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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Trivia: "RIO!"


1-It's the second longest river in the world.  (Do you know which is longer?)

2-Brazil encompasses over 3 million square miles.  Where does that put the country in worldwide ranking?

3-What's the official language of Brazil?

4-Name one famous Rio beach.

5-For what is Mount Corcovado renown?

6-What is the meaning of this Summer Olympic host city's name?

7-It was held on July 16, 1950.  How many paid spectators attended the World Cup that year?

8-Rio locals are called what?

9-When did the Carnival tradition (40 days of reveling) begin?

10-What famous movie scene was filmed on ...

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The Ultimate Freebie List for Families

Family Freebie List

It's better than a list of free product samples, free outdoor activities, and even free food.  We're talking about the ultimate freebie list for helping families thrive -- and we want you to share it!  The list includes a free marriage assessment, family election activity kit, important guide for safety in public restrooms -- and even a parent's guide to Pokémon Go.

Focus on the Family is committed to providing timely resources to help families navigate the world in which we live.  And we can't do it without you!  Share on social media, insert in your weekly ...

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My Favorite Olympic Moment

My favorite Olympic moment is one that epitomizes sportsmanship.

New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, after a heavy fall and the reality of her chances at medaling, over. Unexpectedly, she felt a hand on her shoulder and heard someone saying to her, "Get up. We have to finish this."

It was American Abbey D'Agostino, offering to help. In response, Hamblin recalls thinking, "Yup, yup, you're right. This is the Olympics Games. We have to finish this."

Both runners were on their feet and continuing in the race, but D'Agostino was in pain. She ...

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On #WorldHumanitarianDay, Mercy Ships® celebrates students in Africa who can return to school because they received surgeries to remove tumors, straighten crooked feet, repair cleft lips or correct other maladies that once made them outcasts.

My back-to-school season often looked like a trip to the mall with my mom for new clothes, and a Starbucks-in-hand at Target while we filled the cart with notebooks, folders, glue, and mechanical pencils.  While I was always excited to see the friends I hadn't been able to connect with all summer, I typically dreaded even thinking about getting back into the routine of ...

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What Did You Learn During the Olympics?


It's hard to believe the much-anticipated Olympics are already more than half-way over!  Usually, the Bible is not the first thing I think about while enjoying the events.

This year, though, I'm not alone in pondering the Book of Books while watching the Gamesas the listeners of over 200 radio outlets nationwide are hearing about the Bible's influence on the traditions of the Olympic Games, as well as on the lives of its athletes.

A hit this summer in the Christian radio community
Museum of the Bible's half-hour dramatized program, The Bible: Impacting the 2016 ...

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Trivia: "10 DAYS IN AUGUST"


First …

http://theweek.com/articles/641564/dont-curmudgeon-olympics-are-awesome? … AMEN!

SO …

1-What renown playwright coined the term “Olympian” regarding athletes?

2-What do the rings in the Olympic symbol represent?

3-Modern Olympics were cancelled only three times in history (beginning 1896).  Which years?  Why?

4-What Olympic event appeared in 1900 only?  (The popularity of Downton Abbey may evoke a resurgence?)

5-What collegiate activity and picnic game was once an Olympic event (1900-1920)?

6-Can you guess what year the photo-finish was initiated at Olympic games?

7-The 1936 Olympics are renown because of Jesse Owens running ...

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