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Church converts to cooling center amidst intense heat

With 75% of Lynchburg, VA missing power and the temperature hitting record highs, Thomas Road Baptist Church became a true sanctuary for its community.

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Autistic students find expressive outlet in iPad band

A special needs music teacher in Queens has found a state of the art medium of musical expression for his autistic students in Apple’s iPad.

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Memphis churches take health care into their own hands

Read about the innovative partnership involving 2,000-plus churches that has helped reduce the crude mortality rate of Memphis, Tennessee by 50%.

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Atlanta man makes unlikely, but tasty, business move

It took getting laid off for Steven Carse, former AIG insurance analyst, to take off in the business world. Now he’s the head of an organic, gourmet popsicle outfit and can be seen standing on Atlanta street corners under a rainbow umbrella, delighting locals with his unique homemade treats.

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A graduation gift 13 years in the making

When Brenna Martin first glanced at the graduation gift from her father, she smiled and gave a polite thank you. Once she looked deeper she couldn’t stop the tears from coming.

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Kids saved, arrests made in sex trafficking sting

Over one hundred arrests were made and 79 children saved in a recent sex trafficking sting carried out by the FBI and local law enforcement agencies across the nation.

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UK restaurants find higher purpose

Restaurants, cafes, and pubs all over the UK are finding new ways to give back to the community- each in their own unique way.

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Hundreds brought to Christ through dynamic prison ministry

The Prison Fellowship ministry based in Northern California has seen tremendous success this month as large numbers of inmates and prison staff alike have heard the gospel and received Christ. Prison Fellowship hosts events featuring live music, comedy, BMX stunt shows and sermons, and is in the process of instituting an inner-prison seminary called The Urban Ministry Institute.

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U.S. businesses find reward apart from bottom line

A new non-profit organization called B-Lab seeks to reward businesses that put as much emphasis on having a healthy social / environmental impact as keeping their shareholders happy.

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HS runner helps fallen opponent

A runner from Columbus, Ohio helped her fallen opponent across the finish line this week in an act of “real sportsmanship” that one coach says he has never seen in a state meet.

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Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:1

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