WYFF Greenville announced that the partnership between SiriusXM Radio and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association that began in celebration of the late evangelist’s 99th birthday in November 2017 will continue through April 3rd. “We’re excited that SiriusXM Radio is airing Billy Graham Channel 145 for the Easter season,” Franklin Graham posted on Facebook. “We hope they will decide to keep the Billy Graham Channel on the air.” Jim Kirkland, Executive Director of Audio Media at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, added, “Billy Graham preached this good news, and now, the life-changing power of that news lives on through his messages. This SiriusXM channel will give listeners hope, one message at a time.”
On Friday, March 23rd, hundreds of young professionals will trade their warm beds for unfamiliar territory — they’ll experience what it’s like to sleep on the cold streets of New York City during the annual Covenant House “Sleep Out.” Sleep Out is an international movement of individuals who accept the challenge to sleep outside for one night so that homeless kids don’t have to. Covenant House’s Development Manager, Daniel Ryan, calls Sleep Out “an act of solidarity.” Participants of Sleep Out raise funds and awareness for Covenant House, a network of shelters that provides safety and support to homeless young people in more than 30 cities across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Watch the full segment from CBS New York HERE.
World Vision Partners with Department of Education for Learners’ Catch Up Program in the Philippines
MARAWI CITY – Child-focused humanitarian organization World Vision reports that they will provide temporary learning spaces for children participating in the Kindergarten Catch-up Education Program (KCEP) led by the Department of Education (DEPED) in Sagonsongan Transitory Site. KCEP is a complementary intervention designed for children ages 5 and above ‘who do not have access to schools or daycare centers or those who live under difficult circumstances such as chronic illness or have been displaced due to armed conflict, urban resettlement, disasters, or extreme poverty.’ World Vision lauds this initiative by the government and is in full support of the program. “Putting children back into learning spaces will not only ensure that they are able to access education services as quickly as possible but will also help them heal from the scars of conflict,” says World Vision’s National Director, Rommel Fuerte.
The Salvation Army launched its first non-profit grocery store in Baltimore, Maryland, in order to help low-income families who live in in food deserts (impoverished areas that lack fresh fruits and vegetables as a result of a lack of grocery stores). Called DMG Foods, a reference to the organization’s motto, “Do More Good,” the store is situated in a 7,000 square foot warehouse. There is an on-site butcher, deli counter, pre-made meals and salads prepared by the Maryland Food Bank, and non-perishable items. As the store is nonprofit, it is able to charge less for items than traditional grocery stores, according to ABC Action News. Customers who use government assistance to purchase food (SNAP) will receive complimentary items once a month as well as additional discounts. The Salvation Army’s goal is to “present a sustainable model that engages the community in order for them to eat healthier, smarter, cheaper and all of that,” said Gene Hogg, The Salvation Army’s Area Commander. The opening, which took place March 7, was met with excitement and praise.
Long before Pastor Touré Roberts founded Potter’s House at One LA, one of the fastest growing churches in Los Angeles, California, he was nursing a gunshot wound as a youth in the city. In his recently released second book, Wholeness: Winning in Life from the Inside Out, Roberts reveals the intimate details of his life struggles before he pursued ministry full-time. Read more of Pastor Touré’s interview with the Christian Post HERE.