Ministries

Walking a tightrope

Effective Compassion | After decades of success in helping drug addicts kick their habits and find Jesus, some Adult & Teen Challenge centers are opening the door for state regulation—and payments
by Michael Reneau
Posted 9/26/19, 03:42 pm

In 1959, on the top floor of a Brooklyn apartment building, Don Wilkerson, 19, stood next to his brother David, 28, watching a heroin addict named Shorty and two others prepare to shoot up. David steadied a 16 mm camera. They planned to film the gritty reality of heroin addiction and take the footage around the country to raise awareness and support for their new ministry to addicts. 

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Jesus at the border

Immigration | The Savior’s love for a widow in the Bible reminded me of the Christian compassion I saw in El Paso
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/12/19, 02:08 pm

Two weeks before the shooting happened in El Paso, Texas, I was in that city reporting on what local churches in border communities are doing to help one of the most politicized groups in our country today.

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Forge fires and watered gardens

Effective Compassion | 2019 Hope Awards Northwest winner Watered Gardens | At a gospel rescue mission, men have a chance to escape the spiral of drugs, homelessness, and joblessness. But it isn’t easy, and many do not make it to the end
by Charissa Koh
Posted 7/18/19, 05:08 pm

This story is part of our 2019 Hope Awards contest. To vote for your favorite regional winner, go to wng.org/compassion.

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