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GFG Reload by J Moss

New Release Tuesday - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:00am
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I Am Justice by Canton Jones

New Release Tuesday - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:00am
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Boko Haram attack leaves Dalori reeling

Mission Network News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:00am
Nigeria (MNN) -- This weekend's Boko Haram attack is worth noting for several reasons.

(Screenshot WSVN 7 News via Twitter)

While its brutality and severity rank high on the list of concerns, the attack is putting Christians and other religious minorities "on alert" as well. "Nigerian media are saying it's the worst Boko Haram attack since 2013," shares Voice of the Martyrs USA spokesman Todd Nettleton. Boko Haram devastates Dalori On Saturday evening, Boko Haram showed no mercy as it firebombed Dalori village and two nearby refugee camps housing thousands of displaced people. Details are still coming in, but Nettleton says what they DO know so far is very troubling. "At least some of the attackers were wearing Nigerian military uniforms, which they used to lure victims…. [Attackers said] 'Hey, come follow us; you'll be safe over here.' Then, [they began] opening fire on those victims."

Representative photo.
(Photo courtesy Christian Aid Mission)

One survivor told the Associated Press he heard the screams of children as they burned to death. Hospital officials told the AP over 60 survivors of the Boko Haram attack were being treated for burns in Maiduguri's State Specialist Hospital. Female suicide bombers from Boko Haram joined those who fled Dalori, Nettleton adds. "Once they got to a military check-point, then [the bombers] blew themselves up, injuring some of the soldiers [and] some of their fellow [escapees]." At deadline, the death toll from this Boko Haram attack numbered 86, but that could rise as more information becomes available. Who is Boko Haram?

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Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sin," is a Muslim extremist group that has ravaged Nigeria since 2009, killing an estimated 20,000 people and driving another 2.5 million from their homes. In April 2015, Boko Haram joined forces with ISIS and began calling themselves ISWAP, or the Islamic State's West African Province. They specifically target Christians, as well as other religious minorities, in their quest to take over Nigeria and its neighboring nations. In 2014, the terrorists declared a caliphate in northern Nigeria. It remains unknown if Christians fell victim in the Dalori Boko Haram attack, but the likelihood is fairly low. Dalori is located in a region primarily populated by Muslims; Boko Haram's "birthplace" is located approximately three miles away in Maiduguri. "Christians and Muslims look at this attack and say, 'We're not safe here,'" shares Nettleton. VOM USA helps believers in Nigeria stand firm amid severe persecution. Learn about their work in Nigeria here.

VOM's prosthetic clinic in Nigeria.
(Photo courtesy VOM Nigeria)

Through VOM Medical, Nettleton says they're "providing medical care for Christians who are injured in these types of attacks. One of the things we have in Nigeria is a prosthetics lab that provides artificial limbs for Christians who have lost limbs in attacks like the ones from Boko Haram." Support VOM's multifaceted work in Nigeria here. Helping Boko Haram attack victims Medical care and counseling are necessary and important ways to help believers who fall victim to Boko Haram violence. Yet, "prayer is the first thing they ask of us," Nettleton shares. "As we sit down and talk to these Christians, and [ask]…'What can we do to help you?' The first thing they ask us is to pray for them."

(Graphic courtesy VOM)

Even in the midst of difficult circumstances, Nettleton says believers express a strong desire to serve the Lord and to make His name known--even if it means certain death. Next month, you'll get to hear stories from persecuted Christians who have faced Islamic extremist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram head-on, and intercede on their behalf during an intensive night of prayer. Keep an eye on the VOM page for more details in the weeks to come.
Categories: Mission Network News

Justin Bieber Shares Daily Devotional on Putting God First in 'Jesus Calling'

Christian Post - Bible - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 5:05pm
Justin Bieber is encouraging his fans to start reading the Christian devotional "Jesus Calling," which has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Categories: Christian Post

Maryland Couple Sues Public School Claiming It Promoted Islamic Indoctrination

Christian Post - Missions - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:13pm
A couple is suing in federal court a school district in Maryland claiming that their daughter was exposed to Islamic indoctrination as part of a high school course.
Categories: Christian Post

