Nepal One Year after 7.8 Earthquake and Wonderful Ramifications of Bringing the Practical Help and the Love of Jesus
It was this time last year that the nation of Nepal suffered a 7.8 earthquake causing over 9,000 people to lose their lives and left millions homeless. Teaming up with CBN, Compassionate Hands has been on scene giving necessary needs such as food, water, shelter, and sharing the gospel. As the region is mostly made up of Hindus and Buddhists, many are commenting about the Christians who arrived to give help where needed and prayer. ‘Your religion is the best because you love us, you care for us, and you come from far away to help us.’
Krishna Man Tamang lost his apartment because of the earthquake. He was also greatly affected by the Christians who arrived in Nepal. “Before I don’t have an idea about Jesus and the Christian people, but when I got attached to them, I felt that they are friendly and kind. They want to be around me and I feel I should follow their God, Jesus. I want to know more about Jesus”.
As the nation of Nepal has experienced massive devastation as a result of the earthquake, there are positive signs for the Church in this region. Ben Karki, of Compassionate Hands expresses, “We have seen churches being planted in the mountains and hills… These are challenging times in Nepal but it is the right time for God’s kingdom to be established in this country”. There is no hope outside of the love of Jesus Christ. See the full report of what is taking place in Nepal, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: crisis, evangelism, and love. John shared in this segment.
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United States on the Verge of Offering Israel Largest Financial Aid Package in History
America has long been a supporter and ally of the State of Israel both democratically and financially. Currently, America gives $3 Billion of annual aid to Israel. Because of a memorandum of understanding, led by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris Coons, and signed by 83 Senators, that amount could be increased to $5 Billion in annual aid. It is because of our present aid to Israel, that defense systems such as The Iron Dome are able to become a reality, defending the Israeli citizens.
The more we learn about Israel, the more we can understand the blessings and truths that are taking place each and every day within the nation of Israel. As a member of the Knesset, Rabbi Dov Lipman is also the Director of Public Diplomacy for the World Zionist Organization. The WZO was created nearly 120 years ago with the vision of creating the State of Israel. Rabbi Lipman shares, “There is a significant amount of anti-Israel sentiment out there and a lot of it is actually based, on some level, on anti-Semitism. What we have to do is get the facts out there”. Contrary to the many lies promulgated within the international community, against Israel, Israel is interested in peace and co-existence with its neighbors. Rabbi Lipman continues, “People just have to come to Israel and experience it; and see what Israeli Arabs have here, which they don’t have in any other country in the Middle East: opportunities, and freedom, and democracy”.
Rabbi Lipman is also the first American born member of the Knesset. In his book, An ‘American’ MK – Behind the scenes in the 19th Knesset, he shares how he is able to see the inner workings of Israel, as well as the “miracle” of the Statehood of Israel. The only way that we can adequately combat the lies attacking the existence of Israel is with truth. Hear the full report of what is taking place within Israel, the funding currently being discussed in the Senate, truth about Israel, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: anti-Semitism, racism, Zionism, Jerusalem, democracy, freedom, and government. John and Steve shared in this segment.
Franklin Graham and Daughter Cissie Graham Lynch on 7 Day Tour Part 6 – Golgotha and Tomb
The journey throughout Israel, The Holy Land, continues as Franklin Graham takes his daughter Cissie Graham Lynch throughout the vast scenery of Israel tracing the footsteps of Jesus and the stories within the Bible. As Jesus was laying down His life, walking with His disciples, He was eventually betrayed by Judas. Ultimately taking the sins of mankind upon Himself being crucified on Golgotha. Mark 15:22 describes this very location, “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).
After Jesus was crucified, His body was lain within The Garden Tomb. The Tomb was covered with a large stone. After three days, some went to see the Tomb, but it was empty. To this very day, the Tomb still exists: empty. Watch as Franklin recounts the story to Cissie of Mary Magdalene being the first to see Jesus and recognizing His voice. What is important to remember is the message that is being offered to each and every one of us in the vacancy of this one Tomb. If you have not received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, today is the day that you can begin a new life with Jesus Christ. Others have begun that same journey and you can read their testimonies. See the sights of Golgotha and The Garden Tomb for yourself, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: The Gospel, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection, Jerusalem, Israel, and hope. John and Steve shared in this segment.
How 2015 income Tax Dollars Are Spent and the Financial Downward Spiral of Venezuela
As we are full swing into 2016, the taxes that are in for 2015 are all done. Presently, America has a budget of over $4.2 Trillion. For the average American household, a total of $13,000 was paid out in taxes last year. Although, many ask where did all that money go. In a breakdown from CNN Money, a clear-cut understanding can be seen of how all of our nation’s tax dollars went to health programs, the military, interest on debt, and unemployment and labor programs. These are just the top four and make up more than 50% of our total annual budget. The smallest allocated area was science funding which caps out just over 1%. To consider the magnitude of these resources, one cannot deny how America is blessed.
It is a totally different story when we look at a nation like Venezuela. With the current price of oil selling for less than $40 a barrel, it is having devastating consequences on their economy. Because of the financial strain upon their economy, many businesses are simply unable to pay their bills causing many to have a 2-day workweek. According to Reuters,
‘Venezuela’s government has ordered employees to work a two-day week’. With the continual strain, a food crisis is also being experienced. People can be seen storming a warehouse on the rampage in search of basic items. Reportedly, simple items, such as toilet paper is too costly to afford. We must pray for the people of Venezuela. See the full report regarding America’s taxes, the economy of Venezuela, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: finances, crisis, debt, and mobs. John and Steve shared in this segment.