Hot Off The Christian News Wire: April 2017

By Kelly Wise Valdes

New Documentary On Christian Filmmaking

Film production company Christian Walk Alive, is set to produce a documentary on Christian films. The title of the project, Breaking Good: The Counter Culture of Christian Film, is a play off of the title of the popular TV show, Breaking Bad. The film is set to explore not only the impact and history Christianity has had on films but will examine the status and future of Christian filmmaking. The fundraising campaign for the film can be found at www.breakinggoodfilm.net.

Christian Walk Alive is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to spreading the message of the gospel.

For more information, visit it’s Facebook page facebook.com/ChristianWalkAlive or at www. Christianwalkalive.org.

Family Christian Stores Closing After 85 Years

Family Christian Stores, which filed for bankruptcy protection two years ago, has announced it is closing after 85 years. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company employed more than 3,000 people in 240 retail sites across 36 states. It was considered the world’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise. The company was no longer able to compete in the market successfully. Reports state that the closings are due to declining sales, the 2008-09 recession and the digital revolution that changed the dynamics of how people buy books, movies and music.

The company was also known for providing humanitarian aid. In a statement, the company said it had served more than 14 million widows, orphans and other oppressed people across the world. Family Christian Stores was founded in the 1930s. In 2012, it was purchased by three businessmen and donated to the nonprofit Family Christian Ministries.

Its closest competitor was LifeWay Christian Stores, with more than 170 stores.

Just Pray No Celebrates 27th Year

The 27th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting takes place on Saturday, April 22-Sunday, April 23, 2017. Since it began in 1991, “Just Pray NO!” has sought to unite Christians from around the world in prayer on behalf of those addicted and their families. Not only is substance abuse America’s number one health problem, the devastation of alcoholism and other drug addiction has impacted families and communities worldwide.

Join prayer warriors around the world that are committed to pray for those addicted and their families. For more information, visit www.justprayno.org.