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  • Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    November 1 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    When Nelson Martínez’s father died this summer, Martínez inherited a piece of property half a day up the mountain from his hometown of Cúcuta, Colombia. The property sits at 10,000 feet at the top of a cold, often rainy mountain pass.

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  • ‘More than ever’ global school prayer event critical

    September 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘More than ever’ global school prayer event critical

    Prayer is needed now in schools more than ever, organizers of an annual prayer event said as the initiative marks its 28th year Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in schools globally. See You at the Pole (SYATP), drawing an estimated 1 million students in prayer on school grounds, is expanding its influence this year by teaming with Claim Your Campus …

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  • Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

    September 6 2018 by Casey Watson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

    The light was soft as Monica* weeded her garden on a community farm in South Sudan. A picture from that day shows her sitting quietly among other garden plots, her legs folded demurely under her thin body. A long scarf is tied around her head for protection from the blazing African sun.

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  • LifeWay Global & B&H Español named Spanish Publisher of the Year

    August 23 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    LifeWay Global & B&H Español named Spanish Publisher of the Year

    LifeWay Global and its trade publishing division B&H Español were named Publisher of the Year at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association’s (SEPA) awards banquet Aug. 8 in Miami. LifeWay also received eight additional awards for bestselling books and sales milestones at the SEPA banquet, which took place at Expolit, the largest annual Christian Spanish literature and music convention in the world.

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  • Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    June 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the registration fees paid by the runners, the second GHR Run – which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the …

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  • Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    June 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    Lindsay McDonald had two good reasons for rising early June 14 for a 6:30 a.m. race of more than three miles – she really enjoys running, and she really believes in the ministry of Global Hunger Relief. McDonald was among 189 registrants for the first Global Hunger Relief Run at the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Global Hunger Sunday: 842 million malnourished

    October 10 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Global Hunger Sunday: 842 million malnourished

    Churches across America observed Global Hunger Sunday Oct. 9, the coalition of Southern Baptists sponsoring the emphasis has prepared a variety of educational resources. According to data, 842 million people spanning nearly every country on earth do not have enough food to live an active, healthy life.

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  • Education consortium reaches 90 nations in 30 years

    September 28 2016 by Trennis Henderson, Ouachita Baptist University | with 0 comments
    Education consortium reaches 90 nations in 30 years

    Entering the Consortium for Global Education’s 30th year, participants from across the nation and around the world gathered at Ouachita Baptist University for the organization’s annual meeting. The consortium supports the development and programs of international education between member Baptist colleges and universities and partner institutions of higher education overseas, especially in restricted countries.

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  • Churches called to action for Global Hunger Sunday

    September 19 2016 by BGR and BR staff | with 0 comments
    Churches called to action for Global Hunger Sunday

    When Southern Baptists observe the annual Global Hunger Sunday the second Sunday in October, they will be called to act out the powerful love of Jesus, who the Bible says was “moved with compassion” for people in desperate need. Baptist Global Response has published a new media kit to help churches promote Global Hunger.

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  • Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    April 19 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    Powerful earthquakes struck both Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, killing hundreds of people in the two countries and kick-starting local disaster response teams. In Japan, a three-day series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the southern part of the country. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on was the worst in decades.

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  • Climate change critics perceive threat from Attorney Generals

    April 14 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Climate change critics perceive threat from Attorney Generals

    An effort by 17 state and territorial attorneys general and former vice president Al Gore to find “creative ways to enforce” laws related to climate change has been characterized as contrary to the spirit of a 2007 Southern Baptist Convention resolution “on global warming.”

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  • Pastor’s new bride a ‘12-cow kind of girl’

    January 12 2016 by Lily Jameson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Pastor’s new bride a ‘12-cow kind of girl’

    A Kentucky Baptist church got involved in an unusual fundraiser just before its pastor Daniel Lowry married his wife. The congregation ended up paying more than $1,500 to Baptist Global Response for him to be able to say “I do” in October.

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  • Microenterprise fund to extend Mike Barnett’s passion

    December 14 2015 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Microenterprise fund to extend Mike Barnett’s passion

    In life, Mike Barnett had a deep passion for helping people in need. He was among the founders of Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist relief and development organization. When Barnett died unexpectedly Aug. 10 at age 62, family and friends wanted to see his 25 years of commitment continue ...

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  • In Nepal, fuel crisis hinders quake recovery

    November 11 2015 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    In Nepal, fuel crisis hinders quake recovery

    A new, man-made disaster is complicating efforts to help Nepalis recover from the devastating earthquake that struck the country in April. Ongoing protests over Nepal’s new constitution have shut down the main road between India and Nepal since Sept. 24. The road is the main supply line for fuel and food.

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  • In Ukraine: He lifts church’s resolve to stay open

    October 13 2015 by Tom Long, IMB Connecting | with 0 comments
    In Ukraine: He lifts church’s resolve to stay open

    I met Victor* last summer. At that time, the 30-something believer was helping evacuate people from Ukrainian towns and villages where the war was raging. Now he works with a ministry that assists internally displaced people. Life along the road to the war front seemed normal – gardens surrounding every home ...

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