Joyce Meyer Ministries Aids in Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Joyce Meyer Ministries Aids in Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts


Emergency food provisions already distributed

Ministry's on-site medical clinic remains open 24/7 and is aiding injured

Medications and medical supply donations requested

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Joyce Meyer Ministries, through its Hand of Hope missions group, has partnered with the Haiti-based Christian humanitarian organization Love A Child, to help bring immediate short-term assistance, relief and aid to the earthquake victims in Haiti, which includes food that was funded by partner donations and shipped to Haiti by the ministry. The ministry's medical clinic in Fond Parisien, the Jesus Healing Center, is also open around-the-clock and is aiding in treating the injured.

Another long-time ministry partner, Convoy of Hope, already has people on the ground assessing the damage in Port-au-Prince with a development team also en route to provide additional relief assistance, which may include the distribution of food, water and supplies. Joyce Meyer Ministries also maintains relationships with other humanitarian groups that are also coordinating additional assistance efforts.

"Our first response when we heard the news of this devastating earthquake was to pray for the health, safety and well-being of the precious people of Haiti and surrounding areas who have been affected by this disaster," said David Meyer, CEO, Hand of Hope. "We pray for God's hand of protection to be on them and on those providing disaster relief as well."

Illustrating the dramatic and emotional toil this disaster is having on relief personnel already on the ground, in a poignant email from Bobby Burnette, Love A Child founder, he wrote: "It's a horror! The after shocks, all 30 of them big ones, will make you cry for the Haitian people. They are still coming!" In a separate email today from co-founder Sherry Burnette, she adds "Everything here is upside down . . . no grocery stores, banks are demolished, gas stations . . . bodies everywhere. We have been out collecting wounded all day long!"

In addition to prayers, donations, critical supplies and additional volunteer support are greatly needed. Recognizing the rapid dispensing and decreasing availability of food, water, medicines and medical supplies, the following is a list of medications and medical supplies most urgently needed that people can donate to Love A Child for the earthquake victims.

Medications: (any medications -- all items marked with an asterisk [*] are the greatest needs)

Acetaminophen* (Tylenol)
Anti-diarrheal
Antibiotics
Aspirin
Benadryl
Blood pressure medications
Cough medications
Diclofenac* (injection and oral)
Hypertension medications
Ibuprofen*
(Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Medipren)
IV serum
Lidocaine
Multivitamins (children's and adult)
Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic*
Oral rehydration salts*
Zantac

Medical Supplies Needed: (anything for wound care)
Ace bandages
Alcohol pads*
Antibiotic ointments
Band-Aids
Betadine* - wipes and sticks
Blades - sterile only
Bulb syringes - (stub adapter; no loose/single units; spinal)
Casting supplies
Catheters (Entra caths)
Compression stockings
Drapes*
Dressings - sterile & unsterile
(coban, tegaderm, steri-strip, surgilast)
Gauze - any size
Gloves - all sizes, sterile/non-sterile
Gowns - surgical and patient, head & shoe covers; goggles, masks
IV supplies - tubing in sterile packages only (including pediatric)
Needles - butterfly, angio catheter
Pediatric supplies
Scalpels
Sponges - surgical only
(includes x-ray detectable)
Surgical towels - cloth/paper
Sutures*
Syringes
Tape - all types
Thermometers
Tongue depressors
Splints - for legs/ankles/wrists/arms

Additional Needs:
Blankets (used or new)
Bottled water
Buckets (5 gallon with lids)
Mats
Non-perishable foods (no cooking required)
Sandals and/or "flip flops"
Sheets (used or new)
Tents (small)
T-shirts (large)
Toiletry sacks (containing washcloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant)

For distribution purposes, with the exception of the tents, all the above items can/will be packed inside the buckets that are needed by displaced survivors to carry water.

