Challenge Good News Paper - 91, 2017
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          Against all odds
When people think of actor and martial arts legend Chuck Norris they think, "tough", "invincible", and "the epitome of manhood". Such descriptions are included among the various memes circulating the Internet:
Against all odds
          No one is guaranteed tomorrow
You likely won't die from a North Korean missile or an unsafe airplane today. But tomorrow is promised to no one.
No one is guaranteed tomorrow
     Boer killer finds life giver
Samuel Moeti was convicted for murder and entered prison a broken and bitter man, but now, things have changed drastically.
Boer killer finds life giver
     King Manny and the art of finishing strong
Are you in prison? Have you done a lot of stuff you're not proud of? Hurt a lot of people? Broke a lot of laws? Do you think you have done too many bad things for God to forgive you or make your life right?
King Manny and the art of finishing strong
          Fighter finds real love
When half his family was tragically ripped away from him Wallace, shares how he found his way back to hope and joy.
Fighter finds real love
          Avoiding festive kitsch
English lecturer, the Reverend Dr. Giles Fraser, vicar of Putney, London, and lecturer in philosophy at Wadham College, Oxford, said recently that we should avoid having a kitsch Christmas. Fraser quoted Czech novelist Milan Kundera, who said, "kitsch is the vision of a world where nothing unwholesome or indecent is allowed to come into view".
Avoiding festive kitsch
          God said no!
I asked God to take away my habit. God said, "No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up."
     Gangster no more
Unlike so many young men in South Africa, Funani Mooketsi grew up in a happy and financially stable home with both his parents. However,it was not enough to prevent him from making poor choices and running with gangs.
Gangster no more
     Desires are different
"Leave the house or I will blow your brains out", Stacey Folds roared at his drunken stepfather as he held up a rifle to rescue his beaten mother.
Desires are different
               Oldies but goodies
It amazes me that some things that have long-ago been surpassed in a technological sense are still around and flourishing today. I'm sure that, at one time, these "simpler" inventions would have been predicted to go the way of the dinosaur because of modern advancements.
Oldies but goodies
          Forgiving his accuser
Forgiven by God, David found strength to forgive those who put him in jail
Forgiving his accuser
          More than just a habit
Christina Lisso was baptised at two weeks old and served God as a nun for 24 years, so she thought she was in a right relationship with God and knew what being spiritual meant.
More than just a habit
          Jesus said: ‘I am the Truth’
No-one denies that truth is important and no one wants to be deceived. We all know the consequences of untruths, whether it's adulterous partners, dodgy salesmen, email scams or paedophiles posing as teenage friends on social media.
     Toy gun leads to real dad
Tello Mofedi, known as Drips to his friends, is serving 18 years for armed robbery with a toy gun, but he believes his problems started as a young boy because he had no father.
Toy gun leads to real dad
     Discovering true freedom
Baba Andrew is in prison serving twenty years for armed robbery ... But this doesn't mean that he has lost all hope.
Discovering true freedom
     Bank robber nabbed by God
When Shon Hopwood's high-school basketball career faded and his college and military prospects fell through, his lack of purpose left him susceptible to addiction and depression.
Bank robber nabbed by God
     Waves of Hope
Gladman's name was certainly not very appropriate for much of his early life. Growing up poor, with alcoholic parents was hard but now Gladman is indeed a "glad man" filled with "joy in [his] heart".
Waves of Hope
               Lying preacher confesses the truth
Adjalala Pericles was a pastor's son and grew up learning about God and reading the Bible. He became a preacher himself as a young man and never doubted he was saved and going to heaven until a fellow pastor confronted his love of money and possessions.
Lying preacher confesses the truth
          Bedrieër-prediker bely die waarheid (Afrikaans)
Adjalala Pericles was 'n predikant-seun en het grootgeword met lering omtrent God en die lees van die Bybel. Hy het as jongman self 'n prediker geword en het nooit getwyfel of hy gered is en hemel-toe gaan totdat 'n mede-leraar hom gekonfronteer het oor sy liefde vir geld en besittings.
          Umfundisi wamanga uyalivuma iqiniso (Zulu)
Adjalala Pericles wayeyi ndodana yomfundisi wakhula efundiswa ngoNkulunkulu futhi efunda iBhayibheli. Naye waba ngumfundisi esemncane futhi wayenga ngabazi ukuthi usindisiwe uya ezulwini; kwaze kwaba isikhathi lapho omunye umfundisi aye mazi akhuluma naye mayelana nokuthanda imali nezinto eziphathekayo.
     Muparidzi wenhema anopupura chokwadi (Shona)
Mufundisi Adyalala Pericles Vakakurira Mukereke ,vari mwana mukomana vemfundisi ,vaiverengawo bhaibheri uye nokudzidza nezvamwari. Vakavawo muparidzi uye vaivimba kwazvo kuti vanoenda kudenga ; Kusvika rimwe zuva apo mumwe mfundisi akavabvunzisisa pamusori pemadiro avaita mari nepfuma.
     Finding a life of value
Faith in God was just the family religion and tradition until Jonathan Gondwe discovered what he had been missing all along.
Finding a life of value
          From New Age to new life
Former New Age enthusiast renounced his beliefs after an unexpected personal encounter
From New Age to new life
          Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 4)
Having a dog is very good for one's ego.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 4)
          Christianity is unique
Christianity is the only faith in the world that offers the forgiveness of sins here and now at the cost, not of the worshipper, but of its founder.
     Bible prophecies fulfilled at the birth of Jesus
 
     From the Gospel of John
John 3:7-21
From the Gospel of John
               Growling lion tamed
Peter Pollock spent the first 55 years of his life involved in South African cricket, whose debt to him is threefold.
Growling lion tamed

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