, and the church there is growing. And at the same time we need to pray for all of the people in Nepal.

Cole also said that as the monsoon rains have begun, shelter is of primary importance.

“Most people are not able to be in their homes because of this damage from the earthquake,” Cole said. “So [we’re] trying to get sufficient shelter in place in a very short time so the vast majority doesn’t have to be out in the elements.

“We just need to be praying for the future of the country and praying that this really does open up, as our partner says, more doors to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s how we should be praying as well.”

You don’t have to travel to Nepal to help Reach Beyond open doors and meet needs. Pray that the Nepalese people would realize the hope found in Christ during their time of suffering. Pray also for wisdom for relief workers as they find the most effective ways to serve. You can financially support Reach Beyond workers in Nepal by giving to their emergency medical relief fund.

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ISIS victims treated like animals

Mission Network News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:00am

(Photo courtesy Open Doors USA)

Middle East (MNN) -- Women and girls kidnapped by ISIS are living a nightmare. Girls as young as 9 have been brutally tortured and raped, and they suffer both physically and mentally. Open Doors USA is sharing God’s Word, encouraging these ISIS victims, and praying for the release of those who are still in captivity. According to RT News, the use of sexual violence is a way to punish and demoralize local populations, making it easier for ISIS to get information and displace towns and villages. In other words, these women are being treated like animals for further destruction in the Middle East. “Girls are literally being stripped naked and examined in slave bazaars,” said UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura. For several weeks, Bangura interviewed released or escaped ISIS rape victims. “[They are] categorized and shipped naked off to Dohuk or Mosul or other locations to be distributed among ISIS leadership and fighters.” Many women aren’t sold once to militants, but multiple times. Each time they must undergo a painful "virginity restoration" surgery. Bangura reported one woman was married off and had the surgery 20 times. Even more sickening, a 9-year-old child was raped by ten men: now she is pregnant. “The girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby,” said Canada-based aid worker, Yousif Daoud. He added that she is mentally unstable and physically traumatized. Many of these women released by ISIS have come back to their towns and villages pregnant. “Sending back those girls and women is a way of shaming the whole community,” said Daoud. According to the Daily Mail, women are ashamed and trying to hide the proof of their rape. They’re going as far as illegal abortions and "virginity restoration" surgeries. No matter the amount of surgeries, these women and girls are still scarred. They have been psychologically damaged. Rudaw reported 18 Yazidi women who escaped are being flown to Germany for intense psychological treatment. They’re the first of 1,000 to be treated. Only God can completely heal them. Open Doors reported the story of one woman who was continually raped for months and finally dumped in a city outside of an ISIS camp. She was taken care of at a monastery, but totally confused; she couldn’t remember who she was, would only wear dirty clothes, and refused to eat anything. Open Doors is providing medical attention, trauma counseling, and other vital resources for her and others like her. Join Open Doors in prayer for this woman, as well as the thousands of women and children hurt and scarred by ISIS. Pray For: • Physical and mental healing. • The women and children who are pregnant. • Victims to look to God and find Him to be the ultimate healer.
Categories: Mission Network News

InterVarsity president to retire early

Mission Network News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:00am
USA (InterVarsity) -- [EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a press release by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. We are posting it as received. Visit the ministry's Web site by clicking here.]

(Photo courtesy to ICF)

We are deeply saddened to announce that InterVarsity President Alec Hill has been diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, which requires rigorous treatment. As a result of this news, Alec will enter cancer treatment on June 10. The entire InterVarsity Christian Fellowship family laments and joins together in prayer for Alec’s complete healing. The InterVarsity Board of Trustees will meet in early June, at which point an interim president will be appointed. Alec had originally planned to announce his departure from the president’s role this November and then to stay in office until the selection of a new president in the spring of 2016. The Board has already formed a Discernment and Search Task Force to begin the process of finding a new president. InterVarsity is deeply thankful for Alec’s 14 fruitful years of service. Through him, God has led us to a clarified vision and a more focused strategy to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and men and women sent into the world to serve God. Ron Williams, InterVarsity’s Board Chair, expresses his appreciation: “Alec has played a key role in encouraging and shepherding us. And we pray that he will experience God’s shepherding and grace as he faces the unexpected journey ahead.” Please join us in praying that God will bring him complete healing. Alec gives thanks for the community he has led since 2001: “I am so grateful for the truly remarkable people--trustees, vice presidents, staff, faculty, students, and supporters--that I’ve had the honor to serve with. The Lord has blessed our campus mission in ways that I couldn’t have imagined possible. I look to a future guided by His hand.”
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Memorial Day in U.S. triggers thoughts of outreach

Mission Network News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:00am

Fred Eiler is a field representative for World Missionary Press and is asking Christians to remember the fallen spiritual soldiers this Memorial Day.

