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  • South Asia church planter gets nurture for his vision

    Sampson* grew up in a Christian home where his father was the pastor of a large traditional church in South Asia. When Sampson got married, God began to stir his heart for a new work in one of South Asia’s largest cities, more than 250 miles from his home and family. 

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  • Central Asian believers struggle – but seek truth, faith

    August 9 2018 by International Mission Board Staff | with 0 comments
    Central Asian believers struggle – but seek truth, faith

    Melisa* and her university-aged daughter Ada* came to faith and were baptized in their hometown in Central Asia a few years ago. They later moved to another city for Ada’s education and got connected with the local church. Their attendance at church, however, has deteriorated into periodic participation in informal church events. 

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  • Religious liberty threats addressed at ERLC event

    August 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Religious liberty threats addressed at ERLC event

    Religious freedom in Southeast Asia faces threats from required registration regimes and non-government forces, panelists said at a Capitol Hill discussion co-hosted by a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) joined with two other advocacy organizations to hold the July 26 event – titled “Lessons from Southeast Asia: State and Non-State Threats to Religious Freedom” …

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  • 2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    June 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    Struggles and opportunities unique to second-generation Americans pastoring beyond their cultural heritage are a new focus of the 2nd Generation Asian-American Fellowship. The Southern Baptist fellowship drew about 20 pastors to a noon panel discussion June 12 in Dallas, kicking off a mentoring initiative to help second – and even third – generation pastors successfully navigate cross …

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  • Asian girls give back with letters, drawings & $4.28

    January 3 2018 by Lily Jameson*, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Asian girls give back with letters, drawings & $4.28

    In a classroom cluttered with children’s books, an 8-year-old girl in South Asia places money in a plastic box. These few bills are precious. Her family doesn’t have very much, but she is sending what little money they can spare to Baptist Global Response.

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  • U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

    September 27 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

    The American College of Physicians argues medicine’s goal is not to control the manner and timing of death. Amid increasing attempts to legalize euthanasia at the state level, the nation’s second-largest network of physicians officially spoke out against it last week.

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  • Glimmers of gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    May 9 2017 by Polly Maclean, IMB | with 0 comments
    Glimmers of gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    Mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka – the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the gospel.

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  • Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    March 28 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs appears to be working. In Ontario, the first province to report data, 26 people who died by lethal injection decided to donate tissue or organs since the Medical Aid in Dying Act came into effect last June.

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  • ‘Bubbling’ strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000

    March 16 2017 by Katherine Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    ‘Bubbling’ strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000

    Dan serves in an area of Southeast Asia where “nobody had been and nobody wanted to go.” “During appointment week, I learned I was not allowed to go to that location,” he said. He eventually was told he could go there if he wanted, but there would be no help.

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  • Elderly patients at risk of forced starvation in Oregon

    February 16 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Elderly patients at risk of forced starvation in Oregon

    Oregon pro-lifers are fighting a bill in their state’s Senate that could allow the starvation or dehydration of patients with dementia or mental illness – without their prior written consent. It allows a patient’s representative to remove undefined “life-sustaining procedures” if the patient has “a progressive illness,” has stopped talking and cannot recognize family members.

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  • Last-ditch effort aims to stop D.C. assisted suicide

    February 15 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Last-ditch effort aims to stop D.C. assisted suicide

    A congressional committee has taken the first step in a fast-track effort to prevent the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-14 Feb. 13 to disapprove of the District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act.

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  • Canadian study touts euthanasia’s cost ‘benefit’

    February 10 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Canadian study touts euthanasia’s cost ‘benefit’

    Canada legalized euthanasia in June 2016, declaring assisted suicide a humane way to end the suffering of already dying patients. Opponents warned it wouldn’t be a far jump from legalizing euthanasia to manipulating patients into believing they have an obligation to die and stop draining medical system resources.

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  • One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

    February 3 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

    Nearly one-third of Colorado hospitals say they will not allow doctors at their facilities to kill patients under the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law. Recently, two of the state’s largest hospital systems released statements saying they plan to “opt out” of a state law legalizing the prescription of life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

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  • U.S. psychiatrists speak out against euthanasia

    December 30 2016 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    U.S. psychiatrists speak out against euthanasia

    The American Psychiatric Association assembly and board of trustees approved a position statement in December for the organization’s 25,000 member psychiatrists, stating, “A psychiatrist should not prescribe or administer any intervention to a non-terminally ill person for the purpose of causing death.”

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  • Couple equipping ‘insiders’ to reach South Asians

    December 12 2016 by Elaine Gaston, IMB | with 0 comments
    Couple equipping ‘insiders’ to reach South Asians

    Shanti chose for her wedding attire blue silk trimmed with gold. Rich fabrics in brilliant hues are traditional for wedding saris in this South Asian megacity. But the guest list was anything but typical. Among those celebrating this day were 20 prostitutes – women who were like family to Shanti. ...

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