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
Last week, ABC News reported on one man’s incredible act of self-sacrifice for his family in the face of approaching wildfires. Although his act certainly demonstrates a rare heroism—a quality that seems to be disappearing in the passivity of today’s culture—it also demonstrates what the Bible calls the greatest kind of love.
According to the ABC News article, a California family—a mother, father, son, and two grandparents—evacuated their home shortly before it went up in flames along with their entire ranch and all of their possessions. As they drove away from their burning house, emergency response personnel saw the Tamayo family from a helicopter and landed to take them to safety. Unfortunately, however, the helicopter could only fit four people. One member of the Tamayo family would have to stay behind.
The father, Pepe, told the helicopter crew to take his family, choosing to remain on the ground. The reporter writes, “Pepe tried hard not [to] show his fear, but the flames were close.” The heroic father even called his daughter, who was not with the rest of the family, and told her, “[I]f I don’t see you again, remember I love you.”… read more
A mother in Pennsylvania is crediting God – and her car seats – for keeping her young children safe after a horrific car accident.
On Tuesday, Jenna Casado Rabberman posted a photo showing her badly totaled Honda CRV–- crumpled up like an accordion – next to two perfectly intact car seats.
Rabberman wrote that that sons, ages 3 years and 6 weeks – were in the car when they stopped for milk on the way home from preschool on Monday and a car slammed into them…. read more
But this Playboy creed is inherently contradictory. Everything you do affects someone else, so whatever hurts you hurts other people. Hugh Hefner’s personal lifestyle influenced and damaged millions of lives. No one sins alone.
But everyone must face God alone. Hefner said that “an afterlife would be a really good deal.” I am certain he doesn’t feel the same way today.
It’s too late for us to help Hugh Hefner, but we can make a difference with those who embrace his version of morality.
First, we must be the change we wish to see, living as examples of biblical morality: “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16a). Have you asked the Holy Spirit to make you holy today… read more
We live in a very sexually-charged age and the world seems to celebrate every form of sexual immorality. Yet, how is the believer to live? Join us as Pastor Jack examines 1 Corinthians and God’s design for sexuality! — more will be located here – TITLE “Saints, Sex and Sinners”
A terrifying moment unfolded in North Carolina last week when a brave carnival worker climbed a Ferris wheel in an attempt to save children who were trapped inside of a tilted cart.
The scary ordeal happened on Friday night when two boys, aged 5 and 7, sat terrified inside the Ferris wheel cart. Carnival worker Albert Irwin jumped into action and tried to help the kids out, according to Inside Edition.
“One of them kept saying, ‘I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die,’” Irwin told the outlet after the scary incident. “[I told them], ‘You’re not going to die; I’m here to help you.’”… read more
In the end, the boys, too, were safely taken off the ride, as Irwin’s efforts to turn the cart before he fell helped start the ride back up and bring the kids down to their parents.
On the morning of July 24, Captain Christian Trosvig started the day like any other—he circled up his crew and prayed.
Trosvig is a fisherman of more than 20 years. His home port is Kodiak, Alaska.
That Monday, he and his crew and about four other vessels were fishing off Alaska’s Raspberry Island.
“We had a nice big bag of fish, the Lord was providing, and we dumped it in the fish hold. After we did and we got the net rolled up the rest of the way and the skiff hooked up, we had alarms start going off,” Trosvig told CBN News.
His boat, the Grayling, was taking on water.
At first, Trosvig says he wasn’t concerned. He and his crew had just pulled in thousands of pounds of salmon and it was natural for the stern to dip lower into the water under the weight. Still, the alarms kept sounding and Trosvig called for his crew to bring out the water pumps… read more