Episode 413

Relief Workers Helping Hawaiians, Lightning Strikes Cause Church Fires & ‘The Hiding Place’ Hits Theaters

Aug 11, 2023

American nurse Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter were freed Wednesday in Haiti. “Fear not” is a frequent command in the Bible, but most pastors feel churchgoers aren’t getting the message. And, while churches are families of faith, they are still made up of people wrestling with sin and its devastating consequences.


Relief workers are gearing up to help Hawaiians as they grieve and deal with the aftermath of deadly fires that have ravaged parts of the island state.

Dozens of people have been killed in fire-related incidents across Maui.

SendRelief is working to send supplies and aid workers to help in recovery efforts.

Sister churches are rallying around congregations in North Carolina and Georgia following fires caused by lightning strikes.

The sanctuarys of Bethel Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia and Proctorville Baptist Church in Proctorville, North Carolina were completely destroyed by a storm system that moved across the southeast earlier this week.

Other congregations rushed to the aid of their fellow believers to help them as they deal with the loss.

Several disability advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit asking California’s End of Life Option Act (EOLOA), a law related to medically assisted suicide, to be declared “unlawful and unconstitutional.”

The organizations believe the act violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and fails to provide equal protection under the law as outlined in the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The updated law reduced to 48 hours the required waiting period between the first and second doses of lethal medications sought by terminally ill patients.

Advocates for people with disabilities say the law violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because those with a terminal diagnosis are considered disabled.

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The Hiding Place, a stage adaption of the famous book by Corrie Ten Boom, made it theatrical debut last weekend in movie theatres across the country. The stage adaptation was filmed last year in Nashville. It is directed by A.S. Peterson. It was shown in hundreds of movie theaters last weekend and scheduled for a one week run.

The film did so well that more than 125 theaters have extended showtimes through this weekend.

The Hiding Place is the story of the Ten Boom’s work to protect Jews during the Holocaust.

Check your theaters local listings for showtimes or you can learn more at thehidingplacefilm.com.

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