Brevard missionaries to Haiti seek help
Brevard-based missionaries Jay and Linda Threadgill have spent nearly 30 years serving the people of Haiti. During that time, they have struggled through one crisis after another. The latest crisis hit last week. A strong rainfall on Easter Eve posed a …
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Boxers Show Well In Doubles, Fall To Missionaries
FOREST GROVE – Pacific made a strong showing with two victories in doubles against Whitman Saturday, but the momentum did not hold as the No. 23 ranked Missionaries rallied to take five singles matches and the 6-3 victory from the Boxers in Northwest …
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Final 6 LDS missionaries found safe in Vanuatu 6 days after ferocious Cyclone …
Six missionaries on the northern island of Ambae went six days without being able to contact leaders of the church's Vanuatu Port Vila Mission. Finally, mission President Larry Brewer asked two other missionaries, zone leaders from the island of …
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IDF Promises to Block Missionary Activity
IDF regulations forbid missionary activities, and Yad L'Achim, lodged a complaint and demanded an investigation. The IDF responded that the incident is “being checked by commanders in order to prevent similar gatherings from taking place in the future.”.
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Sabah keeping tabs on missionary activities
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Islamic authorities are keeping a watch over peninsula-based Muslim bodies that have been carrying out missionary activities in the state without authorisation, Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Mohd Arrifin Mohd Arif …
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Azim Premji, Subhash Ghai and GM Rao to be chief guests of charity events of …
The idea is to highlight the "compassionate side"of RSS and prove that social work wasn't something introduced to India by foreign missionaries. Industrialists Azim Premji and GM Rao, and film maker Subhash Ghai are expected to be chief guests at the …
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Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) March 17, 2015
Historically, St. Patrick’s Day was intended to be a traditional day for spiritual renewal and for the offering of prayers for missionaries across the world. The holiday began in Ireland, and is celebrated on March 17th every year. It is thought that March 17th marked the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
As the Irish emigrated far from their homeland, their history and their celebrations went with them. Today, in Ireland, March 17th remains the traditional day of offering prayers for missionaries across the world–before other St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin. In cities across America which are home to large Irish populations, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with the “wearing of the green”, parades, music, songs, and Irish food and drinks.
Symbols of St. Patrick’s Day which most of us recognize include the shamrock—the leaf of the clover plant (symbol of the Holy Trinity); the flag of the Republic of Ireland in green, orange and white, the color green, and Irish beer.
Also a part of St. Patrick’s Day is the leprechaun and the pot of gold at that end of the rainbow which the leprechaun is said to hide there.
It can be a day of fun and happy celebration of Irish ancestry and heritage, and a way to recognize Ireland’s influence on America today. At the same time, an overabundance of alcohol and too much partying can lead to consequences which were never intended to be a part of St. Patrick’s Day, and what it represents.
A Guide for St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day has become a high-risk time for drunk drivers on the roadways, and increased driving under the influence (DUI) related traffic collisions. It is likely there will be sobriety checkpoints in an effort to prevent drunken driving and related vehicle accidents. A night in jail for a DUI, the loss of driver’s license, or the loss of a life was never intended to be a part of St. Patrick’s Day.
Narconon Arrowhead, a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education center in Southeastern Oklahoma, is releasing the following guidelines to help everyone enjoy a happier, safe and sober St. Patrick’s Day:
➢ Plan ahead this St. Patrick’s Day.
➢ Know before you start partying or drinking how you will get home safely, and with whom.
➢ If you plan to drink, ensure you have a sober designated driver, no fail.
➢ If you plan to drink, leave your car keys at home.
➢ Never drive while you are alcohol or drug impaired. No exceptions.
➢ Never let your friends or a family member drive while drug or alcohol impaired. No exceptions.
➢ Never get in a vehicle or ride as a passenger with a driver who is drunk. No exceptions.
➢ Call a friend, a family member or a taxi to make sure you get home safely if you have been drinking and failed to designate a driver beforehand.
➢ Take public transportation to get home safely, if necessary.
➢ Do not let a person who is drug or alcohol-impaired get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Take their keys. Help them to get home safely. No exceptions. And if you see a driver on the road who you think may be drunk or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, call 911.
The executives and staff of Narconon Arrowhead wish everyone a safe, sober and memorable St. Patrick’s Day.
For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 09, 2015
Author Merlin H. Oliver makes an end-time call to readers to live lives devoted, in the Spirit, to establishing kingdom authority with his new book, “I Want You To Know My Glory” (published by WestBow Press).
“God wants you to know that His transcendent glory is invading Earth right now.” Oliver says. “This is a must read for everyone.”
Similar to the Bible, “I Want You To Know My Glory” begins in a garden. It uses stories to show the reader how to live in God’s presence daily. Within the pages of his book, Oliver shares accounts from his personal life and uses them to impart unto readers revelations on how to establish a perfect society.
