Top of the Week: Update: Christian Pastor Clings to Life, Family Calls for Prayer

Hans and Zulya Schmidt
Hans and Zulya Schmidt (Facebook/Zulya Schmidt)

Following are snippets of the top stories posted over the past week on We encourage you to visit the links to read the stories in full.

Update: Christian Pastor Clings to Life, Family Calls for Prayer

Zulya Schmidt, wife of 26-year-old Christian preacher Hans Schmidt, continues to urge fervent prayers for her husband's recovery following a tragic shooting incident on Nov. 15. Despite facing grim circumstances, she expressed profound gratitude in a Thanksgiving message on Facebook.

As of the latest updates, Hans Schmidt remains in serious condition, prompting his family to hope and pray for a miraculous recovery. Pastor Gary Marsh of Victory Chapel First Phoenix addressed the situation during a Sunday service, urging the congregation to pray for comfort, healing and a quick recovery for Schmidt.

"We really need to pray for a quick recovery, believing God for a miracle in that," Pastor Marsh stated, emphasizing the impact of the incident on the lives of those involved and the need for divine intervention.

Get your FREE CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS today! Stay up to date with current issues, Holy Spirit news, Christian teachings, Charisma videos & more!

Demon Manifestation Leads Woman to Preach the Gospel on an Airplane

A Frontier Airlines flight showed the reality of the spiritual realm when a woman began to scream and shout, flailing about with her arms up in the air. As people on the plane tried to get her to sit and calm down, another woman emerged who would end up being a light into the darkness.

The second woman, having watched close-up what was happening, took the opportunity to point out that what was happening was none other than a demon manifesting and that the way to eternal life is through Christ.

"This is a real devil that wants to kill each and every one of y'all," the Christian woman said. "Including your family members; that's not her. She's possessed and she needs help and I'm sorry to say it like that, but I'm [going to] tell you right now Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and nobody is going to come to the God the Father without Jesus Christ."

Why Modern America and Nazi Germany Have More in Common Than You Know

"The one message I want to convey today is that you will have missed the most frightening aspect of it all if you do not appreciate that [the Holocaust] happened in one of the most educated, most progressive, most cultured countries in the world."

These were some of the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) during his keynote address at the annual Days of Remembrance commemoration for victims of the Holocaust in the U.S. Rotunda on May 8, 1997:

The Germany of the late 1920s and early 1930s was a world leader in most fields of art, science and intellect. Berlin was a center of theater; with the assistance of the famous producer Max Reinhardt, playwrights and composers of the caliber of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill flourished.

Sign up NOW for a FREE Charisma Magazine Online 30-day trial!

Supernatural Revival Unleashes Divine Power in Dallas Mass Deliverance 2

The Pavilion, Toyota Music Factory bore witness to an extraordinary outpouring of Supernatural power during the Dallas Mass Deliverance 2 on Nov. 18, 2023. Organized by Bible Davids Ministries, this event marked a pivotal moment in the spiritual journey of believers, leaving an indelible mark on hearts and souls.

Worship and Prophetic Prayer: A Sacred Prelude

The event commenced with an awe-inspiring display of worship, led by Apostle Bible Davids. The spiritual atmosphere resonated with prophetic prayers from Prophetess Rebecca Bible-Davids, setting a unique frequency for the transformative journey ahead. Worship songs became invocations, calling upon the Lord and declaring war against demonic oppression, creating high expectations for the miraculous.

Bible Davids

Israeli Hostages Freed After Trauma Under Hamas Terror

As Israeli hostages, kidnapped by Hamas during the Oct. 7 terror attack in southern Israel, are gradually freed under a U.S.-Qatari-Egyptian brokered cease-fire deal, stories of the horrors endured during their 50-plus days in captivity are emerging.

In the Schneider Medical Center in Tel Aviv, a specially assembled team of professionals, led by Dr. Yael Mozer Glassberg, is tasked with treating the returned hostages. Dr. Mozer Glassberg, usually heading the hospital's liver transplant unit, stated, "It is very, very quiet here," contrasting the usual sounds of pediatric wards. The team has worked with 22 freed hostages, including 15 children, in a specially created ward.

While physically stable, many hostages lost up to 15% of their body weight, and all are hesitant to raise their voices after their prolonged stay with terrorists. Family members and psycho-social medical teams are providing comfort and support. However, it's too early to discuss the full impact of their ordeal.

Join Charisma Magazine Online to follow everything the Holy Spirit is doing around the world!

To contact us or to submit an article, click here.

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective