Power of Prayer

  Power of Prayer: Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus

The Monastery of the Infant Jesus is celebrating 75 years since its founding in East Texas.

  Power of Prayer: Core Music Ministry at Tyler’s Marvin Church

  Power of Prayer: DFW International Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy

  Power of Prayer: Lake Palestine boat rescue

  Power of Prayer: McMahan Chapel, Texas’ oldest Protestant church

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  Power of Prayer: East Texas Islamic Society open house

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  Power of Prayer: The River church rebuilds lives, homes in Alto

  Power of Prayer: Kiepersol Estates Winery

  Power of Prayer: East Texas family aims to encourage through special needs ministry

  Power of Prayer: Breckenridge Village of Tyler

  Power of Prayer: ‘She Studies Downtown’ women’s bible study

  Power of Prayer: 40 Days For Life co-founder Shawn Carney

  Power of Prayer: Saint Cecilia Choir Concert

Pope Francis has said sacred music gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven. An East Texas choir has set out to share that blessing with others.

  Power of Prayer: Bethesda Health Clinic

This year marks a major milestone for an East Texas ministry. Bethesda Health Clinic is celebrating 15 years of caring for the mind, body, and soul.

  Power of Prayer: Day of the Dead

The holiday known as ‘Day of the Dead’ falls in the first few days of November, though this ancient tradition has little to do with the scary rituals of Halloween.

  Power of Prayer: Meteorologist Mark Scirto

Weather may be his professional passion, KLTV chief meteorologist Mark Scirto answered another calling as a young boy. This year he's marking 50 years of involvement in music ministry.

  Power of Prayer: Good Samaritan couple survives roadside crash

  Power of Prayer: Glass Castles Stained Glass Studio

  Power of Prayer: Emory church rebuilds after tornado

  Power of Prayer: Tyler Biker Church

  Power of Prayer: ‘Feed My Lambs’ soup kitchen

  Power of Prayer: ‘Free Prayer’ in downtown Tyler


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  Power of Prayer: Evelyn Husband-Thompson

This month marks 15 years since the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over East Texas. The widow of the Columbia's commander is sharing how that tragedy turned into a test of faith for her family.

  Power of Prayer: Inside Europe’s largest cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral, a symbol of Christianity's influence through the ages, is the most-visited destination in Germany.

  Power of Prayer: Protestant Reformation 500th anniversary

As Christians around the world mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, an English-language ministry is reaching out to the thousands of visitors making a pilgrimage to Germany.

  Power of Prayer: The Pines Catholic Camp

Dozens of college students from around the country are spending their summer working in East Texas. It's not an ordinary summer job -- they're trying to lead kids closer to God.

Power of Prayer: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission’s New Creation Recovery Program

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Longview is more than an emergency shelter for the homeless. Soon, even more East Texans will have help fighting substance abuse through the ministry's New Creation Discipleship Recovery Program.

Power of Prayer: Congregation Beth El 130th anniversary

Temple Beth El, the oldest Jewish congregation in East Texas, is marking its 130th anniversary in 2017.

Power of Prayer: B.R.O.S. Mentoring

A group of East Texas kids is getting extra support in fighting peer pressure and staying true to their faith. Becoming Righteous Obedient Servants (B.R.O.S.) Mentoring is teaching young people how to create their own path to success.

Power of Prayer: Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry

After a very public fall from grace, a Major League Baseball legend, has dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel and sharing a message of redemption. Darryl Strawberry became one of the biggest stars in baseball in the 1980s and 1990s, until his career was derailed by drugs.

  Power of Prayer: Mt. Vernon AME Church

An East Texas congregation is working to rescue its church building from fading into history. Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Palestine has been added to Preservation Texas' list of the most endangered places in the Lone Star State.

  Power of Prayer: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe mends broken lives in Africa

A nun from Africa is gaining worldwide attention for her efforts to rescue children from a notorious rebel army. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is working to mend broken lives by teaching them to sew hope with a needle and thread.

