Judge to weigh new rules as U.S. works to reunite migrant families

Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

By Tom Hals

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday will consider imposing tougher rules on the U.S. government to ensure it reunites as many as 2,000 immigrant children with their parents by July 26.

In a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego ordered the government in June to reunite families that had been separated after crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. The government failed to meet a Tuesday deadline for reuniting an initial group of children under 5.

About 46 of the 103 children remain separated because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, according to court documents.

The government has said its efforts to reunite families were slowed by the need to conduct DNA testing and criminal background checks on parents and determine if they would provide a safe environment for the child.

That has raised questions how the government will manage with the vastly larger number of children it still must reunite, a task the judge has called a “significant undertaking.”

Late Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit that led to Sabraw’s order, said it wanted the judge to impose timelines on the government for background checks and to share information sooner in the process.

The rights group said that a lack of information about where and when reunions would happen had led to potential dangers for families. In one case, the ACLU said, immigration officials reunited a mother with her 6-month-old daughter then dropped them alone at bus stop late at night.

Sabraw will consider imposing those requirements on the government at a hearing on Friday at 1 p.m. PDT (2000 GMT) in San Diego.

The government adopted its family separation policy as part of a broader effort to discourage illegal immigration earlier this year. The Trump administration buckled to intense political pressure and abandoned the policy in June.

(Reporting by Tom Hals; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

U.N. view on the European migrant crisis? There isn’t one

FILE PHOTO: Activists from the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms charity place a life jacket on the Christopher Columbus statue after the Open Arms rescue boat arrived at a port in Barcelona, Spain, carrying migrants rescued off Libya, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo

By Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) – The European Union is not in the throes of a migration crisis, despite a “toxic narrative” and political spin, U.N. migration experts said on Friday.

Disputes over immigration have divided the European Union, with splits between and within governments about who should take responsibility for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. The issue threatened to bring down German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was a major factor in Britain’s vote to leave the EU.

“We consider it a political crisis, not a migrant crisis. The numbers are not that significant,” said Leonard Doyle, spokesman for the U.N. International Organization for Migration.

FILE PHOTO: A crew member of charity ship MV Lifeline reacts during a vigil to commemorate migrants who have lost their lives whilst crossing the Mediterranean, in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, Malta July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A crew member of charity ship MV Lifeline reacts during a vigil to commemorate migrants who have lost their lives whilst crossing the Mediterranean, in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour, Malta July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

“We are concerned that the toxic narrative against migrants, to put it bluntly, be diminished, and people see migration for what it is. It’s a necessary part of the modern world, provided it’s managed. The issue is that people’s perception is that it’s out of control,” he said.

The numbers of people risking the journey across the sea peaked in 2015, but have fallen sharply in each subsequent year. In the first half of 2018, 46,449 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea, according to the IOM.

“This isn’t a crisis,” said Charley Yaxley, a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR. “But what continues to be the case is that a small handful of countries are bearing a disproportionate responsibility for receiving new arrivals.

“What’s needed is for European states to come together with countries in the Mediterranean region as well to establish a fair and equitable distribution of refugees and asylum seekers so that the responsibility is shared.”

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

IT’S TIME! Summertime! And it’s also time for our Super Summer Sale LIVE on Grace Street

Super Summer Sale Event LIVE

Join Pastor Jim, Lori, Mondo, Ricky, Tammy Sue as well as other special family and friends on Monday, July 9th beginning at 7 am Central for an incredible Super Sale Event!  With $5, $10 and $15 dollar bargains there is no telling what other fantastic deals will pop up!

Besides these special prices on select items, we will be introducing our NEW Organic Food Bucket!  We’ll be giving you all the scoop on this wonderful new food bucket, demonstrating others and having a great time on Grace Street during this event and we wanted you to enjoy the day with us!  

You can watch this special Summer Sale event LIVE on the Jim Bakker Show website, the PTL Television Network website and on PTL network through Roku and Apple TV!  

Don’t miss it!  Monday, July 9th, beginning at 7 am Central!  

Celebrate Summertime with our Super Summer SALE!!!

Let the Fireworks begin! Morningside’s Fourth of July celebration begins tonight with Bishop Ron Webb Live stream worship!

Meet and Greet at the Restoration Celebration, July 4th, 2016. Jim and Lori Bakker, Bishop Ron Webb

By Kami Klein

Morningside is excited to Celebrate our Nation’s birthday and the special events begin in full swing on Tuesday night, beginning at 7 pm Central as our special guest Bishop Ron Webb shares a special message celebrating God’s blessing for this nation during our evening worship!  

