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Rapper left lesbian lifestyle, transformed by Jesus

By Dan Wooding and Mark Ellis

Venus L. Burton, aka rapper Booski Love, once slid through dark caverns of danger, lust and power in Los Angeles. She soared among the stars of the underground rap scene and survived the night — but only barely.

Then, in 2010, at the pinnacle of her career, Booski Love experienced a moment of clarity. She awakened from …

Christian volleyball player at Olympics spikes for God

By Tim Ellsworth

Micah Christenson spent the past year playing professional volleyball in Italy. Sound like fun?

He thought so, too, until he got there. He couldn’t speak the language and was living alone for the first time in a foreign country. He didn’t have any friends on the team. And then he got sick the first week.

“I’m throwing up, and I’m …

Pastor’s wayward son born-again in North Carolina revival

By Mark Ellis

He grew up in a pastor’s home, and spent “endless hours” in church. His father traveled frequently, preaching in evangelistic crusades. But the son had a superficial response to his father’s message and after he left home, spent a dozen years pursuing worldly pleasures.

“I’ve been a preacher’s kid my entire life,” says D.R. Harrison, 34. “I traveled across the country with …

God moves among unreached in India, freeing many from demons, healing the sick

By Mark Ellis

The ethnic Bhuiya are one of the most unreached people groups in India, with less than one-tenth of one percent of the tribe professing Christianity — until this year –when the gospel reached 35 of their villages, freeing many from the grip of the evil one.

“They worship the spirit of the nearest mountain, among other things, and indigenous missionaries …

Atheist kindergarten teacher omitted ‘under God’ from ‘Pledge’, but God showed her His love

By Sabrina McDonald

Kim Menon was an avowed atheist. As a child, her parents took her to church but no one could satisfy her with the answers she sought.

“I thought believers just weren’t intelligent enough,” Menon said.

Now a kindergarten teacher in Seattle, education is a central part of Menon’s life. Striving to get involved in her students’ lives and to …

Muslim father killed daughter and threw her down a well, but Jesus caught her and restored her life

 

By Mark Ellis

She was born into a strict Muslim family in the Middle East. Because she was born in the Muslim month of Ramzan, her parents named her Ramza.

“I was a religious girl from my childhood,” she told Bibles for Mideast. “I was always in front of the line for the Islamic practices for reciting the Koran, doing prayers five …

Imam finds Jesus, loses family, house, and livelihood

By Mark Ellis

An evil spirit tormented Imam Kuluseni Tenywa for many years. Out of desperation, he visited Elim Church in his village in late May 2016.

“I was prayed for in the power of Issa [Jesus] and invited him into my heart, which broke the strength of the evil spirit that was troubling me,” he told Morning Star News.

The strong man …

Middle Eastern refugee prayed to unknown God to calm stormy sea, was shocked when Jesus responded

By Mark Ellis

The chilly waters of the Aegean Sea reached the chest of Eshan* as he and a few other men attempted to launch an inflatable boat off the shores of western Turkey.

At 3:30 in the morning Eshan was hauled aboard the boat with 45 others seeking a new life in central Europe, according to a report by the JESUS …

‘Angel of Skid Row’ uses the Bible as much as the badge

By Michael Ashcraft

For 20 years, he’s patrolled the most dangerous, smelliest, grungiest disease-saturated section of Los Angeles, a one-square-mile on the edge of downtown called Skid Row where 2,000 sleep on the streets each night.

And Deon Joseph loves it because he gets to share Jesus. He’s never used his gun and has made more friends than arrests. He’s started mentoring …

From Satan’s Grip to God’s Glory

By David Ettinger

Cathieann Ramirez-Soto knew her life hit a new low when she turned to prostitution in order to support her insatiable drug habit. Her life sunk to life-threatening levels when she was kidnapped for two weeks, enduring frequent sexual assaults and beatings by her abductors. In addition, Cathie was arrested 28 times and spent a combined total of five …

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