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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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  • She found healing & now directs pregnancy center

    by Chris Doyle/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- She left that meeting in 1993 discouraged.

    Carolyn Anson was told she was not ready to be a volunteer at the Crisis Pregnancy Center (now known as the Hope Pregnancy Center) because she needed healing from her past abortion experience. But, after reading an advertisement in the Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma, Anson would be on her way to not only find healing, but also help other post-abortive women. This eventually led to her new position as the director of Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC) North in Oklahoma City. Read More

  • Medical missions patient safety is nonprofit's aim

    by Laura Campbell, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    TAYLORS, S.C. (BP) -- While medical missions typically brings to mind images of impoverished people receiving medical treatment, a doctor and pharmacist are aiming to take it to the next level by bringing patient safety more clearly into the picture.

    Francis Nuthalapathy, a maternal-fetal medicine physician who is president of the nonprofit organization Omer Medical Logistics, said the idea originated with Roger Blackwell, a pharmacist and vice president of operations for the ministry. Read More

  • Bulldozer death in China draws Tiananmen comparison

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The bulldozer death of a Chinese house church member is being likened to the Tiananmen Square protester, still unidentified, who stood in front of a row of tanks during the 1989 uprising.

    Ding Cuimei was killed April 14 when she and her husband Li Jiangong stood in front of a bulldozer poised to destroy their home, where they had been hosting a house church in China's Henan Province. Read More

  • Boko Haram: After 2 years, Chibok girls 'all well'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CHIBOK, Nigeria (BP) -- Esther Yakubu has not seen her daughter Dorcas since Boko Haram kidnapped the girl with 275 classmates from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria two years ago, but Yakubu professes faith that the Lord is with her child.

    "I know that the angel of the Lord Almighty is with you, and He will continue to be with you wherever you are," Yakubu told the international Pathfinders Justice Initiative for women. "But I would like to advise you, wherever you are, please be strong in the Lord and He will see you through.... The Lord is your strength, and I have that hope in me that I will see you again and I will rejoice in the Lord Almighty." Read More

  • T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritage

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Emil Handke/SBTS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The legacy of the Protestant Reformation must endure in the doctrine and ministry of the church, speakers said at the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky., April 12-14.

    Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther ignited the Reformation in 1517, 10,000 attendees from 43 different countries and 20 denominations filled most of the KFC Yum! Center to hear preaching from Christian leaders typically identified with Reformed evangelicalism. More than 4,000 attendees self-identified as members of Southern Baptist churches. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Training for the souls of men

    by Paige Patterson, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Even more important than training for Special Ops or for life-saving surgery is training for the souls of men, Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes of the need for ministers to go to Bible school and/or seminary. Read More