Oliver advocates for readers to: love one another, walk in the unity of the Holy Spirit, live lives of repentance and forgiveness, pursue the restoration of all things, and unite love-sick worshipers who cry out for the King’s return.
“A life lived in the Spirit will cause encroaching evil to retreat,” Oliver says. “In this way, victory may be accomplished daily.”
“I Want You To Know My Glory”
By Merlin H. Oliver
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781490841793
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781490841779
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781490841786
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Merlin H. Oliver is the founder and director of Inner Circle Worship Ministries, Inc. He has traveled to many nations on missionary assignments and has more than 20 years of experience in the supernatural, due to the glory of God. Niagara Falls, New York, where he currently resides, has benefited mostly from his missions. His next missionary assignment will be his family in the United Kingdom.
WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information, visit westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.
Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) January 28, 2015
On SEND International’s US campus in Farmington, Michigan, eight people have just endured a week of evaluations and interviews to determine if missions with SEND is right for them. All eight were accepted for their various ministries in one of SEND’s 20 areas of the world. These new candidates will have one more week of training before going out to raise support for their ministry with SEND.
Steve Baker, the Director of Personnel Selection & Training for SEND-USA, said, “I am delighted to announce that all eight people have been appointed to long-term missionary service with SEND International. Would you join me in praising God for His direction, wisdom, guidance and strength for not only the candidates but also everybody else involved in the process?”
Among the new candidates are Andy and Abby Gilbert, church planters in Tennessee. Their new role with SEND will be to return to southeastern US to recruit new missionaries. Andy says, “This new role will utilize the administrative and organization skills I gained working in a secular job, as well as using my seminary background and teaching gifts. I am excited to lock arms with those looking for a way to go [into missions] and providing them the steps to do so. I look forward to the daily opportunities to guide and nurture these future missionaries out onto the field.”
Another new candidate is Alex Logan who will be headed to Japan to work with youth. “The pressure that these Japanese students feel is some of the highest they will feel in their entire life. They need to perform well and few people simply love them.” Alex wants to show those students God’s unconditional love.
The other new missionaries include Lisa Antonishek headed to Spain, Mike and Sheryll Warner preparing for work in a remote Alaskan village, Shigeko Yamaguma going to Japan, and Stephanie Lankhorst bound for Bulgaria.
SEND International is an interdenominational faith mission agency with approximately 600 missionaries in more than 20 areas of Asia, Eurasia, Europe and North America. SEND’s mission is to mobilize God’s people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches. SEND members are multinational and are recruited and sent from sending offices and partner agencies around the world. For more information on SEND’s mission and ministries, visit http://www.send.org.
(PRWEB) February 18, 2015
Cabrini College students worked with local non-profit The Joy of Sox® to deliver 7,340 pairs of new socks to the homeless of the Philadelphia region in conjunction with Pennsylvania’s “Socks for the Homeless Day” – Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
On a holiday tied to chocolate candy and candy hearts, why socks for the homeless on Valentine’s Day? “People are usually generous between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, but after the new year donations just dry up,” says Tom Costello Jr., founder and chief sock person at The Joy of Sox. “The idea was that in addition to calling your Mom or giving a loved one flowers on Valentine’s Day, to also remember the homeless during this cold weather and donate socks to a shelter or help support a nonprofit that does.
Earlier in the semester, 20 Cabrini students helped sort and pack the socks into the boxes to get ready for distribution. Today, 8 Cabrini students loaded up 4 vans and spread out across the region delivering 7,340 pairs of new socks to 18 shelters. In addition, the students picked up about 3,500 pairs of new socks that had been collected during sock drives by school and church groups and caring individuals. The new socks will be sorted and distributed later in the month.
Costello continues, “With about 10,000 homeless in the Philadelphia area and many of them wearing their socks 24/7 they usually need a new pair at least once a month. So these new socks will go a long way to help make homeless toes happy toes.”
Costello has learned a lot from the men and women he helps on the streets since he founded The Joy of Sox. “The homeless rarely get donations of new socks, which can be harder to get than food at shelters,” says Costello. Since many homeless often don’t receive new socks, they wind up wearing their old wet socks 24/7, which can result in serious health conditions, including fungus, infections, and gangrene.
“Socks for the Homeless Day” is beginning to catch on as resolutions or proclamations have already been passed in Pennsylvania, New York and North Dakota. These legislative acts were initiated by The Joy of Sox and sponsored in Pennsylvania by Sen. Daylin Leach, in New York by Assemblyman Brian Curran, and in North Dakota by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
For more information about The Joy of Sox, please contact, Tom Costello, Jr, founder and Chief Sock Person, The Joy Of Sox, 610-745-1075.
About The Joy of Sox®. The Joy of Sox is a locally founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of providing joy to the homeless by giving them new socks. Started in 2010, they have supplied over 135,250 pairs new socks to facilities for the homeless in 20 states and three countries.