Tomorrow night, Wednesday July 4th at 7 pm Central, join us again for another live event when Cindy and Mike Jacobs share a special Independence Day worship service on Grace Street.  Join us by tuning in to our Jim Bakker Show website or the PTL Television Network website.

We would love for you to be at Morningside for our annual Fourth of July activities but if you can’t be here,  this is a wonderful way to join us in worship together and share the incredible ministry of both Bishop Ron Webb and Cindy and Mike Jacobs!  

Let us praise God for his anointing upon this country!  We will be praying with you for the leadership of the United States and for the Lord’s wisdom upon them for the many difficult decisions that lie ahead.

Please never forget how important you are to all of us here at Morningside and remember…

God loves you… He really does!  Have an incredible 4th of July!

 

Volcano on Indonesian island of Bali hurls out ash and lava

Mount Agung volcano erupts in Bali, Indonesia, July 2, 2018 photo obtained from social media.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted late on Monday, hurling lava and ash kilometers into the air and prompting panicked residents to flee their homes. Mount Agung in northeast Bali has been rumbling since late last year and on Friday there was a temporary closure of the island’s international airport, disrupting flights and stranding thousands of travelers.

Mount Agung volcano erupts during the night, as seen from Bugbug village in Karangasem regency in Bali, Indonesia, July 2, 2018. Picture taken July 2, 2018. Andre Ardiansyah/Handout via REUTERS

Mount Agung volcano erupts during the night, as seen from Bugbug village in Karangasem regency in Bali, Indonesia, July 2, 2018. Picture taken July 2, 2018. Andre Ardiansyah/Handout via REUTERS

Indonesia’s national disaster mitigation agency said residents heard a loud explosion and saw flaming volcanic rocks thrown at least 2 km (1.2 miles) out of the crater. The eruption lasted for about seven minutes and photographs posted by the agency showed glowing lava streaming from the crater, setting fire to vegetation. “Residents have started evacuating voluntarily,” said Sutopo Nugroho, a spokesman for the agency, adding the airport remained operational and there was no change in the volcano’s alert status.The last time Agung staged a major eruption was in 1963, when more than 1,000 people died and several villages on its slopes were razed.

The airport on Bali reopened on Friday after ash had forced a brief closure and the cancellation of more than 300 flights.

(Reporting by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Ed Davies and Andrew Roche)

Firefighter Prophet Mark Taylor’s Prophecy On Supreme Court One Step Closer To Reality

Mark Taylor, Co-Author of "The Trump Prophecies"

By Kami Klein

There is a saying, “When God calls; you answer.”  Mark Taylor, co-author of “The Trump Prophecies”, is very familiar with this concept.  Becoming a Prophet was not high on his ‘to do’ list but this third generation firefighter began an incredible journey when God gave him the prophecy that Donald Trump would become President of the United States.  In an article from Charisma Magazine, Mark explains ‘what happened’ in the November 2016 election when the electoral map began turning from blue to red and the world watched this prophecy come to pass.

“God intervened. He did so by raising an unlikely person, even someone most Christians would not have chosen. Yet there was a miraculous aspect to this election that can only be explained—for those of us who love Jesus and believe the Bible—as though it were somehow God’s will.”

On February 16. 2016, Mark received another prophecy regarding the Supreme Court.  In the document entitled “Do Not Fear America” God reveals his plans for the Highest Court in the United States.  Here is an excerpt of this prophecy.

The Spirit of God says, “Do not fear that my servant Justice Scalia has been taken, for some are crying out, why have I forsaken. For I will show myself strong to prove that the so called wise are wrong. For some will say that this is a miracle, for I am just getting started, this is not even close to the pinnacle, for what I am going to do with My America. For do not my people have eyes to see and ears to hear the two signs I gave, when they carried my servant’s body up the steps of the courthouse where to rest he was laid? Read the signs! Read the signs that were for all to see, and understand the words in this prophecy.”

The Spirit of God says, “5, that’s right, 5 Supreme Court Justices will be appointed by my new president, my anointed. I will choose 5 through my anointed to keep those alive.

I will stack the court with those that I choose, to send a clear message to the enemy, that you lose! This is the miracle that I will perform, so that MY COURT will be reformed.”

Today the announcement was made that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy plans to retire after three decades as an influential vote on the highest U.S. judicial court.  Kennedy who turns 82 in July is the second oldest justice on the nine member court. His retirement will take effect on July 31, 2018.

