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Ministry Updates

A New Kind of Freedom

Several months ago, Dennis Rainey sent an email to staff and ministry friends that started like this ...

"Last week I went to prison ...


to speak at a graduation ceremony."  

Dennis quickly explained the purpose of his visit to the Arkansas prison and shared how one ministry staff person had been leading a group of prisoners through the video series Stepping Up.  This opportunity came about after the prison chaplain saw the video and received approval from the Warden.  Well as you might imagine, several things happened as result, including these high points:

  • 136 men signed up to go through ...
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Providing Help and Hope for Moms

It was 14 years ago when I became a mom for the first time and when I look back at the baby and toddler years, I honestly don’t know how I survived some of those days when I felt so overwhelmed and inadequate.  Now, as my kids enter their teenage years, I find that there are a whole lot of other things to worry about!

Motherhood certainly creates various stages of pressure for women, while impacting the family around them.  The ministry of Revive Our Hearts continues to hear ...

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Pleasing the Father

The BeachOne of the benefits of living near the ocean is taking frequent trips to the beach. I was there, in fact, last weekend - enjoying boogie boarding with friends and diving through salty waves. It was delightful.

However, in my rush to get to the water, I didn't pay the closest attention to where I parked. It looked like a curb - but it was not. Incidentally (as I was to discover), I parked in a residential driveway.

Unfortunately, when the homeowner attempted to back out of his driveway, my car was blocking his path. He did what most of us ...

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It's the End of the World!

On a Sunday evening in 1938, a young Orson Welles gave listeners quite a scare when he broadcast his radio drama "War of the Worlds."  Folks that tuned in late thought a real Martian invasion was taking place.  As you can imagine, nationwide panic ensued.  It was reported that one woman ran into an evening church service and yelled, "New York has been destroyed!  It's the end of the world! Go home and prepare to die!"

Though an alien invasion will not be the end of the world as we know it, countless books and Hollywood films have made ...

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The Africa Mercy has just completed its field service in the Republic of Congo-ten months serving the people of this nation of more than 4.5 million that ranks #134 in terms of national economic health.

During these life-giving months:

  • A total of 1,085 eye surgeries were performed for adults and teens.  More than 11,000 eye evaluations and treatments were also performed.  Over 3,000 pairs of glasses were distributed.

  • Maxillofacial surgeries were performed on 604 patients-these include cleft palate repairs, facial tumor removal and more.  These are the surgeries that transform isolated and marginalized people into thriving ...
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BreakPoint® reports on Crisis in Iraq

Recently, in a special BreakPoint® program, Eric Metaxas provided a breaking news commentary regarding the crisis in Iraq.  And, in Monday night's TV program, "Worldview from the Colson Center," Canon White, "The Vicar of Baghdad" and 2014 Colson Center Wilberforce Award recipient gives a special report on the dangerous situation developing in Iraq in a special show airing on the NRB Network TV channel. 

In this interview, Canon White talks about the current crisis in Iraq and the dire plight of many Iraqi Christians who have suffered and many who are homeless after fleeing for their lives.  Watch the ...

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