A former Victoria’s Secret model who sacrificed a successful modeling career to follow Jesus has warned other young girls against going into the business. Following her exit from the industry, Nicole Weider founded the largest online community for teen girls in 2010 called Project Inspired. Through her vital work, Weider hopes to point girls to their inner beauty and free them from the unrealistic and unhealthy standards society places on them.
Weidman has also been a part of a campaign to censor some of the more explicit content published by Cosmopolitan magazine, which is often directed at young teenagers. She saw it as a “huge victory” when Walmart decided to remove Cosmopolitan from the checkout aisles of over 5,000 stores and introduced a new age requirement for anyone seeking to purchase the magazine.
“I was praying for Cosmo to be removed or limited for so long, and to see this come to pass in God’s perfect timing is just incredible,” she told Christian Today.
Weider also discussed what led her to walk away from such a highly lucrative and sought-after career… more
A 12-year-old Minnesota boy is alive today due to the quick-thinking of two people who happened to notice something awry when he was swimming in a pool.
The boy, named Evan, was swimming with friends at a community pool in Rochester, Minnesota, on Wednesday when one of them saw him lying underwater on the floor of the pool.
“I went underwater and all of a sudden I see him just lying on the ground just sitting down on 5 feet, just passed out,” Cody Runyon told ABC News.
Cody then rushed to the bottom of the pool and pulled Evan, who was unconscious, to the shallow end. “I held him around the waist, put his head over my shoulder and I just carried him like that,” he said… more
Incredible video footage has emerged of a Sheriff’s deputy saving the life of a young child after he suddenly stopped breathing while in the back of his mother’s car.
Dashcam footage from Florida’s K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix’s police cruiser caught the moment white sedan pulled over to the side of the road and the boy’s mother leapt out of the car screaming that her son was unresponsive. The baby’s traumatized mother Nechole Crowell quickly flagged down Deputy Nix, who sprinted to help administer first aid to the young child.
Despite the life-saving measures taken by this brave officer, he noticed that the child, Kingston, was not improving. Immediately, he sped off to the nearby Ocala Regional Medical Center to seek further treatment for the gravely sick kid.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office shared some wonderful updates about baby King’s medical condition following the officer’s heroics…. watch the video, wow!
Thank you Lord you gave him what he needed, you brought him at the right time and everything was within arms reach when the child stopped breathing, wow! It’s amazing to watch you work Lord! Thank you for being a good loving Father, always there even though it might not seem so.
An event proclaiming freedom of all kinds of sexual identity issues is set to occur this weekend in Washington, D.C., spearheaded by a man who identified as a gay and transgender for approximately 15 years. Several former LGBTQ speakers from a variety of backgrounds will be sharing their stories of how they encountered the living God.
Jeffrey McCall is the main organizer of what is being called The Freedom March, and in an interview with The Christian Post Wednesday, explained that despite constant talk in society about the perils of gay “conversion therapy,” the March is centered on how the Holy Spirit has transformed the lives of countless people and their journeys of newness of life in Christ. And, he argued, a great shift in how things are done in the modern Church is currently underway, particularly as it relates to how Christians minister to the LGBTQ community.
McCall, 30, is from Franklin Springs, Georgia. He lived and identified as a homosexual man from ages 15 to 27, and as a transgender woman named “Scarlet” from ages 27 to 29…. more
Laura Perry of Bartlesville, Oklahoma once lived life as a man despite growing up in a Christian home.
Most people knew her as “Jake,” according to Baptist Press.
Perry, who is now a Christian and no longer living a transgender lifestyle, said at one time she would have applauded recent news of a transgender man having a baby.
Trystan Reese, a transgender man living in Portland, Oregon, has given birth to a boy with his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow. Their son, Leo Murray Chaplow, was born July 14.
Instead, Perry is speaking out against it…. more
A 21-year-old Kenyan woman who grew up in strict Muslim household has been disowned by her family and stripped of her possessions after they found out she had converted to Christianity. But, according to the United States based non-governmental organization International Christian Concern, that has not stopped Rahma (a pseudonym) from giving her life to Christ.
“Islam was a yoke to my heart. I felt as if I was forced to believe in things that were a heavy burden to carry,” Rahma told ICC in an interview earlier this month. “So three weeks ago, I yielded to the call of God and put my faith in Christ Jesus.”
As the ICC reported, Rahma grew up in a Muslim family of eight, praying five times a day, and adhering to the teachings of the the Quran. Over time, however, she began to question some of the practices of the faith, and her exasperated father sent her to live with her aunt following the death of her mother in 2001 in hopes that she would embrace Islam, but it only drove her further away…. read more
Lord please give her courage and love abounding in her heart and mind. Provide for her needs and Lord and I pray for her family. Bless her Lord and thank you for being a merciful and gracious Lord. You always come through in way we do not see and your never late to rescue us. God Bless her! You’re a Holy, Righteous Father!
Rita Chaima radiates with joy. When you see her face, you can tell she’s filled with deep happiness and contentment.
But that’s the opposite of the way she used to feel. Chaima was raised a Muslim, and from an early age she struggled with suicidal depression.
She tells her powerful story in a new documentary called “In His Footsteps” by a ministry called The Last Reformation…. read more and watch video
Three of the 26 victims in Sunday’s mass church shooting in Texas were a mother and two of her young daughters, though the woman’s two other children reportedly survived only because she sacrificed her life for them, a family friend has said.
Vonda Smith, a close friend of slain mother Joann Ward, told Fox News in an interview on Wednesday that she spoke with 9-year-old Rihanna, one of Ward’s children that survived the shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
“The first thing she told me was that the reason she didn’t get shot like everybody else was because her momma threw her on the ground and told her to hide,” Smith said.
“As soon as she threw her on the ground, she scooped up her other three that were sitting next to her in a pew — Ryland, who’s 5, and Brooke, who’s 5, and Emily, who’s 7 — and she immediately covered them with her body. And that’s exactly how Rihanna described it.”…. read more