Trending Video: Young Woman Shares Gospel During Victim Impact Hearing for USA Gymnastics Doctor: Repost

The victim impact statements ended in the trial of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar today (January 24). For his acts of criminal sexual conduct, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced him to between 40 and 175 years in prison, telling him, “It is my honor and privilege to sentence you.”

Judge Aquilina opened the courtroom to any of Nassar’s victims who wanted to address him and over 150 victims took the opportunity to do so during the almost weeklong hearing. Nassar objected to the statements and accused Judge Aquilina of overseeing a “media circus,” but the Judge replied, “Spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor, considering the hours of pleasure you had at their expense and ruining their lives.”

Rachael Denhollander, the first victim to speak out about Nassar’s abuse, spoke last at the hearing.

Denhollander, an attorney and mother of three, spoke on behalf of all of the victims as she asked Judge Aquilina to consider one important question as she handed down her sentence, “How much is a little girl worth? How much is a young woman worth?”

Share

https://youtu.be/2nEvHeEUnVE

She chronicled the delight Nassar took in grooming his victims and how he showed no remorse for his actions. She said Nassar found, “sexual satisfaction in our suffering.” Then she addressed the Judge again, saying, “the sentence you hand down you can communicate to all these little girls and to every predator to every little girl or young woman who is watching how much a little girl is worth.”

Denhollander addressed Nassar directly, reminding him of the times he brought a Bible to the initial hearings. “If you have read the Bible you carry, you know the definition of sacrificial love portrayed is of God himself loving so sacrificially that he gave up everything to pay a penalty for the sin he did not commit. By his grace, I, too, choose to love this way.”

She continued, encouraging Nassar to recognize his need for repentance. “Larry, if you have read the Bible you carry, you know forgiveness does not come from doing good things, as if good deeds can erase what you have done. It comes from repentance which requires facing and acknowledging the truth about what you have done in all of its utter depravity and horror without mitigation, without excuse, without acting as if good deeds can erase what you have seen this courtroom today.”

Then Denhollander made a clear Gospel appeal to her accuser, encouraging him to recognize the depth of his sin and pointing him to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. “The Bible you speak carries a final judgment where all of God’s wrath and eternal terror is poured out on men like you. Should you ever reach the point of truly facing what you have done, the guilt will be crushing. And that is what makes the gospel of Christ so sweet. Because it extends grace and hope and mercy where none should be found. And it will be there for you.
I pray you experience the soul crushing weight of guilt so you may someday experience true repentance and true forgiveness from God, which you need far more than forgiveness from me — though I extend that to you as well.”

Denhollander closed with a direct appeal to the Judge, asking her to impose the maximum sentence under the law, “because everything is what these survivors are worth.”

Source: Christian Headlines

Publication date: January 24, 2018

News: Christian Actor Kevin Sorbo: ‘Abortion is the Definition of Evil’: Repost

Conservative Christian actor Kevin Sorbo is used to making waves for his unpopular views in Hollywood. Recently, he spoke out against abortion and Planned Parenthood.

According to LifeNews.com , Sorbo, along with his wife, Sam, wrote an op-ed published by CNSNews.com. in which he tells the true story of a woman who planned to have an abortion, but through the counsel of a friend, decided to keep her baby.

“Secular humanists have made the word abortion sound like a woman’s right, synonymous with health care, female empowerment, standing for women’s issues, a choice, a solution; anything but the truth,” Sorbo writes.

“The truth is, however, abortion is the termination of life,” he continued. “It is just a euphemism for murder because the only reason to get an abortion is to avoid the potential of birth – a human birth.”
Sorbo also compared the difference in attitude organizations like Planned Parenthood have toward human life versus, say, the preservation of sea turtle eggs.

“In some cases, disturbing the nest of a sea turtle and stealing its eggs is a crime punishable by years in prison and tremendous fines, but we have an entire industry in this nation devoted to the murder of unborn human beings.”
Wrapping up his editorial, Sorbo does not mince words:

“Barely a century after our grave and costly war against slavery, against depriving some human beings of their dignity and based solely on their skin color, we codified into law the right of the citizen to kill her progeny, based solely on its size and location, while unwittingly depriving herself of love that is pure and enduring. This is the definition of evil, pure and simple.”

Photo credit: Google

Source: Christian Headlines

When You Are Young

By: Diyen Rusev

When you are young, your ambitions for development are not one or two.

Dreams are as big as you let them be.
Each of us decides what is best and most correct for them and fights to achieve their dreams.

We live in times in which many young people leave their homeland for one reason or another.

Some seek knowledge, others look for work, and still others want a comfortable life abroad.

I am of the opinion that one day this process will turn upside down.
Instead many of us to leave their homeland in search of something better, we will realize that the best place is where you were born, and more people will start coming back carrying the values that have been acquired in foreign countries.

But now it’s time to learn the lesson that life provides.

And despite the circumstances we have to go forward with confidence, trusting the process.

