Source: WUSA 9
By: Adrianne Haney, WXIA
LAGRANGE, Ga. -- When school is out for the summer months, it’s easy to understand how kids can get bored and look for things to keep them occupied. But for one local official, the reason behind a group of teens seeking out a way to stay busy made a big impact.
On July 27, head of the LaGrange Housing Authority Zsa Zsa Heard was working in her office, as she has for the last two years, when she was approached by four young teens asking for jobs.
USA Today reports that on Monday, Jordan Wooley, a straight-A student at the West Memorial Junior High School, and her classmates were told by their reading teacher that God is not real and that answers to the contrary would result in a poor grade.
Source: Christian Concern
A Wellington College student, who is proud to be a virgin at 18 and urges other young people not to rush into a sexual relationship, has received supportive letters and emails from all over the world since publishing his story in The Guardian.
Phin Lyman says those who support him have thanked him for his honesty.
“I’m certainly not the only one. When I researched my article I found a survey that showed that 27% of young men aged 15 to 24 have never had any form of sexual contact; and that's up from 2002 when the figure was 22%,” says Phin.
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Author: Blayne Alexander,
ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A young boy's love of gospel music may have saved his life.
Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.
But Willie's actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man let him go.
Source: Charisma News
A Tennessee boy is receiving legal help after being told he couldn't read his Bible during an after-school program.
"He had pulled his Bible out and he was told to put it away," 9-year-old Austin Grayson's mother, Lisa Koepfgen, told Nashville television station WTVF. "When he was told to put it away, he recited the First Amendment."
Source: Baptist Press
by Amy Jacobs
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (BP) -- The land of bright sunshine and snow-white sand can be a spiritual dark spot each and every spring break. Rowdy weeks of partying often bring with them a spirit of recklessness and outright rebellion into Panama City Beach, Fla.
While locals brace for the invasion and disruption they've come to expect with spring, quiet forces determined to share the hope of Jesus Christ make their way south. Retirees who serve with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team link arms with college students from churches and collegiate ministries across the country for BeachReach.
BeachReach is a mission trip experience in the heart of Panama City Beach. Servant evangelism takes the form of free van rides and free pancake breakfasts. College students provide simple acts of service that open the door to life-changing conversations about the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
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A North Carolina football coach is under fire for leading his team in prayer. Coach Hal Capps has been ordered to stop praying with students after a Mooresville High School parent complained.
In a letter to the school district, the Freedom From Religious Foundation writes: “It is a violation of the Constitution for the Mooresville High School football coach to organize, lead or participate in prayers or other religious proselytizing before, during or after games and practices.”
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