The public can immediately send these items to Love A Child's Florida office and they will take care of getting them into Haiti. They are requesting and would appreciate people printing their name, address and phone number on a piece of paper placed inside each box sent. The address to ship the supplies to is:

Love A Child
Attn: Mike Essman -- Haiti Earthquake Medical Donation
9304 Camden Field Parkway
Riverview, FL 33578-0520

In lieu of the above items, for those who prefer to make a financial contribution -- which is sorely needed -- donations can be made through our website. Please know that 100 percent of your donation will go directly to disaster relief. The link is: www.joycemeyer.org/OurMinistries/HandofHope/News /haitiquake.htm

About Joyce Meyer Ministries
Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on reaching people through media with a potential audience of 3 billion people. Impacting lives around the world, through its outreach arm, Hand of Hope, JMM provides life-changing global humanitarian and missions relief. In 2008, JMM provided more than 18 million meals supporting feeding centers in 25 countries and free medical care to over 150,000 people in multiple remote areas. JMM also operates 44 children's homes globally and provides a host of other disaster, missions and humanitarian aid.

About Love A Child
Love A Child is a non-profit Christian humanitarian and Private Voluntary Organization (PVO). Founders Bobby and Sherry Burnette live in Haiti at the Love A Child Orphanage and are working to spread God's word and show the love of Jesus by example as they minister to the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Outreach programs include 14 Love A Child schools, where they educate and feed over 5,000 children each day, and food distribution programs that feed thousands of Haitian families. With the help of their partners, they've established churches in villages, hold remote medical clinics and oversee many other projects to benefit the poor.

About Convoy of Hope
Since 1994, Convoy of Hope, a nonprofit organization, has provided resources to organizations and churches to meet physical and spiritual needs for the purpose of making the community a better place. This is accomplished through domestic and international outreaches, supply lines, and disaster response.

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The Water Vapor Canopy

The Water Vapor Canopy

Q. I know you believe there was a water vapor canopy surrounding the Earth before the flood, but I just read an article claiming that both the Bible and science agree that couldn’t have been so.  The author’s conclusions are based on two Hebrew words in Genesis 1:6-7 and the fact that our atmosphere couldn’t support the amount of water it would take.  What do you think?  Did God change the atmosphere so He could put the water vapor canopy in place?

A. I’ve done my own research on the Hebrew of Genesis 1:6-7 and disagree with the author’s conclusions.  I think the most straight forward interpretation of the passage  describes what we could call a water vapor canopy that encircled the Earth before the Great Flood.  Rather than wondering if God changed atmospheric conditions to make a water vapor canopy possible, wouldn’t it make more sense to wonder if the collapse of the canopy caused the Earth’s atmosphere to change?  After all the Bible says there was one, and no man can measure atmospheric conditions before the collapse.

For reasons I fail to understand, we seem much more willing to accept fallen man’s objections to what the Bible says than we are to take God’s word for things. I always suspect that people who write articles like the one you referred to begin with the conclusion that the Bible is wrong, and then set about to prove it.  What do people gain by disputing God’s word? Are they trying to prove they’re smarter than He is? Or that His word isn’t reliable?

Tags: Bible Accuracy, Creation

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Christian Issues Digest: Why Does God Allow This? -Grace thru Faith

Why Does God Allow This?

Q. I would like to know your thoughts on natural disasters.  If God is omnipotent and omni-benevolent, why would he allow  people, including children, to perish in natural disasters? I know we live in an imperfect world, but surely an all powerful God could stop these things from happening.

A. Before the Great Flood there was no hostile weather.  It’s one of the effects of sin entering into the world.  Therefore the destruction and death these weather related disasters cause should be charged to Satan’s account.  For the time being, he is the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4).  As long as there’s sin in the world there will be consequences of this sort.  And even though God is all-powerful His righteousness will not allow Him to relieve the world of them.  This will change at the 2nd Coming when the Lord becomes King of the whole Earth. (Zech. 14:9)  In the meantime adult believers and all children who die in these disasters are taken directly to the Throne to begin their eternity with God.

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Only God can heal hurts often caused by unintentional consequences of actions done by those who don’t know any better, and those who do. We all can only pray the same thing Jesus did when He said. “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”  I pray you forgive as He did and we all learn better how to forgive. -Michael James Stone

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Christian Issues Digest:The one true church? -GQ

The one true church?

Why do some churches/denominations make the claim that they are the “one true church,” that all other churches/denominations are false, and that anyone who attends any other church/denomination is unsaved? Is such a claim of “exclusive salvation” the mark of a cult, or just tragic deception?

