Angela Lu Fulton

Angela is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine and a part-time editor for WORLD Digital. She is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Angela resides in Taipei, Taiwan. Follow her on Twitter @angela818.

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Boys to men

Effective Compassion | Our Western region winner finds fathers for the fatherless
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 6/01/12, 04:07 am

John Smithbaker stands under the wide Wyoming sky teaching 7-year-old Brayden, a fatherless boy, how to swing a bat. He shows Brayden how to plant his feet. He switches the position of Brayden's hands on the bat. Brayden swings and misses. Smithbaker readjusts him, again and again.

That's what dads commonly do, but Brayden is living with his grandma and was without a father-figure in his life. That changed last December, when Smithbaker started meeting with him weekly through Fathers in the Field, an organization he founded that pairs mentor fathers with fatherless boys.

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Photos by Stephanie Yates

Whirlwind production

Hollywood | The making of a short film for the 168 Film Festival is a fast-paced labor of love
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 4/09/12, 02:37 am

HOLLYWOOD-A hush falls over the filmmakers and their families gathered at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif., on Saturday evening, March 31. John Ware, the founder of the 168 Film Festival, holds an envelope in his hand and announces, "And the winner of the Best Film award is ..."

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Karen Covell (Photo by Greg Schneider/Genesis)

Behind the scenes

Entertainment | Hollywood has Christians, and they're not giving up on the film industry
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 3/12/12, 02:36 am

As actors and filmmakers waltzed down the red carpet for the Academy Awards show on Feb. 26, few knew that Christina Lee Storm and 30 others from the Hollywood Prayer Network had walked around the Kodak theater three evenings before to pray over the event.

Storm, who worked as the production supervisor of Best Picture winner The Artist, said the prayer walk was "better than the actual awards night."

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