Nov 19, 2016

Rescue Mission 2016 Thanksgiving Events

Country music artist Tracy Lawrence has stepped forward for the 11th year to lead a rescue mission Thanksgiving event. His Mission: Possible Turkey Fry has been the featured Thanksgiving event at Nashville Rescue Mission since 2005, serving an average of 6,500 meals to homeless and at risk people each year.

This year, three additional rescue missions have scheduled a Thanksgiving Turkey Fry: Louisville Rescue Mission in Louisville, Kentucky; Western Carolina Rescue Mission in Asheville, North Carolina; and Dallas LIFE in Dallas, Texas.

The Turkey Fry feasts at rescue missions join hundreds of other Thanksgiving events brought to homeless men, women, and children through members of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM). Many missions offer traditional Thanksgiving meals at their own or community facilities, and many also provide meals to families in their homes. A taste of what AGRM-member rescue missions across the country have planned this year:

Gospel Rescue Mission in Tucson, Arizona, holds an annual Thanksgiving Street Banquet where homeless and at-risk guests are served a traditional Thanksgiving meal and encouraged to connect with local service agencies present at the event.

Lexington Rescue Mission in Lexington, Kentucky, offers an optional Thanksgiving worship service to guests before its annual Thanksgiving banquet that serves a traditional holiday meal to hundreds of at-risk and homeless people in the community.

San Diego Rescue Mission (San Diego, California)—as do many rescue missions—offers guests entertainment, hygiene kits, and toys for young children along with the Thanksgiving meal.

Evansville Rescue Mission (Evansville, Indiana) helps fund its annual Gobbler Gathering, which distributes hundreds of Thanksgiving food baskets to families in need, with proceeds from its “Drumstick Dash” run/walk event.

The Bowery Mission (New York, New York) is scheduled to prepare and distribute more than 8,000 meals for hungry and homeless people this Thanksgiving. The Bowery Mission might be the most experienced rescue mission hosting Thanksgiving meals for those in need: The Bowery began its ministry in 1879.

AGRM encourages both the public and its members to help homeless and at-risk families through special holiday events and campaigns this year.

“Thousands of generous individuals and businesses provide the means for rescue missions to meet vital needs of individuals and families at risk during the holidays,” notes AGRM President John Ashmen. “Add that to the number of volunteers who make these events possible by donating a few hours of their holiday time, and each Thanksgiving event at a local rescue mission truly becomes a community effort.”

To find out how to donate or volunteer to support homeless and at-risk families in your area this holiday season, please visit to find the rescue mission nearest you.


Now in its 103rd year, AGRM has nearly 300 rescue mission members across North America. Each year, AGRM members serve approximately 66 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights of shelter and housing, assist some 45,000 people in finding employment, provide clothing to more than 750,000 people, and graduate nearly 17,000 homeless men and women from addiction recovery programs into productive living.

Rescue missions have been providing hospitality to impoverished people in America since the 1870s. They are experts at providing effective care for men, women, and children who are hungry, homeless, abused, or addicted.

AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus. For more information, please visit

To schedule an interview with AGRM president John Ashmen, please contact Brad Lewis, Director of Communications, at or call (719) 266-8300, ext. 103.

Nov 3, 2016

Barronelle Stutzman’s story

Barronelle Stutzman’s continuing struggle for religious freedom should be alarming not only to every Christian, but to every American who cherishes freedom.

Barronelle is a floral artist … and a grandmother. You’d never expect someone like her at the center of a firestorm. But she is being sued both professionally and personally by the Washington State attorney general and the ACLU.

If she loses, they could take everything she owns — her business, her home, and her life savings. Everything.

Read about it by clicking HERE

If Barronelle loses, activists will likely use her case to threaten our religious freedom.

Oct 1, 2016

Christian Leaders Call for Unity Against Progressive Agenda & Funding

September 28, 2016 | | --Today more than seventy-five (75) of America's foremost evangelical and Catholic leaders released a powerful letter urging Progressive "faith" groups to turnaway from the liberal political funding of George Soros and his allies, and their agenda that weakens the poor, the Church and the nation. Co-signers include Dr. Alveda King, Dr. James Garlow, Mat Staver, George Barna, Miles McPherson, Lt. Gen. Wm. "Jerry" Boykin, Eric Metaxas and Bishop Harry R Jackson, Jr.

Kelly Kullberg, the group's spokesperson, said, "Hopefully this Call to Repentance will awaken the Church and nation to the anti-Christian funding and agenda behind the Religious Left's "faith" fronts. Our letter is the Church speaking truth to power. Our hope is to return to a true gospel witness grounded in the whole counsel of Scripture. Biblical wisdom, not Progressive policies enforced by big government, is the highest love for human beings."

The letter is found, and launches, a new ad hoc group, the American Association of Evangelicals at

To schedule an interview or speak to Mrs. Kullberg, she can be contacted at (614) 284-1612 or

Sep 9, 2016

New Hampshire city to reinstall Ten Commandments monument

Officials in the New Hampshire city of Somersworth have voted to reinstall the municipality’s controversial Ten Commandments monument to its original location next to City Hall.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the City Council approved the measure Tuesday.

Read more about this at SRN News by clicking HERE

Aug 5, 2016

80 Muslim Refugees Baptized Into Christianity Despite Attacks by Islamic Radicals in German Camps

Close to 80 Muslims at a refugee camp in Hamburg, Germany, have been baptized into Christianity despite the ongoing physical and sexual abuse that Christian converts face at such camps in the Western country.