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1.   Comment by Roland C.

One church that comes to mind that has been making this bogus claim is the Catholic Church. they use the false assumption the since catholic means “universal” that they are they “universal church”. What they fail to understand is that, yes, everyone who confesses Christ as Savior is part of the catholic/universal church, however, the Catholic religion is not the universal church. Catholicism is not far from cult teaching. IE, salvation by works, idol worship, papal infallibility, etc. The Catholic church then goes on to say that anyone who questions these practices is deemed a heretic. I am a pastor who was a former Catholic now saved by the grace of Christ.

2.   Comment by John Mark Harris

It’s just ignorance of the Scriptures and the language with which it was written

3.   Comment by devon

There is only one ekklesia. The word church is legally not in the bible except for one place in the plural in the book of acts which refers to pagan temples.
Only ONE body of Christ. All the divisions are what the word condemned.’Let there be no divisions among you’. All who have been ‘born from above’[born again], make up this body. I’ll take one more fighty words step. There is only ONE HEAD over the body…Jesus.
All ‘pastors’, ‘reverands’, etc., etc. are not scriptural. ‘Lord it not OVER My heritage’. One body, ONE HEAD. When will the body recognize and demand this truth?

4.   Comment by Hank McClenning

As hard as the self-deceptive deominations try they can not find any
person or scripture that is the grounds for any denomination in the
Word of God. As a minister of the Word there is are no grounds for
division and denominationalism, that is the work of Satan. I claim
only to be a Bible Christian and not assodiated with any denomination.
Good answers so far. Hank

5.   Comment by Debbie

I would have to agree with Hank’s statement. As far as I have studied and seen, most denonminations are based on some sort of cultic practice or legalism. Nobody can claim who is saved and who is not. The work of condemnation is God’s alone. Judging each others actions is condoned among Christians (not unbeliever’s actions) but judging the brethren’s motives is not condoned.

I believe in the body of Christ, but that there are local church ministries documented in Scripture and that they are necessary for the “edification of the saints.” Although I believe that Christ is the head of every church body, Scripture clearly states there are those who are called to pastor and teach and that there are requirements for these men in 1TIM 3 and TITUS 1. I do believe there is authority in the church body just as in any military unit engaged in warfare; pastor with sheep, husbands with wives, parents with children. “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation.” (HEB 13:7)
MARANATHA

6.   Comment by 'Guerite ~ BoldLion

There isn’t going to be a perfect church on this earth until we meet Jesus at His Feet. That will be a True Church.

Hungry to eat His Word,
‘Guerite ~ BoldLion

7.   Comment by matthew, mark, luke or john?

The catholic garbage is essential to Gods end motive. All system crucifixions of Christians rely on two things, muslims and catholics rising up with the lie to declare Christians insane and not of Faith!

There is nothing like catholism for anyone to recover from and find their way back to the God that is. It is worse than aethism!

We are way too tolerant when we say it is that they mislead or have been decieved by such Churches – it is the outright nature of a cult!

WE must hate religions and love our Father through Jesus Christ our Saviour and learn who our Father is, not what some preacher on a pulpit tells us who our Father is and how we get to know him! God has no denomination, this was the downfall and lesson learned from where our salvation comes from in the first place – BEFORE ABRAHAM – I AM!

The one True Church is the Body of our Brother, the perfect Bridegroom, the perfect architect, who build all rooms for us to roam in and enter into to know our Father in full. No man or no religion can surplant that – and religions seek to close our Fathers open doors.

I have a Church i am at home in now – the closest to scripture i can find and filled with congregation with indwelling spirit, but they know and i know, i am never that at home with them i will ever bear their denominational name, but our Family, they most Truly are – and i love them all the more for that.

There are many Churches i would never attend again, but its not the Church we attend that counts, but what we take in with us and leave with that counts! If we walk in off and with the spirit, that is what we will walk out with again, if we walk in without that, we are vulnerable pray to becoming yet another lost to a cult – and i have been lost to many a cult in my time from the beginning, and dragged many more out of them (by power of spirit not my own steam) and we cant knock this question down to denomination at all!

