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Iowa: 3 survivors of Tanzania bus crash that killed 32 arrive in U.S.

Iowa: 3 survivors of Tanzania bus crash that killed 32 arrive in U.S. | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it
Samaritan's Purse (BGEA): Three schoolchildren from Tanzania who were injured in a horrific bus crash that killed 29 of their classmates, two teachers and a bus driver arrived Monday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa, where a heartland Christian ministry volunteered to finance their treatment and recovery.

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Franklin Graham’s humanitarian Christian group Samaritan’s Purse responded after STEMM, the Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries, promised to help the three children, who were suffering from a wide range of broken bones and other injuries.
 


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Lysa TerKeurst: "What Do You Do When You Don't Know What To Do" (Video)

Lysa TerKeurst: A life filled with endless opportunities sounds great at first. But in reality, it usually means spending our days juggling schedules while trying to keep everyone happy.

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Lysa Terkeurst answers the question, "How do we make sure the things we choose to pursue line up with God’s will for our lives?"

 

This best-selling author and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries opened this two-week series by focusing on the story of Nabal, Abigail, and David, to show us three factors that go into making our best decisions in difficult situations.

 

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Israel: 'More Israeli citizens leaving their country than are returning'

Israel: 'More Israeli citizens leaving their country than are returning' | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Israel: A report also showed that in 2015, there was the lowest return rate of Israelis since 2003: out of every 1,000 residents who left the country, only one returned.

 

Furthermore, exit rates for 2015 showed that two residents out of every 1,000 left the country for an extended period of time.

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The study also revealed that between 1948 and 2015, approximately 720,000 Israeli citizens have left the country and never returned. This figure includes citizens who died overseas.

 

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Christian Aid and other NGOs respond to flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

Christian Aid and other NGOs respond to flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Christian Aid is working alongside other non-governmental agencies in Sierra Leone to coordinate its response to the flooding and mudslides that have killed nearly 400 people in the capital city, Freetown.

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An estimated 3,000 people have lost their homes, while at least 600 individuals are still missing, according to authorities. Rescue efforts are continuing.

 

Christian Aid and other NGOs are focusing on those who are now homeless and have no access to food, clean water, medical assistance, sanitation supplies and shelter.

 

See also: Israel IDF Humanitarian Aid to Syria

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Pastoralists in Somalia struggle to survive under a severe drought

(ICRC) The nation of Somalia is currently facing a severe drought that has affected millions. This drought has led to the death of sheep and goats owned by pastoralists in the country, which in turn has caused an acute food insecurity.

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Helping communities in need is a global priority for the ICRC, which so far this year has assisted 760,000 people. To help communities access whatever water is available, the ICRC is repairing boreholes and providing water troughs for animals.

 

The ICRC and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have assisted 760,000 people in 2017.

 

See also: Madagascar fights drought and famine

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Top humanitarian relief groups unite to tackle hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa

Top humanitarian relief groups unite to tackle hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

The coalition -- made up of CARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision -- announced its Hunger Relief Fund. The groups said the coalition was the first of its kind.

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More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, the coalition said. The groups also said that without immediate help, 1.4 million severely malnourished children could die.

 

Carolyn Miles, the CEO of Save the Children, told Muir the malnutrition crisis was one of the worst she'd seen since World War II.

 

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Louisiana: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church holds funeral service for murdered gospel singer

Louisiana: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church holds funeral service for murdered gospel singer | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

The gospel director died Monday after he was shot while trying to stop a fight between his brother and another man.  At age 25, Andre Wright was a gospel artist who performed beyond his years. But his life was tragically cut short this past week.

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He served as musical director at several churches in the baton rouge area and served as a musician at many more. Due to how loved and well-known he was in the community, the church couldn't hold all those who wanted to attend Wright's funeral.

 

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City of Atlanta partners with United Way on $50 million project to end homelessness

City of Atlanta partners with United Way on $50 million project to end homelessness | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed: “I am proud to announce that with the unanimous approval of the Atlanta City Council, we will move forward with our $50 million commitment to make homelessness rare and brief in the City of Atlanta..."

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More than 3,500 men, women and children in Atlanta are in need of some kind of shelter, according to an analysis conducted by the non-profit Partners for Home.

 

About 1,500 of those people are in emergency shelters, while 1,300 are in transitional housing, before moving independently into a house or apartment. More than 680 are still on the streets.

