I have two different faith-related stories to tell you about today.
First, it’s always encouraging to hear about Christians who are making a difference in the world. One couple in New York has found a creative way to help the people in Gabon, Africa.
Dianne and Dave Conquest heard about a fire that destroyed $100,000 dollars’ worth of medicine at a Christian and Missionary hospital in Gabon.
They turned to EBay and found a 1975 Mack fire truck for sale. They bought the truck for $3000 and then raised the funds to have it repaired. Friends and fellow church members gave over $20,000 to the project.
Now the hospital in Gabon has a new fire truck and will be able to provide fire protection to local citizens and businesses.
And check this out…honesty really IS the best policy. Researchers found that people who are honest tend to be healthier.
A new study shows a significant link between telling the truth and improved health.
Professor Linda Stroh says, "When you don't lie, you have less stress. Being very conflicted adds an inordinate amount of stress to your life."
The new research ties right in with Psalm 34:
"If you love live and desire to see many good days...keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies."
I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.