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  • Facing missions with a “whatever it takes” spirit | ()

    Gabriel Revilla recalls a “Nike moment” when his college pastor in Miami approached him with a question.

    “What do you think about recruiting an actual team of students and allowing them to come to Miami to reach lostness here?” Gus Hernandez, collegiate pastor at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, asked Revilla.

    The question was neither small nor random. Hernandez knew Revilla’s heart and potential for leadership in ministry.

    Revilla accepted the challenge and decided to, “Just do it.”

    Then came Chicago.

    Date Created: 3/6/2015 2:09:18 PM

    Texas roots now planted in South Dakota | ()

    More than 180 years ago, anyone living in the Mexican controlled Texas territory had to speak Spanish and could only attend a Roman Catholic Church. As Stephen F. Austin led the effort toward Texas independence, a friend of his, Josiah H. Bell, was equally resolute toward another objective. Bell helped form the first Protestant church in Texas. Bell started a family tradition that today reaches to the Dakotas.   

    I guess its in our blood, said North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planter Jonathan Land. He is Bells great, great, great, great grandson, and they share deep Texas roots.  

    I was born in Texas, Land said. Theres a reason people dont like people from Texas. They are just so arrogant about being from Texas. I used to be that guy.  

    Date Created: 3/5/2015 5:07:09 PM

    Intersecting with the world in New York City | ()

    Austin Coleman has spent each of the last two summers in New York City looking for intersections. If ever there was a city where success would seem inevitable, America’s largest city would be that place with its blur of 24-hour activity. New York City is a seemingly endless maze of intersections populated by yellow taxicabs, limousines, delivery trucks and personal vehicles. Despite potential risk, Coleman has navigated the city without incident or peril. Now, he has a love for New York City and a desire eventually to return there to live and plant churches.  

    Date Created: 3/4/2015 12:15:07 PM

    Giving that makes a difference every day | ()

    We are grateful for every dollar Southern Baptists give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions. Sometimes you might feel far-removed from the results of the offering so let me remind you of a few. What you give to Annie helps Southern Baptists start new churches where they are needed most. In 2014 Southern Baptists planted 985 new churches. That’s up 5 percent over the previous year and in some places increases were even more dramatic. In Ohio 37 new churches were started—an increase of 20 over the previous year. In New York there were 42 new churches—an increase of 22. And in the Northwest Convention, which includes Oregon, Washington State and parts of Idaho, 27 churches were started—24 more than the previous year.

    Date Created: 3/4/2015 9:33:28 AM

    The American immigrant migrates to Canada to plant a church | ()

    Regent Park is a revitalizing area near downtown Toronto, a city of neighborhoods. Today, Regent Park is fast changing as young adults, many of whom are college educated, are choosing to live there. “Toronto is much like New York City,” Yang said. “It’s a thinking city. You engage people’s hearts through their minds.” 

    Date Created: 3/2/2015 6:24:17 PM

    Driven by love in LDS dominant Utah | ()

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionary Travis Kerns would encourage you to love the LDS. That’s what he has learned to do. His love for Mormons grew to the point that he now lives 35 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and serves as city missionary for NAMB’s Send North America: Salt Lake City.  

    Date Created: 3/2/2015 5:18:15 PM

    A simple click leads to GenSend engagement | ()

    Perhaps this is only supposed to happen in movies. But with a little help from Google and one click of a mouse, Sarah Reese Hunt found her life’s direction and eventually her husband.

    Date Created: 2/27/2015 8:50:56 AM

    Baptist Relief responds to local ice storm crisis | ()

    After a Feb. 15-16 ice storm in parts of North Georgia, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency reached out to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to recruit a team to help clear fallen trees assisting the agency in restoring power to local residents.

    Date Created: 2/20/2015 12:18:26 PM

    Cincinnati church plant trains future leaders through NAMB Farm System | ()

    Christ the King, a multi-campus Southern Baptist church plant that started in downtown Cincinnati, is in the middle of its second year of a residency program at the church. The North American Mission Board provides funding for three of the eight residents in the program. One of them is a lead planter and the other two are church planting interns. Most of the current crop of residents came from within the church. 

    Date Created: 2/18/2015 2:21:36 PM

    SBDR celebrates “adventurers for Jesus” during awards presentation | ()

    Northwest Baptist Convention Executive Director Randy Adams connected the faithful service of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers and the pioneer spiritual leaders who first took the gospel to the Northwest in the 19th century, before an awards presentation on Jan. 28 at the Northwest Baptist Convention building in Vancouver, Wash.

    Date Created: 2/11/2015 3:26:49 PM

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