Good News - April 2022

What has surprised me the most is the depth to which man can go in his depravity when he doesn't know Jesus. Of course, I've known of the sinfulness of man for a long time, but what I'm seeing now has, to me, taken the evilness of sin to a new level. Genesis 6:5 says, "The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time." Man is evil but God is still good. Let's look up because our redemption is drawing near. Fidel Gomez, Pastor, Calvary Chapel Hollywood What surprises memost is how inhumane the RussianArmy has been regarding civilian targets and how ruthless Vladimir Putin is. Gregg Wallick, President, Best Roofing, Inc. As this sleeping giant called communism seemingly wakes, my heart is saddened for only the innocent people suffering through it once again!! There is a deeper, darker story behind this. The problem is that as the truth emerges, many will still not believe it. We need to pray without ceasing and know that our God is still in control!!! His love never fails. Helen Wayner P.A., Century 21 Hansen Realty The technological age has allowed for real time emotional impact to people around the world. The absorption of trauma individually and collectively is humbling and hurting. The empathy that is being developed by the global population is hopeful. People are displaying compassion and care for those impacted by war. War is a tragic, broken and horrific event. May God display continued care for the people of Ukraine. May God turn Russian aggression away and have mercy on the people of Russia. James Welch, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale The most surprising thing is that the American people still accept as unquestionable fact whatever the mainstream/legacy media report, and that we still succumb to the emotional grooming and mass formation psychosis of these centers. As Denzel Washington said, "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed." Justus Martin, Staff Photographer, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale What has impacted me the most is the churches’ (universally) need to continue the prayer vigil for the people of Ukraine. We also need to pray for the people of Russia as well. Larry Lacy, Pastor, The Answer Church My Biggest surprise was watching God work through President Zelenskyy of Ukraine. He has exhibited Servant Leadership in such a profound way. He is leading like Jesus led, sacrificing his safety and potentially his life for the People he was elected to serve. I believe we can all learn from his courageous acts of self-sacrifice! Mark Alfieri, Founder, CEO, BrandStar I am sensing a greater urgency for evangelism. We are on a timeline with God and perhaps the climax of the ages is closer than most of us realize. Dr. Mary Drabick, President, South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary The irony of the current situation inUkraine is that virtually thewhole civilizedworld knows the Russian invasion and slaughter of innocents is so wrong, yet none of those same countries is willing to stand up and do something to stop it. We watch nightly as cities, schools and hospitals are deliberately targeted andwe do nothing. Wemay have faith that things will change for the better but faith without works is dead. Mike McDermott, PA, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, The Keyes Company Tough question. Honestly, what’s surprised me the most about the Ukraine situation is how little the various governments around the world have done militarily. I know that it is a complicated situation with huge and complex economic factors to consider. However, if I saw a weaker person being pummeled by a more powerful aggressor, I hope I would have the courage to intervene. Shelter, food and water, do very little to remedy loss of life. “Only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” Dr. Mike Rozeblum, Genesis Physical Medicine and Chiropractic The biggest surprise is to observe the evil that people can inflict on one another and the extent it can be carried out. It’s hard to watch the news of the hospitals, schools and residential areas destroyed by this war and the innocent killing of women and children. Jesus did warn of war raging and that nation will rise against nation. Praying for all those affected by this war. Milan Stefanovic, Chief Operations & Personal Lines Officer, Bass Underwriters - Plantation FL How brave and resilient the Ukrainian people are. We cannot take our freedom for granted. Freedom on so many levels. Also the balance of power and when you look at the disregard for human life as demonstrated by Russian Leadership, it drives home how unevolved we still are on this universe. Nancy Robin, President/CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Broward County The thing that has surprised and impacted me the most since the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the willingness and determination of the Ukrainian people to defend their democracy and maintain their freedom to their detriment. Their fight to maintain their democracy and freedom has implications for democracy’s survival around the world. This commitment and willingness on the part of the Ukrainians to fight and die for their democracy and freedom has caught Vladimir Putin by surprise also. O’Neal Dozier, Pastor, The Worldwide Christian Center As I look on at the devastation by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I can’t help but think of the children. It is inspiring to see somany Christian organizations standing Wants to Know… Dennis DeMarois Dolores King-St. George Don Campion Eddie Vega Fidel Gomez Gregg Wallick Helen Wayner James Welch Justus Martin Larry Lacy Mark Alfieri Dr. Mary Drabick