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  • Iowa tornado devastation triggers Baptist DR response

    July 27 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Iowa tornado devastation triggers Baptist DR response

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams have begun cleanup work in Marshalltown, Iowa, following a devastating tornado July 19. A Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief team arrived Tuesday to set up incident command at Iglesia Karios in Marshalltown. Chainsaw teams from Iowa have dispersed throughout the city to clear debris.

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  • Missouri DR deploys after 17 killed at Branson lake

    July 23 2018 by Benjamin Hawkins, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Missouri DR deploys after 17 killed at Branson lake

    Seventeen people, including children, died July 19 after a sudden violent storm capsized a “duck boat” on Table Rock Lake near the tourist hotspot of Branson, Mo. The tragedy prompted a response from Missouri Disaster Relief (DR) today, as well as from other Southern Baptists in the region.

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  • 9 roofs & counting for church’s home repair outreach

    May 31 2018 by Kayla Rinker, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    9 roofs & counting for church’s home repair outreach

    She had a 6-foot-wide hole in her roof and a 55-gallon drum catching rainwater in her living room. Retired after 35 years in the local school district, she and her son, who is battling cancer, now have a new roof provided by the Love Thy Neighbor home repair outreach of First Baptist Church in Viburnum, Mo.

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  • Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    May 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    North Carolina’s Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men, announced today (May 22) that Gaylon Moss, disaster relief director, has accepted a similar position with the Missouri Baptist Convention. Moss will make the transition July 1, after serving in his current role for nearly 20 years.

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  • Her call: vulnerable women & babies in their wombs

    March 29 2018 by Kayla Rinker, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Her call: vulnerable women & babies in their wombs

    The abdominal bleeding wouldn’t stop and she was running a fever of 104. The landlord knew the ordeal her young tenant had been through at Planned Parenthood, so she called somebody who knew more about post-abortion health concerns than she did. After a few phone calls, the scared young woman was connected with Bonnie Lee. ...

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  • Embezzlement ordeal leaves church ‘anxious to move on’

    March 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Embezzlement ordeal leaves church ‘anxious to move on’

    Days before its former treasurer faces arraignment in the alleged embezzlement of more than $300,000 from the congregation, Antioch Baptist Church remains focused on ministry, pastor Jack Emmite said. “[We’re] just anxious to move on with what the Lord has for us to be doing,” Emmite said.

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  • Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    February 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on the ground and others are on standby after weekend tornadoes and flooding killed five people and damaged homes in five states. Two disaster relief teams have been deployed in Tennessee; Illinois is assessing a response to flooding there; and teams are on standby in Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio.

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  • State convention building sales accumulate

    December 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State convention building sales accumulate

    At its annual meeting, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby. As CBGC executive director Nathan Lorick put it, the convention’s “desire in selling our building is to maximize the reach of our dollars through minimizing our space needs.”

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  • DR intern helps in Houston, earns college credit

    November 3 2017 by Brian Koonce, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    DR intern helps in Houston, earns college credit

    Maddy Atwell spent her entire summer preparing for a disaster. A member of Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville, Mo., and a collegiate intern for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief, she spent her summer training to respond however she was needed – whether in mass care, child care, laundry, mud-out work, chaplaincy, chainsaw or incident command.

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  • Eclipse ‘buzz’ spurs gospel witness by churches

    August 7 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Eclipse ‘buzz’ spurs gospel witness by churches

    When the sun goes dark Aug. 21 during a total solar eclipse, churches from Oregon to South Carolina will use the event as an opportunity to illumine their communities with the gospel. This is the first total eclipse visible from the U.S. since 1979.

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  • Rural church’s student ministry called ‘a God thing’

    July 20 2017 by Dan Steinbeck, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Rural church’s student ministry called ‘a God thing’

    The numbers don’t add up, humanly speaking. Rock Springs Baptist Church averages 120 in Sunday services. Yet they run about 180 in student ministry on Wednesdays. “It’s a God thing. It has nothing to do with me,” pastor John Jordan said. “I’m just blessed to come in at the onset of this.”

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  • High court backs church in public benefits case

    June 27 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court backs church in public benefits case

    The U.S. Supreme Court made a clear decision that churches have the freedom to participate in government programs with secular purposes. Seven of the high court’s nine justices agreed the state of Missouri violated a church’s right to exercise its faith freely by barring it from participating in a government-run, playground-resurfacing program.

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  • Association pioneers church revitalization model

    May 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Association pioneers church revitalization model

    Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association. In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton.

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  • SBTC DR teams end response to tornadoes, move to Missouri

    May 22 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    SBTC DR teams end response to tornadoes, move to Missouri

    Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) disaster relief (DR) teams ended a nearly two-week deployment to East Texas, where they assisted victims of four tornadoes that hit in late April and early May. SBTC DR efforts focused on the communities of Canton, Emory and Fruitvale, said Mike Benton a DR “white cap” leader from Bishop, Texas.

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  • Yeats, at 20 years in SBC post, to be re-nominated

    May 4 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Yeats, at 20 years in SBC post, to be re-nominated

    John L. Yeats, first elected as the Southern Baptist Convention’s recording secretary in 1997, will be re-nominated for the post during the SBC’s June 13-14 annual meeting in Phoenix. Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, was serving as editor of the Indiana Baptist convention newsjournal when first elected 20 years ago.

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