Harvey Most Expensive Hurricane in History, Texas Governor Calls for Day of Prayer, America Kills 85% of Kids with Down Syndrome

Friday, September 1st, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Kevin Swanson

Hurricane Harvey Causes Most Expensive Damage in American History

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says Hurricane Harvey’s devastation will produce the most expensive cleanup in American history.

He’s putting the price tag at $125 billion. In all, 780,000 Texans were required to evacuate, 100,000 homes were affected, and 200,000 homes are without power RIGHT NOW!

The Texas Governor has also declared this Sunday as a day of prayer. He encouraged Texas “to seek God’s wisdom for ourselves and our leaders and ask for His merciful intervention and healing in this time of crisis.”

Samaritan’s Purse Helps People in Victoria While Preparing to Go to Houston

Disaster relief units are an important part of helping Houston and surrounding areas.

The World View interviewed Kristin Koning, an assistant program manager with Samaritan’s Purse, who is with a disaster relief unit in Victoria, Texas. They are waiting for the ‘ok’ to go into Houston and begin helping and supporting those affected by the hurricane.

Meanwhile, Samaritan’s Purse is assisting those in Victoria who were impacted by the storm. Koning told The World Viewthat the people in Victoria are hopeful.

“The spirit of the people here as they see help coming and as power starts to return to the town; I do think that those are all signs of hope, and when they know that people are helping them, I think that they are greatly encouraged. So, there’s definitely devastation and heartache here still, but I do see especially with the passing of the storm and relief efforts, there’s a lot more encouraging things happening in their lives.”

Koning shared how people could pray for those affected.

“Prayer for the families of the victims. Prayer for the survivors as they recover. Also prayer for the volunteers that are coming down here, for their safety, just that they would be greatly impacted by the work of God.”

If you’re interested in helping with the disaster relief teams of Samaritan’s Purse go to the link in today’s transcript at www.TheWorldView.com.

In the words of Psalm 29:10, “The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to His people! May the Lord bless His people with peace!”

Pregnant Woman in Houston Rescued from Apartment by Dump Truck

A pregnant woman about to give birth and her husband were stranded in a Houston apartment when a dump truck came by to rescue them.

The neighbors formed a human chain to help the woman into the truck. Andrea Smith gave birth to a healthy baby at the hospital. The couple told People Magazine that “Everything about this pregnancy we said is God’s will. That’s why her name is Adrielle. It means, ‘She belongs to God.’”

US Government Asks Russia to Close Their Embassies

The United States government has asked the Russians to close their embassies in Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco as well as two other offices in Washington, DC and New York City. This follows the Russian government’s recent scale down of American state personnel in Russia.

Court in Israel Rules that Messianic Jews May Not Marry in the Country

A Sanhedrin Court in Israel has ruled that Jewish Messianic converts may not marry inside the country.

A Messianic couple had requested marriage under Jewish law, but their request was rejected, according to a report from WorldNetDaily.com.

Pastor in India Beaten Up by Hindus

A band of Hindus beat a Christian pastor in the Rajasthan State of India, calling on him to renounce Christ and worship a false god.

Harjot Singh Sethi told Morning Star News that he was “glad the Lord considered [him] worthy to share His pain.” He said, “My Lord was crucified, His disciples were persecuted, and violence against Christ-followers is not a new thing. This was to come.”

While Pastor Sethi is recovering from his injuries, he’s undaunted in the ministry. He says “The Lord is an ever-victorious King and His gospel must be preached.”

Paul’s testimony in Philippians 3:10 is that “I want to know Christ–yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death.” 

Study Shows Most People with Down Syndrome Are Happy with Their Lives

Life News reports that 85% of babies conceived in the United States with Down Syndrome are purposefully killed in their mother’s wombs.

The UK abortion rate for Down Syndrome children stands at 90%, and Denmark, 98%.

Yet, a study published by the National Institutes of Health indicates that 99% of people with Down Syndrome are happy with their lives. 99% of them love their families, and 96% “liked how they looked.”

As Psalm 82:4 says, “Let us rescue these weak ones and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

And that’s The World View in Five Minutes.