Challenge Good News Paper - 87, 2017
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               Cannibal warlord turns preacher
Joshua Blahyi was deemed the “most evil man in the world” by the UK’s Daily Mail but today he shares his incredible redemption story
Cannibal warlord turns preacher
          Choosing freedom
The Australian Young Citizen of the Year freed herself from years of ICE addiction when she chose to get help
Choosing freedom
     Bad tattoos and other mistakes
A Chinese firm has developed a new type of tattoo ink that fades away after a year, or can be taken off sooner with a removal solution, according to a recent article on news.com.au.
Bad tattoos and other mistakes
          Fighting the fear
Corporal Andrew Summers of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) lost several friends and colleagues while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006 and 2008 and suffered for eight years from chronic anxiety, nightmares and crippling hatred for those he had fought against
Fighting the fear
          What The Hulk taught me about waking up
We've seen a box office landslide of superhero movies recently. These classic stories have it all – and despite the fantasy there is always something in these tales to speak to our reality.
What The Hulk taught me about waking up
          What makes people happy?
US academic, Tim Krasser, from Knox College, Illinois, has done a study on what makes us happy. Surprisingly, rather than making us happy, he found that material prosperity has the opposite effect.
What makes people happy?
     Policy change for activist
Former gay activist, Charlene Cothran, boldly renounced her homosexual lifestyle in her own African-American gay and lesbian magazine, Venus
Policy change for activist
     Finding a father
Stumizer Lebitse never knew his biological father, lost his mother to cancer in 2008 and then got unfairly arrested for rape two years later, at the age of 17.
Finding a father
          Asthmatic finds life of joy
My trials brought me to God, says former chronic sufferer
Asthmatic finds life of joy
     Philosophy changes felon
Leaving unsound beliefs altered heartless criminal into loving father-of-four and Ph.D. philosopher
Philosophy changes felon
     Good works won’t save you
Former manager left his high paying job to save his people in South Africa
Good works won’t save  you
     Free behind bars
With his father’s death, Tefo Mathenga’s life took a turn for the worst.
Free behind bars
     Road
Wandering down the road of life, wondering where I went so wrong. I can't help but reflect on the past, question if You were there all along.
Road
               Love defeats anger
Unable to cope with the sudden death of her husband from heart failure, Lena Heldzinger's mother had very little love or affection for her eldest daughter, and beat her frequently.
Love defeats anger
          Liefde oorwin woede (Afrikaans)
Lena Heldzinger se ma het baie gesukkel om haar pa se skielike dood aan hartversaking te verwerk. Dit het daartoe gelei dat sy baie min liefde en omgee vir haar oudste dogter oorgehad het en haar gereeld 'n pak slae gegee het.
          Uthando lunqoba intukuthelo (Zulu)
Engakhoni ukubhekana nesimo sokulahlekelwa umyeni wakhe ngenxa yesifo senhliziyo, umama ka Lena Heldzsinger wage ngakhombisi uthando kwindodakazi yakhe endala, emshaya ngaso sonke isikhathi.
     Rudo runokunda hasha (Shona)
Nokuda kwekushungurudzika nokushaikirwa nomurume uyo aisimbirwa nemoyo, mai vaLena Heldzinger vakava munhu asina rudo zvokuti vakanga vopedzera shungu pamwanasikana wavo.
          Faith like a child
What does God say about children?
Faith like a child
     The greatest compassion of all
"Njala, Njala" (Hunger, Hunger), she pleaded to me through the car window.
The greatest compassion of all
     Minister back on track
Teboho Tsotetsi was once an ordained minister but hanging out with bad company left him wishing he had not drifted away from his close relationship with Jesus.
Minister back on track
          Taking God out of the Sunday box
The death of a child devastates parents but the story of farmer Chris Green is that out of such loss can come incredible gain.
Taking God out of the Sunday box
          Question changed my life
To Franz Shibambo, God was no more than a distant figure in heaven. He believed it was God who, along with the ancestors, gave his traditional healer father the power to make people well, but, he says, he "did not know God as a Saviour".
Question changed my life
     Jesus said: ‘I am the way’
Have you ever heard someone say, 'I lost my way in life'? It is usually when they have made a mistake or done something they regret, which has had serious consequences.
Jesus said: ‘I am the  way’
     He has heard your cry
I am here to let you know That God has heard your cry Your tears, your pain, your broken heart Has reached beyond the sky
He has heard your cry
     From the Gospel of John
John 1:1-18
From the Gospel of John
          Rebirth of a golfing pro
Golfing icon Bernhard Langer’s love of the sport developed from age eight when he worked as a caddy to earn some money
Rebirth of a golfing pro
     Pro Wrestler 'My faith is no act'
Professional wrestler Shawn Michaels has always been an entertainer.
Pro Wrestler 'My faith is no act'

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