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June 7, 2022

 

 

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After yet another mass shooting, Tulsa church prays, reflects: Is there a solution?
 

After yet another mass shooting, Tulsa church prays, reflects: Is there a solution?

 

Shock. Tears. Prayers. Talk about guns.

All ripple through The Park Church of Christ, a 2,000-member congregation that is a microcosm of Tulsa, as yet another American city mourns lives lost in a mass shooting.

Bobby Ross Jr. reports from Tulsa with photos by Gabriel Grant Huff.

 
 

 
‘This is wailing, weeping, heartfelt grief. This is what this town is feeling’
 

‘This is wailing, weeping, heartfelt grief. This is what this town is feeling’

 

For Emmaline Whyrick, an awards ceremony May 24 celebrated her end-of-year accomplishments.

The fourth-grader received two accolades at Robb Elementary School that Tuesday morning: A/B Honor Roll and Library Citizenship. Her father, Britt, picked her up early since her classwork for the day had concluded.

A gunman arrived 10 minutes later.

Audrey Jackson reports from Uvalde, Texas, on one church family’s heartrending experience.

 
In Europe, border crossings and blessings abound
 

In Europe, border crossings and blessings abound

 

Border crossings bother me.

It all started in 2004 when I was traveling from Guatemala to El Salvador. The border guard grilled me repeatedly, in Spanish, about where I was going. “A preacher’s house in San Miguel” wasn’t cutting it. Somehow I got in.

So I was a bit on edge as our van weaved past the miles-long cue of transport trucks at the Ukrainian border. When we came to a stop I saw no fewer than seven uniformed gentlemen standing behind us. I imagined them spending hours going through every single bag and all the supplies we were taking to our Ukrainian brethren — including, ahem, adult disposable undergarments.

Read Erik Tryggestad’s Insight column from Siret, Romania.

 
 

 
Learning to partner with God through holistic missions
 

Learning to partner with God through holistic missions

 

A book by Abilene Christian University faculty members offers “a guide for transforming global poverty and ourselves,” reviewer Len Feuerhelm writes.

 
Wanted: loving Christian houseparents
 

Wanted: loving Christian houseparents

 

In their 29 years of marriage, Troy and Rebecca Allen have devoted themselves to caring for children.

Through birth, adoption and foster care, they’ve raised — or helped raise — more than 40 boys and girls.

They’ve spent the past six years as houseparents at Mount Dora Children’s Home, founded in 1945 in a pictuesque town of 14,000 about 35 miles northwest of Orlando.

Bobby Ross Jr. tells the Allens’ story as he reports on trends causing staffing shortages for Christian children’s homes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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