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  • Hope shining in East St. Louis

    March 12 2018 by NAMB staff | with 0 comments
    Hope shining in East St. Louis

    A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Kempton Turner grew up on the streets where he now serves as a church planting missionary and pastor of City of Joy Fellowship. The church was launched with one mission: restoring hope to the city through Jesus Christ.

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  • Former gang member reaching Canada’s largest city

    “Everyone is welcome!” That is the motto of Fellowship Church Rogue Park located in Toronto’s East End. This multiethnic, multigenerational church plant rents space in a local Catholic school on Sunday mornings. Launched near an area known for gang violence, the ministry is led by a former gang member Kesavan Balasingham and his wife Viji.

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  • Carving a new path in the spiritual desert of Las Vegas

    March 8 2018 by NAMB Communications | with 0 comments
    Carving a new path in the spiritual desert of Las Vegas

    Las Vegas hosts more than 42 million visitors each year. The draw includes novelty resorts and casinos with enough lasers and neon lights to make it visible from space, earning NASA’s distinction for Brightest Spot on Earth. But spiritually, the statistics tell a different story.

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  • Meeting needs first in New York City

    February 20 2018 by North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Meeting needs first in New York City

    Once an abandoned storefront tagged with spray paint, the building that originally housed Graffiti Church has become a symbol of hope on New York’s Lower East Side. Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and his wife, Susan, strategically positioned the church plant in 1986 amid crack houses and a large homeless population.

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  • Annie Armstrong offering reaches all-time high

    October 23 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Annie Armstrong offering reaches all-time high

    Kevin Ezell announced to the North American Mission Board staff that the 2017 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering totaled an all-time high: $59,648,377. The offering for North American missions beat the previous 2007 high by $185,096. “We are grateful for every dime we get from Southern Baptists,” said Ezell.

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  • Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    February 20 2017 by Jim Burton, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    John D’Antonio’s family knew that his four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, would soon be over. Many of his Italian-Canadian family and friends had gathered in his Windsor hospital room to say goodbye to the 30-year-old father and husband. ...

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  • When the world comes to Wicker Park

    February 25 2013 by Tobin Perry, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    When the world comes to Wicker Park

    Look around Chicago’s Wicker Park and you’ll find just about every kind of person you can imagine. You may meet 44-year-old Maurice Burr, the one-time high school football star who spends his days in a wheelchair because of gang violence.

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