Women Providing Hope in a Time of Crisis

Given the current crisis, a group of women have joined forces to provide support and encouragement to other women at this time by hosting an online Virtual Summit on 8 April. Speakers will cover key topics to help women not only survive but thrive during this crisis.

Non-Profit Works to Rescue Children from Public School

With coronavirus shutting government schools, millions of parents have a historic opportunity to try homeschooling and non-government alternatives, declared leaders with the new movement “Public School Exit.”

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to New York City

On March 28, Samaritan’s Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed. In cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York state officials, and local hospital authorities, Samaritan’s Purse will open a 68-bed field hospital, specially designed as a respiratory care unit. This response comes one week after Samaritan’s Purse opened an identical unit in Cremona, Italy-making it an unprecedented medical response for the N.C.-based organization as two Emergency Field Hospitals are run simultaneously.

Jesus Alliance Prepares to Use Web App to Bring Hope

The Jesus Alliance announced today its merger with Needserv Ministries and the launch of a progressive web application built to allow churches and organizations the ability to collect and meet the needs of those within their communities. The project has been years in the making and was set to launch next month but was fast-tracked because of the global Covid-19 crisis.

Samaritan’s Purse Opens Emergency Field Hospital in Italy

Today, the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital, specially equipped with a respiratory care unit, opened in Cremona, Italy. The 68-bed unit was airlifted to Italy on March 17 using the relief organization’s DC-8 cargo plane to provide critical surge capacity to an overwhelmed hospital. The tent facility began receiving patients as soon as it opened so that staff could begin helping Italians with urgent medical needs.

Groups to Host COVID-19 Church Online Summit

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) are partnering to present the COVID-19 Church Online Summit, a two-day digital summit on March 26-27, which will feature videos from church leaders to help churches respond creatively and well to the coronavirus outbreak. Registration is free; sign up at https://www.covid19churchsummit.com/.

Life.Church to Leverage CarePortal to Help Local Kids and Families

Life.Church recently kicked off a new partnership with CarePortal, an online platform and growing national initiative that connects families in crisis with people who are eager to help. Through this new partnership, church members across all 34 Life.Church locations will soon be able to serve at-risk children and foster families in their local communities. With a passion for keeping families together, Life.Church and CarePortal hope to see more ministries join in the cause.

Group Develops VR Projects to Share the Gospel

Winner of the NRB 2020 Media Award for Best Long Form Video, Cooke Media Group is developing Virtual Reality projects to extend the gospel. CEO Phil Cooke, executive producer of “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise” and producer of “Asia: The Great Wall and Beyond” of the new TBN TV series “Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth” encourages clients to consider the new medium of VR for future projects.

Longest Married Couple Project Accepting Nominations

The tenth annual Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Longest Married Couple Project (LMC) will begin accepting nominations starting this Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th 2020, it was announced today by the co-chairs of the annual project.

A Guide for Defending the Medically Vulnerable

Julie Grimstad, the President of HALO, announces the release of this ground-breaking document with these words, “HALO has brought together a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals who have vast experience in dealing with the end-of-life issues to produce this 16-page resource.” She promises that this guide provides “advice for medical decision-making as well as crucial information about the areas in which the culture of death has infiltrated our healthcare system.” She goes on to predict that “most readers who appreciate the worth and dignity of every human life will be shocked to discover the subtle, yet thorough, degree of hastening of death practices that have already taken place.”

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