This week's good news stories include different praise and worship events across the province, awards won, and captives being set free. 

The Gospel in Queen Elizabeth's funeral

The King of Kings was front and centre for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The funeral for the late queen took place at Westminster Abbey 10 days after her death and was attended by kings, presidents, and other authorities from around the world, and followed by millions worldwide.

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Lucille Williams: How to find routine and overcome fear in a new season

It's been just over a week since the start of school, and for many, this time can be challenging.

Lucille Williams, a national speaker who has ministered to couples and families for more than 25 years and author of The Impossible Kid: Parenting a Strong-Willed Child with Love and Grace, says fear can be the biggest obstacle for both children and parents when entering a new season such as school.

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Showing children they are 'Beloved' with Christian song-inspired book

Jordan Feliz's hit single, "Beloved" has inspired children's author Jes Woller to release a book by the same name to teach and remind children that they are loved.

In 2015, Feliz wrote the song for his firstborn baby girl, Jolie. This song then caught the attention of Jes Woller and illustrator Hilary Griffith who combined their talents together to write a children's book that is being released today. 

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After infertility struggles, Skillet welcomes newest addition

The lead guitarist of Skillet is getting a little less sleep these days after welcoming a new baby. 

Seth Morrison and his wife Hilary are thrilled to bring home a baby daughter after having difficulty with conceiving over a number of years. 

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From suicide attempt to suicide prevention: How God saved Jay Lowder's life

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Jay Lowder understands what it can feel like to be in a pit of darkness. He also knows what it's like to be redeemed and to find God.

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'I don't think I can ever forget it': two students receive prestigious entrance scholarships

Two University of Manitoba students received the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship for showcasing outstanding skills in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada recognizes the significance that STEM disciplines will have on the world's future and is dedicated to encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators. 100 high school graduates pursuing STEM are eligible for this entrance scholarship at partnering universities in Canada.

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Matthew West first Christian artist to win NSAI songwriter award

Matthew West alongside Taylor Swift were some of this year's top names during the Nashville Songwriter's Awards ceremony.

The 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter's Awards ceremony put on by Nashville Songwriter's Association International (NSAI) was held on September 20 at the famous Ryman Auditorium. 

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Healing what's hidden: Practical steps to overcoming trauma

Many people can recall the exact moment their lives changed forever. The horrific accident. The miscarriage. The day someone walked out. Jenny and Evan Owens, the founders of REBOOT recovery, say what happened was wrong, and it hurt, but it does not have to define their lives forever.

"There is a way to overcome trauma and embrace a brighter future." 

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Danny Plett shares new single on identity and touring Europe

Singer/Songwriter Danny Plett writes songs to inspire Christians in both English and German. 

"Most of my time is spent in Canada but my plan is to plan two trips a year to Europe," says Plett. "This summer I was out there for five weeks doing a tour in Germany and I also did a trip to Ukraine."

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Next Gen Worship Centre hosts first annual Global Faith Summit

This weekend in Winnipeg the NextGen Worship Centre will be getting loud with praise and hope as people gather together to praise God. 

Toluwalope Dare is one of the ordained ministers at NextGen Worship Centre. 

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Partnership and prayer helping end bonded labour slavery around the world

International Justice Mission's work helps people break free from their life of slavery, through partnership and prayer. 

"Think of $20 and what it can get in Canada," says David Pollendine, the National Director of Development Growth for International Justice Mission (IJM) Canada. "You might get a junior ticket to the movie theatre for two or perhaps a meal for one. In Canada, that money just goes. But for someone in South Asia, that $20 could buy a child medicine they need. Or it could buy food for a month for a family. It goes a lot further."

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Freedom Fair: Breaking chains of modern day slavery through prayer

Over the past decade, one Winnipeg couple's ministry has seen the power of prayer as it focuses on ending the atrocity of human trafficking.

Marla Friesen and her husband Lowell started Freedom Prayer Network almost 10 years ago.

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