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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

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  • Collegians focus on Harvey victims over spring break

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

    HOUSTON (BP) -- Even after an EF-3 tornado -- one of 13 tornadoes to strike northern Alabama March 19 -- ripped through their college campus, tearing roofs off dorms, downing trees and damaging cars, Jacksonville State University students elected to remain in Houston to help hurricane victims rather than returning to assess their own damaged living spaces.

    It was not the spring break most expected. Then again, perhaps it was, at least in terms of mission and camaraderie. Read More

  • Ky. lawmakers pass adoption, foster care bill

    by Tom Latek/Kentucky Today, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Peter Fitzgerald, via Wikimedia Commons
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Senate unanimously passed the top House priority, a comprehensive adoption and foster care reform bill that changes the way foster care and adoption are handled in the state to better benefit children.

    Later Monday night (April 2), the House concurred on a 90-1 vote to send the measure to the desk of Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature to make it law. Read More

  • National CP 4.90% ahead of mid-year projection

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.90 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and 2.40 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, executive vice president of the SBC Executive Committee. Read More

  • Christian col. suspended for marriage view wins appeal

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

    ARLINGTON, Va. (BP) -- A U.S. Air Force colonel and devout Christian suspended and denied promotion after refusing to affirm same-sex marriage has won a legal appeal to reverse the disciplinary actions against him.

    Col. Leland Bohannon was restored today (April 3) to his military position and good standing, the Air Force Review Boards Agency announced Monday. Before Bohannon was disciplined in August 2017 for refusing to sign a certificate of spouse appreciation for a retiring officer in a same-sex marriage, Bohannon was due a promotion to brigadier general. Read More

  • La. church 'conduit for what God gives us'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Fairview Baptist Church
    COUSHATTA, La. -- The Cooperative Program came up during last month's meeting of the missions committee at Fairview Baptist Church in Coushatta.

    The group was discussing a parachurch sports ministry Fairview Coushatta has financially assisted for several years. When a person raised a question about the amount necessary for assistance, pastor Matt Endris took the opportunity to show some of the benefits of Cooperative Program giving. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: WMU aids Nicaraguan safe house; BGR clean water campaign underway; Point of Grace's 2nd LifeWay album released

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- After Tropical Storm Nate pummeled a safe house for girls in Nicaragua, a HEART Fund grant (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) is helping the ministry in offering crisis care to its neighbors.

    The $2,500 gift from the WMU Foundation couldn't have come at a better time, said Landa Carnes, a missionary serving at Emmanuel Home of Protection, a ministry of Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Less me. More Him.

    by Rhonda Rhea, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Rhonda Rhea reflects on her yearning "to see God do more … in me and through me," knowing that it likely will stretch beyond her comfort zone into serving at the "thorny places" of life. Read More