We are all born into a cult! There is only ONE cult. That cult comes with a myriad of labels, the family of sin, the false religions, religion itself, aethism, agnostic, satanism, you name it, they are all one and the same and the devil uses these confusing labels so neatly to fool the myriads into thinking they have so many choices bar God and Christianity itself.

Anything and everthing that disputes we are not saved by Salvation alone, through Christ IS a cult! Religion cannot save us, only Christ as God the Father spells out so clearly in the only book that can save our lives! The Word was first! Our Brother the Word that takes us home to our Father – no middle man required! All middlemen to be excluded!

Let us remember though that God intentionally blinds these people – and he does so, so the Truth shall always win out and none of his own will be shamed or suffer more than Christ – and he applies that, succinctly!

8.   Comment by Anonymous

I am Catholic and the Lord personsally lead me to my faith. But I love all of my sisters & brothers of faith and I care not to judge or divide. satan wants seperation among those that believe, it weakens the body of Christ. I look for those things we have in common. My journey has had very trying moments. I was Jewish, became Born Again and that isn’t where I suffered my persecution, it is when I became Catholic, that I have suffered. But that is what the Lord showed me and that is what I have chosen to obey. I am back home and the Lord is here with me as He is with you where ever you find HIM. God Bless and may his mercy and compassion be a guide to all of your ways.
In Jesus Name I pray,
Amen.

9.   Comment by Mimi

Comment #8 was written by me (Mimi), I did not realize my name was not entered.

10.               Comment by Mimi

Gareth & Rachael,
Thank you for your examples a few Blogs Back. I really was honored to have had an opportunity to of learned from the both of you. Gareth, I hope you make sure to comment here whenever you can, you showed me how to calmly address others with compassion and how to do it with wonderful usage of the English Language. I want to be like you. Rachael, I look forward to the times you can write.
Ceseeley, I miss you!
Thanks to all of you.

11.               Comment by Anonymous

Mimi I personally do not agree with Catholic theology but I know that many, many, many Catholics are truly saved. I know many a Catholic person who is truly in love with the Lord and who know His grace. Being Catholic does not make one a Christian, just like being in church does not make one a Christian. In the same sense, being Protestant does not make one a Christian, either. Being saved by the Grace of God and living wholely for Christ is what makes one a Christian. And you are one of the most godly Christians that I know. I’m blessed to have you in my life.

Leslie G

12.               Comment by Leslie G

By the way, nice to see you back Shona, aka M, M, L, or J. Hope things are going well for you   .

13.               Comment by ron

I think the following describes exactly what is needed by myself or any other person searching for the true
church. The true Church holds to the core beliefs of Christianity without subtracting or adding to them. Christ is the eternal God come in the flesh, there is one God and 3 distinct identities (persons) who exist simultaneously as the One God. The virgin conception, the sinfulness of man and the need of a savior, the new birth, the Gospel which is the death burial and physical resurrection, the 2nd coming, baptism, eternal mediator and priesthood of Christ, the priesthood of all believers, the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture, judgment and rewards to the believers. These are the essentials that are clarified in the Scriptures.
If the Church one attends does not hold to these essential beliefs, they are not Christ’s Church no matter what name they have on their outside or on paper. This is not my opinion, but the Bibles explanation what the apostles taught through the Gospels, the book of Acts, and in the Epistles.
That’s it for me, when it comes to a true Church. Those who claim you must join their group or Church to be right with God, only prove they do not understand what the word Church or body of Christ means. It is not exclusive but inclusive, as it is found in the heart of all those who have accepted the true Jesus, and have come to God the way He has provided (through His son on the cross), and hold to the essentials of the faith. Whether one is Lutheran, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Charismatic, or Pentecostal, etc. The Church transcends denominational barriers, it exists within denominations, as well as outside of them. This is the Universal Church that has continued from the beginning of Pentecost. While denominations may have differences on peripheral issues, they do hold to the core beliefs that make them all part of the body of Christ, the Chruch. Ron

14.               Comment by matthew, mark, luke or john?

Mimi,
What a wonderful story of your conversion to Christianity! Please take another read of my post. It is saying nothing against ‘catholics’ but speaks out against ‘catholism’ – there is a big difference between the two:-)

I certainly love catholics like others, and id hope so too, my partner and 3 of my children are catholics:-) It was my children helped to wake me up on this count. I was not catholic, but it was the Church id attended when younger for some time, and almost became catholic. Then my children at 4, and 6 years old started constantly coming home from, school complaining about what they were being told and questioning me and saying to me, but mum, all they say is opposite of scripture. The mouthes of babes, knowing Truth! They were right – and they were voicing heavily they did not want to be part of this brand of ‘faith’ or practising it.

