International

Fishers of men: N.C. church tackles unreached

June 20 2011 by Alan James, Baptist Press

It hangs from the ceiling near the auditorium of Englewood Baptist Church like an overgrown spider web. It’s frayed and tattered in spots, with blue netting where it has been repaired multiple times through the years. Pastor Michael Cloer runs his fingers along the fishing net, admiring the craftsmanship.

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Couple is at peace among unreached

June 20 2011 by Alan James, Baptist Press

Taped to the inside of their apartment front door is a list of essentials — “phone, water, keys, money, copy of passport” — that a North Carolina couple doesn’t want to forget when leaving venturing into the streets of a South Asian city of 12 million people.

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Unreached gain So. Baptists’ ‘embrace’

June 20 2011 by Alan James, Baptist Press

PHOENIX — Hundreds of pastors, church leaders, laymen — young and old — made their way down the aisles. Some carried small children. One limped forward with a cane. On the final evening of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (Read More

Platt: ‘Millions upon millions’ need Jesus

June 16 2011 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press

PHOENIX — Pastors are responsible to lead their churches to engage the world’s unreached people groups with the gospel, David Platt said in the convention sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting June 15. Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala.

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Pastor jailed in Haiti honored at SBC

June 15 2011 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press

PHOENIX — Two Southern Baptists who exemplify dedication and sacrifice were honored during the afternoon session of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting June 14. Paul Thompson, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, was among 10 Baptists arrested in Haiti on Jan.

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Lottie Moon offering: $145.6 million in 2010

June 9 2011 by Baptist Press

RICHMOND, Va. — “Will Southern Baptists be found simply marching around our denominational parade grounds, flexing our muscles and polishing our medals, while across this globe souls are being ravaged and hell gapes wide and eager?” asked IMB President Tom Elliff.

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Baptist school nurtures faith in Nazareth

June 3 2011 by Ava Thomas, Baptist Press

NAZARETH, Israel — Flat-roofed houses still dot the Nazareth skyline like they did in Jesus’ time, but these days they’re covered with satellite dishes. A good bit has changed since Jesus grew up in the Galilean city. But one thing rings true across the years: Christ’s hometown still needs His peace, said Charles Tyson*.

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Ivory Coast refugees finally get water

June 2 2011 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press

AMPAIN, Ghana – Ethnic and political rivalries plunged your country into civil war less than 10 years ago. Five months ago, you elected a new national leader, but your president refused to leave office. Forces loyal to the new president took to the streets, and your family joined thousands of others in fleeing your homes to escape the violence.

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26 new IMB missionaries tell of need for gospel

June 1 2011 by Don Graham, Baptist Press

RICHMOND, Va. — The stench of dead bodies and human waste filled Mike Reid’s* nostrils as he stepped inside a filthy, rundown medical clinic in the South African bush. A cholera outbreak was ravaging area villages and the then 18-year-old college freshman had volunteered to help provide clean drinking water.

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Chinese pastor's son tells of beating

October 23 2008 by Baptist Press

The oldest son of a prominent Chinese house church leader has regained consciousness and has spoken about his severe beating at the hands of government officials, saying he was willing to die if his story brought attention to the persecution of Christians in China.

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