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What Other Concert Festival Can You Play Horseshoes with the Band?
Test Fest OC Organizers to Deliver Up Close and Personal Look By Alex Murashko, Special to ASSIST News Service IRVINE LAKE, SILVERADO, CA. (ANS – October 6, 2015) – Those attending a...
Egyptian land dispute threatens inter-religious flashpoint
By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT (ANS – October 5, 2015) -- What in a normal setting is an everyday land dispute can quickly turn into a full-blown...
Eleven Christian Workers in Syria Crucified, Beheaded
From Christian Aid Mission (www.christianaid.org) -- For Immediate Release Contact: Amie Cotton APR, +1 (434) 327-1240, Amie@christianaid.org  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (ANS -- October 5, 2015)...
Leading African Pastor Escapes Death Amidst Renewed Violence
By Michael Ireland, Senior Reporter, ASSIST News Service, answritermike@gmail.com CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (ANS, Oct.5, 2015) -- One of the top three religious leaders in the Central African...
New details emerge about Oregon shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer
By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service ROSEBURG, OREGON (ANS – October 4, 2015) -- A darker picture has emerged of slain Umpqua Community College shooter Chris Harper-Mercer as a...

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  • WANTED – INFORMATION! How do ANS Readers 'use the news'?
    WANTED – INFORMATION! How do ANS Readers 'use the news'? According to research conducted by Pew Research Center in a report titled, ‘How people use the news and feel about the news’, news meets a mixture of social, civic, personally-enriching, and work-related needs in people’s lives. The 93% of Americans who say they follow the news at least occasionally report a variety of reasons for doing so.  Surprisingly, the most popular reasons for following the news do not relate to personal entertainment or professional motivations. Instead, they have to do with social interaction and/or a sense of civic responsibility: 72% of the news-consumer cohort said one reason they consume news is because they enjoyed talking about it with family, friends and  colleagues 69% of this group say they feel they have a social or civic…
  • Your Mind Matters: Truth (The first in a new series)
    Your Mind Matters: Truth (The first in a new series) By Brian Nixon, Special to ASSIST NEWS Service ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (ANS – October 4, 2015) -- According to the Barna Research group, one-third of all adults believe that “moral truth is absolute and unaffected by the circumstances”(1). On the surface, this sounds great. “That’s about 34% of people that believe in truth,” some would proclaim. But pause for a moment. This means that 64% of people do not believe in truth or absolutes, or are unsure if they do. Think of it this way: the prevalent worldview is that people think truth is relative; that there is no such thing as absolute truth. Interesting. Try telling this to a mathematician calculating what 1+1 equals. Or to a pilot that bases his flights on gravity,…
  • Is it Time to Take a Good Look? (Writer's Opinion)
    Is it Time to Take a Good Look? (Writer's Opinion) By Carol Round, Special to ASSIST News Service CLAREMORE, OK (ANS – October 4, 2015) -- “Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living. Let’s return to the Lord”—Lamentations 3:40 (NIRV). Yuck! How long had it been? I didn’t know, but I knew it was long overdue. When I found myself in the mood to do some serious housework, I wasn’t looking forward to cleaning my refrigerator. While I had kept up with wiping down the inside surfaces I could see, I wasn’t excited about tackling what I knew was probably a mess in the hidden places. If you’ve ever cleaned a refrigerator, you know what I’m talking about. Those spills you wiped off of the shelves made their way to the bottom underneath…
  • How do ANS Readers 'use the news'?
    How do ANS Readers 'use the news'? There are many media outlets across the United States and around the World that provide news and features to the news-hungry public. Research has shown that Americans in particular seem to have an insatiable appetite for the news they seek. Americans are truly news consumers in a big way! And each news outlet is unique in its own way! All news outlets specialize in some aspect of news delivery. Some news providers specialize in business, sports, politics, or religion. Here at ASSIST News Service (ANS) www.assistnews.net,  we realize that you have choices between many capable and reliable sources to find the news, features, commentaries, interviews and reviews you enjoy reading. ASSIST has a unique news niche in the areas of Persecution of Christians, Missions and…
  • Another Divine Appointment
    Another Divine Appointment   By Jeremy Reynalds, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  (ANS. OCT. 3, 2015) -- It had been a good day, but a long one. Very similar in some ways to one I wrote about before in early July 2015   Just like most days, while good, I nonetheless really wanted to get home, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of home along with my wife Elma.   Making our way home, though, usually involves a stop off on the way at Joy Junction. Most of my work these days is away from our South Valley facility. We’re in the community daily, heightening awareness of the plight faced by the homeless, and letting people know what they can do to make an…


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