FRANKLINTON, La. (BP)—-An orphanage in India is evidence of how God got Deb Corkern's undivided attention eight years ago. Corkern, a clerk for a utility company in Louisiana, was at home recovering from surgery when God spoke to her. "It was so loud it would bust your eardrums, but it was total silence," she said. "He told me I wasn't a Christian and I was going to hell." The message contradicted Corkern’s life. She had been a church member since the sixth grade when she prayed with a camp counselor. Still, she recognized the truth that her conversion "was a lie." Without hesitation, Corkern invited Jesus to take control of her life. Feeling an urgency to make the decision public, she called her pastor and asked him to meet her at Bethel Baptist Church, just outside Franklinton, La.
BOGALUSA, La. (BP)--Ganesh Paletti is an honorary member of the TeamKID group at Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, La., even though he lives halfway around the world.