This week's good news is filled with new music, stories of triumph, and powerful testimonies of transformation.

LISTEN: We the Kingdom release new, uplifting single

The CCM band We the Kingdom is releasing their first new single off their second upcoming album in hopes of encouraging those who are down and out. 

"'Miracle Power' is officially and finally out! This is our first song off our upcoming #2 album," says the band on social media on Friday, the day of the release. 

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Steven Curtis Chapman set to release new music

Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is getting set to release new music. 

Celebrating 35 years since his debut album was released, Steven Curtis Chapman has penned a new deal with Provident Label Group.

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Broken to Bold: A story of triumph, defeat and redemption

For Kelly Kennedy, life was always a competition. She grew up in a verbally abusive home with ten siblings including seven brothers and three sisters.

When Kelly was young, sports and in particular basketball, were an outlet for her. It was a  place of safety and a place to get away from the chaos that was happening at home.

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Winnipeg welcomes back summer fun by announcing spray pad openings

The Community Services and Park Committee announced that the aquatic play areas will be operational again starting on Saturday, May 28.

"After a long winter, we're thrilled to finally begin opening our outdoor aquatic amenities, beginning with spray pads tomorrow. We're ready to welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy these outdoor attractions, whether for fun, exercise, or to cool down during the summer months," said Sherri Rollins, Chairperson of the City's Protection, Community Services and Parks Committee. 

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Converting to Christianity saved her from a life of pain

An ex-Muslim woman shares her story of how a vision of Jesus changed her life for the better.

Nikta, who did not provide a last name for privacy reasons, moved to the United States from Tehran, Iran as a young girl where she started to become involved in alcohol and cigarettes.

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Anniversary of Billy Graham Crusade has South Koreans coming to America to pray

Hundreds of South Korean Christians are coming to the U.S.A to pray for a revival. 

From June 1 - 5 South Koreans will disperse between 20 American cities to pray for revival during this national call to prayer, according to America's Prayer Meeting Movement

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Transcona set to host tiny village for struggling veterans

Retired soldiers who experience homelessness in Winnipeg can find shelter in a small cluster of homes thanks to the Homes for Heroes Foundation.

The non-for-profit organization announced on Wednesday that they plan on building the Winnipeg Kinsmen Veterans' Village. It will contain 20 tiny homes, a resource centre, two on-site counsellors, community gardens and recreation spaces.

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Manitoban Christian artist releasing new music after a decade

After ten years off, singer/songwriter Ryan Ramsdale of Winnipeg is excited to share some new Christian folk music once again.

When Ramsdale started playing music in a band many years ago, he wasn't a Christian.

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Living in light of the good news: Finding hope after tragedy

Nancy Hicks spent years on stage in Canada and more than a decade at QVC as an on-air spokesperson. She loved her time there but finally sensed God calling her to full-time ministry.

"There were 400 people lined up behind me for my job on QVC," said Nancy. " I loved it, but I knew there were not 400 people lined up behind me to preach God's word."

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'Jesus is real': M.I.A shares her faith after vision

A mainstream British rapper is happy to share her Christian faith regardless if it means she loses fans or not. 

M.I.A., born Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, recently talked to Zane Lowe on Apple Music and shared how in 2017 she had a vision of Jesus Christ that changed her life. 

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Using art to inspire others to see the Bible in a fresh way

Mindi Oaten has always been creative, but it was an encounter with God that changed her path moving forward.

"I got a fine art degree in studio arts. I left school not knowing what to do with an art degree," said Oaten. "I believed I wasn't good enough to be a working artist. So, I left my art at school. I got a job, got married and had kids."

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The Source Churches in Winnipeg, Florida, and now Kenya

Originally from Manitoba, a pastor couple from Florida are thrilled to see what God will do with their third church plant in Africa. 

Ralph and Joanne Hoehne are pastors and church planters of The Source Church. 

"We were both raised in Winnipeg, grew up there and loved it and the community," says Joanne. "We left in 2004 to go to Florida where we started a church called The Source down here in 2007. Then eight years ago in 2014, we started a Winnipeg campus of The Source Church. We lead both campuses and usually, we get to travel there quite often."

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'Jesus is everything to me. Without Him, I can't do it'

A woman in the Charis Centre program with Union Gospel Mission is sharing her powerful testimony of when she met Jesus.

"I come from a poor family. There was religion in the home. I went to midnight mass and was baptized when I was little. I was brought up with faith but the actions were not the same."

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Unfettered: Imagining a childlike faith beyond the baggage of Western culture

In 1998, Mandy Smith and her husband, a New Testament professor, moved from their birth country of Australia to the United States.

The pair had planned to stay in the U.S. for two years while attending school, but things quickly changed when their family started to grow. In the end, they wound up spending over two decades there before returning home.

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LISTEN: TobyMac releases 'summer jam' off new album, featuring Blessing Offer

While Christian singer TobyMac has walked a hard road after the death of his oldest son, he continues to sing of 'The Goodness' of God. 

"It’s been a long journey that the new full-length album basically chronicles (coming later)….. “the goodness” is where the journey landed…when I wrote on a napkin one day, “you’re still the goodness in my life” I realized that glimpses of light push through even in the darkest valley," says TobyMac the day before he released the single. 

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Getty's performed in front of a few thousand in Singapore after COVID restrictions finally lifted

Keith and Kristyn Getty, known for their hit single 'In Christ Alone,' performed to 3,800 people in Singapore one week ago to a passionate crowd. 

The couple played at The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore last Friday night, in one of the first major concerts since the government lifted Covid restrictions that have been in place since the pandemic started.

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