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Four hours. That’s all it took for Army cook Albert Gitchell’s symptoms to show up in dozens of others at Camp Funston in Fort Riley, Kan. The mess sergeant awoke shortly before breakfast with a 103-degree fever, burning throat, aching muscles and throbbing head. Minutes after he reported to the camp hospital, another soldier walked in with the same ailments. Then another, and another.
Before noon that day, 107 others would be stricken with this mysterious illness. By the week’s end, 522 men would catch it. And within a mere eight months, it would kill a staggering 20 million people worldwide. By the end of its brief yet devastating run the 1918 Influenza Pandemic—a.k.a. the “Spanish Flu” pandemic—would affect more than one in four people living on the planet, killing anywhere between 30 to 100 million. Read More…
We thought we would post this Video as an encouragement to those who choose to take “the Road Less Traveled” with us !
We live in an age that almost deifies technology, but even the most impressive examples are just tools. But ingeniously wired to a sound strategic vision, these virtual wonders are helping ministries tell stories, build internal morale, raise money, and expand an organization’s influence. And the ones on the cutting edge are carefully exploring how to exploit other technological options.
Evangelicals are nothing if not media-savvy. In 1951, Charles Fuller’s Old Fashioned Revival Hour radio broadcast was spreading gospel songs around the world on 650 ABC network stations. Less than a decade later, Pat Robertson established the first Christian television network and launched 24-hour Christian programming via satellite. Today, the Jesus Film has become the most-watched movie in history, with an estimated 5.6 billion viewings. Read More…
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