Over several years, I had to root out of myself how deeply these false beliefs were instilled in me. Every bit of catholism that had entered into me was keeping me separated from knowing God and Christianity. I’m glad my children spoke out with rebuke and opened my eyes. I also repented for allowing my children to be initially, made vulnerable to false teachings, and myself for having believed much of it too.

God Bless & Take Care

15.               Comment by Douglas Summers

Hi,
Before the Church was formed, Christ had already warned us that there would be many wolves….in sheep’s clothing among us. So there is nothing new about a mixed multitude in the Church.

I will say this with assurance of the Scripture’s…..there will be no Catholic’s, Baptist, LDS, SDA’s or any other denominational priders in Heaven. Only the body of Christ will stand!

Ever since God has had a people of His own upon this earth, they have been sorely troubled by the presence of those who professed to be….but were not, of them. Beginning at the very gate of Eden, this state of things will continue until, “the Son of man shall send forth His angles, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity……Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father”. (Matt.13:41-43)

Matthew Chapter 13 is not about the growth of the Church and the Gospel….but it is about the corruption that enters the Church as it grows wild and is puffed up….Readers understand!

It is not us who have found God…It is God who has found us, We were lost….Not God. He has been looking and calling His lost for a long time…some people just will not listen or hearken to His calling.

In Christ
Doug

16.               Comment by matthew, mark, luke or john?

Amen Doug!

17.               Comment by Alex Hernandez

My Church believes that all that follow the will of God are tru

18.               Comment by matthew, mark, luke or john?

Hi Alex,
What is Gods Will?

19.               Comment by Debbie

Doctrine of the Will of God
1. There are three types; directive will: the sovereign choice of God. God’s plan for me. The permissive will: man’s negative volition is allowed to operate negative to the directive will. God’s justice demands that God discipline a believer in this course. The overruling will: this supercedes the directive and persmissive will. He will frustrate Satan to make things work for His purposes. (ROM 8:28)
Directive Will of God; 2COR 6:14; 1JOHN 3:23; EPH 5:17-18;
a. Guidance of Will through ACTS 11:1-16
1. ACTS 11:1-5: prayer [see HEB 4:16]
2. ACTS 11:6: mentality, our focus on the Lord
3. ACTS 11:7-10: word of God
4. ACTS 11:11: through circumstances
5. ACTS 11:12: through the Holy Spirit
6. ACTS 11:13-15: through our frame of reference
7. ACTS 11:16: through memory of Scripture
Elements of Divine Will
a. Operational element: what does God want me to do? Be filled with the Spirit and build maturity in my soul
b. Viewpoint element in relation to the will of God: What does God want me to think? Divine viewpoint of Bible doctrine
c. Geographical element: Where does God want me to go? There is a specific area on the earth in which God wants me to grow spiritually

It is God’s will for the believer that his/her natural human viewpoint be replaced by God’s divine viewpoint
a. The knowledge of the recorded Will of God. In order to live in the perfect Will of God, we must know what that is. (ROM 12:2)
b. It is in the directive Will of God that every human being should come into the possession of eternal life. (2PET 3:9; 1JOHN 2:17; 3:23)
c. It is in the directive Will of God that all believers are to be sanctified. (1THESS 4:3)
d. It is in the directive Will of God that every Christian should be filled with the Holy Spirit, under the control of the Spirit. (EPH 5:18)
e. Christians should give thanks. (1THESS 5:18; ROM 8:28)
f. Believers should suffer for well-doing only. (1PET 3:17; 4:19)
g. Christians should trust in the Lord (PROV 3:5-6)
h. All believers should be productive of divine good works (1PET 2:15)
i. Quality of yieldedness (ROM 6:13; 12:1)
j. Growth in spiritual maturity. (2PET 3:18
MARANATHA

20.               Comment by matthew, mark, luke or john?

Oh, i just used peter 3.18 myself today as it happens debbie helping another, but i wasnt asking for a vacant scripture quote session devoid of spirit and filled with religiosity as ever, but asking the poster, Alex, what they felt was God’s will. I hope they still respond. God Bless.

