American Girl Fashion Show Benefits Ronald McDonald House

More than $5,000 was raised to benefit Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Charities of South Florida during an American Girl Fashion Show on October 12 at Parrot Jungle Island in Miami. Attended by over 500 people, the event showcased historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. It also featured an American Girl Boutique, fashion […]

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Graham on Leadership: Be a follower of Jesus Christ and Let God Lead

Gigi Graham, the eldest daughter of Evangelist Billy Graham, shared her impressions of what a true leader looks like during this season’s first Christian Women in Leadership Luncheon hosted by the National Christian Foundation at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale in September. Witnessing her father’s life as a counselor to presidents and heads of state, Gigi […]

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Taking the Gospel into Public Schools

 “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” –  Matthew 9:37-38 NLT First Priority clubs exist on over 165 campuses in southern Florida seeking to share the Gospel in public schools. This is done […]

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Connecting the Church to Reach the Campus for Christ

Three of the largest school districts in the country are right here in South Florida: Miami-Dade County is the 2nd largest, Broward County the 5th and Palm Beach County is the 12th. These are only three of the five counties First Priority serves. Startling evidence shows that 96% of those students do not attend church […]

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Divorced Dads: Stay Engaged

Dads, your children need you. Here are two reasons why divorced dads must stay engaged in the lives of their children: God and secular statistics tell us we must. Headship Since the beginning of time, God has commanded man to be the head of the family. The headship command is an issue of order not […]

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Get Your Family Moving

Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun and at the same time develop stronger connections between all of you. With a little creativity, you can find a way […]

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Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years

ASSIST News Service Three members of a jailed Christian pastor’s family have made an extraordinary escape from China to the United States with the help of an underground network of activists. According Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent for Sky News in Beijing, Zhang Shaojie’s daughter, son-in-law, and one-year-old granddaughter arrived in Dallas, Texas, on Monday after […]

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Non-Hindu religious practices banned in parts of India

ASSIST News Since mid-May over 50 villages in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region have followed the advice of the Hindu nationalist VHP and used the Chhattisgarh Panchayat Raj Act to ban all non-Hindu religious practice. Christian leaders note these rulings are contrary to the Indian Constitution, but the VHP has said it will lobby the authorities to […]

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Islamic State Destroys Tomb and Threatens Christians

Compiled from World News and ASSIST News reports MOSUL — Islamic State militants have destroyed tombs long ascribed to the Old Testament prophets Jonah and Daniel in Mosul, according to eyewitness reports and video footage posted on YouTube. The demolition came as the Sunni-led, al-Qaeda-linked militants—who stormed Mosul June 10 and have occupied Iraq’s second […]

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UN Calls for Cease-fire in Gaza

WORLD News Service GAZA — The UN reports the death toll in Gaza has crossed 500, and the world body is calling for an immediate cease-fire. That’s what Israel, Egypt, the Arab League, and others wanted over a week ago when Hamas said no. Rarely does international politics present such moments of moral clarity, writes […]

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