Nun in Congo overcomes blackouts with homemade hydroelectric plant

Good News Notes: “Sister Alphonsine Ciza spends most of her day in gum boots, white veil tucked under a builder’s hat, manning the micro-hydroelectric plant she built to overcome daily electricity cuts in her town of Miti in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She works around the clock with a team of nuns and engineers,…

TikTok influencer featured in beach cleanup campaign

Good News Notes: “Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Keep Pinellas Beautiful have teamed up with local TikTok influencer Caulin Donaldson for a new campaign aimed at getting visitors to pick up their beach trash. “I feel so incredibly grateful that I am the one that gets to spread this message with the county,” said Donaldson, 25. “That we’re working…

Ukrainian fighters exchange wedding vows at war front

Good News Notes: “Lesya and Valeri are both civil defence volunteers who are fighting alongside the Ukrainian military. The Russian war in Ukraine has entered 12th day with major cities, including Kyiv, facing bombings by Russian forces. The United Nations has reported close to two million people displaced by the war already and many civilians…

Toddler makes ‘miracle’ recovery after near drowning in Poway

Good News Notes: “A grateful mom is speaking out after her 2-year-old daughter’s ‘miracle’ recovery from a near drowning in Poway. A week ago, a day after Alia Preston and her family arrived in Poway from Queen Creek, AZ, she went out for a quick shopping trip with her mother-in-law. Her husband Nick was at…

Jean’s Angels nonprofit unveils laundry truck for homeless people

Good News Notes: “A group of “angels” are taking their fight to help the Tri-county homeless to the streets via a mobile trailer. Today, the non-profit “Jean’s Angels” unveiled their new laundry truck.  It has four washer and dryer units, and will be brought to spots where the area’s homeless are known to gather, giving…

Giving Back for Christmas: DC Volunteers Help People in Need

Good News Notes: “The square was ground zero for caring and outreach to people experiencing homelessness, carrying on a Christmas tradition despite the challenges of the pandemic.  Churches, missions and individuals converged on the park to help others.  “We do it because it’s part of the season for us. It’s very important to share God’s…