21.               Comment by Debbie

Whoa! Since when is God’s Scripture vacant and devoid of Spirit? These are all examples in Scripture of God’s Will. There is absolutely nothing edifying in your post. I do not profess allegience to any religion but the Word of God, so your assessment of my relationship to the creator and savior is incorrect. I “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Obviously you have a personal problem with me and it is evident from your post. Better get over it because we are going to spend an eternity together. Alex, you go ahead and answer the lady…sorry God’s Word was so offensive to you. I was recently warned by a bulletin board for posting HOSEA 4:6, so it will take more than your opinion to stop me. God bless? Yes, I do have spiritual prosperity and I am
thankful for it.
MARANATHA

22.               Comment by windyblue

Oh, has this gone on for years. The mine church is better than your church. What your church teaches is wrong and mine is right.
It sounds like a broken record. As long as the Church is teaching the word of God according to The Lords word, and teaches about God, Jesus, and the Holy spirit. The way to heaven is by accepting Jesus as Lord and savior its right. Yes there are cults, in the world, and its sad.

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Only God can heal hurts often caused by unintentional consequences of actions done by those who don’t know any better, and those who do. We all can only pray the same thing Jesus did when He said. “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”  I pray you forgive as He did and we all learn better how to forgive. -Michael James Stone

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Pat Robertson

The 700 Club
Founder and Chairman, The Christian Broadcasting Network

CBN.com - M. G. "Pat" Robertson has achieved national and international recognition as a religious broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, religious leader, businessman, and author. He is the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Inc., and founder of International Family Entertainment Inc., Regent University,Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation,American Center for Law and Justice, The Flying Hospital, Inc. and several other organizations and broadcast entities.

Founded in 1960, CBN was the first Christian television network established in the United States.  Today CBN is one of the world's largest television ministries and produces programming seen in 200 nations and heard in 70 languages including Russian, Arabic, Spanish, French and Chinese.  CBN's flagship program, The 700 Club, which Mr. Robertson hosts, can be seen in 97 percent of television markets across the United States and is one of the longest running religious television shows that reaches an average of one million American viewers daily.

Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, founded by Mr. Robertson in 1978, is a non-profit relief and development organization with a mission statement “to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.”  OBI has touched the lives of more than 193.1 million people in 96 countries and all 50 U.S. states, distributing more than $1.2 billion in goods. To help break the cycle of suffering, OBI implements programs that focus on the primary goals of providing hunger relief, medical aid, disaster relief, and community development that will make a significant, long-term impact on those in need.  

Robertson was the founder and co-chairman of International Family Entertainment Inc. (IFE).  Formed in 1990, IFE produced and distributed family entertainment and information programming worldwide.  IFE's principal business was The Family Channel, a satellite delivered cable-television network with 63 million U.S. subscribers.  IFE, a publicly held company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, was sold in 1997 to Fox Kids Worldwide, Inc. for $1.9 billion.  Disney acquired the Fox Family Channel in 2001 and named it ABC Family.

Located in Virginia Beach, Va., Regent University was founded in 1977 by Robertson, who serves as its president and chancellor.  Regent is a fully accredited graduate university that offers degrees in business, communication & the arts, divinity, education, government, law, organizational leadership and psychology & counseling.  In addition, Regent Undergrad offers a bachelor's degree completion program. Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees, and has enrollment of over 4,000 students.  In addition to the main campus in Virginia Beach, Regent offers programs online via their Worldwide Campus.

Robertson is founder and president of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a public interest law firm and education group that defends the First Amendment rights of people of faith.  The law firm focuses on pro-family, pro-liberty and pro-life cases nationwide.

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson was born on March 22, 1930, in Lexington, Virginia, to A. Willis Robertson and Gladys Churchill Robertson.  His father served for 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.  Robertson's ancestry includes Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Virginia, and two United States presidents, William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, the great-grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Robertson also shares ancestry with Winston Churchill.

