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  • An exodus from Venezuela & new ministry in Chile

    Insecure and unstable describe life in Venezuela. The country is running out of food. It has recorded more murders – 28,000 in 2017 – than countries at war. Venezuela’s population of 30 million people is decreasing, with more than 4 million emigrations in the past 10 years. 

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  • 2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    October 8 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    In the 100th anniversary since Southern Baptists named their global mission offering in honor of esteemed missionary Lottie Moon, churches gave $158.9 million to sustain their international missionaries worldwide – the second-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions ever received. 

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  • Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    October 5 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees meeting Oct. 1-2 in New York City were the first to hear that Southern Baptists gave an all-time record high to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2018. Kevin Ezell, NAMB’s president, announced the record $61.1 million offering to the group Monday evening (Oct. 1).

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  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    October 4 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to trustees during their meeting that the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions broke the $60 million mark for the first time ever in 2018, with Southern Baptists giving $6-1.1 million.

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  • N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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  • Deaf men stir IMB worker’s heart for their souls

    The imam placed his copy of the Quran carefully on the table and called the men at the memorial service to attention. He opened the book, lifted his hands toward heaven and began to chant in honor of the man who had died. The Deaf men in the room copied the stance but remained silent …

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  • African nation’s Baptists stirred to advance gospel

    In the country that birthed voodoo, Baptists in Benin are working to pray for and support the spread of the gospel in the Sub-Saharan country. It’s a story IMB missionary Barbara Singerman can’t share without tearing up. “They are investing in missions,” she said. “They are expressing a love and appreciation and oneness – participation in the work.

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  • Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    June 11 2018 by Julie McGowan, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    Southern Baptists’ contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are 3.75 percent ahead of the May 2017 offering totals, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, IMB treasurer and vice president of support services. At the end of May, IMB had received $142,683,654 so far for the 2017-2018 campaign, which began …

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  • Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder and BSC Staff | with 0 comments
    Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder and convention communications staff have collected briefs of the most significant stories of 2017 related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, including a “Resolution Denouncing Racism” adopted at the annual meeting and the celebration of a record year in missions giving.

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  • Brave boy leads sisters to safety, a new home

    October 16 2017 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Brave boy leads sisters to safety, a new home

    Jake was only nine years old when he woke up his two younger sisters and together escaped an abusive home. He used to dream of flying far away from his angry stepdad. Now they have a new family at the Baptist Children’s Homes.

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  • Offering restores hope for one family

    May 16 2017 by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Offering restores hope for one family

    Laura Clark was a working mother of two daughters. A former athlete and wife to a police detective, life was good, until the day she had to struggle to carry her baby. With her heart rate soaring over 220 beats a minute, a high-speed ambulance ride to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center saved her life. ...

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  • Platt: How giving in your church resounds God’s glory

    December 1 2016 by David Platt, SBC Life | with 0 comments
    Platt: How giving in your church resounds God’s glory

    If you are reading this article, you are likely a part of one of more than 46,000 churches the International Mission Board partners with to spread the gospel around the world. God’s Word shows us why giving together like that makes sense – and how giving in your church is resounding around the world.

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  • 2016 Annie Armstrong giving 2nd highest ever

    October 13 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2016 Annie Armstrong giving 2nd highest ever

    The nearly $59 million given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2016 ranks second highest in the offering’s history, the North American Mission Board announced. Southern Baptists gave $58,860,553 in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 to the offering named for noted missionary Annie Armstrong, second only to the $59,463,281 given in 2007.

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  • Baptists on Mission celebrates 40 years of ministry

    September 20 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Baptists on Mission celebrates 40 years of ministry

    The year was 1976, and Ed Bullock had just been appointed as the executive director of a newly formed auxiliary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina – a ministry called N.C. Baptist Men. Now, 40 years later, N.C. Baptist Men, also known as Baptists on Mission, has a legacy to celebrate.

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  • N.C. missions offering prepares the way

    September 20 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. missions offering prepares the way

    For nearly a year, North Carolina Baptists on Mission has been conducting a mission in South Carolina in response to the devastating floods that swept the area in early October 2015. A team of volunteers has diligently worked to rebuild and clean up homes, as well as prepare meals, provide showers and do loads of laundry.

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