News Of The Day – October 7th

 

Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing Will Begin next Monday

Despite the recent cluster of covid-19 cases running through the white house, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says its full steam ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing. Scheduled to begin Monday, if Barrett does indeed receive Senate confirmation, it would mark the third Justice appointed by President Trump. Read more about this unprecedented nomination here.

 

Chinese Christian Bookseller Given Seven year Prison Sentence

It’s easy to take for granted the freedoms we have here in the United States. And one such freedom is our ability to go into a bookstore and purchase a Bible, or any other literature about God and His Word. But in China, Christians face persecution daily from the Chinese Communist Party. Read about one such Christian charged with “illegal business operations” here. 

 

2,000 Year Old Jewish Ritual Bath Discovered

I’ve always loved archeology. And its particularly exciting when discoveries are unearthed about ancient Israel. This bath was uncovered in the Galilee region. Also known as a “mikveh”, the bath was found among the ruins of an ancient Jewish farmstead. Read more about this exciting discovery and what it taught archeologists about Israel’s people here.  

 

College Student Who Collected Garbage Headed to Harvard Law School

Talk about an inspirational story! This 18 year old saw his mother leave the family, and the country, at age eight. He selflessly put aside his own needs to help support his father and brother. And even though he worked as a garbage man, he says the job was one of the highlights of his life. Read more about this amazing young man, his trials, and his success here.

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