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November 05, 2021

Hour 1: Busy News Week Round Up

There has been no shortage of important news stories this week: from key elections, to the Supreme Court hearing arguments for and against abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy in Texas, to US missionaries still captive in Haiti. We’ll round up the key stories in the news and talk about their implications on the Church with Political scientist, Dr. Mark Caleb Smith on Friday’s Mornings with Eric and Brigitte.


Hour 2: Operation Christmas Child

God is at work through Operation Christmas Child! From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country. Yuri Lopez, a National Spokesperson for Operation Christmas Child will share The amazing journey of a shoebox and how it begins with YOU. She has a personal story to share and can confirm how a simple Shoebox Gift becomes an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ.



Dr. Mark Caleb Smith
Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Dr. Mark Caleb Smith

Director of the Center for Political Studies.

Dr. Smith teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law, and research methodology/data analysis. He has authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics. Before joining the faculty at Cedarville, Dr. Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College. Dr. Smith also serves as the Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University.

Education and Credentials:
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Georgia
M.A. in Political Science, University of Georgia
M.A. in History of Christianity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity
B.A. in History, Bryan College

Yuri Lopez
Yuri Lopez

Yuri Lopez

Growing up in an orphanage in Honduras meant Yuri Lopez was separated from her family and had to care for the children around her instead of being cared for herself. Yuri received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift at the age of 6, which included a picture of the girl who had sent the box, and a note which read, “Jesus loves you, and I love you too.”In later years when Yuri could bear her hardship no longer, that note provided the encouragement she needed at a critical point in her life. Yuri has since been adopted by an American family and now works with Upward 90 Soccer Ministry. 

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