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PA School Board Decrees ‘In God We Trust’ Can Be Displayed in Local Schools — 2019

Excerpts from an article on newsweek.com

The Greencastle-Antrim School Board in Greencastle, PA has voted unanimously to allow the national motto “In God We Trust” and other documents from US history to be displayed in foyers and other public areas of the district’s primary, elementary, middle and high schools.

Teachers can also place the motto in their classrooms, as well, along with copies of the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

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Is There a Christian Revival Going On In Europe? — 2019

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Missouri House Passes Bill Allowing Public Schools to Teach Bible Courses — 2019

Excerpts from an article on newsweek.com

The Missouri House this week passed a bill that would allow public schools in the state to teach elective social studies courses on the Bible.

The bill, sponsored by state Representative Ben Baker was passed by the Republican-led House with a 95-52 vote on Monday, according to The Associated Press, and awaits passage by the Senate.

The bill would allow Missouri public schools to offer Bible classes to their students as an elective, although institutions cannot make the courses mandatory. It also requires state education officials to set clear guidelines and standards if they chose to offer classes on the Old and New Testament.

Baker, a minister and dean of students at Ozark Bible College, said the proposal was intended to clarify existing law, which had been inconsistently interpreted across the state to signal that Bible classes were prohibited.

“The Bible is simply a part of the fabric of life,” Baker told the Missouri House Special Committee on Student Accountability last month, before they voted to advance the bill. Baker did not immediately respond to Newsweek’s request for comment.

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Former ‘Prince of ISIS’ Turns to Christ – I Saw a Love That Didn’t Exist in Islam — 2019

Excerpts from an article on cbn.com

Because of his regular meetings with Peter, this so-called ‘Prince of ISIS’ accepted Jesus Christ into his life and began his journey as a Christian.

“The true book, in my opinion, is the Bible,” declared Mohammad. “I found the truth in Jesus Christ. And because I have surrendered my life to the Lord, I am certain He will never forsake me.

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Prayer reaches MS-13 and 18th street gangs in El Salvadore prison — 2019

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Christians in Chicago seek social and political change through prayer and unity — 2019

Excerpts from an article on cbn.com

“… we’re seeing God bring people from the north side, the south side, the west side, as well as from various ethnic groups, socio-economic groups and denominational groups to cross those boundaries, to set aside those labels and to come together as one body of Christ to pray together,” he continued.

“And out of that prayer, we began seeing people asking well ‘What can we do besides prayer?'” he said. “And that’s how Together Chicago was born, in terms of saying in addition to our prayers, ‘let’s seek God to be the answers to those prayers to cooperate together for collective impact across our city.'”

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Multiplication of Clothing for Children in Africa — 2019

“A Table in the Wilderness” – Food for 50 Children in Uganda Feeds Over 200 — 2019

Excerpts from an article on breakingchristiannews.com

We organized a feeding for 50 orphaned and desperately poor children in Kaliti Village, Uganda where our Field of Dreams project is located. Over 200 children showed up hungry! Several of our team members were crying because they knew there was not enough food for all of the kids and some would have to be sent away hungry. We began to pray that God would multiply the food.

EVERY child ate and was full…over 200 were fed an abundant feast!! Not only that, but every adult ate as well. There was so much food left over that they packed it up to take it home with them.

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Jeff Foxworthy on the Bible — 2018

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Incurable tumor disappears from Texas girl’s brain after community lifts her in prayers — 2018

Excerpt from hellochristian.com. See links below for full story.

The doctor explained that the 11-year-old had gone through weeks of radiation treatment but there was no expectation that the tumor would just disappear. Roxli’s recovery she said is “unbelievable.”

“Her diagnosis has broken the hearts of our entire community. We have been taken to our knees and called to battle by storming the gates of heaven with our faith filled prayers. We know the one thing the doctors didn’t factor in was our God, and He is in the business of miracles!” the group said.

And on Monday, as word spread of Roxli’s unexpected recovery, the group gave God all the praise and thanked everyone who prayed.

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Ex-Gang Member Now Brings The Gospel To Florida — 2018

Excerpt from hellochristian.com. See links below for full story.

For Martinez, life started out hard not just socially, but spiritually. “My mom was into Santeria,” he added, “which is like a form of witchcraft, sacrificing animals all over me as a kid, and I started seeing demons. They haunted me my whole life.”

Before even entering high school, Martinez had already embarked on a life of crime, and by 1990, he’d been initiated into Florida’s gang scene.

“We had almost like 300 members and feds were investigating us,” he said of the gang he started in 1990, known as the Latin Syndicate. “Half of my homies are in prison. Half of them are dead.”

Still, God wasn’t done allowing Level to experience the depths of depravity gang life can offer, and his life was to be threatened, and miraculously spared, several more times.

“I just got on my knees. I started crying out to God. And when He spoke to me, I knew that if I didn’t surrender, I felt like I was going to die.”

Now, just over two years later, Level is back on the streets, but not as a thug spreading violence and fear. Now, he’s “giving them life…”

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Home and horses saved from California wildfires through praying the 91st Psalm — 2018

Excerpt from CBN.com. See links below for full story.

CBN News spoke with actress Brenda Epperson who lives in the region affected by the fires.

She once starred in the daytime drama The Young and The Restless. She has been posting videos on Facebook about the flames and the destruction, how God spared her home miraculously, and what she’s doing to help others in the aftermath.

Epperson says in a Facebook video that she prayed Psalm 91 over her home, and the fire miraculously stopped right at the border of her property.

“I just kept praying Psalms 91 over our home, ‘whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in his mighty shadow. I will say of the Lord he is my refuge and my God in whom I trust. Surely, he will save you from the fowler’s snare and the deadly pestilence. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand but it will not come near you.”

Epperson’s home is an oasis of green and life in the midst of her scorched neighborhood. Even the horses from other farms took refuge at her home during the fire.

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Prayer stops a school shooting in Georgia — 2013

Excerpt from beliefnet.com. See links below for full story.

When a disturbed young man marched into a Georgia grade school with an AK-47 and about 500 rounds of ammo, the quick thinking and warmth of school secretary Antoinette Tuff helped ensure his surrender before anyone got hurt. She says she prayed the entire time, shared her faith with the disturbed young man, then encouraged him to do the right thing. …

“My pastor, he just started this teaching on anchoring, and how you anchor yourself in the Lord,” Tuff told the Post. “I just sat there and started praying. I just remembered the teaching and how he taught us how to consult people when they’re bereaving and all that.”

“I realized at that time that it was bigger than me,” she added. “He was really a hurting young man so I just started praying for him. I just started talking to him and allowing him to know some of my life stories and what was going on with me, and that it was going to be OK and he could just give himself up.”

When asked for her thoughts on why Hill was so compliant, Tuff told a local news station, “I have no idea. That was nobody but God. I can’t even put that on myself. I was praying hard.”

“I give it all to God,” she repeated when a reporter suggested that she was a hero. Tuff insisted that she was no hero, and that it was “through God’s grace and mercy” that she was able to maintain her composure.

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