Justice Kennedy’s retirement gives President Donald Trump another opportunity to appoint a new Supreme Court Judge. This will be the second appointment since the President took office in January, 2017.  

This latest vacancy now found within the Supreme Court brings Mark Taylor’s prophecy one step closer.

 We highly recommend reading the prophecies of this gifted man of God. Jim and Lori Bakker have interviewed Mark Taylor several times on The Jim Bakker Show and you can find his prophecies including a video on his book ”The Trump Prophecies” on his website Sordrescue.com.   You can also find episodes of The Jim Bakker show featuring Mark Taylor ‘On Demand’ at our website. 

For the full story of  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement, please follow this link.  

PTL Christian Television and The Jim Bakker Show on Demand! Watch when you want, as many times as you wish!

The Jim Bakker Show ON DEMAND

Bu Kami Klein

The range of guests on The Jim Bakker Show is impressive. Amazing prophets, teachers, Christian entertainers and authors like Perry Stone, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, Paula White, Dr. Lance Wallnau, Kevin and Sam Sorbo and Rick Joyner are among the many incredible guests that have have been welcomed on the show by Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker. We hope you have been able to catch these remarkable programs as they aired but did you know you can watch them any time you wish?  

The Jim Bakker Show is part of  the PTL Television Network, available on Roku, Apple TV and on the ptlnetwork.com website!  You can also watch any past or recently aired episode from your phone or at home on the Jim Bakker Show website with Video on Demand!   

We invite you to experience all that PTL has to offer On Demand through the PTL Television Network!  Check out the amazing Christian programming that includes previous special events at Morningside, current Jim Bakker shows , Classic Jim Bakker Shows as well as some inspirational worship! Our other outstanding programs are from some of Morningside’s favorite prophets such as Rick Joyner, Joel Richardson, Tom Horn, Dr. Irvin Baxter, Josh Peck, Pastor Frank Amedia, Derek and Sharon Gilbert, Pastor Ramiro Peña and Bishop Ron Webb. Great New shows will be coming soon! Watch anytime, anywhere!  

 

Watch this clip from a recent show featuring Perry Stone speaking about the importance of prophecy on The Jim Bakker Show to get a glimpse of what is waiting for you to experience!  

 

 

You will never have to miss an episode again!  Join us on the PTL television network on Roku or Apple TV or watch any video on demand on The Jim Bakker Show or PTL television network website!  Christian Television On Demand!

Get Ready for a Big Smiles and a Happy Family 4th of July at Morningside!

Fireworks at Morningside 7-4-17

By Kami Klein

It’s time again for our annual 4th of July Celebrations at Morningside!  On Wednesday July 4th we hope you will join us for this All Day, FREE event celebrating the birth of our Nation!  

Your day at Morningside will be filled with Amazing music, Worship, Giveaways, a Free Picnic Lunch and our beautiful Firework Display to top off the day!  

Beginning at 10:30 am, please join us for our pre-show on Grace Street for incredible gospel music with award winning Tammy Sue Bakker!

Mike and Cindy Jacobs

Mike and Cindy Jacobs

At 11 am We will be celebrating the return of our amazing guests Cindy and Mike Jacobs for a very special taping of The Jim Bakker Show!  Cindy Jacobs is a respected prophet who travels the world ministering not only to crowds of people, but to heads of nations. Perhaps her greatest ministry is to world influencers who seek her prophetic advice. Mike Jacobs is Co-founder of Generals International with his wife, Cindy. Generals International is a prayer-based organization that exists for the purpose of changing lives and transforming nations. Mike and Cindy are passionate about the message that God cares about every individual, He cares about every nation, and He still speaks to us today. Mike and Cindy are the perfect guests to celebrate our 4th of July event!

4th of July on Grace Street, Morningside

4th of July on Grace Street, Morningside

Following the show, around 3pm,  we will board shuttles to head down  to Peaceful Valley for a patriotic picnic lunch and meet and greet with Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker!  They look forward every year to spending this time with you!  

At 7 pm we’ll be back on Grace Street for an inspirational evening service led by Cindy and Mike Jacobs! Coming together for this time of worship means so much to us and every year our hearts fill with the Holy Spirit as we celebrate the love of Christ and for God’s hand on this nation!

Finally, at 9 pm, gather your family and friends together for oohing and aahing at our absolutely stunning Fireworks display!

This is going to be an All American, Family, 4th of July and we hope you don’t miss it!  

