Why does death still surprise us?

One British newscaster declared the queen’s death “a time we had all hoped would never happen.” Others on social media expressed similar disbelief. A lady interviewed on TV said, “I am shocked. I don’t know what to say.” Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson told...
A prayer for a new school year

A prayer for a new school year

Many of our students are starting school during these few weeks. We pray for them and our teachers. We invite you to use this prayer in your individual and family prayer times this week.⁠ :: God of all knowledge and wisdom,⁠ Proverbs tells us that “the fear of the...
How New Creation is helping fight human trafficking

How New Creation is helping fight human trafficking

First Pres supports local mission agencies throughout the year. This month, our mission focus is New Creation, which is fighting human trafficking by offering survivor-made goods and fair trade accessories in their shops and providing prevention education. We asked...