Do you know someone who has or is writing a Christian book, wanting to share their story with the world? Well, God has now made away. Published by Parables wants to be your new publisher and help you from a to z. A great interview with John Jeffries, the found and president of the company and ministry. Please enjoy and share with others. With right now, He is offering 5 spots for people to get that book published for only $150.00 (as of 4/13/2016) So let those you know if its not you, this will be a great blessing to them and you.
Ann White is founder of In Grace Ministries, host of Christian talk show Atlanta Live, an author, speaker, teacher, and short-term missionary.
Ann’s heart is burdened for those who need to hear God’s Word and are suffering circumstances beyond their control. Having personally experienced God’s grace, salvation, and life-changing power, Ann’s desire is to extend this same love, mercy, and encouragement to others so they, too, may be reconciled to God.
Most days you can find Ann spending quiet moments with the Lord, hanging out with her husband, boys and their families, working out, writing, reading, and enjoying friends. Ann and her husband live in Georgia.
Enjoy our Short Version of Artist Association with Jeff Fenholt, former lead singer for Black Sabbath , the rock and roll band of the 80's and 90's, and played Jesus in the award winning play "Jesus Christ, Superstar" as we talk about His current ministry and also some other cultural issues that we face each and every day..This was a very personal and indepth look at some of Jeff's thoughts about the church, our nation and the world at large. Please enjoy and share with others.
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Although child abuse had received some media and political attention already, Sara and Yvonne were determined to continue the fight against child abuse. Every time they were able to look into the eyes of a child the organization saved, it was only a reminder of all the other children that still needed their help. With this continual dedication, the Children’s Village USA launched its first national campaign for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Later in the year, the first national toll-free hotline, 1-800-4-A-Child, was implemented by Children’s Village USA. The hotline still operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers a wide variety of support resources from professional crisis counselors.
The addition of the hotline was a huge step forward for the Children’s Village USA, as it gave the organization the ability to help children across the country.
The organization continued to find ways to reach children across the nation, including “Child Abuse and You,” a brochure on how to recognize and report child abuse. The brochure was published and distributed nationally along with five educational child abuse booklets targeted to teens and pre-teens were published and circulated to high schools and junior high schools coast-to-coast, including a comic book about child abuse.
To continue their international reach, Children’s Village USA also co-sponsored an International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect with NATO in France.
Children’s Village USA’s name is changed to Childhelp to focus on the national programs, and Childhelp International is introduced for international activities. Membership of the International Union for Child Welfare (Childhelp Co-Founders were board members) enables the organization to share expertise with child abuse agencies around the world.
Childhelp establishes the International Alliance on Child Abuse and Neglect, a huge step in helping child abuse on an international level.
Due to their dedication and success thus far, Sara and Yvonne received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Award.
They were awarded for leadership in the prevention, treatment and research of child abuse and neglect, nationally and internationally.
President Ronald Reagan changed National Child Abuse Prevention Month to be April, and to this day, April has continued to be the month in which we recognize it.
Childhelp produces and airs a national telethon on child abuse,
Will We Hear Their Cry?
Childhelp celebrates the opening of its western regional office. It housed the national toll-free hotline and a family evaluation program that provides a complete psycho-social assessment for abused children and their families.
Childhelp continues to grow with the addition of a village after-care program designed to serve children discharged from the village who still require additional support to complete the healing process.
Childhelp opened the first group homes in Orange County, California. Sara and Yvonne worked closely in conjunction with the Department of Children’s Services to create the correct environment to allow the children to heal.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Excellence for Individual Achievement Award from the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge.
The founders were given citations from Pope John Paul for “recognition of the dedication to the loving care and commitment to protection of abused children in the world.”The ladies were extremely honored to be recognized by the Pope, and were thrilled by the attention and recognition this would bring to the cause.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Crime Victims Week Department of Justice Award,presented by President Ronald Reagan.
Childhelp celebrates its 30th Anniversary for providing direct services to children!
Plans are formulated for an International Research Center to bridge the gap between research and practice. Sara O’Meara is presented with an award by the Queen of England for her work in international collaboration to prevent child abuse.
A specialized foster care program to train Childhelp foster parents is established to ensure that children have successful and bright futures after being placed in a foster home. The program continues to grow throughout the beginning of the 1990’s.
Due to the success of the hotline, the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline expands, adding a computerized telephone system capable of handling up to 5 million calls a year!
Childhelp purchases 270-acres of land in Culpeper, Virginia as the site for the new East Coast Village. Childhelp celebrated the groundbreaking of this new residential treatment facility bearing the name of its major benefactor, Alice C. Tyler.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Kiwanis World Service Medal for their hard work and dedication to making the world a better place.
Childhelp continues to expand its reach by launching the Adult Survivor Program, an on-going therapy and support program for those who have survived abuse.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Women Who Make a Difference: Women of the Year Award from Family Circle Magazine.
Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp East opens in Lignum, Virginia.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the National Caring Award from the National Caring Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Hubert Humphrey Memorial Award from the Touchdown Club of Washington, D.C.
Childhelp Southern Region Office of Knoxville, Tennessee opens its offices with the goal of breaking ground for a children’s advocacy center. This one-stop center for interviewing victims of sexual abuse was one of the first of its kind. The grand opening for the Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center was held the following year.
Childhelp leads the Stand for Children march in Washington, D.C.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan opens in Manhattan, New York.
Childhelp continues its national growth with 110-acres of land in the Smoky Mountains becomes home to the foster care program in East Tennessee. The Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp East also opens a new school and an additional cottage, housing 16 more children.
The grand opening and dedication of the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona is held in November. The advocacy center for children wins the Juvenile Justice Best Practice Award.
Group homes open in Orange County, California.
Grand openings are held for the children’s activity centers at the Village of Childhelp West in Beaumont, California and the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp East in Lignum, Virginia.
Merv Griffin announces the donation of the internationally-famous Merv Griffin’s Wickenburg Inn and Dude Ranch to Childhelp. The 192-acre property is located within a 4,700-acre private preserve 70 miles northwest of Phoenix. The facility was named, Childhelp Merv Griffin Village of Arizona.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes House Concurrent Resolution 76 with a unanimous vote, supporting the Childhelp National Day of Hope. The National Day of Hope is reserved for people across the nation to take time to say a prayer and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the children who die every day from abuse and neglect.
The 6,000-square foot Batavia Learning Center opens for the residents of the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp East in Virginia.
Childhelp USA opens its first mobile children’s advocacy center in Tennessee. The advocacy center is the first of its kind in the United States.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Charity Awards Committee in Washington D.C. The founders were nominated due to their continuous contributions in child abuse prevention.
Childhelp celebrates the opening of two additional facilities, the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village of Arizona, as well as the Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia, an advocacy center for children
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to receive recognition for their hard work with the Champions of Children Award from the National Children’s Alliance.
Childhelp USA Children’s Mobile Advocacy Center begins services in northern Arizona. The center provides relief and refers treatment options to abused and neglected children.
Silence Broken, the story of Childhelp’s beginning written by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, is published.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Arizona Foundation of Women’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award. The founders were recognized for touching the lives of women and children.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Childhelp opens a therapeutic foster care program in Michigan for abused and neglected children.
Childhelp USA holds their inaugural Drive the Dream Gala in conjunction with the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, becoming the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.
Lifetime Television debuts the movie For the Love of a Child, the story of Sara and Yvonne and Childhelp’s early days in Japan and Vietnam. The film was ranked the number one show by Nielsen Media Research.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson are nominated a second time for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Childhelp initiates legislation to authorize the establishment of a national registry following child abusers from state to state. The registry is enacted by President George W. Bush.
Childhelp expands its foster care programs in Tennessee and California.
Childhelp celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
Childhelp opens the Childhelp River Bridge Advocacy Center in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. , serving Colorado communities.
Childhelp launches a Childhelp Alert System which proactively notifies subscribers when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson are nominated a third time for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Clarins 2008 Most Dynamic Woman Award by Clarins USA.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson are nominated a fourth time for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Childhelp celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a celebration concert at the Warner Theatre.
The concert featured multiple Grammy award winning singer/songwriter David Foster and other special guests. This event was recorded by BET.
Childhelp Co-Founders win Health and Human Services award celebrating their lifetime commitment to child safety.
The Childhelp Celebrity Golf Invitational is launched and becomes an annual fundraising event hosted by actors Cheryl Ladd and John O’Hurley.
Childhelp Co-Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson are nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Childhelp is awarded the U.S. Department of Education Grant to completely revamp the “Good Touch, Bad Touch” prevention education program to address up-to-the-minute concerns such as Internet predators and bullying.
Florida becomes the first state to mandate prevention education in every school in the entire state (over 400 school districts). Out of many possible options, the well-researched Childhelp “Speak Up, Be Safe!” curriculum is chosen as the official prevention education program for Florida.
Childhelp receives a critical voice on Governor Jan Brewer’s Arizona Child Safety Task Force with the appointment of Childhelp’s Vice President of Prevention Programs. The task force brings together 19 experts in the field and is tasked with developing a plan for child safety reform in Arizona.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson win the Congressional Angels in Adoption Award in Washington D.C.
Childhelp partners with development teams at Arizona State University to create Childhelp “Speak Up Be Safe!” The new program offers a 21st century approach to the prevention of abuse by utilizing web-based tools, curriculum on Internet safety skills and cyber-bullying. Curriculum, materials and training capsules are launched to schools throughout the country, promoting a redirected focus on adult responsibility and skill building in keeping our children safe.
