March 14, 2009
The Christian humanitarian group World Vision recently held its annual 30 Hour Famine, in which Christian youths go without food for 30 hours, sleep in cardboard boxes and raise millions of dollars to fight world hunger. World Vision organizers say the event not only benefits the needy, but also teaches a valuable Biblical lesson about sacrifice. What is the most difficult or demanding thing you have ever done in service of your faith? ? I have chosen to follow Jesus?
August 16, 2003
Joshua Pelzer HILLSIDE DISTRICT-- Crimson Bridge will return to Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church, where the group was conceived, to help needy children by entertaining Sunday evening church-goers. The four-member women's Christian music group includes three Burbank residents. The singers, who met while in the church choir, share a 17-year friendship and partner with Seattle area-based World Vision, a Christian disaster hunger-relief organization aiding children in Third World nations.
December 22, 1999
Will Rogers It must have been something like an old-fashioned parking meter running out of time. There was a rapid whirring noise, a final "click," and then a loud "thunk," all followed by utter and complete silence. It was my quarter running out. Somewhere inside my skull a flag popped up to announce, "Time expired." In an instant, the accusation of all those gadflies and city officials was proven true -- something inside my head had snapped. But contrary to charges that the failure meant an end to my abilities to reason, or to understand common sense, my system malfunction affected my vision.