Derick “Dizzy” Grant as a Globetrotter.
By Carl Stagner
At the age of seven, his parents took him and his brother to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Little did they know the impact that experience, coupled with a brand-new mini-basketball, would have on Derick Grant’s life. The New Jersey boy’s passion for the game had been ignited, and several years later the “All-American” athlete would secure his college’s number-two spot for all-time-high scoring. Expectations were dashed more than a few times, however, and he ended up on a team that regularly played against, and lost to, the Harlem Globetrotters. Things turned around when, after a year, the Globetrotters recruited Derick, launching an incredible eight-year journey and building a platform that God would later use in ways Derick could have never imagined. His testimony and knack for delivery on and off the court position him perfectly to address the Church of God at all three Regional Conventions this year. Continue reading
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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
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Harvey Carey speaks at the Columbus Regional.
By Carl Stagner
You would’ve thought you were in a sports stadium. The sanctuary at First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio, was loud—not because a celebrity athlete was making a great play, but because the Word of God was being preached with conviction and the Spirit’s presence was powerful. From the worship to the fellowship to the receptions, everything came together to drive home the theme of the Regional Convention and hint at next year’s Convention theme. For when God’s people are gathered with Jesus as the subject and begin to reclaim what hell has stolen, the life received is life that cannot be contained! Even Church of God Ministries staff who have attended two or three Regionals to this point have said there was something uniquely special about #LifeColumbus. Continue reading