Day: November 23, 2021

News Of The Day – November 23rd

Pastor Pleads Guilty To Killing His Wife

A Yonkers man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2019 killing of his estranged wife in front of her grandchildren. The plea comes just over two years after Victor Mateo ran over his estranged wife with a car and then stabbed her to death with a machete, according to the District Attorney Darcel Clark. Mateo, a pastor in the Bronx, and his wife, Noelia Mateo, had been estranged for about a month when he “mercilessly killed her in front of her two young grandchildren and bystanders” on Oct. 3, 2019, Clark said. Mateo will be sentenced to 23 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. Read more about the murder here.


New Hampshire Student Suspended For Saying There Are Only Two Genders

A New Hampshire high school student who was punished by his school for allegedly saying there “are only two genders” has sued the school district and its vice principal. The student and his mother filed a state lawsuit this month against Exeter High School and Vice Principal Marcy Dovholuk after he was suspended for one football game for stating his beliefs about gender in a text message to a classmate.  The student then turned the texts over to the vice principal, who, along with the football coach, allegedly told him he was “not respecting pronouns” and that he needed to “respect how people identify.” Read more about the case here.


Christian Teacher Makes Over 2100 Desks For Students
After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many students to attend school remotely, a Christian teacher from Central Iowa got busy making desks for children in need of a proper workspace. Nate Evans, who teaches at Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale, launched “Woodworking with a Purpose” last September when he realized that some students didn’t have a space at home to do their assignments. So far, he and his team have made over 2,100 desks. According to Evans, the effort is “100 percent led by God. I’ve always wanted to help kids. That’s why I became a teacher,” he pointed out. “Education was my ministry. In the last year or so, God has truly revealed Himself to me.” Read more about his efforts here.


November 23rd – Psalm 66:19

Psalm 66:19

Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to reach someone and your call goes straight to voicemail? That never happens with God. Through the privilege of prayer, we have a direct line of communication with God. And He’s always there, ready and eager to answer the call. Some Christians mistakenly believe that God only cares about the big stuff. But the truth is, He cares about every area of our lives both big and small. Prayer is a gift our heavenly Father gives to us so that we can come to Him with everything. Be it a petition, guidance, thankfulness, or to unburden our heart, God wants to be our first destination. For when we talk to Him, God promises to both listen and respond. And although we may not like the answer, we can give thanks that no prayer will go unanswered.