Monday, February 26th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus
Filipino Story of Threads for Hope
The World View spoke to Steve Gruber of Threads for Hope in the Philippines about how they went from supporting one family to 300 families in 15 years.
“Missionaries in the Philippines, Alex and Kris Kuhlow, they lived in Manila. When they would have vacation time, they would go to Puerto Galera. It’s a tourist area on the island of Mindoro.
“The money that tourism brings in developing countries puts poor families from the surrounding area at risk of exploitation. Some families were even so poor that they had sold children into slavery.
“One family that they became acquainted with; the family made thread bracelets, a daughter, her name is Alona; Alona sold these bracelets on the beach. As a means of encouraging this family Alex asked for $100 worth of these thread bracelets that Alona’s family made.”
God has used Threads for Hope to transform the lives of many Filipino families in Mindoro.
Shut Down SC Christian Foster Care?
A Christian foster care ministry in South Carolina has been told that it must either change a requirement that foster parents be Christian or shut down, reports the The Christian Post.
Wheaton College Victorious in Obamacare Battle
Wheaton College has won a five-year battle to fulfil its Christian mission without having to provide services like the week-after pill and abortion-inducing drugs in its healthcare plans, reports The Christian Post.
Wheaton President Philip Ryken said, “We are grateful to God that the court recognized Wheaton’s religious identity and protected our ability to affirm the sanctity of human life. The government should never have tried to force us to provide drugs and services against our faith.”
Sodomite Parade Blocked in Mississippi
When sodomites applied for a permit a pro-homosexual parade in the conservative town of Starkville, Mississippi, the City Aldermen voted down their request by a 4-3 vote, reports the Associated Press.
A lawyer who specializes in the so-called rights of the sexually perverted has promised a lawsuit.
Conservative Columnist Blasts Trump at CPAC
Mona Charen, a National Review writer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, blasted President Trump at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, reports the Washington Examiner.
“I’m disappointed in people on our side for being hypocrites about sexual harassers and abusers of women who are in our party, who are sitting in the White House, who brag about their extramarital affairs, who brag about mistreating women. Because he happens to have an ‘R’ after his name, we look the other way, we don’t complain.”
Charen was later spotted leaving the conference with a three-person security detail.
Billy Graham’s Body Headed to Capitol Rotunda
The late Rev. Billy Graham’s body will be brought to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, where he will lie in honor in the Rotunda through Thursday, March 1 where the public is invited to pay their respects, reports Christian Headlines.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shares, “The tradition of lying in honor (in the case of private citizens) and lying in state (for members of the government) dates back to 1852. Since then, only 31 individuals, including 11 U.S. presidents, have been chosen to be honored in such a way. Billy Graham will become the 32nd overall, and only the fourth private citizen to receive this distinction. He will join a legendary list that includes Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Rosa Parks.”
When asked what he looked forward to the most about heaven, Billy Graham said to hear the words found in Matthew 25:23. “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
And finally, a 4-year-old superhero has come to the rescue of his little brothers. 4-year-old Michael Pownall of Philadelphia is scheduled to donate bone marrow to his infant twin brothers in March to save them from a rare, life-threatening disease, according to The Daily Mail.
Born in October at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, his brothers, Santino and Giovanni, have an immunodeficiency disorder that “increases the body’s susceptibility to infections caused by certain bacteria and fungi.”
When Michael asked “Is this going to save their lives?” and his mother responded affirmatively, he exclaimed, “Let’s do this!”
The hospital is scheduled to perform the transplant on March 8.
Little Michael is living the ethic of 1 Corinthians 13:5. “Love is not self-seeking.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, February 26th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Tanzanian Church Bulldozed
The Pentecostal Church of Jesus on Tanzania, Africa’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar has been without a place to worship this year after local authorities demolished their church building to make way for a state university to use the land, reports Morning Star News.
With a 99%-Muslim population on the island which has shown total disregard and disrespect to Christianity, the pastor said, “It came to us as a big surprise when the bulldozer pulled down the church building without prior notice, and we lost everything.”
8 Chinese Christians Get Asylum
Eight Chinese Christians, two men and six women, had their asylum requests granted this week in the Czech Republic after waiting for nearly two years while dozens were turned away, reports International Christian Concern.
European Union Warns Pakistan
A representative of the European Union has warned the government of Pakistan that unless it secures the freedom of Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, it will suffer economic trade consequences, reports The Christian Post.
76 Nigerian Schoolgirls Rescued from Islamic Group
As many as 76 Nigerian, African schoolgirls have been rescued after they were abducted by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram from their school on Monday, while 13 are still believed to be missing and two are dead, reports The Christian Post.
South Korea’s Battle over Unborn Babies
South Korea has just hosted worldwide athletic competition in the Olympics. But there’s also been an internal competition between pro-aborts and pro-lifers. The South Korean Catholic Church submitted a 1,005,000-name petition compared to the abortion activists who gathered about 230,000 signatures calling for the legalization of abortion there, reports Life News.
Hillary Clinton Equates Abortion with Women’s Rights
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized the Trump administration last Thursday for not promoting the killing of unborn babies as a “human right”, saying, “Women’s rights are human rights.”
But the Trump administration is not restricting women’s rights. By refusing to promote abortion, it actually is expanding them, reports Life News.
Meryl Streep vs. Harvey Weinstein
Meryl Streep is fuming!
She’s upset that attorneys for the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein have exploited her true statement that Weinstein was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in their business relationship as apparent evidence that he was not abusive with many other women.
Streep called it “pathetic and exploitive,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Donations to Ted Cruz of Texas Lagging
Texas U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s fundraising lagged far behind his top Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke’s during the first six weeks of 2018, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Cruz raised $800,000 through February 14, well below O’Rourke’s $2.3 million haul.
However, Cruz maintains the cash advantage with about $6 million in his coffers, compared to O’Rourke’s $4.9 million.
Winter Olympics Ratings Down
The Winter Olympics has been a rating fizzle for NBC, down 11% compared to the Sochi Games, reports Deadline.com.
Plus, America didn’t even get to the podium among the top 3 medal-winning countries. Norway earned 38 medals; Canada got 29; Germany won 28, the United States earned 23, and the Netherlands secured 20 medals.