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  • Sandy’s storm devastation ‘unprecedented,’ leader says

    Nearly 90 people have been confirmed dead in the United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the number of people who remain unaccounted for is unknown, officials said Nov. 1. Tensions were rising as electricity remained off for nearly 5 million customers in the Northeast and access to basic necessities grew more difficult.

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  • Baptists to see ‘high-capacity’ Sandy response

    November 1 2012 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists to see ‘high-capacity’ Sandy response

    Wind, flood, fire and snow have combined to displace thousands of residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and West Virginia. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers are on their way to the hardest-hit areas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, bringing help and hope in the midst of crisis.

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  • Baptist worker returns to a hurting New York

    November 1 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist worker returns to a hurting New York

    The death toll from Hurricane Sandy had risen to at least 50 people Wednesday as 6 million electric customers remained without power in the Northeast, crippled by damaged infrastructures and hazardous floodwater. Amid the devastation, Southern Baptists rallied to help.

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  • N.C. volunteers headed to New Jersey

    October 31 2012 by BR staff, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.C. volunteers headed to New Jersey

    A mobile kitchen team and additional support units were headed to Rutgers, N.J., today to help with relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, which caused at least 50 U.S. deaths, record flooding, massive power outages and extensive devastation as it roared ashore Monday night (Oct. 29) near New York City.

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  • Caribbean hurricane assessment launched

    October 30 2012 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Caribbean hurricane assessment launched

    Baptists in the Caribbean spent the weekend assessing damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which left at least 62 people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless before it moved on toward eastern coast of the United States.

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  • Deep Impact leaders teach students to ‘share story’

    September 13 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Deep Impact leaders teach students to ‘share story’

    After 15 years of working in retail, Dollie Noa was on her way to becoming a top-level manager, with no thoughts of looking back. But before she could continue climbing the corporate ladder, she realized that life was more than work. She wanted to invest more of her time in serving God and loving her family.

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  • Ministry, politics converge in Charlotte

    September 10 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Ministry, politics converge in Charlotte

    While politics was the biggest draw in Charlotte during the week of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), many North Carolina Baptist churches in the area saw the large out-of-town crowd as an opportunity to share the love of Jesus.

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  • N.C. Baptist Men respond to Hurricane Isaac damage

    September 10 2012 by BR staff | with 0 comments

    On Sept. 9, a North Carolina Baptist Men’s disaster recovery team arrived in Walker, La., to help people impacted by Hurricane Isaac. Approximately 450 homes in the area were affected by the storm, according to a report on Baptists on Mission website at baptistsonmission.org.

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  • Alexis: Doing, supporting missions, two sides of same coin

    September 4 2012 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Alexis: Doing, supporting missions, two sides of same coin

    Missions keeps Alexis Baptist Church a lively and outward-focused congregation, said Pastor Sandy M. Marks, and that means both going out to do missions and supporting missions financially. Alexis members have long equated missions support with Cooperative Program support, he added.

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  • Chaplaincy volunteers make a difference in disaster relief

    August 28 2012 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Chaplaincy volunteers make a difference in disaster relief

    Each year as hurricane season comes and goes we’re reminded of the many challenges in the aftermath of a disaster. Some must replace a roof or refurbish a flooded home. Others must confront the challenge of overcoming the tragic loss of a loved one.

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  • Caraway celebrates 50 years

    July 31 2012 by BR staff | with 1 comments
    Caraway celebrates 50 years

    Former Camp Caraway staff members brought their families to a special event July 21 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp near Asheboro. Directors, counselors and others gathered to reminisce and celebrate 50 years of Camp Caraway.

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  • Storms & fires activate DR in 15 states

    July 5 2012 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Storms & fires activate DR in 15 states

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units are in action in 15 states in response to recent storms in the mid-Atlantic, flooding in Florida and wildfires in Colorado. “It’s a busy time,” said Mickey Caison, the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) disaster relief team leader who is in Colorado assisting relief efforts with the wildfire in the state.

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  • Drinking water project transforms spiritually, physically

    June 20 2012 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Drinking water project transforms spiritually, physically

    Through help from North Carolina Baptists, Biju Thomas is on a mission to bring spiritual and physical change to Bihar, India. “I believe it is the birthright of every person in Bihar to hear the gospel at least once in their lifetime,” said the founder and president of Transformation India Movement (TIM), which is partnering with North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM).

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  • Shelby Mission Camp dedicated, awaits volunteers

    May 23 2012 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Shelby Mission Camp dedicated, awaits volunteers

    Shelby Mission Camp was dedicated and pronounced open for ministry in an April 29 service attended by hundreds of volunteers and supporters.

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  • Women vital part of organization known for its men

    May 22 2012 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Women vital part of organization known for its men

    Llewellyn Jones knows God provides for those in need. As administration team leader for North Carolina Baptist Men, Jones sees God working in little and big ways.

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