PODCAST: American Bible Society Has Gives 6,000 Bibles to Kanye West Fans (WHR 11.13.19)

According to CBN News, The American Bible Society has given away 6,000 Bibles around the world to Kanye West fans in less than two weeks – for free. After the rapper released his new album “Jesus is King,” the society saw a large spike in Google searches like “What does Kanye believe?” The album hit number one across the major music genres, with each song landing in Billboard’s Hot 100. Kanye has rocked the entertainment world by openly sharing his radical faith transformation and helping to lead thousands to Christ in the process. The American Bible Society promised to send a free Bible to any curious Kanye fan that wanted to learn more about his decision to follow Christ. At first, the offer was for 1,000 free Bibles until October 30, but the demand was so strong the society has extended the offer until November 22.

According to Christian Post, A Nigerian pastor who was abducted by the Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group seven months ago was finally freed on Sunday and said his captors demanded that he convert to Islam. Pastor Moses Oyeleke of Living Faith Church (also known as Winners Chapel) was released along with Ndagilaya Ibrahim Umar, a teacher at a government science secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state. According to Sahara Reporters, the captives’ release was facilitated by the Department of State Service and the Initiative for Peacebuilding Movement and the Kalthum Foundation for Peace. Oyeleke was abducted on April 10 along with National Youth Service Corps member Abraham Amuta while on their way from Maiduguri to Chibok. Oyeleke said he is “very happy” and his heart is filled with joy to be able to see his family, friends, and associates again. Oyeleke assured that he “stayed peaceful” with his abductors throughout the seven-month ordeal even though his captors demanded that he become Muslim.

According to Dallas Morning News, The father of Atatiana Jefferson, who was fatally shot in her home last month by a Fort Worth police officer, has died, according to multiple reports. Marquis Jefferson, 58, suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, family spokesman Bruce Carter said. “Less than a month ago, he was working at El Centro, mentoring kids twice a week,” Carter told KXAS-TV (Channel 5). “He just couldn’t get back from what happened with his daughter.” Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed Oct. 12 in her home while she was playing video games with her nephew. Aaron Dean, who has since resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department, faces a murder charge in her death.

According to KWCH, The Wichita Police Department Thursday evening arrested 18-year-old Malick Garrett, of Wichita, for second-degree murder in Wednesday night’s shooting at McAdams Park that killed 15-year-old Marion Wheaton. Police say their investigation revealed Wheaton and a 16-year-old friend walked to the area of the 1400 block of North Ohio “to meet a group of teenagers to allegedly fight over an ongoing dispute.” As Wheaton and his friends walked in the area, a vehicle approached them. A 15-year-old male and Garrett got out of the vehicle and Garrett fired multiple shots, striking Wheaton, police say. Police say this was not a random incident and during the investigation, officers recovered multiple handguns. “The investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office,” police say.

According to Daily Mail, Amazon’s Alexa device could have eyes and the ability to walk around in the near future as its creators try to enhance the product’s understanding of the world. Despite the privacy concerns that have plagued Amazon over whether its device can record conversations, the company is planning for its digital assistants to become a proactive companion. Amazon’s head scientist, Rohit Prasad, hinted that Alexa could soon gain sensory capabilities by fitting the devices with cameras. Fitting the devices with cameras and essentially giving it eyes would expand how much the technology could aid humans, Prasad told the UK’s Telegraph. ‘If you think about our own intelligence, without eyes we can only do a limited set of things,’ he said. ‘But I wouldn’t speculate on whether Alexa needs arms and legs and eyes.’

You can read these stories and more at Whytehousereport.com

In closing, remember, God loves you. He always has and He always will. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, today is a good day to get to know Him. Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Thanks so much for listening and may God bless your day!