(May 15, 2017) GodReports’ Mark Ellis reports a great testimony
Nabil* and his family were refugees and had recently settled in a small apartment that happened to be near a Christian named Greg. Nabil found work at the lowest rung of the income ladder, as a manual labourer.
One day Nabil suffered a severe ankle injury that kept him off the job. Greg began visiting Nabil’s apartment regularly to help him rehabilitate, according to a report by Frontiers.
After months of therapy and rest, Nabil’s ankle was still so swollen that he could only take a few tentative steps across the apartment. It seemed it would take several more months before he would be pain-free and able to return to his demanding physical work.
Mysterious man in white
But one day Greg called Nabil and was surprised by an urgency in Nabil’s voice. ‘Greg, I need to see you immediately! Come over now and bring your Bible.’ (more…)
GLEANINGS (February 17, 2017):
- TEN WAYS TO LOVE – No commandment greater
- MIRACLE AND SALVATIONS IN VIETNAM – Prayer and Christian love
- MOVING ON – From dream to reality!
NO OTHER COMMANDMENT IS GREATER!
(February 17, 2017) Carol Round, Special to ASSIST encourages…
‘”And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” The second is equally important: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” No other commandment is greater than these’ (Mark 12:30-31NLT).
For over 11 years, I’ve sat down at my computer each week to write this column. It wasn’t part of my retirement plan after leaving education in 2005. But God had other plans. (more…)
(October 14) Steve Rees shares a good news story (Note: Not real names mentioned hereunder) …
After laying naked and cold in a morgue for two days, Sabina (not real name) saw herself hopelessly stuck at the bottom of a deep well.
Surrounded by corpses covered with linen sheets, Sabina had a vision of a tree growing at the top of the well. From its trunk, a branch moved toward her as she lay on a hospital gurney. Close enough to reach, the branch changed into flesh as Sabina heard the words, ‘If you grab onto my hand, I will bring you back to life.’
Taking hold of it with her cold, lifeless hand, Sabina woke to find her body covered from the neck down with a white sheet like other corpses around her. (more…)
Mark Ellis (left) and Vivian Chou share a great testimony…
Perhaps it was a riptide, but Sister Mei also had a vision of a malevolent hand pulling her out to sea in southern China.
While she enjoyed the beach for the first time in her life, Mei worried about hardships she faced and her prospects for the future. She was divorced – abandoned by her husband. And she was on vacation at Sanya Beach with her boyfriend, a married man.
Feeling totally hopeless
‘I had never seen the ocean before,’ she told the U.S. Center for World Mission, currently known as Frontier Ventures. ‘For some reason, I felt that if I could see the ocean, a lot of my questions could be answered. My husband left me after I gave birth. On the third day, he came to the hospital for the last time. He just disappeared. It really hurt me. That’s how I started to take my life in the wrong direction.’ (more…)
• GEELONG/USA – Gullibility Concern
• USA – Steve Martin’s ‘Atheists Don’t Have No Songs’
• CHINA – Financial Times: 224 Million Christians by 2030!
• LOS ANGELES – Epic RISEN Drama
• DONCASTER, UK – Raised From the Dead!
• ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Bible Translation Software Breakthrough
• ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT – Case Dropped Against Arrested Christians
Genuine concern over gullible Christians
Charles Schwab emails this thought-provoking note…
I found Kate Bowler’s recent well-written New York Times article, Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me, both very interesting and very relevant. Link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/opinion/sunday/death-the-prosperity-gospel-and-me.html?_r=1 ). (more…)
Ed Delph shares a seasonal thought-provoker…
Christmas is the greatest most perfectly complete rescue mission of all time in any time!
This week I met a pastor from Glendale, Arizona who really believes this. Stuart Smith started a church three years ago called Higher Praise that has grown considerably.
Let me quote a card that Pastor Stuart gives out inviting people in Glendale to Higher Praise below.
The language is direct but that is what is needed for the people the church wants to connect with. (more…)
( September 9, 2015) Maureen McQuillan shares an encouraging testimony given this month by a remarkably bright (literally small) little lady:
Leanne John’s journey inspires Christians to trust God for everything, even in life’s dark moments.
Assisted to the platform the immaculately dressed little lady turned to immediately hold the Highton congregation of Moolop and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church mesmerised as she glanced around to tell of her recent encounters with our miracle-working God. (more…)
Dan Wooding reports an amazing good news story now a movie…
A little over a decade after Brian Nichols’ murderous rampage left four people dead, others injured and a city gripped with fear, the movie Captive, released this month, depicts his key encounter with Ashley Smith, a widowed young mother in Atlanta, Georgia. (more…)
Mark Ellis shares an amazing story of God’s miraculous power …
Leon Freitag thought he had a stubborn case of bronchitis, but when he couldn’t make it up a staircase without stopping to catch his breath, he knew something wasn’t right.
‘My wife Diane said to go to a doctor and he discovered I had mesothelioma,’ says the superintendent of the North Dakota district of the Assemblies of God Church. (more…)
Mark Ellis and associate Michael Ashcroft bring this testimony of a noted scientist finding God:
The current head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S Collins, came to faith after he set out to disprove God.
‘I had always assumed that faith was based on purely emotional and irrational arguments and was astounded to discover that one could build a very strong case for the plausibility of God,’ he noted on CNN. ‘My earlier atheist’s assertion that “I know there is no God” emerged as the least defensible.’ (more…)