 

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China sends army personnel to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

China sends army personnel to open first overseas military base in Djibouti | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

China says the logistics center will support anti-piracy, U.N. peacekeeping and humanitarian relief missions in Africa and western Asia.

 

It says it will also facilitate military cooperation and joint exercises as the PLA navy and other services seek to expand their global reach in step with China's growing economic and political footprint.

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In 2015, China detached three navy ships from the anti-piracy patrols to rescue Chinese citizens and other foreign nationals from fighting in Yemen. The same year, it took part in its first Mediterranean joint naval exercises with Russia.

 

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President Trump's environmental policies receiving major public opposition

President Trump's environmental policies receiving major public opposition | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

The limitations of President Donald Trump’s power to reset U.S. climate policy has been on full display over the last few days...

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With the Trump administration on the defensive following the court ruling blocking the EPA from suspending the methane rules, attorneys general in California and New Mexico attacked Trump’s methane rollback on another front.

 

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Parenting Advice: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting in Public | Misty Honnold

Parenting Advice: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting in Public | Misty Honnold | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Misty Honnold: "After the shock of that tantrum of my third child, I learned to walk into public situations with my children prepared. "

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As parents, the best way for us to be prepared is to know our own discipline responses to the misbehavior of our children and stick to that no matter what.

 

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Rock Band U2 Surprises Jimmy Kimmel's Audience With Gospel Performance

Rock Band U2 Surprises Jimmy Kimmel's Audience With Gospel Performance | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Rock Band U2 Performance: Jimmy Kimmel's studio audience thought they were just coming to enjoy a live show, but they transformed into a live gospel choir before the night was through.

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"We want to play for you now a gospel song with a restless spirit," Bono said as he introduced the song.

 

Choir members were planted throughout the studio and joined in to turn the entire studio into a moving gospel performance.

 

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Billy Graham Reveals The Biggest Reason Gambling is 'Deadly', How to Overcome Addiction

Billy Graham Reveals The Biggest Reason Gambling is 'Deadly', How to Overcome Addiction | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it
Gambling may not be one of the "seven deadly sins", but it can become a dangerous addiction that can very quickly destroy someone's life, says evangelist Billy Graham.
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However, Graham encouraged readers to remember that any addiction can be overcome, with God's help. After recognizing the problem, it's important for those struggling with addiction to understand they can't recover on their own.

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Muslim Hate Crime: Teen Girl Targeted in Portland Train Stabbing Thanks Her Defenders

Muslim Hate Crime: Teen Girl Targeted in Portland Train Stabbing Thanks Her Defenders | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Portland Train Attack: Two men stabbed to death in Portland on train defending two teen girls from Muslim hate attack.

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In tears, 16 year-old Destinee Mangum told Fox affiliate KPTV this weekend that she wanted “to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me, because they didn’t even know me.”

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Gospel Music: Jason Crabb Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Gospel Music: Jason Crabb Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame: Comprised of individuals from all across the state, the 2018 class represents a wide array of talents. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018, at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, KY.

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They honor Kentucky-born performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry locally and around the world.

 

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Christian Singer Tauren Wells' Testimony on CBN 700 Club Interactive

Christian Singer Tauren Wells' Testimony on CBN 700 Club Interactive | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

At 10 years-old, all Tauren Wells knew was that his parents would no longer live together. Even worse, Tauren was forced to choose which parent he wanted to live with. "That reality [divorce] was painful, devastating," he shared. But one thing he has learned since that day is that, "God loves to build on what remains in our lives."

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During the time of the divorce, Tauren became a regular at church. As he described, "I was immediately passionate about Christ and being involved in serving the small congregation in my hometown.

 

God's calling on Tauren's life eventually led him to Indiana Bible College - a small school that, he says, made a big impact on his life. It was there that Tauren met three guys that would make up the band Royal Tailor...

 

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Pastor Rick Warren: Transformed from stressed to blessed

www.saddleback.com/transformed In this week's message from our series: 50 Days of Transformation, Pastor Rick Warren teaches on how to take us from stressed by transforming our Physical Health. 
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The seven most common sources of stress include: worry, hurry, crowds, more choices than ever before, the loss of privacy, pluralism, and fear of the future. The seven anecdotes can all be found in Psalm 23. Learn how to lower the stress in your life in this lesson.

