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Extra! Extra! Vision Forum Launches Everyday News Network Featuring Real-Life Stories as Told by the Boys and Girls of America

To: National Desk

Contact: Wesley Strackbein, 210-340-5250, ext. 222, wesley@visionforum.com

SAN ANTONIO, June 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- Vision Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the Everyday News Network, a web-based news site featuring reports by young men and women between the ages of four and sixteen. Everyday News correspondents provide short stories from everyday family-life -- from the common to the unusual. Each story runs from twenty seconds to two minutes in length. New reports are posted on the Everyday News web site on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

"The mission of the Everyday News Network is to communicate hope by highlighting the day-to-day beauty of the life of the Christian family," noted Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum. "We also aspire to encourage Christian boys and girls from Florida to Alaska to be stronger communicators for the Lord Jesus Christ."

Everyday News stories cover any number of topics -- from the mischievous antics of a squirrel on the back deck to the art of making a great bowl of oatmeal; from an explanation of why mom puts Bible verses on the walls to a summary of last night’s family devotions with Dad; from observations from a baby sister who lost a tooth to an expose on the menace of llamas.

"Every day, there are hundreds of wonderful stories all around us," observed Phillips. "But you won’t find these stories on the television or in the newspaper because they reflect the simple day-to-day interests and priorities of boys and girls and of mothers and fathers who are about the very ‘normal’ business of living the Christian life. These stories represent what one scholar described as ‘the nobility of the commonplace.’ It is the job of Everyday News correspondents to share these stories with the world."

"These are the real stories of our life: simple, sometimes serious, joyful, funny, but always everyday," continued Phillips. "The beauty and charm of the reports is that they are told from the perspective of promising and observant young men and women. These are stories as seen through the eyes of our children."

To view reports on the Everyday News Network or to learn how you can submit a report for consideration, visit http://www.visionforum.com/hottopics/multimedia/enn/

To interview Doug Phillips about his vision for Everyday News, contact Wesley Strackbein by e-mail at wesley@visionforum.com or by phone at (210) 340-5250, ext. 222.