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Korean CBMC Members Visit South Florida Ministry Partners

CBMC FL’s South Korean Visitors CBMC, Christian Businessmen’s Connection, the most extensive marketplace ministry for Christian professionals with over 40,000 members worldwide, has always been enriched by the global nature of its fellowship. While the United States is the ministry’s founding country with the most active members, South Korea is the second largest CBMC nation, with over 3,000 members. January 17th’s CBMC Fort Lauderdale Luncheon hosted two such CBMC members from around the globe, as Mr. Caleb Jun and Mr. P.S. Cho from Seoul, South Korea, joined CBMC International President Chris Simpson and a large crowd of South Florida participants […]

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Rally Demands Heartbeat Bill Passage

Dozens of Broward voters rallied January 21 in downtown Fort Lauderdale to demand that the Republican-led Florida legislature pass a “Heartbeat Bill” in its 2023 session which opens March 7. The lifesaving measure protects unborn children from abortion once their beating hearts are detectable by ultrasound—at about six weeks gestation. The measure cut the number of Texas abortions in half after it became law in September 2021. The Heartbeat Bill Rally  The Broward Right to Life-sponsored rally featured Janet Porter, the architect and driving force behind the Heartbeat Bill nationwide. Porter listed the 22 states which have adopted laws protecting babies from […]

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A New Year of Inspiring Faith-Based Films

This year is once again seeing a robust line-up of very diverse faith-based films that will touch and change many lives. These films not only bless believers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for outreach. We can all get involved by praying for and spreading the word about these upcoming films. Keep in mind that secular media often ignores these films, so it is up to believers to spread the word as much as they can.   Preview of Upcoming Releases The dates for many films are yet to be determined (TBD) and some movies have an option to host […]

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World Watch List Reveals Increasing Christian Persecution

According to the World Watch List 2023, Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution, more than 360 million Christian suffered high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith worldwide. A List of Christian Persecution Worldwide Open Doors’ mission is to ensure that persecuted Christians do not suffer alone – but are connected to the worldwide church for support and encouragement. Since 1993, the World Watch List has revealed the scale and severity of the persecution of Christians. In the last 30 years, the number of countries where Christians suffer high and […]

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Fulbright Winner, Back in Uzbekistan, Recalls the Huge Impact of Scholarships

The Women of Distinction gala luncheon comes but once a year, supporting a Palm Beach Atlantic University scholarship. But daily at the university, we see the fruit of such scholarships in the terrific impact PBA students and graduates are having in their communities and across the globe. From Uzbekistan, via Skype, Chanel Nassir recently talked about receiving the Women of Distinction Scholarship, finishing her degree in international business and taking on an English teaching assistantship under the Fulbright Program. The bright faces in the photo give you a clue about how well she is doing in Uzbekistan. That’s Chanel at […]

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The Show Must Go On

Like millions of Americans, I like to watch football. On January 2nd, I decided to watch the Monday night football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. These two combatants had the potential to be in the championship game of the NFL, and I tuned in to watch these modern-day gladiators. It was as if I had assumed my seat in a Roman Colosseum, ready to see these gladiators inflict hurt and pain on each other by way of hits, blocks and tackles. I had my thumbs ready to put up or down on the performance of the […]

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Franklin Graham: What Can the Righteous Do?

Just a few weeks ago, Congress passed legislation that codified same-sex marriage as the law of the land, certifying the 2015 Supreme Court ruling Obergefell v. Hodges that had already sanctioned same-sex marriages. Joining the Democrats in the Senate were 12 so-called conservative Republican senators whose votes gave the bill the 60 it needed to move it to the House, where it was easily passed by the Democratic majority. This is a watershed moment in the moral state of our rapidly depraving and godless culture. To satisfy the incessant, sinful cries of the incredibly powerful LGBTQ lobby, the halls of […]

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Heart Month Focuses on Affairs of the Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people each year. Since February is American Heart Month, we’re featuring one man’s journey to heart health at Holy Cross, Broward’s only Catholic hospital, serving our community for 67 years and a leader in the prevention and treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases. When Doug Wilkins, a 70+ year-old longtime active athlete in overall good health, began having chest pains, he took himself to the emergency department at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale, where they ran a stress test. The […]

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2023 World Watch List: Radical violence sweeps across Sub-Saharan Africa destabilizing nations with no end in sight

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faces a vast humanitarian catastrophe, as a wave of religiously motivated violence nurtured in Nigeria (7) has swept across the region, targeting Christian populations at an alarming rate in countries like Burkina Faso (23), Cameroon (45), Mali (17) and Niger (28). Signs of jihadist expansion are also clearly visible in Mozambique (32), Congo DR (37) and other countries. This is the disturbing finding of Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List (WWL). The WWL ranks the nations where Christians face the most severe persecution and discrimination. Other key findings (WWL position in brackets): China (17)’s model of oppression is […]

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Hearts United: FFTP Volunteers Pack More Than 1,500 Meal Kits for Families in Need

With festive music and décor in the background, Food For The Poor (FFTP) volunteers in December packed 1,518 holiday food kits for impoverished families in the Caribbean and Latin America. FFTP provides food for Latin America More than 100 volunteers participated in the event, a pilot project for a new program in development at FFTP. The day began with a welcome from Jisabelle Garcia-Pedroso, FFTP Director of Programs and Operations. “We are going to fill this room with the spirit of the season – the spirit of giving,” Garcia-Pedroso said. “Today is extra special because you are the first to […]

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