Praise and Prayer

Praise: Umbilical Stem Cell Research Breakthrough Produces Insulin for Diabetics-A scientist in Ireland has made a major breakthrough in the field of umbilical stem cell research by producing insulin needed by diabetic patients from the stem cells from the umbilical cords of living babies. The result provides real hope for diabetics because the insulin from embryonic stem cells doesn't work as effectively and involves the destruction of human life. Colin McGuckin, professor of regenerative medicine at the University of Newcastle, told the London Times that insulin produced from cord stem cells will be more effective. "Although people have been able to do it from embryonic stem cells, they are not transplantable because they don't have a tissue match for the patient."

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Pray: Newborn Baby Bulldozed After Muslim Evicts Christian Family-A poor Pakistani Christian and his family resided in a home that had been in their family for more than 40 years when a prominent Muslim businessman named Nazar Mohammad laid claim to the property. The Christian, Mansha Masih, was absent from his home in the village of Gadi Wind in the Kasur District of Pakistan when Nazar and several others accompanied by police entered the home, beat his wife, and threw their belongings out of the house. Mansha's newborn son was still inside on a bed when the men bulldozed the building, throwing the child out of the house. The child died of chest injuries, and police fled the scene. Mansha was threatened when he attempted to file a complaint. When Mansha took the baby to the hospital, Nazar was already there speaking with the doctor, claiming that the child had died of starvation.

Voice of the Martyrs via MissionNet

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Pray: Over Half of World's Child Laborers Are India's Untouchables-United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that out of 246 million child laborers worldwide, 127.3 million are in the Asia Pacific region. The International Labor Organization reports lower numbers but still list around 122 million Asian children laborers. "The Hindu religion tells them they are worth less than animals, and they are treated as such," said K. P. Yohannan, president of Gospel for Asia.

Gospel for Asia via MissionNet

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Pray: Study Reveals Growing Epidemic of Loneliness Across U.S.-A National Science Foundation study being focused on by Concerned Women for America (CWA) reveals an "epidemic of loneliness" in the U.S. The study reveals the number of "socially isolated" Americans has doubled since 1985. More than a quarter of U.S. citizens report having no one to talk with about their personal troubles. Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, senior fellow with CWA's Beverly LaHaye Institute says, "Our nation is reaping unprecedented prosperity accompanied, ironically, by a lack of connectedness. We have enough wealth to ensure compassion and to pursue justice, but our lack of connectedness is withering both." She asked, "At what point does the tide of "unrelatedness"-fed by waves of unrestrained, excitement-addicted, narcissistic individualism-rise so high that it floods the societal levee upheld by the remnant that is grounded in the bonds of love and connectedness?"

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