About Cabrini College. Cabrini College is a coeducational Roman Catholic residential liberal arts college in Radnor, Pennsylvania, founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1957. It was one of the first colleges in the United States to make community service a graduation requirement. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment is 2,800.
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) January 15, 2015
Venio Systems, the leading provider of integrated, end-to-end electronic discovery software for corporations, law firms and service providers, today announced Babs Deacon as its Vice President of Training and Education.
Deacon is an eDiscovery and litigation support industry pioneer with more than 25 years of discovery and information governance experience. She specializes in providing consulting, project management and data reduction services to law firms, corporations and government clients, including management of the 9/11 WTC project for the Law Department of the City of New York. As a consultant and practice support manager for several prominent law firms, Deacon has dedicated her efforts to educating, mentoring and evangelizing about discovery best practices and tactics.
“Babs has been a leader in the industry longer than anyone, and we are thrilled to be able to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to our clients,” says Bimal Tamraker, Venio’s President and Chairman.
She is a frequent contributor to numerous legal publications, has developed accredited courses approved by the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) boards, is a current faculty member of The Organization of Legal Professionals, and was a contributor to the original EDRM content.
“I’m so excited about being a part of Venio’s mission to provide practical education to attorneys and other eDiscovery professionals,” says Deacon. “I plan to focus principally, at least at first, on best practice workflow and project management.”
Deacon’s distinguished industry leadership roles include serving on the executive boards of the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers and the National Board of Women in eDiscovery, and co-chairing the EDRM Evergreen Project. She has been a speaker at major industry events, including LegalTech, Women in eDiscovery and ILTA, since 1989 and has trained thousands of eDiscovery professionals.
Babs will be present at Venio’s booth #2613 at LegalTech New York on February 3-5, 2015 at the Hilton New York.
About Venio Systems
Venio Systems, based in Fairfax, Virginia, is a team of innovators and developers with 20 years of experience in providing e-discovery solutions. Venio Systems was created to address the industry’s lack of truly integrated e-discovery systems. Venio Integrated E-Discovery Platform is a fully functional web-based application designed to provide law firms, corporations and government entities the ability to manage all phases of discovery from a single tool. Venio Systems remains on the forefront of innovation to provide solutions anyone can use. For more information, visit http://www.veniosystems.com/.
Takoma Park, Md. (PRWEB) December 12, 2014
The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Department of Religion will soon be offering courses in field evangelism to students interested in urban ministry who are also participating in the REACH Columbia Union Evangelism School (RCUUES) in Philadelphia, Pa. The two schools and the Columbia Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church signed a memorandum of understanding recently that will guide the joint training effort.
“We are pleased to work with the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School to help train students who are interested in urban ministry,” said WAU President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., R.T. “Washington Adventist University has long been a gateway to service, offering encouragement to faculty, students and staff who participate in mission trips locally and abroad. This agreement offers students yet another opportunity to learn how to better serve others in our North American cities and urban areas.”
“Engaging young adults is a priority for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Columbia Union Conference,” said Dave Weigley, president of the Columbia Union Conference. “This partnership will provide a great opportunity for us to help our young people experience the mission of our church firsthand. We’re pleased that one of our own young adults, Dr. Tara VinCross, will serve as director and help prepare young leaders for service.”
As part of the signed agreement, faculty from the WAU Department of Religion will provide leadership training in discipleship, community development, urban agriculture and various aspects of evangelism. The joint effort will provide students with the opportunity to gain a unique experience in metropolitan/urban ministry through a selection of courses that will enrich their experience in urban ministry. The REACH Urban Evangelism School’s hands-on curriculum is offered as a 12-month training and experiential program that prepares students for ministry in cities and urban areas throughout North America.
Students interested in urban ministry and participating in the Urban Evangelism School program will be able to earn up to 15 credits that will be transferrable to any college, and can be counted toward a degree. The WAU courses that will be offered include such topics as Jesus and the Gospels; Ellen G. White and the Gift of Prophecy; Knowing and Sharing Christ; Ministry in the City; The Theory and Practice of Urban Ministry; and Church Growth in the Urban Setting.
As part of the memorandum of understanding, students in the evangelism school program who take the WAU-provided courses will be required to maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average and must be recommended for the courses by their instructors and the advisory committee of REACH Columbia Union, based on classroom and field evaluation.
The REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School is required under the agreement to maintain a high standard of student personal integrity and academic rigor throughout the experiential learning process. The agreement also requires the evangelism school to offer its Urban Mission Year experience to WAU Theology students and those with other majors. As part of the agreement, the Urban Evangelism School will provide appropriate housing for participating WAU students at a location that is close to the school’s Ministry Center in Philadelphia.
For more information about REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, go to http://reachcolumbiaunion.squarespace.com. For more information about Washington Adventist University, go to http://www.wau.edu