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  • Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

    September 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle,BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

    “He’s called your name,” David Platt told 51 new missionary appointees. “You are His.” The appointees, along with friends and family and about 950 emeritus missionaries were part of a Sending Celebration at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C. Platt, the International Mission Board’s president, shared from Hebrews 11-12.

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  • City Project sends students to make disciples

    September 5 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    City Project sends students to make disciples

    Kirsten Ellis, a senior sports management major at High Point University, put her last summer of college on hold for whatever God wanted her to do, but that decision wasn’t easy. When she started attending Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, her freshman year, Ellis already felt called to spend that summer with City Project.

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  • Marijuana tourism site draws associations’ focus

    August 28 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marijuana tourism site draws associations’ focus

    A cannabis company’s plan to turn a Southern California town into a marijuana-focused tourism destination has prompted two local Baptist associations to make it a destination for missions too. The cannabis company American Green Inc. announced it is purchasing the entire 80-acre town of Nipton, Calif., along the California-Nevada state line.

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  • Distant churches keep close partnership

    August 21 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Distant churches keep close partnership

    A volunteer team from Corinth Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, N.C., recently took a short-term mission trip to Thailand as part of a long running partnership with Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok. Lee Johnson, Corinth’s director of outreach and discipleship, said, “We go to support whatever they’re doing.”

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  • Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    July 24 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    Khoung Rolan was born in a small Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. His grandfather was a general in the Vietnamese army, and his father worked in the communist government. Through the witness of a cousin, Rolan and two of his sisters became Christians. …

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  • Perdue commissioned as ‘missionary’ to Trump cabinet

    July 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Perdue commissioned as ‘missionary’ to Trump cabinet

    Former Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt was among the speakers July 9 when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was commissioned as a “missionary” to Washington, D.C., by Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. Perdue was sworn in as secretary of agriculture April 25.

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  • UNC student uses ‘wish’ for eternal impact

    July 10 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    UNC student uses ‘wish’ for eternal impact

    Madeline Ray and her family were supposed to take a trip to Australia in 2011. That’s when the Make-A-Wish Foundation initially granted her wish, more than three years after Ray first suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in the fifth grade. Another stroke just months before the vacation postponed it for the next year. ...

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  • Homeless ministry stirred by coffee shop encounter

    July 5 2017 by Samantha Moats, University of Mobile | with 0 comments
    Homeless ministry stirred by coffee shop encounter

    The barista stands smiling behind the counter while preparing drinks. Meanwhile, an unkempt, older man walks in: dirty blue jeans, a shirt several sizes too large, his face unshaven and burned from the sun. “Hey there, Chelsey!” he calls to the barista. “Hey, Mr. Jimmy!” she returns. ...

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  • World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

    June 28 2017 by Helen Gibson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

    Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint. But 64-year-old Charlene Meadows, a lifelong resident of Owensboro, Ky., was unable to make these repairs to her home herself. ...

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  • Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    June 16 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    As a young girl, as Ashley Sparkman listened to stories of missionaries serving around the world, she told God she would “go” to take the gospel to people who had never heard it. In college, as she studied physical therapy, she began to ask God to expand her horizons to go on mission. ...

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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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  • WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    April 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    Being raised in the church, Ruth Ripken decided at age 8 that she would be a missionary when she grew up. At age 12, she presented a term paper about going to Africa and began writing an annual letter to the International Mission Board about her desire and availability to go.

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  • 6 Stones leads churches in transforming communities

    April 13 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    6 Stones leads churches in transforming communities

    John Meador experienced “a grief, a heartbreak ... soul-searching, a time of prayer and fasting” when he learned about a woman who had no one to help her after an apartment fire. The church Meador leads, First Baptist in Euless, Texas, was emerging from millions of dollars in debt and was focused on missions ventures worldwide.

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  • Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    April 5 2017 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern launched a Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative to encourage minorities to become more involved in Great Commission work around the world. The new program offers minority students financial assistance for Southeastern mission trips along with help in preparing to go.

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  • Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    April 4 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    As a church planter, Dane Helsing says he is thankful for the short-term missions teams that partner and serve alongside him in the Greater Boston area. But Helsing and his congregation aren’t the only ones who benefit. “Obviously, the church benefits, but members of the mission team benefit, as well,” says Helsing.

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