The Young Survivor Edition

e Edition January 13

Youngest Known Survivor says Best Birthday Present to Her is Never Forget the Holocaust

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

tova135Tova Friedman considers Jan. 27 her birthday, even though it's not the actual date she was born.

Jan. 27 is when 70 years ago Friedman was among 7,000 prisoners liberated by the Soviet Army from the Auschwitz death camp.

Now 76 years old, Friedman is concerned the passage of time will fade away the lessons that should stay on the forefront of all people with a moral conscience

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Award-Winning Music Artist Scheduled for Calvin College Visit



By Terry DeBoer

Lecrae135Grammy-nominated, faith-based hip-hop artist Lecrae is coming to West Michigan in March as part of the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Music.

The reflective musician will give a keynote address at the conference, as well as perform in an open-to-the-public concert March 28 at VanNoord Arena.

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Ted McGinley is Happy to be in Upcoming Christian Movie Filmed in West Michigan


By Edwin L. Carpenter
Actor Ted McGinley was formerly a regular cast member some years ago on Happy Days, and he now has made several Christian films. One of the films which he was reluctant to make was Redeemed, and it's a film in which he portrayed a man tempted to have an affair. Ted feared that the subject matter would not play well with viewers, especially the ladies.  Yet he loved the story.

He recently worked in Manistee on Do You Believe? He was happy to talk about the experience of making the film, which currently is due to be released this coming March.

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So Many Laws


lawsLaws, laws, laws. So many laws. Some are obvious and well known, others obscure. But, what does God have to say about laws? You may be surprised to find out!

Finance: Dave Says....



Dear Dave,

My husband and I are following your plan, and we're trying to reconcile our on-paper budget with what's going on in our bank account. Most of our bills are due the first half of the month, but we receive most of our income during the second half of the month. Can you help us figure out what to do?


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Etcetera: Important Tidbits

*This past Sunday was Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Here is a very powerful, yet short video about men and abortion entitled The Apology. Watch.

*Join in a time of prayer for revival West Michigan: 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 20, at Three Mile Project, 3050 Walkent N.W.
Grand Rapids

*WMCN is growing and looking for help. We are looking for someone who is called to the arena of social media. Contact us for details!

Final Words:


"A faith that can not be tested,
is a faith that can not be trusted!"


Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

Philippians 2:14-16





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

One night movie event coming: Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

Project 2819 coming

New year brings concert variety


Kregels best seller list and new releases

Holland Christian interim principals named after resignations for 'instances of conduct'

GR-based ministry changes name

Cancel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at all Celebration Cinema locations

Decision on restoring Hager Park sign put off for 2 weeks



Farther Away:

London: Christian nurse fired for praying with Muslim colleague

Tyndale House agrees to pull 'The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven'

Colton Burpo says his 'Heaven Is for Real' story is true

Beijing house church raided by police, Bible and hymnals confiscated

If firing Atlanta's Fire Chief isn't a religious liberty case, then nothing is

Tim Tebow plans 23 proms at churches for teens with special needs




More than a friend - Seaborn

Dark arrow and light arrows - Clare De Graaf

Archaeological evidence - Metaxas

The most segregated hour, still - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

January 13 - April 21, The Perspectives Missions Course

January 20, One Cry Prayer for the City

January 22, Capitalism is About Love with Jeffrey Tucker

January 24, In His Glory, Prophetic Ministry

January 25,Lansing Symphony Orchestra Family Series: Woodwind Quintet

January 26, The Family Connection

January 27, Family Recovery Group

January 29, A Formula for Happiness with Arthur Brooks

January 31, Isaac King, "Just Be Born Again" Booksigning

February 1,Lansing Symphony Chamber Series: Winds in the British Isles

February 6 -18, Celebration of the Arts

February 12, 'Contrarian: The Life of Sir John Templeton'

February 21, Shipwrecked on a Great Lake

February 26, The (Actual) Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Gene Veith

March 6, Booth Brothers in Concert

March 7, Randy Wolthuis, Glenn Bulthuis and Peter Bardolf in concert

March 22, "Soul On Fire" tour

March 28, Battle of the Bands

March 28,West Michigan Missions Forum

March 28,Lecrae / Calvin College Festival of Faith and Music.

April 9, Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times with Os Guinness

April 9, All Sons & Daughters with Jamie George and Sandra McCracken

April 10, Gold City in Concert

April 17, David Crowder and his "Neon Steeple" tour

April 18,The Great Divorce

April 18,Matt Maher

April 27,Faith-based comedian Jeff Allen

May 16,Laura Story ("Blessings")

May 16, Foreshore Adventure Race

May 30,"Things We Couldn't Say"

June 20, West Michigan MudVenture 5K

June 25-27,Big Ticket Festival

June 28,Worship On the Waterfront: Mark Shultz

August 5 - 8,Unity Christian Music Festival


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