Frederick Buechner once wrote that vocation is where your deep gladness meets the world's great hunger. In pursuit of that satisfying alignment, social media tools are a powerful springboard to further discovering our roles in serving the world.
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Soldiers and officers at Camp Walker's Evergreen Club in Daegu, South Korea, filled the tables, stood along a side wall and spilled out the door of the small dining room. Col. Kenneth Kerr, the 8th Army Command Chaplain and ranking Southern Baptist chaplain on the Korean peninsula, had been asked to deliver a message at a prayer luncheon.
The United States has surpassed its goal of admitting 12,000 Iraqi refugees this year and expects more, perhaps tens of thousands, next year, the State Department said on Friday. The United States expects to admit a minimum of 17,000 Iraqi refugees in fiscal 2009, which begins October 1, the department's senior coordinator for refugees said.
As America marks the seventh anniversary of the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks, Christians throughout the nation are being encouraged to cry out in prayer for America. And at 12 noon, hundreds of believers are expected to unite in simultaneous nationwide prayer at their county courthouses.
The nation paused to mark the seventh anniversary of Sept. 11 on Thursday, holding ceremonies and moments of silence to commemorate the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000. President Bush led a White House gathering, while relatives of victims killed in New York City did the same in downtown Manhattan.
A Christian charity and a local hair salon in California are joining forces for a cut-a-thon to raise money for the construction of clean drinking water wells in Ghana. The cut-a-thon involving David Salon in Costa Mesa and With This Ring charity is part of a series of “Orange County Gives Back” fall fundraisers organized by the ministry and local businesses to raise money for wells.
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Hindu militants behind the deaths of dozens of believers as well as the torching of churches and Christian-owned homes and businesses are demanding Christians sign papers renouncing their faith and convert to Hinduism.