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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.
October 20, 2017 | Send Relief
When people started showing up at Iglesia Bautista Familia Santurce (Baptist Church of the Family Santurce) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, seeking food and water after Hurricane Maria, pastor Johnny Baez knew that he couldn’t just sit back and do nothing. “After Hurricane Maria,” Baez said, “people...
October 20, 2017 | Chaplaincy
LAS VEGAS—The people of North America are hurting. After a slew of natural disasters along the Gulf Coast and Florida panhandle and a shooting massacre in Las Vegas during a country concert, compassion and hope for a better tomorrow may seem like a distant dream.
October 20, 2017
On Thursday (Oct. 19), Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to the NAMB staff that the 2017 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) totaled an all-time high: $59,648,377. The offering beat the previous 2007 high by $185,096.
October 20, 2017 | Send Relief
NEW YORK—Devon Bartholomew had led mission trips before. But he had never seen a student association fund 20 students’ flights from their own budget—not until this year.
October 16, 2017
While I pastored, my church worked internationally among a Muslim people group in Central Asia. During training for short term mission trips, we required our members to read Thabiti Anyabwile’s book The Gospel for Muslims to prepare them to share their faith in a Muslim context.
October 13, 2017
SAN JUAN, PR (BP) — Three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Sam Porter estimates that one-third of the island has yet to receive much care or help. Porter, who serves as the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) national director for disaster relief, has been in Puerto Rico since...
October 12, 2017 | Send Relief
IMMOKALEE—Missions director, Lisa Call, shares about Ingleside Baptist Church’s experience serving with Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief in hurricane-battered Florida.