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Ashley Iverson, 33, of Page, Arizona, was arrested April 12 in Coconino County on charges of distributing child pornography. She is in jail awaiting federal extradition. Iverson is accused of sharing hundreds of pictures and videos of children being sexually abused, KNXV reported.  The children’s ages ranged from babies to teenagers.

I wonder what was going through the mind of Jesus a little over 2000 years ago during this week leading up to His crucifixion. Like seeing a hurricane bearing down on us with fury He knew what would strike in mere days. Nothing can compare with the evil that would rip Him apart as He took on the sins of the world. And yet He took it all in stride.

Yesterday I related that I was in a rut and many responded and most indicated that they too were in a rut. It was refreshing to hear that I was not the only one, once again proving the old adage that misery loves company. Perhaps the best response received for the day was this excerpt: “Ah yes Bob, ruts and change are part of this life we all have to deal with. Most don’t put their finger on it like you have. I will pray with Judith for God’s direction for you and your powerful ministry. We know the saints of old had theirs. Mother Teresa had a terrible time of questioning God and her ministry, those were very dark days for her I read. If it can happen to Mother Teresa . . . well guess what – Was there ever a more Godly women?”

At around 7:00 a.m. CST yesterday morning, Shanghai’s public security department rounded up the Christians, who are all affiliated with the company I WILL and detained them for their beliefs and church activities. A pastor named Michael Yu, who holds both Taiwanese and American citizenship, was among those who were taken into custody.

The controversial abortion biopic UNPLANNED overperformed its pre-release projections to become the #5 movie at the box office this weekend. The film took in an estimated $6,110,000 or a cumulative per-screen average of $5,770 on only 1,059 locations across the country. The film received a rare A+ CinemaScore.

When 20th Century Fox released a preview for “Breakthrough,” it quickly went viral. The trailer for the faith-centered film, based on the true story of a boy who fell through a frozen lake, has now racked up more than 100 million views across all platforms. On January 19, 2015, 14-year-old John Smith was trapped underwater for 15 minutes. First responders pulled him from the icy waters of Lake Sainte Louise near St. Louis, Missouri.

Christian deaths are spiraling in Nigeria as militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram terrorists escalate their attacks, according to reports from religious liberty watchdog groups active there.

The Jesus Alliance recently previewed UNPLANNED: THE TRUE STORY OF ABBY JOHNSON — in theaters nationwide March 29, 2019. It is the dramatic account of a former Planned Parenthood superstar. Johnson was one of their greatest allies as the youngest director of a clinic in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion of a 13-week-old fetus.

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Featured Difference Maker: Raymond Hall

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for Christ

Raymond Hall retired from his job at the Kennedy Space Center when he was 60 years old. He made a visit to a local prison with a group of other people and he noticed something that would soon change his life; the jail had no wholesome reading material for the inmates. Soon after that, while sitting on his back porch, Ray received a word from the Lord that he was to bring westerns to the local jail in Brevard County, Florida.

The controversial abortion biopic UNPLANNED overperformed its pre-release projections to become the #5 movie at the box office this weekend. The film took in an estimated $6,110,000 or a cumulative per-screen average of $5,770 on only 1,059 locations across the country. The film received a rare A+ CinemaScore.

When 20th Century Fox released a preview for “Breakthrough,” it quickly went viral. The trailer for the faith-centered film, based on the true story of a boy who fell through a frozen lake, has now racked up more than 100 million views across all platforms. On January 19, 2015, 14-year-old John Smith was trapped underwater for 15 minutes. First responders pulled him from the icy waters of Lake Sainte Louise near St. Louis, Missouri.

Featured Difference Maker: Jack Murphy

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for Christ

One of the most interesting characters you are likely to ever meet is Jack Roland Murphy, aka: “Murf the Surf.” He is charismatic, articulate, has a keen intellect, and can keep you spellbound for hours with his fascinating true-life adventures. His life began in a good home with loving parents and it became obvious from a young age that he was overloaded with natural God-given gifts.

The Jesus Alliance recently previewed UNPLANNED: THE TRUE STORY OF ABBY JOHNSON — in theaters nationwide March 29, 2019. It is the dramatic account of a former Planned Parenthood superstar. Johnson was one of their greatest allies as the youngest director of a clinic in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion of a 13-week-old fetus.

Featured Difference Maker: Richard Albertson

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for Christ

During the past two decades, Richard and Elizabeth Albertson, through their highly effective ministry Live the Life, have helped well over one hundred thousand people with their marriages in their home state of Florida. Today, this ministry is still passionate about teaching couples relationship skills through its Florida headquarters in Tallahassee and five regional offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Panama City, Sarasota/Bradenton, and West Palm Beach.

Saturday my wife and I went to “the Send,” a major stadium Christian event in Orlando FL. Over 90,000 people registered for this event of prayer, worship, and preaching the Gospel and 59,000 showed up with thousands more viewing livestreaming. Their overriding message was the same as the Jesus Alliance, If Christians want to pray for awakening and revival, then they need to actually go out into the world and get to work.

Featured Difference Maker: Nancy Alcorn

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for Christ

Several years ago, upon meeting native Tennessean, Nancy Alcorn Founder and President of Mercy Multiplied, (formerly Mercy Ministries), I was struck by her gracious, humble demeanor, and gentle southern accent that revealed her native Tennessee roots. When I asked her to tell me more about her ministry, her demeanor suddenly changed and with eyes blazing it became obvious that Nancy Alcorn is on a mission and she isn’t taking prisoners!

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