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North Korean Defector Recounts 10 Years of Abuse, Starvation, and Enslavement She Endured as an Orphan

Park Ji-Hye speaks during a North Korea Freedom Week event held at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2019. | The Christian Post
A North Korean defector recounted Thursday the “hell” she experienced during a decade full of abuse, starvation and enslavement as an orphan in the rogue nation, a fate that too many kids are still experiencing today under the Kim regime.
As part of a week-long advocacy effort in support of human rights reform in North Korea, Park Ji-Hye told attendees of an event held at the Family Research Council headquarters that she spent time in two different orphanages after her father died of starvation during the famine in the 1990s.
With her mom having been trafficked to China, Park said she knows too well the desperate situation ...

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WATCH: Radical Feminists Share Stories of Parents’ Grief and Anguish Over Gender-Confused Daughters Who Undergo Transgender Surgery and Treatment Despite Parents’ Strong Objections and Warn That Transgender Ideology is Taking Over Everything

Radical feminists are unmasking the horrors young girls have experienced in transgender clinics in addition to exposing the abuse lesbians have endured for publicly opposing “gender identity” ideology.
Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation Monday, Jennifer Chavez, an attorney and board member of Women’s Liberation Front, a radical feminist organization, gave voice to several heartbroken parents whose children have come to believe they are the opposite sex.
Despite their parents’ objections, these children have managed to undergo hormonal treatments and surgeries that have left them mutilated and sterilized, procedures that were approved and facilitated by therapists, schools and medical institutions...

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International Justice Mission Founder Gary Haugen Encourages College Students to be the Light in a World of Darkness at Passion 2019 Conference

(Photo: Sterling Graves)
As part of the Passion 2019 Conference, Gary Haugen, founder and CEO of the human rights organization International Justice Mission, empowered college students to fight the darkness and suffering prevalent around the world by assuring them that God can turn even the smallest light into a bonfire.
Today, more than 20,000 children are going to die because their parents are too poor to keep them alive. Today, an average of 40,000 people will be forced to flee out of their homes due to violence and persecution. There are 100,000 children in America who are in the midst of a dangerous and scary foster care system — but no family will adopt them.
After presenting these statistics to thousands of college students gathered at the conference in Dallas, Texas, Haugen aske...

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Disturbing Details of R. Kelly’s Relationship with Aaliyah Resurface in New Documentary Coming Out About R&B Singer Called ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

R. Kelly’s back-up singer saw him having sex with 15-year-old Aaliyah, a new documentary has claimed.

In Lifetime’s upcoming Surviving R. Kelly, which airs Thursday, Jovante Cunningham claims to have witnessed the then 27-year-old commit statutory rape on the teen.
‘We were out on the road with Aaliyah,’ she said, as reported by People. ‘On a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping.’
‘So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing, when the [room] door flew open on the bus,’ she recalled. ‘Robert was having sex with Aaliyah.’
When asked what she saw, Cunn...

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How the Way You View Eternity Affects the Way You Live Today

“I think I’m about to lose my job,” a friend told me, “The writing is on the wall.”

God Has a Plan for Your Life
“Goodness, I’m so sorry,” I said. “If that happens, just remember that God has a plan for your life.”
After a long pause he said, “I don’t believe in God. I think man invented a god to use as a crutch.”
He continued with his perception of evolution that in his mind erased any notion of God’s creation.
I got a little bold and asked if evolution was indeed true, and if we “evolved” and eventually became a greater and greater “being,” why is it we’re not physically getting better and better every day? And why are we all aging and, without exception, we all ultimately die?
No answer.
So, I asked, “What happens when you die?”
“Nothing, that’s it,” he said.
Yikes! How’s that for hope ...

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Elderly Indonesian Woman in Poverty Abandoned by Her Muslim Children Because of Her Faith in Jesus

Indonesian Christians sing during a Christmas mass prayer session at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, December 13, 2014.(PHOTO: REUTERS)
An elderly Christian woman in Indonesia remains joyful despite her poverty and being abandoned by her Muslim children due to her faith in Jesus Christ.

Christian Aid Mission, which assists indigenous ministries across the world, shared on Thursday the story of Nurul, 68, who has been left with little but her faith following the recent death of her husband, and her adult children refusing to give her a permanent home.
The woman, now living at a home for widows and orphans run by native missionaries, was first inspired to join the faith by another widow, Amelia, who seemed happy despite not having any children or relatives to care for her.
“I am very h...

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Mark Driscoll Answers, ‘Is Sin the Reason You Are Suffering?’

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Reading a letter from a church member about an undisclosed illness, Mark Driscoll answers the question in this video, “Am I not healed because I lack faith?”

The church member writes, “I’ve had church leaders lay hands on me and pray, the Bible says to do that, and I’ve prayed and I’ve gone through counseling and still the pain remains. I’ve been told that as a result I don’t have enough faith to receive the healing….I just have not understood why I have not been healed yet.”
Driscoll understands why people ask, “Why does God allow suffering?” But he called the question and the advice the writer was given, “frustrating….You take someone who is burdened and you give them an additional burden.”
“Faith healing is false teaching,” Driscoll declare...

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