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Museum of the Bible offers Olympics devotional plan

A new devotional plan connects Bible reading to the Winter Olympics and gives readers insight into how the Bible has affected current and former Olympians. Produced by the Museum of the Bible, "Winter Olympics and the Bible" is a 10-day plan available for free on the YouVersion Bible app and at

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Nigeria's Adeagbo sees God in unlikely Olympic trek

They may not have much snow and ice in Nigeria, but that hasn't stopped Simidele Adeagbo from making Olympic history -- and she says the Lord is the one who directed her path.

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Five-time Olympian Clark embraces mentor role

Kelly Clark remembers every detail about the day that changed her life when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman. She had recorded the snowboarding competition during the Olympics in Nagano, Japan. It was the first year for snowboarding to be an Olympic event. After school, she took the VHS tape and watched.

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Skater Maame Biney: First U.S. black woman in her sport

It's hard to watch Maame Biney compete and not smile. After all she's smiling, so it's easy just to join in. Biney, the 18-year-old U.S. short-track speed skater, is making her Olympic debut this year in South Korea, and she couldn't be more thrilled. She's the first black woman from the United States ever to compete in an Olympic speed skating event.

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FEMA funds for disaster-stricken churches now law

Churches and other houses of worship now have the assurance of federal law that they may receive disaster relief funds. Congress approved Feb. 9 as part of the latest budget bill a measure making houses of worship eligible for public assistance money for the restoration of damaged buildings and other purposes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the aftermath of such disasters as hurricanes and tornadoes. President Trump signed the legislation into law the same day.

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ANALYSIS: South Korea's missionary movement

The message of the Gospel first reached the Korean people in 1885 through the work of foreign missionaries. Less than 100 years later, 24 missionaries were officially sent out by the Korean churches in 1974. Their number grew exponentially, and 40 years after Korea sent out its first missionaries, 27,436 Korean missionaries from various denominations were serving in 170 countries.

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Opening Ceremony 'never gets old' for Olympic athletes

The Opening Ceremony -- televised tonight (Feb. 9) in the United States -- celebrated Korean culture and officially kicked off the first Winter Olympics ever held in South Korea. The event marks the first of the next three Olympics to be hosted in East Asian countries, with Tokyo the site for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Evangelical leaders urge quick action on DACA

Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders and pastors joined United States senators Wednesday (Feb. 7) in urging Congress and President Trump to enact swiftly a remedy for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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