 

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Air Force News: Retired Air Force Vet Forcibly Removed from Retirement Ceremony Over Mention of ‘God’

Air Force News: Retired Air Force Vet Forcibly Removed from Retirement Ceremony Over Mention of ‘God’ | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it
The Pentagon announced Thursday that the Air Force is investigating a complaint by a retired 33-year veteran, Senior Master Sgt Oscar Rodriguez,, that he was physically dragged out of a colleague’s military retirement ceremony at Travis Air Force Base in California because his planned speech included the word “God.”
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Travis Weber, a graduate of the Naval Academy and director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council, told CNSNews.com that “there’s a serious problem” if the Air Force attempts to justify the assault.

 

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Christian Music: Hillsong UNITED's 'Wonder' Album Reaches No. 1 on Multiple Charts

Christian Music: Hillsong UNITED's 'Wonder' Album Reaches No. 1 on Multiple Charts | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

As part of the celebration for the release of their sixth studio album, UNITED appeared on NBC's "TODAY Show" this week and performed the record's title track.

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The album debuted at #1 on both iTunes (#5 overall) and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums and Contemporary Christian charts while taking the #1 position on multiple Soundscan retail charts. 

 

With over two million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, multi-platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED continues to establish itself as one of the most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music topping multiple charts this week with its highly-anticipated sixth studio project, “WONDER.”

 

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Terri Savelle Foy Ministries: The 9 Signs of A Poor Self-Image

Terri Savelle Foy Ministries: "Relationships, promotions, opportunities, and more . . . your self-image affects every aspect of your life. Is the way you see your self helping or hurting your future."

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In this video, Terri Savelle Foy shares with you the signs of a poor self-image along with two steps to help you improve your self-image and see the potential you have in God.

 

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Eighties Woodstock: 32 years since Live Aid brought thousands to Philadelphia

Eighties Woodstock: 32 years since Live Aid brought thousands to Philadelphia | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it
This week marked more than three decades since Live Aid, a day-long charity concert for famine relief in Africa, drew in the attention of millions across the world.
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Thousands – 90,000 in Philly, alone – attended the concerts that brought in stars like Eric Clapton in Philly, David Bowie in the U.K. and Phil Collins who made the transcontinental trek to perform in both cities. 

 

But, even more watched. About 1.5 billion people from 100 different countries tuned to their TV sets to watch the concert that raised $245 million for the good cause. 

 

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Thousands Gather for Funeral of Fallen NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

Thousands Gather for Funeral of Fallen NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

Law enforcement officers from the city, state and across the globe stood shoulder to shoulder at funeral for NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia.

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Officer Miosotis Familia's Family: Her 20-year-old daughter, Genesis, and 12-year-old twins, Peter and Delilah, were all dressed in white as they were presented with the American flag. They understood why she took on such a dangerous job.

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Hillsong Performs "What A Beautiful Name" (Jesus) LIVE in Sydney, Australia

"What A Beautiful Name" from our latest album 'let there be light'' recorded live at ‪Hillsong Conference in Sydney.."

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VERSE 1:
You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ

 

CHORUS 1:
What a beautiful Name it is
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a beautiful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

 

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PBS News: South Sudan leaders used chaos of war to loot billions

South Sudan: Founded in 2011, it is the world’s newest country; but for much of its statehood, it has been engulfed in civil war. The violence has killed tens of thousands and displaced more than two million people...

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A report released by rights group The Sentry accuses South Sudanese political leaders of making a fortune off the conflict.

 

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Wholetones music instantly calms dog on Chicago live TV | Christian Musician Michael Tyrrell

Christian Musician Michael Tyrrell appeared on the You & Me morning TV show on WCIU "The U" in Chicago. Michael shared a bit about how Wholetones frequency music calm pets from anxiety due to noise from fireworks, thunder and lighting, etc., as well as separation anxiety and more...

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Christian Music: After nearly 2 decades, Michael S. Tyrrell has finally discovered a way to share these amazing healing frequencies from ancient, Biblical times that are believed to have been used by King David to soothe Saul in his desperate time of need for healing.

 

The Wholetones Healing Frequency Music Project was created by Author/musician Michael Tyrrell to promote positive, healthy change...

 

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President Trump and Nation Honors Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day 2017

President Trump and Nation Honors Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day 2017 | Elevate Christian Network News | Christian World News and Events | Scoop.it

President Trump on Memorial Day 2017: “Words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage.”

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President Donald Trump expressed his nation’s “boundless and undying” gratitude Monday to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind.

 

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