Viral Video: Adorable Toddler Saying ABCs in Cutest Way Possible Gets 15.5M Views

Christian Post - Missions - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:30pm
The English alphabet has never been as cute as it is when this little boy goes through the 26 letters with the aid of an adult.
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Billy Graham: Angels Can Appear as Ordinary Humans

Christian Post - Pastors - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:07pm
In an effort to shed some light on angels, the Rev. Billy Graham offers his thoughts on the supernatural beings that never fail to captivate.
Categories: Christian Post

Billy Graham: Angels Can Appear as Ordinary Humans

Christian Post - Living - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:07pm
In an effort to shed some light on angels, the Rev. Billy Graham offers his thoughts on the supernatural beings that never fail to captivate.
Categories: Christian Post

Billy Graham: Angels Can Appear as Ordinary Humans

Christian Post - Bible - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:07pm
In an effort to shed some light on angels, the Rev. Billy Graham offers his thoughts on the supernatural beings that never fail to captivate.
Categories: Christian Post

Penn Dot to hold meeting for bridge replacements

WGRC News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 1:32pm

Penn DOT is getting ready to replace bridges in three area counties. Bridge projects are scheduled for early spring and summer of this year on Rohrsburg Road in Greenwood Township and White Hall Road in Madison Township in Columbia County as well as Broadway Road in Limestone Township, Montour County and Little Roaring Creek Road in Rush Township, Northumberland County. A public meeting to discuss the projects as well as a question and answer session with the construction team and Penn DOT will be held at the Best Western Inn in Danville on Monday February 8th. Local officials are invited from 3 to 4pm and the general public from 4 to 6pm.

Categories: Local News

Final Iowa poll before caucuses

WGRC News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 1:30pm

The final poll before the Iowa caucuses is out. The latest “Des Moines Register/Bloomberg” poll shows Donald Trump taking the lead among likely Republican caucus-goers, while Hillary Clinton is holding on to a slim lead with Democrats. Clinton’s lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is down to just three-percent. Clinton is the favorite among 45-percent of Iowa Democrats with Sanders coming in at 42 percent. On the Republican side, Trump leads with 28 percent over Texas Senator Ted Cruz at 23 percent. Florida Senator Marco Rubio comes in third with 15 percent followed by Dr. Ben Carson at 10 percent. The Iowa Caucus is today.

Categories: Local News

Ben Carson Responds to Atheist Question: 'Everybody, Including Atheists Live According to Their Faith'

Christian Post - Missions - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:28am
An atheist activist confronted Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson during an event in Iowa about his faith and the issue of church and state separation.
Categories: Christian Post

Donnie McClurkin Warns Fans About Pitfalls on Road to Gospel Music Superstardom

Christian Post - Pastors - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:27am
Even though he's now a gospel music super star, Donnie McClurkin tells inquiring fans that his road to success was paved with disappointments.
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Donnie McClurkin Warns Fans About Pitfalls on Road to Gospel Music Superstardom

Christian Post - Bible - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:27am
Even though he's now a gospel music super star, Donnie McClurkin tells inquiring fans that his road to success was paved with disappointments.
Categories: Christian Post

TD Jakes Visits Jail Inmates as Part of Criminal Justice Reform Project

Christian Post - Pastors - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:34am
Bishop T.D. Jakes and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins visited the Dallas County Jail to hear the stories of inmates who want a second chance at life.
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TD Jakes Visits Jail Inmates as Part of Criminal Justice Reform Project

Christian Post - Living - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:34am
Bishop T.D. Jakes and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins visited the Dallas County Jail to hear the stories of inmates who want a second chance at life.
Categories: Christian Post

D.A. Carson on What Matters Most: Faith or Christ

Christian Post - Bible - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 8:29am
Theologian D.A. Carson, president of The Gospel Coalition, explored the ground of all human assurances before God, tackling the question in a message about which matters more, the intensity of faith or its object.
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D.A. Carson on What Matters Most: Faith or Christ

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 8:29am
Theologian D.A. Carson, president of The Gospel Coalition, explored the ground of all human assurances before God, tackling the question in a message about which matters more, the intensity of faith or its object.
Categories: Christian Post