  Power of Prayer: Photographer Callynth Finney

Switching careers turned into a leap of faith for one East Texas woman. Leaving full-time ministry to become a professional photographer helped Callynth Finney see the world differently.

Power of Prayer: St. Veronica’s Compassionate Sewers

Just as the first freezing temperatures of the season arrive in East Texas, one ministry is putting their sewing skills to work in hopes of helping the homeless.

  Power of Prayer: Texas Ramp Project

A group of East Texans has made it their mission to change lives in a matter of hours. Volunteers from several Smith County churches are constructing wheelchair ramps for the elderly and those with disabilities.

Power of Prayer: Homeless under Gentry Bridge

They may not have a place to call home, but hundreds of East Texans are finding their faith in an unlikely place.

  Power of Prayer: Haven Grace’s Lamby Ministry

An East Texas family is helping others find hope by reaching out to strangers experiencing a test of faith. The Davis family, of Whitehouse, created the Lamby Ministry as a way to honor the memory of their granddaughter who died from health complications in 2012.

Power of Prayer: Healing spiritual wounds after Van tornado

Many homes ripped apart by the 2015 Mother's Day tornado are put back together, but the spiritual healing continues in Van.

Power of Prayer: Author Scott Plummer

An unlikely storybook character is teaching a lesson about faith. East Texas author Scott Plummer chose a furry creature to help parents explain when and why they pray, in his new children's book, "The Rabbit That Could Fly".

  Power of Prayer: Christian clown ministry

Behind the silly costumes and face paint, an East Texas woman is finding direction later in life by spreading the word of God through a clown ministry.

Power of Prayer: Caleb and Elizabeth McMinn

The love story of two young East Texans is serving as a lesson for other couples looking to grow their relationship. Caleb and Elizabeth McMinn grew their relationship into something beautiful after a cancer diagnosis tested their commitment.

Power of Prayer: South Main Church of Christ in Henderson

Six months after an EF-2 tornado tore through Rusk County, one church is still weeks away from finishing repairs to its building.

Power of Prayer: Rev. Jerome Milton

As a coach, pastor, and foster parent, Reverend Jerome R. Milton has touched the lives of hundreds of East Texans. In 2012, his devotion to spreading the word of God earned him an invitation to lead the U.S. House of Representatives in prayer as guest chaplain.

Power of Prayer: Actor Kirk Cameron

Actor Kirk Cameron became a pop culture idol as the star of the 1980s hit TV comedy 'Growing Pains.' Raised in a family without God, he found is faith while portraying teenager Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom. Now, as one of the most prominent Christian voices in Hollywood, Cameron is inspiring others by sharing his spiritual walk.

Power of Prayer: PREP home

An East Texas ministry is working to rebuild the lives of young women rescued from a life in the darkness as human slaves.

Power of Prayer: Re/Engage marriage ministry

Instead of calling it quits, one East Texas ministry is helping couples call on Christ to strengthen marriages. Re/Engage started at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, but it's grown to include 14 other congregations.

Power of Prayer: iServe summer youth camp

While some East Texas teenagers are camped out in front of TV and computer screens this Summer, a different kind of camp is drawing others closer to God.

Power of Prayer: Clergy And Police Alliance

Rockie Simpler is not a peace officer, but a man of the cloth. Still, his ministry puts him alongside Mount Pleasant police officers -- armed only with the word of God.

Power of Prayer: The Magdalene Home

An outreach for expecting moms is bringing together people of all denominations in East Texas. The Magdalene Home, located in Smith County, is changing the lives of women in difficult situations.

Power of Prayer: Mason Hearts Miracles

An East Texas family of four, facing battles with cancer, seizures, and a rare heart condition, has experienced a turbulent twelve months. Now, they're sharing their inspiration with others, hoping to give families the courage to lean on God in a time of crisis.

Power of Prayer: Theology on Tap

A Christian men's group in Tyler is reaching out the faithful in an unlikely way, through Bible study with a twist. Theology on Tap provides fellowship and conversations about faith and spirituality in a casual setting.