News Of the Day – April 12th

Texas Pastor Killed In Accident With 18 Wheeler

A local church community is mourning after Pastor Warren Beemer died in a car crash in Louisiana on Saturday. Beemer, 52, was a leader at Healing Places Church San Antonio and a resident of Fair Oaks Ranch. He leaves behind a wife and several children. Authorities in Louisiana said that Beemer was traveling east on I-10 when he failed to stop and struck the rear of a tractor trailer. They said he was properly restrained, but suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is still under investigation. Police say Beemer was wearing a seatbelt. The truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Read more about the accident here.


Franklin Graham To Deliver Easter Message From Ukraine

Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced that he will be returning to Ukraine to deliver a special message this Easter Sunday. “I will be sharing a message the whole world needs to hear: Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, conquered sin and death 2,000 years ago when He rose victoriously from the grave,” Graham said. “This Good News changes everything—for individual hearts, for communities and for entire nations.” Graham traveled to the war-torn country last month as his ministries, Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), launched relief efforts to help Ukrainians in need. Read more about his message here.


Mark Wahlberg Prays For New Movie “Father Stu” To Change People

Mark Wahlberg’s new film, “Father Stu”, debuts in theatres nationwide next week, just in time for Easter. The movie tells the story of the late Stuart Long, an amateur boxer who eventually joined the priesthood. Wahlberg was struck by Long’s story and was so determined to make the film, he invested his own money in the movie. A risk he was willing to take because he was confident God was behind the project. The film touches on a whole host of issues, from finding purpose in suffering and trusting God with the unknown to practicing humility and leaving space for redemption. Wahlberg says he prayed a lot that the film would lead to changed hearts. Read more about the movie here.


Solar Panels Can Make Electricity At Night

Engineers at Stanford University have developed solar panels that can continue to generate electricity even at night. Standard solar panels are able to provide electricity only during the day, but this new technology is able to work as a “continuous renewable power source for both day and nighttime.” About 750 million people in the world do not have access to electricity at night. Solar cells provide power during the day, but saving energy for later use requires substantial battery storage. but now engineers have built a device with a thermoelectric generator. This device is able to suck electricity from the tiny difference in temperature between the solar cell and ambient air. Read more about the panels here.

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