After graduating with honors from McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a military prep school, Robertson entered Washington and Lee University in 1946, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  In 1948 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.  After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee in 1950, Robertson served as the assistant adjutant of the First Marine Division in combat in Korea.  He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1952 upon his return to the United States.  Robertson received a juris doctor degree from Yale University Law School in 1955 and a master of divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary in 1959.

In November 1959 Robertson left New York with his wife, Dede, and their three children and drove to Tidewater, Virginia, where he planned to buy a bankrupt UHF television station in Portsmouth.  Arriving with only seventy dollars in his pocket, Robertson proceeded to raise the finances to purchase the station.  CBN was formed January 11, 1960, and on October 1, 1961, CBN went on the air for the first time. 

Robertson is the author of eighteen books including “The Greatest Virtue,” “Miracles Can Be Yours Today,” “Courting Disaster,” “The Ten Offenses,” “Bring It On,” “Six Steps To Revival,” “The Turning Tide,” “The New Millennium,” “The New World Order,” “Shout It From The Housetops,” and his first fiction, “The End of the Age.”  “The Secret Kingdom” was number three on Time magazine’s national non-fiction list.  “The New World Order” was number four on the New York Times’ non-fiction list of America’s best selling books.  “The Secret Kingdom,” “Answers to 100 of Life’s Most Probing Questions,” and “The New World Order” were each in their respective year of publication the number one religious book in America.

Numerous governors, state legislators and mayors have recognized Robertson's humanitarian efforts with citations.  The Virginia Association of Broadcasters presented Dr. Robertson with the 2002 Distinguished Virginian Award.  In 1982, he was named Humanitarian of the Year by Food for the Hungry.  In 1988 Robertson was named Man of the Year by Students for America.  Robertson was named Christian Broadcaster of the Year by National Religious Broadcasters in 1989, and in 2008 was inducted into the Virginia Cable Hall of Fame.  In 1992, Robertson was selected by Newsweek magazine as one of America's 100 Cultural Elite.  In recognition of his steadfast support for the nation of Israel, Robertson received the Defender of Israel Award in January 1994 from the Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign.  In March 2000, Robertson received the prestigious Cross of Nails award for his vision, inspiration and humanitarian work with the Flying Hospital.  The award was presented for the first time in the United States in more than 25 years.  In July 2002, Robertson was presented with The State of Israel Friendship Award by the Chicago chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.

Robertson is past president of the prestigious Council on National Policy.  In 1982 he served on President Ronald Reagan's Task Force on Victims of Crime.  He previously served on the Board of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors in the State of Virginia.

Pat and Dede Robertson have four children and fourteen grandchildren and reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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LastCall: Is your leadership enabling transformation? (102-5) _Barry Werner

Is your leadership enabling transformation? (102-5)

Often leaders are isolated. Being too alone, too isolated, has a world of pitfalls for a leader. As we leave 1 Kings, it will benefit any leader to take one more look at the importance of developing interpersonal relationships. Read 1 Kings 19:19-21.

This passage marks a permanent transition in the lives of two men. When Elijah approached Elisha they both knew that their lives would never again be the same. Elijah became a mentor and Elisha his disciple. The relationship continued to grow until Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. After years of walking together, Elisha witnessed his master’s glorious departure, took up Elijah’s cloak, and inherited a double portion of his spirit (2 Kings 2:1-15).

Relationships should benefit all who are involved in them. The Bible deals throughout its pages with the manner in which God-human and person-person relationships work to the benefit of all concerned. In fact the most highly acclaimed Biblical leaders built relationships that helped their followers grow. Think for a moment of Jesus and His disciples, Moses and Joshua, Paul and Barnabas, Paul and Timothy, and Elijah and Elisha. All of these leader/follower relationships led to a transformation in the lives of those involved.

Transformational leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality. Even when the purpose of each may start out separate, in the case of transformational leadership, the individuals become fused. Their influence links and they share mutual support and a common purpose. Transformational leadership ultimately becomes a source of power that raises the level of human conduct and ethical aspiration of both leader and follower – there is a transforming effect on both.

