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South Asia Virtual Mission Trip for Future Missionaries

Explore God’s call to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Join IMB missionaries on a virtual mission trip to learn about lostness in South Asia and what it … more

Maranatha Ethiopian Christian Fellowship

The Lord has been good to Maranatha Ethiopian Christian Fellowship during this Covid time. We have been preaching, teaching and praying seven days a week twice a day. The services were by Zoom, … more

Litton joins California Baptists in migrant ministry on border

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BP) – After a week filled with vision-casting and preparation for the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim, SBC President Ed Litton spent time in hands-on ministry … more

Send Relief responds to Haiti crisis through local partners

A devastating 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on the morning of Aug. 14. The earthquake has destroyed tens of thousands of homes in Haiti, and hundreds of thousands of families were impacted by the … more

Jennifer Hudson: Their shared faith ‘definitely’ helped her depict Aretha Franklin in ‘Respect’

(RNS) — Singer Jennifer Hudson, who performed an Aretha Franklin song when she auditioned for “American Idol,” is now set to portray in a movie the woman whose career in some ways … more

Trusting God key to Florida church’s revitalization

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BP) – Leading a declining church through change and revitalization takes a sense of humor and lots of patience says Charles “Buddy” Parrish, pastor of First … more

David Jeremiah’s grandson carries on ministry legacy through video devotional series

LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) – As the grandson of a well-known minister, David Todd Jeremiah is eager to be part of carrying on his family’s ministry legacy. This is partly why he helps oversee … more

Bible Study: Praying through the pain

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult … more

CDC researcher Susan Hillis on how people of faith can support COVID orphans

(RNS) — Susan Hillis, a member of the COVID-19 International Task Force at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, remembers the phone call she received from a director of a … more

Humorist, author advises audiences to find reasons to laugh

Jeanne Robertson insists she’s not a comedian or a motivational speaker, and though she’s “definitely a Christian,” she doesn’t call herself a Christian speaker … more

Helping a child through a faith crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – And when your children shall say, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ you shall say…. (Exodus 12:26). Parents, you’d better be prepared. … more

At Tokyo Olympics, even faith events look different as COVID spikes.

(RNS) — It’s been dubbed the first “no-fun” Olympics. Athletes have been asked to eat alone and maintain distance in the dining hall at the Olympic Village in Tokyo, and … more

Getting to the Edge of Lostness

Matthew 24:14 records these words of our Lord: “This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will … more

Building a Home in Tijuana

Mission Trails Church has had the privilege of building homes in Tijuana and Rosarito for 9 of the last 10 years.  Amor Ministries (Amor.org) has been serving the poor in Mexico since 1980 by … more

Southern Baptist missionaries serving in Tokyo set for Summer Olympics

In spite of numerous setbacks related to the Summer Olympics, Southern Baptists in Japan are going for the gold as they seek to engage the Japanese with the gospel. The Tokyo Games, originally … more

Vacation Bible School Reflection

"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him." (Psalm 127:3). Children are a gift and as someone who recently had the opportunity to serve our kids ministry in VBS, I got to see how … more

Powerful Time at Children's Hospital

One of my favorite rides with Pastor Robert LeVea. We went to pray for a kid battling cancer. Hundreds of motorcycles were gathered. The kid looked out the window at all the bikes. Pastor … more

Count the Cost is Alive!

This past week over 50 pastors, leaders, and their wives from across California gathered at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla for a Count the Cost Summit. The purpose of the meeting was to reconnect … more

Summer Blast at Shadow Mountain Community Church

After a year of not having kids on site for Summer Blast, Shadow Mountain Community Church (SMCC) in El Cajon was excited to once again host their summer program on July 12 through July 16. Summer … more

Southern Baptist border ministries continue, prepare for possible migrant influx

El PASO, Texas (BP) – On July 7 the El Paso Baptist Association officially launched its migrant center at Scottsdale Baptist Church, the latest step in a history of migrant ministry in this … more
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