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'You need an ophthalmologist? That would be me.'LESOTHO (BP) -- "We really need an ophthalmologist, one who specializes in disease of the eyes in children."
The request by missionary Teresa Flora was hard for pediatric ophthalmologist Dave Klink to ignore, since he had been praying about how the Lord might want him to serve. Read More
Chainsaw cross conveys hope after tornado onslaughtROWLETT, Texas (BP) -- Three weeks after Shane Pruitt was a guest preacher at Bellville First Baptist near Houston, one of its disaster relief teams assisted Pruitt's family in the wake of devastating tornadoes that swept through the metro Dallas area the day after Christmas.
Pruitt, who serves as director of missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, recounted that he was en route to a preaching engagement when his wife called to tell him that tornado sirens were going off in their Rowlett suburb. Read More
Angel Tree adopts new statement of faith policyASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- In a move that could cost the ministry an untold number of volunteers, Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program is requiring its coordinators to affirm its statement of faith. The requirement, which became official Jan. 1, is an effort to ensure theological alignment between volunteers and the program that, for 33 years, has delivered gifts and the Gospel to inmates and their children. Read More
Boko Haram remains 'resilient' after deadlineBORNO, Nigeria (BP) -- Boko Haram reportedly remains a strong threat in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries despite Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that military leaders have largely met his deadline to have defeated the group by the end of 2015. Read More
CP 1.26% ahead of last year through 1st quarter
NASHVILLE (BP)--Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's portion of the Cooperative Program are 1.26 percent ahead of the same time frame at the end of 2014 and 1.85 percent under the SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection for the year according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More
Christmas ban no surprise, Somali Christians say
NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Secret Christians in Somalia were not surprised by a sudden government ban on Christmas celebrations, but it did darken their plans, Christian leaders said. Read More