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Vietnamese Catholics Sentences Despite Community Protests   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-03 - 12 month ago
Two Vietnamese Catholics, whose arrest sparked mass protests in My Yen parish, Nghe An Province, were sentenced to six and seven months imprisonment respectively on Oct. 23.

Terror in the terminal   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-03 - 12 month ago
A terrifying shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), left thousands stranded on Friday (November 1, 2013), including recent Film Advisory Board awarded actress Jenn Gotzon, on her way to her first double film premiere in New Orleans.

‘Let The Ol’ Man Play’   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-02 - 12 month ago
Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier (born July 14, 1932 in Cuthbert, Georgia) is a giant of a man – he’s 6 feet 5 inches tall – and has played many roles in his colorful life.

’The Bell of Alameda’: Original Play to Be Performed at Calvary Nob Hill Celebrating Marriage, Family and Friendship   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-02 - 12 month ago
With the very definition of marriage changing before our eyes, it’s refreshing to hear of a new play that values traditional marriage, love, and friendship. “The Bell of Alameda,” a newly written one-act play by Rosslyn Elliott and ANS columnist...

Mobile Ministry Forum   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-02 - 12 month ago
More people have cell phones than electricity.

The endurance of houses and nations   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-02 - 12 month ago
On Wednesday of this week, the house built by my parents was torn down, crushed and crunched. Nothing left as it was; hardly any part of it was recognizable. A two story, eight-room house, piled in one big heap of debris no taller than the ceili...

Gospel for Asia Reports 14,000 Christians Martyred Annually; Calls for Intercession on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-02 - 12 month ago
As Christians prepare to participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Nov. 3 or 10, 2013, Gospel for Asia is reporting that more than 14,000 people around the world annually are martyred for their faith...

Finding Messiah: A Hasidic Jew, a missionary’s daughter, and a bit of Calvinistic ‘luck’   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-01 - 12 month ago
His Jewish ancestors were leaders in an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic group in Poland. After his family was swept up in the tumult of World War II, they crossed multiple borders and boundaries in a desperate quest for freedom. He finally found true ...

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-01 - 12 month ago
Jay Jay Eras was a young man who seemed to have everything going for him and he was going for everything. Except he was going in the wrong direction. And unless there was a dramatic change in his life he would end up on the wrong side of the law...

Persecuted North Koreans Pray for American Christians   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-01 - 12 month ago
As Americans gather to pray this Sunday Nov. 3 during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), they should remember Christians in the world s most persecuted country.

Sudan Accused of Helping Muslim Businessman Seize Property from Church Police   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-01 - 12 month ago
After months of bulldozing or taking over church buildings on the pretext that they belong to South Sudanese who are no longer citizens of the country, authorities are aiding a Muslim businessman s effort to take over church property in Khartoum...

The Chasm Between Belief and Faith   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-01 - 12 month ago
Deeds of faith are mightier -- more consequential, more lasting, more essential to our living -- than physical deeds are. To paraphrase Theodore Roosevelt, our souls and spirits must always squarely be in the Arena of Life, where a person’s “fac...

Iran Flogs Christians for Taking Communion Wine Converts get 80 lashes, though drinking alcohol is legal for Christians   (Open in a new window)

Source: assistnews.net | 2013-11-01 - 12 month ago
An Iranian Christian was flogged on Wednesday (Oct. 30), according to rights groups, after a court in Rasht, Iran sentenced him and three other Christians to 80 lashes for drinking wine as part of a Holy Communion service.
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