Challenge Good News Paper - August 2019
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Well versed in winning
New batsman in the Australian cricket team Marnus Labuschagne proved himself a useful all rounder by taking seven wickets at an average of 22.4 in the Test series against Pakistan played in October in the UAE.
Well versed in winning
Saved by a Tweet
Gavin Finch of Kansas City, Missouri, was perfectly healthy until, at age 20, he found out he was dying.
Saved by a Tweet
Wasp sting to antibiotic
Scientists have discovered that some of the components of the wasp sting are very potent bacteria-killers. This could be very important for treating antibiotic-resistant germs.
Wasp sting to antibiotic
Gangsters’ differences washed away in love
Texas prison being reformed from the inside out
Gangsters’ differences washed away in love
Trust your bubbles
Vern Trent tells about a scuba diver who said that when you are in deep water, you are encircled by light, so there is no way you can tell which way is up because the water diffuses the light. You are also totally weightless, so you have no sense of gravity. The only way you can tell which way is out is to go the direction the bubbles are going.
Trust your bubbles
Troubled youth becomes example
Alfred Nxumalo's face shines with joy now but as a young teen he was "very aggressive and enjoyed fighting. I liked vulgar language and insulting [others]. Arrogance plagued me."
Troubled youth becomes example
John 16:1-15 - The Gospel of John
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John 16:1-15 - The Gospel of John
Leading by following
South Africa cricket captain Faf (Francois) du Plessis became full-time Twenty20 series skipper in February 2013, took over the Test captaincy in December 2016 and captaincy of all formats in August 2017.
Leading by following
‘Roughest kid’ comes right
CJ Blair grew up in inner city Washington DC. His mother worked on the streets and the only father he ever knew was her pimp.
‘Roughest kid’ comes right
Geologist’s confidence in Genesis is rock solid
Scientist and musician tells how a simple graphic and some hard research changed his thinking on origins forever.
Geologist’s confidence in Genesis is rock solid
How do we picture heaven?
In a recent episode of the Netflix series The Good Place the characters finally made it to the REAL Good Place
How do we picture heaven?

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I thought no one could love me
Middle class teen sinks deeply into drugs and self-destruction before finding peace
I thought no one could love me
Debt paid in full
There are more than four thousand colleges and universities in the United States. I'm guessing that none of them heard a commencement address quite like the one delivered at Morehouse College recently.
Debt paid in full
John 15:17-27 - The Gospel of John
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John 15:17-27 - The Gospel of John
Unconditional acceptance
Despite being cut from his club in his native Brazil, German soccer star Cacau found that his unconventional path to the top helped him see God’s love
Unconditional acceptance
X Factor singer changes his tune
Matthew Grech, a former X Factor contestant who sang under the name Jay Omaro, endured a lot of criticism when he stated publicly in 2018 that he was no longer following a same-sex attracted identity
X Factor singer changes his tune
Bad choice damages actress for decades
Shari Rigby lives the glamour life of a Los Angeles-based author, speaker, and movie director. She is a former model, who represented brands like Mercedes Benz, and American West Airlines, and is an accomplished actress.
Bad choice damages actress for decades
Now on a whole, new Level
Rene Martinez spent the majority of his life in and out of jail, breaking into homes, stealing guns, dealing drugs, and getting into fights.
Now on a whole, new Level
Quiet zone for the soul
The Green Bank Observatory, in West Virginia (pictured), is a cluster of radio telescopes in a mountain valley. According to The New York Times's Pagan Kennedy, these giant devices are "like superhuman ears—they can tune into frequencies from the lowest to the highest ends of the spectrum."
Quiet zone for the soul
Free from abuse and hauntings
Sandy Boyd remembers when she played in a field of flowers as a child. There she felt safe and loved and free to dance and sing. Sadly, that safe field only existed in her mind.
Free from abuse and hauntings
John 15:1-16 - The Gospel of John
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John 15:1-16 - The Gospel of John
Faith and sport intertwined
Kiwi Olympian Lucy Van Dalen feels like she’s in a partnership
Faith and sport intertwined
Friendly firemen foot the bill
Firemen Doug Hope and Brian Langston feared the worst when they responded to a Life Alert activated by an elderly woman.
Friendly firemen foot the bill
No-hoper finds his destiny
“I felt as if a ton of bricks had lifted off my shoulders”
No-hoper finds his destiny
The atheist who dared Dawkins
Post-grad student Peter Byrom was bowled over by Richard Dawkins' famous book, The God Delusion.
The atheist who dared Dawkins
Taking a chance on it
Jumping off the top of a cliff or a bridge with a long piece of rubber around one ankle is not my idea of fun. Bungy jumpers, as they are called, seem to like it. You've seen them on TV undoubtedly, and they scare the daylights out of me.
Taking a chance on it
Snatched from Satanism
“Stay a while” – the schoolboy ignored his kind grandmother’s plea and cursed her before storming out of the bedroom.
Snatched from Satanism
John 14:15-31 - The Gospel of John
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John 14:15-31 - The Gospel of John
Faith-full fighter
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson may be only 23 but he has already proved himself to be not only a brilliant ball player but a dogged and resilient human being, who takes one look at adversity in life and works out how to rise above.
Faith-full fighter
Unjustly jailed for 39 years
Much about today's news leaves us feeling powerless. The death toll from the recent Brazilian dam collapse exceeded 99, with another 259 missing and feared dead. A gardener in Toronto has pled guilty to killing eight men, some of whom he buried in planters. Floods in Saudi Arabia have killed at least twelve people.
Unjustly jailed for 39 years
Making sense of suffering
Many people have experienced suffering to a greater or lesser degree – in fact if you haven't you probably just haven't lived long enough yet. Suffering is part of life but for some people it seems that they get more than their 'fair' share.
Making sense of suffering

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