A video created by Asbury University students and siblings David and Christina Kuo has won The Voice of the Martyrs' "A Call for Mercy" video contest. The purpose of the international contest was to raise awareness of the plight of Asia Bibi, a wife and mother in Pakistan who has been sentenced to death under her country's blasphemy laws for her religious beliefs. The Call for Mercy campaign seeks to gather 1 million signatures from around the world on a petition for her release. As winners of the contest, David, a junior who is studying film, and Christina, a freshman, will travel to Washington, D.C., later this semester to accompany Voice of the Martyrs staff members as they deliver the petition signatures to the Pakistani embassy. The video is available at Persecution.com; click on Newsroom.
Adult education program holding open house
The Jessamine County Adult Education and Family Literacy Program will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday so the public may see its new classrooms at 200 Computrex Drive in Nicholasville. Open enrollment will be available for interested students, and refreshments will be served. Call Joann at (859) 887-9052 with questions or comments.