This first week of 2023 had a lot of good news stories including the nation coming together in prayer. 

Winnipeg's first baby of 2023 born at HSC Women's Hospital

Winnipeg's first baby of 2023 was born just minutes after midnight at the Health Sciences Centre Women's Hospital.

Gurpreet Dhaliwal and Jaskiran Samra welcomed their baby girl at 12:11 a.m. on January 1, 2023, according to a Tweet from Shared Health Manitoba.

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Winnipeg churches reflect on 2022 and look forward to new year

A few different churches are weighing in on what the past year has been like for them coming out of the pandemic, as well as what they're looking forward to in 2023. 

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Prayers pour in as NFL player given CPR on-field, taken away by ambulance

An NFL player is listed in critical condition, and athletes, pastors, and fans have been united in prayer after a scary incident broadcast on Monday evening to millions of people on live television.

The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals were barely into the Monday Night Football match-up when the Bill's Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field. There were "just over six minutes left in the first quarter when Hamlin tackled Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins after a 13-yard catch," reports. "Hamlin got to his feet, then collapsed backward."

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From darkness to light: Finding peace after a battle with anxiety

Joyce Wolfe was a confident, laid back and spiritually strong woman, that was, until 2018 when her family experienced a health crisis. 

"My concept of anxiety was, I guess, people are worrying too much. They should just lay their worries at Jesus' feet, and it's all good," said Joyce.

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WATCH: Dan Orlovsky prays live on ESPN, 'we believe that you are God'

It is what many people are calling one of the "most powerful" moments ever on television and it came with heads bowed and the name of God being declared over a situation that's captured many people's attention.

Dan Orlovsky is a former NFL quarterback and is now a football analyst with ESPN. On Tuesday evening's episode of NFL Live, he and his co-hosts discussed the situation involving Damar Hamlin from the night before. Hamlin, 24, and a safety with the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. After having CPR administered on the field and his heartbeat restored, Hamlin was rushed to hospital where his heartbeat again stopped and he was once again revived. Hamlin remains sedated and in critical condition.

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Bruised, broken and captured in Iraq: A story of survival and true faith

Joshua Bold grew up in a Christian home, but it would take years before he found God.   

In his teen years, he struggled with drugs, trying everything from cocaine to meth. 

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Becky Isaacs recovering after deadly car crash, 'I covet your prayers'

A member from The Isaacs band was recently in a serious collision in Tennessee that left one person dead.

"Thank you for the prayers and the love and support, it means so much to me," says Becky Isaacs Bowman. "They [the doctors] did a complete knee reconstruction on the right side. On the left side, they're not going to do surgery but I'm not able to walk or put any pressure on it for 6-8 weeks. I covet your prayers."

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WATCH: Sinach, writer of 'Way Maker,' talks new music, book, and year ahead

Nigerian worship leader and award-winning songwriter Sinach is looking forward to what God is doing in the new year with her music and message. 

Sinach wrote 'Way Maker' in 2015 and it has since been covered by over 60 Christian artists, including Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Leeland, and Mandisa. The song has been translated into 50 languages and it won Song of the Year at the 51st GMA Dove Awards, making her the first Nigerian to win the award. 

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Finding faith and family through foster care

If you are wondering if God can truly move in the life of someone with all the odds stacked against them, look no further than Tori Hope Petersen.

Tori grew up in the foster care system. By the time she was 18 years old, she had been through 12 different first homes. 

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Winnipeg ministry for trafficked women sees 'writing in the snow'

After changing buildings for security reasons a Christian ministry for women saw a physical confirmation they are where they should be with some writing in the snow outside. 

Shona Stewart is the Founder of Set the Captive Free (StCF) services in Winnipeg which helps women recover after being trafficked.

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Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023 returns in person

This year the Scotties Tournament of Hearts is being hosted in East St. Paul and the facilitators are thrilled to have the women's curling tournament back in person once more. 

Debbie Palson is the co-chair of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the president of the East St. Paul Curling Club. 

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First Canadian 'old calendar' Christmas experience for displaced Ukrainians

Alex and Anna Gadaiev arrived in Canada on the last plane to leave Ukraine for Canada almost 11 months ago. Their family has started a new life in Morden, Man., and Alex and his daughter Maiia shared their thoughts on their first Julian Calendar Christmas in Canada. 

In places like Ukraine, many people still follow the old Julian Calendar for religious holidays, including the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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Infidelity, drugs and alcohol: How God helped restore one couple's marriage

When Travis and Adelle Graham met, it was love at first sight, and within a year, they were married.

They enjoyed the honeymoon phase of their marriage before things quickly took a nosedive.

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'Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow': Bills chaplain

Twenty-four-year-old Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills woke up after going into cardiac arrest on the football field Monday evening with so many praying for him. 

Hamlin's team was playing the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2 when just six minutes into the game Hamlin popped up after tackling Tee Higgins and promptly fell flat on his back in cardiac arrest. Emergency crews rushed onto the field administering CPR and using the defibrillator. Hamlin was rushed to the hospital where he went into cardiac arrest for a second time. The following 24 hours had him in critical condition and thousands of people praying for him

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