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  • Irma response to begin; Harvey relief work continues

    September 12 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Irma response to begin; Harvey relief work continues

    Mark MacDonald walked around his Jacksonville home Sept. 11 assessing the damage done by Hurricane Irma. “Our roof is leaking and a few trees are down,” MacDonald said. “Our neighbor’s ... garden was completely torn to shreds. It’s not ideal, but it really could have been worse for us. We’re all thankful to God for that.”

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  • ‘God sent them,’ flooded homeowner says of Baptists

    September 11 2017 by Carmen K. Sisson, NAMB | with 0 comments
    ‘God sent them,’ flooded homeowner says of Baptists

    Paul Matlock, 73, was sitting in his yard, staring into the distance, overwhelmed, when Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers arrived. Floodwater from Hurricane Harvey had climbed more than six feet inside his home; it was chest high when he managed to escape with his wife Diana, 63, and their toy fox terrier.

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  • SBC’s Brotherhood fondly recalled at 20-year reunion

    August 31 2017 by Tim Yarbrough, IMB & Bill Bangham, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    SBC’s Brotherhood fondly recalled at 20-year reunion

    More than 60 former staff members, trustees and volunteers of the Brotherhood Commission gathered for a reunion at the 20-year mark of the closing of the Southern Baptist Convention entity. Some of the attendees came from as far as Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia to celebrate the ministry which made Memphis its home for 59 years.

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  • Chicago’s ‘Reborn’ church transforms inner-city lives

    Roy Brown wasn’t sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park. Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.

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  • Redefine your life, Send Conference’s 4,000 exhorted

    July 31 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Redefine your life, Send Conference’s 4,000 exhorted

    “Is anybody hungry for a fresh move of God?” Las Vegas pastor Vance Pitman asked the crowd of 4,000-plus during the first of four main gatherings at the Send Conference in Orlando, Fla. “Our prayer is that God would move fresh in your heart,” said Pitman.

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