Childhelp Co-Founders are nominated a fifth time for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson receive the Global Women’s Summit Humanitarian Award.
Childhelp wins the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of The Year Award.
Childhelp launches a new “Speak Up Be Safe!” prevention program for Athletes on Child Abuse as a response to abuse in youth athletics. This lifesaving educational curriculum was underwritten by Olympic consultants, The Foundation for Global Sports Development.
Sara and Yvonne are awarded the Torch 1975, Inc. Nonprofit Certificate of Recognition in honor of “Outstanding, dedicated, diligent and inspirational service to orphans and children of the Vietnam War.”
Sara and Yvonne are awarded honorary doctorates from Northcentral University.
Childhelp remains true to their vision. The internationally respected nonprofit is the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect as well as at-risk children. Though it has grown beyond their wildest dreams, CEO and Chairman, Sara O’Meara, and President, Yvonne Fedderson, who still work every day for this critical cause, have never forgotten those eleven little orphans in a storm that inspired their mission of hope.
What a wonderful time with Jimmy Reno, the Baritone singer for the Florida Boys, as we discuss the history and legacy of this remarkable Southern Gospel group, who have inspired and encouraged the world for over 70 years and continues on today. You will enjoy as we get the stories behind the songs and then be able to enjoy the music, as we play 4 of their most loved ones. Please enjoy and share with other Southern Gospel music lovers.
What a great interview with Marc Stein, as we discuss the powerful ministry of Joni and Friends Intl. Disability Center.
Marc Stein is the Vice President of Field Services at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center.
Marc has dedicated more than 15 years of his professional career to strategic leadership. In his position as Managing Director of Field Services, he oversees and manages all hands-on initiatives and departments that serve people affected by disability for Joni and Friends, including Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, Church Relations, Correspondence and Resource, and 14 Joni and Friends U.S. Field Ministry offices throughout the United States.
The ministries of Joni and Friends...
- Wheels for the WorldSending the gift of mobility and the Gospel message worldwide.
- Family RetreatsRetreats for families that live with disability.
- Television SeriesEach episode highlights God’s goodness in a world shattered by suffering.
- Radio ProgramJoni Eareckson Tada shares encouragement and Biblical insights.
- Christian Institute on DisabilityHigher education, ministry training, and Public Policy Center.
- Cause 4 Life, Global Missions & InternshipsInternships that provide ministry training with hands-on experience.
- ResponseProvides encouragement, information, and resources to people with disabilities.
- Church RelationsEquipping churches for disability ministry.
- International OutreachHeightening disability awareness and training worldwide.
- International Family RetreatsProviding Christian retreats in other nations for families affected by disability.
- Total AccessInternational outreach teams that focus on accessibility construction projects.
Part 4 of the ongoing series about Understanding the Power of Grace by Kenneth Mitchell. In this episode, Kenneth covers the greatness of our weakness and our full dependence upon the Grace of God (His ability) working in us and how it makes us the overcomer that we and God desires to see.
Dozen Encouraging Reports to Encourage You Today.
Trump "YUGE" discord with Cruz and G.O.P... North Carolina/Georgia Governor's capitulate on religious freedom...Hillary
continues unscathed on emails and Benghazi...Transgender bathrooms-LGBTQ's new frontier...Jihadist attacks becoming new normal… and the beat goes on.
If you're like me, you feel the torrent of negative news a bit overwhelming at times. We want to be optimists, not pessimists, but we must also be realists. It's not a pretty picture today.
To counter the avalanche of depressing news that seems almost nonstop, let's survey the scene to encourage ourselves in the Lord by highlighting some encouraging developments.
Remembering Our Calling as Faithful Messengers
In 1899 an article based on a true story of heroism, "A Message to Garcia", took the world by storm.over 40 million copies were circulating, unprecedented for that time.
During the Spanish American War, President McKinley had to secure cooperation of a General Garcia, leader of revolutionary forces in Cuba. A Lieutenant Rowan was commissioned to undertake alone and unguarded the top-secret, dangerous mission of delivering a sealed letter to Garcia.
Traversing hostile jungle territory with gunfire, poisonous snakes and man-eating crocodiles, this courageous messenger completed his task. His bravery helped the United States win the war plus gain Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam. He was decorated for his extraordinary achievement in risking his life for his country.
In the author's tribute to this remarkable public servant he said the following: "Anything
such a man asks shall be granted. He is wanted in every city, town and village – in every office, shop, store and factory. The world cries out for such: he is needed and needed badly – the man who can CARRY A MESSAGE TO GARCIA."
Amidst our serious cultural decline, God is looking for dependable and dedicated messengers who will carry his truth to confused masses no matter what the cost. But we've got to stay encouraged "while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal"(2 Cor.).
12 Encouraging Developments
As a 40year board member of Intercessors for America ministry, I try to remain current on prayer developments. Here are just a handful to encourage you as His messenger and holy ambassador.
