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  • Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    November 1 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    When Nelson Martínez’s father died this summer, Martínez inherited a piece of property half a day up the mountain from his hometown of Cúcuta, Colombia. The property sits at 10,000 feet at the top of a cold, often rainy mountain pass.

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  • Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

    September 6 2018 by Casey Watson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

    The light was soft as Monica* weeded her garden on a community farm in South Sudan. A picture from that day shows her sitting quietly among other garden plots, her legs folded demurely under her thin body. A long scarf is tied around her head for protection from the blazing African sun.

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  • Churches called to action for Global Hunger Sunday

    September 19 2016 by BGR and BR staff | with 0 comments
    Churches called to action for Global Hunger Sunday

    When Southern Baptists observe the annual Global Hunger Sunday the second Sunday in October, they will be called to act out the powerful love of Jesus, who the Bible says was “moved with compassion” for people in desperate need. Baptist Global Response has published a new media kit to help churches promote Global Hunger.

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  • Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    April 19 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    Powerful earthquakes struck both Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, killing hundreds of people in the two countries and kick-starting local disaster response teams. In Japan, a three-day series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the southern part of the country. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on was the worst in decades.

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  • Pastor’s new bride a ‘12-cow kind of girl’

    January 12 2016 by Lily Jameson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Pastor’s new bride a ‘12-cow kind of girl’

    A Kentucky Baptist church got involved in an unusual fundraiser just before its pastor Daniel Lowry married his wife. The congregation ended up paying more than $1,500 to Baptist Global Response for him to be able to say “I do” in October.

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  • Microenterprise fund to extend Mike Barnett’s passion

    December 14 2015 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Microenterprise fund to extend Mike Barnett’s passion

    In life, Mike Barnett had a deep passion for helping people in need. He was among the founders of Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist relief and development organization. When Barnett died unexpectedly Aug. 10 at age 62, family and friends wanted to see his 25 years of commitment continue ...

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  • In Nepal, fuel crisis hinders quake recovery

    November 11 2015 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    In Nepal, fuel crisis hinders quake recovery

    A new, man-made disaster is complicating efforts to help Nepalis recover from the devastating earthquake that struck the country in April. Ongoing protests over Nepal’s new constitution have shut down the main road between India and Nepal since Sept. 24. The road is the main supply line for fuel and food.

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  • In Ukraine: He lifts church’s resolve to stay open

    October 13 2015 by Tom Long, IMB Connecting | with 0 comments
    In Ukraine: He lifts church’s resolve to stay open

    I met Victor* last summer. At that time, the 30-something believer was helping evacuate people from Ukrainian towns and villages where the war was raging. Now he works with a ministry that assists internally displaced people. Life along the road to the war front seemed normal – gardens surrounding every home ...

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  • ‘The Response’ slated for Charlotte

    September 9 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘The Response’ slated for Charlotte

    The prayer movement known as “The Response” is coming to North Carolina. The groundswell event was born when Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana called for a Day of Prayer for his state. The gathering will be Sept. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Children give to help those in need

    August 27 2015 by Lily Jameson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Children give to help those in need

    Through giving their pennies, nickels and dimes and more, kids at Circle Drive Baptist Church are seeking to help others through Baptist Global Response. For the past several years, the church’s children’s ministry has encouraged kids to raise money to help Haitian earthquake survivors recover from disaster …

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  • Syrian refugees to hit 4 million; Baptists continue serving

    April 20 2015 by Evelyn Adamson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Syrian refugees to hit 4 million; Baptists continue serving

    Syria entered its fourth year of conflict in March with the grim report that an estimated 220,000 people have been killed since fighting began in early 2011. In addition, registered refugee numbers soon will hit the 4 million mark, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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  • After escaping, former child slave blossoms under loving care

    To the people who bought her, Bornali* was nothing more than a workhorse. They forced her to clean a construction zone, wash dishes and care for children and animals. She still bears physical and emotional scars from her abuse, but now she can live in the manner for which she was created.

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  • Hands get dirty to help flood victims in Serbia

    July 9 2014 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hands get dirty to help flood victims in Serbia

    While many will spend their summer vacation on beaches or in amusement parks, a handful of Southern Baptists will spend their time knee-deep in mud to help rebuild lives destroyed by floodwaters in Bosnia and Serbia.

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  • 1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval

    September 3 2013 by Charles Braddix, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval

    “I am staying,” a Baptist pastor in Syria said. “They tell me to travel, to leave, to emigrate, but I tell them I am staying.” He is one of several pastors who serve in Baptist churches throughout Syria caught up in civil war.

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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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