Nick and Sidney Truax embrace after he baptized her.
By Carl Stagner
Young adults. Unplanned pregnancy. One, a wandering believer; the other, lost. The cards were certainly stacked against them. Nick and Sidney knew they had options—separation was on the table, and abortion wasn’t out of the question. A baby’s heartbeat, a wedding ceremony, a church that loved them, and a half-decade of patient prayer culminated this past fall when, accompanied by joyous applause, Nick performed the baptism of his own bride. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Great Lakes
Tagged abortion, Avenue Church, babies, baby, baptism, baptize, couple, evangelism, Give Life, heartbeat, life, Liz Hultz, love, loving, Marriage, married, Nate Hultz, Nick Truax, OH, Ohio, Ontario, personal transformation, pregnancy, salvation, saved, Scott Compton, Sidney Truax, stories, story, testimony, transformation, witness, young adults
Newborn receiving medical care at the CHOG hospital in Haiti.
By Mark Fulton
When the emergency department of the Church of God hospital opened in Haiti in January 2018, the decision was made initially to not have birthing services, as we had too many other things to put into place. How naïve we were! When a mom comes to the ER and is nearly ready to give birth, referring her to another center is out of the question. So, we quickly learned what we needed to procure and arrange to be able to assist with the normal birthing process, as well as finding the personnel to perform surgical birth assistance (Caesarian). Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Global Strategy
Tagged babies, baby, birth, births, building, Caribbean and the Atlantic, Caribbean-Atlantic, Convention 2019, conventions, doctors, expansion, Global Strategy, Haiti, Haiti Hospital, improvements, Kathy Fulton, Mark and Kathy Fulton, Mark Fulton, Marriage, medical, medicine, Missionaries, missionary, missions, newborn, Saintard, shade, surgery, wedding, weddings
Photo: One of House of Virtue’s young women celebrates birth of a healthy boy!
By Carl Stagner
A newborn gasps for a breath of air, but can’t seem to get enough. While tremors and tics disturb her gaunt, fragile form, cries emanating from her weakened lungs simply cannot be consoled. Painful diarrhea and difficulty eating add to a long list of symptoms that plague this helpless one made in the image of God. Something is wrong. Something is very, very wrong. No baby should ever come into this world dependent on the drugs of her mother’s addiction. Yet, the mother doesn’t need more shame and guilt. So in Paragould, Arkansas, the House of Virtue has stepped in to love these mothers and their infants with the love of Christ—and put a serious dent in drug dependency. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Central
Tagged Arkansas, baby, community, crisis, Danielle Edgar, First Church of God, girls, ladies, outreach, Paragould, pregnant, Refuge, shelter, women