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December 15, 2017
By NAMB Staff Historic year in disaster relief In one of the most turbulent weather years in American history, Southern Baptists were stretched to their limits as they partnered to bring relief to those affected by massive storms. The...
December 7, 2017
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—Think back on the most significant U.S. disasters of the past 30 years: Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Andrew, the Midwest Floods of 1993, the Northridge Earthquake, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey.
November 20, 2017
[Comerío, Puerto Rico]—Church planting missionary Jorge Santiago has been experiencing the truth of Romans 8:28 firsthand. Even in the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s tragic hurricane, all things can still work together for good.
November 15, 2017
Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Southern Baptists continue to serve residents there. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) and Send Relief have created an island-wide response from the ground up. Sam Porter, NAMB’s national director for disaster relief, has...
November 10, 2017
Chaplain Sam Lee is one of many who has committed his life to sharing Christ with those within the military. Lee immigrated to the United States when he was 20 years old to receive an education. While attending Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana, he felt the Lord call him to the chaplaincy in...
November 10, 2017
Many churches would love to serve veterans and soldiers, but feel ill-equipped or think they cannot do so because they’re not in a “military town.” Below are 12 practical ways churches can minister those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military:
November 10, 2017
On his first deployment, retired Brigadier General Chaplain Carlton Fisher recalls being shot at one night while out for a jog. In Afghanistan, he was near several firefights. At one point, insurgents launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a tower on the forward operating base where he was...
November 7, 2017 | Chaplaincy
SUTHERLAND—For the second time in one month, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) chaplains have had to respond to a mass shooting.
November 7, 2017
HURRICANE, W.V.—When God first called Bill Barker as a missionary to Appalachia in the spring of 2001, the veteran pastor of more than 30 years got down on his knees and prayed.
November 3, 2017
As far as disasters are concerned, 2017 will forever be known as “unprecedented.” Our nation has been impacted by three record-setting hurricanes, regionally pervasive wildfires and localized storms affecting numerous communities. The losses of life and property are more than statistics—they...
October 25, 2017
ATLANTA—During a panel discussion at the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) inaugural New Chaplain Orientation, four veteran chaplains described some of the criticism they received from other believers when they answered the call to chaplaincy. These chaplains recalled being told that they...
October 20, 2017
In the summer of 2016, college students from Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La., traveled to Chicago and Calgary to learn to live on mission. That experience not only changed the lives of the students, it had an inspirational impact on the church as well.