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  • 3-min. testimonies & prize drawings make ears perk up

    September 27 2018 by Tim Tune, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3-min. testimonies & prize drawings make ears perk up

    Most Christians are willing to share their faith when it can be as simple as a three-minute testimony, a Mississippi church has found in using the three-minute story witnessing method. “When you tell people, ‘What we want you to do is share your testimony in three minutes,’ that means I don’t have to sit down and carry on an hour conversation …

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  • 101-year-old’s salvation caps wife’s 24-year prayer

    October 9 2015 by Brian Blackwell, Louisiana Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    101-year-old’s salvation caps wife’s 24-year prayer

    Lou Warshaw prayed for 24 years that her husband George would accept Christ as his Lord and Savior. After years of refusing to give up hope that he would become a Christian, God answered her prayers when, at the age of 101, George made that decision and followed through with baptism.

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  • Turning to Christ, teen heals from anger & abuse

    September 8 2015 by Karen Pearce, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Turning to Christ, teen heals from anger & abuse

    Seventeen-year-old Justin Spencer was with a team of Texas Baptists when an unexpected thing happened. Standing on the front porch of a house in Chalmettte, La., listening as his teammate Hailey gave a gospel presentation, his heart quickened. He spoke with his youth pastor and came to Christ that day.

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  • Sex trafficking victim: Healing came from God

    August 12 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sex trafficking victim: Healing came from God

    Iryna came to the U.S. from Eastern Europe with her mother and brother. While pursuing a bachelor's in New York City, Iryna was approached by a handsome and charismatic stranger who eventually led her through a three year human trafficking ordeal. He courted her, charming her by opening doors ...

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  • Perfectionist in Vermont finds grace in Christ

    August 10 2015 by Karen Pearce, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Perfectionist in Vermont finds grace in Christ

    At Faith Community Church in Vermont, Barbara Petrie has not only found faith in Christ as the answer to perfectionism, but she has also seen her children – Nick, Catherine and Alexandra – come to Christ and be baptized. Petrie was raised Catholic – “the whole nine yards …”

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  • Bosnian immigrant finds more than American dream

    July 13 2015 by Karen Pearce, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bosnian immigrant finds more than American dream

    Although being Baptist is a common thing in Jasmine’s current home state of Louisiana, it is quite unusual in her home country. She grew up in Bosnia where Islam, Orthodoxy and Catholicism vie for prominence. She was born into a Muslim family – her grandfather was an imam.

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  • Yadkinville man shares Christ through gift of cross

    May 20 2015 by Jesse Miles, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Yadkinville man shares Christ through gift of cross

    After several years battling a serious lung disease, Mickie Reavis of Bethel Baptist Church in Yadkinville, credits his recovery to determination, answered prayers and “God’s amazing grace.” Now Mickie uses his time to hand craft small wooden crosses that he offers to people as a ministry tool.

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  • Lives being changed one sandwich at a time

    April 2 2015 by Robert Chapman, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Lives being changed one sandwich at a time

    Born to a 16-year-old prostitute mother and a pimp father, no one expected Barry Washington to get far in life. He dropped out of school in 8th grade and turned to a life of crime. Today Washington has planted a church and started a restaurant ministry …

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  • First believer opens door to gospel among people group

    Jon Gerwig, an IMB missionary, came to East Asia in 2004 to work with the Iron Pea* people group, which had no known churches and only a handful of believers. He and his coworkers use a new method of ministry called “Scripture planting,” which integrates Bible translation with real-time church planting, evangelism and discipleship.

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  • Hardened marine ‘rocked’ by loss, surrenders to Christ

    November 12 2014 by Paul F. South, The TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hardened marine ‘rocked’ by loss, surrenders to Christ

    After a ‘Damascus Road experience’ and the death of a close friend the life of drill instructor, Brandon Graham began to change dramatically. The 34-year old Oklahoma native now serves as assistant pastor at RockPointe Church in Flower Mound, TX.

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  • East Germans still burdened by the wall

    November 10 2014 by Beth Vaughan, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    East Germans still burdened by the wall

    International Mission Board missionaries, Pam and Wayne Jenkins, arrived in December 1982 when people were being sent to jail in East Germany for openly sharing the gospel. It was nearly six years later when the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989.

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  • Tommy Adams makes disciples through sports

    November 3 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 1 comments
    Tommy Adams makes disciples through sports

    Tommy Adams, a former professional basketball player, found strength and direction to unite his love of God and basketball through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s discipleship groups. He became connected to SEBTS through Seth Bible, whom he met playing basketball in Wake Forest.

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  • Former Wolfpack basketball player empowers youth

    November 3 2014 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Former Wolfpack basketball player empowers youth

    Roman Gabriel III recently interviewed Tynesha Lewis, former guard for North Carolina State University, who also played professionally in the Women’s National Basketball Association. In 2003, Lewis started a non-profit organization called ITSDOABLE, Inc., which features motivational speaking and youth programs.

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  • Cotton farmer’s faith weathers trials

    September 5 2014 by James Langston, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cotton farmer’s faith weathers trials

    Like most farmers in Zambia, Passmore Hacaba had planted his cotton by hand when the rains began. By Christmas he had some promising looking fields. Then one morning, he came out of his hut and noticed that something was wrong. Hacaba is Tonga, a member of an unreached people group in Zambia.

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  • Fire survivors thankful for Baptist relief

    September 2 2014 by Tobin Perry, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fire survivors thankful for Baptist relief

    Patty Wetzel already knew the life-altering devastation that can come when fire strikes a home. She remembers well the night 37 years ago – as a young mother – when she and her family were forced to flee their burning home. Her family lost “everything” that night.

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