My Interview With Dipo Adesina: A Motivator, Minister Of God And Businessman

Am so privileged and honoured to have the opportunity of interviewing one of the best young motivational speaker, a businessman, a great father, a lovely husband, an inspiration to many, a motivator, and a powerful minister of God. I give you Mr. Dipo Adesina.

Mr Dipo Adesina (Motivational/ Inspirational Speaker)

1. Tell us a bit about your background. Where were you born?

2. How was life growing up? Life as a young man was not easy. I was far from what people would call intelligent. In fact, I would be considered dumb by most people’s standard. I failed times in elementary school, repeated the 8th grade, got kick out of school in 11th grade and barely graduated from high school. Midway through middle school, I started moving with the wrong crowd because of low self esteem and later started gang banging and living a lifestyle that was considered a nightmare to most parents. Eventually at the age of 19, my life turned around when I surrendered my life to Christ and that was the beginning of a new me. So in essence the old me died on October 13, 2005, and a new man was born that same day.

3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into motivational speaking and business? 19 years old.

4. You are into Agriculture business also. How do you cope with that and being a motivational speaker? The beautiful thing about running a business is that you have a team. I am sort of the visionary while there are people on my team that knows how to execute. I know my strengths and limitation so I find people to join our team that are stronger than me in my areas of weakness.

5. Is being a speaker a burden or a blessing or a bit of both? It’s definitely a blessing. Being able to use my voice and words to inspire others unto greatness is not something I take lightly. God has given everyone a gift to be a blessing to others and I believe that mine is motivation.

6. What challenged have you had to as a speaker? By biggest challenge would be having so much to say but not having enough time to say them and also having platforms to constantly speak. Due to the nature of my work and other businesses I rarely promote myself as a speaker. Which means unless I get a call about a speaking engagement to speak at a conference or an event I won’t be speaking. I do thank God because I do get those calls and my goal is to get to the point where I devote more time to speaking and promoting myself.

7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part about Motivational speaking? Not being able to change people. Everyone gets motivated differently. You can have two people come to an event to hear you speak and one person’s life gets transformed as a result of what you said and the other person goes back to his old ways as if he never heard a single word you said. A scenario that hits home for me is a young man that we both got baptized together many years ago. Today he is back to smoking, drinking, clubbing and living a promiscuous life, while on the other hand by God’s Grace I chose a different path. This is a fact of life, no one has the power to change anyone, regardless of how much you try.

8. What’s the weirdest thing an audience if yours has ever told you? I don’t realty recall. However, I do remember speaking in juvenile prison one time when one of the young men who had to be around 12 years old told me his story of how he ended up in prison. He then later asked “can you help me.” That was a moment I can never forget because I knew it was beyond my power at that point to help him which almost brought tears to my eyes.

9. Your stage confident is so bold, do you get stage/ pulpit fright? Absolutely! Every time I am getting ready to get on stage I am always nerves (even though most people don’t believe me). However, the secret to my success is submitting my will to God and asking Him to speak through me anytime I am speaking. I have a saying I always say before mounting the stage and that is “Holy Spirit, Let’s Go.” With this, i now that the Spirit Of God is always with me on stage so I can’t fail. Suddenly the nerve is gone and boldness arises.

10. Which other speakers are you looking to work with or have something coming out with? Honestly, I don’t really have one. I’ve been fortunate to speak with many great man by God’s Grace but it has never been my goal to be on stage with anyone specifically. God has always opened doors for me , so where ever the opportunity arises that is where I am.

11. If you had a chance to work with one speaker in the world, who would it be? Martin Luther King Jr.Though he is no longer here but his legacy lives on. He knew how to inspire people and move people to action with words. I am a man of words, so I always respect those that can impact change with words.

12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on? All things are possible. Your words become your reality. Be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts.

13. You are married with kids, how’s it like shuffling working and family all together? I try as much to balance everything. Whenever I get home from work I devote time to do my fatherly duties. This means cleaning the house, taking care of the children, reading bed time stories to them, and occasionally my wife and I go out to the moves to get some alone time. My goal now is to work hard now so I won’t have to work hard later so I can have more time with my family. Ultimately, everything that I am doing is to ensure that my family is well taken care of, and to also make an impact around the world.


14. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non inspired people around the world. Please explain??? Discover your purpose and make it your life’s mission to accomplish it. No one was born by accident. We all have a purpose and until you discover your reason for being here on earth you will not be fulfilled in life. For me, anytime I am on stage, I know that my purpose is being fulfilled because I believe I am doing what I was born to do, inspire people unto greatness.

15. What’s next for Dipo Adesina? The biggest thing on my agenda now is AgroAngels. We have some big projects coming up that really requires my 100% commitment. Though I am based in the United States, my heart is in Nigeria. I want to make a difference and be part of the selected few that builds the nation to ensure a better future for the next generation.

We appreciate spearing us your time with us sir. We pray God continue to use you as a tool for his purpose and also plenty of blessings in your works and family.