Wednesday, October 12th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Adam McManus
Samaritan’s Purse Brings Hygiene Supplies to Hurricane Victims in Haiti
Not only did Hurricane Matthew kill almost 900 Haitians, but it left tens of thousands homeless in the poorest country in the hemisphere. One ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, has 100 full-time staff on the ground with an additional 25 having just flown in. The World View spoke with Chris Toews of Samaritan’s Purse [www.SamaritansPurse.org] to get the latest update.
“They’re working in four different locations at the moment out on the western peninsula. They’ve been involved in assessments and distribution of plastic sheeting, food, and hygiene kits over the last couple of days. To date, we’ve helped 9,000 people, about 2,000 households. Hygiene kits include most of the things you would actually find in your bathroom on the counter, things like soap, washcloths, women’s hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes — things that we often take for granted but are often lost in the aftermath of a hurricane like this one.”
Toews revealed that cholera has now popped up in several places.
“Cholera is a very serious disease, water-borne disease. It causes a lot of vomiting and diarrhea; you dehydrate. The only way that you can technically treat it is to help people get through the worst of it, giving IV fluids and helping to manage those symptoms until their body is strong enough to fight it off. We are getting reports from the Ministry of Health up and down the coastline that there are communities where they are finding 100-200 people with symptoms that look like cholera. We know that cholera is present in Haiti on the best of days, but when you have situations where people are now having to drink out of contaminated water sources and have had their hygiene practices disrupted, there’s a very high likelihood that it will spike, and we know of various communities where those numbers are going up. We’re trying to get some cholera treatment units in place, using many of our medical staff to intervene to help in that life-saving manner.”
Samaritan’s Purse has already sent 40 metric tons of relief supplies for the people of Haiti on two flights of their DC-8 aircraft. Three more flights take off this week.
800 Pro-Lifers in Ireland Gather to Support Eighth Amendment
Last Saturday, 800 pro-lifers attended the Pro Life Campaign National Conference in Dublin, Ireland, urging the Irish government not to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution which affirms the humanity of the unborn baby, reports LifeNews.
Ann McElhinney spoke of her film “Gosnell”, about convicted abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell who admitted to snipping the spines of babies he killed in gruesome live-birth abortions.
Vote on Homosexual Marriage in Australia Delayed
Despite the fact that homosexual marriage is supported by 61 percent of Australians, the perverted twist on God’s design has been delayed for at least three years in Australia after the Labor Party said yesterday that it would not support a national vote.
French Government Plans to Ban Pro-Life Websites
The French government announced last month that it plans to ban pro-life websites found guilty of “deliberately deceiving” women with the appearance of neutrality, reports World News Service. Under an amendment to the so-called “Equality and Citizenship” law, owners of pro-life sites would face a $33,000 fine and two years in prison.
The primary French pro-life website is ivg.net which advertises a crisis line for women facing unexpected pregnancies which says, “You are pregnant and considering abortion? Don’t be alone!”
The new law would lump pro-life sites in with pro-anorexia sites and pro-terrorism sites, already banned by the French government.
Four Christian Teenagers Arrested in Ethiopia
Four Christian teenage girls have been arrested in an Ethiopian town after distributing Christian literature. According to World Watch Monitor, the four teens – Eden, 15, Gifti and Mihiret, both 14, and Deborah, 18 – were distributing a Christian book in Ethiopia’s main language, by a local author, entitled: Let’s speak the truth in love: Answers to questions.
Eden suffered a beating on her first night in prison. However, her faith was unshaken. Eden said: “This [suffering] is an honor for us. We should expect persecution. We are not afraid. We are singing and praying here in prison.”
Reminds us of a similar testimony found in Acts 16:25: “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.”
Bible-Believing Christian Fired from California State University Wins Lawsuit
Mark Armitage is a Bible-believing Christian who worked as a scientist at California State University—Northridge. Because he did not toe the evolutionary line, he was fired, reports Christian News. Armitage had discovered soft tissues on a large triceratops horn. Since evolutionists cannot account for the existence of soft tissues like the ones he discovered, his discovery caused quite a stir. He said one supervisor stormed into his lab, shouting, “We will not tolerate your religion in this department!”
Now, two years later. . . after Armitage sued California State University, the school settled the lawsuit with a six-figure payout.
Walmart Customer Delivers Baby in Checkout Line
Surprise, surprise! She went into Walmart to buy groceries, but came out with a newborn baby, reports the Provo Daily Herald. With a little help from Walmart employees and other customers, Terry Reilly delivered her baby while in the checkout line. Mama and baby are doing well in this town 60 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Customer Behind Homeless Woman at McDonald’s Buys Her All the Food She Can Carry
A homeless woman named Polly in Cardiff, Wales wasn’t “lovin’ it” when McDonald’s denied her request for a cup of hot water. SunnySkyz.com reports that Jonathon Pengelly, the customer behind her in line, was upset and offered to buy her a meal. According to Jonathan’s Facebook post, her request was modest: just a cheeseburger. Instead, he bought as much as they could carry.
Luke 10:33 and 37 says, “But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him….And Jesus told the expert in the law, ‘Go and do likewise.’”
Clinton May Have Been Informed in Advance About Question for CNN Town Hall
Donna Brazile, the current head of the Democratic National Committee, appears to have tipped the Clinton campaign off to a question about the death penalty that was going to be asked during a CNN town hall in March, newly released emails show. While Brazile, a CNN contributor, denies the charge, Mediaite notes that the question asked by town hall co-host Roland Martin was very similar to the message Brazile sent to Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri on March 12th, reports The Daily Caller.
Mental Illness Increasing Among College Students
College students are flooding mental-health centers, reports the Wall Street Journal. Ohio State has seen a 43% jump in the past five years in the number of students being treated at the university’s counseling center and, in the past seven years, 36% more students are seeking counseling at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Nationwide, 17% of college students were diagnosed with or treated for anxiety problems during the past year, and 14% were diagnosed with or treated for depression, according to a spring 2016 survey of nearly a 100,000 students by the American College Health Association.
Luxury Ship Takes Cruise to Dangerous Arctic Waters
Luxury cruise lines are itching to bring passengers into the Arctic Sea, reports Fox News. But experts warn that they could easily face a Titanic-style disaster. 1,700 passengers paid $20,000 for a berth on the Crystal Serenity, which left Anchorage, Alaska on August 15th through the Northwest Passage first navigated by a Norwegian explorer in 1903. Poor satellite imagery and nothing around for thousands of nautical miles heighten the danger.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.