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22-0704_Noon Report_Independence Day



National Park Service Rangers Adam Duncan and Matt Ifill help us learn more about several of the signers of the Declaration Of Independence from New York and Pennsylvania. They outline some of the struggles these men, their families, and others faced in the pursuit of freedom from Britain.


22-0702 Kids Corner: One Nation Under God



It’s the 4th of July weekend, and cookouts and parades are everywhere! It’s the perfect time to come together and celebrate our country.

…So why is everyone so angry?

 

(Bible Verses: Genesis 11:6, Ecclesiastes 4:12, Romans 12:16, 2nd Corinthians 13:11, Titus 3:10, 1st Peter 3:8, Mark 12:31, Romans 12:18, Matthew 5:44, Mark 10:44, Ephesians 6:12, and Matthew 12:25)


22-0701_Staycation_Carnegie Science Center



On the north side of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center offers guests a wide variety of exhibits ranging from a WWII submarine, a guitar exhibition, miniature railroad village showcasing the region before 1945, and a Robot Hall of Fame. Connie George walks us through a few of the displays.

 


22-0630_Faith Under Fire_Coach Kennedy & the First Amendment



The U-S Supreme Court wrapped up a momentous session this week with another blockbuster ruling. This one protects the 1st amendment rights of a high school coach who was fired for praying on the 50 yard line after games. Family Life’s Bob Price spoke with John Bursh of Alliance Defending Freedom about the case.


22-0629-Inside Out_Pray for Ukraine



The war in Ukraine continues to rage. 

“I know that the war has gone down the list of headlines in North America,” Don Parsons told me right before leaving the US to head back to Poland. “But the war is just as intense as it was. There is heavy fighting. There are people who are losing their lives at great numbers on a daily basis.” 

Don Parsons is a former church planter in Ukraine who now directs Mission Eurasia’s Unreached People Groups Initiative.  He notes that as the war continues, so do the needs of Ukrainian refugees. 

“In Poland, in the city of Warsaw, where I’m based right now, the population’s increased by 15 percent in the last three months,” he says. “Fifteen percent. Four hundred thousand plus Ukrainian refugees.” 

Parsons suggests three specific ways we can keep praying for God’s intervention in the war in Ukraine. 

“I think the first prayer would be just to pray that this war–these atrocities–this evil–would end. And to not cease to pray,” he says. “One of the pastors in Kiev in the early going said that ‘the prayers of the global church is the iron dome of Ukraine.’ So we need to keep standing with Ukraine and praying for Ukraine.” 

Parsons notes that the evangelical Ukrainian church is the largest evangelical church in all of Europe. With so many Ukrainian believers now scattered across Europe, Parsons asks us to pray that God will use the dispersion of Ukrainian Christians to spread God’s Good News. 

“Pray for a spiritual harvest in the midst of these horrors,” he asks. “The church that we helped plant in Kiev–the pastor was evacuated to Switzerland. He’s helped establish a little church with the Ukrainian community there, and 22 people have come to Christ in the last two and a half months since he’s been evacuated there.” 

In addition, Parsons asks us to pray for healing from the personal effects of the war. 

“Pray for those that have experienced or are experiencing trauma. Which almost every Ukrainian has at some level.”

My conversation with Don in the podcast lasts just over 16 minutes. 

Learn about Mission Eurasia’s work in Ukraine here