God is a personal being and paid a great price to have a relationship with each of us through the atoning acts of Jesus Christ. If you don’t know that story read the book of Romans in the Bible. God wants His relationship with us to be transformational in our lives. He wants this relationship in turn to be made visible in our relationship with others. Savvy leaders understand that the better their relationship with God, the more effective their leadership.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

2 Corinthians 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

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LastCall: "Heal our Land" -Mark Balmer

Heal our Land

Based on “The Battle Is Not Yours, but God’s” by Pastor Mark Balmer; 1/9-10/10,

Message #MB403; Daily Devotional #3 - “Heal our Land”

 

Preparing the Soil (Introduction):  After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to make war on Jehoshaphat.  Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming from the other side of the Sea.  It is already in Hazazon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi).  Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.  The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him. (2 Chronicles 20:1-4)  I can’t imagine the fear the people of Judah felt at this time, let alone the King.  I often wonder how we would react if our country were being invaded by an army wanting to destroy us? 

 

Planting and Watering the Seed (Growth):  When I look at the state of our nation today, I must admit that I try my very best not to get too upset or fearful about the future.  The events that have transpired over the last year have really caused my head to spin.  But just when fear tries to take hold of me, I stop and seek the Lord for direction and peace.  I remember the promise of God that, as His child, I have nothing to fear because He is with me, and He will never leave nor forsake me (Deuteronomy 31:6). This promise is for you as well.  Regardless of what happens, we can know that our lives are in the palm of His hand. 

 

Harvesting the Crop (Action/Response): As Christ followers we have a responsibility to not only pray and seek the Lord for our needs, but to intercede for others and to pray for our nation’s leaders. What would happen to our nation if we all fasted and prayed, just as they did in the days of Jehoshaphat?  I believe that we would see God intervene, if we humbled ourselves in prayer and sought Him for direction.  If everyone got on their knees and prayed, the enemy would run for cover and revival would take place.  We don’t know the appointed time for the last days, but Jesus did give us signs to look for (Matthew 24).  We can’t stop the appointed time, but we can do the work of Christ and take as many people as we can to heaven with us.  One of the promises that I love is found in Jeremiah.  If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.  (Jeremiah 18:7) America has drifted farther and farther away from the principles it was founded on.  Our leaders have denied that we are “One Nation under God”. 

But as the body of believers, we can pray for our leaders and nation.  We can pray for a return to our Lord and Savior.  I pray that one day soon we will be a nation that humbles itself just as Judah did.  I pray that we stand before the Lord for instruction and wisdom.  He can fix anything if we let Him (2 Chronicles 7:14).  Nothing is impossible with God (Matthew 19:26). As you fast and pray this week, pray for our leaders and for healing and restoration for our land.  Pray also for the Lord’s role for you in fulfilling the “Great Commission”.

 

Cultivating (Additional Reading):  2 Chronicles 20; Acts 13:1-3

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LastCall: Just Give It Time -Joyce Meyer

January 14


Show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You]. 
— 
Exodus 33:13
 

When you spend time with God, it becomes evident. You become calmer, you’re easier to get along with, you are more joyful, and you remain stable in every situation. Spending quality time with God is an investment that yields rich benefits. You begin to understand what He likes and what offends Him. As with any friend, the more time you spend with God, the more like Him you become. 

Spending time with God causes you to become more sensitive to the love He wants to demonstrate to you and to others. Your conscience alerts you when you’re talking to someone in a way that does not please Him. Your heart grieves when He grieves, and you quickly pray, “Oh, God, I’m sorry.” You soon want to apologize to the person you have offended and discover that saying, “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you,” isn’t so difficult after all. 

When God told Moses he had found favor in His eyes (see Exodus 33:12), Moses understood that God was telling him he could ask for anything his heart desired. 

Moses responded by saying that he simply wanted to become more intimately acquainted with God. Moses had seen God perform history’s most magnificent miracles, yet what he wanted most of all was to know God intimately. 

I pray that knowing God is the desire of your heart. You can know Him and hear His voice as clearly and as intimately as you want to. All it takes is spending time with Him.  

God’s word for you today: God does not have favorites, but He does have confidantes.    

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