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IMB hosts emeriti celebration at Ridgecrest

September 18, 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor
People in ministry often joke about retirement because serving God remains a lifetime commitment. For 31 new emeriti missionaries from the International Mission Board, God plans to continue to use them, if they are willing. READ MORE 

Baptists lend hand to 'Dreamers'

September 18, 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
Christian communities in N.C. are pulling together in support of young undocumented immigrants as they deal with uncertainty caused by the phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

September 18, 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor
“He’s called your name,” David Platt told 51 new missionary appointees. “You are His.” The appointees, along with friends and family, were part of a Sending Celebration at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C.  READ MORE

Gaines backs call to relocate Confederate statue

September 15, 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
SBC president Steve Gaines signed a letter to the Tennessee Historical Commission, along with more than 150 Memphis-area religious leaders, expressing support for a call to relocate a Confederate statue in Memphis. READ MORE




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Mitchell county churches partner for community VBS

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NCMO gifts help church planting efforts
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DR ministry continues 

This week another edition of the printed Biblical Recorder was placed in the mail. Again, it is loaded with news that informs, encourages and challenges Baptists to be all that God has designed us to be. The stories are from local churches, state ministries, national outreach and international missions. I hope your church family receives the Recorder, and I pray that God uses it to make the church stronger.

Reports from the front lines of disaster relief in Florida and Texas underscore the great need for more volunteers. The devastation is horrible. Some have said the conditions in Florida are actually getting worse in some areas. We can go, pray and give. These final weeks of emphasis on the North Carolina Missions Offering are extremely important. This primary funding source for N.C. Baptist Men/Baptists on Mission cannot be overemphasized. We need to give generously to support this ministry and pray that every dollar will draw a hurting person toward our great God of grace and mercy.
 
Special note to our readers: If you tried to visit BRnow.org in the past week and experienced a dead end, you’re not alone. The website experienced extreme traffic overloads that caused regular crashes of the site. The heavy traffic is not attributed to regular visitors like yourself, but to mechanical “crawlers” that work for major search engines like Google and Bing. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope this episode is over.

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