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Josh Simon: Following in His Father’s Footsteps

February 5, 2018


Less than a year following his father's passing, Josh Simon is carrying on the good work.

Can’t Stop Sharing the Gospel: The Testimony of Tony Simon

June 1, 2017


By David Ettinger Note: I had the privilege of working with Antony Simon as a staff member of Zion’s Hope, a Christian ministry with a heart for the Jewish people. I also had the privilege of ghostwriting Tony’s newsletters and spent many pleasurable Skype hours with him. Tony was the boldest and most passionate missionary […]

From Satan’s Grip to God’s Glory

July 12, 2016


She was lost in drug addiction and prostitution until the Lord saved her.

Son’s Suicide Drives Mom Into God’s Arms

July 2, 2016


In her unimaginable loss, Gaye Galasso found the greatest gift of all.

Slain Woman Denies Satan the Victory

November 19, 2015


By taking Amanda Blackburn from us, Satan thought he had pulled off a coup. How wrong he was!

Piercing the Darkness of Scotland

April 28, 2013


By David Ettinger His days as a drug-addicted teenager from Longwood, Florida, have led him to the heroine-saturated streets of Fraserburgh, Scotland. But there is one major difference: whereas Devin Brown once was steeped in his dark and desolate life of drugs, he is now bringing the hope of Jesus Christ to those who are […]

A Son’s Death, A Father’s Journey

April 27, 2013


By David Ettinger Through his son Richie, Bob Myers has taken many journeys. • There was the journey of living and coping with his son’s homosexuality. • There was the journey of realizing his shortcomings as a father. • There was the journey of watching his son battle the punishing ravages of AIDS. • There […]

Cocaine, Alcohol and Abortion

April 25, 2013


By David Ettinger Caption: Christina with her son Hunter in 2002. First Orlando’s Christina LeBarron is well suited to head up Lydia House, a home for women making the transition from jail to becoming productive members of society.  “I’m so passionate about this ministry because I know where these women are coming from,” Christina said. […]

Lydia House Provides Transition From Jail

April 24, 2013


By David Ettinger It is a cold fact of post-jail life: Once inmates are released, too often they are left on their own. Sometimes they are released in the middle of the night with no one to greet them and nowhere to go. It is no wonder many former inmates find themselves incarcerated again a […]

Brain Cancer Spawns Gratitude

April 22, 2013


By David Ettinger In a sense, First Orlando member Craig Wojcik is living under a death sentence. Just 36 years old, Craig has already been told that his brain cancer will kill him. In fact, doctors have told him and his wife Jenny that Craig should no longer be with us. “We have planned his […]