Survivors of the devastating avalanche in Italy last week are beginning to tell their harrowing stories and recount how they managed to escape the freak natural disaster alive with the help of “angel” rescuers.
Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, sponsors a Nepal Evangelism Project, where they visit and train leaders for ministry. Paulette Lewis felt the burden to raise funds for the project and asked God to reveal to her what she could do … the result was a year-long commitment to sell a meal-a-month on the first Friday to those interested.
When Darlene Rose was 10, a missionary came to her church in Ames, Iowa, and gave an altar call to the teens and college-age students, begging them to give their lives to foreign missions. Darlene was sitting on the back row during the altar call and felt a firm hand on her shoulder.
Our world is in desperate need of heroes and heroines who choose to live well in spite of overwhelming circumstances and enormous disappointment. How we choose to live during the most difficult moments of our lives will actually write the story of our legacy.
From a combined birth defect so rare only 50 other cases exist in the world, Christian Buchanan was born without eyes. Now, in her new book, Through the Eyes of Hope, Christian’s mom, Lacey Buchanan, tells the gripping story of how God helped two parents see the worst circumstances radiate with glory.
Trauma shatters a person’s confidence. Whether it’s the trauma of physical abuse, a devastating illness, relational loss, or a life-changing accident, the survivor typically has a deep sense of brokenness, and sometimes shame, even though she did not do anything wrong. The unrelenting pain and self-condemning thoughts fracture her self-worth: “You’re not as strong as you thought; you’re not as good as you thought; you’re not as indestructible.”
I have not always known I was called to plant a church. In fact, I feared planting a church and, for the majority of my life, did not consider myself capable of doing so.
Henrique (Henry) Rosa of Montes Claros, Goias, Brazil has an amazing testimony about God’s delivering power! Rosa first found the Lord Jesus Christ in 1999. He was a professional scuba diver that searched for diamonds, gold, crystal and other valuable gems that were buried up to 4-5 meters deep in the mud in the rivers between Sao Paulo and Rio Grande in Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a new convert, he faced many temptations.
As a growing family, living in expensive New England, Massachusetts, business owner and entrepreneur Rob Willington knew he needed to find a way to pay for his family’s medical costs. The options available to him and his family via the Massachusetts Health Connector were limited and unaffordable. As a family of faith, they also had objections to many of the products and services conventional health insurance providers are mandated to cover.
Assaulted by cops and pigeonholed into a class of “bad kids” by Judges and attorneys, David Lee Windecher spent 8 years of his life angry and fighting against “the system.”