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  • ‘More than ever’ global school prayer event critical

    September 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘More than ever’ global school prayer event critical

    Prayer is needed now in schools more than ever, organizers of an annual prayer event said as the initiative marks its 28th year Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in schools globally. See You at the Pole (SYATP), drawing an estimated 1 million students in prayer on school grounds, is expanding its influence this year by teaming with Claim Your Campus …

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  • Baptist Association emphasis, with new name, moves to October

    July 17 2018 by Baptist Press & LifeWay Staff | with 0 comments
    Baptist Association emphasis, with new name, moves to October

    News about associational missions was among the headlines during the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, except for one action by messengers of importance to the 1,100 Baptist associations across the country. What made the news: a recommended title …

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  • Music helps missionaries break barriers

    December 5 2014 by Tess Rivers, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Music helps missionaries break barriers

    Good values weren’t enough for Linda Hamfors of Stockholm, Sweden. Hamfors, who grew up in an atheist family, believed Jesus was “a really amazing guy” and learned values from her parents like forgiveness, acceptance and love. But, good values couldn’t sustain the singer/songwriter through the tumultuous years when her parents began drinking more and pursuing materialistic gain.

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  • Week of Prayer: December 1-8

    November 26 2013 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Week of Prayer: December 1-8

    December 1-8 marks the Week of Prayer for highlighting missionaries of the International Mission Board. With the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, Southern Baptists are invited to be “Totally His” by praying for and giving to international missions so that Christ’s love might be spread globally.

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  • When the world comes to Wicker Park

    February 25 2013 by Tobin Perry, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    When the world comes to Wicker Park

    Look around Chicago’s Wicker Park and you’ll find just about every kind of person you can imagine. You may meet 44-year-old Maurice Burr, the one-time high school football star who spends his days in a wheelchair because of gang violence.

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  • Baptist Children’s Homes changed Kourri’s life

    October 24 2011 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Baptist Children’s Homes changed Kourri’s life

    Kourri perches herself on the rail of the small pier. With fishing rod in hand, the teen casts her line across the shimmering lake. The bobber attached to the line makes a soft “plop” as it impacts the water’s surface. Her father Steven smiles approvingly as he casts his own line.

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