Comfort For Pet Caregivers
A recent survey shows that 63 percent of U.S. families share space with a pet, and half of those polled consider their pets to be family members.
Praying To Curb Crime
The Peoria faithful are fighting back against violent crime, and the power of prayer is their weapon.
Clinic Cures Community
As the cost of health care coverage rises, so does the number of uninsured families. In Florida, churches have stepped in to help families get the care they need – for free.
Craft Reaches Russia
Most preachers do their work behind pulpits, but one former pastor is getting behind some power tools to help a program that’s close to his heart.
Distance Learning In Africa
In Mozambique, the scourge of HIV/AIDS and frequent droughts and crop failures have made life there very difficult. But new technology is offering new options to those who struggle to survive.
Philippine Street School
Pag-aruga means "to care" in the Filipino language of Tagalog and is the name of a ministry for street families in Manila.
Christmas For Day Laborers
A church group decided to invite day laborers who have been at the center of an immigration storm in their town to a special Christmas party in their honor.
Great Debate On Black Colleges
In "The Great Debaters" Denzel Washington portrays the coach of a debate team at a tiny Methodist college in Texas called Wiley...an all-black school during a desperate time.
POW Nativity Scene
While being held in a POW camp in the U.S. during World War II, German prisoners constructed a very special holiday creation.
Giving Kids Safe Toys
‘Tis the time of year for toys – and some “elves” are hard at work making a bright and safe Christmas for kids in their community.
Nativities Tell Christmas Stories
While Nativity scenes tell the story of the birth of Jesus, they also come with life stories for the people who own them.
Santa's Other Sleigh
One Santa gives new meaning to the term “conversion van.” He bought a vehicle on eBay and turned it into a motorized fifteen-passenger sleigh.
Planting Climate Change
A modern-day Johnny Appleseed has taken time to plant 15,000 trees. He’s raising environmental awareness in his own backyard and beyond.
Giving Hope After AIDS
A program in Kenya is giving AIDS orphans hope and the tools they need to thrive.
Senior Home Safety
A new age tool is helping folks face old age more confidently and allowing them to stay in their homes as long as they'd like.
Helping Hungry Students
Roughly one in six kids in the U.S. live in households classified as “food insecure.” That means there’s not always enough food to go around.
Shopping With Food Stamps
Elected officials are taking the "Food Stamp Challenge" living on the $21 weekly stipend and keeping that experience in mind as they consider legislation.
Calls For Cancer Care
For some cancer survivors, finding support and encouragement is as easy as picking up the phone.
Manila's City Of Garbage
Manila is one of the 5 poorest places in the world, with thousands of people surviving in almost unbelievable conditions. Many live at the city’s garbage dumps.
Malaria In Mozambique
Over a million people die of malaria every year, and 90 percent of those deaths occur in Africa—most of them young children.
Stopping Street Gangs
Street gangs sometimes recruit members at a very young age—while children are still in elementary school.
Church Runs Restaurant
A church found ingredients for a win-win situation for busy families needing a quick meal, and a church wanting more visitors.
Learning About Liberia
A group of Girl Scouts in the states decided to reach out to kids their age in Liberia, and in the meantime, promote peace.
Most Americans surveyed say they’d rather get a root canal than give a speech in public! Yet some are willing to step up – in front of their entire church.
Latinos Living With Diabetes
A home health care nurse started a crusade to help those dealing with diabetes live better – and longer – lives.
Prisoners Meet Victims
Two-thirds of inmates will be re-arrested for serious crimes. But a volunteer program is reversing that trend by helping prisoners see their victims as people.
Churchgoers sometimes complain about boring sermons and bland worship services. One congregation is replacing preaching with performances, and attendance has tripled in two years.
When the weather is warm, many families like to spend their time on the water. But at one popular lake, that doesn’t mean they have to miss church.
For low-income families, this time of year can bring financial worries. But one community is making the burden easier to bear.
Home For Katrina's Children
Hurricane Katrina left many Gulf Coast residents without homes when it blew ashore, and they’re still dealing with the impact of the storm.
Hurricane Prep Class
Being prepared before a hurricane hits can be a key to survival. One church is reaching out to special-needs residents so they’re not left behind when it’s time to evacuate.
In August 2006, Elvira Arellano was to surrender for deportation. Instead, she sought refuge in her church where she has become a symbol of a broken system.
Camp usually means enjoying the outdoors and meeting new friends. But there’s one camp with a special focus—where kids learn about peace and getting along.
Senior Driving Safety
People over the age of 69 are currently 9 times more likely to die after a car crash. One safe driving program for seniors is meant to curb that trend.
Gas Saver Pastor
With gasoline prices hitting new records, how would you like to drive right by the gas station without stopping? Mic McGuire can do just that with his electric car.
Down Home Ranch
At Down Home Ranch, adults with Down syndrome and autism live and work together, and make friends who accept them as they are.
AIDS Orphan Endeavor
16 million children have lost parents to the AIDS pandemic spreading across Africa. But making a difference in the lives of these children may be easier than you think.
Every so often, you find somebody who has really learned the art of living simply. Harold Taussig is a man who has no problem giving it all away.
Health Care In Kenya
There are currently more Kenyan doctors working abroad than in their own country. And that has left many in the rural areas with nowhere to turn.
The Gift Of Livestock
In a small town in Nevada, people understand what a cow or even a colony of bees can mean in disadvantaged regions of the world.
Church In A Box
Imagine a Sunday where, instead of going to church, the church comes to you! A unique outreach concept has one crowded congregation on the move.
Connecting Farms and Families
Churches often provide feeding programs for the hungry. But one congregation found a way to feed themselves and help area farmers put food on their own tables.
Safe Water For Africa
For the first time, 100,000 villagers in a remote area of West Africa have fresh, safe water pouring out of the ground and into their communities each day.
Finding Father Figures
Many kids across the country are being raised in households without fathers. That’s where Dale Long comes in, stepping in as a Big Brother.
Better Health for Haiti
United Methodists Jim and Virginia Snavley founded International Child Care to help Haiti's poorest children.
Cambodia Faith Engine
A missionary is sharing his love of auto mechanics to offer free job training in order to break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia.
Church Growth in Kentucky
Church members are working together to provide a vibrant worship experience and to encourage others to come and see what is happening on Sunday.
Home Repairs Bring Hope
Volunteers are helping to improve harsh living conditions for hundreds of deserving Appalachian families.
Learning to Lead
18-year-old Devin Mauney is running for office, to highlight the importance of issues for young people.
Merging to Grow
Before it was just kind of a slow, kind of middle of the road kind of service. But we've juiced it up a little bit.