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  • Venezuela’s economic crisis prompts BGR relief

    May 10 2018 by Casey Watson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Venezuela’s economic crisis prompts BGR relief

    Baptist Global Response is organizing relief efforts to help starving families trapped in Venezuela’s current economic crisis. The country’s economic output is expected to shrink by 15 percent this year, which would be the third consecutive year it has decreased by double digits, Forbes.com reported.

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  • After Irma, Baptists already issuing food in Caribbean

    September 13 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After Irma, Baptists already issuing food in Caribbean

    Food and water shortages in the Caribbean are being relieved by Southern Baptist partners and disaster relief workers nearly a week after Hurricane Irma trampled islands and killed at least 38 people. Baptist Global Response is already distributing food in Cuba, where Irma hit 13 of the 15 provinces.

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  • In Irma-shattered Caribbean, Baptists arrive to help

    September 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Irma-shattered Caribbean, Baptists arrive to help

    Days after Hurricane Irma killed at least 34 people and destroyed entire communities in the Caribbean and West Indies, Southern Baptist partners are on site assessing the most urgent needs for assistance. A Baptist Global Response disaster assessment and response team arrived Sept. 10 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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  • Adoptee’s first act of love: aiding his homeland

    August 17 2017 by Lily Jameson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Adoptee’s first act of love: aiding his homeland

    People huddled in blankets near Ha Tsolosa, Lesotho. The January rain drizzled around them, a sign the recent drought was ending. The lack of rain had lasted two years and had devastated crops so badly many villagers had run out of food. Soon, aid workers started unloading relief items including bags of food from trucks.

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  • Baptist Global Response celebrates 10th anniversary

    Baptist Global Response is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in a big way – with a campaign to raise $100,000 for people in need. Since 2007, the humanitarian aid organization has been partnering with Southern Baptist donors to fund disaster relief and community development projects around the world.

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  • GHR reports life-changing work around the world

    June 6 2017 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GHR reports life-changing work around the world

    Encouraging reports of transformed lives have come flooding in as Southern Baptist hunger ministries accounted for their stewardship of Global Hunger Relief resources in 2016. Reports from across North America revealed the gospel shared 1.6 million times; 20,046 professions of faith; 4,271 baptisms; 246,592 volunteers involved; and 8.6 million meals provided.

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  • Global Hunger Relief Run to be held at SBC Annual Meeting

    April 21 2017 by Jill Waggoner, ERLC | with 0 comments
    Global Hunger Relief Run to be held at SBC Annual Meeting

    A broad coalition of Southern Baptist ministries have partnered together to sponsor a Global Hunger Relief Run, including a 5k and one-mile Fun Run, in Phoenix, Ariz., June 14, in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. All funds raised through participant fees will go directly to feed hungry people around the world.

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  • Africa drought victims ‘family’ to Kentucky volunteer

    March 24 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Africa drought victims ‘family’ to Kentucky volunteer

    Residents of drought-stricken Lesotho, Africa, became like family to 64-year-old Karen Smith of Shepherdsville, Ky., the first time she took them food. “You go with expectations of doing a job and it quickly becomes more than a job. It becomes personal,” Smith, volunteer feeding coordinator for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, said.

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  • Baptist Global Response releases spring catalog

    Southern Baptists will find Vacation Bible School ideas and more in the 2017 Baptist Global Response (BGR) Spring Gift Catalog. BGR is a Southern Baptist humanitarian relief agency that focuses on disaster relief and community development in some of the world’s poorest areas.

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  • Hurricane Patricia sets records, wreaks havoc

    October 26 2015 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Patricia sets records, wreaks havoc

    Hurricane Patricia’s landfall Oct. 23 led the International Mission Board to ask for prayer for those living along Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The storm had become the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Baptist Global Response is monitoring the weather and coordinating a response.

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  • Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

    May 18 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

    As Nepal works to recover from two massive earthquakes within 17 days, a Nepalese Southern Baptist church planter in Buffalo, N.Y. is readying to travel to his homeland to help those in need, including his three sisters left homeless. Southern Baptists can help by praying and fasting for Nepal ...

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  • In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

    May 15 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

    Four Colorado pastors were seven hours into a rugged road trip across rural Nepal April 25 when they got word that an earthquake had struck near Kathmandu. An hour later their 15-passenger van turned around in the rutted road and headed back to serve quake victims for the next eight days.

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  • Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

    May 13 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections | with 0 comments
    Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

    A new earthquake rattled Nepal May 12, killing at least 36 people and sending thousands more rushing to the streets. The 7.3-magnitude quake came just 17 days after an earthquake killed 8,046 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Tuesday’s tremor set off a series of landslides near Mount Everest.

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  • In Nepal, relief supplies reaching quake survivors

    May 7 2015 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    In Nepal, relief supplies reaching quake survivors

    Nepal earthquake survivors have begun receiving relief supplies provided by Southern Baptists. A Baptist Global Response assessment team, meanwhile, has made it to the quake's epicenter and found an architect to help assess homes and buildings so survivors can know whether they are safe.

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  • Typhoon Hagupit steamrolls the Philippines

    December 9 2014 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Global Relief | with 0 comments
    Typhoon Hagupit steamrolls the Philippines

    One year after Typhoon Haiyan steamrolled through the Philippines, another typhoon is carving a path of destruction through the islands. Typhoon Hagupit, or ‘Ruby,’ as it is known locally, made landfall Saturday evening. The slow-moving storm is expected to strike six Philippines islands before it moves out to sea Tuesday.

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