USA (MNN) -- As Americans remember fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, one ministry wants you to remember fallen spiritual soldiers -- those Americans who gave their lives for the Gospel. Fred Eiler with World Missionary Press says, "We must remember where we came from in our roots: those who have gone before us and died, that carried the Gospel and died. The only way it's going to turn around is because they know who Jesus is and accept Him as their Savior." He's talking about the recent Pew Research Study that discovered there are fewer Americans than ever before who call themselves Christians. Eiler says, "In America today, we're in a post-Christian society, and henceforth 'The Amazing Life of Christ'( the Scripture booklet) is a real tool that can be used today because Americans don't know who Jesus is, and that's sad." World Missionary Press supplies Scripture booklets in 343 different languages in 209 countries absolutely free. While Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States, Eiler says it can also serve as the unofficial beginning of Scripture distribution.

Fred and Betsy Eiler travel the United States talking about the work of World Missionary Press.

In order to do that, Scripture sponsors are needed. It costs $21 to sponsor a box of 525 Scripture booklets. Many people hand these out at fairs and festivals, or while on vacation. Eiler says World Missionary Press is also looking for distributors. "We don't have to be Bible thumpers, but we need to be Bible distributors; and in doing so we become bolder and bolder with our witness. That's what Christ commanded us to do in Act 1:8." If you'd like to answer either of these calls, click here.
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Loan program helps expand Gospel influence

Mission Network News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:00am

(Photo courtesy of FARMS International)

Thailand (MNN) -- Can something as common as coffee be able to reach people for Christ? It did for one church in Thailand. FARMS International works to end the cycle of poverty by helping families develop an independent source of income. They offer interest-free loans with only one requirement: loan receivers must tithe on all profits to a local church. It was this requirement that helped Pastor Diyee’s ministry thrive. Pastor Diyee preaches to the Lahu people of mountainous northern Thailand. His family started a coffee plantation many years ago, but his crop were continually failing. But after securing a $330 loan from FARMS for fertilizer in 2012, his crop began to flourish. Later, seven other families in Pastor Diyee’s church received loans from FARMS. The church gained $3,400 in tithe from just these believers. “This particular church saw the income rise dramatically as far as the tithing went,” says FARMS Executive Director Joseph Richter. “They had actually decided as a group that, ‘we don’t need all of this money. Why don’t we support a missionary up in Myanmar?’ And that’s exactly what they’re doing.” That is one FARMS’ goals through the loan program: to help churches become financially stable so they can reach out to those around them.

(Photo courtesy of FARMS International)

Richter explains, “When a loan program is done correctly, and I mean following the scriptural principles, it can lift not only that church out of poverty, but begin to do outreach evangelism and even outreach to other countries to do foreign mission work without funding from an outside source or Western country. “They were able to share with the people that this is not a gift; this was a loan that we repaid, and we also gave to our church 10% of our profits," Richter says. "And that’s how we were able to do the things we’re doing, whether it’s a church building or supporting the pastor.” FARMS is careful to make sure it doesn’t provide loans to people merely to push them toward Christianity. But Richter said that in a way, the loan itself can be a tool to spread Christ’s love. “Although FARMS never uses the loan programs as inducement to convert to Christianity (because that wouldn’t work anyway), the people there see the joy of these Christians," Richter says. "They also see that these Christians are willing to help them with whatever they’re doing in that community.” Today, the program continues to thrive and help churches spread the Gospel. And not only do the believers enjoy reaping the abundance of their harvest, they enjoy giving it away as well. “I think there’s nothing more exciting than to see Christians develop self-worth by their giving and that they realize they are part of God’s plan to reach the lost," Richter said You may not have the opportunity to assist farmers in another country, but there are still ways you can help. You can pray for those living in poverty-stricken countries, or help meet those needs yourself by visiting FARMS’ donate page.  
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8 Arizona Pastors Create 'Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction' Sermon Series; Local Progressive Pastor Says They're Trying to 'Alienate' People Who Don't Interpret the Bible Literally

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:55am
Eight conservative Arizona pastors have banded together to teach a sermon series to their local community titled "Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction," but one local United Methodist Church pastor, who holds more progressive views on the Bible, says they're trying to alienate people who don't interpret the Scriptures literally.
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Churches Must Go Beyond 'Thank You for Your Service' to Help Veterans Struggling With Mental, Physical Wounds From War

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:14am
The mental plight of American servicemen returning home from war zones has been well documented by various groups and news organizations. And there are many churches and faith-based organizations that are seeking to help returning veterans cope with life after combat, offering soldiers more than a "thank you" for their service.
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'Often White Christians Assume That Normal Christianity Is White,' Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Says

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:24am
Russell Moore, president of the ethics and public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., shares his frustrations with how some Christians fail to pursue racial reconciliation and the particular challenge he faces as a white man in ministry in a video recently shared online.
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