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  • Sutherland Springs expresses accountability to donors

    April 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sutherland Springs expresses accountability to donors

    Donors supporting First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after the mass murder of 26 worshippers there can be assured of the church’s integrity in handling donations, the church said in an April 12th open letter. The statement comes after concerns related to the use of funds for victim relief have been raised.

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  • FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project

    March 28 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project

    First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, the Southern Baptist congregation whose members were targeted by a gunman in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, will begin construction of a new worship center and education building in May. Plans were announced March 27 by Frank Pomeroy, the church’s pastor.

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  • A win-win: church plants & sponsoring churches

    March 16 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    A win-win: church plants & sponsoring churches

    At 30,000 people, Cleburne is not a big city – nor a small town – on the fringes of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It’s a community full of young families with a large contingency of older citizens who have called it home for decades. But when church planter John Turner looks at …

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  • Baptists stepping up efforts to help Appalachia

    March 13 2018 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Baptists stepping up efforts to help Appalachia

    In the Appalachians, unemployment, poverty and drug abuse remain rampant. But Southern Baptists are stepping up their efforts to help residents impacted by the stark conditions. They are opening an Appalachia Ministry Center that will distribute food and other supplies throughout the central Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Ohio.

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  • Former gang member reaching Canada’s largest city

    “Everyone is welcome!” That is the motto of Fellowship Church Rogue Park located in Toronto’s East End. This multiethnic, multigenerational church plant rents space in a local Catholic school on Sunday mornings. Launched near an area known for gang violence, the ministry is led by a former gang member Kesavan Balasingham and his wife Viji.

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  • Meeting needs first in New York City

    February 20 2018 by North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Meeting needs first in New York City

    Once an abandoned storefront tagged with spray paint, the building that originally housed Graffiti Church has become a symbol of hope on New York’s Lower East Side. Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and his wife, Susan, strategically positioned the church plant in 1986 amid crack houses and a large homeless population.

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  • TRUSTEES: NAMB introduces ‘Send Puerto Rico’

    February 9 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: NAMB introduces ‘Send Puerto Rico’

    The North American Mission Board is adding Puerto Rico to its list of special areas that will receive increased attention and resources for church planting, Send Relief ministries and partnership opportunities with Southern Baptist churches that want to minister on the island. NAMB president Kevin Ezell shared the plans with NAMB trustees.

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  • Virgin Islands pastor: Baptists’ concern ‘genuine’

    January 30 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Virgin Islands pastor: Baptists’ concern ‘genuine’

    The “genuine” love and concern of fellow Southern Baptists are what U.S. Virgin Islands pastor Lawrence Turnbull cites as perhaps his greatest appreciation while recovering from two devastating hurricanes of 2017.“There’s a love and a concern that the folks show that [is] genuine,” Turnbull said.

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  • Persecuted in Pakistan, now pastoring in Vancouver

    January 30 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Persecuted in Pakistan, now pastoring in Vancouver

    Pastor Gavaha* received the alarming news while he was visiting South Korea for a leadership conference. A group of men, claiming to have come to deliver a magazine at his family’s home in Pakistan, had forced their way past an armed security guard and taken Gavaha’s wife and four children hostage.

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  • Home by home, Burmese hear church’s gospel appeal

    January 19 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Home by home, Burmese hear church’s gospel appeal

    Thirty people made professions of faith in Jesus during Agape Myanmar Mission’s home visits for its third annual Christmas outreach. “And a lot of Burmese people hear the Good News for the first time,” pastor Silas Lian said. “Please keep praying for us ... as we ... disciple our new believers.”

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  • Students’ GenSend experience energizes church’s giving

    January 2 2018 by Alexandra Toy, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Students’ GenSend experience energizes church’s giving

    In the summer of 2016, college students from Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La., traveled to Chicago and Calgary to learn to live on mission. That experience not only changed the lives of the students, it also impacted the church.

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  • CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    January 2 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    Though the Cooperative Program unites Southern Baptist churches in giving money for missions, it also helps believers acknowledge they need each other in the daunting task of reaching the nations for Christ, a church planter with an international background said.

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  • Partnering churches embolden Boston-area planter

    December 20 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Partnering churches embolden Boston-area planter

    “Where would Paul go today?” Chris Causey, pastor of Boston-area church plant Encounter Church, asked himself this as he read the accounts of Paul’s missionary journeys in the book of Acts. What started off as a reflection during his personal study would become the Holy Spirit drawing him in a new direction.

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  • DR’s Mickey Caison retires from SBC’s ‘greatest job’

    December 8 2017 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    DR’s Mickey Caison retires from SBC’s ‘greatest job’

    Think back among the most harrowing disasters in recent U.S. history: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Midwest floods of 1993, the Northridge earthquake and Hurricanes Andrew, Harvey and Irma. Mickey Caison has represented Southern Baptists at each of them.

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  • Puerto Rico missionary’s relief aid opens hearts

    November 29 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico missionary’s relief aid opens hearts

    Even in the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s devastation from Hurricane Maria, church planting missionary Jorge Santiago has been experiencing the truth of Romans 8:28 that all things can work together for good. In July, Santiago and his wife moved to Puerto Rico with their two children to serve as church planting missionaries in Comerío.

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