Be sure to come early for the best seats.  Remember, it all begins at 10:30 am Wednesday, July 4th!   

We need to know how many will be joining us for the picnic so please ,Don’t forget to follow this link to RSVP!!  

Happy Birthday America!

 

Morningside Celebrates Father’s Day in a ‘Classic’ way!

By Kami Klein

Father’s Day celebrates and honors those great classic Dad’s out there who have taught us strength, integrity, courage and wisdom as well as the fantastic ability to barbecue!

Morningside Celebrates this year’s classic Dad with a classic car show and fun for the entire family!

Morningside Church, located on Grace Street will be having a special Worship Service with a gift for every Dad from       10:30 am – 12:00 pm! We would love to have you join us and honor your Dad and those amazing Father’s out there in worship and with special thanks to God for blessing us with these wonderful men in our lives!

Line up for the car show at Morningside Church Parking Lot begins at 10:30 am and judging will begin right after worship services at noon and last till 2:00 pm! Enjoy a free lunch of Pull Pork sandwiches and drinks, check out some beautiful automobiles and a free bounce house for the kids!

Join us this Sunday, June 17th at Morningside located at 180 Grace Chapel Road in Blue Eye, Missouri, 64611!  For more information about this event or for vehicle registration for the car show, please call 417-779-9000!

Thank you Dad and Happy Father’s Day from Morningside!

 

The Jim Bakker Show Welcomes Summertime by bringing back Old Friends and some New!

By Kami Klein

June will be an incredibly prophetic, spirit filled, and blessed month as Jim and Lori Bakker welcome some great friends, both old and new to The Jim Bakker Show stage!  

This week we have been unbelievably inspired by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn who graced the stage on The Jim Bakker Show for two whole days of taping.  Don’t worry if you were unable to attend in person! As soon as these programs are aired, generally within about a week of taping, you can watch them anytime and as often as you wish on Roku or Apple TV located on the PTL Television Network or join us on our website Jimbakkershow.com to watch these inspirational programs on demand!  Summertime is a busy time, but we don’t want you to miss a moment!

Tuesday, June 12th, at 11 am will be an incredibly taping day as Rick Joyner joins us back on The Jim Bakker Show Stage.  Rick Joyner has authored more than fifty books, including The Final Quest Trilogy, There Were Two Trees in the Garden, The Path, and Army of the Dawn. He is also the founder and Executive Director of MorningStar Ministries, a multi-faceted mission organization which includes Heritage International Ministries, MorningStar University and MorningStar Fellowship of Churches and Ministries.Rick hosts Prophetic Perspectives, Strategic Insights for Our Time shown on the PTL Television Network which illuminates the current events of today with direct, informative and intelligent thought. The insights we receive from Rick Joyner are always powerful!

Our Health and wellness teachers and friends, Dr. Sherill Sellman and Frank Davis will be here Thursday, June 14th at 11 am to guide you on your way to a healthier you!  Every time these two amazing teachers come to The Jim Bakker Show, they bring with them new and amazing knowledge on nutrition and how to take good care of these bodies that God has blessed us.   

On Tuesday, June 19th, at 11 am, Morningside is delighted to introduce Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat, founder of Messiah of Israel Ministries. Rabbi Porat teaches from a unique perspective of faith in Yeshua and how to prepare as the bride to meet the second coming of the Messiah in the End Times. Pastor Jim and Lori are delighted to have the Rabbi join the stage along with their wonderful friend, best selling author and radio talk show host, Carl Gallups!

Dr. William Forstchen is back on The Jim Bakker Show, Thursday June 21st at 11 am! Dr. Forstchen has a PhD from Purdue University with specializations including Military History and the American Civil War and is an author of over 40 books, including One Second After, Day of Wrath and the New York Times bestselling series Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor (co authored with Newt Gingrich), as well as the numerous short stories and articles about military history and military technology. Pastor Jim and Lori always enjoy the riveting insights of this brilliant teacher!

Tuesday, June 26th at 1 1am, the Prophets are back as author and publisher Tom Horn, Joe Horn and Sharon and Derek Gilbert return to The Jim Bakker Show.  Uncovering mysteries of our world is their calling!  You can also catch their teachings on the PTL Television Network with their fascinating shows, Sci-Friday with Sharon and Derek Gilbert and Tom Horn’s Skywatch TV.  

June IS going to be a very prophetic month!  If you are able to come be a part of our studio audience, remember, admission is free but come early for a good seat! We hope to see you there!  

 

Stay tuned for more of our amazing summer schedule!