"While Christian converts suffer in great measures at the hands of their Muslim neighbors in Germany, around 80 refugees were recently baptized into Christianity," International Christian Concern, a persecution watchdog group, noted on Tuesday.

Mohabat News reported that Pastor Albert Babajan conducted the mass baptism of refugees at the camp in Hamburg, revealing that one of the main motives for their conversion is disappointment with Islam.

Read more by clicking HERE

Jul 19, 2016

Thousands Upon Thousands of Christians Flood the Nation’s Capital to Pray for Our Nation

In the sweltering summer heat, thousands of Christians gathered near the Washington Monument on Saturday to pray for a “broken” America.

Nick Hall, a young evangelical Christian and leader of the Pulse ministry, organized the event to encourage young Christians to unite in prayer for the problems in the world and then take action, the Religion News Service reports.

“We believe #JesusChangesEverything,” the organizers said. The hashtag became a trending topic on Twitter during the event. “We believe there’s power in coming together. Jesus promised whenever two or more come together in His name, He is present. It’s emboldening to join with others, to know we’re not alone, to realize we can do more together than apart.”

“God, we don’t need to hear from some man or some woman,” Hall said in an opening prayer on Saturday morning. “God we don’t need to hear from some band. We need to hear from heaven today. That’s why we’ve come.”

Speakers at the event avoided talking too much about politics. Instead, they focused on praying for an end to violence and suffering, and restored protections for the vulnerable all across the world.

Read more about this at Life News by clicking HERE

Jul 12, 2016

Iowa Bureaucrats Force Trans Bathrooms On Churches, Forbid Non-PC Preaching

Iowa churches and church-run daycares must let males and females pee, dress, and shower next to each other, and pastors and Christians could be brought before extrajudicial tribunals if they “directly or indirectly” make “persons of any particular…gender identity” feel “unwelcome,” according to new regulations from Iowa’s Orwellian-named “Civil Rights Commission.”

The commission’s new regulatory guidelines pertaining to a 2007 state “sexual orientation and gender identity,” or SOGI, law also require private businesses, schools, libraries, police departments, and any private organizations that receive government funds to let men and women shower, change clothes, urinate, and defecate inside whichever formerly sex-protected facilities they choose. No sex-change or birth-certificate is necessary for biological males, for example, to gain access to formerly women-only private facilities, the commission says. Declaring oneself a certain sex is all that’s needed.

Read more about this by clicking HERE

Jun 1, 2016

Why don't more Americans ask faith leaders for advice?

Only 15 percent of U.S. adults said they rely a lot on advice from religious leaders, compared to 82 percent who do their own research, 45 percent who pray, 43 percent who ask family members for help and 25 percent who ask experts for their insights.

One in three highly religious Americans (33 percent), or people who pray daily and attend worship services at least once a week, rely a lot on advice from religious leaders when making major life decisions, compared to 80 percent who trust their own research, 86 percent who pray and 49 percent who ask family members for input, the study reported.

Read the whole article by clicking HERE

Colossians 2:8
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

James 1:5
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

May 26, 2016

What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

When people stop talking about their faith in public, they miss out on helping people in need and correcting unfair stereotypes, faith leaders said.

...Fear of how other people will respond to religious discussion guides — or, rather, halts — many believers' attempts to bring up their faith with family, friends or strangers. When they sense someone disagrees with them about religion, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Christians (24 percent) avoid the subject altogether, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

These findings likely satisfy those who think faith has no place in polite conversation, but religious leaders and scholars say we shouldn't celebrate when a first date, holiday dinner or phone call passes with no mention of religion. Discussions about belief in God, prayer and theology play an important role in society, helping people venture beyond their comfort zones and gain new understanding, they said.

"It's part of faith itself to be able to articulate our beliefs in an atmosphere where we can be heard," said Diane Moore, director of Harvard Divinity School's Religious Literacy Project.

Read more by clicking HERE

1 Peter 3:15
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”

2 Timothy 1:8
“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;”

Going to church could help people live longer

Fitting a worship service into your weekly schedule could extend your life, according to a new study on church attendance and mortality published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

"Over a 20-year span, the study surveyed a group of more than 76,000 female nurses, most of whom were Catholic and Protestant. At the end of 20 years, more than 13,000 of them had died. The women who went to religious services more than once a week, it turned out, were 33 percent less likely to be in that group who died, compared to those who never attended services," The Washington Post reported.

Church attendance appeared to boost health in a variety of ways, helping believers practice health habits.

"Women who started going to services then became more likely to quit smoking and less likely to show signs of depression … even when the researchers controlled for a long list of other variables, from age and exercise habits to income and other non-religious social engagement," the Post reported.

Read more about this at the Advocate Press by clicking HERE

Proverbs 10:27
“The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”

Proverbs 9:10, 11
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Proverbs 3:1, 2
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

May 25, 2016

Will the Traditional Christian Belief of Eternal Hell Be Minority View Soon?

Belief in eternal punishment in a literal hell is declining among Christians in America. By contrast, belief in heaven is in great shape.

In a National Geographic article published earlier this month and now making the rounds among Christians, writer Mark Strauss outlines the shifting Christian perspective toward believing that those who don't accept Christ die a spiritual death as well as a mortal one instead of being punished eternally in hell.

Noting a 13 percentage point drop over the past 20 years in Americans who believe in a fiery underworld, the author notes that the stats present "a conundrum that continues to tug at the conscience of some Christians, who find it difficult to reconcile the existence of a just, loving God with a doctrine that dooms billions of people to eternal punishment."

Read the whole article at the Christian Post by clicking HERE

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Revelation 21:8
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

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