1. Our monthly Firstnational prayer call brings together prayer "warriors" from throughout America for a 30 minute prayer time with a theme, prominent leader and segments of unmuted, collective, fiery intercession! Last week featured Lou Engle and 5-600 intercessors. You have to experience it to understand this crescendo of cries to heaven!
2. At a recent Roundtable summit with Rick Joyner, Mike Bickle shared about "Houses of Prayer" with ongoing prayer and worship 24/7 exploding globally. In the past decade alone, they've gone from approximately 20 to over 10,000 worldwide!
3. This May's National Day of Prayer is expected to be the largest in US history with over 49,000 gatherings nationwide.
John Bornschein, Vice Chairman of their Task Force, says, "Over the last five years we charted a 226 percent increase in engagement – our largest growth in 25 years!"
4.David Butts, Chairman of America's National Prayer Committee, tells us, "There are more large prayer gatherings in 2016 then I've seen in 26 years of ministry!"
5. Last generation we had more of a disunited, somewhat competitive, denominational approach to prayer. Today we fill large venues, discard denominational labels and actually sing most of the same worship songs in both large prayer events and our local churches.
6. Serving on the Executive Committee for UnitedCryDC16,
we expect upwards to 30,000 leaders, intercessors and consecrated Christians this on the Lincoln Memorial grounds for a solemn assembly.
With our nation in crisis, we gather for seven hours of repentance, exhortation, prayer for awakening, and challenge to return courageous in addressing the controversial issues of our day. We invite everyone to join in this historic experience.
This is not an outreach, worship experience, political event or one day rally but a movement of men and women of God who take 2 Chroniclesseriously, "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
7. On the West Coast on the exact same day (totally unplanned!), "Azusa Now" takes place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tens of thousands of young and old will gather under the leadership of my 35year friends, Lou Engle and Mike Bickle, for over 12 hours of worship and prayer.
This culminates 10 days of fasting and prayer prior to the event. The reason? The original Azuza Street revival began with a nucleus who came to L.A. and started a 10 day fast that precipitated the greatest outpouring since Pentecost. Over a century ago, pioneer William Seymour prophesied in about 100 years another greater revival would come!
Go and participate in this history-making experience!
Additional Encouraging Reports
8. A little over a year ago, the blockbuster film, "God's Not Dead" inspired people of faith and served notice to secularists that God is alive and well and on the move in America.
This past weekend, "God's Not Dead 2"was launched to large crowds and positive reviews once again. It looks like the trajectory is upwards once again! This one brings a sober warning to people of faith and I highly recommend it for everyone concerned about religious freedom today.
9. People are hungry for God and biblical truth as evidenced by two massive gatherings in Georgia and Texas. Last weekend over 7000 Christians convened in Atlanta for a fantastic "Stand Up for Their Faith"event. This follows Greg Laurie's "Harvest America" event at AT&T Stadium where over 82,000 participants were present! Over 6000 conversions were recorded while hundreds of thousands more engaged on the Internet TV and radio!
10. Author David Garrison declares in his book, "A Wind in the House of Islam," that "We are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history."The book is the result of 2 1/2 years of research and involved traveling more than 250,000 miles to conduct interviews with more than 1000 people around the Muslim world.
"In total he found 69 movements that had started in the first 12 years of the 21st-century, in comparison with virtually no voluntary movements of converts to Christianity in the first 12 centuries of Islam." [Insert here Christianity today hyperlink]
Finally, we can be greatly encouraged as we consider two additional developments today.
11. Franklin Graham continues to cross the United States in his "Decision America"tour, stopping at every state capital to fearlessly declare prophetic encouragement and sober warning to assembled crowds. He challenges believers to not only repent and pray but to engage in Christian activism to see America turn back to God.
12. The innovative 15 min/30 day Bullseye Challenge initiative has been launched across America equipping us to understand and communicate confidently a biblical worldview on 30 hot button issues today like illegal immigration, radical Islam, transgenderism, abortion, gay marriage, income inequality, climate change and cohabitation.
Endorsed by America's top senior leaders, it is a resource for pastors, parents, educators, youth leaders and patriotic citizens. 30 immediately accessible, compelling three-minute videos accompany the easy-to-read chapters changing lives. [Insert contact]
We are all called to be faithful messengers in this challenging time of history. This weekend is my wife and my 40th wedding anniversary but considering the condition of America we will not be sunning in Bermuda but praying in DC for awakening in America!
Let's realize the negatives surrounding us today but remember the encouraging reports of God's supernatural activity to keep us "strong in the Lord and in the power of His might" ( Eph.).
OUr monthly briefing with Iran Alive Ministries, with Pastor Sam Ghobetti, as he share the testimonies and the news coming out of Iran and the surrounding areas..