After Two Decades, North Korea No Longer Considered World's Worst Enemy of Faith; Open Doors USA to Reveal New Top Perpetrator in Religious Persecution at '2022 World Watch List' Press Conference Jan. 19

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SANTA ANA, Calif. -- There is a new top perpetrator of religious persecution, according to Open Doors' forthcoming 2022 World Watch List. For the past 20 years, North Korea has appeared at number one on the annual list, which ranks the top 50 countries where it is most difficult and dangerous to be a Christian. However, Open Doors leadership indicates that though North Korea's religious freedom violations have not improved, conditions have significantly worsened elsewhere in the world, causing a shift in ranking.

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U.S. ministry Slavic Gospel Association rushes to aid only church 'for miles' on edge of nuclear wasteland

U.S. ministry Slavic Gospel Association (www.sga.org) is rushing to the aid of a one-of-a-kind
U.S. ministry Slavic Gospel Association (www.sga.org) is rushing to the aid of a one-of-a-kind "church of compassion" set on fire by arsonists in Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear fallout zone. The church is a unique place of hope and help for children living on the edge of a toxic wasteland, the result of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster more than 3 decades ago.
LOVES PARK, Ill. -- A U.S. ministry is rushing to the aid of a one-of-a-kind "church of compassion" targeted by arsonists in Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear fallout zone.

The only church in the village of Mlachivka – on the edge of the Chernobyl radiation "exclusion zone" – was badly damaged by fire on Jan. 6, Christmas Eve in the region's Russian Orthodox calendar. Evidence at the scene shows arson as the cause.

The church – the only evangelical congregation for miles – is a unique place of hope and help for children living on the doorstep of a toxic wasteland, the result of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster more than three decades ago.

"This little church is a major compassion haven for so many children in a very dark place," said Michael Johnson, president of Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), who has traveled to the area many times.

"Most of these children are from dysfunctional homes with alcoholic parents. Domestic violence is common. Pastor Nikolai's church is a unique place where they feel loved, safe, and cared for," said Johnson, who announced SGA would be helping the church rebuild.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, January 17, 2022Pastor Benny Littlejohn welcomes Linda Gunter, the founder of Love Him Love Them, to share how her ministry helps widows and orphans in need.  This program features music from The Love Him Love Them Haitian Children’s Choir.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, January 10, 2022Tonight on Nite Line Pastor Keith Kelly welcomes Rick Pearson, the host of Prophecy USA, to discuss his book, The Hour That Changes Everything:  America’s Role in Bible Prophecy.   This program features music from Eddie Anders.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

WGGS TV's Tent Revival

Tune in this week as WGGS re-airs Tent Revival specials from recent years.  Every night at 8 p.m. you will see inspirational preaching and musical performances as we celebrate our Lord and Savior. 

Monday, January 3, 2022:  Pastor Keith Kelly hosts this night of Tent Revival as he welcomes Pastor Asa Dockery of World Harvest Church North in Blairsville, Georgia.  Tonight Pastor Dockery preaches a sermon entitled “Hell Wasn’t Created for Humans,” and Bev McCann of Murfreesboro, Tennessee sings throughout the program.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, December 27, 2021:  Tonight at 8 p.m. tune in for First Baptist Columbia’s Christmas special.  At 9 p.m. tune in for an encore presentation of Nite Line as Pastors Benny Littlejohn and Keith Kelly welcome The Pastorals to perform Christmas music.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, December 20, 2021:  Tonight on Nite Line Pastors Keith Kelly and Benny Littlejohn host a Christmas special, which features the music of Phyllis Brown.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021:  Annie Broughton welcomes Pastor Jim Wallace to discuss his book, Messiah Revealed:  The Rabbis, The Tenach, and The New Testament.  Courtney Ellis, the author of Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load and Renew Your Spirit, shares how playfulness can connect us to God and others.  Tonight’s music guest is Joyful Harps.

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