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Converge Responds :: Paris Terrorist Attacks

Every American can tell you where he or she was when they heard the news September 11, 2001. The events of that day shook our nation. It dismantled our sense of safety and security in our communities and unsettled the internal peace we had the privilege of experiencing in our daily lives. Our...

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Pregnant teens find saving grace in Oregon

Cindy Sorum was working at an all-girl’s school in downtown Portland, Oregon, when a teen came to her for help. She was pregnant, and her parents had kicked her out. She had nowhere to go. Cindy brought her to a maternity house that took in pregnant teens. Somehow Cindy wound up on their mailing...

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Point exclusive: Knocking back HIV in Nigeria

Stepping outside the box, as opposed to thinking outside the box, was necessary to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nigeria- especially for a couple with no medical training and nearing retirement.

by Art and Dorothy Helwig

When we were appointed Converge...

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The 21

by Jim Eaton

They came from poor villages but had great dreams. Most were from the Egyptian village of Al-Our, expats in Libya trying to earn a better life for their families until ISIS brutally ended their lives a few days ago on the beaches of Libya.

According to...

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Reaching the children of Haiti, one by one

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. With poverty comes hunger, illiteracy and poor health. Haiti has one of the youngest populations, the median age is just 20. Many of those suffering in this country are children, who grow into adults who continue to face hardship. In fact,...

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The Exchange Church: Letting light into Lyndale

By Allison Hurtado

I planned to investigate The Exchange Church, having heard of its outreach into the difficult Lyndale neighborhood of North Minneapolis. From...

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Hillside Baptist Church gives away shoes and hope

Hillside Baptist Church, North Fork, California, held its 6th annual shoe giveaway to its mountain community. About 35 families attended and 138 shoes were fitted for children. HBC has given away more than 1500 pairs of shoes to students and their families. Pastor Steve Crotinger and his wife...

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Element Church rakes in community interest

Element Church in Hayward, Wisconsin, does worship differently every second Sunday of the month. Instead of gathering in the church building, they gather in the community to bless others with the love of Jesus.

Pastor Wade...

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Historic prayer meeting held for persecuted Christians

A Converge pastor in the southeastern United States held an historic prayer meeting with people from several denominations including Jews, Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists to pray for Christians being persecuted around the world. 

About 75 people attended the prayer meeting....

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Ferguson and the challenge of race in America

By Pastor Jim Eaton, Mosaic Church

I went to bed last night with a heavy heart. The news coverage–left, right and center–of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, left me troubled. While the specifics of the situation do not yet seem clear, and hopefully the investigative process will...

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    Point - September 2018

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